Idol Headlines for 04/02/12

Jordin Sparks will take part in a “Sparkle” Q&A on Facebook today with comedian, Mike Epps. Click for more information.

AMERICAN PIEDOL

Heejun is in Banff for the Live! with Kelly show. Here he is with Jason Biggs from American Reunion. Heejun tweeted, “AMERICAN PIEDOL”

Ryan Seacrest Is Said to Be Close to New Deal With Comcast – Ryan Seacrest is on the verge of completing a new contract with NBCUniversal, the company that owns the E! channel, where he is a host and a producer; Bravo, where he is a supplier of programming; and NBC, where he will soon appear sometimes on the “Today” show. He is likely to announce an expanded relationship with the company when he comes on “Today” on Tuesday morning. The appearance was teased on Sunday night by Jim Bell, the executive producer of “Today,” who wrote in a Twitter message, “Tuesday morning live on the TODAY show in Studio 1A, Ryan Seacrest will make a big NBC announcement.” – Read more at The New York Times

‘American Idol’ Mansion Former Orgy Porn Den – The “American Idol” kids are following in the footsteps of orgy-lovin, sex-crazed, swingers — TMZ has learned — because the mansion they just moved in to was previously used for PORN! Sources tell TMZ, the new digs currently housing the top 9 finalists on ‘Idol’ is the same place Playboy TV shot season 2 of its racy sex show “Swing.” As for the specs — the former sex den is a 10-bdrm, 16-bath, 16,000 sq. ft swingers dream … now housing the squeaky clean — soon to be Disney World attraction — “Idol” finalists. – Read more at TMZ

Idology: Celebrating Elise, Defending Jessica and Sparring Over DeAndre and Skylar

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Keck’s Exclusives First Look: An American Idol Visits Hart of Dixie – There will be a wedding on the season finale of The CW’s Hart of Dixie, but it may not be the George-and-Lemon marriage fans are expecting. In the April 23 episode, George (Scott Porter) skips town with Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and they end up at a bar and are serenaded by last year’s American Idol winner, Scotty McCreery. – See the photo at TV Guide</a>

Interview: Haley Reinhart Wants Music Fans to Listen Up! – The singer has been on quite the press tour as of late, which included making her return to the Idol stage earlier this month, as well as appearing on the popular CW drama, 90210. Earlier this week, Reinhart graciously took the time to chat with me about her new single, having creative control on her album, and what she hopes her fans will take away from Listen – Read more at SeattlePI

Carrie Underwood Leaves Us Blown Away – Carrie Underwood is that “all-American girl” she sings about on her 2007 album Carnival Ride: She lounges in sweats, albeit with thick, matted false eyelashes still weighing her down from her photo shoot, as she chats candidly about her “wild” plans for the night, which include a trip to the new Whole Foods near her Brentwood, Tennessee, home and cuddling with Ace and Penny, her canine sidekicks. And, like so many women her age, Underwood chose Las Vegas for her bachelorette party before tying the knot with Mike Fisher (of the NHL’s Nashville Predators) in Georgia in 2010. Looking at her lean figure, one would never guess that her favorite Vegas activity is indulging in the local dining scene. – Read more at VegasMagazine

KELLY CLARKSON IS STRONGER THANKS TO ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ – Clarkson knows if it hadn’t been for winning American Idol, her career would not be where it is today. Clarkson told us that wining the competition was like hitting the lotto and goes on to reminisce the night she won. (Click on the audio player to hear Kelly Clarkson) – Listen at FOX All Access

The Voice trumps Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent in ratings war – The Voice averaged 9.6 million viewers against 7.6 million for BGT during the 20 minute window when the two programmes overlapped. The Voice sees singers take part in blind auditions with judges Jessie J, Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue showing their approval for an act by swinging round in their chairs to catch a first glimpse. – Read more at Telegraph.co.uk

Smash Preview: Adultery Bombshell Will Be ‘Quite Damaging,’ Says Brian d’Arcy James – TVLINE | How does he find out about Julia’s affair?
Over the last couple of episodes, you’ve seen Frank witness the working relationship that Julia and Michael have, and I think subconsciously there’s always a kind of radar that one has for these types of things. There is an interesting way that he puts two and two together – it’s born out of the world in which we live, and by that I mean the information I receive comes in the form of Julia’s work and themes that she perhaps has written about. Let’s put it that way. TVLINE | Is Will Chase around, so that Michael can get clocked?
He’s definitely in this episode, and we do have a showdown, for sure. I love that scene. Like I said, it is unfortunate for Frank — the story is quite heavy for him — but for me as the actor, it’s what you live for. – Read more at TV Line

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