Idol Headlines for 5/25/13

Carrie Underwood will perform with the Rolling Stones tonight in Toronto according to a tweet from the band, “Tonight the Rolling Stones will be joined by @carrieunderwood! #Stones50 #Toronto”

Kelly Clarkson announces the release of her “People Like Us Video – Kelly tweets, “Hey y’all my video for “People Like Us” will premiere on Tuesday, May 28th on @VEVO!! It’s so freaking awesome! I hope y’all dig it! :)”

Ayla Brown to sing at the Grand Ole Opry – We’re not in Wrentham anymore. Ayla Brown, daughter of former US Senator Scott Brown, will make her debut at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on May 25. The former “American Idol” contestant is a country singer these days, and will perform two songs — “Pride of America” and “Hero in Her Hometown” — from her new CD.- Read more at Boston.com Ayla moved to Nashville 2 year ago

Is Mike Darnell’s exit beginning of the end for ‘American Idol’? – TV professionals, filing out of town for the Memorial Day weekend, let out a collective gasp Friday with the news that the diminutive Darnell will leave Fox this summer, capping an 18-year career as a reality-TV pioneer. Inevitably, his exit poses troubling questions about the future of “Idol,” the former No. 1-rated phenomenon whose plummeting ratings have shaken the network to its core. – Read more at Los Angeles Times

Jordin Sparks attended the Bubba Watson’s 2nd Annual Bubba’s Bash in Orlando, Fla. Josh Turner was a guest and performer and was joined by Justin Martin, Jase Robertson and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty, as well as Jordin. Funds raised from Bubba’s Bash ase used to partner with Unreined Ministries to continue furnishing The Bubba and Angie Watson Hospital on the five acres of land they purchased in Liyavo, Kenya. See the Photo at Music Row

Kellie Pickler resumes music, considers Broadway following ‘Dancing’ win – “It was a whole new ballgame for me, but it was absolutely unbelievable,” she says. “I had a wonderful time, I learned so much, and I discovered a passion that I didn’t know I had.” And Pickler’s dancing days are far from over. She says she’s currently looking for a private dance instructor in Nashville to work with when she’s not on the road, and she’s particularly interested in learning ballet. “Obviously not to do professionally,” she says, “but just to do for myself, for a workout, and my own goals.” – Read more at the Tennessean.com

Fantasia puts drama behind her, talks music – NEW YORK — “It feels really good,” she said softly. “You have to be very careful because there was a time when I went from being up here and everybody loved you and then when (that) ole thing happened, it was like, ‘OK, everybody …’ — so it’s almost, like, tricky.” Fantasia could be addressing a number of things that have bruised her image. In 2010, police believed they were responding to an attempted suicide after Fantasia overdosed on aspirin and other pills at her home in Charlotte, but her manager says she wasn’t trying to kill herself. – Read more at Post and Courier.com

On the Verge: Little Mix invades America – British girl group Little Mix is poised to invade America like One Direction did last year. The group, which consists of Perrie Edwards, 19; Jesy Nelson, 21; Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 21; and Jade Thirlwall, 20, won the British edition of The X Factor in 2011, the year after One Direction placed third. A two-week, eight-state U.S. promotional tour Monday, and debut album DNA comes out here on Tuesday. The group appears on the June/July issue of Seventeen magazine, and its American television debut, on Good Morning America June 7, could help make girl-power anthem Wings this year’s What Makes You Beautiful. – Read more at USA Today

Blake Shelton ‘Healing in the Heartland’ Benefit Show Sells Out in 30 Seconds – Thirty seconds. That’s all that Blake Shelton and friends needed to sell out their upcoming ‘Healing in the Heartland’ benefit show, which was designed to help the victims of the tornado that ripped through Shelton’s native Oklahoma on Monday, May 20. Shelton announced plans to do a benefit gig on Tuesday, May 21. By Friday, May 24, the details were announced. Then today, Saturday, May 25, it sold out in half-a-minute. – Read more at Taste of Country

Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell React to Mentor Mike Darnell’s Fox Exit – “I have so much to be grateful to Mike Darnell for. He was one of our biggest supporters at Fox right at the beginning when we launched ‘Idol,'” Cowell said in a seperate statement to TheWrap. “His knowledge, skill, kindness and importantly the fact that we became friends through this process were all reasons why we were able to make things happen in such a big way. I will miss him.” During his 18 years at Fox, Darnell led “American Idol” to an eight-year run as the top show on television before being bumped last year by NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” – Read more at The Wrap

Q&A: Fox Reality Kingpin Mike Darnell on Why He’s Leaving, and What’s Next – TV Guide Magazine: Both Idol and X-Factor will undergo another major overhaul next season, but you won’t be there to oversee it. That’s going to be an adjustment for both you and Fox.
Darnell: All that stuff is weird for me. It’s been my world forever, so it’s going to be very weird. I’ve spoken to some of the people involved with those shows, but not all of them yet. TV Guide Magazine: Do you know what the plan is yet to replace you? Darnell: I have no idea. Zero. I always said, if Randy Jackson leaves, I’m gone. – Read more at TV Guide

Zendaya’s ‘Crying’ Fans ‘So Sad’ About ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Loss – It was one of the most competitive seasons of “Dancing With the Stars” to date, but after three months of hard work and a lead going into the finale, 16-year-old Disney star Zendaya Coleman had to watch the coveted Mirror Ball trophy go to another deserving contestant, Kellie Pickler. Coming in second place isn’t getting the “Shake It Up” star down. She is more concerned with how her young fans — and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who had to get 14 stitches after she elbowed him in the head during rehearsal — was handling the news. – See the Video at MTV

Desiree Hartsock on Bachelor vs. Bachelorette: There’s a “Double Standard” for Women – “I do think that being a girl, you’re judged a little bit differently,” she said. “But I don’t get it. I try to take each and every relationship completely separate, so when you’re dating someone, you have to kiss in order to know if there’s going to be a connection. That’s where it’s tricky, I don’t know.” Although Hartsock says she was “emotional” after being sent home by Bachelor Sean Lowe last season during the week eight rose ceremony, she explained that she’s ready to find love again. (Lowe, for his part, is currently engaged to Catherine Giudici.) – Read more at US Magazine

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