Idol Headlines for 4/8/14

Tonight The Voice Playoff Rounds begin! Tune in at 8/7c PM NBC. Glee continues to follow the graduates adventures in New York City. Watch at 8/7c PM FOX.

Go away with … James Durbin – James Durbin didn’t win “American Idol,” but he made his presence known. He stood out with a musical style more hard rocking than the typical “Idol” contestant. His first album — “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster” — debuted at number eight on the Billboard Rock Chart. He’s hoping to better that ranking with his new CD, “Celebrate.” Durbin took a break from his tour to call in and chat about his travels. There’s no place like home (Santa Cruz, Calif.), he says, but he’s going to travel as much as he can while he has the opportunity to do so for work.- Read more at Boston.com

James Durbin Talks Album Release, Being an Autism Advocate – KM: What’s next for you after “Celebrate” comes out on April 8th? JD: I’ll continue my radio promotional tour. Then go rock a real full band tour. Sky’s the limit. As long as I have my family & my art, I’ll have everything I’ll ever need. – Read more at Autism Speaks

Youngest ‘Idol’ winner balances touring and college – “It’s definitely a juggling act,” McCreery said during a recent phone interview — after he finished classes for the day. “With college and touring, it’s started to kick my butt a little bit. I’m studying part time and online and I have to make sure my priorities are in line. So instead of watching SportsCenter, I hit the books.” – Read more at Twin Cities.com

Catching Up With Janelle Arthur – AMERICAN IDOL SEASON XIII

Simon Cowell: I regret affair with Lauren Silverman – but am so happy with what came out of it – “Did a doctor say I was depressed? Yeah. I mean I knew it myself,” he now admits. For long periods in 2013 the 54-year-old spent weeks alone in his LA home, working through the night and stressing about how to make The X Factor a hit in the US. He confesses: “You are always looking for the next high from the show and then actually if you haven’t got anyone to share it with per se, or if you haven’t got a family around you, you can go a bit nuts.” And then, just as Simon was at his lowest ebb, a scandal erupted. – Read more at Mirror.co.uk

Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Candace Cameron Bure on Her New “Punk” Look! Plus, Who’s Mad at Erin Andrews? – Though Candace Cameron Bure is known for her wholesome image, the Full House star decided to shake things up on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night, where she was partnered with a new professional dancer, Tony Dovolani, as part of the ABC reality hit’s “Switch Up” twist. And Candace decided that she needed a new look to go with her new partner, going for an edgier vibe with some red hair extensions and sultry makeup. – Read more at EOnline

Julianne Hough and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Sound Off on Their Intense Dancing With the Stars Showdown – While Julianne noted that “Danica is an incredible dancer,” she explained that her jive with Maks just didn’t “compare” to his previous jive performance with his original partner, Olympian Meryl Davis, which was “amazing.” “I felt like this was lolly-gagging,” she said of the routine. “I was like, ‘That’s not fair for Danica. I wanted to see more of her dancing, I mean, that was where I came from. It was not to be malicious at all.” But did Maks think Julianne was being malicious? And how did he really feel about her comments? “I think it’s a matter of opinion and people give theirs and it is what it is,” he said. “If I’m going to dish out my entire life, I have to be able to take it. So I took it. It’s all good.” – Read more at EOnline

Fifth Harmony on What Demi Lovato Taught Them – “It’s important to make the tour fun for everybody,” Camila Cabello tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “She did such a great job at being kind and making everybody feel welcome and making it all feel like a big party. And that’s really important because I think when you’re having fun, everybody else does too.” – More at Ryan Seacrest.com

Jillian Michaels May Exit The Biggest Loser After Weight-Loss Controversy – The fan-favorite trainer is looking to leave the NBC reality hit following Season 15 winner Rachel Frederickson’s controversial 155-pound weight loss, a source confirms to E! News. This wouldn’t be Michaels’ first exit from the series as she returned for Season 14 after leaving two seasons earlier. “Nothing is official yet, but Jillian has said she wants off TBL,” our source explains. “She wasn’t happy with how last season went. The shocking weight loss of Rachel [Frederickson] doesn’t do the brand any favors and she wants to distance her name from it.” Our source says Michaels “did not appreciate how the caffeine pill controversy went down. She felt like they threw her under the bus.” – Read more at EOnline

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