Idol Headlines for 4/30/13

The Voice Knockout rounds conclude with Team Usher and Team Blake tonight at 8/7c, NBC.  Who goes home on Dancing with the Stars? Find out at 9/8c on ABC.

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Who’s Throwing the Girls Under the Bus? – How many songs were really on the one-hit wonder list? Candice Glover reveals that there were only 15 choices. “I’m not sure ‘I’m Too Sexy’ was on the list,” she laughed. Was it awkward for Candice Glover to have Jimmy Iovine and Nicki Minaj on the stage arguing about her? “I didn’t know what was going on,” she said after the show, still flummoxed. “Jimmy came behind the walls so I just stepped aside and let them have their little argument.” “I don’t really know what he means,” she said. “I heard a comment about The Hunger Games, I heard about us being crazy and if I was in that position I wouldn’t act like that, so boys are on one bus and girls are on another. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Lopez on Replacing Mariah Carey and Returning to ‘Idol’ – While out with boyfriend Casper Smart at the opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub at MGM Grand, J.Lo played coy about the buzz. “Um, you know, I don’t have much to say about that right now,” she said. As for returning to the show next season, Lopez simply doesn’t know yet. “I don’t know… it’s too far off to say right now.” – See the Video at Extra

Jessica Sanchez talks new album, ‘Glee’ – Last year, the diminutive young singer with the very big voice rose from obscurity to earn second-place honors on “American Idol.” The Chula Vista native became, at least for one TV season, a new American sweetheart. Now, with her debut album due out today, Jessica, 17, is beginning a far more demanding competition to capture the hearts, ears and dollars of a notoriously fickle national pop-music audience. Rather than vie against such already nearly forgotten 2012 “Idol” competitors as Joshua Ledet and Hollie Cavanagh, she’ll be competing for radio airplay and iTunes sales against some of the biggest names in pop music. – Read more at UT San Diego

Broadway and American Idol Vet Fantasia Gets a Handprint Ceremony at Planet Hollywood – Broadway and R&B star Fantasia Barrino is celebrating the April release of her latest solo album, Side Effects of You. During a visit to New York over the weekend of April 27, the Color Purple vet and American Idol champ got a very special honor: a handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood Times Square. dropped by to nab a Hot Shot of the singer, looking glam and very much worthy of a second go-round on the Great White Way. – See the Photo at

Amen! Jennifer Hudson sings on the big screen again – But Hudson’s pitch never wavers as the onetime American Idol finalist must repeatedly perform live to a pre-recorded track of A Test of Faith, one of several new tunes on the soundtrack of Black Nativity, which opens Nov. 27. Hudson, 31, has been offered other movie musicals after taking home a supporting-actress Oscar for her 2006 film debut in Dreamgirls. “Quite a few,” she confirms. “But I did not want to do them. The fact that this was a holiday musical is what drew me. I could not turn it down. I am the biggest holiday fanatic and a big family person, too. This has the perfect themes to bring the family together,” especially the healing of old wounds. – Read more at USA Today

News: X Factor Winner Tate Stevens: I’m Happy to Be a Late Bloomer – When Tate Stevens’ wife told him that she had signed him up to audition for The X Factor in Kansas City last year without his knowledge, he was less than enthusiastic about the idea, even telling her flat-out that he wasn’t going to go. “We’d watched the first season,” Stevens tells “We watched American Idol, The Voice. We watched all those shows. And you see, 15, 20,000 people standing outside in lines. I’m like, ‘There’s no way I’m going to stand in those lines. No. Not gonna happen.'” – Read more at Seattle PI

Even ‘American Idol’s Nigel Lythgoe Gets Weary of Product Placement – American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said tonight he gets “sick to some degree of the (product) integration because (other) people have a different idea of what integration means. For me, it’s a smooth, organic process, whereas for other people, it’s, ‘Hi! This is a Coca-Cola!’ ” Speaking at a BAFTA-sponsored event at the Digital Hollywood conference, Lythgoe described a continual push and pull between show sponsors and producers that can be quite innovative but requires a lot of careful straddling of lines. Read more at Deadline

Andy Dick Discusses ‘Unfair’ Comments On Dancing With The Stars – Andy Dick and his “Dancing” partner Sharna Burgess talk with Access about their undeserved low scores and the “unfair” comments made by judge Bruno Tonioli on “Dancing with the Stars.” So, are they worried about tomorrow’s elimination night? See the Video at Access Hollywood

Kellie Pickler Surprised Over Her Immunity From Elimination On Dancing – After receiving the highest scores of the night, Kellie Pickler and her “Dancing” partner Derek Hough chat with Access about having immunity from elimination and why they can’t relax on “Dancing with the Stars.” Also, they send an encouraging… – See the Video at Access Hollywood

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: “Frustrated” Sean Lowe Wants to “Kick a Puppy” – – His dancing partner is might be named PETA, but something tells us the other PETA won’t be a fan of Bachelor Sean Lowe’s latest comments. “If I’m in the bottom two, I’m going to kick a puppy,” an admittedly “frustrated” Lowe told us backstage Monday night at Dancing with the Stars. “I can’t be in the bottom two again!” – Read more at Dancing With The Stars

Simon Cowell Defends ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Policy On Twitter; Show Drops In 3rd Week – As Simon Cowell put it yesterday, Britain’s Got Talent has “gotten some stick” in the past few weeks. Viewers have reacted to what they perceive as inappropriate acts on the show, and also to the fact that some current contestants have previously appeared on TV. Cowell took to Twitter on Sunday to address the latter complaints, saying, “We try and have a no rules policy on the show… Would it be right to say to someone who has appeared on a show before you can’t audition?” Referring to BGT‘s biggest breakout star, he added, “I believe Susan Boyle had appeared on another tv show years ago. Nothing happened. Bgt gave her another go. Is that wrong? I am not whining. Simply wanted to explain there is no hush hush plot. I just think everyone deserves a second chance.” – Read more at Deadline

America’s Got Talent drama: contestant accused of stealing bit from comedian who was at the audition – Actual drama erupted at a taping of America’s Got Talent on Thursday night in Hollywood, when Howie Mandel called out a comedian for doing an act similar to one he’d previously seen performed by another comedian—who just happened to be the warm-up comedian at the audition that night. /Film’s Peter Sciretta was in the audience and posted a detailed account of the audition and its aftermath, calling it “the strangest thing” and adding that it “was not staged. I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole incident is never broadcast on television.” – Read more at Reality Blurred

Jason Aldean to divorce wife of 12 years – “This is a really tough time for my entire family,” Aldean said in a statement Monday. “Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our number-one priority. I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgement when they hear news like this. That’s really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls’ sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.” – Read more at USA Today

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