Idol Headlines for 04/02/12 – The Evening Edition

Haley Reinhart will be singing the National Anthem for the Detroit Tigers opener against the Red Sox this Thursday, April 5. (Via @19News)

Kris Allen’s “The Vision of Love” music video will premiere on VEVO this week (Hits Daily Double)

Daniel Wanroory and Blake Lewis join forces for a new song “Stay in the Moment”, set to come out on April 9. Listen to snips of the remixes at Amazon

‘Smash’ Soundtrack Set for Release on May 1 – UnHeejun Han Access Hollywood Interview – Universal City, Calif. – April 2, 2012 – NBC and Columbia Records announced that the soundtrack from the first season of NBC’s musical hit “Smash” (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) will be released on May 1. The highly anticipated album will feature stars Katharine McPhee (Karen), Megan Hilty (Ivy Lynn) and other cast members performing the original music created for the show’s narrative and for the musical-within-a-musical. The freshman series already has been renewed for a second season. – See the track list at TVBYTheNumbers

Heejun Han Only Regrets Not Taking Off His Pants On ‘American Idol’ – “I’m just going to be me, that’s all,” Han said. “But I will say that the show itself was the greatest opportunity a person could ever have in their lifetime, I believe. A guy like me, who has less talent than any other contestant that’s on that stage made it this far was amazing. It was a God-given gift.” – See the Video at MTV

American Idol’s Heejun Han joins “The Tom Sullivan Show”

6 Things You Didn’t See at the 2012 ACM Awards from Taylor Swift and Scotty McCreery – *Even though he’s out touring with Brad Paisley on the weekends, “American Idol” champ and high school senior Scotty McCreery, who won best new artist, said he’s not quite ready to fly the coop permanently. That’s why he decided to stay close to his hometown of Garner, N.C. and attend North Carolina State University next year in Raleigh. “My dad went there. I’m 18. I’ve still got a lot of learning to do. I’m not sure if I’m ready to make the move away from home. For right now, it’s the best spot for me,” he said. He added that he may look at transferring after two years to a college in Nashville. Regardless, any university will have to work around his schedule. “We’re going to work my college around the road,” he said, saying he’d only have classes two days a week. – Read more at Hit Fix

Carrie Underwood’s stylist breaks down her looks from the ACM Awards – Yes, it was one evening, but for stylist Trish Townsend the ACMs meant creating three different looks for her star client, Carrie Underwood. A red carpet arrival requires something stunning that photographs well close up. A performance look is an entirely different matter because you really need to capture a whole room–and be able to move without a wardrobe malfunction. And then there’s the after party ensemble—a more wearable look appropriate for dancing and letting loose. We headed down to Nashville to meet Trish—country music’s most sought after stylist–to get the scoop on how she and Carrie chose each piece for the occasion, and how they have carefully crafted her country glam style since her early post-“Idol” days. – See the video at

Carrie Underwood on Marriage, Babies, and ‘The X Factor’ – “Extra’s” Adrianna Costa caught up with country superstar Carrie Underwood at the 2012 Academy of Country Music awards, where she talked about her marriage to Mike Fisher, starting a family, and the possibility of joining her former “American Idol” mentor Simon Cowell on “The X Factor.” “I think it’s great that he has ‘The X Factor’ show, and I love seeing all of these shows giving nobodies a big opportunity. But I’m an ‘Idol’ girl all the way. That’s the one that I love and watch. I can’t see my self being a part of any another show like that.” – Extra TV

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Steam Up Sexy New Video – They’ve been coy about their relationship in public. But the romance certainly seems hot and heavy between Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Casper Smart, judging by images from her new music video. The pop superstar and American Idol judge, 42, has her way with her dancer beau, 24, in the video for “Dance Again” – he’s seen shirtless and blindfolded, with the words “Love is blind” written across the black cloth. The steamy video premieres this Thursday night on Idol. – Read more at

‘The Voice’s’ Chris Mann on Live Shows: ‘I Have Some Tricks Up My Sleeve’ – “I’m feeling good. I’m excited,” Mann told THR. “The presentation that they’re giving me on stage is kind of a dream-come-true.” Mann, who called his planned performance “classic and classy,” says that he’s as ready as he’s going to be for the next phase of the competition. “It just seems like it’s time,” he says. “We’ve all been watching the battle rounds and it seems like a lifetime ago, so it’s exciting to get going again.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Exclusive: Jaleel White Gets Into Vicious Fight with Kym Johnson, Mark Ballas– Dancing with the Stars celeb Jaleel White had a seriously bad rehearsal session with pro partner Kym Johnson on Friday — leading to a “heated” confrontation in which Mark Ballas and show producers eventually intervened, an insider tells Us Weekly exclusively. The Family Matters alum, 35, “flipped out,” the insider says, after he accidentally stepped on Johnson’s foot. When Johnson, 35, exclaimed “ouch” over his blunder, the insider says, White “got in her face,” and chastised her for “acting like a baby . . . He was shouting at her, calling her an ‘idiot.'” – Read more at US Magazine

‘Glee’ Stars Weigh In On Lindsay Lohan’s Guest Appearance – “I think she’s funny,” Harry Shum Jr. told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush over the weekend at an Operation Smile benefit in Park City, Utah. Lindsay will be joining the fold, playing herself, and serving as a guest judge at Nationals, more than a year-and-a-half after she was the butt of a joke on the show, uttered by Gwyneth Paltrow’s substitute Spanish teacher, Holly Holiday.
“They made amends,” Harry said, referring to the “Glee” creators and Lindsay, who reportedly was upset by the “Glee” jab in a 2010 episode. “We’re super excited. She’s been through it all and I’m excited she’s coming to the show,” Cory said. Read more at Access Hollywood

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