Idol Headlines for 4/22/14

Two contestants are eliminated from The Voice Top 12 tonight. NBC 8/7c. It’s Rachel Berry’s opening night on Broadway! Glee at 8/7c pm on FOX.

American Idol Season 9 alum, Katie Stevens’ new MTV show, Faking It, debuts tonight on MTV at 10:30 pm. She tweeted, “Its here!!!!! Its here!!!! @mtvfakingit airs tonight!!!!!!!!! 10:30/9:30c” The series focuses on two high school girls who realize their popularity depends on pretending they are lesbians.

Phillip Phillips performs “Raging Fire” on the Ellen Degeneres Show today.

Idol’s Dexter Roberts Talks Exit, Prank War with Sam Woolf – Dexter Roberts doesn’t have any music-related regrets about his time on American Idol, but he is disappointed that he didn’t have a chance to get revenge on fellow contestant Sam Woolf for pranking him earlier in the season. “He zip-tied me to a chair at this restaurant [by] my belt loop,” Roberts tells “So, when I got up, I took the chair with me. So I was like, yeah, I’m going to get him. But I never did. … When the tour comes, [he’s] getting it.” – Read more at TVGuide

MTV’s ‘Faking It’ Boss Defends Fake-Lesbian Premise, Talks Avoiding Stereotypes (Q&A) – The basic premise — two BFFs mistakenly outed as lesbians catapulted to instant popularity — has the potential to draw some ire. And Covington, who is openly gay, had the same concerns in the early stages of the show’s development. “At first when I heard the idea, I could see the premise could be controversial if not handled in the right way,” Covington says. In a chat with THR, Covington discusses his approach and challenges to Faking It’s unique concept, the LGBT community’s response and the characters he had the most difficulty getting right. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

That’s got the sweet factor: Simon Cowell tucks into fro-yo… but slimline new mum Lauren Silverman gives it a miss as they shop for baby Eric – Simon Cowell has successfully fought the battle of the bulge, but the X Factor mogul clearly still has a sweet tooth. But living in LA at least means access to healthier treats. The millionaire TV judge indulged in some’fro-yo’ at a frozen yogurt store in the Westwood area Los Angeles. Simon tried a sample before committing to a cup of frozen yogurt that he spooned up outside the store, but new mum Lauren Silverman didn’t indulge at all. Perhaps she’s still trying to shed some baby weight, though she certainly looked svelte in her white jeans. – Read more at Daily

X Factor and American Idol executive faces police probe after ‘fraudulently claiming £850,000 from production company over 17 years’ – A former executive of the company behind The X Factor and American Idol could face fraud allegations over £850,000 he claimed while in the senior role. Ian Ousey, the ex-chief financial officer of FremantleMedia, is said to have claimed extra money from the company over 17 years by submitting false invoices and payment authorisations. The expenses allegedly include £237,000 to a holiday home developer in Portugal and £477,000 to cover credit card, cars, mobile phone and courier payments. – Read more at Daily

TODAY team jams with ‘The Voice’ band – Twelve artists performed Monday night on season six of “The Voice,” and on Tuesday night, two of them are going home. Our friends from Weekend TODAY dropped in to jam with the house band. TODAY’s Carson Daly reports.

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Why Drew Carey Saw His ‘Dancing’ Elimination Coming – Drew Carey may have danced his last dance inside the ballroom with pro partner Cheryl Burke, but the comedian said his time on “Dancing with the Stars” was nothing short of a dream come true. “It really was like a fantasy,” Drew told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson following the pair’s elimination on Monday night. “Just being able to do any kind of ballroom dance at all, you know?… I was watching the show and I thought, ‘I wonder if I could do that?’” Drew and Cheryl earned a 32 out of 40 for their final number – which featured Drew dressed up as a pimp (literally!), but even before hitting the dance floor, the “Price Is Right” host had a feeling it would be his last dance. – Read more at Access Hollywood


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