The Black Keys are about to tighten up their acting resumes: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will guest-star in an episode of Comedy Central’s Workaholics, EW has learned. In the episode that will likely air in early summer, Adam (Adam DeVine), Ders (Anders Holm) and Blake (Blake Anderson) sue their co-worker Montez (Erik Griffin) after he sells them a defective hovercraft. While in small claims court, the guys cross paths with two dirtbags, played by Auerbach and Carney, who are waiting for their own case to be heard. It should be noted that the duo will be sporting oddly long ponytails. READ FULL STORY
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Seven seasons into judging America’s Best Dance Crew, JC Chasez (pictured on the left with series creator Randy Jackson) likes to “go into it fresh every week.” It’s easier said than done with dozens of dance crews floating around in the former NSYNC member’s head at any given time. Tonight’s performances of Drake songs will likely go a long way toward a little mental spring cleaning, though. After routines to Britney, Madonna, and Flo Rida tracks, “Drake is a great change-up,” said Chasez. “The Flo Rida music is very high-paced and energetic, and you’re dealing with two female icons who do dance music. Drake’s tempo is totally different musically. That’s what I’m looking forward to. It’s going to be really, really interesting to see how these crews adjust.”
Below, Chasez talks about the latest crop of ABDC competitors, teases upcoming superstars, names some of his favorite routines in the show’s history, dishes on The Voice and the current boy band resurgence, and addresses rumors of an NSYNC reunion. READ FULL STORY
It’s British Week on American Idol this week. And while you can expect the remaining five finalists to be singing songs made famous by artists from across the pond, they’ll be mentored by a musician who is decidedly all-American. EW has learned that Steven Van Zandt, the guitarist from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, will be the guest mentor on Idol tomorrow. Little Steven, as he is affectionately known, will be lending Jimmy Iovine a hand as the Idol mentor coaches the kids on English rock and pop on the May 2 performance show (Fox 8 p.m.). READ FULL STORY
Elise Testone, the 28-year-old rock and soul crooner from South Carolina, had mixed feelings about being eliminated Thursday night. On the one hand, she told EW that she was surprised to be sent home after her rendition of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Bold as Love.” “I felt completely successful [with] that performance in every aspect,” said Testone, “[including] the outfit, the singing, and having my bandmate onstage with me.”
On the other hand, Testone wasn’t about to dwell on her elimination. “I accepted what happened to me as soon as it happened,” she said. “I just thought, ‘What’s next? What am I going to do now?’” To hear about Testone’s plans for the future, check out EW’s video exit Q&A with the singer below.
As for the results show itself, the most memorable moment actually occurred during a commercial break. READ FULL STORY
This week, the American Idol finalists paid homage to Queen, arguably the original arena rock band. Next week, another band known to pack in an arena or two will take to the Idol stage for the first time: Coldplay.
EW has learned the British foursome will perform during the May 3 results show (Fox, 8 p.m.). They’ll almost certainly play a song from their latest album, the day-glo Mylo Xyloto, and frontman Chris Martin will almost definitely spastically dance around the stage. So watch those hands, swaybots!
Last month, it was revealed that Lindsay Lohan would appear on Glee, playing herself as a judge of the nationals competition on the May 15 season finale.
Now, the full judging panel is coming into focus, and it’s a doozy: As E! first reported, celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton — who rose to fame mocking celebs like Lohan, although the pair have apparently reconciled in recent years — and Entourage star Rex Lee have been tapped to sit alongside the red-haired actress, who recently added a charge of battery to her endless legal woes. The trio are expected to film their scenes together later this week.
Considering their relationship over the years, we’re sure the pairing of Lohan and Hilton will provide plenty of wink-worthy moments. We also hope Lohan will get in digs at Glee guest star Gwyneth Paltrow, who dinged her during an appearance on the show last season.
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Dick Clark, the American Bandstand and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host known for his perpetual youth, died Wednesday at age 82. Clark suffered a massive heart attack following a procedure in Los Angeles, EW has confirmed.
The former Philadelphia DJ started out on a local show called Bob Horn’s Bandstand, substituting for the titular host. He took over in 1956, beginning a career path that would make “America’s Oldest Teenager” a legend. In 1957, ABC picked the show up for a national run that kept the growing teen market entranced and cemented Clark’s status as a pop culture touchstone. The show — an intoxicating mix of studio-audience dancing and pop-star appearances — ran daily until 1963; it moved to Hollywood the next year and ran weekly until 1987, then continued in syndication for another two years. The likable host’s appeal even survived links to the “payola” investigations of the late ’50s and early ’60s, as he quietly divested himself of his interests in record distributors to avoid the appearance of impropriety. READ FULL STORY
As you likely know, MTV’s Punk’d is back, with different celebrities at the helm each week. This Thursday, Odd Future star Tyler, The Creator, is taking on “Glad You Came” boy band The Wanted. EW has an exclusive sneak peek video at the punking below.
“They’re big in the U.K., but this is their first time in America,” Tyler tells the cameras. “But I’m about to f— that up.” Then, you see the group being detained by police during their visit to the States. “We’re a boy band.” one member of the group tells an officer. To which the cop hilariously replies: “Do you shave your chest?”
“He’s about to cry,” you can hear Tyler tell his crew in a secret van.
Needless to say, this punking ought to be a good one. This episode of Punk’d — which also finds the Kardashians‘ Scott Disick and 90210‘s Shenae Grimes getting punk’d — airs Thursday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on MTV. Watch the exclusive clip here:
Minutes before he was kicked off of American Idol, DeAndre Brackensick was dancing with fellow bottom-two dweller Elise Testone as if he hadn’t a care in the world. Backstage after the show, he repeatedly told press that he had a feeling he might go home, and he chose to sing Stevie Wonder’s “Master Blaster” because he wanted to go out with an upbeat number that let him end things quite literally on a high note. (You can check out EW’s video exit Q&A with the golden-maned teenage crooner below.)
It was that kind of night at American Idol in general — breezy and untroubled and maybe a little rote. READ FULL STORY
Just when American Idol fans believed they would have to be content with a performance from Brit boy band The Wanted, and the premiere of J.Lo’s “Dance Again,” there’s news that Idol alum Kellie Pickler will bring her special brand of spunk to this week’s Idol results show. Kellie excitedly tweeted the good news to her fans on Twitter yesterday: “…I’LL BE SINGING ON THE STAGE THAT IT ALL STARTED ON, AMERICAN IDOL!! YEEE-HAW!! :)”
The season 5 Idol will perform “Where’s Tammy Wynette” from her critically acclaimed third studio album, 100 Proof on the Fox show, this Thursday. EW‘s Ray Rahman, called 100 Proof her “meatiest, most adventurous output yet.”
“Packing for American Idol…so excited! :-),” Pickler tweeted today. Will her travel list include her red high heels?
One of the best new reality shows from last year, The Glee Project, is returning for a second season this summer. The series, which grants the winner of an arc on Glee, saw two victors from last year, Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty, who both have since appeared on the Fox hit. Once again, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy will evaluate the contestants along with the series casting director Robert Ulrich and choreographer/co-producer Zach Woodlee. Plus, vocal coach Nikki Anders will now officially join the judging panel.
This year, a new crop of singer/actor hopefuls are headed to the Oxygen series and EW has the EXCLUSIVE cast reveal. The Glee Project‘s inspiring 14 contestants includes a 24-year-old paralyzed from the waist down, a transgender 21-year-old, and another 24-year-old who’s been blind since the age of 9. Meet the rest of the hopefuls after the jump…
'Glee': Watch the full performance by Darren Criss and Matt Bomer of Gotye's 'Somebody That I Used to Know' -- VIDEO
Last week, we posted a tease of Darren Criss and Matt Bomer’s emotional cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” from next week’s all-new Glee. Now, to get over the fact that there’s no new Glee tonight, we have the full performance, and Gleeks are just gonna go nuts. To give you all some context, Criss’ Blaine and Bomer’s Cooper are brothers who don’t exactly get along wonderfully. Cooper is particularly hard on Blaine, so what better way to work out your issues on Glee than through a song! Watch below… READ FULL STORY
'American Idol' week in news: Kelly Clarkson takes requests, Scotty McCreery goes platinum, and more
Fall behind keeping up with headlines on Twitter? Never fear, EW.com has your round-up of this week’s biggest American Idol news.
Season 7 Idol alum, and Smash star, Katharine McPhee, recently headed to Africa with the charity Malaria No More. She traveled to Ghana and then to Burkina Faso to distribute bed nets. During her stay, she visited a school in Ouagadougou that her own outreach project, McPhee Outreach, helped build.
Can’t wait for more music from season 10 alum Haley Reinhart? The third-place finisher performed a new song, “Now That You’re Here,” at a recent radio event in Worcester, Mass. The new tune is from her upcoming album, Listen Up, due in stores on May 22. READ FULL STORY
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