Idol Headlines for 9/27/2013

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Burnell Taylor to sing national anthem on Monday night – Burnell Taylor is anxious to perform the national anthem for the Monday night game against the Miami Dolphins. The New Orleans native came in seventh place during last year’s 12th season of American Idol. A week after he sings that national anthem in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Taylor will open for Grammy Award-winning India.Arie at the House of Blues in New Orleans.Pretty sweet gig – Read more at NewOrleansSaints

THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SET FOR OCTOBER 29TH RELEASE ON RCA RECORDS – [New York, NY – September 26, 2013] On October 29th, RCA Records will kick off the festive sounds of the holiday season with the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the film The Best Man Holiday, it was announced today. The 13-song disc will feature newly written material, as well as holiday classics, performed by platinum-selling and award-winning artists including R. Kelly, Jordin Sparks, Mario, Fantasia, Monica, Marsha Ambrosius & Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, Emeli Sandé, and more. – Fantasia sings “What Christmas Means to Me” and Jordin Sparks sings the lead track “Chistmastime to Me” – Check out the full tracklist here – RCA Records

Live Nation’s Artist Nation Launches G-Major Management – Artist Nation, the artist management division of Live Nation Entertainment, has partnered with music manager Virginia Davis to launch G-Major Management. Davis’ client roster includes Jewel and Thomas Rhett, and most recently added Danielle Bradbery, the season four winner of NBC’s The Voice. – read more at Music Row

Ruben Studdard Says He’s ‘Been Taught’ By ‘Biggest Loser’ Experience – Ruben Studdard didn’t even get one last pig-out session before making his way to “The Biggest Loser” ranch. “You know, the funny thing is, I was actually working the night before, so I didn’t get an opportunity to have a pig-out session, no,” Studdard said in a phone call. “I actually flew from a concert to the ranch. … I’m sure I probably would have had a piece of cake or something before I went up to the ranch for months and months.” – Read more at

Kelly Clarkson Credits Blake Shelton for Her New TV Gig – “They saw me on Blake’s Christmas special. So people will be like, ‘Oh my God, she was hilarious,’” Kelly told reporters recently. “And I think that’s one of the reasons why The Crazy Ones called is ’cause they saw our little skit.” So Kelly agreed to do the role because she plays herself, but Kelly says she ended up playing a much more sexed-up version of herself on the CBS show. “I get there and they show me the freaking script. It is not me. I do not say anything remotely near what my character on that show [says], like, ever,” she said. “Like, ‘I want to talk about sex in my songs,’ and ‘I want to just sell sex.’ Like, I was like, ‘What?’” – Read more at Country Weekly

The Crazy Ones: James Wolk On Kelly Clarkson’s Sexy Cameo – “We just were laughing as you saw in that scene. Laughter is the best medicine. Everyone’s cracking up together and having a good time,” James told reporters at the CBS portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills. “So it was really fun.” In that studio scene, where Kelly laid down the meat/motion song, the singer got very close to James’ Zach. Asked by one reporter what it was like having Kelly Clarkson “grinding” on him, James said there was an off screen element that made it funnier. I’ll tell you, it’s good, but what makes it even better is her fiance and my girlfriend were sitting in the room watching,” he said. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Kristy Lee Cook Finds ‘Love’ With Randy Houser on New Single – Broken Bow’s Kristy Lee Cook has just released a new single, “Wherever Love Goes,” and she tells Billboard she’s very excited to have new music for her fans — particularly a duet with Randy Houser, an artist she’s a big fan of. “I am so excited to have a record out with Randy. Benny Brown (Broken Bow president) came to me with the song, and he brought it to him, as well. I listened to it, and it was one of those instant feelings where I just I loved it. He did too. It’s my first duet, and to be able to release it with Randy is amazing. I think he’s the best male vocalist in Nashville.” – Read more at

‘Survivor: Blood vs. Water’: Rupert Boneham on His Big Sacrifice and Losing at Redemption Island – Boneham, who won $1 million as the winner of the Survivor: All-Stars fan favorite vote, currently runs Rupert’s Kids, an Indianapolis-based program serving at-risk youth. He’s set to open another location just outside of Indianapolis, in Shelbyville, in January. On Thursday, Boneham talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his disappointment at being the first person voted out and whether he has any regrets about his big decision to save his wife. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

It’s Official: Lisa Berger Named ABC’s Reality Chief – Former E! programming president Lisa Berger is heading to ABC. The network confirms that the unscripted veteran will take over the spot recently vacated by John Saade as ABC Entertainment’s executive vp alternative series and late-night programming. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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