Idol Headlines for 05/21/12

Kris Allen performs live at the Apple store in New York City this week. – Kris’ new album Thank You Camellia will be out next week and to kick things off, Kris will be performing LIVE at the Apple Store in New York City! It all goes down on Monday May 21st at the 14th Street Apple Store at 7:00 PM EST. The show is totally free but space is limited – so show up early! Wristbands are required for entry and are available at 9:00 a.m. on Monday May 21st. – Kris Allen Official

Lauren Alaina has words of advice for Idol finalist Phillip Phillips – ATLANTA – In just two days a new American Idol champ will be crowned. Many are hoping to hear Ryan Seacrest call Phillip Phillips name when the Idol title winner is announced. We came close last year. Good Day’s Karen Graham caught up with season 10 runner-up and Rossville native Lauren Alaina who had wise words of advice for Phillips. – See the Video at My FOX Atlanta

American Idol Star to Address Teen Summit at Manatee High Wednesday – BRADENTON – More than 300 middle school students and parents and one nationally acclaimed singer and actress are expected take part in the 2012 Manatee Teen Summit next Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Manatee High School. – Read more at The Braedenton Times

Adam Lambert: ‘I Want To Sing It Big’ – “I think, for the majority of my twenties, I was always so concerned with what I didn’t have, or what I still wanted,” Lambert tells NPR’s Guy Raz. “It was always about a chase and going after something. This year I’ve focused more on being thankful for what I already have — being content with what I’ve already accomplished, or who is already in my life, not what I’ve yet to find or get.” – Listen at NPR

‘American Idol’ Finalists: From Sanjaya to Taylor Hicks, Where Are They Now? [PHOTOS] – Sanjaya Malakar tends bar in the East Village. Camile Velasco worked at a Subway in Los Angeles. A.J. Gil became homeless. And Jessica Sierra checked into rehab for cocaine addiction. – Read more at The Daily Beast

Andrea McArdle, Constantine Maroulis, et al. Set for LOST IN LOVE Reading at the Triad, 6/5 – LOST IN LOVE- a new musical based on the hit songs of Air Supply, which held an industry-only reading in April, will play again at the Triad Theatre on June 5. Returning to the production, will be Andrea McArdle, Constantine Maroulis and Justin Matthew Sargent. McArdle will read the role of “Mrs. Rutledge,” an aristocratic woman of a certain age who seems to know everything about everyone. Maroulis plays a young prince, Eduardo, whose intentions come into question as he pines for “Katherine” played by Kristin Piacentile (“When Midnight Strikes,” Off B’way, “Chautauqua!” at The Public) while wooing her best friend “Margo” played by Lynn Craig (“Cats” national tour, “The Legend of Julie Taymor” – Fringe). – Read more at Broadway World

Donald Driver hopes hard work pays off on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – Donald Driver is just three dances away from winning the mirrorball trophy. But the native Houstonian’s goal wasn’t as lofty when he was cast on Season 14 of “Dancing With the Stars.” “I didn’t want to get voted off first,” he said. “That’s like the worst. It’s very embarrassing.” He made a promise to Peta Murgatroyd, though. “My partner Peta got voted off last year. I told her, ‘I can promise you this – I won’t get voted off first, and if we go past Week 3, then we’re going to win the whole thing.’?” – Read more at Chron.com

Keck’s Exclusives: Glee Stars’ Summer Plans – For a while it seemed as though Glee would suffer a mass cast exodus as graduating seniors Rachel, Finn and Kurt headed off to pursue theater-arts studies in the Big Apple. But now Fox has announced that the series will juggle both NYC and Ohio-set story lines, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson signing on as New York-based mentors. (I’m hearing the New York sets will be built in Hollywood so the cast will continue working together.) With nearly everyone expected back and no summer concert tour planned during their hiatus, for the first time in years the Glee cast has a couple of free months before heading back to work. Here’s how they plan to spend the summer.- Read more at TV Guide

Exclusive: Smash Shakes Up Cast, Adding Three New Regulars for Season 2 – The ensemble for Bombshell, Smash‘s musical-within-a-show, is set to swell based on these casting calls for not one or two but three new series regulars being added for Season 2. For starters, NBC’s musical drama is looking to cast the role of Courtney, an African-American chorus member in her mid- to late-20s who packs a powerhouse voice. She is described as “incredibly attractive and confident, but also open-minded and non-judgmental.” – Read more at TV Line

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