‘American Idol’s’ Taylor Hicks Announces Las Vegas Residency – The Birmingham, Ala., native has signed on with Caesars Entertainment-owned Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino for a three-month residency starting June 26. “It’s a true full-circle moment for me,” Hicks tells The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll perform every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at The Indigo. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
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EXCLUSIVE: David Archuleta and Kurt Bestor team up for new CD – SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – David Archuleta made his television debut on Star Search in 2003 at age 12. The following year, he performed on ABC 4’s “Good Things Utah”. He then went on to compete on “American Idol” where he finished 2nd. Now, ABC 4 has some big news for fans of the young singer. Even though he’s begun his LDS mission, we’ve learned he’s cut a new album with a very well known musical producer. The producer’s name is Kurt Bestor, another beloved Utah artist. Via ABC4
Chris Daughtry shares stage with Guilford Co. students – GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hundreds of Guilford County students got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to share the stage with Chris Daughtry Thursday night. Daughtry deliberately took time off from his tour Thursday to fulfill his duties as honorary chairman of “On Stage!” The annual event raises money for arts education in Guilford County Schools. “Luckily it was before we had routed the tour, so we were able to strategically route it so I could only be a few hours away and get here and head back to the next city,” Daughtry said. – Read more at FOX 8
Adam Lambert on the Making of “Trespassing” and the Importance of a Good Cry – We’re one day closer, Glamberts. After nearly three years and more delays than we would have liked, Adam Lambert’s sophomore album, Trespassing, will be released on May 15. Taking control of a majority of the writing duties, Lambert collaborated with some of pop’s biggest names (Pharrell Williams, Bruno Mars, Dr. Luke, Bonnie McKee) to capture a sound that works well with his newfound funkier sensibility. Popdust caught up with The Glam One, who spoke about the recording process, the perfect activities to accompany his new tracks (hint: crying and partying both make the cut) and which songs we need to request at our local karaoke bar ASAP. Y’know, all the important stuff. – Popdust
Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty: ‘Smash’ at NBC Press Day! – Smash co-stars Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty pose together at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day held at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on Wednesday (April 18) in Pasadena, Calif. The ladies teased some of the storylines that are to come in season two, including that Karen and Ivy’s friendship might not be lasting! – Read more at Just Jared
Exclusive: Glee to Air Super-Sized [Spoiler]-Themed Episode on May 15 – Fox is turning Glee‘s third trip to Nationals into an all-night event. Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the network is combining the show’s 20th and 21st installments into one, two-hour episode on Tuesday, May 15. But it’s the first of those two hours — which finds New Directions planning for the annual competition — that is likely to generate the most watercooler chatter. That’s because in the midst of rehearsing their new routine, Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) suffers a mild head injury and begins to experience a different — yet oddly familiar — alternate reality. – Read more at TV Line