Idol Headlines for 1/14/13

Nicki Minaj will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 11:35/10:35c pm NBC.

Kelly Clarkson is set to perform with The Boston Pops Esplenade Orchestra at Mathews Arena for Northeastern University Pops on Thursday May 2. For more information and tickets, click this link.

Jessica Sanchez tweets, “The dates are coming up so fast :) I can’t wait to tell everyone the exciting news about my music! :)”

Katharine McPhee is set to appear on the FOX animated comedy, “Family Guy” Sunday, January 20. She’s set to play “Mother Maggie” Read more at Broadway World.

Broadway’s Pump Boys and Dinettes, With Bo Bice, Alex Gemignani, Jane Pfitsch, Now On Sale – Tickets for the Broadway revival of Pump Boys and Dinettes go on sale to the general public beginning Jan. 14. “American Idol” country boy Bo Bice will star with Alexander Gemignani, Erik Hayden, Justin Hosek, Jane Pfitsch and Leenya Rideout in director John Doyle’s new Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes, opening April 8, following previews from March 19 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Tony Award winner Doyle (Sweeney Todd) will also handle musical staging for the revival of the amiable, country-flavored 1982 revue set at a gas station/diner below the Mason-Dixon Line. – Read more at Playbill

American Idol: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Talk Judging Panel Disagreements: “We Have to Go Against Each Other” – While Minaj recently said it was easy for her to say no to contestants during auditions, she admits it got a lot harder for her during Hollywood Week. “The human side of you comes out eventually, when you’re looking at people that are this close to fulfilling their dream and in their head they have already seen it come to fruition, so saying no, it’s like a dagger.” Carey says that each judge had contestants they were rooting for, which sometimes led to, um, conflict at the judges’ table. “We have to go against each other sometimes to say, ‘But wait, this person has something amazing! Maybe you’re not seeing it. It’s a little bit beyond your comprehension at this moment, but there’s something great about this person.'” – See the Video at EOnline

The Real Reason Britney Spears Left The X Factor: She Wanted More Money! – Britney Spears’ return as a judge on next season’s The X Factor was blocked by the show’s producers after she wanted too much money, is exclusively reporting. The I Wanna Go singer demanded $18 million — a $3 million pay rise on her previous contract — to appear on the talent competition in 2013. But those connected with the FOX series felt that the 31-year-old Toxic singer just wasn’t worth the hefty price tag! “When producers asked if she wanted to return for a third season of The X Factor, Britney’s reps said she would only come back if she was offered $18 million,” a source tells RadarOnline. – Read more at RadarOnline

Ann Romney Turns Down ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – Ann Romney was offered a consolation prize — first lady of Rumba — but after seriously considering it she turned down “Dancing with the Stars” … TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the show tell us … “DWTS” honchos approached Ann about the gig just after her hubby lost the election and she was “very interested.” You may recall, Ann showed up at last season’s finale and gushed that she was a big, big fan. Our sources say Ann and producers had several meetings to try to hash out the details, but Ann ultimately decided against it. – Read more at TMZ

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