Headlines: Top 24 Head Back to Hollywood

Tonight, Twelve of the Top 24 sing for the judges on American Idol. Tomorrow, they duet with an American Idol alum and the judges eliminate 5 contestants. 8/7c PM on FOX. Join our live blog!

Sally Struthers to Join Justin Guarini, Michael Rupert & Rachel Bay Jones in THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Readings – Producer Danna Hyams is proud to announce that director Nick Demos will helm a star-studded cast that includes Gerard Cannonico, Justin Guarini, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Rupert, Brynn Williams and Emmy Winner Sally Struthers in two special reading presentations of Bret Simmons and David Howard’s new musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. – Read more at Broadway World

NJ high school sends ‘Idol’ contestant Gianna Isabella back to Hollywood with a rally – Jackson Memorial High School gave Gianna Isabella a rousing sendoff to Hollywood as she continues her journey on Fox’s “American Idol.” “Fat Heads” of Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. and her own head on sticks greeted the sophomore as she entered the auditorium to the American Idol theme played by the school’s Jaguar band as part of a special assembly to send Isabella back to Hollywood, where she begins competing this week as part of the show’s top 24 contestants. – Read more at NJ1015

‘A.I.’ winner Lee DeWyze brings his earnest mix of ‘Oil & Water’ to World Cafe Live -Realistically, I was a songwriter and a singer before American Idol,” he said. “I loved music, before and after. What it comes down to is people taking the time to actually listen to my music. Believe me, I understand not every artist or song that has come from American Idol is awesome. But an artist like me, who has demonstrated over the years what it is I really do . . . yes, it can be annoying when someone boils [down] what kind of artist I am, or what it is I do, based on” the show. – Read more at Philly.com

MORONGO: Bo Bice leads Blood, Sweat & Tears to Cabazon – Bo Bice never thought that singing the Blood, Sweat & Tears song “Spinning Wheel” on an episode of “American Idol” would turn into a gig performing with the classic rock duo. But, it did. Bice has been performing with the group for close to three years. “It was supposed to only be five shows,” Bice said in a recent telephone interview. “Now it could end up being five years if I’m lucky.” – Read more at PE.com

Lauren Alaina: Season 2 Bloopers | SWAK | My Country Nation

Lauren Alaina performed at CRS in Nashville yesterday

Her life is a country song, for sure! Universal Music group artists hit the stage for the annual Country Radio Seminar.

Kara DioGuardi, Prolific Pop Collaborator and Former ‘Idol’ Judge, Signs with Warner/Chappell Music: Exclusive – Kara DioGuardi, the hit songwriter, former American Idol judge and ex-Billboard staffer, has signed with Warner/Chappell Music. The music industry veteran has worked with such artists as Pink, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo, among others, charting more than 50 singles during a 20-plus year career. – Read more at Billboard.com

Bachelor Ben Higgins’ Love for Two Women Leads to a ‘Brutal’ Finale – Ben Higgins, the star of The Bachelor’s 20th season, has admitted that he fell for two finalists while taping the ABC reality show. But sources reveal in the new issue of Us Weekly that the Denver resident, 26, told both women “I love you” before the final rose ceremony — a first in the franchise’s 14-year history. The woman he rejects in the end is “blindsided,” says a show source. “The finale is brutal.” – Read more at US Magazine

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