Idol Headlines for 5/13/14

Tonight, TWO contestants are eliminated from The Voice. The Top 3 will move on to next week’s finale. The season 5 Top 3 return to perform their latest singles! NBC 8/7 pm. The Glee finale airs tonight. Enjoy it. The hiatus will last at least 8 months until the show returns in 2015 for its final season. 8/7c FOX.

‘American Idol’ winner to perform for Memorial Day – WASHINGTON — This year’s winner of “American Idol” and country singer Jennifer Nettles will join the lineup of performers at the National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. The lineup also includes 2013 winner of “The Voice” Danielle Bradbery, Colin Powell, actors Gerald McRaney, Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna, Broadway star Megan Hilty and singers Jackie Evancho and Anthony Kearns. – Read more at The Washington Post

American Lung Association Teams Up with Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler to Launch LUNG FORCE, National Public Health Initiative to Fight Lung Cancer in Women – CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the American Lung Association , in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark , unveiled LUNG FORCE , a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. – Read more at Market Watch

American Idol’s Jessica Meuse: TVLine Google Hangout

In depth discussion of Jessica’s run on American Idol – Interview with TVLine’s Michael Slezak.

Guess Who’s Back! Grammy Winner Fantasia Barrino Returns to the Cotton Club Stage in After Midnight – Grab your coat and get your hat, because Fantasia Barrino is back on the sunny side of the street! The Grammy winner and American Idol victor steps into the Cotton Club spotlight once more in the Tony-nominated musical After Midnight, beginning May 13. Barrino was the first guest star vocalist to heat up the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in the show, followed by a rotating roster of performers (most recently, Tony and Emmy nominee Vanessa Williams). – Read more at Broadway.com

Reality Check: Who Falls Short of Our Dream Final 2 on American Idol? Plus: The Voice’s Top 8 Week Bloodbath — Why We Hated It

American Idol Season 6 alums, Jordin Sparks and Gina Glocksen make an appearance. Gina is pregnant!

Read more at TV Line

Ryan Seacrest on the Future of American Idol

He’s honored to return to the show that started it all, but won’t commit to predicting its future. “Idol will be around if people still want to watch it.” Thanks for the bulletin Ryan! I do love his loyalty to the show, though.

BWW Interviews: Diana DeGarmo Dishes on JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Playing DPAC This Week – This week, the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Durham for a weeklong gig at the Durham Performing Arts Center. In anticipation of the arrival of the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice classic, I had the chance to speak with one of its stars, Diana DeGarmo. DeGarmo plays the narrator opposite new husband Ace Young as Joseph. We chatted about her history with Joseph…, working with her husband, reviving a classic, and what this new incarnation of the show has to offer. – Read more at Broadway World.com

Chris Colfer Teases Dramatic Glee Finale, Looks Ahead to Season 6 – Well… he was last week when the Glee star used some down time to shoot a guest appearance on the TV Land sitcom starring Betty White. (The episode will air later this summer) In an exclusive chat with TV Fanatic, Colfer shared his feelings about how Shirley MacLaine’s character has gotten in the way of his relationship with Blaine on Glee, while also teasing some unexpected happenings on tonight’s season finale. See the Video at TV Fanatic

Kelly Rowland Marries Tim Witherspoon in “Quick, Simple” Costa Rica Wedding
– Kelly Rowland is officially a married woman! The Destiny’s Child singer wed her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon on May 9 in Costa Rica, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. – Read more at US Magazine

Charlie White “Not Happy” With DWTS for “Contrived” Bottom 2 Battle Against Meryl Davis – The fan favorite Olympic ice dancing duo found themselves in the bottom two on the ABC reality hit on Monday night, with Charlie and Sharna Burgess finding themselves ousted from the ballroom in the penultimate episode of Season 18. But fret not, Charlie and Meryl lovers, as there are no hard feelings! “No, not at all!” Charlie told E! News backstage after the show when we asked if he was hoping it was Meryl who was sent home.
And Charlie is “not happy” with DWTS’ producers for pitting the friends against each other in the bottom two, saying it felt “contrived.” Woah! “The thing is, you don’t know if it’s always the bottom two,” Charlie explained. “Honestly to me, that felt contrived. I wasn’t happy that they pitted me against Meryl like that.” – Read more at E Online

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