Idol Headlines for 10/21/14

The Voice 7 Battle Rounds conclude tonight. The teams will be in place, and then it’s on to the Knockout rounds! Kelly will be live blogging 8/7c PM NBC.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Tuesday October 28. No doubt to promote their upcoming gig as hosts of the CMAs.

MTV’s ‘Faking it’ Second Season Gets 10 Additional Episodes – After four episodes of its second season, MTV has decided to order ten additional episodes of comedy series Faking It, bringing its second season total to 20 episodes. – American Idol season 9 finalist, Katie Stevens stars in the series.TVByTheNumbers

Leslie Jones Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Castmember – Leslie Jones has been promoted to a member of the main cast on NBC’s long-running late-night sketch comedy series, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. She will begin this Saturday when Dumb and Dumber To star Jim Carrey returns to host. The actress-comedian, who in January started as a writer on SNL, has been featured on Weekend Update numerous times since joining the program, most recently appearing on Bill Hader’s Oct. 11 episode. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Trisha Yearwood Makes Her ‘Nashville’ Debut – Trisha Yearwood was on the set of ABC’s Nashville last week, where several of her professional worlds collided all at once. The CMA award-winning singer, who has also done some acting in TV dramas, will be at the real CMAs in a couple of weeks to present an award. But on this day, Yearwood joined the Nashville cast as they filmed segments for a dramatized version of the star-studded awards show, allowing the show’s fictional country stars to mingle with a few who are the real deal. In her scenes, which were shot on a meticulously constructed replica of the CMA Awards set on one of Nashville’s massive soundstages, Yearwood is seen presenting an award to another country star (although you’ll have to tune in to the episode to find out if that star is fictional or real!). – Read more at Rolling Stone

W Hotels Worldwide Joins Forces with Jennifer Hudson and the Human Rights Campaign to Fight for Full LGBT Equality across All 50 States – NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–W Hotels Worldwide today announced it has joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, in the fight for nationwide LGBT equality by launching a fundraising and awareness initiative, “TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE”. Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson will lend her support and voice to the campaign, which combines the W brand’s longstanding support of the LGBT community with its ongoing passion for music. As part of the program, W Hotels around the country will host monthly TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE music events, in which a portion of proceeds will benefit HRC. Some events may also include surprise performances by Hudson, and coupled with a special room package and robust social media campaign (#whrc and #lovehasnolimit) led by W Hotels, HRC and Hudson, W hopes to bring real and lasting change for LGBT Americans in all 50 states. – Read more at Business Wire

Jennifer Hudson Has an Unusual Plan to Become an ‘EGOT’ – “He is hilarious. [The other day] he was like, ‘Mommy, is it OK if I have a girlfriend?’ I was like, ‘Oh, it’s that time already!’ ” Hudson says of her son with fiancé David Otunga. “He says, ‘Okay, I have this girl I like. But I’m thinking about it, and I want to take her to all my parties, and I want to bring her home, and then I want to take her out of the country on an airplane.’ Not to another state but out of the country. I was like, ‘OK, this is my child.’ ” – Read more at People

Inside Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water” – It happened May 2 in Carrie Underwood’s songwriting cabin in Tennessee. That’s when Chris DeStefano came in with a musical idea, and Underwood came in with a big idea. It was, as DeStefano describes it, “the perfect write.” “I played Carrie and Brett (James) this music, and Carrie was immediately like, ‘I’ve got this title and concept I’ve been wanting to write,” DeStefano told me of the day the three wrote Underwood’s latest hit, “Something in the Water.” “I remember it like it was yesterday, getting chill bumps when she said that title,” he said. “It felt so right with the music.” He said anytime he’s writing with Underwood, he likes to go in with ideas, but she’s usually the one who brings her best. And DeStefano loves to build on those. – Read more at CMT

Kris Allen Interview at Cannery Ballroom- Nashville, TN

Kelsey McDonald interviews season 8 American Idol winner Kris Allen at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN on October 17, 2014.

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