Headlines: Bobby Bones Idol Advice, Kat McPhee ‘Country Comfort’

American Idol Bobby Bones dishes ahead of Hollywood Week – Bones is back as an in-house mentor. It’s not just about the music, he says. “I am also here to talk with them about life because, you know, I come from a background of struggle,” said Bones. “A lot of these kids and young adults come from a similar background like mine. I’m a therapist to them as well.” – 6ABC

Bobby Bones Is ‘Just Happy to Be There Mentoring’ for His Fourth Season of American Idol – “What Idol does is they pivot from year to year,” remarks Bones, who also won season 27 of Dancing with the Stars. “And they don’t hide from the fact that they do an open call. Anybody can show up, but also, if they see somebody on TikTok that is really good, they’ll be like, ‘Hey, do you want to come try this?'” “The great thing about American Idol is that it’s always all about the contestants,” explains Bones, whose new Nat Geo series Breaking Bobby Bones premieres May 31. “It’s not about the judges. Even though our judges are super famous and have been massive stars, it’s all about the contestant. And that’s what they say before they go out there to judge and that’s what I say before I start mentoring these kids.” Read more at People

American Idol’s Walking Miracle Brianna Collichio Reflects on Her Audition – American Idol hopeful Brianna Collichio didn’t let her long journey and hospital visits due to cystic fibrosis get in the way of her ticket to Hollywood. Brianna joined Ryan Seacrest on-air on Friday, March 19, to reflect on her emotional road to conquering her dream. – OnAirwithRyanSeacrest

As American Idol Hollywood Week kicks off, alum Gabby Barrett offers some strategic advice – “If you can play the piano and play different instruments and sing different genres and that kind of thing, I would just not show all of that right away,” Gabby told ABC Audio. “I think it’s cool to just reveal the deck as time goes on, you just don’t slap your deck down! And so that’s kind of what I did with the show. And it worked out, thankfully for me.” Gabby also notes that in addition to not “playing your cards all out,” “Song choice is really important. Go with what you think you sound best singing.” – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian talk about ‘Country Comfort’ – Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian join Hoda and Jenna to discuss their new show, “Country Comfort,” in which a country singer at a crossroads in her career takes a nannying job for cowboy and his five kids. – Read more at Today.com

Katharine McPhee talks Netflix sitcom ‘Country Comfort’ and new baby: ‘I am managing to get some sleep’ – Growing up, the “American Idol” runner-up cared for infants and toddlers at a church nursery and was a nanny for her high school drama teacher’s family. But she was never the “cool” babysitter who let kids stay up late or sneak ice cream before dinner. “As a mother, hopefully, and as a nanny, I tend to follow the rules and try to keep a schedule,” says McPhee, 36, who gave birth last month to her first son, Rennie, with husband David Foster, 71. “Discipline is good for kids.” “I’d like to say I was a much better nanny than she was, but that’s part of her charm,” McPhee says. “She falls into this job of being a nanny that she’s probably not that suited for, but she ends up making it work and is still trying to multitask. That’s something I relate to with her. I pride myself on being someone who can wear many different hats at once, and she definitely tries to do that.” – Read more at USAToday

Katharine McPhee Opens Up About Netflix Show Country Comfort and Life as a New Mom – She’s been a mom for less than two months, but Katharine McPhee is already getting the hang of things. “It just feels so natural,” the actress, 36, who welcomed her son Rennie David with husband David Foster in February, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’ve had a really good baby; he’s been so good. I’m so in love!” – Read more at People

Former Dancing with the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews Reunite – Tom and Erin posted the same photo. posted the same photo. “Reunited & it feels so good,” Tom wrote.


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