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

David Archuleta tweets, “Landed safely! Hellooo Manila!!! And thanks for the warm welcome!!”

Kellie Pickler performs today at the Consumer Electronics Show Sony booth at 4:15 PM. More information HERE.

Steven Tyler, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson will guest on the Tonight Show on Friday 1/20. The musical guest is Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Randy Jackson.

Joe Wesley Photography w/ Syesha Mercado II

Watch exclusive behind the scene footage of Joe Wesley as he shoots Syesha Mercado in a beautiful Miami Loft. for more info.

Chris Rene – Less than a year ago, then 28-year-old Santa Cruz native Chris Rene was collecting trash for a living and battling a drug and alcohol addiction. Today, exactly three weeks after taking third on the first season of FOX’s The X Factor, Rene is at the top of the iTunes charts, nearing a record deal, designing a fashion line, and just over 11 months sober. Motivated by fellow Santa Cruz musician James Durbin’s rise to the top on American Idol, the rapper/songwriter worked up the courage to audition for The X Factor back in September. It was there that Rene touched the heart of America with his original rap song “Young Homie,” and his inspiring story. Read more at Good Times.

Drew Ryniewicz Honored With the Key to the Chino Valley – Drew, who won the hearts of those in Chino Valley, is honored at the Town Council meeting. Drew Ryniewicz is in the spotlight yet once again, this time in Chino Valley, where the Town Council honored her with a special proclamation and the “key to the City”. See the Photo at Prescott News

Glee’s Lea Michele Is a Candie’s Girl! Stylish Star Named New Spokeswoman – Glee’s resident red carpet diva is about to profit from her increasingly cooed-over sartorial style, as E! News has exclusively learned that Lea Michele has been named the newest spokeswoman for Candie’s. “Lea’s fans are the same as Candie’s fans,” an insider for the fashion brand told E! News. Read more at EOnline

Jennifer Lopez Asked To Renounce Fiat Relationship Due To Terrorist Ties – In an open letter released Thursday, the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) group told Lopez, “By endorsing Fiat, you are serving as a spokesperson for a company that freely does business with a regime that is developing an illegal nuclear weapons program, financing and sponsoring terrorist groups including al-Qaeda, has killed American and NATO soliders and is recognized as one of the world’s leading human rights violators.” A Fiat subsidiary called Iveco sells and distributes trucks in Iran, a portion of which have reportedly been used as a means to relocate missiles and to “stage gruesome public executions.” – Read more at Huffington Post

  • Anonymous

    aunt_deen

    #Yay! @adamlambert and @KrisAllen were just part of a “celebrity roommates” segment on E!

  • Leandro Cardim Da Silva

    “What is it like going from performing at a place like The Catalyst to performing in front of a huge live audience?
    From performing at The Blue Lagoon and The Catalyst, like clubs and bars, to performing in front of Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger, and Paula Abdul, and a live audience, and  millions of people on TV … the difference is: it’s two separate worlds. It’s incredible, ‘cause when I was doing the smaller shows, I was trying to reach everyone, even people who weren’t there. So being at The X Factor, I had to do the same thing, but I just had to be myself—the difference is a whole other world. I think that’s how I’d explain it—incredible. That’s mind-blowing stuff right there.”

    That answer just doesn’t make any sense. LOL. but I like Chris. He was the only one who wasn’t boring in X-Factor.

  • Jean Richard

    Season 8 American Idol winner tweeted Scotty his congratulations this morning:@KrisAllen Congrats @ScottyMcCreery on goin platinum! Very cool man. Not an easy thing to do these days

    Kris is such a sweetie!

  • Anonymous

    Scotty has finished his set & The Band Perry is now on. It sounds like from Twitter he killed it! Even non-fans, were very positive & seemed impressed.

  • Moria Polonius

    Do artists ever drop lucrative endorsements because some organisation asks nicely? 

  • djafan

    David A Manila arrival video taken of ustream.  WOW.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WS9vYxRDodg

  • djafan

    David A Manila arrival video taken of ustream.  WOW.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WS9vYxRDodg

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    People tweeted that every seat was filled for Scotty…the opening act…and singing along with the words:)  The show a sell out and people lined up outside trying to get tickets:))

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    People tweeted that every seat was filled for Scotty…the opening act…and singing along with the words:)  The show a sell out and people lined up outside trying to get tickets:))

  • Anonymous

    KrisAllen

    #Remembering #Haiti today. 2 years later, check out @unfoundationâ??s PHOTOS &VIDEO of #UN progress. Watch & share! http://bit.ly/xmDeWE

  • Anonymous

    Here is Kris’s Lyric of the Day tweet ! :)

    KrisAllen

    #”maybe I should wear a warning that says there is danger if you ever get to close to me.”

  • Anonymous

    That was some welcome David A. received in the Philippines.  They are pretty crazy for him over there.  He handled it all in his usual humble way.  He must have been exhausted, but he was so kind and respectful to all.  Everyone wanted their picture taken with him…the press, the airport staff, of course his co-stars who went their to meet him, and I don’t have a clue who all those other people were.  There were hundreds draped all over the lobby.  They had some amazing signs.

  • Anonymous

    Chris Rene. Fashion line.  Head asploding ;)

  • Anonymous

    They will if the backlash & stain on their image is too great and may impact their future.

  • Anonymous

    What charts is Chris Rene on?  I can’t find him on Overall or Rap.

  • Kitwana

    djafan, that ustream video was so clear, wow!  It’s always great to see the incredible support David gets from the fans in the Philippines.  The reporters seem to be David’s biggest fans though.  I just can’t see American reporters asking for photos after an interview like the Filipino reporters did.  And his two young co-stars also seem like fans.  I think David is going to have so much fun in Manila over the next few weeks.  

  • Moria Polonius

    Somehow I doubt this is the case with JLo and Fiat… Any famous examples, for curiosity’s sake?

  • Anonymous

    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  This Fiat business is probably one of those deals.   Doubt they put a disclaimer in small print that Jlo might be doing business with terrorists.  Being duped likely not her fault.   Doing a paid commercial during the AMA’s not so much.  

  • Moria Polonius

    Sorry, but doing business with Iran doesn’t equal doing business with terrorists,  no matter what American government and extremists would like people to think.  It’s doing bussiness.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNNSMKMTLXZNINX3B5QQCMEBOM Virtue

    I can’t wait to see what David Archuleta’s and the two princesses mini-series will be about. I hope David will sing in every show.

  • Anonymous

    Leandro -
    you are right….those words from Chris are so circular………hey….I bet he and Paula had some interesting conversations :p

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward to the Scotty videos that MJ will undoubtedly post tomorrow. :-)

  • Anonymous

    his song has fallen out of the Top 1000 on the overall iTunes chart. Haven’t looked to see if it is on the rap chart or not

  • Anonymous

    So Chris Rene thought all the previous American Idols (or Idol shows) were too cheesy, and that’s why he never tried out for American Idol?  Well I hope he can enjoy the same success as some of those Idols have.  And I also hope he realizes the X-Factor is every bit, if not more cheesy than American Idol.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    And James on Conan too. I have to go to bed – it’s on at midnight here.

  • Anonymous
  • hoa_teca

    A very good review of Brad’s first concert day (mentioning Scotty a lot): http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/01/scotty_mccreery_fans_scream_on.html

  • Anonymous

    looks like the reviwer forgot and Perry was there, too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/masewallace Mase Wallace

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    IMO on the cheesy scale X-factor beats idol by a lot.  X-factor gave me more respect for Idol. 

  • Chrissie H

    So nice to see Scotty´s songs being used like here dancing to WMNOYH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82YYcXq-EPU&feature=player_embedded

    and even in Denmark  the Big song is used as a birthday card 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYAPVMJT4uE&lc=f16IAnBVghvI66FFdYPz3xsK30sKwyb5TNjnaj1QAeU&context=C337ae6fADOEg  

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    At the TV5 press conference today (Manila), David A. said that he planned to continue doing music the rest of his life. He also said the he wants to release new music while he’s away and is already planning some projects for when he gets back.  @ 7:00 and 26:34 marks. http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/19730053

  • Anonymous

    Video: 
    E ! was referring to famous celebrities who have been roommates once upon a time, and they mentioned Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5JXOFMe6J4 
    via SnapCracklyPop 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol  The X-Factor was way more cheesy than Idol.

  • fuzzywuzzy
  • koshka

    “So Chris Rene thought all the previous American Idols (or Idol shows) were too cheesy, and that’s why he never tried out for American Idol?  Well I hope he can enjoy the same success as some of those Idols have.  And I also hope he realizes the X-Factor is every bit, if not more cheesy than American Idol”

    More cheesy No! More puritanical YES!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

    The other review is still there and you missed this gem:))

    The review actually starts with, “Is Scotty McCreery Brad Paisley’s Love Child?”  And then later it’s explained:))

    But back to the question of Scotty McCreery’s parentage. During the
    razor-sharp parody “Celebrity,” film, the huge backdrop had fake tabloid
    headlines splashed across the screen. “Is Scotty McCreery Brad
    Paisley’s Love Child?” one of the headlines blared. The song is funny by
    itself — a skewering yet fun look at pop culture — but with the video
    it’s hilarious.

  • Kirsten

    So Chris Rene thought all the previous American Idols (or Idol
    shows) were too cheesy, and that’s why he never tried out for American
    Idol?

    I don’t mean to be indelicate, but could Chris have tried out for any previous seasons of American Idol? Sounds like he tried out for the first singing competition show that rolled into town after he got sober (wasn’t he 78 days sober when the live audition happened which means he was even fewer days sober when he hit the initial screening auditions). 

    As for Idol being too cheesy…X-Factor is like that cheese you buy in a can and spray on a cracker.

    X-Factor US tour has been canceled:

    I was wondering about that. The UK XF tours to great results. Josh is happy about that because he wants to get some music out. I wonder if they’ll allow Josh to get music out before Melanie. They’ve let Astro do it. In any event, it’s too bad for those who don’t get contracts because the tours generally provide a nice nest egg. I guess Simon couldn’t figure out how to get 129 dancers and 14 thousand pounds of confetti on tour for a reasonable price.

  • Kitwana

    Goboywonder: The most interesting tidbit from the press conference (I’m getting this from a few David A fansites because I have not had a chance to listen to the 30 minute press conference) is that he said that he made the decision to go on a mission 2 years ago but that contractual obligations prevented him from going at that time. I have always been a bit surprised as to why he did not accept the offer Jive made or accept other label offers after he left Jive in early 2011. Maybe he wanted to make sure there was no obstacle to going on a mission in 2012. I suspect that many of his decisions the past two years (personal and professional) have been driven by a desire to remain eligible to serve a mission. I really hope a good U.S. interview does a thorough interview with David before his mission to cover some of the topics covered on the press conference. Where is Shirley Halperin?

  • mchcat

    I love You this Big from Scotty is on the fansofscotty website – he looks like he was having such a good time. ALso Brad Paisley has caught Scotty fever from which there is no cure

  • http://twitter.com/ScottyHaleyFan Maria Romeo

    Chris Rene is toping the charts???  with what music?  his crappy x factor perfromances??  HA

  • Anonymous

    “So Chris Rene thought all the previous American Idols (or Idol
    shows) were too cheesy, and that’s why he never tried out for American
    Idol?  Well I hope he can enjoy the same success as some of those Idols
    have.  And I also hope he realizes the X-Factor is every bit, if not
    more cheesy than American Idol”

    Maybe he just doesn’t like real cheese, but is okay with spray-can cheese and Velveeta.

    Seriously.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    I also think that’s why he didn’t accept any of labels’ offers.  I think it’s a shame that David has to go Asia to get really good interviews. But the Asian media respects him and takes him seriously.