Idol Headlines for 1/18/14

Fantasia Barrino will co-host the view on Monday, January 20.

The SAG awards air tonight at 8/7c pm on TBS. I’ll have a winners list up later!

Saturday Night Live comes back from hiatus with Drake as the host and musical guest 11:35/10:35c PM NBC.

Charlotte singer T.K. Hash staging a comeback on ‘American Idol’ – “Last time I was here, President Bush was in office, barely anyone was using Twitter yet – it was definitely a different world,” said Hash, a graduate of Concord’s Jay M. Robinson High School. He did not attend college, for the same reason he took five years off from pursuing his “Idol” dream. During his senior year at Robinson, his father Eugene had a stroke, leaving the right side of his body temporarily paralyzed. “I had a choice of either going to school (at UNC Chapel Hill) or staying home and supporting the family,” Hash said, “and for me, it was a no-brainer.” – Read more at Charlotte Observer

American Idol hopeful, Spencer Lloyd, FOX News interview

‘American Idol’ Contestant Katie Stevens Starring In MTV Sitcom – After she finished eighth on the ninth season of “American Idol” and performed in its summer tour in 2010, then teen singer Katie Stevens of Middlebury, moved to Los Angeles to take advantage of all the opportunities that were sure to come. But they never did. When the “Idol” money ran out to pay her rent, she ended up working at a cupcake shop. “It was funny,” Stevens, now 21, recalls. “People would come up and say, ‘You look familiar.’ And I’d say, ‘I get that all the time.'” Stevens plays Karma, a high schooler who can’t get noticed at high school until everyone thinks she and her girlfriend Amy are gay. Then they become the cause célèbre in the school set in Austin, Texas, even though she still has her eye on the cute guys. – Read more at


‘American Idol’ alum Colton Dixon follows faith to success – “Man, I’ve been invested in Christian music since I was 10 or 11 years old,” says Dixon, 22. “I remember listening to Steven Curtis (Chapman), Michael W. Smith. I remember when Casting Crowns first came on the radio. I mean, I was such a big fan.” But Dixon says his “Idol” success brought second-guessing. “That was kind of like, ‘Whoa, this is obviously a mainstream TV show, and it wasn’t really what I had planned,’” he says. “But God opened those doors, and I was hanging on while he was pulling me through. I didn’t know if that was his way of saying, ‘Let’s try this mainstream thing out.’ So I was just keeping those doors open.” – Read more at St. Louis Today

Ryan Seacrest Doesn’t See His Reality Stars Crossing Over to Scripted ‘Anytime Soon’ – “Our company has a balanced slate,” Seacrest said at Friday’s Television Critics Association press tour. “We do produce a lot of unscripted television. But [we’re] developing several other scripted projects. So, we hope to achieve balance at the company.” That’s Seacrest’s vision for his career, but when asked if he felt any of his reality stars will make the crossover into scripted, he answered with doubt, “Probably not anytime soon.” “Mixology,” which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 26, takes place in a bar modeled after Eva Longoria’s Los Angeles restaurant Beso (where the pilot was shot) and follows 10 singles and their misadventures finding Mr. or Ms. Right or Mr. or Ms. Right Now. – Read more at The Wrap

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