Headlines: American Idol Top 14 Backstage Fun, Jennifer Hudson Custody Battle

East Texas native Cade Foehner speaks about volunteering at Love, INC. – “My friend, his name is Moose, believe it or not, he works there and he invited me to come one Tuesday to come volunteer, and I just kinda fell in love with being there,” Foehner said. Foehner said that time spent helping others at the Nacogdoches location of Love, INC. made an impression on the 21-year-old. He explains Love, INC. is an organization that helps homeless people and individuals who are struggling financially and spiritually. – Read more at KSWO

American Idol Top 14 Backstage Fun!

American Idol season 7 alum David Hernandez and Top 24 Contestant Effie Passero Meet Up

Carrie Underwood Isn’t a ‘Hugger’ but Her Son Isaiah Has Softened Her: ‘He’s a Cuddle Monster! – “Nobody I ever grew up with was a hugger, you know what I mean? I’m not a hugger,” said Underwood. “Now that I’ve had Isaiah, I just cuddle with him. He’s like a cuddle monster for real. He’ll be like, ‘Mommy, I want to cuddle!’” she told Warren, laughing. “Don’t tell my husband. He’s gonna be so mad at me. He slept with me the past two nights.” – Read more at People.com

‘Ruben sings Luther:’ A tribute from an ‘American Idol’ to an R&B legend – “”I liked everything the rest of the kids liked — New Edition, Run-DMC. That’s who I listened to while my mom was pining for Luther,” the “American Idol” season two winner said in an interview with NJ Advance Media. “I didn’t really become a fan like my mom until I was a teenager. That’s when I started maturing as a singer.” – Read more at NJ.com

Dancing with the Stars’ Alan Bersten Reveals He Needed Surgery After Finding a Tumor in His Neck – Though he says he felt “fine,” Bersten’s mother pushed him to go back to the doctor to get another blood test. A week later, he got the results and found that it was not supplements causing this but rather a tumor on one of his parathyroid glands. “They did a quick scan of everything and couldn’t tell if [the tumor] was benign or malignant until they opened me up,” he says. “Unfortunately the only surgery available was on April 11 so my mom quickly was like, ‘You don’t understand, he has to be on Dancing with the Stars. Is there anything we can do?’”
After speaking with the scheduling office and explaining that he had to be on Good Morning America on April 13 for the cast reveal of DWTS‘ upcoming all-athletes season, they were able to squeeze Bersten in for surgery the next day. – Read more at People

Jennifer Hudson and ex square off in Chicago court as child support battle continues – In his two-hour testimony at the Daley Center, David Otunga described the various positions he’s held since leaving his $165,000-a-year job at the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin more than a decade ago. He said he’s employed as a pre-show panelist with the WWE organization, but Hudson attorney Thomas Field argued Otunga only works a few days a month and should be compelled to seek employment and maintain a job diary. Wednesday’s hearing continued the five-month legal battle over child support for the former couple’s 8-year-old son. Hudson, a 36-year-old Oscar winner from the South Side, and Otunga, a 38-year-old Elgin native, split last year after nearly a decade together. Hudson was also in court Wednesday. – Read more at Chicago Tribune.com

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