Idol Headlines for 04/30/12

Pacquiao eyes Jessica Sanchez to sing anthem – MANILA, Philippines – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao wants “American Idol” bet Jessica Sanchez to sing the Philippine national anthem in one of his future fights. Pacquiao recently praised the Filipino-Mexican-American singer, who is now among the top 5 finalists in the current season of “American Idol.” In an interview with ABS-CBN News Thursday last week, Pacquiao said he is praying for Sanchez, and he believes the 16-year-old belter can win the whole competition. – Read more at ABS-CBN

San Jose: Fans turn out for ‘American Idol’ singer DeAndre Brackensick in his hometown – There are certain things famous singers just can’t do — and one of them is performing in public for free while under a television contract. But that didn’t stop hundreds of DeAndre Brackensick’s adoring fans from crowding into the central court of a San Jose mall to see and applaud him for his inspiring run on “American Idol.”
“I really, really wish I could sing for them,” he said backstage at Eastridge Mall, where he met local fans for the first time since his run on the show ended on April 5. “But I can’t.” – Read more at the San Jose Mercury News

Kelly Clarkson ‘Sucks’ at Acting but Has Dream TV Role in Mind – Kelly Clarkson may have gotten her start on TV, but landing a gig acting on a TV show isn’t one of her goals. However, she told ABC News Radio that she’d just love to guest star on her current favorite show, NBC’s “Parks & Recreation.” “Oh my God, I want to either play a bad actress — ’cause I am horrible at it — or I just wanna do something really funny or outrageous,” Clarkson said about her dream TV guest role. “I think if I had to do, like, a really ridiculous character, I’d be better at it. It’d make me more comfortable. Playing a straight man — that’s not my thing.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

VH1 Save the Music and Starburst Present Music With the Masters with Kris Allen

Kris Allen visits Robert Frost Middle School in Los Angeles to celebrate music education with special performances.

The Wanted Non-Apology for Christina Aguilera – Talking outside the Mondrian Hotel today in Hollywood, the one who calls himself Tom was asked about his Xtina comments … and in back-to-back sentences he said, “We shouldn’t have said it, to be honest with you. We just think manners cost nothing, you know what I mean?” – Read more at TMZ

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Maria Menounos Dishes on Injured Feet, Competitors – Five of the 12 competitors on season 14 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” have already been voted off the show, and the pressure is one for those who remain to make it to the final three and their chance at the mirror ball trophy. Tonight’s routines will be performed to famous classical music pieces, and in addition to their individual routines, the stars will also perform a team dance. – Read more at ABC News

Chris Colfer Goes From ‘Glee’ Singer To ‘Struck’ Screenwriter – Chris Colfer, one of the stars of the hit TV show Glee, is known for his portrayal of Kurt, a confident and openly gay high school student (who also possesses pipes like a diva). In the new film Struck By Lightning, which Colfer wrote, he plays a very different character: Carson Phillips, an ambitious high school student who starts a literary magazine in order to get into Northwestern. The character is arrogant and not exactly well-liked, so how does he collect submissions? By blackmailing the popular kids, of course. – Listen to the interview at NPR

Matthew Morrison on Lindsay Lohan and ‘Glee’: ‘The work got done’ – Regarding the work, Morrison said that production on “Glee’s” third season will wrap May 11 and that there will definitely not be a Will/Emma wedding before season’s end. He wasn’t even sure whether the nuptials will occur next season. “I have no idea. We don’t even know — I mean, the show’s back next season, but we don’t even know which cast members will actually be back,” he said. “I think I’ll be back, but some of the kids — we’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do with that.” “They’re treating it very sensitively, because for a lot of these kids it will be their last show,” he said. “I’m really happy that they’re treating it with such sensitivity and making the stories so great to end the show for some of these people.” – Read more at Washington Post

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