Idol Headlines for 3/11/14

Tonight, the Blind Auditions conclude on The Voice! We’ll be live blogging at 8/7c pm NBC. Glee goes to Nationals (FINALLY) in sunny Los Angeles. 8/7c pm FOX.

Is Katharine McPhee Back with Her Husband? – After a long separation, Katharine McPhee and her husband Nick Cokas are ready to give it another try. “They’re working on their marriage and spending a lot of time together,” says a friend of the couple. The pair were spotted out walking their dogs this past weekend in Los Angeles, more than nine months after they originally separated – and five months after McPhee, 29, was revealed to be involved with a married man, director Michael Morris, who is married to actress Mary McCormack. – Read more at People

Elise to play to Kentucky Derby – Charleston’s Elise Testone, who’s enjoyed a solid run of performances on the national stage since becoming an American Idol finalist in 2012, will be heading to the Bluegrass State’s famed Churchill Downs for the annual Kentucky Derby weekend, May 2-3. The soulful singer is part of Derby Experiences, the Kentucky Derby’s celebrity-entertainment program that features performances, parties, and, we imagine, an ungodly number of mint juleps. “I’m very excited and honored to be asked,” Testone says. “I’m thrilled to bring some Charleston-influenced music to the Derby.” In addition to performing, Testone will attend the Fillies and Lilies party the night before the races – Read more at Charleston City Paper

Jennifer Hudson & More Among Artists Joining the BET Experience at L.A. – BET Networks makes its yearly return to Los Angeles for the City of Angels’ biggest music festival, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, June 27 – 29, 2014. Teaming up with AEG, one of the leading entertainment companies in the world and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE and STAPLES Center, the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE will feature three days of music and comedy concerts, “106 & PARK” tapings, BET Fan Fest, seminars, GRAMMY Museum exhibits, a signature food festival, various celebrity meet & greets and other special appearances. – Read more at Broadway World

‘American Idol’ champ Phillip Phillips heats up with new album, Canadian tour – Oh, and let’s not forget his cross-Canada tour, which kicked off last week in Halifax and sees him play 15 shows in 21 nights. Hope he brought along a masseuse. Speaking down the line from Los Angeles just before the tour kick-off, Phillips spoke with QMI Agency about all things Idol, including his favourite judge, how his life has changed since, and his upcoming, sophomore effort. – Read more at The Sun

Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Team Up for New Duet

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The Voice’s Tessane Chin on Adam Levine and being a voice for her people – SINGAPORE — Because she is happily married, Tessanne Chin, the winner of the fifth season of The Voice, was immune to the charms of her mentor, People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2013, Adam Levine. “My friends were like, ‘Oh my gosh, was he this? Was he that?’ He was just Adam to me,” the 28-year-old Jamaican songstress laughed. “You have to understand: I’m very happily married. Half the time, I was just missing my husband.” Chin is married to a Jamaican radio personality. – Read more at Today Online

Jennifer Lopez Talks Love, Happiness & Aging in Hollywood in April Issue of InStyle – Jennifer Lopez is one of those mega-stars who truly seems to be getting more glamorous and graceful as the years go on. The singer, actress and mommy graces the April issue of InStyle magazine, clad in Chanel and flaunting gorgeous waves. She opened up to the mag, admitting that she—like everybody else in the world—gets lonely sometimes. “Look, I don’t love being alone,” she says. “I don’t. I can’t beat myself up for that. What I have to do is figure out why I don’t like it….But where I am now, what I’ve been through, there are no rules. There are just lots of ways it can turn out instead of just one.” – Read more at InStyle

‘Bachelor’s’ Chris Harrison: Juan Pablo ‘fought the process,’ it was frustrating – It sounds like the show was frustrated with Juan Pablo all along. Harrison tells “Good Morning America,” “I’d been frustrated for a long time with him. I know some people take it as I don’t like Juan Pablo or … I’m angry at him and I’m not. I was trying to help him. Any inkling of emotion would help him.” When asked if there was a divide between Juan Pablo and the show, Harrison says, “Yeah, there was. I don’t know, but for some reason he just fought it the entire way. He fought the process.” Meanwhile, jeweler Neil Lane, who famously provides the engagement rings for the “Bachelor/ette” finales, tells People that he thought Juan Pablo was ready to propose to Nikki in Saint Lucia. – Read more at Zap2it

Juan Pablo Galavis Scraps Proposal Plans? Bachelor Told Producers He Had a Big Surprise for Nikki – Juan Pablo Galavis threw a curveball during last night’s After the Final Rose special. E! News has learned that the Bachelor star told producers that he had a surprise for the audience and that he had lead show insiders to believe that he was going to pop the question to Nikki. But an awkward silence set in when Chris Harrison asked Juan Pablo about what was up his sleeve. According to a source, a Neil Lane ring was on standby at the taping just in case Juan Pablo went through with the proposal—but he didn’t have it on him while he was filming. – Read more at EOnline

Tom Bergeron Is Leaving America’s Funniest Home Videos – Here’s some news which may come as a ball-in-groin to fans of America’s Funniest Home Videos: Longtime host Tom Bergeron has decided to call it quits after next season. The snarky yet lovable TV personality, who also hosts ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, tells Vulture that he’s simply chosen to move on from the gig he’s held down since 2001. “I’m embracing change this month,” he explain via an emailed statement. Noting that his other ABC show, Dancing With the Stars, is also making “plenty of” format and co-host changes, “I’ve decided that, after 15 wonderful seasons as host of AFV, next year, the show’s 25th anniversary(!!), will be my last,” Bergeron added. He didn’t volunteer any more details about why he’s decided to exit, but a person familiar with the situation insisted the pending departure is amicable. – Read more at Vulture

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