Idol Headlines for 8/20/14

Tonight, on So You Think You Can Dance, The Top 6 perform, the Top 4 are chosen! Mac live blogs at 8/7c PM FOX.

The last 5 acts are sent to the Semi-Final Round on America’s Got Talent. Eric A. live blogs the results at 9/8c PM.

On Big Brother: Zingbot pays a visit, with help from Kathy Griffin. It’s The Power of Veto–which houseguest will wind up on the block? Read Krista’s recap and join the discussion 8/7c PM CBS

Billy Crystal to Present Robin Williams Tribute at Emmys – Billy Crystal will present a tribute to Robin Williams at Monday’s Emmy Awards, executive producer Don Mischer said Tuesday. Sara Bareilles will handle the In Memoriam musical duties. Following Williams’ suicide, during a show at the Greek Theatre, Bareilles dedicated her song “Hercules” to his memory and family. Last week, Mischer said that the 66th annual Emmy Awards will remember Williams with a “proper and meaningful remembrance.” – Read more at The Wrap

Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Rob Lowe, Jennifer Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer on Sept. 5 – They are among the stars slated to appear on “Stand Up to Cancer,” the hour-long telethon set to air Sept. 5 on 31 broadcast and cable networks simultaneously. Other celebrity participants announced Wednesday include Pierce Brosnan, Rob Lowe, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Eric Stonestreet and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Rather than the stars staffing phone banks as they have on past “Stand Up to Cancer” telethons, they’ll be contacting with viewers by phone and online through Facebook and other platforms from a “digital lounge” hosted by Katie Couric. Fans can sign up for the “We’re Calling You” initiative beginning Wednesday at – Read more at

Josh Kaufman joins Circle of Lights lineup – Josh Kaufman will join opera star Angela Brown as a headliner for the 52nd edition of Circle of Lights on Monument Circle. The Nov. 28 show also features entertainers chosen through auditions. The first auditions will be 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4 at the Electrical Training Institute, 1751 S. Lawndale Ave. Final auditions for round one will be 4 to 8 p.m. at IBEW Local 481 Hall, 1828 N. Meridian St. – Read more at

AMERICAN IDOL FINALIST JARED COTTER JOINS THE DAILY BUZZ – Jared Cotter charmed viewers with his winning combination of charisma, humor and great voice singing nightly for an audience of 35 million on American Idol (season 6). Now he brings that same mass appeal and style to the nationally syndicated The Daily Buzz morning news program that airs in over 165 TV markets across the United States. Jared will be joining the energetic and incredibly charismatic Jessica Reyes bringing freshness and new vibe to the show. Jessica, as a veteran of the show, sees herself as an inspiration to young Latinas who are chasing their dreams just as she is. – Read more at

Adam Lambert Attends Lady Gaga Show in Perth

Adam Lambert accompanied Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor to the Lady Gaga show in Perth, Australia where Adam and Queen are gearing up for the beginning of a down-under mini-tour.

Gaga instagrammed a photo of herself with Brian and posted, “Me and Brian May from QUEEN. They came tonight to the artRAVE and I’m so PROUD of Adam Lambert singing with them. Made me cry during Dope when I saw them all sitting there. I thought about Freddie.”

Adam, instagrammed a photo of all 4 together. He tweeted Gaga from the audience, “.@ladygaga I’m here girl! I wanted a birds eye view ;) you’re killin it!”


CMA Songwriting: Chats with Bob DiPiero, Carrie Underwood, Easton Corbin, Kix Brooks, Chris Young, Ronnie Milsap & Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman – Carrie Underwood: I love it when the writers of a song that I sing tell a story about the song that I didn’t know before. Some special moment that happened while they were writing the song, or something that gave them the idea, or what certain lines and phrases mean to them. When I sing a song that I didn’t write, I relate to it in my own way, but sometimes the writer will say something that makes me look at the song a different way. I like that. – Read more at Huffington

The Voice 2 Alum, RaeLynn Will Make Opry Debut

The Voice 2 alum, RaeLynn, who is currently signed to Republic Records, and just released her single “God Made Girls,” will make her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on September 26th. She posted a video of herself receiving the invite via Facebook.


Jennifer Hudson’s Half-Brother Arrested in Stabbing – Jennifer Hudson’s half-brother Stephen Angelo Simpson was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 19, after repeatedly stabbing a man overnight Monday, according to Van Buren County’s local CBS affiliate WWMT.
The incident occurred at the apartment of Simpson’s estranged wife, and involved her current boyfriend. Simpson reportedly barged into the home and stabbed the victim, the boyfriend, repeatedly in the face. – Read more at US

‘Canadian Idol’ Contestant Acquitted of Terrorism – A former Canadian Idol contestant was acquitted on Tuesday (Aug. 19) of conspiring to facilitate terrorism, with the judge finding insufficient evidence that he intended to join a plot. Khurram Syed Sher, an Ontario doctor whose 2010 arrest got international attention because of his appearance on the show, had pleaded not guilty to the charges. Prosecutors had accused Sher of agreeing with two other men to raise money, send cash abroad, take paramilitary training, make and use explosives, and scout targets in Canada. Superior Court Justice Charles Hackland said that while Sher probably harbored jihadist sympathies, he was not convinced the doctor genuinely intended to join a conspiracy. Sher appeared on the singing-contest show in 2008, singing a comical version of Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.” – Read more at

Ryan Seacrest on Marriage: ‘I Want What My Mom and Dad Have’ – There are those who are in denial about turning 40. Then there’s Ryan Seacrest, who’s opting to look the landmark square in the eye. His upcoming milestone birthday in December “is a turning point number where you go, ‘Wait, you’ve got to grow up a little bit,’ ” the American Idol host tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview at his sprawling Beverly Hills home. “I’m actually embracing it!” “Until recently, I felt I shouldn’t ever have a day off and felt guilty going on vacation,” says the Emmy winner. “That was pressure I put on myself. I’ve gotten a little more relaxed as I approach 40.” – Read more at People

Travis Wall of ‘SYTYCD’ Dances to the Tune of Success – Breakfast with Travis Wall is like meeting a unicorn, I was told that the mythical, magical creature didn’t exist and yet I am faced with a young man who is simply not from this world. He is honest, unfiltered, gracious and wise far beyond his years with a knack for making the moment special simply because it is all about the moment. Having just realized his fourth Emmy Nomination for “Outstanding Choreography” for his cutting-edge work on the hit FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance,” He represents a bright future where limits of time, space and in his case even gravity need not apply. – Read more at Huffington Post

Simon Cowell gets ‘lovey-dovey’ with Lauren Silverman in Sardinia – Cowell and Silverman were spotted playing up their “ X Factor” again at Cipriani in Sardinia on Tuesday, with onlookers saying, “They were so lovey-dovey that some remarked they should get back on their boat.” – Read more at Page 6

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