Tonight, America’s Got Talent premieres on NBC at 8/7c pm. Eric will be hosting your live blog this summer.
Pia Toscano will perform on six concert dates with Jennifer Lopez this summer. You’ll remember that she joined Allison Iraheta and Jessica Sanchez as back up when Jlo performed “I Luh Ya Papi” on American idol. Check out the performance schedule at PiaParadise
Lea Michele Set to Duet with Kristin Chenoweth at Hollywood Bowl on 6/21 – Award-winning actress and singer Lea Michele is confirmed to perform a duet with Kristin Chenoweth when Chenoweth is inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame at this year’s Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl, Saturday, June 21, at 8 pm. The two first performed together on the television series “Glee” in 2009, when Chenoweth’s recurring character “April Rhodes” and Michele’s “Rachel Berry” sang “Maybe This Time” from Cabaret. – Broadway World
HOLLYWOOD’S BRIGHTEST STARS WILL TAKE CENTER STAGE AT “THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS,” SUNDAY, JUNE 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK – Some of Hollywood’s biggest names will take center stage at THE 68TH ANNUAL TONYÒ AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Set to present the best of the Broadway season are Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Bradley Cooper, Fran Drescher, Clint Eastwood, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Will Ferrell, Tony Goldwyn, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber. As previously announced, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will return for his fourth turn as host of the awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. More presenters and performers will be announced at a later date. – Read more at Zap2it
THE ‘2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’ ADDS MORE PERFORMERS – Nashville – May 27, 2014 – With more live performances than ever before, the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will rock the city of Nashville as Brantley Gilbert, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack and Little Big Town all take the stage at this year’s show airing LIVE on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by Kristen Bell and broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS will include previously-announced performances by Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert. In addition, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradbery, David Nail, Thomas Rhett and Tyler Farr will perform on the Nationwide Insurance Stage. Fans can vote online at CMT.com and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile now through June 1 to determine the winners. The six finalists for VIDEO OF THE YEAR will be announced on the morning of June 4 and fans can then vote all day and throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) at CMT.com, CMT mobile and via text message to determine the night’s big winner. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers
PANDORA Jewelry Partners with Country Music Artist Kellie Pickler – COLUMBIA, Md., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — PANDORA Jewelry , one of the world’s largest jewelry brands, today announced a partnership with acclaimed country music artist and television personality, Kellie Pickler. The prolific entertainer, who first gained fame on FOX’s “American Idol” before releasing four albums (including her most recent, the critically-acclaimed The Woman I Am) and winning ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” will be featured in PANDORA’s national advertising campaign for summer 2014, exclusively in the U.S. – Read more at Digital Journal
Reality Check: Did American Idol Just Wrap Its ‘Worst Season Ever’? Plus: The Voice Gets a Happy Ending, and J.Lo’s Vocals ‘Explained’!
Read more at TV Line
‘America’s Got Talent’ Has A Secret: Oddballs Welcome – “AGT,” as it is often called, isn’t immune from some of those trends. But the people behind the show think it has something that can keep it going for a very long time: A willingness to embrace the oddball. “You do get the loveable kook who could break through,” said Howard Stern, who has been a judge on the program since 2012, in an interview. “AGT” has hosted any number of eccentric acts, whether it be contestants who jump barefoot onto broken glass, or a hopeful who dressed up as a pancreas. – Read more at Variety
Bachelor mansion: behind the scenes – ABC’s The Bachelor franchise is currently airing its 25th season, and to celebrate that, Warner Bros. invited TV critics to its Southern California mansion, where the men and women meet each other for the first time and start their romantic televised journey toward a public break-up. Creator Mike Fleiss praised the show’s cast and crew and said “the show has been a true blessing in so many ways. I’m so grateful to everybody’s who’s been part of it. The money and all this stuff is fuckin’ great, but there’s things that I’m truly proud of, and one of them is that the show has tapped into popular culture.” – Read more at Reality Blurred
Andi Dorfman’s Bachelorette Blog: Sad, Raunchy and Sweet – All in One Episode – As excited as I am to start watching the dates, this episode was obviously tough because of the tragic loss of Eric. I remember that first date so vividly, and to be honest, I cannot bring myself to watch it back. I am really happy, though, that you get to watch and see the Eric that we were blessed to have met. Eric led a life that many of us strive for but few actually do. I’ll never forget wanting to impress Eric as much as I could on that first date. I mean, after all, he was a handsome, humble world traveler who did some pretty incredible things, so I was hoping he would love this adventure just as much. And he did! I will never forget how happy he was and the smile he had on his face at the beach, in the helicopter and snowboarding. For a guy who had seen the world, he enjoyed the simplest things, like building a sandcastle and drinking hot chocolate. I can look back and know that even though we may not have traveled to another continent or some far-off land, we had an adventure of our own that day! – Read more at People
Riverfest Organizers Refuse Full Payment to Cee-Lo Green – LITTLE ROCK,AR–Citing a short performance, Riverfest organizers are refusing to pay musician Cee-Lo Green half of his fee for his Saturday night performance. Organizers say the Grammy Award-winning crooner performed for roughly 45 minutes when his contract stated he would perform for 75-90 minutes. Cee-Lo received half of his payment before hitting the stage in downtown Little Rock and was set to receive the other half once he fulfilled his contractual obligations. Upset fans took to the festival’s Facebook page to express disappointment with what they considered a tardy and abbreviated show and organizers responded with a statement apologizing to concert-goers saying they too were upset and disappointed with his show and would address it from a “financial standpoint.” – Read more at Arkansas Matters
Adam Lambert lands in Hollywood Hills West – Adam Lambert of “American Idol” fame has bought a home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.995 million. Close to Sunset Strip to be convenient but far enough away to take in the city views, the Modern-style house was built in 1947 and has been renovated. A sweeping exterior staircase follows the shape of a curved wall with a glass brick window. The nearly 3,800 square feet of living space includes a dining room with a floor-to-ceiling climate-controlled wine room, an oversized kitchen with commercial-grade appliances and a diner-style booth/breakfast room, a den with a fireplace, a screening room and a gym. – Read more at the LA Times