X Factor judge, LA Reid, DeAndre Brackensick performs on Live! With Kelly. Check your local listings.

The Voice coach, Cee Lo Green appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Adam Lambert performs “Trespassing” on Logo’s New Now Next Awards on Logo

Inside The Actor’s Studio features Glee cast members, Matt Morrison, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and co-creator, Ryan Murphy.

Glee stars, Dianna Agron appears on The View, Jane Lynch appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Cory Monteith on Conan.

Katharine McPhee talks about her trip to Africa to distribute bed nets for Malaria No More with FOX 43. Watch it Here.

James Durbin: ‘I Never Wanted to Be the Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock Star’ – “I flew down to Miami and did two be a STAR events with WWE superstars at middle schools in Miami Dade county and it was absolutely incredible,” Durbin tells Noisecreep of his recent stop in Florida. “You show up, these kids know who you are and they idolize you. It’s so great to be a role model to these kids. They are so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. It feels really good because you know there’s people out there who have let them down… they are being told our stories and we’re there telling them that if they are being bullied now, it’s not the end of the world and it’s not the rest of your life. We’re going to put an end to it… there’s a light on the horizon.” – Read more at Noisecreep

Jury selection in Hudson family murder trial – CHICAGO (AP) — A judge will question would-be jurors as jury selection begins in earnest Monday at the Chicago trial of the man accused of murdering singer and Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Selecting 12 jurors and six alternates able to set aside sympathy for the Hollywood star and assess guilt only according to evidence presented in court against William Balfour could pose a major challenge. Read more at Associated Press

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Skanky Video Shows Her Desperation For Fame,’ Claims Right Wing Group – “Even the supposedly family-friendly TV shows like American Idol are never safe in the hands of Hollywood,” Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute tells RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. “Jennifer Lopez’s skanky new video shows how desperate she is to retain her fame despite her fading relevance,” he revealed. – Read more at RadarOnline

Courtney Galiano reveals MS diagnosis – Courtney Galiano, the Dix Hills native who was a finalist in “So You Think You Can Dance” season four, and who went on to perform in the Fox show’s live tour and in TV and movie roles, has announced she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “My legs went numb on the season-seven tour” that ran September to November 2010, she told Newsday exclusively. “I thought I had herniated a disc or pinched a nerve, so I kind of ignored it. I didn’t want to be taken off the tour, and I’m a dancer — I beat up my body for a living. It’s nothing. Then it lasted till about March, and when I touched my chin to my chest, I felt this electricity thing. And later I learned this was called Lhermitte’s sign, and it’s a symptom of MS.” – Read more at Newsday

Dancing’s Katherine Jenkins: I Don’t Want Any Expectations Put on Us – After the highest-scoring Dancing with the Stars premiere ever, only one person has remained at the top: Katherine Jenkins. The classical singer and her partner Mark Ballas have led the leader board for three weeks running — earning two 10s for her heartfelt waltz in tribute to her late father last week. She will look to four-peat Monday with her paso doble for Rock Week. “It’s wild! Never in my life would I think I’d be doing this well and would be getting these marks and comments,” Jenkins tells TVGuide.com. “But I’m not concerning myself too much with scores or trying to [maintain a streak]. You can’t think about that.” See what else the Welsh native has to say about joining the show, the fan reaction and shaking her naughty bits. – Read more at TV Guide

Sony to Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide (Report) – TOKYO – Sony will cut 10,000 jobs from its global workforce, according to a report in Japanese business daily The Nikkei. There are no details as to whether the cuts will fall more heavily in Japan or overseas. Sony’s global workforce, including at subsidiaries, totals more than 168,000. Sony is forecasting a 220 billion ($2.7billion) loss for the financial year that ended on March 31.Chairman Howard Stringer and six other executives will give up their bonuses to take responsibility for the red ink, according to The Nikkei. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

 
  • Anonymous

    Whoa!  Deandre gets to meet LA!  This could be a good thing.  

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    Poor Courtney! That must have been a devastating diagnosis to receive. I remember her so well. She was one of my favorites. I sincerely hope she can stave off the worst of the disease for many years to come.

  • Anonymous

    New Kris Allen and Haley Reinhart radio concert announced:
    May 19, Fort Myers FL, Hammond Stadium with Scars on 45 and Jon McLaughlin.
    Source: http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/104584/wink-announces-spring-fling-2012(I

  • YankeeFan08

    This is awesome if true!  Looks like Adam and Queen will be performing together after all … four shows scheduled, one with Elton John!!

    http://www.wcsx.com/news/story.aspx?ID=1683265

  • mmb

    Wow! 4 shows???  Lucky Russians and Brits….I guess the UK release date makes complete sense now…..

  • Anonymous

     AAAAAGGGGGHHHHH! I was coming to post this!! I knew Queen was going to schedule something else with Adam but holy crap with Elton John in Kiev!?  And Summer Olympics, holy hell this is incredible!!!n Please be true!! They are quoting Roger so it must be but I can’t believe it!!

  • mmb

    sounds like the Olympics stuff is just under discussions (and I would be shocked if Adam took part in that with them as he isn’t British), but the UK, Moscow and Kiev gigs appear to be a go.  And the UK cd drop date was moved to coincide with these concerts.  Also interesting that the cast of the Queen extravaganza is being introduced on the 4/25-4/26 episodes of American Idol — wonder if they will do a Queen theme that week

  • Anonymous

    I just saw this on twitter! So exciting!! I knew good things were coming, but the news for Adam just keeps getting better. Elton John! Summer Olympics!

  • Anonymous

    OMG!!! Four shows is unbelievable and one in Kiev with Sir Elton John. Who would have thought when we first heard of this that it would expand to four shows with one being in the Ukraine with EJ. I can’t believe this, but Queen needs to throw a bone to us Yanks and do one in the States.   

  • Kirsten

    Wow! 4 shows???  Lucky Russians and Brits….

    Lucky Russians, Ukrainians and Brits.

    From the article:
    ‘Taylor and May are currently busy getting the new tribute road
    show, “The Queen Extravaganza,” ready for its May 26 opening in Quebec,
    including a two-night “introduction” of the cast on the April 25-26
    episodes of “American Idol.”‘

    Two nights to introduce the cast? Well, I guess we know what the theme for that week is going to be. Another recycled theme featuring the songs of yesteryear. Sometimes I wish they would pick themes that will feature the Idol cast instead of just helping to promote somebody else. Elise and Colton will probably do well and Joshua will think “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

  • Anonymous

    That should be top 6 week when they use the save either this week or next week, so it should be two songs each. Maybe queen will be one theme and then they have a less gross theme for the second song.

  • Kirsten

     

    Maybe queen will be one theme and then they have a less gross theme for the second song.

    With it having to be a two hour episode, they would have time for two songs, but if they are spending time “introducing the cast” that might eat up the extra time.

    Hopefully, if they do two songs, there is another theme that night. If they have to sing two Queen songs, it would be a disaster. Somebody might be able to find one Queen song that works well enough to stave off elimination, but two songs?

  • Anonymous

     I’ve heard they are doing two songs this week, so they SHOULD be able to do two songs then, but there are lots of things on this show that should be done but aren’t lol.

  • Anonymous

    “Maybe queen will be one theme and then they have a less gross theme for the second song.”

    Yeah,  like one song from Queen and one from the Kingston Trio. heh

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Yay the Queen + Adam gigs have been confirmed by Billboard! LOL I didn’t want to get too excited till we heard it from a mainstream source.

    Reading it, it sounds like the Olympics thing might be something for just Brian and Roger. But YESSS to the four concerts of them with Adam, and Elton John sharing the bill in Kiev!

    Billboard ? @billboardQueen + Adam Lambert Playing Four Shows This Summer – http://bit.ly/HXm44G

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    A two night introduction of the cast of a tribute show? Does Interscope have something to do with Queen?

  • mmb

    kingston trio?  who will get to sing Charlie on the MTA?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P46N6P5XPK22JVXDJJEENXGLVE marie

    OMG, OMG, OMG Please universe make this happen!!!!!

  • Axxxel

    Naah, Queen + Adam Lambert in the States would cannibalize the audience who would attend Adam Lambert’s own concerts…

  • Anonymous

    “Who gets to sing Charlie on the MTA?”

    Colton. That lyric’s totally made for emo.

    “Tragic”? “Fateful”? “Never returned”? Heck, yeah. Colton.

  • Anonymous

    Or maybe hopefully it’s just straight up rock week as opposed to Queen.

  • Kirsten

    Yeah,  like one song from Queen and one from the Kingston Trio. heh

    Why just go back one decade? Idol likes to mine the oldies. Let’s go back to the Andrew Sisters or Irving Berlin? Can’t you just hear P^2 growling out “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”?

    They can sing a Queen song from 40 years ago and a Berlin song from 80-100 years ago.

  • http://twitter.com/_Lilzy _Lilzy

    Good news re Adam’s UK shows. As some of you know, I was devastate beyond help two weeks ago. Now euphoria is back on schedule :-) I bloody well hop it’s the same week. So ticket sales for Sat, 7/7 were never the issues for Sonisphere if  Queenbert are booking two nights at the Appolo. Next – fight for the best seat in the house – oh, such a familiar experience!

  • Kirsten

     

    Good news re Adam’s UK shows. As some of you know, I was devastate beyond help two weeks ago

    Good news! It sucks when you spend a lot of money to do something and then it gets cancelled with no chance at a refund. Hope you have fun!

    So ticket sales for Sat, 7/7 were never the issues for Sonisphere if  Queenbert are booking two nights at the Appolo.

    The Hammersmith Apollo has only a capacity of 5,039 (standing) and 3,632 (sitting). Sonisphere probably needed to sell more than 10K tickets. Nevertheless, one act on one night at one venue is not the reason the entire concert series was cancelled.

  • Anonymous

      ‘Can’t you just hear P^2 grunting and bellowing through “Alexander’s Ragtime Band”?’

    Seriously. (great image, by the way)

    … And, actually, I wouldn’t be surprised by a theme that led them to “Alexander the Great’s Ragtime Band.”

  • Mateja Praznik

    From HDD:

    Saturday Night Live continued its season of bold bookings with neo-boy band One Direction,
    who turned out to be ingenuous, naturally appealing and impressive in
    their U.S. network debut. One of the kids even resembled Mick Jagger
    circa 1963, though without the prominently pouted lips. 

    “Here in America, there’s a market for this kind of clean-cut music that’s currently exploited primarily by Justin Bieber,” wrote Ken Tucker on NPR.org. “But Bieber is getting older and trying to make his Justin Timberlake hip-hop
    evolution. One Direction, meanwhile, is sliding right into that sweet
    spot in which songs about telling girls they’re beautiful, and that all
    you’d like to do is spend the night talking to them, is a pathway to
    mass adoration. About as adventurous as One Direction gets on this album
    is a song called ‘I Want,’ which sounds a bit like an undiscovered
    early work by Freddie Mercury’s Queen.

    “One Direction is an overseas equivalent to the kind of boy groups that extend back at least as far as the 1960s, with The Monkees and Paul Revere and the Raiders.
    That is to say, groups that many adults can dismiss as trite or
    vacuous—but which pop-music fans of any age recognize as solid
    craftsmanship whose simple pleasures are nonetheless real and
    satisfying.”

    On Sunday morning, Andy Richter tweeted, Onion-style:
    “BREAKING NEWS: Singing Along to One Direction Using Substitute Lyric
    ‘You Don’t Know Your Diaper’s Full’ Angers 6 Year-Old Girls.”

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/newsPage.cgi?news08926

  • Kirsten

    … And, actually, I wouldn’t be surprised by a theme that led them to “Alexander the Great’s Ragtime Band.”

    Hey, those ancient Macedonians really knew how to rock. Or at least how to throw one.

  • Anonymous

    96.9 WINK-FM SPRING FLING
    Tickets:  http://winkfm.ticketleap.com/969-wink-fm-spring-fling/

    Doors open at 5pm Show Starts at 6pm

    KRIS ALLEN
    HALEY REINHART
    SCARS ON 45
    JON MCLAUGHLIN
    JUNIOR DOCTOR… (more)(less

  • Anonymous

    So sorry to hear about Courtney’s diagnosis. She was one of my favorites on SYTYCD. Wishing her the best!

    David Archuleta @DavidArchie:disqus 
    Everyone wish David’s mom Lupe a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am sure if David could tweet today he would be wishing his mom a Happy Birthday. (ks)
    11:52 A.M. – 9 Apr 12 via web 

    Saw this tweet this morning from David’s manager Kari and felt bad that David wouldn’t be able to wish his mom a happy birthday himself today. The two of them are very close. Came across an interview that David and Lupe did together last year when they both participated in the Duffy’s Hope celebrity charity basketball game:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzIZyp7N3hg

    She seems really sweet. A good basketball player too! haha
    Happy Birthday, Lupe!

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    Comparing members of One Direction to Mick Jagger and Freddie Mercury? Is that an article from The Onion?

  • Anonymous

    And seriously , is one of things i find totally ridiculous, is his mom, her birthday and he can’t even call her? ….. that to me is just insane , unhealthy and insensitive doesn’t matter what kind of romantic justification you want to make of all this …is just not right :| .

  • Anonymous

    Extremely sad to hear about Courtney diagnosis . she was a all time favorite and very sweet and talented all star …. i wish her all the courage of the world , at least her family is by her side supporting her , is the most important thing right now and is what a family is about Love and Support . 

  • Anonymous

    Kris is tweeting the tracklist for Thank You Camellia. One song at a time.

    So far:

    1. Better with You
    2. The Vision Of Love
    3. My Weakness
    4. Out Alive

    TBC…  :)

  • windmills

    I’m sure there are more interesting things going on in Idol land right now but this nugget cracked me up:

    Carrie Underwood has a singing hubby. Mike Fisher likes to sing
    Carrie’s songs around the house, and apparently he’s confident – but
    often wrong. “He’s …he sings it out, even when it’s wrong. It’s quite
    amazing how words come out, because they’re always way off and I’m like,
    ‘Just…time out! What you just said…does that make any sense at
    all?’ I try to teach him but…I don’t do directions, he doesn’t do
    lyrics. I guess we both have our shortcomings.” He’ll have a whole new
    album of material to butcher on May first, when Carrie’s “Blown Away”
    comes out.

  • Kirsten

     

    3. My Weakness

    Yay! Love that song.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand the being limited to 2 phone calls per year thing either but I’m not LDS so lots of this mission stuff is confusing to me. I can understand when they’re working but it seems like on their 1 personal day per week it shouldn’t be a big deal to be able to call home since they’re allowed to email. Maybe its just a sheer numbers problem? I really have no idea.

  • Mateja Praznik

     Exclusive Q&A: Simon Cowell on One Direction’s Rise to Stardom
    ‘When you get a group who pop, it’s the best thing in the world,’ says mogul

    How quickly did you realize that they could be huge?(Chuckles)
    When they came to my house in Spain and performed, after about a
    millionth of a second. I tried to keep a straight face for a bit of
    drama for the show. I remember sitting next to this girl who I was
    working with. The second they left we jumped out of my chair and said,
    “These guys are incredible!” They just had it. They had this confidence.
    They were fun. They worked out the arrangements themselves. They were
    like a gang of friends, and kind of fearless as well.

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-q-a-simon-cowell-on-one-directions-rise-to-stardom-20120409#ixzz1ra0jORIkSimon is talking about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm4iwnFAt0Q

  • larc

    And seriously, is one of things i find totally ridiculous, is his mom, her birthday and he can’t even call her? ….. that to me is just insane, unhealthy and insensitive doesn’t matter what kind of romantic justification you want to make of all this …is just not right :| .

    It’s inhumane to the point of cruelty, IMO.

  • OffLeash

    Woohoo! DeAndre got to meet LA Reid. A match made in heaven IMO! I hope so anyway. I’m sure LA Reid is shrewd enough to appreciate DeAndre’s huge superstar potential. 
    In retrospect, I think DeAndre would’ve been better off on The Voice or even XFUS (on account of LA Reid.) Stuffy old Idol format and specific demo just wasn’t right for someone like him.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I don’t understand the being limited to 2 phone calls per year thing either but I’m not LDS so lots of this mission stuff is confusing to me. I can understand when they’re working but it seems like on their 1 personal day per week it shouldn’t be a big deal to be able to call home since they’re allowed to email

    It’s not at all unusual for religious missions to have rules that limit family contact as part of a program of simple living, immersion in the mission community, and focus on the spiritual. If you look at, say, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps site (Roman Catholic), it takes a lot of work to winkle out exactly what the deal is, but it seems to amount to a high likelihood of no phone contact with family and extremely limited email use.

    I’m not sayin’ these are all great ideas — I don’t do well with organized religion — but they’re not totally from left field, either.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it is inhumane or cruel. On his personal day he can email his mother so it is not as if he can’t contact her at all. 

  • Anonymous

    David explained it as making some sacrifices to let go of the parts of your life that are familiar and easy so that you can put all of your energy into
     helping others and serving.  I am not LDS, but I have only heard of young men coming back as more caring and much more mature than they were when they left.  The LDS young people have been serving missions for many, many years, so I guess TPTB know what they are doing. It must be very difficult to send your child off knowing you will have such limited contact, though.

  • Anonymous

    Deandre wouldn’t have been better off on the Voice, but I agree that he’s the type of artist who LA Reid would sign.  Deandre is still a minor, and I don’t know how much drive he has, but if he really wants this, I don’t think he’ll have a huge problem landing a major label deal.