Headlines: Niall Horan Talks Stardom, plus Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood

Adam Lambert in Flaunt Magazine – Before Adam Lambert can even sit down at a sidewalk café in L.A.’s downtown Arts District, he’s greeted by name by a trio of 20-something guys at a nearby table. Unfortunately, it’s not his name. They call him Adam Levine. “I get that once in a while because we’re both Adam L.,” says Lambert, laughing it off. “It kills me though because apparently, he doesn’t know who I am.” Hold up. The Maroon 5 frontman and judge on The Voice doesn’t know who Adam Lambert is? But they’re on the pop charts together and even share a producer – Swedish hitmaker Max Martin – how can that be? “Once on The Voice, somebody sang ‘Whataya Want from Me,’” Lambert explains, referring to his Grammy-nominated hit from 2010, “and Adam Levine’s like, ‘I don’t know who originally sang that but you did it better’.” Wow, that’s like a double-ouch. “It was a low-key shady moment,” agrees Lambert. “But it was also kind of funny.” – Read more, see the photos Flaunt.com

The Voice Chris Jamison Wedding Photo

Chris was married last Friday in Pittsburgh. Wedding photo!

Niall Horan Braces for Stardom Outside One Direction, With Advice From Justin Bieber & The Eagles – Horan even shrugs off Malik’s post-1D kvetching: “Oh, pfft. I know what Zayn’s like — outspoken, and fair play to him.” He offers the same civility to Simon Cowell, who ­publicly attacked Horan’s loyalty for ­choosing Capitol over his Syco label. (1D formed on The X Factor.) “We’ll always have mutual respect. When we get back to the band, he’ll be at the forefront again,” says Horan. And he’s certain they’ll be back: “When it will be, I don’t know. I ­prefer not to do it after I’m 40. I’d prefer the next few years.” Capitol chairman/CEO Steve Barnett, who signed 1D when he was at Columbia, says he has seen Horan grow from “a special little kid from a provincial island” to “the absolute top in terms of professionalism, thoughtfulness, work ethic and appreciating what he’s got. You’d be proud if he was your son.” – Read more at Billboard

Carrie Underwood Reflects Back on 2005 American Idol Win

Simon Cowell on How Tyra Banks Landed the ‘America’s Got Talent’ Gig – “We started with no host. Then one of us got a phone call saying Tyra Banks was interested. So I told her, ‘Come over to the house tomorrow,'” he recalled. “She turns out, ripped jeans, not really any makeup, sat down and within five minutes, we literally all said, ‘We would love you to join the show.'” “It was that quick,” he added. A production source on America’s Got Talent tells ET that Banks has been off to a great start since joining the show in March. According to the source, Banks’ real test will be when the show goes live, because she often requires several takes. – Watch the Video at ETOnline

‘America’s Got Talent’ Won’t Air Segment With Couple Who Filed Suit – FremantleMedia — the parent of Marathon — issued a statement on Thursday saying the suit “is being dismissed.” A spokesman for the plaintiff’s law firm declined to comment, except to say that settlement talks are underway and the dispute “will be amicably resolved.” “We take great care of all acts that cross the ‘AGT’ stage and their families,” FremantleMedia said in the statement. “Tyra has been an incredible addition to ‘AGT’ with her vibrant energy and maternal nurturing spirit, and we look forward to continuing to watch her positive influence on the show.” – Read more at Variety.com

Mark Ballas on why ‘Jersey Boys’ was his destiny: ‘I had seen the show 12 times when I auditioned’ – Why was “Jersey Boys” music to your ears? I grew up singing the music. My grandfather and my father loved the Four Seasons. And the story line is such a gangster. These guys are men. They are from the ’hood. They came from nothing. I can relate to that. My mom [Shirley Ballas] came from a really rough neighborhood in Liverpool and became the biggest dance coach in the world. – Read more at LA Times

David Ross: ‘Exhausted’ after Dancing With the Stars nearly ends in triumph – Six months ago, David Ross was a backup catcher. Today, he’s a 40-year-old heartthrob. Since he last wore a Chicago Cubs uniform, Ross has become one of America’s favorite dancers. An author. An ESPN analyst. A Cubs front-office executive. And the proud bearer of a second World Series championship ring. Oh, and there’s also a movie about his life in the works. “I’ve got enough job titles,’’ Ross tells USA TODAY Sports. “Really, I just want to go home. I want to be dad again.’’ – Read more at USA Today

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater Share Their Thoughts on their Surprising Dancing with the Stars Win – “It could be us, it could not be us, I don’t know what the hell is about to happen,” Jennings told reporters is what he was thinking as he waited to hear the results on Tuesday night’s show. “That’s a very long waiting period right there, waiting to see if you’ve won or not. I was super shocked, I don’t know if you caught my face but I literally couldn’t believe it.” – Read more at Parade.com

Mark Burnett and Jeff Probst Reflect on 34 Seasons of ‘Survivor’ – “This season really clearly illustrates that as a game, players are being rewarded for playing, and hurt feelings are being thrown aside in favor of recognizing great risky gameplay. It also shows how one wrong decision is all it takes to blow your game: you have to be perfect to win Survivor,” Probst tells THR about the takeaway from Game Changers, and what it means for Survivor moving forward. “It’s a tall order. It’s why it’s so difficult to do, and it’s why people continue to come back and play again. If you ask them, they’ll often say: ‘I’m haunted by one move. I had an opportunity.'” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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