Headlines: Maddie Poppe Cancels Free Concert, Taylor Hicks State Plate Premiere Date

Maddie Poppe’s free summer concert in Iowa canceled Due to American Idol Contractual Obligations

Iowa’s “American Idol” winner Maddie Poppe confirmed Tuesday that, due to contractual obligations, she won’t be performing a free concert in Cedar Rapids next month. Part of the city’s Market After Dark concert series, the performance was set to take place Aug. 25. Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance booked Poppe prior to the Clarksville native winning the popular reality television show in May. – Read more at Des Moines Register

INSP Announces Premiere Date for 3rd Season of its Taylor Hicks Hosted Culinary-Travel Series “State Plate” – General entertainment television network INSP has set the premiere date for the third season of its popular original culinary-travel series State Plate. The new season will bow on Monday, September 24th in a new timeslot: 12:00PM ET. Hosted by former American Idol winner, musician, and restauranteur Taylor Hicks, State Plate takes viewers on a tour of the most iconic foods across the country. The announcement was made by Doug Butts, SVP of Programming for INSP. “For three years Taylor has been on a mission to highlight the most iconic foods in all 50 states, and at the conclusion of season 3, he will have done exactly that,” said Butts. “From the preparation of Cioppino fish stew on the California coast to the anticipation of a big lobster catch in Maine, Taylor has taken our viewers on a culinary journey of more than 250 foods. It has been both entertaining and informative.” – Read more at GlobeNewsWire

Katharine McPhee Returns to Broadway’s Waitress Following Father’s Death

Katharine McPhee returned to Broadway’s Waitress after the death of her father Daniel.

American Idol Auditions Pep Talk with the Top 7 – American Idol on ABC

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Daughtry ready to rock at Auditorium Theatre – “If it’s anything like we’ve done before, then it’s not good enough for the record,” Daughtry says, “If you look at the groups doing it for 20-plus years, they were always changing their style, testing the water, going off the rails from what people expected,” says Daughtry. “Zeppelin, Elton, Prince, they never did the same record twice. So, there’s always that effort to push yourself as an artist, but I never want to abandon that sense of melody and sense of something that people can grab onto, whether it conjures up memories or helps them through a tough time. That’s what I love about music, when it makes me feel something.” – Read more at Democrat and Chronicle

‘The Bachelorette: Men Tell All’ Reunion Avoids Off-Air Controversies – The Hollywood Reporter attended the recent taping of the Bachelorette: Men Tell All reunion episode in Los Angeles, which reunited Kufrin with her exes and will air on July 30. All of the notable contestants who were eliminated were in attendance — except for Adim. The contestants who are still in the running — Yrigoyen and Horstmann — are also never present. With both Yrigoyen and Adim absent, the reunion steered clear of the off-air controversies and instead focused on the drama that viewers have seen unfold on the cycle, which has been gaining in viewers in later weeks. In their absence, veteran franchise host Chris Harrison wanted to make one distinction clear. “I want to be very careful about people that put Garrett and Lincoln in the same sentence because they do not belong in the same sentence,” Harrison told THR after the taping. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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