Idol Headlines for 04/03/12

Ryan Seacrest was due to make a big announcement on The Today show this morning, but it will be tomorrow instead, “I’m feeling a little pain from elbow surgery, doctors says no travel for a day, so c u on @todayshow wed am”

‘Idol’ finalist Covais finds ‘Identity’: Joins Seth Gordon’s Universal comedy – “American Idol” finalist Kevin Covais is set to join Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy and Amanda Peet in Seth Gordon’s Universal comedy “Identity Thief.” Bateman will play a man whose life falls apart after his identity is stolen. When he corners the perpetrator (McCarthy), he gets a wake-up call he wasn’t expecting. Covais will play an Eagle Scout whose identity has also been stolen, prompting him to seek revenge. – Read more at Variety

Neil Patrick Harris Hosting Tonys for 3rd Time – Neil Patrick Harris will host his third Tony Awards, airing Sunday, June 10 on CBS. The Emmy-nominated “How I Met Your Mother” star previously hosted the 63rd annual Tonys in 2009 and last year’s 65th annual awards. He will also serve as producer of this year’s 66th annual awards, with Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Tony Awards,” he said. “Not only will I be shining a spotlight on the best that Broadway has to offer, but hopefully I’ll score some free house seats to a show – or five!” – Read more at The Wrap

‘American Idol’ Mansion Swingers Warn Contestants — NOWHERE IS SAFE!!! – Now former Swing-mates Michael and Holli tell us — NOTHING in the finalists’ current digs was off limits for boning … especially not the Idol finalists’ music room, where the singers practice. According to Michael and Holli, the room was a sex mecca — lined wall-to-wall with mattresses. Castmates even called it the Boom Boom Room. ut that’s not all — according to the swinger duo, the mansion’s former swinger occupants did it in the shower, on the floor, on ALL the countertops, outside, and their personal favorite … in the elevator. – Read more at TMZ

Sting, Elton John, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson and More Take Part in Rainforest Fund’s Carnegie Hall Gala April 3 – The Rainforest Fund, co-founded by Grammy Award winner Sting and wife Trudie Styler, presents its 2012 benefit concert April 3 at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The 7 PM performance, which will be followed by a gala dinner, features Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Hudson, among others. The evening also includes live and silent auctions. – Read more at Playbill

‘The Voice’ Live Show: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV – 2. No bullying allowed. I’m going to try and leave the warm up guy (who I’m told by other reporters uses the same jokes at different shows) alone this year. He’s a necessary evil if the series wants the audience to stay energetic through the two-hour taping. But, he said something that I’m not sure I’ve ever heard him say before. As you probably know, The Voice prides itself on being the nice singing show (at least to the performers, between the coaches is another story). So, the warm up guy tells the crowd that there’s no booing allowed. “If you liked the performance, scream and yell and be supportive,” he said. “And if you don’t like the performance, then scream and yell and be supportive.” Well, that makes it easy, doesn’t it? – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson Set Record Straight – After Johnson admitted that it had been a stressful week for the pair, White put it all into perspective. “I think people have to realize [that] this is a competition. I had no idea how much the tabloids just besiege this show. It’s never been a part of my life at all and hopefully we can just move past this week and people see that our connection is real.” Johnson echoed White’s words, vouching that she and White have a good, friendly relationship. “I got a manicure with this girl this week. That’s about all I need to say,” White said as proof that he and his dancing partner are maintaining an amicable relationship. – Read more at ETOnline

Karina Smirnoff Rips Open William Levy’s Shirt – William Levy gave women around the world a taste of what they had been waiting for when he unbuttoned his shirt for a few seconds during his Dancing with the Stars performance on Monday night, and fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff wanted to see more of Levy’s shirtless body backstage after the show. After Levy and partner Cheryl Burke explained to ET that there was more to their dancing than flashing his bare chest, Karina Smirnoff snuck behind Levy as he was being interviewed and ripped his shirt open. The 31-year-old actor was caught off-guard but was all laughs about the incident, lightheartedly calling Smirnoff “crazy girl.” – Read more at ETOnline

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Tristan MacManus blogs week 3, describes bounty of Irish tattoos – All done now, just gettin’ home. Everyone did a great job tonight. I think Jack Wagner really stepped it up as well. The last three weeks now, the people who have gone first have really set the tone for everyone. I think it’s great to see. It’s going to be a very difficult elmination tomorrow. It’s very strange to get three 8s and still have the possibility of goin’ home. It’s gonna happen to somebody. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: What’s Really Going On With Maria and Derek?! – It sure looked that way on Dancing With the Stars’ performance show when the entertainment news host was close to full lip-lock during her rumba, which paid homage to her immigrant parents. So did they or didn’t they? And what was Katherine Jenkins’ secret to getting through her emotionally charged routine that brought everyone to tears? Plus, which dancing pair isn’t nervous about Tuesday night’s elimination? – Read more at EOnline

Glee’s Chris Colfer Talks Work “Nightmares” and That “Obnoxious” Matt Bomer – “I had to do loads and loads of research because it’s a period piece,” Colfer told me at the Kids’ Choice Awards. “It’s very, well, let’s just say I couldn’t write it at night because it gave me nightmares.” But, he said, “I wouldn’t call it horror. But it’s also not cupcakes and unicorns.” What definitely didn’t give him nightmares was working with White Collar hunk Matt Bomer on Glee. “That guy’s perfect,” Colfer said, adding with a laugh, “It’s just obnoxious how perfect he is.” – Read more at EOnline

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