Idol Headlines for 04/04/12

La. feeds homegrown ‘American Idol’ contestant – NEW ORLEANS — “American Idol” contestant Joshua Ledet is getting a special delivery in Hollywood courtesy of his home state of Louisiana — tamales from Zwolle, a town rich in Spanish and Indian heritage. Ever since Ledet, a native of Westlake, mentioned on the Fox reality TV show several weeks ago that one of the things he missed most while competing in Los Angeles was Louisiana food, the Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has been overseeing shipments of Louisiana eats in what he calls a “Feed the Dream” effort.- Read more at The Town Talk

Idology: Heejun Han on Asian Clichés, Cowboy Drama, Hilfiger-Gate and His One Idol Regret

Read more at TVLine

Too much joking around on ‘American Idol’? Get serious, judges – Our long national nightmare is over. Heejun Han was voted off “American Idol” last week, thus restoring the show to the super-serious competition that it should be. At least that was one message communicated on the show over the past few weeks, as the judges and mentor Jimmy Iovine were visibly irritated at Han’s irreverence. It was all capped off on Billy Joel week, when Han apparently disrespected “My Life.” – The Clicker

Some details on Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, and R. Kelly’s ‘Sparkle’ soundtrack, including that Whitney-Jordin duet – We talked to Sparks and Sparkle director Salim Akil about what to expect from the soundtrack.n addition to some arranging work, R. Kelly wrote two brand-new songs for the movie. “They’re just phenomenal,” says Sparks. “I remember them playing the demo for me and R. Kelly is singing them and I’m looking at everybody going, ‘I get to sing this song? Are you serious?’ I was very excited. My fans are going to see a different side of me, because it’s deep R&B. It’s got that old ’60s flair. It’s just really emotional and super connected.” One of the R. Kelly songs, “Celebrate,” is a duet between Sparks and Houston. “It’s just an upbeat, fun song with two women who can really blow,” says Akil. –  Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Dancing With the Stars Elimination Downer: Most Memorable Year Leads to a Crummy Night – “No one deserves to go home tonight,” proclaimed Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman as Tuesday’s elimination show got underway. That was just wishful thinking, of course, because another couple had to go, even after an unheard-of performance night when no one scored lower than a 24 (whether they deserved it or not). So, who was the unluckiest in viewer love? – Read more at Eonline

Jack Wagner on His Unexpected ‘DWTS’ Elimination – “I don’t think anybody expected [that we would be eliminated],” Wagner said backstage after the show, adding that there were five or six couples who were in the same boat as he and his partner. “Somebody had to go and it was us.” Although the Bold and the Beautiful actor was slightly disappointed to be eliminated from the show, he stated that Dancing had been a good experience for him. “I like getting up every day and really pushing myself,” he said. “[Anna] pushed me. We really worked hard together and I think having that day in and day out really gives your mind something to focus on.” – See the Video at ET

‘The Voice’s’ Christina Aguilera on Live Show Eliminations: ‘I Had to Go With My Heart’ – On The Voice on Tuesday, Christina Aguilera had to make some tough decisions, saving one member of her team from elimination, and sending another two home. “They’re all such unique talents and it’s like comparing apples and oranges,” Aguilera told THR after the show. “How do you really send someone home? I had to go with my heart.” – Read more at The Voice

Megan Hilty: From Broadway’s Bombshell to Channeling Marilyn Monroe on NBC’s Smash – Critics from top tier publications have had a field day giving their own take on the colorful musical drama. The Hollywood Reporter shared its emotional investment in McPhee and Hilty’s on-screen rivalry in Smash, asking readers, “Are you Team Ivy or Team Karen?” and declaring Smash, “Glee for grownups.” While The Los Angeles Times blog directs some snark at Megan Hilty’s “breathy Marilyn act,” The Huffington Post backpedaled on its own original jaded spin, now insisting that audiences “tune in to see what this show is capable of.” – Read more at

Ryan Seacrest will help Cover The Olympics for NBC – Plans to Remain with Idol

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