Idol Headlines for 4/17/14

Tonight, the American Idol 13 Top 6 will be revealed. 9/8c PM FOX.

James Barbour and Anthony Fedorov Will Head Cast of La Mirada Les Miserables – Casting has been announced for the La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment production of Les Miserables, which will begin previews May 30 with an official opening the following day at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Featuring musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and direction by Brian Kite, performances will continue through June 22. The cast will be led by Broadway’s James Barbour as Jean Valjean and “American Idol” Season Four Finalist Anthony Fedorov as Enjolras. – Read more at Playbill

‘American Idol’: Jena and Caleb really are going to prom together – Jena Irene mentioned on “American Idol” 13 Top 7 performance night that she plans on taking her fellow finalist Caleb Johnson to her senior prom — and she wasn’t kidding. Schedule permitting, Caleb has already agreed to be her date. “Prom is May 30th for my school, so I hope we get to go. We’ve been talking about it for, like, months,” she tells Zap2it and a small group of reporters backstage after the Top 7 performance show. “I really hope he does because [otherwise] I don’t have a prom date!” – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’s’ Caleb Johnson: Ryan Seacrest Has ‘The Voice of an Angel’ – “Ryan, you’ve got the voice of an angel, man.” That’s high praise coming from American Idol season 13 rocker Caleb Johnson, who nudged host Ryan Seacrest into performing an impromptu duet during Wednesday’s broadcast. “I was like, ‘I gotta get him to try to sing.’ I didn’t know he was gonna sing to me,” Johnson told The Hollywood Reporter immediately following the taping. “I was just gonna sing to him, but he went with it so it was really cool.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘In My Dreams’ Katharine McPhee: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Smash’ alum trying to ‘steer away’ from music-driven acting – “Listen, I was super-grateful for ‘Smash’ in so many ways,” McPhee tells Zap2it, “just because it fulfilled all these dreams I had, but I’ve always wanted to just be an actor. It’s not something you tell everybody — you want to go out and make it happen, as opposed to just talking about it — but ‘Smash” ended up being the thing that opened doors for me. “At this point, I try to steer away from things that are so music-related,” McPhee adds, “but I’m not closed off to them. If something’s an amazing thing to do, I want to be able to. The basic thing actors want is to be able to do different things and feel like they’re challenged, and I’ve been excited and grateful for all the prospects.” – Read more at Zap2it

Jason Deulo, Jordin Sparks, Eva Marcille, Too Short Heat Up LA’s SupperClub – There to help the pop star celebrate, his longtime boo, Jordin Sparks who took the stage with her r&b stud bf and helped perform their duet, “Vertigo “. We are told that Jordin and Jason shared the evening together dancing and singing along to the music. The Season 6 American Idol winner posted an adorable photo of she and Jason on Instagram during last night’s soiree and captioned the image: – Read more at HipHopHollywood

The Swon Brothers Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut with a Nod to History – and Mom and Dad – Making their Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night, The Swon Brothers chose to honor both family and a country music legend as they stepped to the stage for the Opry’s first “Swoncert.” Before playing their debut single, “Later On,” the former season 4 The Voice stars kicked off their performance by singing a bit of George Jones’s “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” Midway into the song, however, the moment quickly became about their parents, whom the brothers called to the Opry stage in appreciation, noting their sacrifices to help the Oklahoma singers achieve their musical dreams. “Playing the Opry for the first time is something one can’t describe,” Colton Swon told PEOPLE Country after the show. “Dreaming all these years of singing on that stage did not even come close to the real-life moment.” – Read more at People

‘Survivor: Cagayan’: Jeff Probst weighs in on the latest blindside – JEFF PROBST: I think Tony is similar to Russell in many ways, one of which is I don’t really think he thinks too long about any of his moves. Not taking away from his game play, so far it’s working very well. He appears to be going off gut instinct, probably the same thing that he follows as a cop. I also think he has a pretty good read of people. But if he took a bit more time to evaluate some of his moves he might not make them. Is that a good thing? Hard to know at this point. Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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