Headlines: Tamyra Gray Joins Into the Woods, Laine Hardy Talks Romance

Tamyra Gray, Rebecca Spencer Join Cast of Hollywood Bowl Into the Woods – Tamyra Gray and Rebecca Spencer have joined the cast for the Hollywood Bowl’s summer production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Into the Woods, to be presented July 26–28. Gray, most recently on Broadway in the revival of Once On This Island, will play Granny/Cinderella’s Mother, and Jekyll and Hyde alum Spencer has been cast as Jack’s Mother. – Read more at Playbill

Cody Alan Leads CMT in Nashville’s Pride Parade – According to the Tennessean, the event attracted approximately 10,000 spectators to watch marchers make their way down Lower Broadway starting 8th Avenue in what went down as the city’s largest Pride Parade in years. CMT’s involvement in Saturday’s festivities wrapped with a brunch co-sponsored by Universal Music Group, CAA, Veva Sound and Open Play. Mickey Guyton, Kellie Pickler, Harper Grae, Ruthie Collins and Natalie Stovall were among the artists who joined CMT’s festivities. – Read more at CMT.com

‘American Idol’s Laine Hardy Reveals Why He’s Not Dating Right Now: Plus, Plans For New Music & More – Since Laine has been chasing a career in music for quite some time now, he already has a number of songs under his belt, but he said he plans to leave those in the past as he embarks on what’s to come. “My older songs are there from me experimenting with my fans before,” he explained. “I was still trying to figure out who I was as an artist and experimenting with all different kinds of songs. Eventually, I’ll get it right. [With] my album or next single, I don’t know what to expect, really. It’s going to be cool. I’m going to put a lot of my influence into it and see what comes out of it.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

Moriah Formica, Madison VanDenburg are singers in sync – Moriah Formica and Madison VanDenburg are both products of Shaker High School. They both scored fame and accolades on a popular network singing competition — Formica making it to the top 20 on “The Voice” in late 2017, VanDenburg hitting the top three on “American Idol” this past May. They both turned 17 on their respective shows. They both have brown eyes and brown hair, and, well, they’re both short. They’ve both been mistaken for the other. And, on Friday, they’ll both be performing the Times Union Center, sharing the bill in with special guest Delaney Silvernell – a Queensbury native who appeared on “The Voice” last November — in a celebration of local gals done good that, they say, might be just a little more daunting if they had to go it alone. And while neither took the top prize, that’s okay. In a way, not winning yields more freedom. “Now you can do whatever you want,” Formica tells VanDenburg. “Yeah. Exactly,” VanDenburg replies. “You’re not – ,” Formica begins. “—bound to a contract,” VanDenburg finishes. “Even if the contract wasn’t bad. But even so, now I can seek out my own management and my own label.” – Read more at Albany Times Union

American Idol winner, Maddie Poppe, spills the tea on her ‘Whirlwind’ life – “I saw the card with my name on it before he announced it,” Poppe said. “It was like this big how could I not see that?” “But anyways when he really like announced my name, when it happened it was like I couldn’t believe it. I guess I kinda had a flashback of every hard time on the show and every time I thought I couldn’t do it or anytime I heard no and it was just kind of like man I can’t believe I can do this,” she said. – Read more at Seattle Refined

Comin in Hot – An Interview with Adam Lambert – Comin in Hot – KALTBLUT: It’s been 4 years since your last release. How excited are you about your new album, Velvet? Adam Lambert: Oh my God, I feel like it’s been a baby incubating. I feel like a mother with triplets and I’m like “Get the f* out!” I’m excited. It feels very authentic. It took a while but the reason is that I wanted to make sure that everything felt real. I thought this is my lane and I wanted a project that felt very cohesive where everything fits together very nicely. And it does. – Read more at Kaltblut

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Gabby Barrett: From American Idol to Country-Topping Super Star! – You were in the top 3 of the 16th season of American Idol. What did being on this hit show teach you about the entertainment world and life? Barrett: Being on the show taught me some very valuable things that I will take with me for the rest of my career. Viewers at home see kids performing on stage and think it looks easy, but there is SO much that goes on off camera. It was an emotional roller coaster. I realized that, no matter how prepared you are, you will still have challenges. – Read more at Inspiring Lives Magazine

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