Headlines: Kelly Clarkson Tapped for Power of Women, SNL New Cast Members

Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Patty Jenkins, Kelly Clarkson to Be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women – Variety has announced the honorees for the annual Power of Women luncheon, which will take place October 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons. This years event honors Priyanka Chopra (UNICEF), Kelly Clarkson (XQ Institute), Patty Jenkins (Anti-Recidivism Coalition), Michelle Pfeiffer (Environmental Working Group), and Octavia Spencer (City Year). – Read more at Variety.com

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ ADDS THREE CAST MEMBERS FOR 43RD SEASON – NBC’s iconic late-night franchise “Saturday Night Live” will begin its 43rd season with three new cast members: Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd, who will join the Sept. 30 season premiere as featured players. – Via NBCumv

American Idol Star Jessica Meuse Performs With Rock Legends To Raise Funds for Music Education – On Sunday, October 29th, nonprofit Safety Harbor Kids (SHK) will celebrate their 10th Annual Concert Fundraiser to support music education programs for orphans, foster, and homeless children. Hosted by Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai, California, “Topa Rocks” will include music by an all-star band featuring Robby Krieger of The Doors, Chicago co-founder/drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Danny Seraphine, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, Jessica Meuse, and others. – Read more at EINNews.com

Jessica Meuse Meets Up with a Few Old Friends

Haley Reinhart – What’s That Sound? (Album Trailer)

Chasing Dreams with American Idol Winner Kris Allen – Episode 213 of The Action Catalyst Podcast – My dream was so big, I didn’t know how to move towards it. I was surprised at the results every round. All the time I spent playing in my room and in bars prepared me for the show. I am incredibly lucky and blessed that this happened to me. I do not take winning American Idol for granted. My time on the show felt incredibly surreal. When Ryan announced my name, I knew life was going to change. Listen to the Podcast at RoyVaden.com

‘American Idol’ winner samples South Dakota cuisine on ‘State Plate’ show – When the producers of “State Plate” started calling, Russell thought it was a joke. The show had found an article about his asparagus hobby in “South Dakota Magazine” and felt it fit their mission perfectly. Hicks said he loved the wild asparagus so much it might be his favorite dish since starting the show. “I thought it was fascinating that you could find fresh asparagus on any roadside pretty much, and how people are the keepers of the asparagus,” he said. – Read more at Argus Leader

Formerly Paralyzed DWTS Star Victoria Arlen: ‘Just Living Seemed Unobtainable for a Long Time’ – “With everything that I’ve gone through, just living seemed unobtainable for a long time,” Arlen, 22, told reporters after Monday’s episode of DWTS. “So to be here is just such a gift.” “We want to go out and spread joy and spread light and spread love and help the other Victorias out there that might be going through something,” she said. “Just to hear that people are finding that joy is really an honor.” – Read more at People

Debbie & Alan DWTS 25 Exit Interview – GMA

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