Idol Headlines for 03/19/12

Dancing with the Stars premiers tonight. Join us for our live blog with Franky!

X Factor’s Chris Rene performs on the VH1 Morning Buzz at 10am

Academy of Country Music Awards promo featuring Carrie Underwood at

Idology: How Joshua & Erika Can Learn From Lambert & Durbin! Plus: Phillip Vs. Colton?

TV Line

Stacy joins ‘X Factor’ race – George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacy Keibler is in talks to join “The X Factor” as negotiations continue with Britney Spears to be a judge on the upcoming season. We are told that actress, model and former professional wrestler Keibler is in secret talks to join Simon Cowell’s Fox show. Read more at NY Post

“Idol” turns mentor for Paw Paw High vocal students – PAW PAW – When Matt Giraud walked into the choir room Tuesday at Paw Paw High School, Jasmine Westerfield’s eyes grew large and her lips pursed into a small “o.” Too stunned to do more than stare at her idol, a friend asked Giraud if Westerfield could shake his hand while he noodled around on the Yamaha grand piano, singing songs and answering questions from the kids.”Of course,” Giraud said, beckoning her over, giving her a hug and asking her to sit next to him on the piano bench while he sang another song. Westerfield sat, stunned. Amazed. – Read more at ZWire

Megan Hilty Teases Smash’s Mother of a Twist, More Ivy/Karen Drama and Marilyn’s First Ouster – This Monday on Smash (NBC, 10/9c), it’s time for Marilyn: The Musical to stage its workshop presentation for potential backers, and it’s literally a hot ticket. Not to mention, Tony winner Bernadette Peters is on hand as Ivy’s mighty talented momma, Leigh Conroy, adding to the ingenue’s existing anxiety. TVLine invited Megan Hilty to preview Marilyn‘s first bow, the Ivy/Karen drama to come and a twist that threatens to cut the show’s cast by one. – Read more at TV Line

Mark Ballas’ ‘DWTS’ blog: Training from the U.K. to L.A. – Season 14 is here. I can’t believe it — where did the time go? This off-season seemed to fly by! Aside from spending time with family and friends, I had a lot of things going on that kept me busy. I choreographed the new Pepsi commercial with Sofia Vergara, which was a ton of fun. I really enjoyed being on the other side of the camera, working with the director and cast to bring the concept to life. I’m excited about another big project that I can’t quite tell you about yet, but you’ll all see it soon enough. – Read more at USA Today

Karina Smirnoff Says Gavin DeGraw Is Nervous About Dancing with the Stars – I’m definitely nervous and excited about our first live performance on Dancing with the Stars Monday. This is the first time I will get to see Gavin in this particular element. It will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure. Everybody is different. If he does as well live as he does in the studio, it will be great. He’s just nervous. But it’ll be cool. I’m excited. This is going to be a competitive cast. A lot of people will have good dancing skills, because I know a few have dance experience – whether it’s outside of ballroom or whether it’s in. I know Sherri mentioned on The View that she was taking ballroom classes from Maks, prior to the show. – People

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