Adam Lambert Excited About Katy Perry Being an ‘American Idol’ Judge: ‘She’s Going to Be Great!’ – “I think Katy’s going to be a great judge on the show,” Lambert gushed to ET during the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday. “She has a long history with the show, she’s been on it as a guest a million times. She understands the show, I think she’s going to be great.” Lambert, who competed on season eight of the singing competition, said he wouldn’t mind taking a seat at the judging table himself. “That would be fun,” he shared. “I just judged X Factor in Australia last year and I had a blast.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight
Adam Lambert Reacts to ‘American Idol’ Reboot – “I love being a judge on vocal talent shows. I did X Factor last year in Australia, and I had so much fun,” Lambert told Us. “It was so rewarding because it allowed me to just kind of step on the other side of the line and look at things differently. It taught me a lot, and it was really nice to help somebody become their better version of themselves, you know, to get from point A to point B. I would love to do that again on any show.” – Read more at US Magazine
Kelly Clarkson Talks Nashville Sports
After singing the National Anthem at the Preds game Thursday night, Kelly Clarkson talked Nashville sports.
"It's a fun atmosphere!"
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) May 19, 2017
Season 2 of Haley Reinhart’s Animated Series Coming to Netflix
(Note: Brief male nudity NSFW)
— Haley Reinhart (@HaleyReinhart) May 19, 2017
Singer David Cook remembers hilarious encounter with FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell, surprises her with gifts during recent visit – During former American Idol David Cook’s last visit to FOX 4, Mark Alford thought it would be a great idea to introduce him to FOX 4’s Kerri Stowell, who is a huge fan, live on air. Mark, though, has a way of making things awkward and the introduction was no exception. It left Kerri blushing and led to many jokes over the past year. The former idol remembered the encounter, and when he returned to the studio Friday, May 19 he came bearing gifts for Kerri. She was ecstatic. – Read more at FOX4KC.com
Former ‘Voice’ contestant Emily Ann Roberts on Chris Blue: “He’s going to win the thing!” – WBIR 10News had a chance to ask the former ‘Voice’ finalist thought about Chris Blue and his chances of winning it after making it to the show’s final four. She remembered her trials as a finalist. “You’re tired and you’re ready to go home. You miss your family, but to just soak it all in and to enjoy those last moments he has on that stage and with the performance that he has,” she said. “I mean, I’m so excited for him. I’m telling y’all, he’s going to win the thing!” Roberts says she plans to release her debut country later this year. – Read more at WBIR.com
Taylor Hicks discusses his career, return of American Idol – HOOVER, Ala. (WBMA) — He called himself the “Pied Piper” of the Regions Tradition Pro-Am. If you followed Taylor Hicks along Greystone Country Club on Wednesday it was clear to see he is as beloved by many as the football coaches and professional golfers he played alongside. – Read more at ABC3340
Kris Allen Plays a Riff
How ‘The Bachelorette’ Picked the Men for Rachel’s Historic Season – The 32-year-old’s barrier-breaking journey to find love premieres Monday, after years of controversy surrounding the long-running dating franchise. ABC executives came under fire in recent years over the series’ lack of diversity, as the starring roles almost exclusively went to white leads on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Ahead of Lindsay’s season, the previous cycle of The Bachelor with Nick Viall reigned as most diverse, with only eight nonwhite contestants in the starting pool. Traditionally, the nonwhite contestants are eliminated early in the season. But Lindsay’s turn as the star could set a new precedent — the Texas attorney has already bucked tradition by announcing that she’s happily engaged days ahead of premiere. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Harrison and longtime casting director Lacey Pemberton, who has been recruiting both men and women for the franchise since the show’s 2002 launch, about the matchmaking process and secrets behind pulling off this historic season. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter