Idol Headlines for 4/19/13

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Booted Girl Talks Special Bond With Mariah Carey – We knew Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on the same page was too good to last. The dueling American Idol judges seemed to call a truce after last night’s performance show but they couldn’t agree tonight to use the coveted judges’ save on Janelle Arthur. Backstage after the show, Janelle left little doubt as to which female chart-topper was the holdout. – EOnline

10 Questions for Janelle Arthur

Clay Aiken Dishes On How American Idol Has Changed – Clay Aiken chats with’s about how “American Idol” is “completely different” from when he was on in Season 2. Also, why does he call the first two seasons of the FOX reality series, “ghetto Idol”? Plus, Clay tells The Dish… more – See the Video at Access Hollywood

Randy Jackson Dishes On Paula Abdul’s ‘Amazing’ Surprise Appearance On American Idol – Randy Jackson talks with’s Laura Saltman about former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul’s surprise visit on the FOX reality series. Also, he reacts to executive producer Nigel Lythgoe’s comments saying the judging panel lacks… more – See the Video at Access Hollywood

Janelle Arthur Eliminated From American Idol – Janelle Arthur tells’s Laura why it feels “weird” to be eliminated from “American Idol.” Also, she talks with The Dish about why she thinks the judges didn’t use the save on her. Plus, what does she plan on doing next? – See the Video at Access Hollywood

Cast Members From The Book Of Mormon Headline Fundraising Cabaret – CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — BEN PLATT, NIC ROLEAU & SYESHA MERCADO ALL SET TO APPEAR Select members of the Chicago cast of “Book of Mormon” will perform in a one-night-only cabaret fundraiser, Monday, April 29th at 7:30pm, at The Laugh Factory, 3175 North Broadway. The event tops off the cast’s 6 week-long fundraising campaign for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Last year, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awarded over 5 million dollars in support to HIV/AIDS and health care organizations around the globe, including local recipient, Chicago House. – Read more at Market Watch

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Taking a break: DWTS Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough give nothing away as they emerge from dance practice – They are the favourites to win this season of Dancing With The Stars. But Kellie Pickler and dancing partner Derek Hough gave no hint of how rehearsals were going as they took a brief break from the dance floor on Thursday. Kellie, 26, and Derek, 27, have been among the leaders all season and appear to have a realistic chance of knocking off front-running Disney star Zendaya and her pro dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy. – Read more at Daily News


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