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La’Porsha Renae Opens Up About ‘Already All Ready’ and Lessons Learned on ‘American Idol’ – Well, the first time I auditioned I was just trying to, I guess, just trying out something new and I knew I wanted to sing but it really didn’t hold any weight. The second time I auditioned, it was a little bit different and I had a different reason. I was auditioning to provide for my daughter so it was really different than the first time. I think it was better, yeah. Read more at Pop Crush

Kellie Pickler to Present New Artist Award at the ACMs

Adam Lambert Puts His Tattoos on Display in a Tank Top – Adam Lambert carries his shopping bag while leaving Healthy Spot after picking up some groceries on Thursday afternoon (March 30) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 35-year-old singer put his tattoos on display in a tank top while running his errands. – See the photos at Just Jared

Christian pop artist Danny Gokey: ‘I was a late bloomer’ before going on ‘American Idol’ – I think — I think that’s a loaded question. I think we do a great job reaching people of faith. For myself, one of the things I want to do is reach people who don’t have our faith. We should break down walls. A lot of the time, the mind sets up a wall, but music can go beyond the wall and get into the heart. It has that ability. I’ve always wanted to transcend the barricades we all put up. This is quote-unquote this kind of music, and that is another kind. But really in general we all need that message of hope, we all love entertainment. I’ve always wanted to use music as a common ground. I still want to reach them even if they’re not Christian. There’s more that unites us than divides us. So I do think Christian artists do a good job inside their group, so to speak. I would love to see us relate more with those who’d never set foot in a church.They still need hope, a message that will inspire. – Read more at News-Leader

Clay Aiken Celebrates North Carolina Overturning Controversial HB2 ‘Bathroom Bill’ – Clay Aiken voiced his support for a deal North Carolina lawmakers reached on Thursday (March 30) to repeal the state’s controversial HB2 “bathroom bill” that limited transgender peoples’ rights to use restrooms matching their gender identity. “Never underestimate the power of college basketball in the state of #NC – So long #HB2 #HB2Repeal,” Aiken tweeted after the state’s House passed the bill 70-48 and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed it into law. – Read more at Billboard

Dreamgirls duo! Jennifer Hudson meets up with Amber Riley as her Effie White character backstage in London – Jennifer Hudson teamed up backstage with Amber Riley on Thursday in a union of film and stage Dreamgirls stars. The 35-year-old Chicago native won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Effie Smith in the 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls. Amber, 31, began playing Effie in November 2016 in the West End debut of the production at The Savoy Theatre. – Read more at the Daily Mail

David Ross talks ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and that bedazzled Cubs uniform – Ross and partner Lindsay Arnold are set to perform a jazz-style dance to 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” as part of the ABC series’ Vegas night. The Cubs special assistant to baseball operations spoke to the Tribune about his time in the competition from Arizona, where he was visiting the team during spring training. “I was in the dugout the other day, and they were asking me all about what’s it like,” Ross said. “It’s weird, I wanted to talk baseball — I hadn’t been around the guys in a long time — and they wanted to talk dancing.” – Read more at the Chicago Tribune

Dancing with the Stars: Julianne Hough Picks Her Favorites to Win It All – Just the fact that Julianne Hough, Dancing with the Stars’ ebullient judge and former contestant on the pro side, has the time to hop on the phone to answer some questions is an impressive feat. Besides her role as peace keeper and motivator on ABC’s dancing competition show, Hough is embarking on a full country-wide tour with her brother Derek and flying between the stops and the Los Angeles sound stage where DWTS films each week. TVGuide.com spoke to Hough about the tour, what’s going on between Bonner and Sharna, and who she thinks has the right stuff to be this season’s champion. – Read more at TV Guide

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