Idol Headlines for 9/9/14

Tonight, it’s the America’s Got Talent FINALS! The Top 12 perform for YOUR VOTES! 9/8c PM NBC

Plus, Big Brother is on a new night. The Final Five PUSHED THE BUTTON, which means all of last week’s activities are reset, and the group will have to play the entire week’s worth of competitions within the hour. 8/7c PM NBC.

Ryan Seacrest hosts Fashion Rocks, featuring performances from Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Usher and more. CBS 9/8c pm.

Where to Eat Dinner in ChicagoPhillip Phillips: The Signature Room in the Hancock Tower. I haven’t been very many times, but it’s memorable. I like dinner with adventure and a view. – Phillip has done a few things with the Food Network. It’s the oddest thing… – Read more at FoodNetwork.com

Paul McCartney Tribute Comp: Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover the Beatle – Half a century ago, Paul McCartney established himself as one of the most influential songwriters ever. Now the former Beatle is getting his due in a big way, with the compilation The Art of Paul McCartney featuring covers of songs by McCartney during his tenures in the Beatles and Wings and as a solo artist. The roster is a veritable who’s who of fellow influential singer-songwriters: Bob Dylan (“Things We Said Today”), B.B. King (“On the Way”), Smokey Robinson (“So Bad”), Barry Gibb (“When I’m 64”), Billy Joel (“Maybe I’m Amazed,” “Live and Let Die”), Willie Nelson (“Yesterday”), among many others, all put their unique spin on McCartney songs. Harry Connick Jr. covers “My Love” – Read more at Rolling Stone

The Voice alum, Melanie Martinez “Carousel” Featured in American Horror Story Promo

A song by The Voice alum, Melanie Martinez, “Carousel,” is featured in a promo for the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Freakshow, premiering in October on FX.

Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson, Dance Pro Mark Ballas Reveal Their Dancing With the Stars Team Name in Cute Video – That’s quacktastic! Sadie Robertson may be trying her hand at a new reality show after six seasons of Duck Dynasty, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten her roots. The Season 19 contestant on Dancing With the Stars has been paired with longtime dance pro Mark Ballas, and the pair announced their team name in a precious new Instagram video. Ballas couldn’t quite get out the tongue twister, so Robertson chimed in, saying, “Quack Attack! Be a part of the Quack Pack,” before flapping her arms like bird wings and quacking.

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Lea Michele — Shacking Up With Ex-Gigolo Boyfriend – Lea Michele’s new boyfriend isn’t a fun summer fling after all … officially ditching his gigolo lifestyle in order to move in with the “Glee” star full-time … TMZ has learned. Sources close to Lea tell us … Matthew Paetz packed his stuff into a U-Haul over the weekend … moving out of his apartment, and upgrading to her $1.4 million Hollywood pad after just 4 months of dating. We’re told Paetz already had a toothbrush and a few t-shirts at her their place … but now everything’s been moved — rugs, furniture and even his pillows. – Read more at TMZ

Broadway Theaters Divided Over Dimming Lights for Joan Rivers – Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League, said that Rivers did not meet the criteria for the honor because “people need to have been very active recently in the theater, or else be synonymous with Broadway — people who made their careers here, or kept it up,” she told The New York Times on Monday. Rivers, who died Thursday from cardiac arrest, last appeared on Broadway in 1994 in Sally Marr…and her escorts, a play she wrote and starred in. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance. She also appeared in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound in 1986 and in 1972’s Fun City, which she also wrote. Comparably, a recent recipient of the dimming honor was Robin Williams, who only starred in one play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and had a 2002 stand-up special, Robin Williams: Live on Broadway. St. Martin’s comment sparked a bit of a social media outrage among the theater community and spawned the hashtag #dim4joan, and everyone from Broadway stars to fans joined in the conversation. A number of theaters are going to go ahead and dim their lights anyway…I have a feeling the group may reverse their decision. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter ETA: Yup. The Broadway League reversed their decision. “Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45 p.m. for one minute.”

Howard Stern convinced he was ‘wrong guy’ to give eulogy for Joan Rivers – With only a day to prepare, Stern sought out the help of fellow comedian Louis C.K. for advice on the speech, and said, “I was in touch with Louis C.K. and he’d written me and he said, ‘You know, Joan really deserves a great sendoff because of her impact.’ “He said something very profound: ‘Joan was like an aunt or a best friend who could make everything better. And even in times… after lets just say 9/11 or the country just seems to be going downhill or things just seem to be bad… she would crack a joke, and you know this is true, when she would crack a joke, you didn’t feel so alone. You felt like we were all together and you felt like oh maybe things aren’t so bad.'” Stern also admitted he shed some tears at the touching service thanks to Hugh Jackman, who honored Rivers’ memory with a rendition of Peter Allen song, Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage. Stern said, “He starts singing it quietly and part of the song is clap your hands together. He made everyone get up and start clapping their hands to the song. I was so f**king moved by this guys performance. I had tears. – Read more at Philly.com

CeeLo’s Green Alabama Music Festival Show Canceled – A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault. Mobile Bayfest CEO Bobby Bostwick issued a statement Monday saying Green’s performance set for Oct. 4 is being called off. The statement says recent comments attributed to Green conflict with the beliefs and conscience of the music festival. – Read more at Access Hollywood

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