Idol Headlines for 3/20/13

Tonight, the American Idol Top 9 take on tunes from the legendary songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  FOX 8/7 pm.  Also Survivor: Carmoan airs at 8/7 pm on CBS.  You can catch up with a repeat of Nashville on ABC at 10 pm.

Jessica Sanchez joins @FrankieAndGeena @Channel933 at 745a Thursday morning to world premier her new single Tonight! Tune in! via Twitter

Kellie Pickler Set To Go Late Night – BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT artist KELLIE PICKLER is set to appear on CBS-TV’s “LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON,” TONIGHT (3/20) at 12:35a (ET).- Read more at All Access

American Idol Charging Crew For Craft Services — Exclusive – American Idol is one of the most profitable shows on TV, and RumorFix has learned exclusively that they are charging their crew a nominal fee for craft services. A source close to the production tells RumorFix, “They are charging at least 25 cents if you want anything. You have to hand the money to a lady standing by the table.” We are told this new system was implemented two weeks ago and the crew is furious. “It’s really awful,” our source says, “Idol should be embarrassed.” – Read more at Rumor Fix

Burnell Taylor Wants to Stay True to Himself on American Idol 2013 – You chose Ruben’s song, what lead you to that choice? Did you consider anything else before that? One reason why I picked the song is because I always find myself singing it because it’s so inspirational and then two I just wanted to pay homage to Ruben because I feel like everyone that came before us kind of paved the way for us because if they weren’t there then there would be no American Idol. I just wanted to do something where I could pay homage to somebody. – Read more at Wet Paint

American Idol Contestant Kree Harrison Drawing On Tragic Death Of Parents For Inspiration To Win – American Idol favorite Kree Harrison is drawing inspiration from a heartbreaking double tragedy she has suffered to hopefully help secure a place in the show’s finale in May. When she was just 11 years old, Harrison’s father died in a fiery plane crash — and then, just 8 years later she also lost her mother following a fatal car accident. – Read more at RadarOnline

Catching up with Phillip Phillilps

Justin Timberlake ‘The 20/20 Experience’ Release Party: Jordin Sparks, Ryan Seacrest + More Attend [Pics] – The stars came out for Justin Timberlake‘s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ record release party, sponsored by iHeart Radio and Target and held at the El Rey in Los Angeles last night (March 18). JT and his pal Ryan Seacrest were dressed in their suits and ties, and snazzy shoes, while the ladies were ensembled up in mixes of casual and party fare. Jordin Sparks was sexy in black leather leggings, while Victoria Justice dazzled in her shimmery, silver frock. – See the Photos at Pop Crush

American Idol’s Nicki Minaj: Love Her or Hate Her? – Anyone who tunes into American Idol regularly knows that this season sometimes feels like The Nicki Minaj Show. Among the new blood that’s been injected into the judges panel this season, Minaj is hands down the most polarizing. Keith Urban is the surprisingly astute critic, Mariah Carey is the softie who finds something positive to say about even the most dismal performances, and Nicki is … well, Nicki. She’s unprofessional (showing up late to a job that requires about five hours of her time every week), overdramatic (threatening to walk off the show after Curtis Finch, Jr. was eliminated last week), and often inappropriate in her comments to the singers (too many examples to pick just one). – Read more at TV Guide

Dorothy Hamill discusses Week 1 on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – The Times is pleased to have 1976 Olympic gold medalist and figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill guest-blogging for us while she competes on “Dancing With the Stars.” Each week while she competes on the show, Hamill will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Hamill’s thoughts about Week 1, which she offered via email. – Read more at LA Times

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