Idol Headlines for 2/26/13

Smash starring Katharine McPhee and Jennifer Hudson airs tonight on NBC at 10 pm. Enjoy this poorly rated show while you can! (Our regular recapper is away, so look for videos and a short synopsis from me).

X Factor’s Emblem3 Heading to the East Coast: They tweet, “So we have a pretty big announcement for #teaminspire today at 3pm EST about us, maybe you, and a certain timezone ;)#E3Announcement3pm” ETA: Emblem announces East Coast dates, including Philadephia, New York, New Jersey and Boston. They will also be swinging by Chicago. Click to buy.

Phillip Phillips tweets, “I’m gonna be on #NikkiAndSaraLIVE tonight! Check it out on @mtv at 11/10c.”

Carrie Underwood tweeted newly minted, DWTS contestant, Kellie Pickler, “@WynonnaMusic @kelliepickler I think you ladies are going to be so great on #DWTS I can’t wait to see you both on the dance floor!” Kellie tweeted Carrie back, “@carrieunderwood Thanks love!! You need to come sing on the show this season so us country girls can dance to your music!!! Xo”

Today’s appearances:

Carrie Underwood performs at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical at The Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Daughtry performs at the Peoria Civic Center Arena in Peoria, IL
Phillip Phillips performs at The Capitol Theatr in Port Chester, NY.

Local chanteuse, Cape Cod Chamber to honor Patti Page this Thursday in Hyannis – Former American Idol finalist and native Cape Codder Siobhan Magnus will debut her new single “Old Cape Cod” this Thursday, February 28 at Puritan Cape Cod in Hyannis. Magnus, who hails from Marstons Mills, will release the Patti Page cover at a special signing that day. Magnus will be at Puritan at 1 p.m. to sign records for fans. The limited edition vinyl 45 will be available for purchase that day. Fifty-percent of the $25 for the record will go to the Cape & Islands United Way to establish the Siobhan Magnus Challenge Day Fund. The fund will be geared towards helping Cape Cod students faced with bullying. The B side is the anti-bullying themed “Pure Inspiration” written by Siobhan Magnus and Chaise Flanders and produced by Tony Raine. – Read more at Cape Cod Today

Phillip Phillips on the Elvis Duran Show

Julianne and Derek Hough Prep Starz Ballroom Dancing Drama (Exclusive) – Julianne and Derek Hough are delving into a world with which they’re familiar. The brother-sister pair is developing a Starz scripted drama set in the world of competitive ballroom dancing, for which they will draw on years of first-hand experiences as competitors at the world championship level. Titled Blackpool, the drama effort will revolve around the prestigious annual ballroom competition in Blackpool, England, with a focus on the darker side of ballroom dancing. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Explains Why He’s Not Returning to Dancing With the Stars – “I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I will unfortunately not be returning for this season of Dancing with the Stars,” he said. “I’ve been a Pro dancer on the show for about seven years now and am eager to explore other opportunities that have been made possible because of Dancing with the Stars. “I’m going to take this time to dive into producing and acting, while fulfilling my sponsorship obligations,” Maksim added. “A big thank you to all of my fans for your never-ending support. I also want to thank the entire cast and production of Dancing with the Stars.” – Read more at EOnline

Smash’s Jeremy Jordan on Jimmy’s “Darker” Side and His “Love at First Sight” for Karen – A Broadway actor with leading man charisma, great pipes, impressive dance moves and a Tony nomination under his belt? Jeremy Jordan sounds like the perfect fit for NBC’s musical, Smash. However, he admits he had his doubts about joining the drama. “At first I thought the fact that I can sing in it might be hindering to me and I might get put in this box,” he tells “But at the same time, if it’s something that you’re good at, why not add that element to what people know to be your abilities?” TV Guide

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