Idol Headlines for 11/5/13

The Voice Live Playoffs part 2, featuring Team Cee Lo and Team Christina air tonight on NBC at 9/8c PM. Of course, we’re live blogging!

Beforehand, at 8/7c pm, The Biggest Loser featuring Ruben Studdard airs.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SUPERSTAR PITBULL TO HOST THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – The AMAs are going down and we’re yelling TIMBER! It’s just been announced that Pitbull and Ke$ha will perform their new hit single “Timber” at the 2013 American Music Awards. Today dick clark productions has announced that global music sensation Pitbull will host the “2013 American Music Awards” which will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. – Read more at The AMAs

Microsoft Store to open in Metropolis at Metrotown with Kelly Clarkson concert – Microsoft is just about ready to open its first retail store in B.C. And the tech giant has enlisted an American pop star to help launch its version of the Apple Store in Burnaby. On Thursday (November 7) at 11 a.m., the Microsoft Store in Metropolis at Metrotown will welcome its first customers. But Kelly Clarkson fans (we know you exist) will want to get in line a bit earlier—some time after 10 p.m. on Wednesday. – Read more at

MTV EMAs Gets U.S. Telecast Co-Hosted by ‘Glee’s’ Darren Criss – MTV is making sure U.S. viewers are in the know as it readies for the 2013 MTV European Music Awards. The cable network has set a special live event stateside co-hosted by Glee star Darren Criss, British rapper/model Cher Lloyd and Andrew Schulz from Guy Code and The Hook Up that kicks off Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET/PT from New York City. Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo and Austin Mahone, in his first appearance following his illness, are set to perform during the MTV EMAs U.S. telecast. British boy band The Wanted and Ariana Grande, who is the MTV EMAs backstage host, will also make appearances. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Kellie Pickler Announces TV Appearances Promoting New Album, “The Woman I Am” – Kellie Pickler has several TV appearances lined up to promote her new album, The Woman I Am, due out November 11. Look for Kellie to return to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on the release date before performing on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday, November 13. – Read more at WWPG

Taylor Hicks on His ‘SVU’ Role, Playing a Talent Show Judge and His Country Record (Video) – You’ve done live theater before, and obviously television with Idol and The Choice — how was it working with a script? Working with script is a challenge because obviously you have to remember lines. This was a small role so you can see how learning a whole show would be difficult. If you love what you’re doing it doesn’t seem like work. I have been actively auditioning in the scripted department for a year now. I love having an acting coach. I was born on TV, meaning that’s where I caught my break. So that’s where I always have to be smart and revisit that medium as much as I can. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

CMT’s Next Women of Country Gather in Nashville – Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Monroe and Cassadee Pope are just a few of CMT’s Next Women of Country who gathered Monday (Nov. 4) at a small Nashville restaurant to celebrate the network’s franchise emphasizing female music artists. Lauren Alaina delivered the event’s first performance with one of her new songs, “Same Day, Different Bottle.” She told the audience she has been developing her songwriting talent since her 2011 appearance on American Idol. – Read more at

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Sometimes Wing CMAs Monologue, Hope Not to Offend – Now that they’re in their sixth year of hosting the CMA Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are used to the high pressure of live television — and of course, that includes the all-important opening monologue. The 2013 CMA Awards monologue should be a breeze compared to the last-minute changes the duo had to make last year. “Last year was the worst as far as just a monkey wrench thrown into it,” Paisley confessed at the CMA Awards Radio Broadcast Orientation Sunday night (Nov. 3). “At six o’clock we were sitting in her [Carrie Underwood’s] dressing room going, ‘What do we say at the end of the monologue? How do we end this?’ We really didn’t know when we walked out.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Katharine McPhee Comes Out of Hiding After Smash Director Cheating Scandal: First Picture – What’s new, Kat? Katharine McPhee has kept an extremely low profile over the past two weeks, but the actress and singer, 29, finally resurfaced on Monday, Nov. 4 at a pal’s house in Los Angeles. Keeping it super-simple and casual, the American Idol alum wore a black top, skinny jeans and booties and flashed a tight small, keeping her familiar face somewhat covered with sunglasses, and wearing her brown hair down. – See the photo at US Magazine

Keith Urban Rocks HSN With Sellout Guitar Debut – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Four-time GRAMMY Award winner and American Idol(R) judge Keith Urban introduced his new URBAN(TM) Guitar Collection via HSN, and HSN Mobile on Sunday, November 3, resulting in a sellout debut. Urban’s first appearance on HSN marks the largest guitar debut ever for the entertainment lifestyle retailer. – Read more at WSJ

Dancing With the Stars: Bruno Tonioli Raves About Guest Judge Cher – “She was so down-to-earth,” says judge Bruno Tonioli moments after Dancing With the Stars’ Monday show, still savoring his time sitting next to guest judge Cher. “She’s adorable. She just says what she thinks and she doesn’t care what anybody thinks. I loved her.” – Read more at TV Guide

Simon Cowell Reveals What He Wants to Name His Baby Son – Cowell told Seymour, “My number one choice is Simon because I like the name.” His second choice would be Eric, after his father. “His birthday is going to be very close to my dad’s birthday,” adding that his father would be very proud and amazed if he were here. Of course, Simon wants to name the baby after himself…He also wants to teach him the business.

Read more at Extra TV

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