Idol Headlines for 4/21/14

The LIVE SHOWS begin on The Voice tonight, as the Top 12 take the stage for YOUR VOTES. NBC 8/7c pm. It’s party anthem night on Dancing with the Stars! Macy’s Stars of Dance will feature two surprise performers. Follow Amanda’s live blog beginning at 8/7c pm ABC.

Billboard Reveals Three Finalists for Milestone Award – The fans have spoken, and narrowed the field to three artists to vie for the second annual Milestone Award at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic are up for the honor, which will be presented to the winner during the May 18 live broadcast at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, PEOPLE reveals exclusively. – Read more at People

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Baby Bump on Boat Day With Brandon Blackstock, Reba McEntire: First Pics! – Bump along, baby! Pregnant Kelly Clarkson was photographed for the first time in four months on Sunday, April 20, when she and her husband, Brandon Blackstock, joined his family for an Easter outing in Nashville, Tenn. – Super preggo picsUS Magazine

Candice Glover Tweets from the White House Easter Egg Roll

The American Idol Season 12 winner performed at the White House Annual Easter Egg Roll today. The singer tweeted a selfie.

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Upstate’s Delvin Choice heads into live contests on ‘The Voice’ – Last week Delvin sang Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” in the playoff round and moved on to the top 12 for the live shows. “The whole time I was singing the song, I was nervous as all get out,” Choice told Carol Goldsmith and Michael Cogdill in a phone interview. “You guys know me well enough by now from our spending some time together that you know like, everybody does have that one moment in their life when they are nervous out of their minds,” he said. – Read more at WYFF

Rita Volk and Katie Stevens add lesbian intrigue to the high-school TV genre in MTV’s ‘Faking It’ – Amy and Karma are BFFs who discover to their amazement that being mistakenly outed as lesbians has made them, for the first time in their school lives, not invisible any more. To maintain this intoxicating status, however, they have to prove to the whole school they really are gay, which they do with an extended public kiss. “It was six or seven seconds,” says Stevens. “We held it a while. Ask anyone in the cast.” – Premieres Tuesday Night at 10:30 pm on MTV – Read more at New York Daily News

Katharine McPhee, Kerry Butler & More Set for New York Pops’ Gala Honoring Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, 4/28 – On Monday, April 28, 2014, The New York Pops marks its 31st birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of composer, lyricist, and arranger Marc Shaiman and director, lyricist, and writer Scott Wittman, as well as the leadership and mentorship work of corporate honoree Paul J. Massey, Jr., CEO and Founding Partner of Massey Knakal Realty Services. Gala Co-Chairs include Neil Heilberg, Todd Korren, William C. Montana, and James A. Read. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Debra Messing, and Sarah Jessica Parker. – Read more at Broadway World.com

‘In My Dreams’: Katharine McPhee gets her ‘hopeless-romantic project’ – The “Smash” alum and Season 5 “American Idol” finalist sees thoughts become reality as the heroine of ABC’s “In My Dreams,” Sunday’s (April 20) new “Hallmark Hall of Fame” movie. After restaurant owner Natalie (McPhee) and architect Nick (Mike Vogel, “Under the Dome”) make wishes and toss coins into a fountain from opposite sides at the same time, they start getting mental pictures of each other. If they don’t actually meet within a week, though, their chance to connect will be lost. “It’s very sweet,” McPhee tells Zap2it of the film, which also stars JoBeth Williams (“The Big Chill”) as Nick’s matchmaking mother. “I’m a fan of hopeless-romantic projects, and I’m also a fan of Mike Vogel. We’d met before at a couple of events, so it was kind of nice for us to get an opportunity to work together.” – Read more at Zap2it

Ruben Studdard talks life after ‘Idol,’ ‘The Biggest Loser’ – Ruben Studdard went from the biggest winner to the biggest loser. No, that’s not a dis. It’s reality. Well, reality TV. He won American Idol in 2003 (sorry, Clay Aiken), and last fall, he landed on The Biggest Loser, dropping 119 pounds but, alas, not making it to the finals in February. So which of those TV shows was more important in his life? “I most definitely have to say American Idol,” Studdard told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. – Read more at The Miami Herald

Jordin Sparks Stuns in Bikini at Las Vegas Event With Jason Derulo: Pictures – A long way from the American Idol stage! Jordin Sparks sizzled on the red carpet at the grand opening of the Tao Beach season at The Venetian in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 19. The recording artist, 24, looked fit and trim in a neon two-piece Pan Dulce suit with sky-high Louboutin wedges. Boyfriend Jason Derulo was by her side in a black tank top with red shorts and sneakers. – Read more at US Magazine

Lopsided U.S. House District 2 is fertile ground for Democratic primary contenders – “I think I know why they drew these lines the way they did,” Aiken said in an interview last week. “But if you think about the fact that House districts are supposed to be small so that everyone has the same interests, everyone has the same needs, that’s certainly not the case in this district. So the congressperson representing the district really has to be present a lot more. There are a lot of different viewpoints and a lot of different needs in the district.” – Read more at News Observer

‘American Idol’ Alum James Durbin Ready to ‘Celebrate’ With Sophomore Release – Two months into his first tour, the season 10 alum knew it was time to start working on the follow-up to his debut album, “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster.” “I was bored playing the same songs over and over and wanted to throw some new ones into the mix,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “When you do a show where every song is at a 10, there’s no room to take your audience on a ride. I was singing every song at full force because that’s what the first album was. Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen do three or four-hour concerts and they take you from these big, fun rock songs to ballads to pop songs and folk and country songs and everything in between. I wanted to make a record that showed how I’ve evolved and that I’m still finding myself as an artist and a songwriter.” – Read more at Billboard

Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Wins Saturday Ratings Battle, Audience Drops – Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent topped the Saturday-night ratings in the U.K. again with an average of 9.31 million viewers, according to ratings data. However, the figures were down about 1.8 million from the prior week’s season-eight launch episode of the ITV talent competition, which became the highest-rated season opener ever for the show. The season opener had drawn 11.1 million viewers on average. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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