The auction will support Camp Rainbow Gold, an organization that focuses on providing meaningful experiences to children with cancer and their families. At the time of writing, the audition has already reached $16,800! Place your bids as the auction is set to close Monday, June 22, 2020 and the virtual date will take place the week of July 6, 2020.
American Idol is back in Spring 2022 for a historic 20th season.
The show includes iconic judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, and is hosted by Ryan Seacrest. This is American Idol's 5th season on ABC after its run on its original network Fox from 2002-2016. For season four, singer songwriter Chayce Beckham was chosen as the winner by audiences.
As always, the new season will begin with nationwide auditions and kick off into Hollywood Week. The initial round of auditions are called "Idol Across America", where hopeful future contestants get the chance to sing in front of an American Idol producer. They can choose to audition either in person or virtually, the virtual option implemented last year due to the pandemic. If they pass the initial phase, they will then be able to perform in front of Perry, Richie, and Bryan for a chance at a golden ticket for Hollywood Week.
"'American Idol' is still the original music show that genuinely creates superstars and continues to evolve to allow true artists to succeed in this unique business," said American Idol executive producer and showrunner Megan Wolflick.
First auditions take place from August 6th to September 21st, depending on the state. Interested contestants can sign up on the official American Idol website.
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One thing is for certain, Elle Woods would have definitely clapped for Reese Witherspoon's near billion-dollar deal!
The 45-year-old actress and producer is selling the media company Hello Sunshine that she joined in 2016 as a joint venture with AT&T which is valued at $900 million according to Forbes. The media company has produced fan-favorites such as Big Little Lies, The Morning Show and Little Fires Everywhere, while also housing Reese's Book Club.
The company will be sold to a Blackstone-backed media company run by former Disney executives Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer. Witherspoon and her partner CEO Sarah Harden will still be able to continue to oversee the company's day-to-day operations.
Witherspoon confirmed the news of the transaction in an official statement on Instagram, expressing the company's next step forward is inclusive with an emphasis on the continuation of the progressiveness of women in Hollywood."What a tremendous day! ☀️ I started HelloSunshine to change the way all women are seen in media. Over the past few years, we have watched our mission thrive through books, TV, film and social platforms," Witherspoon shared.
"Today, we're taking a huge step forward by partnering with @blackstone, which will enable us to tell even more entertaining, impactful and illuminating stories about women's lives globally." The star expressed her excitement for the new leadership of Hello Sunshine promising to continue her involvement.
"I am committed to continuing to create opportunity for filmmakers, authors and creators of all backgrounds and experiences to tell their stories in their own way, and reach more audiences who will see that their stories matter." Witherspoon said.
"This is a unique time in our world where the intersection of art, commerce and media makes it possible for these creators to tell their stories and Hello Sunshine is here to put a spotlight on their amazing creations."
The Oscar-winning actress concluded," I am deeply proud of the team that got us to this incredible moment, and I'm thrilled to be working with Blackstone, Kevin, and Tom to grow a next generation media company. They are committed to helping our mission to empower women and the people who celebrate them. One story at a time."
Next projects in the making will include adaptions of novels Where the Crowdads Sing, Diasy Jones and The Six and Legally Blonde 3 which will be written by Witherspoon's friend Mindy Kaling. The trilogy of the iconic film is set to release May 20, 2022.
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