Hey Kids! X Factor UK begins TODAY. Watch for a post from Mataja. It airs on ITV at 8/7c GMT, 3 ET. She’ll have instructions on how to live stream. Personally, I download the Hola extension for my Chrome browser and watch it live at ITV.com.
Rock Against Trafficking Founder Gary Miller Hopes to Launch at the Grammys – American Idol season 7 winner, David Cook will appear on an upcoming Police tribute to support Rock Against Trafficking. David has already recorded “Message in a Bottle.” Other artists include Heart, Julian Lennon and En Vogue. “The idea is to do something like a big Rock Against Trafficking party around Grammy Week,” Gary Miller, the record producer and musician who started the organization to raise awareness of the global slave trade, tells Billboard. “What I would love to do is perform at the Grammys, maybe a medley of a couple of songs and maybe have the Police come on as well. We’re going to do everything we possibly can to approach the Grammys and say, ‘Look, if I can get all the acts together, can we do something?’ ” – Read more at Billboard
Jena Irene Meets Jeffrey Gutt
Jeffrey was a contestant on X Factor US seasons 2 and 3. Jena is playing a local Detroit arts festival
— Jena Irene Asciutto (@JenaAsciutto1) August 30, 2014
Jordin Sparks: I Can’t Wait to Be Mrs. Jason Derulo – “I was born into a football family,” Sparks told ABC News, adding that her father played pro ball in the NFL for the Giants and Cowboys. “This is not just a guy’s sport. Women can have fun and love watching too.” With that in mind, Sparks, 24, was just recently named NFL Women’s Apparel Brand Ambassador and couldn’t be more excited about the honor. “I love the sport, you don’t have to twist my arm,” she told the NFL when they asked her to take part. “Sports is something that me and my family always bond over. We get together and watch the games and nana [her grandmother] will make Sunday lunch. We’ll eat and watch the games.” – Read more at ABC News
Daughtry’s baptized into the new ways of the music biz – Don’t try to figure out the music business, Chris Daughtry says. “It’s always evolving.” Since his appearance on “American Idol” in 2006 and the formation of his band Daughtry, “there have been huge changes. And there were huge changes back in 2002. As an artist, you just have to embrace them. You can’t fight them.” Thanks to the Internet, fans happily listen to favorite songs on Spotify or Pandora. “They don’t feel a need to buy the album…and that’s a tough nut to swallow,” Daughtry says. – Read more at Sioux City Journal
CeeLo Green Cops Plea in Ecstasy Case … Problem with Accuser’s Story – CeeLo Green just pled no contest in the case where a woman accused him of slipping her ecstasy … and the plea allows him to maintain his innocence. The no contest plea is a felony … but the plea allows him to maintain his innocence. CeeLo must perform 360 hours of community service at the MusiCares Foundation of the Recording Academy and attend 52 AA meetings with a private therapist. He’s also on probation for 3 years.- Read more at TMZ
Donny of ‘Big Brother’ says ‘Team America voted me out’ – EW: Do you feel like Team America members Derrick and Frankie abandoned you?
DONNY: 100%. To know that America voted for the three of us together, should have told us we should work together. That was a little bit of outside information that America liked us and wanted us to work together. I understand making it to final three might have been impractical, but I think we should have gone further together as a team. I know they could have swayed the votes to save me. Basically Team America voted me out. EW: Who do you think at this point is running the house? DONNY: I think Frankie, Derrick and Christine, with Frankie being the main leader. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly