Idol Headlines for 6/12/14

VOICE Champ Cassadee Pope to Perform on FOX & FRIENDS, 6/13 – Fox News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series presents American singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope on Friday, June 13th at 8AM/ET. – A tip for Cassadee: Have a well rehearsed patriotic song at the ready…

Darren Criss, Lea Salonga & More Set for AFTER THE STORM Benefit for Typhoon Victims; Concert Set for 6/15 at the Kennedy Center – Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Glee and Broadway star sensation Darren Criss, award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, Christine Rocas of Joffrey Ballet, singer of Black Eyed Peas and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy said the concert, dubbed “After the Storm,” will be staged at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, 15 June 2014. – Read more at

Phillip PHillips’ summer tour with OAR begins tonight in St. Louis, MO.

Phillip Phillips talks tour, new album success – “I’m waiting to see how the live show’s going to be, how the fans react to things,” he says. “You know, Twitter and the Internet are great, people say a lot of great things, but we’ll see how it all plays out live.” As an album, Behind the Light sounds more confident, more consistent than The World From the Side of the Moon. Phillips credits the difference to having more time to write songs, then sit and live with them. He also says he continued to write songs as he and his band recorded the album. – Via USA Today

Angie In Asia // Episode 6: Jakarta

Angie Miller continues her web series, Angie in Asia, detailing her recent trip to Asia for FOX International. The latest episode follows the singer in Jakarta.

Exclusive: Leona Lewis on leaving Cowell label: ‘It wasn’t a difficult decision’ – “No, [it was] not difficult, really,” Lewis told Digital Spy. “I’ve been with Sony for eight years. They’ve given me my launch pad and now it’s time for me to make my own tracks in my own way. “For me, it’s like leaving home. It’s like, ‘Bye, mom and dad. It’s time to go out and live my own life’. I’m really being able to spread my wings, fly and make something for myself now.” Speaking about her choice of new label, she added: “I went with Island because I like their creativeness and their individuality. “The artists they have are really allowed and enticed to express themselves freely. What more can you ask for a label? It’s amazing.” – Read more at Digital Spy

Carrie Underwood Supports Her Hometown at Samsung Hope For Children Gala

“I owe so much to my town and the people,” Underwood told us. “It’s been great to give the town things like musical instruments and computer labs and I look forward to what we’re going to do in the future.”

Via Huffington Post

Reality hosts lay it on the line: naked photos, ugly cry face and all – Reality competition shows allow viewers to recognize themselves in the contestants on-screen, either relating to overcoming a challenge or perhaps being inspired to get up and go have an adventure of their own. The Envelope asked four reality TV hosts — Phil Keoghan of “Amazing Race,” Padma Lakshmi of “Top Chef,” RuPaul of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Jane Lynch of “Hollywood Game Night” — to have an adventure of sorts by gathering together to talk about the reality TV landscape today, which somehow led to a conversation that included jokes that didn’t make it on air, naked vacation photos, smelly Ukraine toilets and the ugly cry face. – Read more at Los Angeles Times

Tony Awards committee eliminates two categories, changes rules for revivals – The buzziest change affects sound designers, who make up about twenty percent of the already under-praised design teams who create the highly technical spectacles known as Broadway shows. The Tony committee plans to eliminate the awards for Best Sound Design of a Play and Best Sound Design of a Musical as of next season — although it retains “the right to determine a special Tony award for certain productions that have excelled in this particular design realm.” But even though Hedwig ended up winning the Tony for Best Revival, the show’s authors John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask didn’t receive awards – and they couldn’t be nominated for Best Original Score, either. So, in a little sign of good faith, the committee has ruled that from this point on, the authors and creators of revived plays and musicals will be included in a show’s victory, along with the show’s producers. It’s a nice and necessary gesture, and will result in much-deserved Tonys for folks who missed out on their chance to win on their own. (In the press room this year, Hedwig composer Trask was very vocal about authors of faux-revivals being recognized as first-timers.) – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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