Idol Headlines for 5/19/14

LOTS OF TV TONIGHT! Dancing with the Stars 2 part finale airs at 8/7c PM on ABC. The Voice begins their 2 part finale on NBC at 8/7c. AND The Bachelorette premieres on ABC after DWTS at 9:30/8:30c PM. AND if that weren’t enough, there is the RuPaul’s Drag Race finale on LOGO at 10 pm. Danny Noriega aka Adore Delano is in the Top 3!

Josh Kaufman prepares for “The Voice” season finale – HOLLYWOOD -The excitement is building for Josh Kaufman of Indianapolis. He is set to take the stage during tonight’s “The Voice” season finale. It’s the first time Indiana has ever had a contestant go this far. The studio in Hollywood has been active throughout the weekend with last-minute rehearsals and preparation for tonight’s live show on NBC. – Read more at

Danica McKellar’s rib is still broken from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – Remember when Danica McKellar revealed she broke her rib during “Dancing With the Stars”? Almost a month later, that rib is still causing her pain. “It’s healing, it’s healing,” McKellar says on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards red carpet. “It’s OK.” – Read more at Zap2it

Jennifer Lopez on Her New Book: Do I Put This Out There? – She may still be Jenny from the block, but Jennifer Lopez has learned a lesson or two in life and love – and she’s now ready to tell the tale in her first book True Love, to be published Oct. 28 in both English and Spanish. “What’s funny is, I didn’t start off the project wanting to bare my soul in print,” Lopez, 44, told PEOPLE backstage at the Las Vegas MGM Grand after becoming the first female recipient of the Icon Award at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. – Read more at

Musician Chris Daughtry purchases condo at The Trust in uptown Charlotte – Michael Jordan and Cam Newton have a new neighbor at The Trust in uptown Charlotte: musician Chris Daughtry. The former American Idol contestant and lead singer of the rock band Daughtry recently purchased a 3,473-square-foot unit at the uptown building for $1.9 million, according to property records. – Read more at Biz Journals

Billboard Music Awards 2014: 10 Things Seen and Heard Backstage – Carrie Underwood seconded FGL’s motion, suggesting that she is up for any sort of collaboration with another woman. “I’m all about female power, Underwood said an hour after performing “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert, noting she would be open to working with Shakira, for example. “I’m a lover of music and so many people don’t listen to just one type of music.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Lopez on Receiving Billboard’s Icon Award, ‘American Idol’s’ Jena Irene – After sharing on her kids’ musical abilities, Lopez spoke on American Idol contender (and wildcard pick) Jena Irene, who blew her away with her rendition of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” “She had a perfect moment … it’s the way she did it just took to another level for me.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Carrie Underwood Talks Miranda Lambert Duet – The ladies only rehearsed for two days before the big night, but Carrie said each run-through felt stronger and stronger. “Honestly, every time we do it gets better because I feel like we’re just like, ‘Ohh!’ because we’re not used to being with other people on stage,” she said. “But it’s gonna be rockin’.” Now that the beloved country stars have made what is sure to be a hit together, would Carrie be up for an entire album with Miranda? “That would be awesome. You never know,” she said. “Of course we both do so much on our own, but that would be really cool. Girl power!” – Read more at Access Hollywood. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Phillip Phillips Talks ‘Mature’ New Album at Billboard Music Awards (Video) – “It’ so much more mature,” the “American Idol” season 11 winner says. “I got to spend some more time on it. It’s a little more on the rock side, which is me and how I represent it when I play live.” Phillips wrote or co-wrote every song on “Behind the Light” and worked with the same collaborators as his 2012 debut “The World from the Side of the Moon.” “I wanted to keep it the same because they know how I like to write,” the 21-year old says. “We worked so well together. It’s very organic and it’s not getting all these writers to come in (and say), ‘We need a big pop song.’ That’s not how it is. It’s an album as a whole, not just singles.” – Read more at

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