Idol Headlines for 9/8/14

Tonight, Shnugs snark-blogs the Bachelor in Paradise FINALE! Will the bachelors and bachelorettes searching for happily-ever-after find it in Mexico? Tune in to find out 8/7c PM ABC.

The Voice 6 alum, Christina Grimmie, is singing the Anthem tonight for NFL Monday Night Football. She tweeted, “Headin to Arizona Stadium to sing my first National Anthem for @nfl MNF!! GOO CARDINALS!

Meanwhile, ABC has announced that Bachelor in Paradise has been renewed for a second season! Whoopie! via TVbythe Numbers

The Voice coaches, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell appear today on the season premiere of the Ellen Degeneres Show.

‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ premiere week includes Jennifer Lopez, Seth Rogen and Jessica Alba – Premiere-week guests include Jennifer Lopez (Monday), Seth Rogen, his wife Lauren Miller and Mel B (Tuesday), Jessica Alba and paralyzed Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen (Wednesday), Seth Meyers (Thursday) and Howie Mandel (Friday). – Read more at Zap2it

Aly Raisman at Faneuil Hall – Olympian and former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Aly Raisman is expected to appear at Faneuil Hall on Monday as part of the “Shake It and Dance Mirror Ball Tour Contest” on “Good Morning America,” which is basically a dance contest for tickets to the premiere of this season’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to see the DWTS Mirror Ball Trophy up close, now is your chance as it tours across the country. – Read more at Boston Globe

“THE 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK – THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDSÒ will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The TONY Awards, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. – Read more at TVbyTheNumbers

Streamy Awards Winners List – This year’s Streamy Awards will be hosted by comedians Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart, and will have musical performances by Pentatonix, Postmodern Jukebox and Starship. The list of winners include DWTS contestant, Beth Mota for Fashion Program, Lindsey Stirling for Musical Artist, and Pentatonix Best Cover Song for their Daft Punk medley. – See the full list at The LA Times

Writer of the Week: Grace Askew – Former The Voice contestant Grace Askew recently caught up with us at American Songwriter to discuss her new album, Scaredy Cat, out August 11. The sixth generation Memphian made sure to discuss what inspires her signature “Bluntry” (blues + country) style, why “janky” is a compliment, and some of the many people who have influenced her songwriting journey. – Read more at American Songwriter

American Idol alum Jason Castro dazzles crowd of 300 – “One of my first managers told me while I was getting ready for a showcase in front of a label, you have to be undeniable,” Castro said. “You have be good enough to where the record executives can’t say no. Those words have always stuck with me through Idol and everything that’s happened since.” “One of my main goals is for the audience to leave happy,” Castro said. “I want them to have hope and know that there’s a great life ahead of you. I feel like so many of us can get stuck in the struggles of life and I just want make music that helps people escape from that, to connect to other people and realize that there is something greater than our problems.” – Read more at The Witchitan

BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Season Debut Beats ‘X Factor’ U.K. in Ratings – LONDON – BBC celebrity ballroom dancing show Strictly Come Dancing started off its 12th season by beating Simon Cowell’s The X Factor on ITV in average viewership Sunday night. Singing talent show X Factor drew an average audience of 7.8 million in the rare head-to-head showdown, which had led to Cowell criticizing the BBC’s scheduling decision. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Ryan Seacrest on Joan Rivers: “She’d Be Doing Her Shtick, Even in the Hallway” – Ryan Seacrest shared a few words on the late Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, while on CBS This Morning on Monday. “They taped Fashion Police every Friday at the E! building where I would do my show on a daily basis, where we broadcast my radio show, and she would be out in the hallway having an omelet before they taped the show,” he said. “First thing in the morning, she’d be going a million miles per hour, and she’d be doing her shtick, even in the hallway. So when I would go out to go to the bathroom during a long song, she would say things like, ‘That is such a great shirt. Do they make it in men’s?’ I mean, OK, Joan’s in the building, working! But it was like that every time she was around. And I think that, as Melissa said, she would want us to laugh.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Citi Culinary Beats: Alex & Sierra Spice Things Up With Top Chef Hung Huynh – Alex & Sierra displayed sizzling onstage chemistry throughout their victorious run on The X Factor Season 3 last year. But when they recently joined another reality TV champ — Chef Hung Huynh, winner of Top Chef Season 3 — at his acclaimed seafood restaurant, Catch NYC, they proved they can bring the heat to the kitchen as well. Bonding over their shared Vietnamese heritage (Sierra’s mother, like Chef Huynh, is from Ho Chi Minh City, and she cooked traditional Vietnamese dishes while Sierra was growing up); reality competition experiences; foodie obsessions; and Sierra’s somewhat intimidating knife-wielding skills, the folk-pop duo enjoyed a special cooking lesson from Chef Huynh. Then, they headed upstairs to entertain the chef with a tasty performance of their first single, “Scarecrow.” – See the Videos at Yahoo Music

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