Idol Headlines for 3/26/13

The Voice premiere Part 2 airs tonight at 8/7c PM, NBC.  Smash airs at 10/9c pm, also on NBC  And  the first contestant will be eliminated from Dancing With The Stars at 9/8c pm.

The Onyx & Breezy Foundation honors Diane Warren and Christopher Ameruoso – LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — On April 14th, The Saving Tails Onyx & Breezy Foundation will honor Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Diane Warren and renowned photographer Christopher Ameruoso for their tireless efforts on behalf of animal welfare at the private home of James Costas. Ken Howard, SAG/AFTRA co-President and his wife Linda, will chair the event with Wanda and Mark Shefts and co-chair Cindy Kay. The honorary host committee consists of George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Kathy Bates, Lee DeWyze & Jonna Walsh DeWyze, Laurie Burrows Grad & Peter Grad, Allison Janney, Dominic Scott Kay, Krista & Steven Levitan, Greg Louganis, Lorraine and Sid Sheinberg, and Betty White. Ken is the National Spokesman for the Foundation, an Emmy and Tony Award winning actor himself that just came off a recurring role on 30 Rock and is in his 2nd term as President of SAG/AFTRA. Lee DeWyze and Leslie Odom, Jr. will be performing. Ryan Kavanaugh and FreeHand Company will be a presenting sponsor along with Les Compagnons will be providing wine. Patron will be providing Tequila & water will be provided by Omega. – Read more at the SacBee

Star power can’t lift ‘American Idol,’ but it’s still a win for Fox – Perhaps more important, for the past decade “Idol” has proved that, in the face of stiff competition from online media and cable niche series, broadcasters can still gather a weekly audience of tens of millions with the right product. It found a high-profile rival in NBC’s “The Voice” — which returned Monday after a lengthy hiatus, with new judges Shakira and Usher joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton — as well as Fox’s own “The X Factor” with Simon Cowell, formerly the star of “Idol,” which airs in the fall. – Read more Los Angeles Times

Amber Holcomb springs into ‘Idol’ spotlight – Amber Holcomb is sad about missing RodeoHouston this year. But she had a good excuse. The 18-year-old from Spring is one of eight remaining singers on “American Idol,” where she’s impressed the judges with her quiet confidence and soaring vocals. I went to the Mary J. Blige show (in 2010),” she says. “But I usually just go to ride the rides.” With any luck, she’ll be headlining her own shows soon. Holcomb grew up in Shepherd but now calls Spring home, where she graduated from Dekaney High School. – Read moer at the Houston Chronicle

American Idol Star on New Album – We talked with her then about that first album that took us on a journey through some of those hard times, but now she’s back with a new album for this latest chapter in her life. It’s called “All That For This.” – Read and listen at NPR

Katharine McPhee is leaving ratings-depressed ‘Smash’ behind – Katharine McPhee wants nothing to do with “Smash” anymore. The “American Idol” alum, who turned 29 Monday, thinks the show, which just wrapped its second season, is a sinking ship and she doesn’t want to go down with it. “She refuses to do any interviews pertaining to ‘Smash’ now,” a source close to McPhee tells Confidenti@l. “She’ll only talk about magazines she’s in and her music. She knows it was a failure and she doesn’t want her name linked to it, because nothing she has done has been a big hit. She wanted to break through and be a big star by the time she was 30.” – Read more at the Daily News

American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez Will Play ‘Legendary Diva’ on Glee – She may have been runner-up on American Idol, but Jessica Sanchez is stepping in to the main spotlight for the season finale of Glee. “I’m playing a student from a rival school who is supposed to be a legendary diva – a powerhouse singer,” the season 11 Idol contestant told PEOPLE last week after performing with Ne-Yo on the FOX reality show that made her famous. Sanchez, 17, will film Glee beginning in April and be featured in two episodes, including the finale. – Read more at People

Fantasia Barrino – Fantasia Barrino Splits From Boyfriend – Barrino, who also has a 10-year-old boy named Zion, tells Sister 2 Sister magazine, “Me and Antwaun, as of now, we are not together. I think it’s the best thing for us all. We have to learn how to become friends again. “I wanted to make everyone else happy, to love (Antwaun), to make sure Zion was Ok, to make sure everything (was okay) – but I had to get to a place where I had to learn how to love Fantasia. I never did that. And if I don’t love myself, then I can’t be in a relationship.” – Read more at Contact Music

Jennifer Hudson: Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Event! – Jennifer Hudson is the golden girl at Weight Watchers’ 50th Anniversary Celebration on Monday (March 25) at the Weight Watchers Center in New York City. The 31-year-old entertainer helped honor the company’s founder Jean Nidetch by unveiling a Proclamation by the City of New York naming March 25, 2013 as Weight Watchers Founder Celebration Day! – See More at Just Jared

‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2013 contestant Kellie Pickler encourages fans to be positive; roots for Andy Dick! – MANISTEE, MI — Kellie Pickler, an early favorite to win “Dancing with the Stars,” said she is trying not to read too much about her chances to win the Mirror Ball Trophy. Backstage before a concert at the Little River Casino in Manistee she said she appreciates the praise. Much of it has to do with her professional dancer Derek Hough, who has won the trophy before. And her natural athleticism. But part of Pickler’s hesitation to read too much comes from her experience on “American Idol.” – Read more at Mlive

‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Val Chmerkovskiy: I’m pushing Zendaya past her limits – First of all, thank you to all the fans for all of your support, the really encouraging, really great comments I received after the debut performance with Zendaya! It means a lot that people take the time to write something nice for us to see, whether it’s on Twitter or Instagram or a website. I want to say that I really appreciate all the love and support. It makes me stay motivated, and it really inspires me to do better. – Read more at The Today Show

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