Kelly Clarkson will perform her new single, “People Like Us” on American Idol next Thursday, April 11. Fantasia will appear the following Thursday results show on April 18.
Kellie Pickler to Make Special Announcement on Ellen DeGeneres Show – Kellie Pickler will visit The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Friday, April 5 alongside her Dancing With The Stars dance partner Derek Hough. The two will discuss their quest for taking home the mirror-ball trophy and how they’ve managed to wow the judges since the premiere, earning the highest score of the night Monday during the show’s “Prom Night” competition. Pickler will also make a very special announcement that can only be heard on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. – Read more at Music Row
BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM WITH LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW, BRAD PAISLEY AND PISTOL ANNIES, FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT, ASHLEY MONROE AND ANGALEENA PRESLEY, DURING OPENING OF THE “48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS,” – Blake Shelton, co-host of the 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, will open the Awards broadcast with a can’t-miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley and Pistol Annies, including Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. This will mark the world premiere performance of “Boys ‘Round Here,” Shelton’s second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story…, which will be featured on the special’s broadcast, live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. – Read more at TV By The Numbers
‘American Idol’ Frontrunners Candice Glover and Kree Harrison on their Painful Injuries – The singer always seems to be calm and collected, but she uncharacteristically lost control of her emotions after her performance. Harrison says she started crying because she’d finally gotten through such a painful experience. “I’m just emotional because I’m in so much pain. And I want to enjoy this experience and be all the way into it, but literally it’s like someone is stabbing me right now.” – Read more at Hollywood.com
Lauren Alaina New Album in the Works – “I’ve completed four songs at this point and it’s a long process,” Lauren tells The Boot. “The first album didn’t take long at all because I was rushed and I had to get it out, because it was right after ‘Idol.’ This album, I get to take my time. I went in and recorded those songs, but there’s no guarantee they’ll make the album. But it’s a really cool process and you learn a lot about yourself in the studio. The first time was so fast that I didn’t really get to take it all in. Now I can relax and calm down and focus on what I’m doing.” – Read more at The Boot
Blake Shelton gives hometown girl her big shot – Berry ultimately went with Shelton, no surprise given his country cred. “That was my hope, that Blake was going to turn around, of course,” she says. “I would have been happy with just one coach turning around, no matter who it was. But I knew going into it that I had my heart set on Blake. I will say that Adam and Shakira put up a tough battle. They were very convincing, and I was very appreciative of all the wonderful things they said. It went better than it even went in my dreams. I was in total shock, really. “Blake’s kinda got my heart, though. He wanted to adopt me. That was the signoff.” – Read more at The Houston Chronicle
Jessica Sanchez Interview- Talks Glee Role!
Jim Cantiello’s Drunken Smash Recap
The Voice: We Don’t Have “Drama” Like American Idol, Says Carson Daly = The Voice doesn’t pay attention to the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud controversies over at American Idol. So says Carson Daly, the host of NBC’s singing competition show. “We’re so above the fray,” Daly tells me. Oh? “We don’t have that in-house drama,” he said. “We don’t produce the show with any drama. We’re not looking for that. It’s just a different environment.” It’s also diva-free. “Shakira drove herself to work!” Daly said. “She’s very humble. She drove herself to work during the blind auditions.” – Read more at EOnline
Roger Ebert dies at 70 after battle with cancer – Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland. He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak or eat, a calamity that would have driven other men from the public eye. But Ebert refused to hide, instead forging what became a new chapter in his career, an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that won him a new generation of admirers. “No point in denying it,” he wrote, analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage, candor and wit, a view that was never tinged with bitterness or self-pity. – Read more at the Chicago Sun Times