Idol Headlines for 03/22/12 – The Evening Edition

American Idol: We Don’t Need a Makeover! – Backstage after the show, several contestants admitted that while the designer’s advice was much appreciated, implementing it just didn’t feel right. “Fashion-wise, he was trying to put me in something that wasn’t me,” said Heejun Han, who while on stage ripped off a black tuxedo jacket to reveal a bright red shirt layered under a t-shirt. “I just didn’t like it. This is who I am, what I am wearing today, and I’m happy with it.” Brackensick, who received suggestions about creating an “enhanced look” using studded clothing and sequined sleeves, politely listened to the advice but decided to do his own thing. “I was really happy that they were just suggestions,” he said. “It was really out there and it really wasn’t me at all. I had to feel comfortable.” – Read more at TV Guide

‘American Idol’s’ Colton Dixon to Ryan Seacrest: ‘Watch it’ with the results night fake-outs – Dixon tells Zap2it that the “Idol” host better not try any funny business when it’s time to read the Top 10 results. After last week, he can’t take it anymore. “Okay, this is the third time he’s juked me out, and juked me out bad. If he does it again, I will choke the guy on stage,” he tells Zap2it with a smile. (Colton’s a lover, not a fighter. He was joking. We are certain he will not inflict violence on America’s favorite talent show host.) – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Had Joshua Ledet Really Never Heard of Billy Joel Before? Did Tommy Hilfiger Take Skylar Laine’s Boots Away? – Had Josh Ledet really never heard of Billy Joel’s music before? “I honestly never heard of Billy Joel,” last week’s frontrunner tells THR. “I didn’t know anything about him. The songs were totally not my style and genre, so hard to choose. It was just a tough week for me.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Catch Up With Haley Reinhart – In this exclusive, Season 10 Finalist Haley Reinhart chats about her new single, selecting her band members, and more! – Watch the video at

‘American Idol’ Top 10 welcome Haley Reinhart back to the ‘Idol’ stage – DeAndre Brackensick is looking forward to reuniting with Reinhart, whom he got friendly with during the Season 10 audition process. “I was a really big fan of hers. That was my season last year too, because I got cut at the top 40, so I got a chance to know her and she was really, really cool. I love her music. I wanted her to win last year. I was rooting for her the whole way!” “Hopefully she remembers me,” he adds. – Read more at Zap2it

Haley Reinhart Talks Returning to American Idol, Her 90210 Guest Spot and…Becoming Angelina Jolie?! – You’re performing on Idol tonight. How does it feel to be back? It is crazy! It feels so long ago and it feels like yesterday at the same time. I haven’t gone back to the studio, like CBS and everything, once. I can’t even tell all the emotions I’m going to be feeling, but I know I’m going to run into all these familiar smiling faces. I can’t wait for that reunion. That’s like family right there. Read more at EOnline

Interscope Records Debuts Facebook Campaign for Haley Reinhart’s Return to American Idol Stage – LOS ANGELES, Mar 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Interscope Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is kicking off a partnership with social commerce startup, Moontoast, by launching a Facebook campaign for American Idol Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart’s return to the Idol stage this Thursday, March 22nd where she will perform her single “Free.” Reinhart’s debut album Listen Up! will be released May 22nd and will be available for pre-order on Facebook using Moontoast’s Social Store at before, during, and after the Idol performance, enabling fans to purchase directly from within the social network, and share the offer with friends. – Read more at Market Watch

Fantasia Desperate To Get Close To Baby Daddy’s Family: ‘They Don’t Like Her,’ Says Pal – Fantasia Barrino is desperate to make it work with baby daddy Antwaun Cook and has exclusively learned the singer is green with envy when it comes to his ex’s relationship with his family.
“Fantasia thought that having a baby with Antwaun would solidify them as a family and she’s really been trying to build relationships with his family, especially his mother,” a source close to the situation told us. “But his family just doesn’t like her and nothing is going to change that.” – Read more at RadarOnline

Glee Exclusive: Fox Exec Touts ‘Powerful Finale’ That Will Set Up ‘Exciting, Consistent’ Season 4 – Walden added that the final batch of episodes are “emotional” and “funny,” and set the stage for “a very powerful finale when viewers get to see what’s on the horizon for all of these characters that people love so deeply. We’re [building to] a very exciting launch into next season.” On the topic of Season 4, Walden declined to discuss what Glee‘s post-graduation universe would look like — or which members of the current cast would be populating it. But she assured fans that, when the dust settles, the show will still feel like Glee. – Read more at TVLine

Fergie Shoots Down ‘X Factor’ Rumors – “I have no idea how this keeps coming back, it’s crazy!” she told MTV News on Thursday (March 22) at the Voli Light Vodka Brunch in New York. “I know that my managers and agents have been in touch with the ‘X Factor’ both last season and this season, but both times it’s not the right time.” “I can’t commit all the energy that these contestants deserve,” Fergie said. “This is their career, and right now, I’ve got different plants in my garden that are going on, and that’s a really big tree that would take a lot of nurturing and energy. It’s just not the right time right now.” – Read more at MTV

Whitney Houston Died from Accidental Drowning – Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was due to accidental drowning, a source close to the investigation tells PEOPLE. The singer, 48, was also found to have cocaine in her system at the time of her death, the source confirms. Contributing factors of her death included heart disease and cocaine use, an investigation found. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed the news Thursday after PEOPLE reported the findings. The report also found that Houston had marijuana, Benadryl and other medication in her system. – Read more at People

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  • Anonymous

    Forget this contest!  I am just really looking forward to seeing Haley!  Woo-woo!

  • larc

    Is Fantasia totally nuts?  I’m starting to wonder if she planned her last pregnancy as an attempt at entrapment.  And she wonders why his family doesn’t like her?  I don’t like what she’s become very much myself.  She should get real!

  • Anonymous

    No wonder Whitney died, with all of that crap in her system.

    As for Heejun and others saying that don’t need a makeover, hate to tell him they do. This group has to be the homeliest looking top ten they ever had. They might not need Tommy’s fashion, but they need somebody to update their looks, including getting rid of some ugly hairstyles.

  • sweetmm

    I dreaded the thought that we gonna see Erika & Elise in the bottom 3 today :(

  • Anonymous

    Did Haley’s interview with Ryan ever actually air on KIIS-FM this morning? I was listening to the station and I never heard it. I saw 19News tweeted a link to the podcast, but the only person I heard Ryan interview on air today was the actress from The Hunger Games

  • Pam

    LINK to Haley’s interview with Ryan

  • Miss Chaos

    I kinda think the group in a whole are nice looking except for a couple, that probably will wind up in the bottom 2.  I wont say who I think they are tho.  Maybe the clothes could be a little better, but Tommy H, style, nono, did you see the commerical during the show with a guy wearing long pastel checkered pants? OMG were they ugly.  Thank you  DEeAndre, Heejun, PP, and who ever else stood up for themselves about their outfits.  You cant Tommy H everyone.  And I still hate the black hairdo on Erika, the cut was awful.
    They need to save money and get rid of Tommy.
    I really dont think the help they are trying to give the kids is helping, they know who they are, they do have brains ya know.  Thankfully some of them stood up for themselves, which with all the stress of the show they shouldnt have too!!!

  • ronnie

    They probably paid a fortune for Tommy to be there and he’s been totally useless, I don’t see them taking his advice for the rest of the season either.  He seemed like he didn’t really watch this show, though- no one is not going to vote for Philip over what he wears, Tommy seemed clueless about how the show actually works.

  • Lexie

    Scotty’s team has been announcing solo shows in addition to the Brad tour…this one’s right up his alley, he’ll be playing after an Atlanta Braves game:)

  • MissMyEm

    Just because Tommy Hilfiger got his wealth in fashion, doesn’t necessarily mean he has taste.   His take on what type of fashion makes a star is a general subjective comment and I’ve seen plenty of stars who probably don’t own one Tommy Hilfiger costume.

  • Axxxel

    Glee: seeing is believing…just want to see the series and form an opinion afterwards.

  • too-cool-for-school

    Whatever Hilfiger said about Phillip not appealing to people based on his style (not a direct quote but something to that effect) showed how insanely out of touch he is.

    No one cares, Tommy! And if they do care, they LIKE how he isn’t obsessed with his appearance and is just about the music. Crawl back into your elitist fashion realm, please. :/

  • MissMyEm

     LOL I so agree.  That remark about people not voting for Phillip because of his outfit…was ludicous.

  • Enough already!

    Every time a contestant on any of these shows comes on stage, it’s a turkey shoot as to whether they will look like rock/pop stars or prom dates.    Style is a personal taste that is learned and obviously everyone’s personal taste is up for debate by a viewing audience.    

  • Anonymous

    Philip dresses pretty much exactly like the last 3 Idol winners did when they were on the show (and still do, for the most part)– something that Tommy Hilfiger evidently has no clue about

  • Anonymous

    Actually if you really check out what Kris and Scotty wore, they often dressed nicely, and maybe Lee did too but I don’t really remember. Kris may have worn a plaid shirt – I think, once or twice – but he looked good in a black t shirt, a suit, cadet jacket, whatever. I remember this. Phil is like, the guy in the flannel shirt.

  • Anonymous

    The stylist said that Kris was one of the most difficult people to style because he was so stubborn. He didn’t want to wear anything besides jeans, henleys or t-shirts and sneakers. Which is basically what he still wears 3 years later. He got dressed up a few times, sure,, but he basically remained a jeans and t-shirt guy. Which is what P-squared will remain, even if he dresses up on a week or two during his run on the show

  • NFLRocks

    Damn it, damn it, damn it!  I want to rip that smug look off of Heejun’s face.  Deandre at least wants to win.  Heejun is just making a mockery of the whole thing.  Perhaps someone should tell him the Worster vote will only get him so far.  

  • NFLRocks

    Don’t bite the hand that feeds, Heejun.  

  • Anonymous

    in my opinion Kris dressed up much more nicely in his season than P2

  • Diana

    Kris did adjust his look – when he started on the show (and pre-Idol), his clothes tended to be loose and baggy. Now, even on his own time, he seems to like wearing the tighter jeans and shirts a lot more often. So, it was a more subtle adjustment with Kris but his style definitely changed during/after the show toward a more form-fitting and sexy look.

    I think that a lot of the people on the show don’t need radical changes, but maybe small tweaks like Kris did would be helpful for them.

  • Anonymous

    Adamofficial added the new song snippets to Adam’s soundcloud. They sound even better and there are no breaks.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with Kris clothing changes. Thank you for more form fitting clothes on Kris.
    Sometimes I have a nightmare on the clothes he was wearing during Hollywood’s White Chocolate. Heh.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really notice much what the guys wear on the show. But the girls! Every night (performance and results) I’m groaning in disbelief at a series of appalling outfits that are too princessy, too mumsy or too casual and which unerringly highlight each girl’s individual figure flaws.
    This has nothing to do with Hilfiger’s pretentious idea of creating an ‘image’ as a performer, and everything to do with wearing flattering outfits that create a sense of individual style that fits one’s personality. (My employer is introducing a compulsory work wardrobe this year, and I feel resentful that my sense of self will be eroded by having to wear clothes every day that don’t suit me. So yeah, I’m feeling sorry for myself.)
    With the style advice the contestants presumably have at their disposal, it boggles my mind that the girls always look so much less than their best.

  • TylerWV

    Skylar’s outfit was hideous.  Even a size 1 wouldve looked like she had thunder thighs in that awful dress.

  • Anonymous

    He definitely did. As did Scotty. P2 is post-grunge in style, that was not ever Kris’s style. I mean I don’t expect any Japanese magazines to feature P2 as a style icon (as they have Kris) unless he changes it up quite a bit.