Headlines: Kelly Clarkson Set for Red Nose Day, David Cook Race for Hope

Kelly Clarkson, Milo Ventimiglia, Kate McKinnon set for Red Nose Day Special – Music artists Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia, and Saturday Night Live cast member Kate McKinnon are all taking part in this year’s Red Nose Day Special, EW can exclusively reveal. Shelton and Clarkson will both perform, while McKinnon and future NBC late-night host Lilly Singh will appear in sketches. In addition, the special will showcase a video reimagining the Hall and Oates hit “You Make My Dreams,” featuring such talent as Julianne Hough, Rob Gronkowski, and Chrissy Metz. Clarkson, who underwent surgery to have her appendix removed earlier this week, has already recorded her segment. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’ Top 6 Reveal What Song They’re Dying to Perform to Secure Their Ticket to the Finale – “We’ve been conscious over the past couple of years to open Idol up more to original songs — in the past it was all covers — and we thought, ‘It needs to open up,’ but we didn’t want rubbish original songs,” showrunner/executive producer Trish Kinane tells Billboard about the avalanche of originals this year. “In the past couple of years, there has been a resurgence of true artists and original compositions, including this year with a couple really great original songwriters. So when that’s the case, it’s great. We’re happy to have them on the show because it brings in a slightly different audience.” – Read more at Billboard

Musician David Cook ready for 22nd annual Race for Hope – May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and this Sunday, thousands will unite in the fight against cancer at the 22nd annual Race for Hope. Musician David Cook has raised more than $1 million in his 10 years participating in the event, and he stopped by with how you can join the fight. – See the Video at WJLA

Glam rocker Adam Lambert puts Hollywood Hills home back up for sale – Adam Lambert of “American Idol” fame is gearing up for a comeback tour above the Sunset Strip. The singer’s contemporary home of five years has returned to market at $3.595 million, down from $3.995 million two years ago. Tucked behind walls and gates, the contemporary-style house features about 3,800 square feet of polished living space, a climate-controlled wine wall and a home theater. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to an entertainer’s backyard with reflecting pools, a spa and a covered patio. – Read more at LA Times

Carrie Underwood Shares the “Big Wonderful Mess” of Bringing Her Kids on Tour – “When I went out our first day of the Storyteller tour, the day of our first show, my son Isaiah walked for the first time, like took real steps so that’s always such a memorable milestone,” she recalled. “Now he’s 4 and we’re on the Cry Pretty tour and I just know we’re going to have so many more milestones with him and with Jacob, who is 3 months old. It just makes my heart happy that I have the kind of job where I can bring my children with me and they can be a part of it.” – Read more at EOnline

Carrie Underwood: A Quiet Steward For Women – Carrie Underwood, hair in a loose bun, peeks around the corner split in the middle of an awards show stage. Dressed down in a faded black Guns ‘N Roses tee, there’s nothing muted about the smile that flashes across her face as Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye join Chrissy Metz, making her live singing debut, Mickey Guyton and Lauren Alaina for “I’m Standing With You.” – Read more at Pollstar

‘American Idol’ Winner Caleb Johnson on Being Meat Loaf, Touring with KISS, and Hanging out Backstage with Queen and Adam Lambert – 1071 The Boss mid-day host Michele Amabile checked in with Johnson to talk about the show (hardest to sing? “All of them,” he says), his cameo this past week on the Queen documentary, “The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story” (he was backstage in Las Vegas–and you can see him in the mirror and witness what he calls “Idol comaraderie” between himself and Lambert), and his new album, “Born on Southern Ground,” due June 14. Plus–how does he feel about the current season of American Idol? – Listen to the interview at 107.1theboss

Lauren Daigle Shares Surreal Selena Gomez Story for First Time – “It’s just surreal,” the 27-year-old “You Say” singer gushed of her return to the show 10 years later. “Now that I’ve been on this side of American Idol, touring and in the studio and all the things, it’s kind of similar how rigorous it is,” she said. “I was there for Hollywood Week and then got cut after Hollywood Week and I remember the time, … the late nights, [the] little sleep, lots of ‘Go, go, go’ and that’s exactly how touring is.” – Read more at OnAirwithRyanSeacrest

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