Headlines: Sacred Riana Anthology Series, Lauren Alaina Met DWTS Partner

The Sacred Riana Gets Asian Horror Anthology Series – Indonesian magician and illusionist the Sacred Riana left America’s Got Talent fans spellbound with her run to the quarterfinals, and her videos have attracted hundreds of millions of viewers across YouTube and Facebook. Now the 27-year-old is getting a show of her own, thanks to a collaboration between Fremantle and Wahana Kreator Nusantara. “The Sacred Riana: Bedtime Stories is an English-language, Asian horror anthology series set around the continent and inspired by folklore and urban legends,” the companies said in a joint statement released Tuesday. “Each self-contained, stand-alone episode has a unique cast and storyline, delivering Asian horror to a worldwide audience.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Lauren Alaina Meets her Dancing with the Stars Partner – American Idol alum Lauren Alaina is competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. She announced to fans on twitter that she met her pro partner today. The pairings won’t be OFFICIALLY revealed until DWTS premieres on September 16. But count on spoilers, for sure.

Hotstar: Scarypoolparty Makes A Touring Splash Post-‘Idol’ –  “We purposefully started out small, with only six high-profile market shows in alternative-leaning clubs (300 capacity on average), and we announced those shows the day after the ‘American Idol’ finale,” UTA’s Jbeau Lewis, part of the team of agents representing Scarypoolparty, tells Pollstar. “Given that Alejandro was performing original material every week and the level of his fans’ engagement throughout the television show, we were very confident the business would be strong. When we saw how quickly those initial shows sold out, we began booking more shows in larger-capacity venues, and the momentum is continuing to grow and intensify.” (I suspect Alejandro’s bookers deliberately booked small venues they knew would sell out in order to generate interest. True story: A PR person reached out to me and asked if I’d cover the sellouts.) – Read more at Pollstar

Go Away With … David Archuleta – One time visiting Honduras as a family with the Lisa Lopes Foundation, we went to the mountains and swam in the river. My little sister can get too adventurous sometimes and went too far off. The current started taking her off and we thought she was going to be swept away. Luckily, a young local Honduran man ran up and knew where he could grab her. It was a great trip, but that memory was pretty scary for all of us. We’re grateful that young guy caught her in the nick of time. – Read more at Chicago Tribune

‘American Idol’ auditions in Las Vegas – “American Idol” was in Las Vegas Monday looking for singers to compete in its upcoming 2020 season. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal) – See the video at Las-Vegas Review Journal

Fledglings: A New Monday with Cassadee Pope – I’ve landed in an authentic spot. Now, I look at myself solely as country, with pop and rock influences. My style is dark roots in my hair, wearing sporty or wild clothes, mixing a little leather and lace. In my new songs, I’m vulnerable but try to be strong and stand up for myself. That translates to my fashion. – Read more at Flamingo Mag.com


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