Idol Headlines for 04/05/12

Kris Allen revealed to fans last night that the name of his album, “Thank you Camilla” is an ode to the house he lives in when he’s staying in Los Angeles. It’s like a home away from home!

James Durbin will be singing the National Anthem at the LA Kings final home game against the San Jose Sharks tonight at the Staples Center in LA.

Haley Reinhart will sing the National Anthem tonight before the Detroit Tigers opener against the Boston Red Sox.

Scotty McCreery, ‘Water Tower Town’ – Lyrics Uncovered – If you come from a small town, chances are you can relate to the lyrics to Scotty McCreery‘s new single, ‘Water Tower Town.’ The tune was penned by songwriters Cole Swindell, Tammi Kidd and Lynn Hutton, who each pulled from their own experiences growing up in the south for the song. “I remember I was watching a movie with a girl I was dating at the time,” Swindell tells Taste of Country, “and it had a water tower in it. She asked me if my town I grew up had a water tower like that. I remember picking up my phone — before I even answered her — and wrote ‘Water Tower Town’ in it, and I said, ‘Yep!’” – Read more at Taste of Country

Jury Selection To Start In Hudson Family Murder Trial – CHICAGO (CBS) – The first step of jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with murder in the deaths of three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports William Balfour, 30, is accused in the shooting deaths of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in 2008. He is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, 57; her brother, Jason Hudson, 29; and her nephew, Julian King, 7. – Read more at CBS

Jennifer Hudson: Happy Birthday, Sheyonce! – Jennifer Hudson dresses up and hits the shops on Wednesday (April 4) in NYC. Earlier in the day, the 30-year-old entertainer took to her Twitter to wish her stylist, Eric Archibald, a happy birthday. “Got some cake on your face! Let mama HUD get it!” Jennifer tweeted. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Behind the Scenes with Carrie Underwood – While it used to be a major part of my day-to-day job when I lived in New York, celebrity interviews now are few and far between and a nice break from my traditional daily routine of sitting in front of my computer, writing and researching for magazine articles and guidebooks. So when I was asked to interview Carrie Underwood back in January for Vegas magazine’s cover story for the April/May issue, I was totally stoked. It didn’t hurt that I’ve been a fan of Carrie since her Idol days. – Read more at Camels and Chocolate

Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony To Perform Together For ‘Q’Viva’ – NEW YORK, N.Y. — Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony arrive at the Montblanc Cocktail Party co-hosted by Harvey and Bob Weinstein celebrating the Weinstein Company’s Academy Award Nominees at Soho House in West Hollywood on February 26, 2011Caption Marc Anthony says working with Jennifer Lopez is like second nature, which is good since the exes are uniting for one night in concert. The pair have announced they’ll perform together May 26 in Las Vegas as part of “Q’Viva! The Chosen Live,” which will feature the top talent from their televised talent show. “It’s a very unique, modern way, and sexy way, to package these traditional talents,” he said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I’m really, really looking forward to the live show.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

‘Smash’: Uma Thurman Makes First Appearance In ‘Understudy’ (PHOTOS) – “Smash” welcomes Uma Thurman (Mon., April 9, 10 p.m. ET on NBC) in “Understudy” and everything will be turned on its head. Thurman will appear in the final five episodes of “Smash’s” debut season as Rebecca Duvall, a movie star who is brought in to play the role of Marilyn Monroe in Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia’s (Debra Messing) musical, “Bombshell.” Fans will remember Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) had the coveted role for the workshop, beating out Katharine McPhee’s newcomer Karen for the part. But with Thurman’s new character, could the former enemies find common ground? – Read more at Huffington Post

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