Idol Headlines for 2/19/13

Smash returns tonight with an all new episode titled “Dramaturgy”. It airs on NBC at 10/9c PM.

Ten girls take the stage tonight at the Mirage in Las Vegas for the beginning of the American Idol Top 40 semi-final round. The episode airs tomorrow night a 8 pm on FOX. The guys tape Thursday’s show tomorrow night.

Scotty McCreery Hosts CMA’s “Keep The Music Playing” Nashville Concert – Scotty McCreery will host CMA’s fourth annual “Keep The Music Playing” All-Stars concert tonight (Feb. 19) at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The free concert begins at 6 p.m. No tickets are necessary and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The fourth annual “Keep The Music Playing” event is presented by the Metro Nashville Public Schools and the CMA, and honors the best elementary, middle and high school music programs in Metro Nashville public schools. – Read more at Music Row

Wayne Rooney Invites ‘American Idol’ Contestant With Cystic Fibrosis To Match The Man United star contacted Kayden Stephenson on Twitter – Kayden Stephenson may have been eliminated from American Idol, but the 16-year-old with cystic fibrosis who emerged as one of this season’s fan favorites won the attention of one of the world’s most famous sportsmen — and an all-expenses-paid trip to one of the biggest soccer matches of the year. Wayne Rooney was so moved by Stephenson’s story that he reached out to the Oklahoma native on Twitter and invited him to Manchester United’s upcoming Champions League match with Real Madrid at Old Trafford, offering to pay for his flights and hotel. Rooney, 27, lost his childhood friend Stephen Johnson to the terminal illness in September. Read more at Sports Illustrated

Jordin Sparks tweets, “Catch me 2morrow on the @KatieShow! Ill be w/ the guest of honor, @clivedavis! Dont miss it!”

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Jennifer Hudson Is Back in the Recording Studio – Jennifer Hudson spent her first day in the studio recording music for her next album. She tweeted a photo, “OK here I go guys! First day of recording my album! @Salaamremi is everything!!”

Phillip Phillips performs at JFK Airport – NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) –

Phillip Phillips, the winner of “American Idol” Season 11, performed for fans and travelers at the JetBlue Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday. He played his hit “Home” as well as other selections from his debut album, “The World from the Side of the Moon.” The show was part of JetBlue’s Live From T5 concert series, which is for ticketed customers and contest winners.

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Lauren Alaina meets Paula Deen – Lauren Alaina tweeted, “Great time in Savannah with the lovely @Paula_Deen. Thank you for dinner & for teaching me a few of your Best Dishes!”

Adam Lambert: Hello Tokyo! – Continuing his tour of the Far East, Adam Lambert showed up at the Narita International Airport just outside Tokyo, Japan today (February 18). The “Trespassing” singer was in a good mood as he strolled off the plane in an all-black ensemble and greeted some fans and photographers. – Read more at Celebrity-Gossip

Video: Watch Leah LaBelle Choose Her Performance Look for the Boy Meets Girl Fashion Show – OK! met up with Boy Meets Girl founder Stacy Igel and singer Leah LaBelle the night before Leah performed at the BMG New York Fashion Week show, presented by Conair STYLE 360. We got a sneak peek at the awesome clothes that would be appearing on the runway and Leah got to choose the outfit she would be wearing during the performance of her new single “Lolita”. The runway was packed with stars that day as Gia Giudice also walked in the show! – See the Video at OK Magazine

Harry Styles on Taylor Swift Split: “I’m Good” – In an interview with Capital FM, Styles tells the U.K. radio station that he’s doing “OK” since he and Swift broke up in early January. “Yeah, I’m good,” Styles said. This sense of contentment also applies to Swift’s possible diss of the 1D frontman during her Grammys performance, in which she tried her hand at a British accent during “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” “She’s a great performer,” Styles said. “She always performs great and she’s always good on stage. She’s done it for a long time. She knows what she’s doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance.” – Read more at TV Guide

Smash’s Megan Hilty on the New Ivy: Is She Heading Back to Bombshell? – “It’s funny, she goes through so much change in Season 2 to the point where she’s even questioning whether or not she wants to stay in the business,” Megan Hilty told But don’t worry, Ivy fans, the diva will be on stage again soon! “There are several different shows that come into play and she’s a part of them,” Hilty revealed. Unfortunately, one of those shows isn’t Bombshell — at least for now. In the premiere, Karen (Katharine McPhee) had her former rival fired “to protect the work,” but the new Marilyn seemed to immediately regret her actions. Does that mean it’s possible Ivy could return? “There is a chance,” Hilty teased. “You know nothing is set in stone until they open on Broadway.” – Read more at TV Guide

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