Watch for the Haley Reinhart performance of the Rolling Stone’s “Wild Horses” with Slash and Myles Kennedy from the the Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” fundraiser honoring Muhammad Ali. The special airs today on ABC and again on ESPN2. (Check your Local Listings)
Glee star, Darren Criss, will sing a duet with Kermit the Frog on tomorrow’s E! Oscar Countdown beginning at 5:30 pm ET. (We’ll be live blogging the Oscars tomorrow, so watch for that).
Darren and Kermit at rehearsals!
Milford frosh hopes to make ‘Idol’ history – “It’s truly insane, being an arm’s reach from what could happen,” said Franckewitz by phone Friday from Los Angeles, where he’s rehearsing for his live TV performance on Tuesday. “Getting this far is surreal.” Franckewitz – who met the minimum age by only 13 days – would be the youngest finalist ever, said Fox publicist Alexandra Gillespie. Last year, runner-up Lauren Alaina auditioned at 15, but celebrated a birthday before the “Idol” season premiered, she said. – Read more at Cincinnati.com
‘American Idol’ Love Song Hits ‘The Young and the Restless’– “American Idol” alum Diana DeGarmo has been tearing up the screen as divalicious Jersey girl Angelina on “The Young and the Restless.” The crazy Genoa City songstress is about to get her big break, with a song written by DeGarmo and her real life beau Ace Young. The track “Good Goodbye,” which is being touted as a heart-wrenching country ballad, will be revealed over several episodes featuring Angelina’s breakout performance, starting on Friday, Mar. 23. Read more at MSN.com
Danny Gokey Launches Marathon to Benefit the Homeless – ‘American Idol’ alum Danny Gokey is kicking off his first Annual Run for Compassion, a group running the Nashville Marathon to benefit homeless families in Nashville. This run falls under umbrella of Gokey’s organization Sophia’s Heart Foundation, which he founded after his first wife Sophia died during surgery for congenital heart disease in 2008. Sophia passed just four weeks after the country star auditioned for ‘American Idol.’ Run for Compassion will take place Saturday, April 28 at 7 AM CT and will feature a kickoff event hosted by Gokey himself. That event will be held the night before the race from 6:30 – 8:30PM ET at Compassion Nashville. – Read more at Taste of Country
OK! Magazine Pre- Oscar Party – Pauly D & Pia Toscano
Forty five songs from Pia Toscano! Wow. She says her album will be coming out “soon”.
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Kelly Clarkson sings with Jason Aldean in Nashville – Kelly Clarkson sang Don’t You Wanna Stay with country singer Jason Aldean Thursday night in Nashville, in the same venue where the two singers debuted the song in November 2010. The moment came during Aldean’s concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Usually, Lauren Alaina, who opens the shows on Aldean’s tour, returns to the stage to perform the song with him. But Clarkson, a Nashville resident, let Aldean know a few days before that she’d be in town and would join him. – Read more at USA Today
Kellie Pickler jokes around on Sony Music Nashville cruise – Kellie Pickler has never been one to hold back, and her candor made for an evening of laugh-out-loud entertainment on Thursday night when she, along with Sara Evans and Storme Warren, hosted Sony Music Nashville’s 26th boat show and dinner cruise on the General Jackson. The record label uses the evening to showcase its new artists and the latest music from its established stars. Pickler, who performed “Stop Cheatin’ on Me” and the title song from her new album 100 Proof, also introduced many of the evening’s performers and shared an assortment of stories from the stage that were sometimes peppered with four-letter words. – Read more at the Tennessean.com
Checking in with Jacee Badeaux – In the latest season of “American Idol,” Louisiana is making its presence known. Though Lafayette native Lauren Daigle was outed during the “Vegas” episode, Joshua Ledet from Westlake, has proved to be quite the competitor. Ledet has gained a spot in the semi-finalist round. Amidst all the “Idol” hub-bub, we spoke with former “Idol” contestant, 16-year-old Jacee Badeaux about his thoughts on the latest season and his upcoming plans. Read more at The Advertiser.com
‘Dancing with the Stars’ 3 Celeb Contestants REVEALED Including Heather Locklear’s Ex – TMZ has learned the secret identities of THREE new celebrity contestants on the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars” — most interesting … Heather Locklear’s ex and “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner. You’ll recall Jack and Heather got into an epic fight in December that triggered a 911 call. – Read more at Dancing With The Stars