Idol Headlines for 04/06/11 – The Evening Edition

Fox’s ‘X Factor’ to Have Two Hosts (Exclusive)

“Our job is to make sure the two shows are as distinct as possible, ” she tells THR. “For example: We’re making sure there are two entirely different teams with no overlap in terms of individuals who are working on both shows. And from a format and tonal standpoint, they’re very different. In terms of casting the judges, again, we’re making sure the looks are different. And I can reveal that we’ll have two hosts on The X Factor.”

Simon revealed there would be two hosts in his interview with Pier Morgan that aired on CNN last night. Watch it HERE.

Read more at THR

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Featured on the show tonight Will-i-am and Gwen Stefani styled the girls. #AmericanIdol rocks tonight!”

Check out Kimberly Caldwell’s new Walmart Soundcheck interview HERE. If you are willing to register at Walmart, there’s a free MP3 download available. Also, more from Kimberly: Musical Inspirations, Favorite Songs, Fan Support, Who Cuts Her Hair?,

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We find Carrie Underwood’s dark side

Q. What do you think of Scotty’s voice?

A. I would love to hear him sing something different to find out who he really is.

Q. You don’t think this is who he really is? How could he be anything but a country singer with that voice?

A. He’s so good at that, but I don’t want to be confused about anyone I hear on the radio.

Q. You’re the biggest person in the field he is about to go into. Do you think in terms of him being the next big thing?

A. It’s so hard to predict that. I’ve known writers who tried to get into singing and couldn’t make it, and I wonder how they’re not kicking all our butts. For some reason, the chips fall where they may. Do I think I’m the best out there? No way. Not even close. But things are falling my way.

Read more at the OC Register

Exclusive: American Idol Stylists Rate Contestants’ Fashions

Not only can American Idol’s Top 9 work the stage, but they do it in high style!

The show’s contestant stylists, Miles Siggins and Soyon An, recently gave the scoop on what Pia Toscano, Lauren Alaina, Paul McDonald and the gang are like to dress and offered a peek inside their $400 per week shopping sprees.

See the photos at US

OK! Interview: American Idol’s Naima Adedapo & Thia Megia On Their Double Elimination!

After the shocking American Idol results show where the judges decided to save Casey Abrams from eviction, that meant a much tougher week for the contestants as two of them had to be eliminated. Sadly, those two singers ended up being Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia. OK! sat down with them to talk about if they are sad about leaving the show, why they are so excited about going on tour and whether they think a girl can ever win this show again.

Read more at OK

American Idol Alum Kimberly Caldwell Talks Debut Album and Post-Idol Experience

Kimberly Caldwell knows full well how it feels to be Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia. Well, not exactly. They are, afterall, three different people and last time I checked “Quantum Leap” was just a TV show. But back in 2003, Caldwell, like Adedapo and Megia last week, was sent home by American Idol voters after not gaining enough votes to stick around in the competition. Breaking the cliche of so many American Idol contestants, Caldwell has managed to consistently stay in the spotlight post-Simon. The Texan has served as an entertainment correspondent (notably with TV Guide Network) throughout the years, and on April 19 she will release her long-awaited debut album Without Regret.

Read more at Huffington Post

Kellie Pickler Is Teaching Kyle Jacobs to Love Deep-Fried Southern Food

“I’m just lucky if I don’t burn the house down, ” newlywed Kellie Pickler tells PEOPLE about her budding domestic skills. “I’m trying to work on the cooking thing, so it’s a big deal if I get into the kitchen.”

Pickler, who wed songwriter Kyle Jacobs on Jan. 1, also shared her biggest culinary struggle when it comes to dining with her hubby. “I haven’t gotten him hooked on fried okra, ” Pickler, 24, said at Tuesday’s 9th Annual Dressed to Kilt event at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroomt. “He hates that, but that’s my favorite food. We gotta figure out how to get him to like it.”

Read more at People

Ryan Seacrest Foundation Selects The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Site for New Broadcast Media Center

PHILADELPHIA, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) has selected The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as its newest site for the construction of THE VOICE, an interactive closed circuit broadcast multi-media center. THE VOICE provides young patients within The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia community with an outlet to engage in activities related to radio, TV and new media, ranging from broadcasting like a disc jockey and playing their favorite songs to watching live artists perform and interviewing celebrities.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Ratings Plummet 28% Tuesday

A new episode of NCIS easily beat Dancing With the Stars’ elimination episode, leading CBS to win the night. In fact, NBC even topped ABC, which slipped into third place.

NCIS averaged a 3.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with 18.8 million viewers overall, down 8 percent from its last new episode on March 29, a season low. It was followed up by a rerun of NCIS: Los Angeles (2.7, 12.6 million), and a new episode of The Good Wife (2.0, 10.6 million), which was up 5 percent week-to-week.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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