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Life after 'American Idol': Ryan Seacrest, Katie Stevens, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, August 29, 2016

Ryan Seacrest has expanded his menswear collection at Macy's. Most recently, he launched casual wear before the Rio Olympics.

He now has a fall/winter collection called Distinction. He released a video of three guys who care about fashion - just like him.

“Style is all about individual expression…feeling comfortable and confident makes a great impression,” Seacrest told WWD. “We wanted to showcase everyday, ordinary young voices in our fall campaign, so that we could capture the spirit of what the fall season of Distinction is all about, which is that dressing smart and stylish doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, sometimes the simpler the better. Our collection is all about mixing and matching our different pieces together, or with things you may already have in your closet.”

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Katie Stevens Faking It headshot

Season 9's Katie Stevens, who co-starred in MTV's "Faking It" for three seasons, has signed on to a new Freeform pilot drama "Issues."

She will be the lead. According to the Hollywood Reporter:

 Stevens will star as Jane, who has just been promoted to her dream job as a writer for Scarlet Magazine. Equal parts passion and determination, she is sometimes a little overwhelmed by life in New York. Aisha Dee (Chasing Life) is set as Kat, also recently promoted at Scarlet to social media director; she is bold, fearless and not intimidated by anyone. Meghann Fahy (Political Animals) will portray Sutton, the last of her friends to be an assistant at Scarlet. Sutton is humble and dependable, but her workload comes at two speeds — crushing or overwhelming. Furthermore, Sutton is keeping a secret from her friends.

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Carrie Underwood's upcoming new Sunday Night Football song, using new lyrics for her hit "Somethin' Bad" is being teased a bit more:

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Kelly Clarkson, queen of cover songs who could make singing the IRS code compelling, has done another masterpiece: "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna.

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Adam Lambert was vacationing in Greece and ran into Sam Smith:

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