Idol Headlines for 3/29/13

Adam Lambert will headline Pittsburgh’s Pride in the Street concert – Flamboyant glam-pop singer Adam Lambert will headline the Pride in the Street festival Downtown on Saturday, June 15.The “American Idol” star and Grammy nominee will perform a 90-minute set with a full band and dancers on the outdoor stage on Liberty Avenue. Last year Melissa Etheridge drew a record crowd of 6,800 to the event, with is presented by The Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. – Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Haley Reinhart and the Cast of Million Dollar Quartet

Haley Reinhart Joined the cast of Million Dollar Quartet on stage for the finale in Chicago Wednesday night. She tweeted, “Thanks @MillionDQuartet ! You took us all back to Dec 1956! Where there really was a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On. ;)”

Simon Cowell ‘planning Downton Abbey-style period drama for BBC’, going up against ITV – Simon Cowell is planning to go head-to-head with ITV after unveiling plans to launch a Downton Abbey-style period drama on the BBC. Syco TV is to produce the series, set in Broadmoor psychiatric hospital during the Victorian era, hoping to capitalise on the current success of costume dramas. Details of the drama come after months of secretive high-level talks between Cowell and Danny Cohen, the controller of BBC1, and other senior staff at the Beeb, although neither the Beeb or Syco have yet to officially confirmed the drama will appear on the channel. – Read more at The Mirror.UK

TV Throwback Thursday: ‘American Idol’ Top 8 Pick Their Favorite ‘Idol’ Performances Ever – This week, the American Idol Season 12 Top 8 share their favorite moments from Idol past. From Fantasia Barrino’s “Summertime” to Katharine McPhee’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” relive these classic Idol moments with the current cast… – Read more at Hollywood.com

IDOL IN A MINUTE: Sassy Lazaro Forgets The Words

Keith Urban Performs On American Idol

Keith Urban talks with AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman about why the judges didn’t save Devin Velez from elimination on “American Idol.”

American Idol Elimination: Devin Velez – ‘I’m Not Gonna Stop Singing’

American Idol Elimination: Why Didn’t Nicki Minaj Save Devin Velez?

American Idol: Devin Velez Eliminated, Hopes to “Win Prom King” – Before then, however, the 18-year-old Chicago resident hopes to make another dream come true this spring. “I’m hoping to go back home and win prom king,” the aspiring musician revealed. “It’s a military ball. There is still a crown, and it’s still hopefully it’s mine, so I’ll think positive.” – Read more at Us Magazine

10 Questions for Devin Velez

Devin Velez Knew ‘American Idol’ Time Was Up – “It still hurts. I’m really going to miss the people that I was with,” he said. “Not so much the competition, because competitions sometimes they get nasty. And I have to say that I’ve been thankful that we weren’t really rough with each other, but it’s been a really great experience.” Devin noted that it was not him who forgot his lyrics (for the record, it was Arbos), but he knew the poor showing hurt his chances. “I did still know that out of us three if there was one to go home it was me,” he said. “Just fan-base wise. I have the most amazing fans, but there’s not that many yet. The other two they had a huge fan base, and it’s good.” – Read more at MTV

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: What Makes Kree Harrison Nervous and Janelle Arthur Cry? – How is Lazaro Arbos handling the judges’ tough comments? “I loved when Nicki got to [speak],” he said unfazed. “Randy was rough because I think that no matter what I do, he’s never satisfied. But last week I learned that it’s not about that. It’s about me and the people that follow me and love me for myself.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

“DWTS” Debrief: With Kellie Pickler – First things first: Contestant Dorothy Hamill shockingly bowed out this week because of a recurring back injury. Were you surprised? I was devastated. She is one of the cast members that I feel l’ve gotten the closest to. When my husband [songwriter Kyle Jacobs] was out here we all had dinner. I just had so many intimate and sweet conversations with her and she’s so kind, endearing and such a strong woman. None of us had a clue that she was planning to leave the competition for health reasons. We were all completely shocked. – Read more at Country Weekly

Source: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ professionals ‘frustrated’ by tight 7 year contracts – Now in its 16th season, the show is one of ABC’s most lucrative reality programs, with a loyal following across the country. And while the dance elimination show has made household names of its then-unknown professional dancers, a source closely connected to the series told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column that many have become increasingly “frustrated” that the network has them signing seven-year contracts. “When they signed onto the show they weren’t anyone, and therefore jumped at the opportunity to be part of the show. But the terms of their seven-year contracts and the exclusivity that it entails is keeping many of them frustrated,” explained the insider. “They have to get approval for any outside jobs, and are very limited by what they can do now that they are big stars.” – Read more at FOX News

‘X Factor’ Trio Emblem3 Make ‘Pop Reggae’ Music … And Pizza – In between rolling and throwing the dough, the group revealed that life post-“X Factor” has been pretty surreal. They have teamed up with hitmakers Max Martin and One Direction songwriter Savan Kotecha to help bring to life their unique sound for an album and are set to release their first single next month. “It’s been so sick. We just got done recording our whole album, really cool, very proud of how that turned out, every track is like a smash,” Wes said. “It’s more our first audition style, like ‘Sunset [Boulevard],’ but mixed with this bigger, more pop element, but it’s still Emblem3. It’s still got that beachy reggae vibe. It’s pop reggae.” – Read more at MTV

Beyonce, Rihanna Top Little Mix’s ‘X Factor’ Judge Wish List – “I think personally either Beyoncé or Rihanna, because they know exactly what the business is like,” Leigh-Anne Pinnock offered. “They know what the industry is like. They’ve done it themselves, and they’re incredible.” If Beyoncé or Rihanna ever find time in their busy touring and recording schedules to join the show, Little Mix broke down the major differences between the U.K. version and the Stateside show. “It feels like it has a different feel to the U.K.,” Jesy Nelson shared. “There’s more, like, big ballad singers and obviously country singers,” Jade Thirlwall added, clearly referencing cowboy-hat-wearing reigning champ Tate Stevens. – See More at MTV.com

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