Idol Headlines for 3/12/13

Smash airs tonight at 10 pm on NBC

American Idol alum, Kellie Pickler, who is about to step on the stage as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, will appear on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Check your local listings.

‘Big Bang Theory’ season finale takes on ‘American Idol’ finale – CBS had decreed that Sheldon and his geek buddies will finish the “Big Bang Theory” season on the same night ”American Idol” names a winner. Both programs air May 16. It’s another sign that the networks see weakness in the “Idol” franchise. The singing contest will name its next winner in a two-hour, seven-minute finale. CBS will counter with a regular, 30-minute “Big Bang Theory.” Freshman drama “Elementary” also ends its season May 16. – Read more at Orlando

Fantasia: ‘Jet’ used me as ‘the clown act’ – “It wasn’t for anyone but me. I worked so hard to get to where I am now. And I don’t want to take it back, I want to move forward,” Fantasia told Power 99 in Philadelphia. Once the singer saw the old-school Jet cover, she couldn’t let the magazine get away with thinking that it was okay with her. “It was almost like using me as the clown act. I’m not that girl anymore,” said Fantasia. “So I just wanted them to know, don’t take it back 10 years, when I’ve worked so hard and did a shoot for 10 hours, to show the new look with the new music, that’s all.” Now that Fantasia has had her say, she’s not holding any grudges against the magazine. In fact, she’d even be open to doing another interview with Jet. – Read more at

My Bowie: Adam Lambert – It was about the androgyny of mixing it up, and that was what was so incredible about his concepts — he was one of the first rock stars to really push the idea that sexuality was not black and white but an exploration. Later, when he finally made his big American breakthrough in the ’80s working with Nile Rodgers on Let’s Dance, his image shifted to a more masculine sensibility. Considering how far he had pushed it the decade previous, however, it gave his masculinity an edgy and mysterious undercurrent. – Read more

Lauren Alaina: Special Olympics World Games Was an ‘Incredible’ Experience – “I’ve only been out of the country twice and that was to go to Canada and the Philippines,” Lauren tells The Boot. “It was cool to go to Korea and see how different everything is there. On top of that, I got to go to the Special Olympics and I got to meet all of those amazing athletes who worked so hard and were so excited to be there. You don’t understand how much it truly means to them until you’re there and you watch it first hand. To see people from all different countries come together and support each other, and to see their smiling faces as they’re competing, it’s incredible.” – Read more at The Boot

American Idol 2013: Candice Glover Top 10 Interview – Exclusive – Some people would have given up after being cut twice, but Candice came back for yet another try for Season 12. Why did she do it? Well, the 23-year-old South Carolina native tells Wetpaint in an exclusive interview that she feels like God basically gave her no choice but to audition again this year. – Read more at Wetpaint

American Idol 2013: Burnell Taylor Top 10 Interview – Exclusive – American Idol 2013 contestant Burnell Taylor lost everything in Hurricane Katrina when his family’s home was destroyed. If you had asked him back then if he ever thought he would end up being one of the current frontrunenrs on American Idol Season 12, he would have told you to “stop lying.” – Read more at Wetpaint

American Idol 2013: Amber Holcomb Top 10 Interview – Exclusive – Amber Holcomb is back for her second try at winning American Idol after being cut last season before reaching the Top 10. This year, the 18-year-old Texas native tells Wetpaint in an exclusive interview she is “beyond ready” to fight her way to the Season 12 finale. – Read more at Wetpaint

Exclusive Performance: Crystal Bowersox Rocks At Yahoo! – It has been a while since Season 9 “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox was on the scene, but 2013 is sure to be a massive comeback year for the rootsy Portland-based songstress. With a new label deal with Shanachie Entertainment; a new album, All That For This, featuring a duet with the Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan; and a titular starring role in Broadway’s Always…Patsy Cline, Crystal’s career is sure to soon be hotter than ever. – Watch her performances at

American Idol First Look: Who’s Got the Hardest Job: Ryan or the Judges? – In these exclusive videos, Fox takes us deeper into the belly of the Idol beast, pulling the curtain back on host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. The judges don’t have it easy, as they fight with each other and with contestants, all while critiquing what could be America’s next big thing. And obviously, they have to entertain millions while doing all that. – Watch the Video at EOnline

Simon Cowell’s wedding photos: First look at Comic Relief sketch – Simon Cowell has finally stepped down the aisle and got married. However, this isn’t a shock celebrity wedding, it’s part of a comedy skit for Comic Relief. The big question is who does Cowell end up tying the knot with in the church, with all his Britain’s Got Talent co-stars – David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon – posing as potential brides.

Andy Dick suffers ballroom breakdown during ‘Dancing With the Stars’ practice – “I had a breakdown. I just hit a wall,” actor-comedian Andy Dick shared with “Entertainment Tonight.” “I cried forever.” The problems mounted until Dick found himself lashing out at his pro partner, “Dancing” first-timer Sharna Burgess. “When I’m not getting something, I just blamed her,” he said. “‘What are you doing wrong that I can’t get it?!’ But it’s really me. I had to change my attitude and my concentration level because when I would get frustrated, I would shut down entirely.” – Read more at

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