Idol Headlines for 05/20/12

Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks perform on the Billboard Music Awards tonight at 8 pm on ABC. Jordin will take part in a special tribute to the late Whitney Houston.

Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall face off in The Celebrity Apprentice finale tonight on NBC at 9/8c pm.

Oprah Winfrey sat down with Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher for an interview airing tonight on Oprah’s Next Chapter at 9/8c pm OWN.

The documentary “Different is the New Normal” featuring James Durbin debuts on PBS stations tonight at 9 pm. Check your local listings.

Are TV’s New Teens Ready For A Country Music Career? – The country format could soon be getting two new teen artists from the world of reality TV. Based on the large amount of exposure they received on television, and the success they had on their respective singing competitions, it’s a likely bet that both 17-year-old Texan RaeLynn from “The Voice,” and “American Idol’s” fifth place finisher this season, 18-year-old Mississippi native Skylar Laine (pictured), could soon land Nashville record gigs and be making the rounds on a radio tour before long. – Read more at

AEG Live Predicting Big Sales for Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez/Enrique Iglesias, ‘American Idol’ Tours – Regarding Iglesias/J-Lo, “by the time the acts hit the stage, every one of those dates are going to be sold out,” Phillips tells Phillips says American Idols will likely do better than 90% busines… –

‘American Idol’ Finalist Targeted By Male Strippers – He won’t be the next “American Idol” … but recent cast-off Joshua Ledet has already gotten an offer to appear in a real-life stage production … with a bunch of naked men. TMZ has learned … the top banana at the Mantasia male strip club in NYC has been super interested in Ledet ever since “A.I.” fans dubbed him “Mantasia.” – Read more at TMZ

Idol’ finalist James Durbin and Chicago high schooler pair up for Tourette’s documentary – “I don’t feel like a mentor or anything, I just feel like equals,” Durbin said of working with Small. “I think that can be a goal out of this documentary – making people with Tourette’s not to be looked at as an outcast or someone different. Yeah we might need more attention in school just to help keep us on track and keep us at the same level as everyone else, but we’re the same and we should be treated the same.” Another famous face, Michael J. Fox, also lent a helping hand by narrating the documentary. Different is the New Normal premieres May 20 at 7 PM on PBS (check for local listings). – Read more at FOX News

Carrie Underwood: I Still Do My Own Laundry – Carrie Underwood spends the bulk of her time on the road or in the studio, so where does she head when she has a day off from touring? The laundromat, of course. The country superstar says she insists on doing her own laundry and grocery shopping, even while on the road. – Read more at People

Pia Toscano Says Mariah Carey Should Replace Jennifer Lopez on ‘American Idol’ – “Mariah Carey,” Pia told E! News of who she would like to see fill Jennifer’s spot at the judges’ table, should it become vacant. “We need a big voice out there. She’s amazing.” Good choice! Although, we know Mariah is super busy taking care of her twins, Moroccan and Monroe, plus supporting her husband, America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. – Read more at OK Magazine

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