Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Child Support Headed to Trial, American Idol Crossover

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga may be heading for trial in Cook County child support case – Despite meeting with a Cook County judge for several hours this week, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and “A Madea Family Funeral” star David Otunga seem to be heading for trial in their child support case. Judge Karen Bowes said “little progress” had been made during negotiations, and there had been “some backsliding.” She said there’s a lot of minutiae to deal with, but did not elaborate on the sticking points. Attorneys for Otunga and Hudson have been trying to work out parenting time and child support for their 9-year-old son for more than a year. – Read more at Chicago Tribune

Meg Donnelly on Facing the Judges in ‘American Housewife’-‘American Idol’ Crossover – Taylor Otto is looking to go to Hollywood and see her musical dreams realized on American Idol during the March 19 episode of American Housewife. How much of a fan were you of American Idol? Meg Donnelly: I remember when I was 6, I would watch the earlier seasons with Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia. It was so incredible to watch. David Archuleta, I was obsessed with him. I have been watching American Idol for just about my entire life. Then, to perform on American Idol in a sense was so crazy. Being in that room and feeling that energy, it was incredible. – Read more at TV Insider

Now: Lauren Alaina Opens Up About Her Broken Engagement – “We started dating at 17, and we’re now 24 years old,” she said. “We’re very different people, and we have different goals, and we want to go different places in life. When we got engaged, it got really real. Not that it wasn’t real before, but it was just like, ‘Oh.’ When you start planning your entire future and you’re not agreeing on things, it’s very hard. But he was all I knew, and I was all he knew.” The week of therapy, Alaina said, “changed my life in every way.” Though she thought she entered the program to deal with current crises, she said she ended up diving into childhood traumas that had long gone unexamined, including the suicide of her paternal grandfather. – Read more at People

Cassadee Pope Hopes to ‘Reap the Benefits’ of Taking Risks with New Album: ‘I Went with My Gut’ – For her first full-length album in six years, Cassadee Pope knew she had to be fearless. But that didn’t stop her from having a bad case of the nerves leading up to its release last month. “I went to the dark place for a minute,” she tells PEOPLE. She knew it was time to bring in a little emotional reinforcement — but her boyfriend, Nashville’s Sam Palladio, was visiting his native England at the time. Pope asked if he could return to Nashville earlier than planned. “And he did,” she says. – Read more at People

The Vows, Flowers and First Dance! All the Amazing Details from Lea Michele’s Romantic Wedding – After Michele and Reich enjoyed a romantic first dance, to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Haley Reinhart, “everyone hit the dance floor!” says Goreski. – Read more at People

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