Former ‘American Idol’ Finalist: ‘I Am Stressed!!!’

On Sunday, “American Idol” finalist Cassandra Coleman shared an update with her followers.

“Thoughts going on in my head that mean nothing in the grand scheme of the world’s problems, but if you want an update on my brain activity: The pressure to create after leaving the show is quite intense.”

The 24-year-old continued, “I mean, you all are here before I’ve even released my first single! Such an honor and a blessing.. and I am stressed !!!! Some of the thoughts that bounce around in my head: “What if they don’t like the music I’m making?? What if I’m not the kind of artist they expected me to be? What if they get tired of waiting for original content??”

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Here’s what you need to know:

Fans Are Vocalizing Their Support

A number of fans have expressed their support in the comments section of Coleman’s Instagram post.

One user wrote, “We’re here to grow with you! Take your time. The right people, lyrics, experiences will come. Just keep being authentically you because that’s the amazing woman we all became enamored with!”

Another wrote, “Girl, we love ya’…not for what you’re putting out, but for who you are as a person first and foremost.”

To date, Coleman has over 81,000 followers.

Coleman Lives in Columbia, Tennessee

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On her website, Coleman revealed that she lives in the “quaint, little town” of Columbia, which is just outside of Nashville.

She writes that for her day job, she works as the manager of a coffee shop.

“Growing up we moved around a lot. With my father in the military, we became pros at boxing up our lives and renovating fixer-up-ers every couple of years. I was painting baseboards and kitchen cabinets myself by seven years old. Throughout it all my mother homeschooled my four siblings and I. An elementary teacher with a passion for singing and songwriting herself, Mom always had music floating through the house.”

In February, Coleman told WKRN, “Music is my passion and has been part of my life since I was a child. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t singing or harmonizing …read more



Who Is the Mystery Audience Member Connor Brennan Kissed on ‘Men Tell All?’

One Bachelor Nation fan saw “Men Tell All” episode of “The Bachelorette” as the perfect opportunity to shoot her shot.

Sitting in the first live audience since the pandemic, a woman identified by Reality Steve as Tara Kelly interrupted Connor Brennan’s time in the hot seat. Katie Thurston famously sent the math teacher home over a kiss on their one-on-one date.

“Tayshia, Kaitlyn, I’m so sorry to interrupt,” she said, addressing hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe. “I just want to say, Connor that I watched you on the show and I just think you’re absolutely adorable and I know you can’t be a bad kisser.”

After someone yelled, “let’s find out,” Kelly joined Brennan on stage where he told her, “I was literally checking you out earlier.” While the stunned audience watched the pair’s passionate kiss, Andrew Spencer cheered, “Get in there tiger, you’re a tiger.”

Asked by the hosts to rate the kiss on a scale of one to 10, Kelly exclaimed “11” while fanning herself.

Before the episode cut to commercial break, Brennan asked Kelly if she would “accept this rose,” as Bristowe asserted, “I can’t, this is just like one of the most romantic dates in ‘Bachelorette‘ history.”

While the Nashville resident asked for Kelly’s number, fans should not get their hopes up since he has been officially announced as a contestant on the upcoming season of “Bachelor in Paradise.”

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Tokyo organizers may have lied about the weather. Now, athletes compete in a heat wave

All-Weather Training Area of J-Village National Training Centre in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

The All-Weather Training Area of J-Village National Training Centre where the venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay grand start ceremony is seen in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Olympians are battling the heat as the Games unfold. | Eugene Hoshiko, Associated Press

Either way, athletes are paying the price of Tokyo heat

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been a constant uphill battle.

First, there was an oyster plague, then the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the Games. Add in the logistical nightmare of coordinating a massive event mid-pandemic along with the looming possibility of a last-minute cancellation and these Games are truly unlike any other.

Now athletes in Tokyo face another major challenge — one that organizers should have foreseen years ago — the heat, reported Yahoo News.

What’s the weather like in Tokyo?

Temperatures in Tokyo have reached the mid-to-high 90s with about 80% humidity.

The weather in Tokyo is “oppressive heat,” according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Humidity is brutal,” said Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, per CNN, “because it’s very hot and also very humid, so the hard courts absorb the heat, and it stays trapped in there. Not much wind, not much breeze.”
“I wasn’t enjoying it at all,” said Russian tennis player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova after her competition on Saturday, per Yahoo News.

To compensate for the heat, organizers have had to shift start times earlier in the day and provide athletes longer breaks. To keep cool, athletes have resorted to drinking slushies and wearing ice vests when possible, reported The Wall Street Journal.

The Tokyo Olympics are set to be one of the hottest on record, with 90° temps and high humidity. Doctors say athletes face heat stroke risk, and emergencies could divert resources from the #COVID19 response.

One resident says: “This climate is not suitable for the Olympics.”

— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 21, 2021

What did the organizers say about Tokyo’s weather?

Tokyo is known for being hot and humid during the months of July and August. Regardless, Japan’s official proposal to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during these summer months stated that “meteorological conditions during the proposed Games-time would be reasonable,” per Yahoo News.

“With many days of mild and sunny weather, this period provides an ideal climate for athletes to perform their best,” the proposal said, per …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


Arrest warrants issued for 2 Aurora police officers, including one facing assault, menacing charges

The Aurora Police Department on Monday announced it had secured arrest warrants for two of its officers, including one who is facing assault and menacing charges.

Aurora police issued the warrants for officers John Haubert and Francine Martinez following a July 23 arrest during a trespassing call in the 3100 block of South Parker Road.

Haubert has been charged with attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felony menacing, official oppression and first-degree official misconduct. Martinez is charged with duty to intervene and duty to report use of force by peace officer.

No other details have been released about the incident. However, Aurora police Chief Vanessa Wilson will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday to release more information, including body-worn camera footage of the incident.

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Source:: The Denver Post – News


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