Idol Headlines for 05/30/12

Joshua Ledet appears on Live! With Kelly today.

Jennifer Hudson to perform with the Boston Pops 4th of July concert – That Jennifer Hudson will perform with the Boston Pops on the Esplanade this Fourth of July. “The Shield” star and Andover homey Michael Chiklis will serve as host of the extravaganza, with the “Dreamgirls [trailer]” Oscar-winner serving as headliner. – Read more at the Boston Herald

I just wanted a girl to win this year so bad,’ the ‘Idol’ runner-up tells MTV News of losing to Phillip Phillips. – ” ‘American Idol’ isn’t fixed. It really is America, and if America enjoys [male singers], then they do. I’m just here to please my fans, and make music for them. Now that the competition is over, I can do that and be happy with that,” she said. “But it’s definitely one thing that pushed me to want to really win. … I was doing it for my family, I was doing it for myself because I loved it, but I just wanted a girl to win this year so bad — even if it wasn’t me. It could’ve been Hollie [Cavanagh] or Skylar [Laine]. But I was just like, ‘We gotta show that girl power!’ ” – Read more at MTV

Joshua Ledet meets First Lady, Michele Obama!

While on his media rounds in New York City today, Joshua Ledet met the First Lady and tweeted this photo.

Photo Flash: Miranda Sings, Joshua Ledet, & More Visit Birdland! – The following Cast Party, hosted by Jim Caruso, was an eclectic and starry open mic, with impromptu performances by “American Idol” finalist Joshua Ledet (accompanied by “A.I” Musical Director Michael Orland), nightclub legend Marilyn Maye, Merman-file/singer/actress KLea Blackhurst, R&B tenor William Blake, cabaret singer Jenna Esposito, comedian Greer Barnes, VocaPeople’s Chris Dilley, actress/singer Andrea Prestinario, and singer Matt Falber, among many others. – Read more at

Kris Allen Chats With OK! About His New Album, ‘The Hunger Games’ & Taking Dog Zorro on Tour! (VIDEO)

Haley Reinhart Gives Her Favorite Summer Fashion Trends! – American Idol alum Haley Reinhart is always looking cute, hip and trendy whether she’s on stage or off. Our very own Chelsea Briggs caught up with her before her show at the Hard Rock in Hollywood where she told us all about summer fashion trends, how music inspires her look and more! Check it out below! – See the Video at Hollywire

Adam Lambert On ‘Trespassing’ – Last week Adam Lambert became the first openly gay male artist to score the top spot on Billboard’s album chart after his new record, Trespassing, sold 77,000 copies during its first week. Lambert recently sat down with Rolling Stone to chat about the darker subject matter on Tresspassing, teaming up with Pharrell and their long chats about life and music, and how working with various producers allowed Lambert to create a record that, as he put it, “represented all of me.” – Watch the video at Rolling Stone

Misty May-Treanor campaigns for “Dancing with the Stars” all-star season – The two-time Olympic gold medalist, who withdrew from the show’s seventh season in 2008 after she tore her Achilles tendon in rehearsals, is campaigning for a slot on the show’s upcoming all-star season. On her Facebook page, the 34-year-old athlete asked fans to vote for her to be cast on the all-star season. She also made a list of reasons for why she wants to return to the ballroom: – Read more at Celebrity-Curcuit

‘The Glee Project’ Adds Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Samuel Larsen as Mentors (Exclusive) – Glee’s Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera are following Lea Michele and making their debut as mentors on the second season The Glee Project. The Oxygen reality competition series, which saw four of its freshman season contestants appear on the Fox musical dramedy’s third year, will welcome the Glee stars in its third and fourth episodes, respectively, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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