Idol Headlines for 4/5/13

DWTS contestants, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough will appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show today. The duo will be making a special announcement on the show.

Adam Lambert has split with his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen – South Florida Gay News reports: “It’s been kind of on its way out in the last couple of months,” Lambert told SFGN. “Sauli and I remain really good friends, and I know it’s a cliché thing to say. But it’s totally true,” he said. “I just gave him a coffee and bagel earlier today. He’s a great person and we’ve had an amazing couple of years together. Things have just run their course.” – Read more at

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Find Out Which Contestants Are Having a Romance! – Might the PDA mean the two are officially dating? Backstage after the show, Burnell all but confirmed it, explaining that despite what his fellow contestants had said during Wednesday’s performance show, he’s not nursing a crush on the powerhouse-piped Amber. “A crush only involves one person,” Burnell told us. “So it ain’t a crush…We like each other.” Nice! So it’s mutual, and we hope those two crazy kids make it. So what did Amber say to him after he was eliminated? “She didn’t say much because everybody was crying,” said Burnell, who–spoiler alert!–revealed the two will be doing a duet together on this summer’s Idol tour. “I didn’t wanna cry but unfortunately, I did. But we’ll talk later.” – Read more at Eonline

‘American Idol’ Castoff Burnell Taylor Says ‘My Job Here Is Done’ – “I’m just so excited because I feel like my job here is done, I did what I was supposed to do, I inspired people hopefully, and you know, I’m ready to take on life after this,” he said. “I knew I was going home. I had a feeling the whole week … it was just recognizing the truth. Anybody that’s left … I’m happy for them, because I know where we started from. I mean, we started in July and June, it’s about to be July and June again. That’s a long ride, so I’m proud of everybody, and whoever wins, I’m just happy that I’m going to know the winner.” – See more at MTV

Burnell Taylor Eliminated From American Idol – Burnell Taylor talks with’s Laura Saltman about being the fourth male contestant in a row to be sent home from “American Idol.” Plus, he reacts to judge Mariah Carey shedding tears over his elimination.

Ten Questions for Burnell Taylor

Jessica Sanchez Interview – JJJ Exclusive! – Check out our new interview with the super-talented Jessica Sanchez! The 17-year-old singer recently released her first single “Tonight,” featuring Ne-Yo and is gearing up to drop her debut album You, Me & the Music on April 30th! – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Carrie Underwood Makes Her Marriage No. 1 Priority Amid Work – “I feel like everyone’s afraid he’s going to make me quit my job and that’s not quite what we were saying!” said Underwood, who added in the cover story that her husband “completely supports me in [my career], as I do him.” – Read more at People

Carrie Underwood Dishes On American Idol & People Magazine Article – Carrie Underwood talks with’s Laura Saltman about her emotional return to “American Idol.” Also, she chats about performing at the ACM Awards this weekend. Plus, Carrie reacts to People Magazine’s article saying she would quit her career if her husband asked her to.

Nicki Minaj Won’t Wear ‘Performer Hat’ On ‘American Idol’ – While Minaj is open to working with the contestants, there is one thing she may be opposed to while on “Idol” — performing. The Young Money rapper revealed that even though performing her new single, “High School” with Lil Wayne would be “dope,” she, unlike fellow judge Keith Urban, who took the stage last week, is still unsure if judging and performing mix. “I don’t know if I want to wear the performer hat on ‘Idol,’ ” Minaj said. “I think kudos to Keith for doing it, but I just don’t know if I want to wear that hat there.” – See more at MTV

Killing the Music: The Mumfordization of Top 40 Radio – Twenty-eight. That is the amount of times in one day that I heard the songs play. Between my daily morning routine, my various commutes throughout the city, and a quick visit to CVS, “Home” came on eight times, “Ho Hey” seven, “Little Talks” also seven, and “I Will Wait” six. Phillip Phillips and company really have made this place their home… and this place is Top 40 Radio. – Read more at Houston Press

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Andy Dick: Doing Dancing With the Stars Is Better Than 13 Trips to Rehab – Current DWTS contestant Andy Dick stopped by E! News with partner Sharna Burgess today to talk about his run on the show so far, which, Sharna admitted, has not been easy. “It’s been incredible and frightening all at the same time,” she told E!’s Catt Sadler and Terrence Jenkins. “There’s been so many ups and downs, we’ve had a roller coaster, but it’s challenged both of us in a wonderful way.” – Read more at EOnline

GLEE’s Darren Criss Joins Yale Whiffenpoofs for P.S. Arts Benefit Concert, 4/14 – The Yale Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s premier vocal group and stage and screen star Darren Criss – best known for his role on the Fox TV hit GLEE – will headline a concert to benefit P.S. Arts, which helps bring arts education to underserved public schools. Presented by the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Whiffenpoofs Alumni Association the evening will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. The Yale Whiffenpoofs and special guest Darren Criss will perform a cappella and choral renditions of American jazz classics, contemporary pop hits, and more. – Read more at

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