Idol Headlines for 4/18/14

Candice Glover will perform at the White House Easter Egg Roll – Candice tweets, “I am so excited to announce that I will be performing at the @whitehouse #EasterEggRoll on 4/21! Watch live here: http://WH.gov/live

SHAKIRA TO SING ‘EMPIRE’ FROM NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON LIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 22 TELECAST OF ‘THE VOICE’ – “The Voice” coach and renown music sensation Shakira will perform “Empire” from her self-titled new album on a live episode of the Emmy Award-winning musical competition series Tuesday, April 22. Her most recent studio album, “Shakira,” was released on March 25. It is the 10th album from the wildly popular Colombian singer-songwriter and debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes charts in 62 countries. – Read more at NBC

After the Show: The Top 7 – AMERICAN IDOL XIII

American Idol’s C.J. Harris: My Son Helped Me Through the Week – C.J. Harris wants to be the next American Idol, but he has one fan that means more to him than all the others – his 2-year-old son, Jordan.
“It really helped me out a lot to get away and have my son with me,” Harris told PEOPLE after Wednesday night’s performance show. Their time together was the first since Harris became an American Idol top 12 contestant more than two months ago. “I would get done with my day around 7 p.m. and would run over there and stay with him until around 1 a.m.,” said the doting father. – Read more at People

‘American Idol’: Sam Woolf Is ‘So Grateful’ for Twitter – “I’m so grateful,” fan favorite Sam Woolf says of his 63,000 Twitter followers. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter following Wednesday’s taping, Woolf said that he “wants to be interacting more,” but “it’s hard sometimes because there’s a lot coming in.” Even if Woolf doesn’t respond directly to his fans’ messages, the singer assured THR that he sees them and “it helps a lot” as he prepares for each week’s competition. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Phillip Phillips – Raging Fire (Behind The Scenes)

LCCMF: ‘Idol’ contestant Casey James prepping for next stage of career – Casey James needed a ride that suited him. The “American Idol” contestant who will perform Saturday night at the Las Cruces Country Music Festival, was driving a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer he had purchased from his grandfather. James was budding country music star who had opened for Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and other country royalty, and it was time to upgrade his ride. Las Cruces Sun

David Nail and David Cook on New Single, “Kiss You Tonight” – “When I heard it and saw the writers’ names, I thought there was no way that can be the same David Cook,” Nail recalled. “That’s a very common name. You’d think it would be because we’re both from Missouri, and I love all things and people Missouri. “But social media kind of took over. And there was about a two-day span where his army of Idol followers took over my Twitter because of this song. So I knew it was that David Cook.” What Nail loves most about the song is just the simple idea of such an easy love. “I love the sentiment of a guy just saying, ‘Hey, if you just allow me the opportunity to come over to your house and kiss you, everything else will take care of itself,'” Nail said. – Read more at CMT

They sure have a Spark! Jordin shows off incredible pins in leather trousers while parading love for Jason Derulo around town – And Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks are certainly not shy about expressing their love for one another, particularly Sparks, who had no qualms about showing off her pins in a pair of leather trousers. The brunette beauty showed off her sleek leather trousers while being embraced by beau Jason Derulo at Universal CityWalk’s Spring Concert Series in Los Angeles on Thursday. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Cause Celeb: Katharine McPhee fights malaria – The treatment of malaria gets a new champion in singer-actress Katharine McPhee What: Malaria No More’s Power of One campaign Why: McPhee was inspired by a friend to help fund a preschool in Africa. After making a connection with the school’s headmaster and hearing of recurrent bouts with malaria among students and teachers, she decided to “continue to help” defeat this treatable disease by joining up with Malaria No More. “One dollar, one life, it’s so simple,” she says . “We’re hoping we can create a malaria-free zone.” – Read more at USA Today

Cassadee Pope – Runnin’ With The Boys

A slew of country males talk up Cassadee.

Gary Dourdan Books Roles In ‘Being Mary Jane’ & ‘Glee’ – On Glee, Dourdan plays D’Shon, Mercedes’ (Amber Riley) record producer. Dourdan, whose credits include CSI and Mistresses, is repped by Prestige Talent Agency and managed by ATA. – Read more at Deadline

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