Idol Headlines for 11/17/13

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The Amazing Race airs on CBS at 8/7c pm.

David Cook finishes a weekend of playing tennis at the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic in Florida when he teams up with Chris for a doubles match against Alan Thicke and Pam Shriver. More info HERE.

She Screwed Me Over Now I Want REVENGE! – Paulina Rubio’s ex-husband desperately wants a piece of her “X Factor” fortune … claiming the singer screwed him out of his rightful share of the spoils in their divorce settlement. Nicolas Vallejo-Najera just filed legal docs, accusing Rubio of concealing financial info during divorce talks earlier this year … stuff like her big money contracts with “X Factor” and another talent show on Telemundo. Nicolas and Paulina settled up in March. Under the deal, Paulina agreed to pay Nicolas $6,750 a month in spousal support for 3 years — but Nicolas now says that number was based on Paulina’s low ball income estimates and now he wants more. – Read more at TMZ

Simon Cowell defends school drop-out joke after Michael Gove slams it as ‘stupid’ – The millionaire, who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Lauren Silverman, has been dressed down by education secretary, Michael Gove for claiming the secret to success in life is to be useless at school and then ‘get lucky’. But, the 54-year-old has hit back at Gove’s comments insisting the remark, made during an interview on a US radio station, was a joke. In a series of Tweets, he wrote: “Wow! I read the remarks today about a joke I made in an interview. I was lucky that after failing my exams I was given a chance to work hard. – Read more at Mirror.co.uk

Glee star, Lea Michele, tweeted yesterday, “At rehearsal now practicing w/ my band for my first live performance of my single! Which is happening very soon! #dreamcometrue”

Later, she tweeted, “The band. Photo taken by @AnnePreven. And I spy @feliciabarton in there!” You may recall Felicia Barton from the American Idol season 8 Top 36. Lea has her arm around Felicia in the photo.

Today, Lea revealed that she’s shooting something special, “SO EXCITED SHOOTING MY VERY FIRST MUSIC VIDEO TODAY FOR THE FIRST ALBUM SINGLE!”

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  • wordnerdarchie

    MJ, your link in the David Cook paragraph took me to a vid & article about Glee & twerking.

  • Incipit

    That’s an amusing mishap – since DC has a “Twerk Free Zone”. Heh.

    Not sure where mj was meaning to link to – but there is a Chirp Story of all the pictures, videos and interviews from the Charity weekend so far – plus Getty Images and AP Images from Friday night, Saturday and so far today . And this candid from the Friday night cocktail party, a really nice shot.

  • Amy Beth

    Wasn’t there a similar story with Shakira’s ex while she was on the Voice?

  • suenigma

    Thanks for the links Incipit. David’s girlfriend is absolutely stunning. Nice to see him looking so happy.

  • Karen C

    I saw the pictures and agree. I’ve heard he was funny during the matches, and won. It’s supposed to be on tv at some point. Glad he gets to do charity events like this.

  • Incipit

    She is stunning, I agree. I’m glad she and David decided to pose on the Red Carpet for this event. She’s been at things, just not in official press photos. Besides the Nashville gig in September she was at this same tennis event last year – the 5k in KC for the Baseball Weekend, the Race For Hope in Washington in May, and Andy’s wedding. It’s not as if the fandom hasn’t had plenty of time to get the picture. So I’m glad there is now an official picture!

  • roarpen

    David Cook won the tennis tournament? That is impressive. : )

  • Incipit

    They are playing doubles, roarpen. Four matches each day, a mix of pros and celebrities..the players are miked and it’s a lot of fun and a lot of $$ for charity.

    On Saturday, “David Cook & Lisa Raymond were the WINNERS of their match today vs. Maeve Quinlan & Jesse Levine.”

    Today, per @cecharities | 17-Nov (Sun) Match 3: Alan Thicke & Pam Shriver vs David Cook & Chris Evert

    David Cook & Chris Evert (WINNERS)

    But it is kinda impressive, because DC only started playing tennis four and a half years ago – just before he participated in this event for the first time.

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    Trying to pick an album cover…hmmmm

    Loved this suggestion:

    Harshnee J ?@HarshLambert
    @DurbinRock Use a draw Casey hahaha

    lol

  • DragonFly

    Nothing that hints at Country—can’t believe the power of a plaid shirt!

  • Lollygaggin

    Stefano is no longer with Hollywood Records http://www.hollywoodrecords.com/artists/

  • Incipit

    “I’ve heard he was funny during the matches…”

    Yes, I saw a few tweets about the on-court antics and banter, Karen C

    Jon Lovitz accused Chris of being in love with Dave,

    DC hit the ball up to the grandstands and pretended to run the bases like a home run.

    the ball went btwn his legs and he covered himself….”I haven’t had kids yet!”

    All the participants seem to have such a good time there, every year.

  • girlygirl

    Considering he never got an album or much support for his singles, this isn’t a surprise. The timing could be coincidental but Stefano tweeted something recently about big things or big moves coming in 2014.

  • justmefornow

    Heidi’s infamous plaid shirt, lol. It’s become like “Country Shirtgate”. Ha.
    I noticed he was wearing plaid again in the pics from the music video shoot as well. WTF?

    IMO, he should go with something more like this from his album promo photog shoot.

  • Niall

    No suprise. I figured earlier this year when he was hinting about changes on Twitter months ago that it involved far more than a new management company. Hollywood tried with him. He got singles, performances on AI, a video. Nothing took off for him on a grassroots level and at the end of the day, a record label can only do so much. They aren’t magicians. Some people just aren’t meant to be superstars.

  • Niall

    I certainly hope if he’s “going public” with that lovely woman that the crazies in his fan base have either dissipated or grown beyond nutty stalking and jealous slut shaming.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    The videos were well done and he had some nice promo opportunities. I know he did some radio shows (did one here in Charleston)…wonder what else could have been done?

  • wordnerdarchie

    We’ve known about her for over 2 years and many have seen her at events the last 1.5 years. He’s mentioned his GF in public for over a year. If nothing happened during that time period, I’m sure seeing an official “red carpet” picture probably won’t trigger anything. imo ;)

  • Incipit

    Niall, IMO, DC had the same amount of OTT BSC fans that any new artist seems to have to deal with – and those always draw more notice than a normal person who buys the music and supports the artist. Idol Press always seems to focus on the former and ignore the later – even when it’s obvious that the sales come from a wide base.

    But Five years later, with nothing to feed off of, the Immature @SShats who acted out have ‘pretty much’ moved on to other victims, (“dissipated” is a good word) and the people who remain are ‘mostly’ rather normal human beings, who support the man, his music and his causes, and wish him well.

    Caveat: Notice the qualifiers – Of course, some of The BSC we have always with us. *wink*

    IMO.

  • Incipit

    Exactly, wordnerdarchie. This is no surprise. It’s just Official. Sorta Kinda, with a Red Carpet Press Photo. KWIM?

  • wordnerdarchie
  • Sassycatz

    Uh oh. Is this gonna be dog number four? Delray? Boca Raton?

  • Incipit

    Heh. I was just wondering the same thing – can DC resist taking this Rescue pup home ?

  • suenigma

    Or giving him to a friend? ;)

  • Happyhexer

    I love the video for “I’m on a Roll.” Bought the song. It’s great for working out. Gets me up on the feet dancing.

    Hey, at least Stefano took a crack at it. With all the reality singing shows now, there’s only so many singers the music market can absorb. (Also keep in mind how many years Idol itself has been cranking out winners, much less those who place lower.)

  • DragonFly

    Think, as some are sugg. under his tweet, that good fans could help him pick one out, (IF he really is undecided about a cover). Nothing like a few close admirers to agree on a good look. Except some of those are the least reliable to get a truthful response from lol, they “purr” to him about everything. That’s ok, he needs & likes that kind of motivation too—they (artists) all seem to be open to fans pumping their egos up a bit. Nothing wrong w/that!

  • Lollygaggin

    Yeah, I think I remember the head of Hollywood giving him the dreaded vote of confidence at the time. This was a very quiet parting of the ways.

  • Incipit

    OK, That could happen too – like he gave Maureen & Stevie Van Zandt a puppy, Edie.

    Look at that little baby!

    Never know, maybe he will convince Chrissie she needs a pup? Like this .

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty was just one of the featured performers at the Mighty Men Conference in Bridgestone arena (a Christian men’s event). They gave him a standing ovation.:)
    Jason Wheeler
    ?@J_Wheeler7
    At the @mightymenusa conference at Bridgestone Arena. pic.twitter.com/cSyA3STQVh

  • suenigma

    Yeah he took a crack at it, so there is that, but I if I’m being honest, I thought that that song was ghastly in almost every way. Generic beat, cheesy lyrics (my ex wants sex – really?), cheap video and his voice was auto-tuned beyond recognition.

    He does have a nice voice and a good look, so he should be able to carve out some sort of career in the music industry if he works hard and lowers his expectations. I wish him well.

  • justmefornow

    I think it would help to know the title first to help pick an appropriate cover actually. Maybe that’s one of the things he’ll reveal along with whatever video premier the single is featured in next Sunday at that AMAs pre-show appearance.There are supposed to be more album details announced then.

    But I do agree about some of those fans on his twitter. Probably well intentioned, but sometimes a little OTT.

  • DragonFly

    Will always defend Stefano w/this on youtube: “He sang ‘O Holy Night’ last night at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and brought the house down! Standing ovation.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=239JmI4pt5U

    He needs to find the right avenue to get it done!

  • Karen C

    Yeah, I would just about all the fans are very happy for him. The BSC fans were always a small minority anyway, and probably have dissipated.

  • CanadianLady

    Agreed. He can sing. I was very impressed with him on the Idol Tour and at Christmas when he sang this.

  • Karen C

    Adorable. Puppy #4??

  • Karen C

    Boca would be a cute name :)

  • Karen C

    And if he did how would Dublin react? Seems kind of small for him, not sure about the others.

  • DragonFly

    Should mention that you have to listen to the very end as he belts it out like the pro he really is singing this. In this, he stands up w/undeniable talent. I do think he will/should find his way. I don’t follow w/his fan group but you have to admit to talent when you hear it. Wish him well.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Paul Jolley is also there…Paul Jolley ?@PaulJolleyAI12 1h
    Here @MightyMenUSA to see @angusbuchan @ScottyMcCreery @CharlieDaniels @StikYard filling this up! What a blessing!
    https://twitter.com/PaulJolleyAI12/status/4…2493825/photo/1

  • roarpen

    I would say a little OTT is a bit understated. Like David Cook’s fans have been talking about above – bsc is more like it – lol! But they are a (very) vocal few.

  • Sassycatz

    I wouldn’t worry about Dublin. He’s already had to adjust to a lot. Heh.

  • justmefornow

    LOL. I was trying to be kind. Really, the worse ones on there are teenagers so I’ll cut them some slack.
    The adults, yeah, that’s another matter.

  • roarpen

    Jeesh, they didn’t give Stefano much of a run. I have been wondering what he was up to. I haven’t heard a thing. And James’ usually tweets about him when he sees him. James seems to see Casey a lot when he is in LA, but I’ve not heard a thing about Stefano. I wonder if he left LA??

  • DragonFly

    I honestly don’t mind it—good for business! Quiet isn’t what you want. I think he’s met many of them & appears to like their commenting.

  • Niall

    That’s what I was hoping. DC is a great guy and it’s nice to know this time around his relationship is being treated with respect.

  • CanadianLady

    I think he was likely the best pure singer that year. Although James is close. I know Pia got all the attention, but on tour when they sang the duet, he was head and shoulders better.

    I know he seemed to be aimed at pop, but I wonder if he should be doing a completely different kind of music.

  • CanadianLady

    Paul has been writing with Michael Orland and someone else.

  • justmefornow

    Well that’s true, better than quiet. Proof too how much people were still paying attention with the plaid shirt controversy, lol.

  • L. R. M. L.

    I have re-watched Scotty’s performance a few times on the site and he did absolutely amazing speaking and singing his 3 songs. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and from the Nashville musicians who were playing for him. It was a huge crowd.

    WorldOutreachChurch ?@wochurchtn 3h
    Are you in? 15,0000 men in Nashville Tennessee ready to lift up the Name of Jesus! http://pic.twitter.com/b4psHncMsX

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Paul Jolley was there? Hm.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Are you just basing that conclusion on his photo being missing from Hollywood’s website? It’s a pretty good indicator, but it’s not official. Has Stefano announced the parting or that he’s with a new label?

  • girlygirl

    from his latest tweets it seems like Stefano is back in L.A.

  • DragonFly

    Are you trying to get me to favor Stefano over James (said w/the most teasing voice I can muster up)! And yet, NOPE won’t budge—sorry Stefano. Literally I listened to OhHN 4x now & agree strongly w/the stdng O. In a diff style, I know James could deliver that song also in an amazing way, he has the pipes for it too. (Edited myself some)

  • Lollygaggin

    I asked one of his uberfans on twitter and she said Stefano left Hollywood Records awhile ago. I’m afraid I don’t have any other information than that. He hasn’t said anything. His website hasn’t been updated in 6 months. Judging by his social networks it seems he’s been focused on songwriting and spent some time in Romania.

    This was the latest interview that I could find. He doesn’t mention Hollywood at all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIi4ufdIQsU

  • https://twitter.com/apezpril apezpril

    Angie is back in the studio and has hinted at releasing a Christmas single. but how is that possible without a label? will she be releasing it under 19R? sounds very premature to me. but as a fan, I’m happy as long as it’s something.. but it just totally came out of the blue O_o

    Angie Miller ?@angiemiller12h
    Back at the studio and it feels sooooo good!! Get ready. #ChristmasMusic ;)

    Angie Miller ?@angiemiller10h
    Christmas lights all set up in the studio to get in the Christmas spirit. ???? http://instagram.com/p/g1gsXuAICc/

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Interesting.

  • tripp_ncwy

    6h

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Back in Nashville for the week. Gettin geared up to record this new record and also writing some more with the ever amazing Mary Steenburgen

  • CanadianLady

    Season 10 was a great season! Scotty was my favourite all the way if I had to choose, but the good news is I didn’t have to choose! So I also fully support James, Casey, Haley, Lauren if she finds the right kind of songs for her, Naima, etc. Still waiting for Jacob to get some music out. I think he might surprise some people down the road…. But so could Stefano.

  • wordnerdarchie

    What do you know regarding his plans for this record? Is he shopping it around to labels, getting private backing, or self-releasing?

  • Incipit

    Yes, is there any hint of what’s happening? There are several of these Idol alumni headed into the studio right now – and I am so curious what their next moves will be!

  • mmb

    several label-less Idol alums (and tons and tons of label-less non-alums) have put out singles on itunes or on their website…you don’t need a label to release a single or an album..i would guess Angie will be releasing something to itunes, or just on the web…a christmas single is a nice idea for her

  • tripp_ncwy

    Nothing official either way. Producer/songwriter Bryan Todd posted on twitter/fb a month ago that they would be in the studio working on new music for Kris’ new album. Kris & Bryan were in the studio during KA’s last LA trip; http://instagram.com/p/fMA78Qsu2R/ . A few weeks later Todd posted he was starting a new label & would be announcing signings soon.

  • Madilo

    Does he have a label ?

  • Madilo

    CBS Chicago @cbschicago
    @LeeDeWyze is performing right now in our Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Studio! Watch the live stream here: http://cbsloc.al/17wS4aX

  • elliegrll

    Plenty of alums, and other artists, release whole albums without the backing of a label. It doesn’t take too much effort to record a song and put it on Itunes.

    The only problems are that usually the songs are only available from one retailer, and even if they aren’t, no one beyond the alum’s hardcore fanbase knows that the songs exist. It’s a good example that while recording music has become easier, distributing and promoting it is still the biggest and most expensive obstacle.