‘American Idol’ Revival: Is It ABC’s Hail Mary? – “Idol” presents a perception problem for ABC. The series was canceled by Fox prior to its 2016 run by new network chiefs Dana Walden and Gary Newman — longtime TV-studio heads who wanted to put their stamp on the network with scripted development. Scoring mixed results in that effort Fox made a late and aggressive bid to win “Idol” back even as producers FremantleMedia and Core Media Group were putting the finishing touches on a deal with ABC. So, having foiled Fox, ABC is counting on 40 hours of another network’s castoff to shore itself up. – Read more at Variety
Mark Isaiah Reflects on ‘The Voice’ Experience – He may have taken his final bow from ‘The Voice’ but the 20-year-old’s music career is just taking off. “I’ve been enjoying my journey, and I’m super excited to continue it,” Isaiah smiles. From the beginning, he impressed the nation on Team Adam and made memorable friendships on and off the stage. He explains, “the people you meet, all the artists who are there, you become family with them.” – Read more at PAHomePage
Jennifer Hudson and Derek Hough at the NBC Upfronts Party Earlier this Week.
Jennifer was promoting The Voice, where she’ll be a judge this fall. Derek is a judge on this summer’s “World of Dance.”
Don’t ask me what I’m singing cuz I have no idea ! @derekhough decided we needed to sing a song in the middle of the #nbc party ! Random crazy but fun! Then he disappeared and left me with the crowd somehow gathered . I found some new cool buddy’s during #hairspraylive for sure , those crazy cast members !
David Cook not Digging His Vegetables
Carter Page Cites Maroon 5 In Letter To Justice Department – “A song from popular culture accurately describes many of the matters usurping a vast proportion of your time and America’s attention given the primary focus of the mainstream media today: ‘Like a little girl who cries in the face of a monster that lives in her dreams.’” He helpfully provided a YouTube link to Maroon 5’s “Harder To Breathe” in a footnote. – Read more at Billboard
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy On Making It To The Finals
Simone Biles: My ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Experience Was ‘a Bit Scary’ – Asked about the hardest part of DWTS, Biles — who was sent home in a shocking elimination on the May 15 episode after earning two perfect scores — told Us that it was difficult to show emotion on the dance floor. “I think it’s just bringing out the emotional side because I’ve never had to do that before. If I was emotional, it was behind closed doors. But this is in front of all of America,” she said of working with pro Sasha Farber. “It’s a bit scary.” – Read more at US Magazine
Simone & Sasha DWTS Exit Interview – GMA
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Simone Biles & Sasha Farber React To Stunning Elimination