Idol Headlines for 10/15/13

Tonight, Ruben Studdard competes again. This time, on The Biggest Loser, where he’ll work to lose weight from his all-time high of 462 pounds. NBC 8 pm. Watch out for a post!

The Voice moves to a Tuesday one hour show, airing more of the Battle Rounds at 9 pm on NBC.

The Dove Awards, celebrating Christian Music, will be taped tonight at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. American Idol season 11 alum, Colton Dixon, is set to perform, in addition to being nominated for 3 awards. The event will air on the Up Channel, October 21, 8 pm. via DNJ

American Idol Auditions Returns to Omaha – The American Idol judges and Ryan Seacrest are in Omaha, NB auditioning hopefuls for season 13. Check out the story at KMEG14


TINA FEY, AMY POEHLER RETURN AS HOSTS OF 2014, 2015 GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS – Golden Globe winner Tina Fey and Golden Globe nominee Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) have signed on to host NBC’s exclusive coverage of “The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards,” which will be broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. As part of their deal, Fey and Poehler will also host “The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards” in 2015. – Read more at NBC

‘The Voice’ doing Rose Parade float: First TV show since … ? – NBC’s singing competition hit is joining the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The network has been told this is the first time in the memory of current parade organizers that a broadcast television show has been asked to participate (in other words: It might be the very first time, but nobody is 100 percent sure). The nationally televised event will be 125 years old, after all. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’ Alum And Famous Plus-Size Model Reveals She Has Cancer Via Facebook – Do you remember American Idol 7 Top 24 contestant, Joanne Borgella? She shared on Facebook that she’s been diagnosed with cancer:

Get well soon, Joanne.

Scotty McCreery: ‘See You Tonight’ Is a ‘Much Better Record’ Than His Last (Video) – “The way I look at it, the sales will come if you have good songs,” he says. “Luckily, the sales for Clear as Day were incredible. We could have never expected that. I’m not looking at this record saying, ‘We gotta beat the sales of that.’ I wanted my music to grow, I wanted my music to be better, and we’ve accomplished that, I think.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Jessica Sanchez – FAULT Magazine Cover on Newsstands NOW – Jessica instagrammed a photo from the shoot. Plus, more photos HERE.


Stefano Langone holding fundraiser for Kentwood H.S. – On Monday, KING 5 caught up with him inside the Performing Arts Department at Kentwood High School. “It’s definitely like a blast from the past, but in the best possible way,” said Langone. “I haven’t been back to this stage in years.” He’ll also perform a set of his own music, as part of a benefit concert to raise money for the program he credits with making him the person he is today. – Read more at

Kelly Clarkson Has Lullabies and Homework on the Brain – “I grew up and we didn’t have any money,” she recalled. “I think the cool thing about my life now is I have so much to offer a little baby, whether it’s just healthier decisions right off the bat with what we’re eating. We don’t have to get the cheap, poor food. … Also, education’s always been a huge thing in my family… “I’m just excited about the whole molding process, about being a part of something like that,” she continued. “And I already am with Seth and Savannah, my new kids, but it’s just, from the ground up is going to be such a cool experience and I’m really excited about it … I love the homework and the games and all the stuff. I just love everything about [parenthood].” – Read more at

X Factor’s Lillie McCloud Is ‘Ready for the Battle!’ – Audiences are lucky they got to hear McCloud sing “Alabaster Box” as she almost had to pull out of the competition due to illness. “I was sick. I had borderline pneumonia. I nearly canceled three days before going.” But Lillie powered through to the mainstage audition: She told them that after practicing, she feared her weakened voice wouldn’t make it through another round of the song. “I started praying. And about 10 minutes before showtime, this confidence came over me that I’ve never had in my life,” she recalled. The rest is X Factor history. “I believe that you speak things in the universe. If you speak negatively, you get that. If you speak positively, you get that.” – Read more at The Huffington Post

Simon Introduces Squiddly and Diddly

Could they be cuter? Simon tweeted the photo. Squiddly is the girl and diddly the boy. They are sister and brother. Simon’s girlfriend, Lauren, picked out the outfits. Plus…Simon tweets, “I am setting up a squiddly diddly twitter account.” Which, I’m sure, Lauren will run.


‘Big Bang Theory’ Tops ‘The Voice,’ ‘Modern Family’ in Ad Sales (Report) – The hit sitcom currently fetches $326,260 for a 30-second spot — the most of any programming outside of NFL games, and more than hits such as NBC’s “The Voice” ABC’s “Modern Family,” according to a survey of ad buyers conducted by Adweek. By contrast, “The Voice” commands nearly $265,000 per 30-second spot, while “Modern Family” boasts a per-30-second ad fee of a little over $257,000. – Read more at The Wrap

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Elizabeth Berkley Spills on Her Saved By the Bell-Inspired Dance – Saved By the Bell co-star Mario Lopez cheered on Berkley from the crowd as the actress began her dance in a staged bedroom that was eerily reminiscent of Jessie Spano’s. “When I saw the bedspeard that they picked it was almost like a surreal experience,” she explains. “Like somebody dropped me into a time machine and suddenly I knew Val and it was just all surreal, but extremely fun.” – Read more at E Online

E.G. Daily: ‘The Voice’ Changed Everything! – ETonline: What made you want to audition for The Voice? E.G. Daily: It came out of a time period where I felt kind of depleted. I felt drained and wasn’t sure what I really wanted to be doing with my career anymore. It was like a mid-life crisis where I didn’t feel happy. It was manifesting as fear and panic and anxiety. I felt fragile as I got closer to 50, and it threw me into a spiral. I couldn’t see what I wanted to do anymore, but woke up one day — after going to doctors and therapists — and realized I wasn’t doing what I wanted to be doing. I was doing money jobs and had stopped being creative. It was about getting somewhere professionally. I realized I needed to be doing what I loved and couldn’t buy into the idea of age, or being too old to try and reach your dreams. So I started to make music again and found my purpose again. – Read more at ET Online

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