Idol Headlines for 1/21/14

The Biggest Loser airs tonight on NBC at 8/7c pm

Anna Trebunskaya Welcomes First Child With Boyfriend Nevin Millan – She’s a mom! Dancing With the Stars pro Anna Trebunskaya has welcomed her first child — and named the father of her “beautiful” baby girl! “Anna Trebunskaya and boyfriend Nevin Millan welcomed their first child, daughter Amalya Millan, at a home birth on Saturday, Jan. 18,” her rep confirms in a statement released to Us Weekly. “We’re thrilled to welcome our beautiful, healthy baby into the world,” the couple tells Us of their newborn daughter. “We couldn’t be happier.” – Read more at US Magazine

Your Super Bowl National Anthem singer is… Opera star Renee Fleming – Carrying on the great tradition of Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Kathy Lee Gifford, and the Grambling University Band, Renee Fleming will take on the task of providing bookies with another prop bet by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2. Fleming is an acclaimed opera singer who has picked up four Grammys over the course of her career and is probably best known outside of the classical world as one of the voices on the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and for her odd (but not unpleasant) collection of indie rock covers from a few years ago – Read more at EW.com

Jennifer Hudson makes Baltimore appearance to aid city’s weight loss program – Jennifer Hudson urged women to chart their own path to better health as she spoke to a gathering of Weight Watchers participants at a West Baltimore senior center Tuesday morning. “You cannot achieve somebody else’s goals,” the singer told a crowd assembled at Park Heights’ Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging. “If you didn’t do it, they’re going to talk. If you do it, they’re still going to talk.” – Read more at Baltimore Sun

Jennifer Hudson: Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party Attendee! – Jennifer Hudson is an orange slice of heaven while arriving at DCA on Saturday (January 18) in Arlington, Virg. The 32-year-old actress was joined by fiance David Otunga, their son David, and her personal assistant Walter Williams, who was recently gifted a home by her. – Read more at Just Jared

‘Idol’ break is ideal for Crystal Bowersox, who’ll play Fulton 55 – “I wouldn’t be on the phone with you,” Bowersox says of the exposure she gained from the show. “I was a subway performer. I was a street performer, or some would say a beggar or a busker.” Since the show, she has released two albums, and performed alongside musicians such as Harry Connick Jr., Alanis Morissette, BB King and Blues Traveler (she was featured on a track on the band’s latest album). She recorded the duet “Stitches” with Jakob Dylan. It’s a busy life, Bowersox says. She has a home in Portland that she hasn’t been to since November, and she lives out a suitcase for large chunks of the year, flying around the country to play small theater and club shows. “I’m exactly where I want to be,” she says. “I love being able to see every face in my crowd.” – Read more at Fresno Bee

Kellie Pickler To Perform At JSBA Thursday – “When you listen to my first album, ‘Small Town Girl,’ and then you fast forward almost eight years to ‘The Woman I Am’ – a lot has happened in my life,” Pickler said. “I’ve experienced, and witnessed so many crazy, unbelievable things – I think this album shows that growth, and where I am as a young woman versus a young teenager. People say the word ‘change’ like it’s a bad thing, but I don’t think change is a bad thing – I think it’s a great thing. It can be a bad thing, but for me, I like to think I’m not the same person I was when I was 19 – hopefully I’m better. And, when I’m 40, hopefully I’ll be better than what I am when I’m 28. The Post-Journal

Mexico’s ‘The Voice’ Kidnapped Contestant Killed in Gunbattle Between Captors and Police – A former contestant on the Mexican version of NBC talent search show The Voice was found dead at the scene of a gun battle between security forces and suspects, authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz said. The bodies of La Voz Mexico contestant Gibran David Martiz Diaz and another young man who had been kidnapped along with the aspiring singer earlier this month were discovered Saturday night after the shootout in Huatusco, state Attorney General Amadeo Flores said. Martiz Diaz and the other captive were killed by their captors before the criminals died at the hands of police, according to the preliminary investigation. – Read more at HispanicallySpeaking

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