The girls have their turn tonight on the Hollywood stage! Tune in to American Idol at 8 pm on FOX. Plus, it’s the premiere of Survivor Caramoan on CBS at 8 pm–look for Nick’s recap. And look for Windmills recap of an all new Nashville, tonight at 10 pm on ABC.
American Idol’s ‘Church Girl’s’ Homeless Heartbreak: Family Lost House To Foreclosure – American Idol has been all about the diva contest between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, but one of the contestants is focusing on winning not for the fame but to help her financial stricken family out of foreclosure. Cristable Clack, 29, who Nicki has nicknamed “Church Girl” lost her home after defaulting on a loan in January 2010 the National Enquirer is exclusively reporting. – Read more at RadarOnline
Photo gallery: FOX’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ auditions showcase Michigan talent, impress judges – “If you find people that got this sort of magnetism to bring the talent together, you’ve got another Motown here on your hands,” Lythgoe said. “Because there’s a lot of talent in this city, a lot of talent.” The show is preparing for its 10th season and wants to keep details about the auditions and outcomes under wraps. Expect footage from Detroit auditions to air sometime this spring, once the season starts in May. Murphy told me the show’s three judges expected to see as many as 120 auditioners Tuesday and about the same amount Wednesday. – Read more at MLive
Wale Speaks Up For Miguel: “I Didn’t Like The Kelly Clarkson Back-Handed Comments” – “I didn’t like the Kelly Clarkson back-handed comments to Miguel. I didn’t like that at all. I just feel like our urban music is belittled, a little bit. Not trying to offend nobody on the committee, but for a record as big as ‘Adorn,’ and it to not be presented as a real performance onstage; it was almost like a segue to an award. Again, I don’t want to offend anybody on the committee, but that wasn’t a very good representation of our music because ‘Adorn’ is gonna be around for the next 30 years.” – Read more at SOHH
For ‘Jekyll & Hyde,’ there’s constant doctoring – The lithe beauty in the form-fitting, flame-red sweater-jacket, even tighter black slacks and stiletto-heeled shoes with metal buckles planted herself in the lap of a strapping, handsome, lightly bearded fellow and started giving him a come-on in a saucy Cockney accent. Sitting 12 feet away, a second man watched with intense concentration, eyes fixed on the couple, chin cradled in his palm. In certain circumstances, this might be some kind of kinky fantasy. But here in a basement rehearsal room at the Pantages Theatre, it was serious show business. – Read more at Los Angeles Times
Reba McEntire “Thrilled to Death” to Have Kelly Clarkson as Daughter-in-Law – “Thrilled to death, thrilled to death,” she replied, and added, “To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?” McEntire continued gushing about her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, commenting on how Kelly is “a big-hearted, very good person. Very talented,” and also speaking about her performance at President Barack Obama’s inauguration. “Ah, yeah! She’s great at that and she’s also great at arranging and writing, and she’s very creative!” – Read more at EOnline
Ryan Seacrest’s Ballroom Dancing Docu-Drama Nabs Series Order at A&E (Exclusive) – Ryan Seacrest is dancing his way to A&E. The American Idol host-turned-prolific producer has nabbed a six episode series order for his unscripted effort, tentatively titled Montecito. The hour-long effort takes place in Montecito, Calif., home to some of the wealthiest women in the world, and the men who fulfill their dreams – in this case, it’s not their husbands, but their ballroom dance instructors. For these working-class men, it’s their potential ticket out of the middle class; the question the series will ask is how far will they go to satisfy the demands of their clients. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Simon’s falling in love with ‘X Factor’ musical – What better song for Simon Cowell to sing than “Falling in Love With Myself”? That’s the big second-act number in “The X Factor Musical,” which had an invitation-only workshop two weeks ago at London’s Soho Theatre.Cowell is a character in the show. He was played in the workshop by the excellent Alexander Hanson, who starred opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in the recent Broadway revival of “A Little Night Music.” “Falling in Love With Myself” is, I’m told, a merciless sendup of Cowell’s preening narcissism. It reminded my spies of “I Believe in You,” that great Frank Loesser song from “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” – Read more at the New York Post