Headlines: Harry Styles Headed to SNL, Nick Cannon Shocked Simon Cowell

Harry Styles Solo Debut Set for SNL – In the first of the final four shows of the season to be aired live coast to coast, Jimmy Fallon will be returning to “SNL” and hosting for the third time on April 15 alongside musical guest Harry Styles. The “Tonight Show” host was a cast member on the show for six years. – Read more at NBCumv

The Voice’s Empty Promise of the American Dream – “Coming up, a family man takes one last shot at his dream,” is the way Daly introduces one contestant this season, Josh Hoyer. This is a strange thing to say, considering Hoyer is already a working musician, with a band, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, that has toured internationally. This isn’t to criticize Hoyer, or the many other contestants over the years who already made a living through music, for striving for more. But it is to criticize the show for reinforcing the pernicious idea that moderate success doing what you love is not the modern American Dream—superstardom is. – Read more at The Atlantic

RaeLynn Talks New Album ‘Wildhorse,’ Finding Her Own Voice – This record has been such a long time coming and my team has been so incredible sticking by me through this and letting me become the woman I want to become and become the artist that I want to become. It takes a lot to figure out what you want to say and what you want to be as an artist, and I’m just so thankful for Nashville because it took me a little bit. – Read more at Rolling Stone

Jason Castro and Actor Kiefer Sutherland

 

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Life after ‘American Idol’: Colton Dixon interview, – He said he had options after “Idol” to go the secular pop-rock route but chose Christian instead. He grew up listening to TobyMac, Switchfoot (a big favorite) and Casting Crowns, to name a few. He began writing songs and he was directed to go that spiritual direction. Once he had a couple of songs under his belt, he felt secure in Nashville in the Christian world. “Pretty much everybody welcomed me into the industry,” Dixon said. “I still get a few people doing double takes with my hair. Overall, it’s been a really great thing. I’m happy.” – Read more at AJC

Danny Gokey (from American Idol) – DREAM TOUR Ep. 505

Simon Cowell Admits He Was Shocked When Nick Cannon Quit ‘AGT,’ Talks New Host Tyra Banks – “I didn’t know that Nick wasn’t going to be on the show until about two or three weeks before we started filming, and no one told me about this stuff,” he recalled. “Anyway, it happened. I spoke to him, I thought he was going to come back but he wasn’t — then he was, wasn’t — and then in the end, we decided to start filming without him. After one day, we get a phone call — Tyra Banks wants to meet. I thought I was being wound up to be honest with you.” – Read more at ETOnline

Chris & Witney DWTS Exit Interview – GMA

Chris Kattan on Being Eliminated from Dancing with the Stars: ‘I Wish That My Surgery Was Noted Before’

The Amazing Race 29’s Phil Keoghan Reveals Why It Was Time for an All-Strangers Season – “It’s been talked about for years,” host Phil Keoghan tells TVGuide.com. “We’ve talked about lots of different things for years. We’ve talked about having all kinds of different types of people or different themes. … This was a completely different direction and I’m really glad we did it.” – Read more at TV Guide

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