Idol Headlines for 5/13/13 – The Evening Edition

Tomorrow, Jessica Sanchez will perform “Tonight” on the NBC Today show during the 10 am hour!

Karina Smirnoff Sent to Hospital for Neck Injury at Dancing with the Stars Rehearsals – Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff were practicing a flip when something went wrong. Smirnoff landed on the NFL pro Sunday, twisting her neck and banging her face, and she had to be taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for possible whiplash and a dislocated jaw, a source tells PEOPLE. The ballroom pro later Tweeted that she was “still a bit sore” but would make it to Monday night’s semi-finals on Dancing with the Stars.. – Read more at People

Idology: Why Won’t Idol Let Its Finalists Be Great? Plus: Should All Four Judges Get the Boot?

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Kree Harrison: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me – 22-year-old American Idol contestant Kree Harrison spills secrets exclusively to Us. You can catch her on Idol at 8 P.M. Wednesdays and Thursdays on Fox. – Read more at US Magazine

Crystal Bowersox: All That Means a Lot – Crystal Bowersox certainly has reason to count her blessings. Only three years after rising to stardom as the American Idol ninth season runner-up, she is set to step onto the Broadway stage this summer as the leading lady in Always… Patsy Cline. Then there’s her superb sophomore album, All That For This, which for the 27-year-old singer/songwriter signals a new-found sense of contentment and, it seems, happiness. “I really am enjoying the now,” says Bowersox, “that’s really important.” – Read more at Blogcritics

Kellie Pickler Nominates Katharine McPhee for Dancing with the Stars – She’s made the reality television leap from singing on season 5 of American Idol to tearing up the parquet each week on Dancing with the Stars, but even Kellie Pickler thinks there’s an Idol alum she’d rather see getting fake tanned and sequined. Katharine McPhee “would do amazing,” Pickler told PEOPLE while at the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS event in Beverly Hills. “First of all, she’s an amazing performer – obviously a very talented singer,” says Pickler, 26, “but if you’ve seen her show Smash, she’s dancing. I really don’t think there’s anything she can’t do.” – Read more at People

Demi Lovato Q&A: On ‘Demi,’ Her ‘X Factor’ Return and Being Sick of Party Songs – There are multiple reasons. When you have the opportunity to be in front of America every single week several times a week, that’s a very incredible opportunity, not only because your fans get to know you better, but… I was on the Disney Channel forever, and was waiting for that right job that would help me cross over to the mainstream world. I was not only in front of my fans every week, but I was also in front of adults. I never used to get recognized by adults, and now when I’m at the airport or the grocery store, the guy behind the register will be like, “I love you on ‘X Factor’!” It’s really awesome to have expanded my fan base. And there’s also how much [‘X Factor’] did for me last year. I learned so much, and I just want to do it again. Read more at

X Factor’s Tate Stevens Faced Avalanche of Success – Tate Stevens is no newcomer to the music business. He’s been performing for years. But from the moment he won first place in the 2012 edition of The X Factor, he’s experienced the business on a whole new level — something like being caught in an avalanche. Virtually overnight, the Missouri-born singer-songwriter found himself with a major label recording contract, a publishing deal, a booking agreement and a big-name manager, all elements of his estimated $5 million first prize. – Read more at CMT

Demi Lovato on Returning to ‘X-Factor’ – Ellen DeGeneres Show

Demi says she has heard a few potential candidates for the X Factor panel, but she wouldn’t spill!

Demi Lovato on Britney & L.A. Leaving ‘X Factor’ – “Of course I was bummed because I loved working with Britney and L.A. is so much fun to sit next to,” Lovato told ETonline’s Jarett Wieselman at Tuesday’s FOX Upfronts. “It’s going to be really interesting to see who ends up being next to [Simon and I at the judges’ table], but for right now it’s kind of cool that that it’s just me and him here today.” “I tried to control so much of it [last season]. I wanted my contestants to wear this and do this. … I needed to relax and just let them be themselves and just have fun,” Lovato assessed. “This year, instead of looking for that overall pop-star package, I’m going to try a different approach and just see if I can find somebody that would do great in the industry but also just have the most incredible voice. That’s what I’m really looking for.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

‘Survivor: Caramoan’: Dawn responds to Brenda’s shocking Tribal Council moment and talks about their ‘awkward’ reunion show interaction – Dawn Meehan is not usually the type of person to end up in a controversy. But the bread-baking Mormon mother of six adopted children created a firestorm when she voted off buddy Brenda Lowe on Survivor: Caramoan after Brenda had found her missing fake teeth and tried to bring Dawn with her on a loved ones reward challenge. A revenge-seeking Brenda fired back at last night’s final Tribal Council, as she sought to humiliate her former friend by making her remove her teeth in front of the entire jury (and country watching at home.) We caught up with Dawn to get her take on fans’ volatile reaction to her move as well as Brenda’s retaliation, while also asking her if the positive of making it all the way to the end of the game outweighs the negative of not getting a single jury vote. – Read more at Inside TV

John Cochran explains how he won ‘Survivor: Caramoan’, weighs in on Toothgate, and announces his brand new job…for EW! – The kid who used to wear buffs to school and write papers about his favorite reality show is a kid no longer. John Cochran went from almost being voted out in his very first Tribal Council in Survivor: South Pacific to being named champion of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites. And he didn’t just win — he dominated, never having a single vote cast against him and then receiving every single vote from the jury to take home the million dollars. We caught up with the man with the most famous last name in reality television, and he talked all about how he did it, his thoughts on the Dawn-Brenda feud, and what he’ll be up to next! – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘The Voice’ at The Grove: Burning Questions for the Coaches – “Extra’s” Mario Lopez welcomed “The Voice” coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher to The Grove, where fans were able to ask questions of their favorites. Mario asked, “Whose wedding is Blake Shelton officiating?” — to which Levine correctly answers, “Kelly Clarkson!”

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Fox, Twitter join in promotional partnership – Fox and Twitter have entered into a partnership to promote the broadcaster’s programs and allow advertisers a way to reach TV audiences as they discuss the shows on the social network. In an announcement Monday timed to coincide with its upfront presentation to advertisers and media buyers in New York City, Fox said it would use Twitter to distribute clips of upcoming TV shows, tout highlights of live events or share video after episodes of various shows have aired. Brand marketers would use Twitter’s advertising platform to promote this network content. Read more at The LA Times

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