One of the biggest mysteries of the 2014 American Idol summer tour was the absence of country singer DexterRoberts.
Outside of an official statement from the tour in early July announcing that he was released from his contractual obligations, not much else has been said. Fellow Alabama Idols Jess Meuse and CJ Harris revealed a short time later that Roberts was ill.
Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illnesses at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause.
Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulance services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, located about 35 miles southwest of Boston.
'FALLING' RISING: Paul McDonald met actress Nikki Reed at a movie premiere while he was competing on season 10 of American Idol. They fell in love and were married on Oct. 16, 2011. A little over a year later they released an EP of duets, The Best Part, which peaked at No. 28 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 25 on Top Folk Albums.
Back in March, when the Queen + Adam Lambert tour was first announced, Adam Lambert sat in the front lobby of Madison Square Garden and told reporters that playing the famed arena was a dream of his.
On July 17, Lambert's dream came true as he stood in front of a packed house (which included View host Whoopi Goldberg), stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury on a summer night that Queen guitarist Brian May said was filled with "magic."
When the American Idol Live! 2014 tour touched down at The MAC at Momouth University in West Long Branch New Jersey Tuesday night, it was minus a back-up band and seventh-place finisher DexterRoberts, who has been out with an unknown illness since July 1 and will not be continuing on the tour.
'HOPE' IN FRONT: When Danny Gokey competed on American Idol, he was pulled aside by one of the season eight mentors, Randy Travis. Travis, a country superstar, made a strong suggestion that Gokey should consider a career in country music — that country was missing the soul in Gokey's voice. Shortly after the season finale, Gokey signed with Sony Music in Nashville. His debut release, My Best Days, peaked at No. 3 on Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Is CalebJohnson the JackWhite of AmericanIdol? The season 13 winner will release his new album, Testify, on August 12, marking the fastest turnaround in Idol history (the album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes).
BBC America's mysterious dramaIntruders is making its way to television later this summer.
From writer/executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files), the scripted series centers on a secret society devoted to chasing immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others and will launch Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series is based on the Michael Marshall Smith novel The Intruders, and John Simm, Mira Sorvino, James Frain, Tory Kittles and Millie Bobby Brown star.
Every fall, millions of viewers huddle around their television sets, indulge in chicken wings and popcorn, and tune into Sunday Night Football. Carrie Underwood is one of them.
After performing a sassy rendition of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" to open last year's show, Underwood is back to kick off the 2014 season of NBC's Sunday Night Football and, she tells The Hollywood Reporter, it promises to be one giant party.
American Idol's twelfth season may have gone down in the history books as difficult, but former judge Nicki Minaj showed her loyalty by bringing seventh place finisher Burnell Taylor onstage at Sunday night's Black Entertainment Television network awards.