Headlines: Jimmy Iovine No For American Idol, Diplo Says He’s Helping

Jimmy Iovine Says He Won’t Return for ‘American Idol’ Reboot: ‘I Changed My Number’ – “ABC has not called and maybe [that’s] because I changed my number. But I like everybody on American Idol,” Iovine shared. “I won’t be back.” As for famous Idol alums like Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson heading over to The Voice, Iovine will definitely be tuning in. “I like The Voice. I like Mark Burnett, Pharrell [Williams], Gwen [Stefani],” he revealed. “Those are all my pals on the show, so I enjoy that show a lot. I love Gwen and Pharrell. I think that together, they’re really great. – Read more at 9News

Diplo teams up with Katy Perry on American Idol revival – Last month (May17) the Roar singer landed a historic multi-million dollar gig as a judge on the reality TV singing competition, reportedly picking up $25 million (£19 million) to advise wannabes. And Diplo, who was romantically linked to Katy in 2014, has been working alongside his former flame by participating in active discussions with American Idol bosses. “I’ve also been talking to American Idol on the side to try to help them with the (ABC network reboot) with Katy,” he tells Billboard, without providing further details about his role on the show. “I just like the idea of working with them. They’re cool,” he added. – Read more at People

David Cook on Possibility of Being an ‘American Idol’ Judge: ‘If The Show Called, I’d Listen’ – “If they called, I’d listen,” he quips. “That’s the most succinct way to say it. I used to joke around with the producers back when the show was on Fox: ‘Hey, if there’s ever an opening, I’ll do it for like 20 percent of what you’re paying Randy Jackson!’ But it never came to fruition… They haven’t called yet, so there’s nothing to listen to — but if they did, I certainly would listen. I enjoyed the mentoring process [on the top eight show in Season 13], I really did, so the opportunity to pay it forward in that way is certainly appealing.” Speaking to Yahoo Music’s Reality Rocks while promoting his new single “Gimme Heartbreak,” Cook admits he was “certainly surprised to see the show come back so quickly.” As for whether he thinks it’s too soon for an Idol comeback – Fox’s “Farewell Season,” as it was then called, only wrapped in April 2016 — he says, “I think whether or not people will care about it coming back, or whether or not people missed it, is really going to depend on what it comes back as. – Read more at Yahoo.com

As Queen + Adam Lambert hit the road again, Adam says he still has his “pinch me” moments – Adam Lambert has been singing with British rock legends Queen on and off since 2011, and they’ve done a number of tours together. But as Queen + Adam Lambert kick off a new tour tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, Adam admits he still can’t believe he’s now the frontman of the same band whose song he belted out at his American Idol audition. “I do have my ‘pinch me’ moments, yeah,” he tells ABC Radio. “Like, I’ll finish a song…and I’ll kind of think, ‘Is this my life? This is so surreal!'” – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

New Daughtry tour starts tonight, Chris Daughtry says it’ll be like “summer camp” – Daughtry kicks off a summer tour with their pals Nickelback tonight in Noblesville, Indiana. Chris says he and the band are happy to be able to offer fans “some sort of escape” through their music. “We love seeing the fans and hearing them sing back to us,” he tells ABC Radio. “And seeing their faces, and just engaging and giving them some sort of escape from whatever’s going on in their life, y’know? We just love being out there and getting to see everybody.” Luckily, there’s no concern with this tour that the co-headliners won’t get along. As Chris Daughtry explains, they go way back. – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

Kris Allen Sings Concert Cancellation Announcement

Kris Allen was set to perform at an outdoor concert in Nashville tonight, but alas, the weather interfered. Apparently, the bearer of that bad news name is Cindy…

Dangit Cindy!! #cindy #dangitcindy

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Story Behind the Song: Lauren Alaina, ‘Doin’ Fine’ – I had to talk to them about it, before I even put it on the album. It is brutally honest and leaves a lot of room for people to have a lot of opinions. But I think we all have problems, and we’re all broken, and it’s important for me to share that brokenness, because it got me here, and going through those things shaped me into the human that I am now. I got really tired of fighting who I am, and I did that for a really long time; I was trying to be this perfect girl, perfect family, perfect body, and those people aren’t real. So I got tired of trying to be that. I think this song just kind of speaks that message overall. That’s my message as an artist: Nobody’s perfect. – Read more at The Boot

Alesha Dixon replaces Nicole Scherzinger on X Factor panel – but only for the weekend – The Britain’s Got Talent judge is set to sit in for Scherzy as auditions take place in Manchester this weekend – after Nicole had to pull out due to a diary clash. ‘Alesha is guest-judging for the first day of the Manchester auditions as Nicole is unable to film that day due to a previous diary commitment,’ an X Factor spokesperson confirmed. – metro.co.uk

Former ‘DWTS’ Pro Edyta Sliwinska Welcomes Baby No. 2 — See the Sweet First Photo! – Sliwinska gave birth to a daughter named Leia Josephine on June 18. The precious baby girl weighs 7 pounds and is 20 inches long. “The new family of four are over the moon and absolutely in love with their little princess,” Sliwinska’s rep tells ET, adding that the dancer’s 3-year-old son, Michael, picked out his sister’s name. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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