Idol Headlines for 01/09/12 – The Evening Edition

UMG Nashville tweets, “Congratulations to @ScottyMcCreery, his debut album, Clear As Day, is certified PLATINUM! clearasdayplatinum”

Glee’s Heather Morris will be a guest on Late Show with David Letterman tonight. 11:35/10:35c CBS.

Keith Urban Lists His Favorite Songs of 2011 – An interesting list that included Daughtry’s “September” – See the entire list at The Boot

American Idol Winner Lee DeWyze Returns to Lincolnshire’s VIPER ALLEY – LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze headlines at the first anniversary celebration of VIPER ALLEY, Lincolnshire on Saturday, Mar. 10 at 7 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets, starting at $20, go on sale Jan. 10 at noon and are available at The show is open to all ages. – Read more at PRNewswire

Adam Lambert Nears Settlement of Lawsuit Claiming He Wasn’t Eligible for ‘American Idol’ (Exclusive) – The attorneys for both parties recently submitted a request to extend the time that certain papers had to be submitted. According to the stipulation, “The parties’ transactional counsel have negotiated and agreed upon the material terms of a settlement…reflected in a series of emails between said counsel.” The judge was told that an executed agreement would be completed by Friday. The attorney for the plaintiffs has confirmed to us that a settlement is being finalized, but couldn’t offer details about the confidential terms. Lambert’s reps haven’t yet responded to our requests for information. – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Adam Lambert & Sauli Koskinen: Grocery Guys – Adam Lambert and his boyfriend, Sauli Koskinen, go grocery shopping together on Sunday (January 8) at Whole Foods in West Hollywood. The cute couple picked up fresh fruits and veggies on their shopping trip. See the photos at Just Jared

Q&A: Jennifer Lopez Gives Us Her ‘American Idol’ Judging Insight And How She Puts Her Kids First – Well, it’s a new year and reality fans know what that means. American Idol is back. The judges of American Idol met the Television Critics Association on Sunday, including Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez who were new to the show last year. Lopez continues to be busy as an actor, a producer and a mother. She spoke about her family, her beauty and fitness tips, and mentoring the hopeful young singers who are going to compete for her vote this season. – Read more at Starplus

‘Glee’: Matthew Morrison Reveals an ‘Español-Off’ With Guest Star Ricky Martin – “My Spanish teaching skills have come into question, so I take night school and Ricky Martin’s teaching me Spanish,” Morrison tells The Hollywood Reporter at the Fox all-star party on Sunday. Not the least of which includes the glee club taking part in several days of singing just Latin songs. “He inspires me to do a Latin Week on Glee,” Morrison says. “The kids end up loving him as a teacher so I have to have an Español-off to regain my Spanish teacher pride.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Glee Spoiler Alert: Cast Teases Which Couples Are Heating Up (and Cooling Off) in the New Year – Kurt and Blaine | Look for Kurt to sing “Ben” to Blaine in Glee‘s upcoming Michael Jackson tribute episode. “I have no idea [why it was chosen], but I know it was voted the worst song in history by some group,” says Chris Colfer. “[The song] was about a rat, but we’re singing it about Kurt’s boyfriend. I’m not sure what the connection is!” Alas, though, the chorus doesn’t find a lyric change from “Ben” to “Blaine.” “That would have been clever, though,” reasons Colfer. – Read more at TV Line

Glee Fight! Who Is Chris Colfer “Campaigning” to Punch Out? – Maybe we’ll get some physical drama? “Wouldn’t that be great?!” Colfer gushes. “I’m still campaigning to punch Sebastian (Grant Gustin) in the face.” – See the Video at EOnline

Darren Criss outsells Daniel Radcliffe in his first week in Broadway’s ‘How to Succeed’ – Turns out Darren Criss may be a bigger Broadway draw than Daniel Radcliffe. In its first week with the 24-year-old Glee star, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying raked in nearly $1.4 million at the box office. That’s a dip from Radcliffe’s final week in the hit musical revival (when the show grossed $1.9 million in an unusual nine-performance week), but it outpaces any previous eight-show week when the Harry Potter star appeared. All week, Criss managed to filled 99.8 percent of the seats at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and kept NYC police busy controlling crowds outside the stage door. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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  • GS61

    James and Heidi’s wedding photos are up on facebook.

    Here’s a cute one of the AI10 gang

  • Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    There it is!  Congrats again, Scotty!  A platinum country album in 3 months is simply amazing!!!

  • Valentin432

    Keith Urban seems to like AI quite a bit. He toured with Carrie, played with Kris during the finale (and had some tour dates afterwards), Wrote a possible single on Scotty’s album and he’s a fan of Daughtry too.

  • Anonymous

    abc2 sent this twitlonger out today.

    @BrainCancerCure: #WeBelieve David Cook Is Our Champion: David and fans are rockin the Mozilla Firefox Challenge on @crowdrise

    It’s a very worthy cause and any donation is welcomed.  And if you donate  by Jan 11, 2012, you’ll be entered for a chance for a 5 minute Skype chat with David, if you dare, lol.  This project is in addition to the LA Marathon that was mentioned here weeks ago. 

  • sagi

    I would love to know the details of the settlement re:Adam. Whatever it is(money?) I hope it puts an end to the scumbags tactics to profit off of him! And I hope that the royalties will make him break even. I would think he would still be entitled to royalties regarding sales of the “BA”? I mean, they are using his name on the album! That is if any of his real fans are even buying it, then the settlement is all they made off of it!

  • Whiskey

    dazgale Daz Gale
    Just saw an advert for @AdamLambert on TV and jizzed out my skin. I didn’t know they were doing this:

    For UK fans:

    Chartshowtv Chart Show TV
    Date for your diaries #glamberts – The @adamlambert Glam Nation tour will debut on @Chartshowtv on Saturday Jan 28th at 11am!


  • Anonymous

    Thank you for directing us to the wedding photos – they are absolutely beautiful! 

  • CanadianLady

    Yeah for Scotty!

  • Nele621

    Didn’t Cook go platinum in three or four months? I wonder if Scotty will surpass Cook’s sales. How about Daughtry.

  • Anonymous

    LOL…I just read the photographer’s comments under some of the wedding pictures, they are funny.  I also noticed he put cute couple sighting under Haley and Stefano.

  • Anonymous
  • getgetaway

    Scotty scores a platinum album in 3 mos and the big news with Adam Lambert (who has yet to score a platinum album in the States) is him grocery shopping.  How things have changed.

    Big congrats to Scotty. And he did it without being in tabloids.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Cook go platinum in three or four months? I wonder if Scotty will surpass Cook’s sales.

    According to the RIAA website, Cook’s debut was released November 18,2008 and certified platinum January 22, 2009 (or in 2 months & 4 days). 

    RIAA doesn’t have Scotty’s certification listed on their site as of today.  I didn’t look up Daughtry’s.

  • GS61
  • Trina

    Daughtry’s first album sold over 5 millions copies. I think the chances of anyone outselling that are slim. IIRC his debut was certified platinum within the 1st month.

    James’ and Heidi’s wedding may have been small and intimate but I bet that wedding was more fun than Kim Kardashian’s 72 day 11 million dollar bash LOL

  • Anonymous

    Trina, your memory is correct.  I checked it out for Daughtry.
    Released November 21, 2006, Certified Platinum on December 14, 2006

  • Anonymous

    Yay!  I’m so glad James let the cat out of the bag – I love Stefano and Haley and think they make a perfect couple!  I’m so excited!

  • Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    True about Daughtry; but I believe the operative word in my post was “Country” album.

  • Anonymous

    Lynda, you did, but I think Trina was answering Nele621’s question, as was I. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Lambert and McCreery – the Odd Couple – the conjunction of their names always cracks me up.

  • Lynda Hanson Beaugez

    Oh, I’m so sorry.  TY wordnerdarchie

  • Anonymous

    Idk, it may be just me but I think it’s cool the press still cares about Adam 2 1/2 years after his album came out. And selling over 1 million albums all around the world is as impressive as being limited to the states/ idol bubble. But like I said, it’s prolly just me :)

  • Anonymous

    Whiskey- Very cool about that Chartshow showing Adam’s GNT live. Is that like a syndicated UK TV show? I wonder what prompted that host to do that? I don’t think this is paid promotion is it? I know he is a fan but that is really nice. More exposure for Adam in Britain so it sure can’t hurt.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just you Studio, lol. I was thinking the same thing. It is amazing that even Adam grocery shopping is news after so much time.

  • Anonymous

    And speaking of those shopping pics, Adam looks amazing. I love his Glam looks but he is seriously a good looking man without the makeup. He looks young but at the same time more mature and self assured. Just plain hot.

  • Anonymous

    Seems  a bit speciest to guage what the “big stories” are about an individual predicated upon one solitary article.

  • Leandro Cardim Da Silva

    Are Haley and Stefano aware that James has officially announced them as a couple? lol. James has no filters and I love it!

  • Anonymous

    It’s that damn nose. There is somethig about that nose, lol. And yeah, I’m on team no makeup too ( but I think it’s fun for shows).

  • Anonymous

    yeah I want to know about the Chart Show too. They were tweeting about editing it for tv last week. I have no idea what kind of show it is.

  • Anonymous

    ITA, too!  As an Adam fan, I’ve been so thrilled that he regularly attracts media attention — even though FYE was released over two years ago, Adam has consistently stayed in the public eye.  A couple of those instances have been for negative reasons, but the vast majority have been for good things, such as charity endeavors, awards, big ticket one-off performances, collaborations with major artists, etc., or for plain and simple human interest purposes, such as for shopping at a grocery store or enjoying date night out at the movies or a club.  Those tabloid articles, however goofy they may be, have helped keep Adam in view throughout the entire time between FYE and his upcoming release.  I think it’s so cool that Adam is still so intriguing to the media.  

  • GS61

    For someone without much of A filter, James has kept quiet about this for a long time, I’m impressed.
    That lady I met at the AI concert, the one who took her picture with Haley and Stefano on the beach in AC told us James came down from the Hotel to give Stefano something on the beach while she was with Haley and Stefano.  So he’s known since August and hadn’t spilt the beans til now!
    Hope he had their permission lol.

  • Whiskey

    Not sure if it’s syndicated UK TV show but maybe we’ll get more info from the UK fans.

    I did found this:

    The Chart Show is one of the most iconic brands in British music. The
    channel plays an exciting mixture from many different charts – singles, album, urban, dance, rock, airplay and download!!/chartshowtv?sk=wall

  • Anonymous

    Uh Oh   – lol!

  • Anonymous

    Hey ya know? Think it’s awesome that Scotty went platinum and that the announcement went out today.

    His going platinum doesn’t diminish any other Idol’s accomplishments. And I’ll just leave it at that.

  • Anonymous

    Yes – that nose – mentioned this before – the bridge is wide and the tip narrow – the reverse of practically the rest of the human race.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Oh, the nose. That picture where he is looking straight at the camera, gaaaagh. It’s the unusually wide bridge and the finely sculpted nostrils, it’s a fucking amazing nose!

  • Anonymous

    Ha, jinx!

  • Whiskey

    Neither do I but I think it’s amazing his label is still making money of his FYE products. I wish I knew how it all works and if Adam gets any % out of it but they must be thrilled. 

  • Anonymous

    The host said he was editing the GNT vid so it sounds like he is only going to show highlights. The whole thing is incredible though so I wonder what he will show. I am sure there will be away for US fans to watch it right? I am kind of excited about this now as it sounds like this show is well known.

  • Anonymous

    That is too funny that James out-ing Stefano and Haley at around minute 1.45.

  • Anonymous

    Remember the RS article where the gal interviewer mentioned “his patrician features.”   Definitely.   Beautiful profile.  

  • Anonymous

    this isnt really news but i just saw antonella barbra from season 6 on fear factor lol.

  • Anonymous

    Happy that Stefano & Haley was announced as a couple.

    I thought Idol contestants used to have contracts where you cannot date another contestant until 6 months after the finale. Has this stopped? It’s implied by James that they have been a couple for a while. Unless the attraction was there & they had to wait until the 6 month contract people is over.

  • cwm

    Here is another hilarious account of Adam’s Whole Foods shopping trip. In cartoon! So true!! LOL

  • Whiskey

    A little off topic but check out this amazing art work by a Christina Aguilera/Adam fan.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt Haley and Stefano planned to be ‘outed’ by James.  I wonder how their management will take the news, especially for Stefano who has shown he will play the physical charisma card to push his career forward.  He already is a polarizing personality, so …. curious how this will play out

    Haley, while playing the sex kitten role for her performances, has more going for her than looks.  Many of her fans were already sold on her musical talent.  Her looks is just the cherry on top.

  • Anonymous

    As far as anyone wondering if James had Haley and Stefano’s permission to out them as a couple, I’m thinking if they went to the wedding together as a couple, they must have known it would get out.  After all, the photographer also put a comment under their picture referring to them as a cute couple and People Magazine was covering the wedding.  I think maybe they are ready to make it official finally.  Yay!

  • Anonymous

    I agree they probably didn’t plan to be outed by James. I’m just questioning whether Idol still has in there contracts that Idols aren’t allowed to date until 6 months after the finale? I remember Blake Lewis waited until the contract ended to date Haley Scarnato in his season. I wonder with Interscope as the management do they not have this stipulation anymore?

  • Anonymous

    That is so cute, I can actually imagine people actually doing that.

    I have to take one moment to say this “ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!”. A great day for Alabama, we kicked the Tigers ass! National Champions twice in the last three years. 

  • sdmama

    Congrats to Scotty and AI producers who knew what they were doing.  I didn’t get why they were pushing him to us so hard, but here we are. I think it is amazing that it became platinum so fast in 2012. He sure proved that American Idol is still relevant, at least to my eyes. Casey being signed is another pat on the shoulder for the last season. Nice! They surely picked the right kids. 

    Too bad they didn’t do that for judges. Maybe the difference between Voice and Idol is “who are interesting: Contestants or judges?”

  • Anonymous

    That’s really cool for Scotty. His music isn’t my thing, but he genuinely has a very good voice. And I think it’s kind of sweet that he’s so determined to really experience his last year of high school. :) 

    Adam looks beautiful in those pictures. I agree with what some other people said, it’s cool to see that interest in him and his music (the “most anticipated” lists for the album, the single getting great reviews, all that).

  • Diana

    Awesome for Scotty. I didn’t buy his album (not a country fan) but I think he has a wonderful voice and I think it’s great that his album went platinum already.

    Kris Allen just tweeted something that I think might be new song lyrics: “I don’t wanna believe that love is just a dream and now we’re wakin up.”

  • Aden

    @studio57:disqus  ”
    Idk, it may be just me but I think it’s cool the press still cares about Adam 2 1/2 years after his album came out. And selling over 1 million albums all around the world is as impressive as being limited to the states/ idol bubble. But like I said, it’s prolly just me :) ”


    Also, I’m happy for Scotty making his album platinum in such a short time.  How can anyone hate Scotty?  He is a perfect cookie cuter boy who represents what America stands for!

    In conclusion, I add this beautiful quote from Steve Jobs:  “Art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.”

  • Anonymous

    He sent that tweet right after one about working on a song, so I think you’re right about it being lyrics.  Yay for Kris finally spilling something other than cryptic pictures of computer screens!  :)

    Kris Allen: Workin on a vibey one today.
    23 minutes ago

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m a casual Haley fan, and tbh I really don’t care very much about her private life.  As long as any guy she dates isn’t abusive or a criminal of some kind, I’m fine.

  • Eric Ascher

    Kelly clarkson was at Sony’s CES keynote.

  • ronnie

    First US platinum album since David Cook!  Way to go!

    I love Daniel Radcliffe but the boy can’t sing, I thought his previews were terrible, I am not surprised that Darren is outselling him, I don’t think Darren is more popular, I just think he can sing better and people were more responsive to that.

  • shamrock

    I’m just questioning whether Idol still has in there contracts that
    Idols aren’t allowed to date until 6 months after the finale?

    Really? How strange… LOL. Where there given any reasons?

    In the German Idol version they would probably put it into their contracts that they have to date each other, if they saw chance getting through with it. LOL.

    They always milk it to the nth degree if they find a couple among the alums, and it’s pretty annoying, actually (unless you are a squeeing tween). You start to hate dislike people you found acceptable before, just because they get shoved up your nose all the time. :rolls eyes:

    But then the German version became such a trash show; it’s really a shame as the first 4-5 seasons were showing really great talent. :(

    I prefer the Stefano/Haley way, you keep it under the radar, and when you are ready you go together to visit family at get pictured at a wedding. ;)