Idol Headlines for 10/25/14

Tonight on Saturday Night Live – Jim Carrey is host featuring musical guest Iggy Azalea

RSVP To Attend CBS This Morning Live Taping of Pippin Songs with Josh Kaufman and Carly Hughes – The Tony Award-winning revival of Pippin will tape a performance of “Corner of the Sky” with incoming title role actor Josh Kaufman and “Simple Joys” with Carly Hughes and acrobats in front of a live audience Oct. 28 at 10 AM; fans are invited to RSVP and attend the live session on the Pippin website. As previously announced, NBC’s “The Voice” winner Kaufman will join the show in the title role beginning Oct. 31. According to the official website, here’s how fans can be a part of the exclusive event,”Who wants to be one of the lucky few to be in the audience while Josh Kaufman, Carly Hughes and cast members from Pippin tape a national television appearance for CBS in New York City? The taping will take place on Tuesday, October 28th from approximately 10AM-12PM. We will contact you with exact details and location later on!” To fill out the RSVP form, visit http://pippinthemusical.com/cbs.php.

Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande may be popular – but they’re not country – This week, the Country Music Association (CMA) announced that pop divas Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor were to perform at the 48th annual CMA awards in November. Grande will take the stage alongside Day Drinkin’ quartet Little Big Town, and Tainor will perform her smash hit All About That Bass with Miranda Lambert. It is certainly true that country music’s sound has trended toward both pop and hip-hop in the past decade, but employing stars like Grande, 21, and Trainor, 20, only further undermines the idea that the “country” moniker actually means anything in musical terms. There’s another way to read this news, though: as a desperate attempt to include more female talent. Now that Taylor Swift has moved decisively into the pop world with her new album 1989, country is left with just two superstar females: Carrie Underwood and Lambert. – Read more at The Guardian

David Archuleta launches ‘Glorious’ video contest – Singer David Archuleta teamed up with “Meet The Mormons” once again on Friday in the announcement of a video contest. Archuleta launched the contest with an audio recording on MeettheMormons.com inviting fans to upload their own version of Archuleta’s song, “Glorious,” written by Stephanie Mabey, which is featured in “Meet the Mormons.” “You’ve heard my version of the song,” Archuleta said. “So now I would love to hear yours.” A free instrumental mp3 and lyrics to the song are available to assist in the recording. – Read more at Deseret News

Samantha Harris Is ‘Elated’ to Be Cancer-Free – Difficult doesn’t begin to describe the past six months for Samantha Harris. But now that she is officially cancer free, she can get back to work – for herself, and for others. “When I officially got past my second stage of reconstruction surgery, which was the third surgery I’d had this year, and I reached that six-week mark after surgery, that was when I got the all clear,” the former Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment Tonight host told PEOPLE Thursday. Harris, 40, underwent a double mastectomy in May after being diagnosed with breast cancer a month earlier. – Read more at People.com

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