Idol Headlines for 4/16/2014

Tonight, the American Idol Top 7 perform songs they chose for each other. Check out this link for spoilers. FOX 8/7c pm. Survivor Brains Brawn Beauty continues on CBS at 8/7c pm. Nashville is a repeat tonight.

Constantine Maroulis and Telly Leung Join Lesli Margherita, Lea DeLaria and Alan Cumming for Reefer Madness Concert – The complete cast of the one-night only benefit concert of the cult classic Reefer Madness, held at New World Stages April 19 at 11:59 PM, has been announced. – Read more at Playbill

American Idol’s Malaya Watson Explains Why She Almost Didn’t Audition – “My mom called me and she’s like, ‘Oh, American Idol’s coming,'” Watson, who was 15 when she initially auditioned, tells “I was telling her, I want to wait until I’m 17 or 18 rather than jump out and do something like this. But I thought about it, and you never know when this opportunity’s going to come again, so you might as well take it and run with it. I didn’t imagine to make it this far.” – Read more at TV Guide

MTV’s ‘Faking It’ Pilot Debuting Early (Exclusive Video) – MTV is giving early access to the full pilot of Faking It, a half-hour comedy revolving around two best friends, Karma (Katie Stevens) and Amy (Rita Volk), who pretend to be lesbians to gain social standing. One week before the series’ official launch, the Viacom-owned network will make the premiere episode available on the MTV app for 48 hours beginning Tuesday, marking the first time a scripted MTV series has debuted early. Faking It kicks off its season April 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following Awkward. – Read more at MTV

Rita Volk And Katie Stevens Ain’t ‘Faking’ Their Real-Life BFF Status – Filming a TV show can land you a loyal fan base, help you pay your rent and, if you’re very, very lucky, lead to a lasting friendship. On MTV’s new scripted comedy series, “Faking It,” which premieres next Tuesday at 10:30/9:30c, you’ll meet high school students Amy and Karma, who are as thick as thieves, but it seems the actresses behind the characters, Rita Volk and Katie Stevens, are just as close! – Read more at MTV

Bradenton’s Sam Woolf talks about his close call on ‘American Idol’ – “I wasn’t really sure,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday from Los Angeles. “It was scary, man. I was just trying to stay calm and sing.” As soon as he was finished, and the usual cheers from the crowd and the screams from the girls had died down, judge Jennifer Lopez gave him the news. She, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban had unanimously agreed to use their one save of the season and let Woolf stay on the show. Confetti fell from the ceiling all around Woolf. “I didn’t know what that was about,” he said. “I was confused.” – Read more at

‘American Idol’ McCreery brings country sound to Kuss – “It’s been pretty astonishing,” McCreery said in a deep voice that betrays his youthful 20-year-old appearance. “I had no expectations, was being me and here I am.” McCreery will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center’s Kuss Auditorium. It’s his second recent trip to the area. In March, McCreery loaded up his tour bus with friends to cheer on NC State in the First Four basketball play-in game at the University of Dayton Arena. – Read more at

Watch Keith Urban Give a Tour of His ‘Idol’ Trailer – Have you wondered what things look like for Keith Urban behind-the-scenes of American Idol? The country singer decided it was time to give fans a tour of his backstage amenities in a new video called Idol Chatter Episode 1. Watch it below. “Hey everyone, Keith here,” the Idol judge and ACM Award winner says, before deciding to do a retake. “Well, they know it’s me,” he reasons. – Read more at

Dancing With the Stars’ Tony Dovolani Upset About His Portrayal During Clash With NeNe Leakes – Tony Dovolani knows he was the villain of Disney night. The Dancing With the Stars pro hit a rough patch with NeNe Leakes after last week’s switch-up, as revealed on Monday, April 14, in a behind-the-scenes video of the partners. According to Dovolani, the tension was a combination of exhaustion and good storytelling. “Apparently I was the villain,” Dovolani told Us Weekly after the clip aired on Monday night’s telecast. “We had just both flown a red-eye to New York, we were both tired, the switch-up didn’t do us any good,” he confessed. (Dovolani and Leakes were separated during the week four mix-and-match and temporarily paired with other partners.) “It put a bump in the road and we had a little tiff!” See more pics of Dovolani here. -Read more at US Magazine

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