FILE - In this June 22, 2018 file photo, Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards in Los Angeles. The 35-year-old singer announced on Instagram on Wednesday, Aug. 8, that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, are expecting their second child.
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‘American Idol’ notes: Carrie Underwood pregnant, Kelly Clarkson’s talk show idea, Scotty McCreery

Originally posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Carrie Underwood today announced on Instagram she is pregnant with her second child.

She is married to hockey play Mike Fisher. Their first child Isaiah is three. 

She recently talked about wanting more kids with Redbook: "I'm 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family," she said"We always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older."

After the baby arrives, she will start her “Cry Pretty” tour in May, 2018. She is coming to Atlanta October 19, 2019. 

See you on the road! #CryPrettyTour360

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Kelly Clarkson attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)
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Kelly Clarkson is in talks to do a talk show in 2019. 

At this stage in her career, she has enough hits and fans to tour the rest of her life even if she never has another big song. She seems to be enjoying her time as a coach on “The Voice.” So why not try something else?

This opportunity may also be why she decided to transplant from Nashville to Los Angeles. 

She recently signed a talent deal with NBCUniversal and a talk show pilot is in the works, according to Hollywood Reporter

The talk show could go into syndication or some other platform. Former Atlantan RuPaul is also considering a talk show. 

Former “American Idol” judge Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show will stop airing episodes after two seasons this summer. 


Scotty McCreery and his family won $25,000 for 

St Jude’s Children’s Hospital on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” this past Sunday.

McCreery had a couple of funny answers. Something you think of when you say boo. He said “Yah!” (Winning answer: “ghost.”) And what is something he immediately saw and said, “I’ll take it!” He said, “Fried chicken.” Shockingly, that received 11 votes. (No. 1 answer: animal or dog.) He won on what he dips his chicken nuggets with: “barbecue sauce.” 


“American Idol” producer Core Media has purchased Intellectual Property Corporation.  New name: Industrial Media.
Among the shows IPC producers: A&E’s Emmy-wining “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” Oxygen’s “Price of Duty,” YouTube Red’s “Mind Field,” Discovery’s “Sticker Shock,” and a Meek Mill documentary series on Amazon prime. 


Top five season 16 finisher Cade Foehner released a new song “Breathe Out.” 

Adam Levine’s “Sugar” YouTube series released a trailer. It’s about big name stars surprising worthy individuals with live performances. The series debuts August 15. It features Kelly Clarkson in one episode:

Clay Aiken Tweet of the Week

After a 26-day fast from Twitter, Clay Aiken returns with this:

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.