Idol Headlines for 7/19/13

The American Idol Live tour begins in Kent Washington, tonight.

Jessica Sanchez presented at the Premios Juventud Beach Bash last night. Check out a photo the singer tweeted before she arrived at the event:

Scotty McCreery To Perform His First USO Concert – Scotty McCreery is set to put on a FREE, exclusive USO concert for troops and military families at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota July 24th. This will be McCreery’s first USO concert. – Read more at CountryMusicIsLove

‘Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino eyes return to Broadway in Duke Ellington show ‘After Midnight’ – NEW YORK — Grammy Award-winner Fantasia Barrino will star in the Broadway-bound “After Midnight,” a musical revue celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the famous Cotton Club nightclub in Harlem. Producers said Thursday that Barrino, last seen on Broadway in “The Color Purple,” will be their first guest star in the show. Performances start Oct. 18, with an official opening night set for Nov. 3. Barrino ends her run Feb. 9. – Read more at The Washington Post

Fifth Harmony – Normani: The Dream Begins

See Heather Morris’s Beautiful Beach Bump – As she bids farewell to the halls of McKinley High, actress Heather Morris — Glee‘s good-natured Cheerios cheerleader, Brittany S. Pierce — is gearing up for her next role: motherhood. Morris, 26, and her boyfriend Taylor Hubbell are currently expecting their first child together, and to make the memories last, the mom-to-be enlisted the help of Amy & Jordan Photography. – Read more at Celebrity Babies

Mark Salling State Farm is ‘Despicable’ – Mark Salling doesn’t buy that State Farm is like a good neighbor …. he’s suing the insurance company, claiming its refusal to cover him against sexual battery allegations is “despicable” and “malicious.” TMZ broke the story … Salling was sued by a woman who claims on one occasion when she was dating the “Glee” star … she insisted that he wear a condom during sex but he refused and forcibly had unprotected sex. – Read more at TMZ

Cory Monteith Death: The Dark, Nasty Underbelly of Vancouver – VANCOUVER – A fatal mix of heroin and alcohol killed Glee star Cory Monteith in a Vancouver hotel room overlooking Coal Harbour on July 14. But nearby on East Cordova Street, in the city’s grimy downtown eastside neighborhood, those aren’t the only drugs of choice. “Lysol, rubbing alcohol, shoe polish — they’re cheaper than heroin and crack,” says a front-line worker from the Carnegie Outreach Program, who, along with a colleague, navigates a modern-day Bedlam of junkies, pimps and crack-addicted prostitutes like triage nurses on a battlefield. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Demi Lovato: Cory Monteith Didn’t Have a ‘Choice’ When It Came to His Drug Abuse – “All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction,” she told PEOPLE Wednesday. “He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease.” – Read more at US Magazine

‘Big Brother 15’s’ Jeremy McGuire: Spencer ‘is a coward in my eyes’ – Who do you think is the weakest player in the house? “Weakest, as in the one that’s going home next? Or weakest, as in a coward? I would have to say Spencer and Howard are the weakest, but I think that Aaryn might be the one going home next.” We meant more weakest game play. “Probably Spencer. It’d be a big toss up between Spencer and Aaryn for sure. He is a coward in my eyes. He had a good thing going and he backed out of it just because he was scared of the MVP and what they would do. He’s not very physically athletic in any of the competitions and a lot of people in the house don’t like him right now, so it’s not looking good for him.” – Read more at Zap2it

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