Idol Headlines for 6/10/13 – The Evening Edition

Kelly Clarkson tweets, “Want to be part of the lyric video for #TieItUp? Tweet your fun wedding photos with #TieItUpVideo and I’ll pick my favorites!”

How Wal-Mart Gets Top Celebrities To Perform For Free At Its Shareholder Meeting – Last week, Jennifer Hudson, Tom Cruise, and Hugh Jackman all appeared at Wal-Mart’s annual shareholder meeting. These stars regularly command six-figure appearance fees, yet they appeared at the meeting for free, according to a tweet by Stephanie Clifford at The New York Times. Other outlets have also reported that the celebrities performed for free at the big event in Bentonville, Ark. Clifford speculated that Wal-Mart is powerful enough to get the hottest celebrities in the world to appear for free because it has customers the entertainment industry desperately needs. – Read more at SFGate

Video: Carrie Underwood on loyal country music fans, playing with Rolling Stones

Danielle Bradbery On Keeping In Touch With Pals, Her Hometown Visit – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Danielle Bradbery performs on ‘The Voice’Caption Danielle Bradbery may be competing in the Top 5 on NBC’s “The Voice,” but the high school sophomore still manages to keep up on the latest happenings with her friends back home. “My really close friends, they understand there’s so much going on here and every now and then I kind of [want to] get away from it a little bit. They always ask me… how I’m doing and then I ask them what’s going on at home and what happened last week with this person and all that stuff,” Danielle laughed on Friday during a roundtable with reporters. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Amber Carrington – My Friends Want To Meet Adam Levine – Amber Carrington is the last member of Team Adam Levine on “The Voice” and she is feeling the pressure. “Yeah, it is a lot of pressure because the team has been so fierce since the beginning,” Amber said last Friday as she hit the recording studio to lay down tracks and speak with journalists. “Team Adam, I feel like has been one of the best teams overall, so being the last one on the team, I feel like I need to fill all of those shoes and take it to the end.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

At ‘The Voice’ Recording Sessions, Top Five Acts Coach Themselves – At the weekly recording sessions for “The Voice,” Sasha Allen charges into a song and has a finished recording within three or four takes. The two Texans, Danielle Bradbery and Amber Carrington, also the least experienced of the remaining contestants on “The Voice,” require the most takes to finish a song. And Michelle Chamuel is both the most animated performer in a vocal booth and the most exacting in pinpointing her weak spots, a result she says of her recording technology schooling. – Read more at Billboard

Lea Michele “Nervous” About Album Debut – Get ready for Lea Michele’s debut album. “We have the album pretty much locked,” the Glee star told me at Chrysalis’ Butterfly Ball. “Everything is being mastered right now and we are just debating on what we want the first single to be.” Yup, Michele has her favorite. However, she added, “There are two or three right now that I feel are pretty strong.” – Read more at EOnline

Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Darren Criss & More to Teach at YOUNG ACTORS’ THEATRE CAMP, 6/25-7/30 – Young Actors’ Theatre Camp Program Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that several stars of stage and screen – including two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (ABC’s “Bunheads,” Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes), Darren Criss (Fox’s “Glee,” How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Jonathan Groff (Fox’s “Glee”, Spring Awakening) Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Stars’ “Spartacus”, CW’s “Vampire Diaries”), Naomi Grossman (FX’s “American Horror Story”) and Jim O’Heir (NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”) – will lead master classes at the Young Actors’ Theatre Camp taking place June 24 – July 30, 2013. – Read more at

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