Headlines: Jessica Sanchez Headed to Manila, The Four Expands to 10 Episodes

Jessica Sanchez coming back to Manila in May – MANILA, Philippines – Former American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will return to Manila this summer to guest in Jake Zyrus’ upcoming concert on May 25. Jake, formerly known as Charice, made the announcement on his Instagram account. R&B singer Kyla is also one of his guest performers. Music & Me is Jake’s birthday concert. – Read more at Rappler.com

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Katharine McPhee Finds Another Waitressing Role — This Time on Broadway (Exclusive) – “I’m always playing a waitress,” muses Katharine McPhee. The American Idol alumna notes that Karen Cartwright, her breakout role on the NBC series Smash, “starts out as a waitress, as many actors do.” Paige Dineen, whom she currently plays on CBS’s Scorpion, “was a waitress in the pilot.” McPhee, however, has never actually had a job waiting tables herself, though she briefly worked in a restaurant. “I was a hostess, and they upgraded me to doing takeout, but I was horrible at it. I couldn’t handle all the stuff happening, the phone ringing and bagging food. So that lasted a very short time.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Katharine McPhee Agrees With ‘Smash’ Haters, Fans Reel in Disbelief – “Smash” fans have beef with series star Katharine McPhee. McPhee joined in Sunday on a popular Twitter meme: “If you don’t love me at my [first image] then you don’t deserve me at my [second image].” It’s a play on the quote often misattributed to Marilyn Monroe, “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” The actress is currently starring in the Broadway production “Waitress,” but fans were confused about why she would call her role as Karen Cartwright on “Smash” her worst. – Read more at The Wrap

‘The Four’ in Development in 18 Countries as Fox Preps Season 2 – The show has been greenlit by broadcasters CTC in Russia and Antena 1 in Romania. Armoza Formats, which created and distributes the show, has now also optioned it to Satisfaction for France, Magnolia for Italy, Shine in Portugal, Mastiff in Sweden, and Screentime in Australia, among others. After a six-part debut season, the show has been given an extended second season order of 10 episodes on Fox in the U.S. Alex Piper, the network’s VP, alternative, said in Cannes that the challenge is to retain the DNA of the show over a longer run. “I don’t think this show is going to explode to 40, 50, 60 hours immediately. I think we want to continue to make it feel like a special event,” Piper said. – Read more at Variety

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