Tonight, The Battle Rounds begin on The Voice, 8/7c PM, NBC. Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC at 8/7c. And, there’s more sashaying on RuPaul’s Drag Race, LOGO 9/8c pm.
The Biz: Why American Idol’s Ratings Are Falling – Not so long ago, the annual arrival of American Idol on the primetime schedule sent executives at ABC, CBS and NBC running for cover. The ratings dominance of Fox’s singing competition crushed all comers and earned it the TV-industry moniker “Death Star.” This year, the execs have come out from under their desks. Idol is no longer the most watched primetime show — in recent weeks, thanks to NBC’s The Voice, it hasn’t even ranked as the most watched singing show. “The Death Star is now more like a water gun,” says one former NBC executive. – Read more at Yahoo.com
2013 Miami Beach Gay Pride parade; Adam Lambert greets fans and gets key to city – Tens of thousands of LGBT people and allies from throughout South Florida and elsewhere celebrated Miami Beach Gay Pride on Sunday along Ocean Drive. Above right, Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower, Sunday’s parade grand marshal, poses with American Idol superstar Adam Lambert, who received a key to the city and sang Sunday night on the beach. – Read moer at Miami Herald
Katharine McPhee: “Smashing” at GUESS Pool Party – Showing off her slim and trim beach bod, Katharine McPhee attended the GUESS Hotel pool party at Viceroy Palm Springs in California on Saturday (April 14). The “Smash” star chose a simple black halter-top bikini as she sipped on a cool drink and floated on an inflatable swan in the pool. – See the Photos at Gossip Center
‘American Idol’ Alum Kimberly Caldwell Launches Accessories Line – In the 10 years since she competed on American Idol, Kimberly Caldwell has hosted programs for the TV Guide Network, recorded an album for a major label and played hundreds of gigs all over the world, from Hollywood to Vietnam. Now she has designs on a new career. The season two finalist has started her own company, Stage Presents, and is designing leather purses and bags. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Taylor Hicks on the Cover of this Week’s Las Vegas Magazine
Is ‘Dancing With the Stars’ rehabbing Andy Dick’s image? – America loves a comeback, but many fans of “Dancing With the Stars” bristled when ABC announced that troubled comedian Andy Dick was joining the cast for season 16. Is he really a “star”? After all, instead of his career in Hollywood, the 47-year-old performer is most famous for his past struggles with alcohol and drugs, a disturbing rap sheet and making anti-Semitic remarks. – Read more at Today.com
SMASHed: The Drunken SMASH Recap Show #10 – Joel Hanek on “The Dress Rehearsal”