The Academy of Country Music announced yesterday that Carrie Underwood, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are among the artists set to perform during the upcoming TV special ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops. The concert will tape on April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, one day after the 49th ACM Awards. Proceeds from ticket sales for the live taping will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, and CBS will broadcast the show on May 20.
Justin Guarini, who was the runner-up to Kelly Clarkson on season one of American Idol, is claiming that he and Kelly had a fling. He spilled the beans during a performance in Pennsylvania on Valentine's Day. Reports are that Justin told the audience he “actually had a serious thing with Kelly Clarkson … It started on the set of From Justin to Kelly, the beach movie they did after Idol, and ended when her career really took off and his didn’t.” Kelly wasn't the only one, either, Justin says he also romanced fourth-place finisher Tamyra Gray.
Last night on American Idol's results show the final 13 were revealed. Ten contestants were voted through by viewers and Sam Woolf who is from Bradenton made it through. Btw Keith Urban said in an interview that his clothes have gotten him in trouble with the producers on American Idol. He says,“I have to check with the Idol people sometimes because sometimes they aren’t appropriate." It's because his shirts are tight he has to take a picture of his shirt and send it to them for approval.
Christina Aguilera is not only newly engaged to her longtime boyfriend Matthew Rutler, she's also expecting a baby with him. They have been together since 2010, and he proposed to her on Valentine's Day. Christina has a 6 year old son Max.
Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star in a Mean Girls spin-off called Mean Moms. Mean Moms, just like Mean Girls, will start with a family moving to a new town and show the mother's struggle to fit into a world of competitive parenting.
American Idol stars including Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson may have been bilked out of millions of dollars in digital royalties by their record label. A lawsuit filed was filed yesterday in New York by 19 Recordings, which represents new Idolwinners, claims that its distributor, Sony, has not given the artists their fair share of the profits on downloads of their music. Reports are that 19 is seeking at least $10 million in damages.