Idol Headlines for 9/19/14

There is a special edition of Big Brother airing tonight, and I will be blogging it! 8/7c pm CBS. The big finale airs live next Wednesday.

NBC’s The Voice Lands Nissan Deal. BYE KIA – The NBC singing competition “The Voice” has entered into a three-year deal with the automaker Nissan, which will become the show’s exclusive automotive sponsor, B&C reports. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but it includes product integrations on the show and covers multiple platforms. “Among the newer sponsored elements is a pre-show social media event called ‘The Voice Tailgate’ that gives fans the opportunity to interact with people on the show and view photos and video from backstage,” the story reports. “The automaker will also present ‘The Voice’s’ ‘official’ app. The app allows viewers to vote for their favorite singers live during the broadcast.” Kia previously was the official automotive sponsor for “The Voice,” the piece notes. – Read more at TVWeek

Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis & More Set for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 2014, 11/17 – ROCKERS ON BROADWAY the unique annual event (which has raised over $300,000 with over two decades of performances) featuring Broadway’s finest, performing something for everyone – has announced the line-up for their next event, Monday, November 17 at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge, celebrating five decades of music from their favorite teen idols. Says Rockers’ Kehr, “This year we will honor two of America’s teen idol icons Micky Dolenz and Frankie Valli with Lifetime Achievement Awards and legendary DJ ‘Cousin’ Brucie Morrow with the Ambassador of Rock Award.” – Read more at Broadway

Kellie Pickler feels the ‘Beet’ of ‘VeggieTales’ tunes  – Mirabelle’s compassion and heart reminded her of the grandmother who raised Pickler in her hometown of Albemarle, N.C. “She was a little spitfire and so is Mirabelle,” Pickler says. “She has such a beautiful and forgiving heart where she will let things go. With the Beet, he has been hurt, and sometimes hurt people hurt people. Regardless of how rude or mean Mr. Beet was, Mirabelle has this patience and grace for him. She tries to understand. “She ends up saying, ‘The way you’re acting is not right. You’re being a bully.’ But everyone has a story, everyone comes form somewhere and everyone’s been hurt.” – Read more at USAToday

Ask Christina Grimmie Part 1

The Voice 6 alum, Christina Grimmie, answers fans questions.

‘Big Brother 16’: Caleb Reynolds on The Hitmen’s Big Move and Derrick’s Betrayal – In Cody’s speech, he revealed that he has been in an alliance with Derrick, The Hitmen, since week one. You seemed genuinely blindsided by the news. How surprised were you by that revelation and should you have trusted Derrick as much as you did? I was a bit surprised. Honestly, I knew I was leaving so half of his speech I wasn’t even listening to. But I did hear that and was like, wow, because Derrick and I have had a Final 2 for a long time. So to hear he had another Final 2 just showed me where his loyalty really lies. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘America’s Got Talent’ winner Mat Franco has Las Vegas show ‘all mapped out’ – The show in Las Vegas is coming right up. Have you already been thinking about new tricks you can work on? Coming up very soon, Sept. 26 and 27. Just a couple of days to get out there to Planet Hollywood and start rehearsing. I’ve got it all mapped out, I’m very excited for the material I’m going to bring to that show. Having more than 90 seconds gives a little more freedom and I can put more of my personality into it and do more to interactive stuff with the audience. Working on television, you’re limited in what you can do. You have to worry about what’s going to translate to the people at home. But with a live audience, it’s a different kind of magic. Live performing for an audience what I’m used to and I’m looking forward to it. I’m super excited. – Tickets for the show are on sale HERE.

Mat Franco on the Today Show

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Katharine McPhee stung by action bug in “Scorpion” – “I was cast on a Sunday, and Monday morning I was at costume fitting and shooting on Tuesday morning,” McPhee said. The singer-turned-actress said the action-packed show is a breath of fresh air. “Going from a show where I was singing and dancing to suddenly doing action sequences where you’re doing green-screen stuff, that was a nice change,” she said. Her last show was NBC’s “Smash,” which did not live up to its name. It was canceled after two seasons, a tough blow for McPhee, who, if she had it her way, would sing all day. “Even my parents used to tell me when we’d go skiing, I’d be going down the mountain and they’d pass by me and I’d be singing to myself,” she said. “It was a way to calm myself, so I think that the singing is something that’s just with me everywhere I go.” – Read more at CBS News

Megan Hilty Gives Birth, Welcomes Baby Girl Viola Philomena With Husband Brian Gallagher – Megan Hilty is a mommy! The Smash star welcomed her first child, a daughter, with actor husband Brian Gallagher, her rep confirms to Us Weekly. Baby girl Viola Philomena was born on Thursday, Sept. 18, in New York City, the rep tells Us. – Read more at US Magazine

American Idol’s Randy Jackson Loses $825k On Sale Of Tarzana Home – Oh No, Dawg! Former ‘American Idol’ judge, Randy Jackson, just lost a chunk of change on the sale of his Tarzana, CA home. Purchased by the Grammy-winning super-producer in May 2005 for $2,725,000, Jackson just sold the 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 5,878 square foot place for $1,900,000. That’s $825,000 less than what Jackson paid when he bought it. Ouch. – Read more at

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