Adam Lambert will appear on Chelsea Lately tonight at 11 pm E Network.
Carrie Underwood will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC 12:05 am. According to her tweet, she’ll be debuting a “new duet”.
Carrie Underwood Explains Why She’s ‘A Little Schizo’ – Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood called in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Thursday morning to talk about a song from her new album called “Forever Changed“, her upcoming “Blown Away“ tour, and how she developed her sexy ankles. (Carrie will attend the Idol Finale but will not be performing) – Listen to the interview at Ryan Seacrest.com
‘American Idol’s’ Top 4 Bring the Love, Ryan Seacrest Elicits Gasps: What You Didn’t See on TV – 5. As Hollie sings the Journey classic, Randy is feeling it, but Jennifer and Steven seem distracted, even chit-chatty at the judges’ table. No matter, by the end, J Lo comes around, and even gets a little emotional, as Randy show when he faux fans her back to normal body temperature. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
‘American Idol’: Hollie Cavanagh on poor song choice and singing Journey for Randy Jackson – “I don’t know,” Cavanagh says of the judges’ criticism. “I mean, it’s just I guess my song choice. They loved the first song choice but not the second one.” That could be the kiss of death. “It’s tough only because it’s not good to get bad criticism at this point,” she admits. But she insists that she truly did connect with the song despite what they said. “I felt it — I felt the lyrics in it. They can tell me I didn’t feel it, but if I felt it and I feel like I felt it, then I felt it. You know?” – Read more at Zap2it
‘American Idol’: Phillip Phillips on his racy Maroon 5 duet – ‘It is a sexy song’ – If you weren’t in love with Phillip Phillips before the “American Idol” Top 4 performance show, you probably are now. Between his slow, mournful version of Damien Rice’s “Volcano” and his duet with Joshua Ledet on Maroon 5’s “This Love,” Phillips made it hard not to fall deep into those baby blue eyes of his. The Maroon 5 tune in particular has some sexy elements that are hard to ignore, and Phillips tells Zap2it that he was very aware of the racy lyrics when he sang them. “Oh yeah, I am big on words in a song so it’s definitely sexy so… I don’t know,” he says. “No comment. I plead the fifth.” – Read more at Zap2it
Queen, Adam Lambert announce third UK gig – The singer and band previously announced plans to play two dates at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on July 11 and 12. However, due to both dates selling out instantly, Lambert and Queen will play a third and final date at the London venue on July 14. Tickets for the new show will go on sale from 9am on May 14. – Read more at Digital Spy
Clay Aiken weighs in on Amendment One – DURHAM (WTVD) — Raleigh singer Clay Aiken took a stand against Amendment One to a national audience Wednesday night on CNN. Aiken, who is gay, said he was concerned that North Carolina voters passed the amendment, which defined marriage as a union between a man and women. Aiken said a majority of the voters have essentially written discrimination into the state’s constitution but he believes voters will overturn it in the near future. He also lauded the President Obama for coming out and supporting gay marriage Wednesday. – Read more at ABCLocal
Kellie Pickler Talks to the Animals on GAC’s Day Jobs – GAC’s before-they-were-famous series Day Jobs (Wednesdays, 10/9c) regularly tasks country stars with working their old 9-to-5s, but on occasion, the series allows artists to get a taste of their other dream gigs. For Kellie Pickler, that means caring for animals — and awfully large ones at that. In tonight’s new episode, the American Idol alum, who recently released the throwback-country album 100 Proof, learns how to be a caregiver for elephants. We asked Pickler about playing Dr. Dolittle. – Read more at TV Guide
Behind-the-Scenes at Carrie Underwood’s June 2012 Glamour Cover-Shoot
Elliott Yamin Loves ‘Coming To America’, Magic Johnson & Prince: Favorites – We recently had the opportunity to chat with the wonderful Elliott Yamin, American Idol Season 5 alum and the brains (and magnetic voice) behind the vintage-soul-inspired Let’s Get To What’s Real, his third full-length studio release. Elliott indulged us by sharing his favorite things, from movies (he can quote the entirety of 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy Coming To America), music (he’s digging a new artist named JMSN, whom he calls “the second coming of Justin Timberlake” mixed with ’90s R&B) and sports (a photo of him with his boyhood idol Magic Johnson is one of his most-prized possessions). As for the most awe-inspiring concert experience he’s ever had as a fan? Well, it involved Prince‘s sweat. We know we’re jealous. – See the video at Idolator
‘America’s Got Talent’ has got Howard Stern – Stern, sitting in his radio studio Tuesday for a rare solo interview, says he’s “used to getting most of the attention” on the radio. “It’s the Howard Stern Show, and I kind of sit there and control everything, including the microphones.” At AGT, “it was startling at first that I have to share the stage with three other people. That’s some kind of adjustment for me.” So why did he do it? It wasn’t for the money, he says. (He makes plenty from his day job.) “I thought it would be hysterical to see me in that environment, for my fans to see me be on a family-friendly network show.” – Read more at America’s Got Talent
Howard Stern ‘Is the Closest Thing to Simon Cowell,’ Says ‘America’s Got Talent’ Creator – “He takes the job really seriously,” says Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America, which produces the show in partnership with Syco TV. “But with that, you’ve got the funny Howard and the shocking Howard, and you also have a guy with a lot of warmth and a real ability to talk to people in a straight, honest way. He’s able to just cut through it all.” In fact, says Frot-Coutaz, who first approached the radio giant three years ago “as someone who could potentially be great on one of these shows,” she thinks Stern is America’s answer to Simon Cowell. “Howard is a controversial figure, but he knows he’s here to do a job, which is to find talent that’s going to amaze people,” she says. “He’s the closest [thing] to Simon that I’ve ever met.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Howard Stern: I’m the Judge Everyone Agrees With
“I watch Idol and those three judges don’t have a word of criticism and I think that’s selfish,” he said. “What America needs is an honest judge. You owe it to the contestants to offer criticism. No more of this ‘everyone’s wonderful’ – everyone can’t be wonderful. This is a talent competition.” (Insider)