Idol Headlines for 6/9/14

There’s no regular Bachelorette airing tonight, so no live blog. Shnugs will be back next week for your regularly scheduled snark. There is an hour-long special devoted to the late Eric Hill’s journey on the show, airing at 8/7c pm.

Cassadee Pope Is the New Face of Proactiv+ – All the Scoop on Her New Beauty Gig! – The country star (and Voice season 3 champ) is the new face of Proactiv+ — which shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering she’s been loudly proclaiming her love for the brand since way back in 2012. But she says she was a latecomer to the skincare line. “I never struggled with skin issues until I was in my 20s,” Pope tells PEOPLE. “It always made me feel self conscious. I was afraid to go on stage, especially if I saw video cameras close up on my face — I hated knowing the whole crowd was looking at my skin. That, of course, affected my performance in a negative way and I was less confident on stage.” – People Style Watch

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips Team Up With Habitat for Humanity – Rock band O.A.R. and singer Phillip Phillips will use their joint summer tour for good. They will support Habitat for Humanity and the organization’s mission of providing safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with low-income families. HFH’s work is important to the acts, and they are putting their money where their mouths are! – Read more at Artist Direct

The Queen + Adam Lambert show at iHeart radio on June 16 (next Monday) will be streamed live via audio and video across Classic Rock, Classic Hits and Oldies Clear Channel radio stations. More information HERE.

Carrie Underwood Becomes CMT’s Most Awarded Artist – Her “Video of the Year” win for “See You Again,” with director Eric Welch, became Carrie’s third consecutive honor in the category having won in 2013 with “Blown Away” and in 2012 with “Good Girl.” No other artist has won in this category three times back-to-back, let alone from the same album.This win also distinguishes Carrie as the entertainer with the most CMT MUSIC AWARDS with ten. In addition, Carrie now holds the record with the most “Video of the Year” career wins with five including 2010’s “Cowboy Casanova” and “Before He Cheats” in 2007. – Read more at Country Music Tattle Tale

‘Idol’ singer named Newsmaker of Year – Local American Idol, Kree Harrison was named Newsmaker of the Year by the Southeast Texas Press Club Friday night during the club’s annual Excellence in Media Awards banquet. Harrison, of Woodville, made a national name for herself when she was the runner-up on the last season of “American Idol,” but she’s been drawing crowds with her vocals since she was a toddler. – Read more at Beaumont Enterprise

‘Faking It’ stars Rita Volk and Katie Stevens hope their faux-lesbian sitcom gets a new season – he lesbian-ruse premise triggered most of this season’s events, but Stevens and Volk say it never was treated as a plot gimmick. “As the one who may be the gay character, I think the subject has always been treated with respect,” says Volk. “High school’s a confusing time. Your sexuality can be confusing. We hear from a lot of fans, male and female, who say they relate to these girls. This show’s a happy place for them.” “The fans have been insane,” says Stevens. “I went from a hundred Twitter followers to 30,000.” (??? Those numbers are off) – New York Daily News

Nigel Lythgoe and DanceOn to launch online dance shows – Nigel Lythgoe and the DanceOn network on YouTube plan to launch two new online shows later this year: “Dance School Diaries” and “Every Single Step.” DanceOn, which recently spotlighted dance-centric campaigns featuring Michael Jackson’s newest album and Jamba Juice, has sponsored or created more than 400 channels that boast 9.5 million subscribers and 1.8 billion page views. The company places a huge emphasis on creating an online dance community, with YouTube as its catalyst. – Read more at The Day

Don’t Expect To See Nasim Pedrad On “SNL” Next Season – AUSTIN — Nasim Pedrad doesn’t think the chances are high that she’ll return to Saturday Night Live next season. The actress joined Fox’s multi-camera comedy Mulaney in December as Jane, one of John Mulaney’s roommates, just a few months after the network announced it was picking up the series for the 2014-2015 season. Ever since, it’s seemed unlikely that Pedrad would return to SNL for the show’s 40th season, especially considering the fact that the series film on opposite coasts (SNL in New York and Mulaney in Los Angeles). While sitting on a Mulaney panel at the ATX Television Festival on Sunday, Pedrad all but confirmed that the rumors are true. – Read more at Buzzfeed

Jennifer Lopez skipping World Cup opening ceremony – Jennifer Lopez, who recently released the official World Cup anthem “We Are One (Ola Ola),” announced last night that she will not be at the opening ceremonies in Sao Paolo. “For production issues, Jennifer Lopez, one of the artists of the official song ‘We Are One,’ will not be able to perform at the Fifa World Cup opening ceremony,” she said in a statement. Pitbull will still be appearing at the show alongside Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Maks Chmerkovskiy Heading to Dancing With the Stars India – Gotta admit. That was our initial response to the news that Maksim Chmerkovskiy is heading to Dancing With the Stars India (actually called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa). After all, he’s one of the most popular personalities on Dancing With the Stars, the ABC version, right here on our home turf. And after a few seasons off, the pro dancer just returned to the ballroom to win his first mirrorball tropy in May. – EOnline

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