Judge releases Hudson 911 call: ‘Somebody killed my mother’ – A Cook County judge on Monday ordered the release of the recording of a 911 call made by Academy-Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson’s sister after she found their mother’s bullet-riddled body in the family’s Englewood home. Judge Charles Burns made the ruling as the trial of William Balfour, 30, moved into the sixth day of prosecution testimony. – Read more at Chicago Sun Times
‘Rock of Ages’ soundtrack art and track listing revealed – Constantine Maroulis is on the movie soundtrack of Rock of Ages. He sings “Any Way You Want It” with Mary J. Blige and Julianne Hough. He reportedly has a cameo in the film Constantine originated the role of Drew in the Broadway production. Diego Boneta plays the role in the film, directed by Adam Shankman. Ryan Seacrest galpal, Julianne Hough, plays Shelia. Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin also star. See the tracklist at Entertainment Weekly
Eric Church Slams Blake Shelton, Idol, The Voice – In an interview with Rolling Stone (see this picture), country music rocker Eric Church seems to get just a little carried away. Eric, who supported Miranda Lambert on her 2010 “CMT On Tour: Revolution” headlining tour, slams Blake Shelton, American Idol, and The Voice. Eric takes a hit against American Idol and reality show television, saying that the country music industry is filled with talent from reality competitions – saying that trying out for a show like The Voice means you aren’t a true artist. Read more at KeepinItCoutnry
Seacrest Assembles TV Empire – Three months ago, when the news, sports and entertainment worlds converged on Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, Ryan Seacrest was at home in Hollywood — and feeling uncharacteristically jealous. He sent an e-mail to Steve Burke, the chief executive of NBCUniversal, whose NBC network was broadcasting the football game. “I’m going nuts not being there,” Mr. Seacrest wrote. The next time NBC shows a Super Bowl, in 2015, it’s likely that Mr. Seacrest will be there. – Read more at New York Times
‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Dayana Mendoza not surprised by Lisa Lampanelli’s outbursts – “I wasn’t very surprised at the way that she behaved toward me,” Dayana says of Lisa’s outbursts, which included calling Dayana a “b—-” and an “a–hole.” “So volatile and disrespectful … I am surprised that an adult woman could accomplish so much in life without knowing how to carry herself.” Trump surmised on “Live! with Kelly” Monday (April 30) morning that Lisa just didn’t like Dayana, so little could be done to change that. “I think Dayana’s very smart, and I think she handled Lisa very well,” Trump says. – Read more at Zap2it
‘Dancing With the Stars’ EP on Introducing the Elimination Duel, Potential ‘All-Star’ Season – For the first time in its 14-cycle history, ABC’s Dancing With the Stars has been dispatching finalists with a new set of criteria. “We’re always trying to tweak and tune the machine,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I think the skill of doing it, when it works, is to try and put in things in that feel like they should have been there all along. It definitely adds excitement. … We’ve had a dance-off before, but we’d never done it where they both danced simultaneously.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
Kelly Rowland Exits UK ‘X Factor’ After Just One Year On Panel – Kelly Rowland has been charming fans overseas for the last year as a judge on the UK’s “The X Factor”; however, her days on the panel are unfortunately over, she just confirmed.
Rowland blamed “scheduling issues” and “global commitments” for her exit from Simon Cowell’s hit. The singer released a statement, saying she was unable to find a “workable solution” after discussing it with the show’s producers for a number of weeks. – Read more at MTV