Idol Headlines for 6/9/13

We’ll be liveblogging the Tony Awards right here! And there will be tons of video. The awesome Neil Patrick Harris will once again host. His musical numbers are the best! Tune in at 8/7c on CBS.

Keith Urban on touring, Kree Harrison and The Rolling Stones – As for working with newer artists like Kree Harrison who he joined on the “Grand Ole Opry” stage earlier this week, he said he enjoys those moments because he can relate to where they are. “That’s why I like doing ‘Idol,’ ” he added of his role on “American Idol” where Harrison was a recent runner-up. He said he wanted to hear Harrison’s voice on the “Opry” from the first time he heard her sing, so the evening was a thrill for him as well. – Read more at The Tennessean

Lauren Alaina: City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game 2013 – Lauren Alaina poses with City of Hope patient John Cloer during City of Hope’s 2013 Celebrity Softball Challenge held at Greer Stadium on Saturday morning (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Kree Harrison & Lauren Alaina: Celebrity Softball with Scotty McCreery – Kree Harrison poses with Lauren Alaina at the 2013 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge held at Greer Stadium on Saturday morning (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.- See more photos at Just Jared

Lauren Alaina and Carrie Underwood – Both played the Opry Friday night. Lauren tweeted, “Thank you @opry for having me last night. Good to see you yesterday @carrieunderwood it was great to catch up.”

Adam Lambert Checks Out Bootsy Bellows – All smiles as he preps for a wild night out, Adam Lambert arrived at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood on Friday (June 7). The “For Your Entertainment” singer ditched the black in a gray shirt, blue jacket, and jeans as he headed inside. – See the Photos at Celebrity-Gossip

Is she returning to Idol? Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest hold ‘top-secret’ meeting – ‘J.Lo was driven there by her regular driver. Ryan arrived simultaneously, and didn’t look happy to have been spotted,’ said the source. The FOX network is said to be desperate for Jennifer to return as a judge on Idol next season after judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson quit, but the star says she is on the fence about it. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Team Shakira’s Sasha Allen On The Inspiring Words She Received From Christina Aguilera – “The Voice’s” Sasha Allen has some superstar support behind her as she enters the semi-final of the NBC singing competition — from Christina Aguilera! “Christina Tweeted me. She Tweeted me and she said, ‘Let’s win this!’” Sasha said on Friday (at a roundtable with a small group of reporters) when asked if she had heard from the “Beautiful” singer. Sasha, who is on Team Shakira, said that she picked up tips from her time working for Christina. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Michelle Chamuel On Being In The Final 5 & Finding Her Confidence – “Yeah, he’s very hands on, but in a way that’s not overbearing,” she said. “It’s very much like, ‘OK, we’re gonna assess the crap out of this and pick the best possible way to step forward. So he’s sitting there going through all the variables… and I don’t have to go through all that with him, so it doesn’t overwhelm me. He’ll come up with the best couple of things and be like, ‘How ‘bout this?’ And I’ll… counter with something else. And he’ll be like, ‘OK, cool. I hear that.’ So he does all this computing in his own genius head and then, it’s like a compromise in what we end up doing.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Newest ‘Glee’ stars overwhelmed by Pinoys’ welcome – They said they were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic welcome of their Filipino fans. “This is actually my very first time overseas,” said Benoist, who plays Marley Rose (aka “new Rachel”).
“The Filipino fans who tweet us are so happy, enthusiastic and all positive. They never threaten me,” said Tobin. Tobin plays mean girl cheerleader Kitty Wilde, but her cheerful and gracious off-camera self is her character’s complete opposite. “I find that if I wake up in the morning and start the day really happy, I can spread that to the people I come in contact with.” “Being here, with you guys, that’s my happiness,” said Artist, who plays Jake Puckerman. – Read more at

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Season Finale Ratings Down From Last Year – LONDON – The season finale of Simon Cowell’s Britain’s Got Talent drew an average 11.1 million viewers Saturday night, becoming the highest-rated show of 2013 in the U.K., according to commercial network ITV. The ratings were down though compared with last year when the season finale drew an average audience of 11.9 million and peak viewership of 13.8 million. However, this Saturday’s figures were up from the final episode of the 2011 season. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Tonys Q&A: Neil Patrick Harris on His Fourth Turn Hosting Broadway’s Big Night – The Hollywood Reporter: It’s your fourth time as Tony Awards host. Does that make it a walk in the park or a challenge to come up with something fresh? Neil Patrick Harris: It’s far from a walk in the park, unless it’s Sunday and I’m George. I want to make sure that I’m honoring the theater season in its own unique way. And we’re lucky this year that we’re back at Radio City, which allows more people the chance to see the show live and gives more elbow room to the productions themselves. So I’m looking forward to a jumbo-sized version of the show. That makes my job a little bit easier. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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