Elise Testone touring TV shows and prepping for ‘American Idol’ summer tour – “I’ve always felt like I was supposed to be doing big things in my life, like it was my responsibility to be on stage and be someone people could respect for being talented but also for being themselves. “During the competition, I definitely would get nervous just before I stepped on stage, but actually being on stage felt like home to me. Knowing that millions of people were watching made me feel relieved. Ever since I was a child, the bigger the crowd, the more comfortable I felt.” – Read more at Post and Courier
‘I’m not just an American Idol puppet these days’: Carrie Underwood on writing music, Adele, the Spice Girls and starting a family – I can’t wait to get to London and perform at the Royal Albert Hall. I’ve been there as a visitor and been running around like a tourist but never performed there. I remember doing the whole double decker bus tour and going past Buckingham Palace. I went to Wimbledon too. I went with my mum and my sisters and it was an amazing trip. If I’m honest though I’ve got no idea about tennis and what happens in the games so I just sat there completely jetlagged and zoned out trying not to fall asleep or faint. – Read more at Mirror.co.uk
Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young at the Kentucky Derby
Jordin Sparks recalls filming ‘Sparkle’ in Detroit and her strong bond with costar Whitney Houston – “Every morning, she would walk into the hair and makeup trailer and she would open the door and she’d go, ‘How are my babies today? God is good. You guys doing OK?’,” the 2007 winner of “American Idol” recalls. “She was always just so encouraging. She was so full of joy and full of light, because this was her baby. She’d been working on this movie and getting it out for, I think, 10-plus years. She absolutely loved being there.” – Read more at the Detroit Free Press
Simon Cowell’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Again Beats ‘The Voice U.K.’ in Saturday Ratings – LONDON – Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent once again won ITV1 the honor of having the highest-rated entertainment show in the U.K. Saturday night. It beat out the BBC’s The Voice U.K. for the second time in as many weeks in a closely followed weekend ratings showdown of talent competitions. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Female Stars Addicted to Buying New Homes – The “Glee” chicks are getting way too much dough to sing other people’s hits songs … ’cause 3 of ’em bought sweet new pads in the last MONTH alone! Naya Rivera — aka the hispanic one — is now in the Hills of Beverly after scooping up a 3300 sq. ft. home listed at $1.575 million. 4-bedrooms, 3.5-baths, indoor sauna AND a pool! Baller. – TMZ
Lea Michele Shoots Scenes at Grand Central Station for Glee
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are in New York City this weekend. Lea was spotted shooting scenes in Grand Central Station for the Glee graduation finale. I’m also hearing that Glee is filming in Madison Square Park. Not sure if co-star and boyfriend, Cory was there too shoot scenes as well, or just for moral support.