Headlines: Constantine Maroulis Drops Out of Production

The Voice 9 Battle Rounds finish and the Top 32 unveiled, tonight at 9/8c PM on NBC.

‘American Idol’s’ Constantine Maroulis withdraws from musical ‘Breaking Through’ – Constantine Maroulis, the pop singer and “American Idol” alumnus, has withdrawn from the world premiere production of “Breaking Through,” a new musical scheduled to debut at the Pasadena Playhouse this fall. The company said that Maroulis is withdrawing due to “personal matters” and that he will be replaced by Matt Magnusson. The production is still set to open Nov. 1, with previews beginning Oct. 27. A spokeswoman for the playhouse declined to elaborate on the reasons for Maroulis’ departure when reached by phone. – Read more at the LA Times

How Carrie Underwood Will Raise Her Son as a Christian with a ‘Loving Heart’ – Proud of her Christian faith — a decorative sign in her Tennessee cabin quotes Romans 3:25 (“Nothing But the Blood of Jesus”) — the “Jesus Take the Wheel” singer, 32, is also on the record as a supporter of gay marriage. And although Isaiah is still little, she and Fisher have discussed what they plan to teach him on the subject. The new parents want their 7-month-old son to “have a loving heart toward people who are different,” the Grammy winner, whose new album Storyteller is out Oct. 23, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Mike and I talk about teaching him how to approach everybody in a loving way, even if they’re not the same, and to try to say, ‘You know what? God loves them, so it should be my job to do my best to love them as well.’ ” – Read more at People

Ryan Seacrest Extends Deal With E!; Remains Host Of ‘Live From The Red Carpet’ – The network has extended its deal with the Live From The Red Carpet host. There are no specifics but we hear the pact is for two more years, during which Seacrest will continue as host and executive producer of Live From The Red Carpet. “With Ryan at the helm forRyan Seacrest 2 close to ten years now, E!’s Live From the Red Carpet series has truly become a mainstay of the network and we are very happy to continue this partnership,” said Frances Berwick, President Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. – Read more at Deadline

The Surprising, Last-Minute Change to Bindi Iwrin and Derek Hough’s Dirty Dancing Routine on Dancing with the Stars – “We were rehearsing [in the hallway outside the studio] before the show and suddenly things were going wrong that had never gone wrong before,” Hough told PEOPLE after the show on Monday. “All of a sudden I couldn’t turn and I was freaking out,” added Irwin. But there was a more serious problem than nerves to worry about. “We were practicing the lift and Bindi’s dress kept sliding up,” explained Hough. “If it came up too high, she would fall down. We ran over to wardrobe and I said, ‘Please sew the dress to her underwear so it won’t slide up.’ ” – Read more at People

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