Idol Headlines for 5/10/14

Saturday Night Live features Charlize Theron as host and The Black Keys as musical guest!

“American Idol” Winner Sings to Help Tornado Victims – An Arkansas celebrity lent his voice Friday night to help victims of the deadly April 27th tornado. “American Idol” winner Kris Allen held a benefit concert at Fellowship Bible Church in Conway. The Vilonia High School choir backed him up. Kris’ wife Katy is a teacher in Vilonia. She was checking on her students when the tornado hit. Scotty Robinson was among those in attendance. His sister, Jamye Collins, was killed in the tornado. Robinson says he appreciates the support from one of the area’s most famous faces. – Read more at Arkansas Matters

Katie Stevens Returns To ‘Idol’ After ‘Faking It’ Singing Debut – “Rita and I at americanidol last night! So great to be back where it all started!” Katie tweeted with a photo of her “Idol” homecoming. Coincidentally, this week’s “Faking It” episode featured Katie’s first bit of singing on the show, as her character, Karma, performed for the first time in public to support the “Occupy Hester” movement at her high school (and, frankly, to land in Liam‘s good graces). Unfortunately, the sweet moment was soured when Karma’s fake girlfriend, Amy, became jealous at the idea that Liam was more important to Karma than she, but at least the crooning was nice! – Read more at MTV

Cancer survivor going backstage with Kellie Pickler – Austin Freeman has no idea what he’s in for Saturday night. The 11-year-old will have a backstage pass for Kellie Pickler’s concert at Wild Adventures Theme Park. Of course, the young cancer patient also didn’t know what to expect when he first learned of Pickler last year at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. He met the country music star when she performed for the patients. “When she walked in the room, I swear his jaw dropped down to his knees,” said Austin’s grandfather, Cliff Rushin, a retired Macon-County assistant fire chief. – Read more at Macon.com

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‘Glee’: Are Lea Michele and Ryan Murphy teaming for a real ‘Funny Girl’ Broadway revival? — EXCLUSIVE – Now, Murphy is confirming those discussions. While sitting down with EW for this week’s cover on his adaptation of HBO’s The Normal Heart, Murphy revealed, “I have the rights to it. It’s something that we’re talking about. I’ve never done Broadway. I’ve always wanted to. Right now, we’re just sort of testing the waters with different people.” But he adds that the project has a ways to go. He says, “[Lea] and I have made no mistake of our mutual love for that property, so if it could come together at a time that she’d be willing to make that commitment to go back to Broadway — which I don’t know that she is right now — it would have to be the right director and the right leading man.” – Read more at EW.com

Glee’s Chris Colfer tapes an episode of Hot in Cleveland

Glee star, Chris Colfer, taped an episode of TV Land’s comedy, Hot in Cleveland last night in front of a live audience. He played Tony, son of Wendie Malick’s character.

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