Colton Dixon and Elise Testone will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, 11:35/10:35 pm.
Ryan Seacrest Signs on as ‘Today’ Correspondent – Ryan Seacrest has officially joined up with Matt Lauer and the rest of the “Today” show team. Seacrest will serve as a special correspondent on the morning-TV staple, NBC said Friday.The correspondent job is part of a new multi-platform deal with NBCUniversal. The two-year deal also extends Seacrest’s on-air hosting duties for NBCU property E!, as well has his broadcasting and producing duties for NBC, which include news, entertainment and sports programming. Seacrest contributes to NBC primetime news and NBC entertainment programming. Beginning with this summer’s London games, the “American Idol” host will also pitch in with the network’s Olympics coverage. – Read more at The Wrap
CeeLo Green to Perform at 2012 Billboard Music Awards – CeeLo Green, the genre-bending singer-songwriter and coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” has been added to the growing list of performers at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. At a press conference held Friday (April 27) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Billboard.com editor M. Tye Comer — and a pair of Jubilee! Showgirls — welcomed Green, who joins Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted as announced performers at the May 20 telecast, airing live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. – Read more at Billboard.com
Queen Talks ‘Idol,’ Adam Lambert & The Queen Extravaganza – Watch Brian, Roger, and the Queen Extravaganza’s full interview below, for Brian’s additional thoughts on the top six and Elise Testone’s elimination; clarification on the supposed Ace Young/Brian May spat of Season 5; a close-up look at the obviously extremelycommitted Jennifer Espinosa’s Queen tattoo; and Marc Martel’s explanation as to why it’s simply impossible for him to not sound like Freddie Mercury. – Watch the Video at Yahoo.com
American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez: Why Does Akon Say He Wants Her Voted Off?! – Akon, who recently guest mentored on Idol, says Sanchez is by far his favorite contestant this season. “I know I shouldn’t be saying this, but I kind of want her to get voted off so I can sign her,” Akon told E! News at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami. “She’s beyond the talent that’s supposed to be there,” the R&B star gushed. “I think she’s overqualified, I really do.” “And she’s only 16,” Akon continued. “Like, I’ve been around a lot of superstars. I haven’t seen anyone at that age sing like that.” – Read more at EOnline
Carrie Underwood Live Q&A
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Carrie Underwood Reveals Blown Away Common Thread, Talks Tour – Carrie is just beginning to plan her fall tour to promote the album and she says, “Taking these songs, bringing them to life, I can only think of what we’re gonna do with ‘Blown Away.’ I have no idea what’s in store, I have no idea what we’re gonna do, but I predict some storm on stage, basically, and I know we can pull it off. That’s the fun part about planning. You don’t know if they’re possible. You’re like ‘What if we had lightning on the stage? Can we do that?’ And then you start figuring out what you can and can’t do. It’s just so much fun.” – Audio at the country vibe
Exclusive: ‘American Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart, Casey Abrams combine for new song – We interviewed Reinhart yesterday about the new album, but also asked if the pair had recorded anything new. “Yes, we actually just had something in the mix and I’ll let him talk about that; it’s nothing that I’ll give away,” Reinhart said. “But yes, we are getting together and doing more stuff…We could never leave each other in that way. We have to continue to do stuff together.” When I asked her specifically if it was for his Concord album, she’d only say, “We’ll see what happens, but it’s looking good.” – Read more at HitFix
Listen Up!: Conversations With Haley Reinhart, – MR: Your track “Free” is a breakup song. Can you go into the details? HR: Actually, this is the only tune that I picked up while I was touring, and it’s the only song on the record that I did not co-write. I simply picked it out of dozens more, and it just stuck out to me. You know, it’s an empowering, mature way of going about a breakup, and it’s a nice way of saying, “As much as I care about you still, I figure the way I can be happy is if we break this thing off.” – Read more at Huffington Post
‘American Idol’: Jennifer Lopez Wishes She Could Mentor More (Video)
Andrew Garcia ft. D-Trix – Payphone Cover
Kris Allen ON with Mario Lopez MYfm 4/26/2012
Ryan Seacrest’s Hollywood Hills West estate back on the market – Ryan Seacrest has put his gated Hollywood Hills West estate back on the market at $11.985 million. The “American Idol” host had tried to sell it in late 2010 for $14.95 million.
The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits behind wrought-iron gates on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during his ownership, the villa features beamed ceilings, a bar, a screening room, a wine cellar and a gym. There are six bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. A guesthouse, tennis court, a swimming pool, a cabana and mature trees complete the grounds. – Read more at LA Times
DWTS’ Roshon Fegan Talks Slaps and Jabs From “Dangerous” Partner Chelsie Hightower! – “I’ve taken a couple back hands to the face,” Fegan recently told us about Hightower. “I got an elbow to the rib, a head-butt to the chest.” “She’s like a vortex,” he laughed. “She just doesn’t care. She spins out of nowhere, dives into me like a football player with no warning. I’ve kind of gotten used to it. I’m keeping my eye on her now. She’s dangerous!”- See the Video at Eonline