Headlines: American Idol Brings Back THE ROOMS, Plus Taylor Hicks, JAX

American Idol 2018 Hollywood Week Ends with…THE ROOMS


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JAX Puppy Needs Your Help – Save Benny the Puppy. American Idol 14 alum Jax is raising funds to save her puppy Benny from the deadly Parvo virus. She’s almost reached her goal. Donate at GoFundMe LOOK AT THAT FACE

Jennifer Hudson wants her ex to keep a ‘job diary’ – Jennifer Hudson has no interest in being a sugar mama. Hudson, 36, requested that a judge order her ex-fiancé David Otunga to “seek employment” and “maintain a job diary” in court documents obtained by The Blast Wednesday. Otunga, 37, meanwhile, sought to have the “Spotlight” singer sanctioned for contempt of court for allegedly violating the gag order in their custody case — an order that Hudson requested be dismissed. – Read more at Page Six

Kelly Clarkson on the Grammys, Fighting With Blake Shelton, The Voice and More – What kind of Voice coach do you think you’re going to be? I’m pretty hands-on. I want to pull out the “real” factor with my contestants. You might as well be yourself and lay it all out there. It makes for a better artist.Best advice you’ve ever received? Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t want to switch places with. There are not a lot of people on that list for me. So, take advice from someone whose path you would want to be on, someone you would be proud to walk in their footprints. – Read more at Parade

Danny Gokey cherishes career after hard-fought rise to fame – Danny Gokey’s journey has been filled with highs and lows. He’s learned from each one. As the musician begins to embark on a tour with TobyMac, his creative flow is coming back to him. “American Idol” alum Danny Gokey is touring in support of his latest album, “Rise.” (SOURCE: Dave Bruno) “The creative switch is being turned on,” he says in a recent interview. “I haven’t written anything since 2016. I’m trying to get in the right mind frame to begin the next process.” – Read more at ABQJournal.com

CARRIE UNDERWOOD RESEARCHES SPORTS SPEECHES FOR INSPIRATION FOR ‘THE CHAMPION.’ – “We started looking up great speeches, great sports speeches, great movies about sports. Those things that when you’re in the theater, you’re getting chill bumps when some coach is giving his team this amazing speech, and that’s what we wanted to put into a song,” says Carrie. “We wanted it to be something that people could listen to when they’re in the gym, or before they watch the Super Bowl, or something that would work for this but also work for people in their everyday lives and just inspire and make them feel like they were ready for anything.”


LAUREN ALAINA’S ‘DOIN’ FINE’ IS PRETTY SPECIAL. – “‘Doin’ Fine’ is a really special song, because it’s super uplifting but really honest at the same time. It’s almost like, ‘What is going on?’ If you don’t know me and you don’t know that’s actually what I went through, you would almost be like, ‘Omigosh! She really tried to write a country song,’ but the truth is I really live a country song.” Lauren co-wrote the song with Emily Shackleton and busbee after her mother and father divorced, her mother got remarried to a family friend and her father went into rehab after acknowledging he’s an alcoholic. He sought and found treatment and is also remarried now…all of which is documented in her song “Doin’ Fine.”


The Rise of Zhavia: A Look Inside Fox’s Fiercest Competitor on The Four – Zhavia had every reason to be a nervous wreck. Stepping on a massive stage at Fox Studios for only the second time in her young career, she was about to sing not only in front of a roaring audience, but a panel of A-list star makers and millions of viewers across America on one of the biggest TV networks in country—and she was sick. It’s the kind of moment that dreams and nightmares are made of when any young singer who aspires to pick up a microphone in the music industry. But if the look on the face of the dread-headed soulful 16 year-old said one thing to the TV cameras, it’s that moments like these are destined to be her reality for a very long time. – Read more at OCWeekly.com

Survivor: Exclusive first look at Ghost Island – Snuffers and necklaces and idols — OH MY! This shelter is not all that is awaiting any player sent to Ghost Island when Survivor: Ghost Island premieres Feb. 28 on CBS. There are also 82 different items from Survivor’s past that will be returning — some of which have the power to change the game. Scroll through our gallery to get an exclusive first look at some of these historical artifacts in their new habitat. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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