Lauren Alaina cancels as opener for Aldean tonight – Country singer Lauren Alaina, scheduled as one of two opening acts for tonight’s Jason Aldean concert at Intrust Bank Arena, will not be performing after all, the venue announced on its Facebook and Twitter feeds this afternoon. The postings cited illness as the reason for Alaina’s cancellation. – Read more at Kansas City.com
Glee star Lea Michele tweets, that she recorded a Kelly Clarkson song for the show today! “@kelly_clarkson you are such an incredible singer. Had the honor of recording one of your songs today.. It wasn’t easy but so fun!!!” It’s probably for Episode 18 which airs on May 1.
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Shannon Magrane promises we haven’t seen the last of her – When Shannon Magrane looks back on what she took away from American Idol, she thinks one memory will particularly stick with her — the reaction from the judges after she sang What a Wonderful World. “That’s probably the best: Remembering that those three iconic people stood up for me in Hollywood and gave me a standing ovation after I sang,” says the 16-year-old Florida teen. – Read more at USAToday
Crystal Bowersox To Perform at the Walk with Walgreens Benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute – HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hope, health and harmony will combine at the second Walk with Walgreens Family Fun Day and Health Fair, where singer/songwriter Crystal Bowersox will give an acoustic performance, presented by LifeScan, Inc. makers of the OneTouch® Brand of blood glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes. To be held on Saturday, March 24 at Central Broward Regional Park, the event will benefit the Diabetes Research Institute – the best hope for a cure for the 26 million people living with this disease, including Bowersox, who has type 1 diabetes. The festivities, which are being presented by LifeScan and Neutrogena SunCare, begin at 8 a.m. – Read more at PRNewswire
Jekyll & Hyde Tour, Starring Constantine Maroulis, Aiming for Broadway in April 2013 – Nederlander Presentations, Inc.’s production of Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde will return to Broadway in April 2013 for a limited engagement, according to an Equity casting notice. As previously reported, the 25-week national tour will launch Oct. 2, 2012, at San Diego’s Civic Theatre in San Diego, CA. Rock of Ages Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis will star in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, currently represented on Broadway with the Disney musical Newsies, will direct and choreograph. – Read more at Playbill
American Idol’s LaKisha Jones Performs “Broadway Rocks” In Canada – FLINT, Michigan—Many may know LaKisha Jones for performing songs by acts like Whitney Houston and Diana Ross, but this weekend, she’s headed to Canada to show off her Broadway and classical chops. The Flint native and “American Idol” finalist will perform this weekend in Broadway Rocks, a trio of concerts on Friday, Mar. 16 and Saturday, Mar. 17 at 8 p.m., and Sun., March 19 at 2 p.m. For the shows, presented by Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and The Rainbow Harmony Project, Broadway performers are paired with symphonies. The performances are Jones fits the bill from her 2008 performance in the Broadway musical The Color Purple. – Read more at MLive
Diana Degarmo and Ace Young Co-write a song for The Young And The Restless
On Friday, March 23, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Diana DeGarmo (Angelina) will debut an original song that she co-wrote with her live-in beau, fellow AMERICAN IDOL contestant Ace Young! Angelina will first sing the country ballad “The Good Goodbye” on that day’s episode, and the tune will continue to be heard on several additional shows.
Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Talk Making Music On ‘The Young & The Restless’
‘American Idol’ Alum Katie Stevens Delivers Spot-On Lana Del Rey Impression (Video) – Stevens filled in for Idol Hangover correspondent Didi Benami, interviewing eliminated contestant Shannon Magrane and fellow Idol alum Chris Daughtry, who performed on the March 15 results show. During the light-hearted discussion, Stevens surprised everyone with her spot-on impression of Lana Del Rey’s single “Video Games.”
Adam Carolla exposes real reason for his Apprentice firing, manipulative editing – Adam Carolla was fired from Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday in a rather strange double firing, when Donald Trump fired him and Michael Andretti, apparently punishing Adam for refusing to lay blame on any of his teammates by firing two people instead of one. In his Tuesday podcast, Adam revealed the real reason why he was fired: Trump didn’t like the structure of the presentation, even though the men did it that way because a producer gave him bad information. – Read more at Reality Blurred