'American Idol,' 'The Voice' bits: Lauren Alaina, Nick Hagelin, Brian Dunkleman, Ryan Seacrest

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Friday, May 13, 2016

Lauren Alaina opened up to Motto about her body image issues and bulimia.

During a Facebook Live interview, she revealed for the first time she had an eating disorder for several years.

"I was really sick. I don't know that person – I can't believe that was me."

She said although much of her life was going well after "Idol," she couldn't stop thinking about getting thin. Her mom helped her get out of her funk.

Her second album is set to be out early next year.


THE VOICE -- "Live Top 9" Episode 1016B -- Pictured: Nick Hagelin -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

Nick Hagelin of Atlanta was eliminated earlier this week from "The Voice," finishing tenth.

He had barely scraped by a week earlier, surviving via "Instant Save." But this past week, he couldn't beat Paxton Ingram with his "Change the World" performance.

Although Pharrell Williams had eliminated him during the knockout rounds, Christina Aguilera was able to pick him up for the live show. He made it through three live shows.

Hagelin, who has a sweet falsetto, was the only one out of four metro Atlantans this season to make it to the live rounds.


Ryan Seacrest and Brian Dunkleman at FOX-TV's "American Idol" finals at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Ca. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

Season one co-host Brian Dunkleman is in a messy custody battle with his wife where both sides are accusing the other of abuse, according to TMZ.

He said his wife Kalea is an alcoholic and poses a danger to him and his three-year-old son Jackson. She said he is verbally and physically abusive. Fun times!


Ryan Seacrest spoke to UGA grads for their spring commencement. Check out photos here.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.