Idol Headlines for 04/13/12 – Evening Edition

Ryan Seacrest to Host FOX’s ’25th Anniversary Special’ – Host of American Idol, national radio personality and television producer Ryan Seacrest will serve as the host of FOX’s 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). “Who better than Ryan Seacrest – America’s best television host and 11-year member of our FOX family – to lead our 25th anniversary celebration,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “This is going to be an amazing trip down memory lane filled with plenty of surprises that will showcase our hits, our misses and everything in between.” – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Voters ‘Were Wrong’ On Jessica Sanchez, Steven Tyler Says – So what went wrong? “Well, I think [America] thought she was safe,” explained Jackson, who stopped by backstage to speak on Sanchez’s behalf. “I think they thought she was safe, I’m sure, and I think they thought Joshua was safe because those two alone, with Colton and some of the others, have been the most consistent. So, you know, yeah, I think they just forgot.” Probably the most inconsistent of the final seven who was a sure bet to be the one sent packing last night was Hollie Cavanagh. Despite her strong vocals, her nerves and stiff stage presence have led the little English southern belle to the bottom three for weeks now. But after her less-than-perfect performance of “Perfect” Wednesday night, she dodged the bullet completely this time around thanks to her devoted fans. – See the Video at MTV

Idol Hangover’ Hot Topics: Jessica Sanchez’s Save, Dixon-Durbin Hair Wars, Steven Tyler’s Out There Style – On this week’s episode of Idol Hangover, THR music editor Shirley Halperin and special correspondent Didi Benami run down five hot topics to emerge from the Top 7 show. Among them: Jessica Sanchez’s surprising elimination and subsequent save, Steven Tyler’s out there style choices and why Hollie Cavanagh is constantly being bullied by the judges. – See the video at The Hollywood Reporter

Carrie Underwood Is Dreading Mike Fisher’s ‘Playoff Beard’ – Carrie Underwood is very excited that husband Mike Fisher’s hockey team is in the NHL playoffs, but she’s not quite as enthused about the rituals that come along with the games. “I’m not looking forward to the playoff beard,” she joked to PEOPLE while promoting Olay’s new “Beauty by Example” campaign in New York on Thursday. “[The players] all grow out their facial hair during the playoffs.” – Read more at People

Simon Cowell calls into the Ryan Seacrest Show

Hijinks ensue.

Rachel Crow settles into Nickelodeon gig – “Tired is not really in my vocabulary anymore,” said Rachel Crow. On a recent weekday, the Colorado native is seated in a chair inside the Nickelodeon offices in Santa Monica, her feet barely touching the floor. She’s every bit the bubbly personality that she exuded during her “X Factor” debut as she speaks with aplomb about her new endeavors. She’s almost a little too poised (as you may surmise from her answers) for her age, now 14. “It’s amazing to think that a small town girl like me can find themselves on Nickelodeon,” she said. – Read more at the LA Times

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