Maroon 5 cancel Liverpool Echo Arena show – Maroon 5 have cancelled their show tonight in Liverpool at the Echo Arena. Lead singer Adam Levine has been struck down with a throat problem and is unable to perform on doctor’s orders. “I am really sorry not to be able to perform tonight, but I have been told to rest up by the doctor,” Adam Levine said. “As a band we always want to give every performance our all and sadly I just cannot do that tonight.! A spokeswoman from the Arena confirmed there were already fans arriving at the arena for the long-awaited gig. – Read more at the Liverpool Echo
ERIN ANDREWS AND BRITTANY SNOW HOST THE CMT AWARDS – CMT today announced that Dancing With the Stars co-host Erin Andrews and Pitch Perfect star Brittany Snow will co-host the 2015 “CMT Music Awards,” live on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm ET/PT from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers
Darren Criss & Laura Osnes to Co-Host First Tony Awards Red Carpet Live Stream – The 2-hour, 30-minute special will air from 5:30pm to 8:00pm EST. For the first time ever, the TONY AWARDS will present “LIVE! From the Red Carpet,” a live-streamed red carpet special helmed by TV and Stage Star Darren Criss and two-time Tony Nominee Laura Osnes. Criss and Osnes will be joined by George Takei, serving as the live stream’s official fan correspondent; Randi Zuckerberg as the tech/social correspondent; Blake Ross as the theatre correspondent; and Emilio Sosa as the fashion correspondent. – Read more at Broadway World.com
Nick Fradiani Gives Second Connecticut Performance Since Winning “American Idol” – So how does it feel to be the new American Idol? “It’s funny because I always get asked that and I’m kind of like, I don’t know. I don’t think it’s really set in yet,” Fradiani said. “It’s only been a few weeks, but it’s a hard thing to kind of put into words. It’s just been so amazing. Sometime a couple months down the road I think I’m going to be able to sit down and take it all in, but it’s been amazing. It’s kind of like living your dream.” – Read more at NBC Connecticut
Interview: American Idol runner-up winner Clark Beckham opens up – Regarding his American Idol experience, Beckham said, “It was incredible. It was a blast and a dream come true. I grew up watching American Idol, and honestly, it still hasn’t sunk in that I made it all the way to the finale, and was runner-up. That was pretty incredible and I am just getting started. It is time to get to work and I am ready.” – Read more at Digital Journal
One on one with American Idol finalist Tyanna Jones – JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bright bold colors an even brighter smile and a powerful voice describes top five American Idol finalist Tyanna Jones as she entered The Chat dressing room Thursday afternoon, preparing for the program. FCN caught up with the busy 16-year-old Westside High School student right before her appearance on the show. Her hair featured five neon colors including her favorite color, purple. The room filled with constant laughter between Tyanna, her older sister and their mother, Tamara. They’re just three members of a large immediate family of 13. Tyana falls in-line right in the middle of seven girls and four boys. – Read more at First Coast News
Joshua Davis relieved to finish 3rd on ‘The Voice’; ‘happy, concerned’ for Sawyer Fredericks – “I ended up in a perfect spot,” the northern Michigan-based singer-songwriter said in an interview a few days after viewers voted last week to make 16-year-old Sawyer Fredericks the winner of this season’s competition. “Some people are saying, ‘Oh man, you should have won.’ The whole time I’m thinking, ‘That’s OK. I got to learn. I got to meet a lot of wonderful people. I got a lot of experience, and I’m not tied to any contract.’ ” For that reason, the 37-year-old Earthwork Music artist and father of two frets about Fredericks, who Davis took under his wing during the competition. “I got to be very protective of him. He’s a kid,” Davis said of the young singer from upstate New York. “I’m happy and concerned. I’m mostly happy. … He’s a really, really sweet kid. The family is wonderful. They’re really great people and they care a lot. – Read more at Holland Sentinel
Only in Arkansas: American Idol Winner Kris Allen – “I put out a record late last year and it did it’s thing, and I’m just at a good place, I feel like I’m putting out music that I love, and I’m on the road a bunch,” says Kris. Actually right now we are writing for a new record and we will start recording later this year.” As Kris keeps playing, writing and making music for his own future, he also looks to the end of a show that put him on the musical map. “It will probably be a lot of looks into the past, a lot of looks at the successes as the biggest show ever, and it’s going to be fun,” says Allen. – Read more at Arkansas Matters
For ‘American Idol’ pioneer Justin Guarini, the play’s the thing – “I’m very proud of not only the honor of being on the first season, but I’m proud of how we all were able to set the bar for everyone else to come,” he insisted. “It has done wonders for my life, not to mention my career. I have absolutely nothing but love for that show.” – Read more at Philly.com
Colton Dixon of ‘Idol’ fame says he’s a recovering egomaniac – He’s still not sure what he said. But Colton Dixon will never forget his father’s face after Dixon unloaded some harsh words backstage at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2011. “I made it through the top 40, and just being honest, you had so many people saying you’re great and you’re awesome and your poop doesn’t stink,” Dixon said. “I was very cocky, and I let it get to my head. You look around and think, ‘Man, I’ve got this.’ ” – Read more at Tennessean.com
Kelly Clarkson’s Tour Shoot Preview!
Gorgeous photo from Kelly Clarkson’s summer tour shoot!
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) May 29, 2015
Nick Fradiani vs. Two-A-Dayz Singoff on The Dan Patrick Show 5/29/15
American Idol winner Nick Fradiani joined the show and had a sing-off with his very good friend Dan Overlock … who you may know as our call-screener Two-A-Dayz.
Jennifer Lopez Selling California Mansion for $17 Million: See Photos – Jennifer Lopez is selling the 17,129-square-foot California estate she purchased while married to former husband Marc Anthony. The property, sitting on three acres, is situated in Hidden Hills, the gated neighborhood of choice for many celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jessica Simpson and LeAnn Rimes. The posh pad comes with a price tag of $17 million (Lopez purchased it for $8.2 million in 2010). – See the photos at Billboard.com