Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton to open ACM Awards on Sunday – “People don’t want to miss the beginning of this show,” Young says. “There’s Zac Brown, there’s Carrie Underwood, there’s me, The Band Perry, Reba, there’s Blake Shelton and all these people that people don’t want to miss. They need to make sure they are at home in front of the TV.” – The Tennessean
Don’t miss Erika Van Pelt AND Heejun Han as they sit in with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show band. NBC 11:35/10:35c. Heejun tweeted, “Singing at jay leno tonight. i just googled him. He looks mean…im scared…”
‘American Idol’ Bikini Girl ARRESTED for DUI – Katrina Darrell — the chick who famously auditioned for “American Idol” in a bikini back in 2009 — was arrested this morning for DUI … TMZ has learned. According to Pomona PD Sgt. Patrick O’Malley, the 24-year-old singer … also known as “Bikini Girl” … was arrested in Los Angeles at 12:16 AM … with her mother in the passenger seat. Darrell allegedly tried to flee the scene … but a nearby officer who heard the crash responded and pulled over Katrina’s 2004 Toyota Camry.When the officer approached Katrina, he smelled booze … and gave her a field sobriety test. She performed poorly … and was arrested for DUI. Katrina — who was crying hysterically during the arrest — was hauled to a nearby police station … where she took a breathalyzer test … and blew a .15 and a .17 … WAYYYY over the legal limit, .08. Read more at TMZ
HEEJUN’S GONE, STEVEN & RANDY REACT
Nicki Minaj Says It Takes ‘Guts,’ ‘Heart’ to Compete on ‘American Idol’ (Video) – Asked if she was starting out today, would she try out for Idol, X Factor or The Voice, the “Super Bass” singer said matter-of-factly, “No, I wouldn’t. It’s very very difficult to be picked apart. I have to give it to the people that do these shows — it takes a lot of heart, it takes guts, that rejection thing is heavy.” – See the Video at THR
Carrie Underwood finds “real things” to sing about – “I feel like so many people get stuck. They write, they get songs together, they make an album, they go on tour. Then they do it all over again. I just wanted to change things up. I can’t have stuff to write about if I don’t have a life,” Underwood told Reuters. The singer says taking that time off allowed her to remember what it’s like to be normal. “So much happens when you’re just in your celebrity bubble, and I don’t want to be in that bubble. It’s fun sometimes, but for your heart and for you as a person, you need to step away and be real so you’ll have real things to write about and real things to sing about,” she said. – Read more at Reuters
Carrie Underwood, ‘Good Girl’ – Lyrics Uncovered – “I was out [in L.A.] working on projects with Chris,” Gorley tells Taste of Country. “Carrie happened to be out there, and Carrie’s management team had an idea for the three of us to all get together to write. I had written with Carrie and Chris several times separately, but never together. We all thought it would be a great combination, and turns out we were right!” “Chris started an instrumental track, very uptempo with a great guitar lick,” he continues. “Carrie and I were tossing lyrics and melodies back and forth, and settled on ‘Good Girl’ as a title. We liked it because ‘Good Girl’ sounded like a sweet song, and it really contrasted with the music we had going. We liked the idea of people seeing the title and then being surprised once they heard the song.” – Read more at Taste of Country
Kris Allen’s New Album!
Former Idol Contestant Speaks Out About Randy Jackson [VIDEO] – Karson decided to play a game with Haley – Bed, Wed, or Dead. Three names were given out: Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson. Haley had to decide who of the three she’d sleep with, marry, and wish death upon. – See the Video at Mix104.1
Ashton Jones Talks New Music – Season 10 AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Ashton Jones joined us a little earlier to talk about what is happening this season. Here she talks about what she’s been doing since last year.
X FACTOR’s ‘One Direction’ Signs Multi-Book Deal With HarperCollins – HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of the first US edition of the official book from international pop sensation One Direction. DARE TO DREAM: LIFE AS ONE DIRECTION will document the group’s amazing journey to superstardom and will give fans an inside look into their world—exclusive interviews, fun childhood memories and antics from behind-the-scenes as they’ve taken the world by storm. DARE TO DREAM: LIFE AS ONE DIRECTION goes on sale May 22, 2012. Coming in September 2013, HarperCollins will publish the second official book from One Direction. This exclusive as yet untitled book will further chronicle the story of One Direction, straight from the boys themselves. Read more at Broadway World
Steven Tyler Nixes American Idols on Aerosmith Tour – The rocker got the crowd chuckling after he was asked whether or not any Idol alums would make an appearance.
“No.” Tyler deadpanned as his fellow band members Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, and Joey Kramer smirked in agreement. Kramer joked they were open to the possibility depending “on how many tickets are left.” All kidding aside, it will be Cheap Trick warming up the crowd starting with the first show in Minneapolis on June 16. (Tickets for the 18-city tour go on sale Friday.) – Read more at Parade
NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Is Set To Launch A New Voting App For Facebook Timeline – UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 30, 2012 – Beginning April 2, when NBC’s hit music competition series “The Voice” (Mondays, 8-10 p.m. ET and Tuesdays, 9-10 p.m. ET) goes live, fans of the show will be able to vote for their favorite artists via a new app that people can add to their Facebook timeline. The app, which enables people to share their viewing and voting with their friends, creates one of the first truly social voting options for any network competition series while providing a deeply engaging experience for fans. The timeline app was announced today by Vivi Zigler, President, NBC Universal Digital Entertainment, and Justin Osofksy, Director of Platform Partnerships at Facebook. – TVByTheNumbers
Kate Gosselin Slammed by Former Dancing With the Stars Partner Tony Dovolani: “You Call It ‘Dance’?” – For Tony Dovolani, there’s no dancing around his feelings about Kate Gosselin. During his appearance on Anderson today, the Dancing With the Stars pro jokingly revealed that “a lot of therapy was involved” after his failed pairing with the reality-TV mom back on season 10. “I always felt bad for you because you got stuck with Kate Gosselin,” Anderson Cooper said to Dovolani. “I remember watching her dance. I’m still traumatized by that experience.” But Dovolani clearly thought Cooper was being way too kind. “Wait, wait—Anderson, did you just call it ‘dance?’ We didn’t dance!” he exclaimed. – Read more at Eonline