Idol Headlines for 2/6/13 – The Evening Edition

The Voice 1 winner, Javier Colon has a concert tonight. He tweeted, “And… The top donor at my show tonight at 8pm gets a new BABY TAYLOR GUITAR that I will personally sign!! Get tix now!”

Ellie Goulding, Phillip Phillips, John Legend also heading to Houston for NBA All-Star weekend. – On Saturday, Feb. 16, the Toyota Center will also be home to the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, featuring NBA players squaring off in competitions like the slam dunk contest and three-point challenge. Fall Out Boy, the best-selling pop-punk group that announced its reunion on Monday (Feb. 4), will perform their new single “My Songs Know What You Did In The Day (Light Em Up)” at the event, while Ellie Goulding and Phillip Phillips will play their respective hits “Lights” and “Home” during the Saturday festivities, respectively. – Read more at Billboard

Season 9 Idol alum, Katie Stevens is part of a TV production called “Rockaway” that’s looking to raise funds through Kickstarter. The goal is 50K. Details are at this link. The show revolves around a group of teenagers coming of age in a small Pennsylvania suburb.

American Idol Season 8 semi-finalist, Felicia Barton Featured in Smash Ford Ad

Felicia Barton tweeted last night during smash, “Hey that singer on that @fordfusion commercial was pretty fab if I might say so myself! ;) #smash #fordfusion #feliciabarton Yay! #blessed”

Hunter Hayes ‘Scared For The Day’ He Beats Carrie Underwood At Grammys – While Hayes admits that each of his three Grammy nominations mean “a great deal” to him, he revealed he’s a little nervous if he beats out fellow tour mate Carrie Underwood for Best Country Solo Performance come Sunday. “Well I doubt that’s going to happen so I don’t have to worry about that,” Hayes said about beating Underwood. “I don’t even want to talk about that. I’m scared. I’m scared for that day.” And while he may be scared to take home that award, there are two others, Best Country Album and Best New Artist, that he would gladly accept, and he’s prepared to do so. – Read more at MTV

Does Julie Andrews Approve of the New Sound of Music, Starring Carrie Underwood? – “Listen, how long ago was it out? Fifty something years ago? Forty-eight years, probably time that a remake is allowed,” Andrews said when asked if she gives the production her seal of approval. “Why not? Cinderella has been done, Mary Poppins has been put on stage in the theater. It’s all part of the process of those wonderful properties going out and reaching another audience.” (Dame Julie expressed a similar sentiment about her work’s longevity to Stephen Colbert.) In addition to looking forward to the final product, Andrews also expressed her interest in meeting country superstar Carrie Underwood, who will take on the nun-turned-nanny in the musical. “I don’t know her, and I would love to know her,” Andrews said of the Grammy winner. “And maybe I will.” – Read more at

‘Smash’ scoop: The Jennifer Hudson premiere performance you DIDN’T see — EXCLUSIVE – EW was on set in July for the original introductory Ronnie number called “Take a Picture…It Lasts Longer.” Hudson belts out the tune while dancing paparazzi swirl around her. Eventually she and her backup dancers drop their houndstooth overcoats and Hudson emerges in a glitzy gold fringe gown (see the above photo). The song. The setting. The costumes. It all seems very reminiscent of her most famous role to date, the one that won her the Academy Award. “This is such a Dreamgirls moment,” admitted Hudson in between breaks. “That is a very special moment and I haven’t had one since.” So why did producers reshoot the scene months later in October? “We all realized that maybe that [original] introductory number did not service Veronica Moore’s arc as well as this,” explains executive producer Josh Safran, who says the original performance may still pop up in a future episode. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Why Even DVR Won’t Save ‘Smash’ Ratings (Analysis) – During its freshman run, Smash averaged a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 in live-plus-same-day ratings. A healthy boost of 43.5 percent moved it up a full point to a 3.3 rating in the demo. A steady 43.5 percent improvement for this first outing would only push Smash to a 1.6 rating in the demo — in other words, just a tenth of a point more than the overnight returns for ABC’s ill-fated 666 Park Avenue. (That show garnered a 2.4 rating in live-plus-seven.) To match last season’s same day returns, Smash would need to post 110 percent growth. And to match last season’s seven days of time-shifted viewing, Smash would need to leap 200 percent. Both of those numbers seem far removed from the realm of possibility, they’re barely worth acknowledging. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Samantha Harris: I Thought Ryan Seacrest Was Too Old for Julianne Hough – It’s evident that Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough are a Hollywood power couple, but when they first got together in the spring of 2010, no one was more surprised by their pairing than TV host Samantha Harris. At the Feb. 5 Hollywood premiere of Hough’s new film, Safe Haven, Harris revealed that Seacrest had his eye on the multitalented star long before they got together. “I remember back when I worked with Ryan at E! News, he asked me to set him up with Julianne. I did not set them up, but he asked me to!” Harris, 39, told Us Weekly. “I said, ‘She’s too young for you, stay away!'” – Read more at US

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