WARM UP: American Idol has announced its preliminary audition dates to find
the next William Hung. The eight-city tryout tour kicks off in Cleveland,
Ohio, on Aug. 4, followed by Washington, D.C., on Aug. 18; Orlando, Fla.,
Aug. 26; New Orleans, La., Aug. 31; Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 12; Anchorage,
Alaska, Sept. 28; and San Francisco, Calif., Oct. 5. An audition will also
be held in St. Louis, Mo., date pending. Look for lines to be twice as long
as they were in the previous three competitions; AI has raised the age
limits for contestants to 28.