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NBC Says they Didn’t Hire Kelly Clarkson to Spite American Idol

(Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM) On Sunday, May 14th, NBC Executives had a conference call with reporters discussing a slew of rumors around The Voice, Idol and casting decisions being done with negative intent. NBC recently cast Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson as judges on The Voice and it's been called a deliberate move ever since the announcement was made. The phone call was an attempt to clear the air today. Paul Telegdy, NBC's President of Alternative and Reality, gave a statement about asking Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer...
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Katy Perry in Talks for ‘American Idol’ Revival

With the recent announcement that American Idol will be returning and to the ABC network, the task at hand is to find who will be judging the talent competition. The word is out the Katy Perry is currently in talks to become one of the judges for next season. So much buzz has been circulating around the revival about whether Ryan Seacrest will return to host the series while he continues to work on his radio show and his current gig on Live with Kelly and Ryan. With the possible...
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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’

Up next in the new trend of live television productions of classic musical theater is NBC's 'Hairspray Live'. The network announced today that Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein will star in the live production. Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle, while Fierstein will reprise his Tony award winning role of Edna Turnblad. NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “We are beyond thrilled with this incredibly talented duo of stars for ‘Hairspray Live! Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway in an indelible Tony-winning performance that demanded to be...