Idol Headlines for 8/22/13

Tonight, a houseguest will be evicted from the Big Brother 15 house. PLUS the jury decides which evicted houseguest will return to hopefully shake up the game! Live blog here at 9/8c CBS.

Project Runway airs on Lifetime at 9/8c pm. Join the discussion!

CBS SPORTS TO BROADCAST 18th ANNUAL ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY ON SUNDAY, AUG. 25 AS FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA SET TO CELEBRATE DAY – CBS Sports broadcasts ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY on Sunday, Aug. 25 (12:00 NOON-1:30 PM, ET; taped 8/24) as First Lady Michelle Obama is set to celebrate the day from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. by spreading the word to kids to “Let’s Move.”ARTHUR ASHE KIDS’ DAY is a tennis exhibition featuring some of tennis’ greatest players, as well as chart-topping singer Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, spirited-teen sensation Coco Jones, breakout UK band Lawson, Swedish DJ duo Cazzette, and surprise guests are scheduled to appear. – Read mpre at TVByTheNumbers

Simon Cowell Reunites with Lauren Silverman – After not seeing each other for several weeks, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman reunited Wednesday for a vacation in the South of France, and are said to be thinking about a future together with their baby. “Simon still has no plans to live with Lauren permanently, or to get married,” says a source. “But Simon is a softy at heart, and his feelings could definitely change. No one would have ever thought that he would be this excited about a surprise baby.” – Read more at People

Carrie Underwood Honored As A “Million-Air” – Carrie Underwood became a different kind of millionaire recently when BMI awarded her with their coveted “Million-Air” awards for songs reaching the one millionth play mark. At a reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Underwood received certificates for the one million performance achievements of “Mama’s Song” and “Good Girl,” and a separate award for “All-American Girl,” which has logged a staggering two million airs to date. The three tracks honored at the reception alone played back-to-back would total nearly 23 years of continuous play. – Read more at Music Row

Danielle Bradbery and Kelly Clarkson

The Voice winner, Danielle Bradbery tweeted a photo after running into Kelly Clarkson at the studio today. “Look who I ran in to at the studio, so down to earth and beautiful!!”

Lee DeWyze takes time for the album he ‘wanted to make’ – For Lee DeWyze, being attached to the “American Idol” brand hasn’t yielded the best luck for a career. During the show’s 2010 season, the Mount Prospect, Ill., native won America over as that earnest paint salesman with a gritty voice and guitar strapped to his back. But the songwriter’s “Idol” triumph was underpinned by heavy criticism of the aging competition — sagging ratings, uninteresting contestants, judge shake-ups — and it didn’t get better after the confetti fell on his victory song. – Read more at Argus Leader

Phillip Phillips shows another side on new work – “ ‘Home’ came out, and it was really folky,” Phillips says. “I didn’t want to step too far out of bounds from that (on the album) and kind of weird people out, like ‘Drive Me’ is nothing like ‘Home.’ My passion is more into the rock and jazz or whatever, so I kind of just put a mixture of them in the album and kind of got people to be a little prepared, (hinting at) steps into the future.” “The label came to me and said let us give you two songs and you can have the rest of the album, so I was like, ‘Yeah,’ ” Phillips says. “And they had a different song. It wasn’t ‘Gone.’ I just didn’t like the song. I was trying to figure out, man, I’ve got to get a different song.” – Read ,pre at Trib Live

Interview: Harmony Samuels Talks Signature Sound, New Jordin Sparks Album & Ariana Grande – YouKnowIGotSoul: Talk about your work on Jordin Sparks’ upcoming project. Harmony Samuels: I did eight records for her. She’s about to shock everybody. *Laughs* We got a single and nobody has heard Jordin like this. I played the song to a few friends in the industry and they were like “That cannot be Jordin.” It’s R&B throwback Mariah meets J-Lo, she’s just killing it. I’m very excited about her and to be honest with you, it’s kind of Fantasia. A lot of people are doubting whether she’s going to impact. I know just like what happened with Fantasia, when you guys hear this, it’s going to be amazing. I’m just proud of this one. The sonics of it all and the songs. She has a beautiful song on the album called “My Guitar”. It’s really just good music. I’m very excited for her, I’m not even going to lie. I don’t think I was as excited about Fantasia as I am for Jordin. – Read more at You Know I Got Soul

Interview: Lauren Alaina Delves Into Songwriting For Her Sophomore Album – “I’ve learned so much about myself and my music from sitting in those rooms and creating different sounds,” she said. “I write about what’s on my mind. It’s like a stress reliever. I didn’t realize when I first started writing how much it would set me free from certain situations in my life. It’s incredible.”

Via Radio.com

Exclusive: J-Hud Channels Princess Tiana! – Jennifer Hudson is the latest A-lister to step in front of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s lens for Disney Park’s Dream Portrait series, and only ET is behind the scenes of the shoot inspired by the 2009 hit, The Princess and the Frog.

Via Entertainment Tonight

Liam Payne defends new girlfriend from 1D fans: “If you ain’t got s**t nice to say then f**k you” – And after Liam took Sophia Smith – who he’s known since his school days in Wolverhampton – to last night’s This Is Us premiere some fans have expressed just how unhappy they about Liam’s new lady friend, taking to Twitter to vent their fury. Well, Liam has hit back via his Twitter page, and boy is he ever angry! He’s sworn and everything. “Always sad to get on here to read horrible stuff about someone you care about,” he told fans. “There is that old saying tho if you ain’t got s**t nice to say then f**k you,” he added. – Read more at Heatworld

Derek Hough Talks Jealous DWTS Husbands & Chemistry With Kellie Pickler – The dancer admitted he has dealt with his fair share of jealous partners during his 11 seasons on the ABC reality hit, but was quick to praise Kellie’s husband. “I’m not gonna lie – there are some people, or men or husbands or boyfriends, that come on there who are a little bit like, ‘Oooh – you’re doing the rumba with my wife or girlfriend,’ but [Kyle] was completely and amazing and just super comfortable and confident in who he is.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

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