Idol Headlines for 7/6/14

The last 10 acts perform on Rising Star tonight at 9ET/PT on ABC. Next week, the series cuts back to an hour as the “duels” begin.

Also, it’s another episode of Big Brother 16. Join the discussion as Krista recaps! 8/7c PM CBS.

Running down her dreams – “I’ve been blessed,” Pickler said of her music career, the people in her life and her philanthropic endeavors. “I knew what my passion was, I ran after it, chased it down and I caught it.” Pickler, a North Carolina native, was only 19 when she auditioned for the fifth season of “American Idol” in Greensboro. – Read more at

X Factor judge Simon Cowell to be sued for first time by humiliated show reject – AN X Factor contestant who claims he was set up as this year’s “joke act” has become the first to sue the show. Adam Miller claims bosses tricked him into singing for the judges so they could humiliate him in a bid to boost ratings. The 27-year-old, who previously appeared on Britain’s Got Talent, did not apply for The X Factor but says researchers bombarded him with tweets and phone calls for weeks, ­promising to make him the new Rylan Clark. But at the Manchester auditions two weeks ago he says they sniggered as Cowell shouted: “Why did you apply for the show? You can’t sing! I’m sick of your sh*t, get off my stage.” – Read more at

Glee star Chris Colfer visits Miami’s Books & Books with ‘Land of Stories’ – For instance, the experience of being an unknown kid shooting into fame on TV shaped the portrayal of Cinderella. “Everyone refers to her story as a Cinderella story, but when she got to be queen and had to win over the kingdom she found out it was not all it was cracked up to be,” Colfer says. Although he refused to write an autobiography, Colfer says there’s plenty of personal history in his fantasy. “Alex is my bookworm smart side, and Connor is my sarcastic, smart-aleck side,” he says. “The evil enchantress in the second book is me, and a lot of her past relationships are based on relationships I had.” His closeness to his grandmother means that grandmothers play an important role in the series, from the raucous Mother Goose to the benign but powerful Fairy Godmother. – Read more at Miami Herald

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