Idol Headlines for 04/17/12 – The Evening Edition

Then and Now – Find out why the Top 7 are really excited about this week’s theme, “Now and Then”. They are pumped up to see Kris Allen and LMFAO perform!

Carrie Underwood: Kmart Exclusive Interview

Talks about her favorite song on Blown Away

James Durbin’s Yosemite honeymoon – Just as he does with his career, Durbin shows that he swims against the current even in his personal life. His unique choice for a romantic getaway with his bride, Heidi, shows that Yosemite National Park can be the perfect place for a love struck couple. The park, which spreads across portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in California, is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and history. It offered Durbin and Heidi a very unique honeymoon experience. Read more at FOX news

‘Smash’s’ Uma Thurman Teases Rebecca Duvall’s Impact: There’s Drama Everywhere – The battle to play Marilyn Monroe takes a bad turn on Monday’s Smash when Uma Thurman’s movie star Rebecca Duvall checks in and has some less-than-stellar notes for the production. During the episode, appropriately titled “Movie Star,” Thurman’s entitled Duvall arrives to “save” Bombshell, the musical at the center of the NBC Broadway drama by suggesting Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) alter the songs and ditch a solo as it appears the actress lacks the vocal chops to pull it off. Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Take That Singer Gary Barlow to Return as Judge on ‘X Factor’ U.K. – LONDON – Gary Barlow from boy band Take That will return as a judge on the U.K. edition of The X Factor later this year, Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment unveiled Tuesday on Twitter. He is the first to be confirmed for the music talent show’s latest season, set to kick off at the end of summer. The lineup of judges, which last year included Kelly Rowland, is expected to see some changes though after ratings last season declined amid the absence of Cowell who then focused on the launch of the U.S. version. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘The Voice’s’ Jesse Campbell & Jordis Unga Talk Instant Elimination – Access Hollywood caught up with Jordis Unga (Team Blake) and Jesse Campbell (Team Christina) after the show, where they weighed in on their shocking exit from the series. “It’s a bummer,” Jordis – who sang Sara Evans’ “A Little Bit Stronger,” told Access. “It stings a little to be sent home by my coach.” Jesse, who belted out Beyonce’s “Halo” and who coach Adam Levine said was a “huge, huge favorite” to win the competition, agreed with his fellow eliminated contestant. “They have high ratings for a reason…so I just respect that,” he told Access, explaining that he’s grown a great deal since first appearing on the NBC series. “This is just one wave that’s going to go right into the next wave and we’ll just move onward, upward and just continue to believe that I can [succeed] and will continue to live my dream.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Ex-The Voice Contestant GOES IN on Fellow Contestant Jesse Campbell, “That diva’s time was up!” – Following the controversial eliminations from #TeamXtina and #TeamBlake on The Voice last night, ex-contestant Nathan Parrett (from #TeamAdam) took to his Twitter this morning to rip into fellow eliminated contestant Jesse Campbell for being a diva on the show. Parrett crRead more at ONTD

Simon Cowell I Want Britney on ‘X Factor’ … BAD! – Simon Cowell has finally admitted … he’s GUNNING HARD to get Britney Spears as a judge on the next season of “X Factor.” Cowell just called in to “TMZ Live” … and told us, “I would love to have her on the show … I think she would be a fascinating person to sit next to.” Simon said he couldn’t reveal too much about the negotiations … but did seem optimistic and hinted that he would have an answer from Britney’s camp within the week. – Read more at TMZ

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