Idol Headlines for 2/4/14

The Biggest Loser finale airs tonight at 9/8c PM on NBC. Which means, the return of Ruben Studdard! His album of covers, Unconditional Love, is out today. He’ll be performing a cut tonight, live on stage.

“Robbed” Salt Lake City American Idol hopeful, Jessica Bassett, appears on the Ellen Degeneres Show today. Check your local listings.

Pharrell Williams To Perform On The Oscars® – BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform his Oscar®-nominated song “Happy” at the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC. “Happy,” which Williams wrote and produced for “Despicable Me 2,” is nominated for Original Song. The three other nominated songs are “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” “Let It Go” from “Frozen” and “The Moon Song” from “Her.” Read more at

CRS “Team UMG at the Ryman” Lineup Announced – Country Radio Seminar has announced its lineup for the “Team UMG at the Ryman” luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19 during CRS 2014. Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner are among the performers this year. – Read more at Music Row

Exclusive! Idol Candice Glover’s Music Speaks at Yahoo – Season 12 “American Idol” champion Candice Glover is finally about to release her debut album, “Music Speaks,” on Feb. 18, just a new crop of “Idol” hopefuls go through the Hollywood Week ringer. Will any of those Season 13 contestants deliver as dynamite a performance as Candice’s cover of the Cure’s “Love Song,” a tour de force so memorable, it was included on “Music Speaks” due to fans’ popular demand? We shall see, but let’s just say the next “Idol” winner has a lot to live up to. – Watch the Performances at Yahoo Music

Centric Announces Original Biography Docu-Series “Being” Premiering February 15 – CENTRIC Announces Original Biography Docu-Series “BEING” Premiering February 15. The 8 Episode Weekly Series Takes Viewers on an Intimate Journey into the Lives of Some of the World’s Most Well-known Music, TV and Film Stars With Exclusive Interviews and Never-Before Seen Footage. Kicking Off With Wendy Williams, This Season Will Also Feature Chaka Khan, Al Sharpton, Dionne Warwick, Donnie McClurkin, Ruben Studdard and More. – Read more at the Futon Critic

Jennifer Hudson: “People Are Different Toward Me Because I’m Smaller” – Jennifer Hudson is one of the brightest stars in Hollywood, and living proof that you can do anything you set your mind to. Last year, Hudson was back in front of the camera with a trio of challenging roles: Winnie Mandela in the eponymous biopic of the South African leader, a single mother in Black Nativity, and a drug-addicted absentee mom in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. Here, we chatted with Hudson about movies, weight haters and fulfilling Whitney Houston’s legacy. – Read more at BET

Kat Robichaud kickstarts her way past “The Voice” – When last heard from back in November, Raleigh rock singer Kat Robichaud had cracked the top-10 of the singing-competition show “The Voice.” And while she went no further than that on the show, Robichaud did come away from it with a nice public profile as this season’s “rocker girl” – and also with connections to friends in high places, including Amanda Palmer. For her next move, Robichaud is trying to raise money to make an album with a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign similar to the one Palmer used to raise almost $1.2 million in 2012. Robichaud has a more modest fund-raising goal of $20,000, and it’s off to a fast start. – Read more at NewsObserver

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