American Idol Headlines for 04/25/12 - The Evening Edition

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Phillip Phillips Is “Definitely Hurting,” Says Colton Dixon – Phillip’s buddy Colton Dixon confirms to ABC News Radio that Phillip is suffering, but he’s being a trouper about it. “Phillip’s had [a] rough go,” Colton tells ABC News Radio. “He’s had some trouble with his kidney or whatever and I’ve gotta give him props for it ’cause he’s always professional about it…he never lets you know about it.” Colton, who says that Phillip is “definitely hurting,” adds, “I almost wish he would let me know something so I can, you know, help him out if I can…he’s still giving it his best or as much as he can on the competition.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

Carrie Underwood will do a Live Q&A with Billboard Magazine – Before Underwood’s hotly anticipated new album is released, she’ll sit down with Billboard for a Live Q&A on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 pm EST. She’ll be answering fan questions live on camera, so tweet what you want to know to @Billboard using the hashtag #bbcarrie. And stay tuned to this page on April 27 to watch the Live Q&A right here. – Read more at Billboard.com

‘American Idol’ vs. ‘The Voice’: A Social-TV Scorecard – The Season 11 premiere of “Idol” had 39% more social activity, as measured by Trendrr, than the Season 2 premiere of “The Voice.” Trendrr tracks conversations on Twitter and Facebook, as well as GetGlue and Miso check-ins. Looking at their entire seasons so far, though, “The Voice” has been averaging 21% more social activity per episode than “Idol.” – Read more at Ad Age

World Malaria Day: The Faces Behind The Numbers by Katharine McPhee – I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can’t save the world, I can help save one life. I got more excited — and nervous (mainly because I don’t love to fly) — as the big day approached. The travel doctor loaded us up on vaccinations; I think I got seven shots in all. There were Band-Aids up and down both arms, and she prescribed anti-malaria medication.- Read more at Huffington Post

Stefano Langone, “I’m n A Roll”

Behind the scenes of Stefano’s “I’m On a Roll” video shoot. Casey Abrams makes a special appearance.

Kelly Clarkson: From ‘American Idol’ to ‘The Voice’ to ‘Duets’ – ‘I’m super proud’ – “It’s been a misunderstanding that everybody always thinks I’m trying to get away” from such contests, the friendly Clarkson tells Zap2it. “I’m super-proud of how I got in the business, especially a business where there’s a lack of funds there used to be. There’s no artist development anymore; if you don’t make it right off the bat with a No. 1 hit, labels drop you. “I don’t think that; I know that,” Clarkson insists. “I have friends that’s happened to. This is a great way to get into the business. You’re on national television and you’re in people’s houses, and if people like you, you have a fan base even before you have a record out.” – Read more at Zap2it

Carrie Underwood on Having Kids, Marriage and Her ‘Emotional’ New Single – She’s had more success than she’d ever dreamed of, but at 29, country sensation Carrie Underwood is grappling with the same question every career-driven woman considers: When is the right time to start a family? “To be honest, one day I’m absolutely fine and happy and, you know, start legitimately thinking about the idea of having kids, and the other day, I’m like ‘oh gosh, no, no, what?’ I can barely keep my own schedule straight,” said Underwood, who married pro hockey player Mike Fisher in 2010. – Read more at ABC News

Scotty McCreery is a little bit pitchy – In one year, Scotty McCreery went from country-music-listening high school ballplayer to reigning “America Idol” touring with Brad Paisley. But the 18-year-old still feels at home on the mound, so after missing the 2011 season, he returned to Garnet Magnet High School in North Carolina for earn back a pitching spot for his senior year. And he’s off to a stolid start, with 1.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts in nine innings through April 17. The country crooner slash curveball ace gave Playbook a glimpse of his new life. – Read more at ESPN

Ryan Seacrest: 5 Things I Learned From Dick Clark – When I was a kid, I would study his ease and comfort in front of the camera on American Bandstand. He made it look so easy! It was only later that I learned just how hard it is to be in front of the camera and to maintain your cool. Even after my nearly 15 years on TV, I still marvel at Dick’s skill and flair and find it beyond surreal to be even mentioned in the same sentence as him the past few days. I don’t know if I’ll ever be as good as he was, but I will definitely try. All I do know right now is that I am still striving to be “Dick Clark cool.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Modern Family’ stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen to host Billboard Music Awards — EXCLUSIVE – The Billboard Music Awards is adding a Modern touch for this year’s ceremony. EW has learned exclusively that Emmy Award-winning pair Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, best known as Claire and Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, will host the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on May 20. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘The Voice’s’ Carson Daly on Tony Lucca’s Performance, Christina Aguilera’s New Look and Britney Spears’ ‘X Factor’ Spot – “From where I’m sitting and I know Tony well, Peter Gabriel didn’t quite work out for him,” he added. “I think he needed to come back last night with a home run or he faced instant elimination so it was really, really gutsy to do that Britney Spears cover.” He added that when they watched Lucca perform the song in rehearsal, he thought, “this is either gonna kill or this is gonna bomb and Christina’s going to rip him the new one.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Lindsay Lohan Late for ‘Glee’ After a Night Out – Lindsay Lohan was late this morning for her guest appearance on “Glee” … following a night out on the town. Coincidence? Dot Marie Jones — who plays Coach Beiste on the show — tweeted, “Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool! I’d rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late!” Dot didn’t say who was late, but we’ve confirmed the person MIA was LiLo. – Read more at TMZ

Chris Colfer on Struck By Lightning, His Future on Glee, and Wanting the Rights to Candy Land – Colfer chatted with Vulture about his own literary high school experiences, his future on Glee, and why he’ll be auditioning for an Adam Sandler movie soon. – Read more at Vulture.com

 
  • Anonymous

    Phillip :(  Lots of prayers headed your way. 

  • http://twitter.com/youtweetmetoo it’s me

    WTG Katharine!  it’s nice that you are taking the time to help fight Malaria!  and to use your own money to build a school in Africa – how generous you are!  keep up the good work!

  • http://www.twitter.com/slimymeatballs Nick

    It really is almost like Lindsay Lohan is just mentally not there sometimes. Seriously? If I had a reputation like hers, I would NEVER be late, NEVER be a diva, and ALWAYS work as hard as possible to fight the negative view people had of me. But Lindsay either just genuinely doesn’t get it, or genuinely doesn’t give a s***. If only she knew how easy it would be for her to pull out a big “comeback” if she’d just start putting some actual effort into her work and start acting somewhat like a responsible adult. 

  • windmills

    New pic of Carrie at a VitaminWater photoshoot via Us Weekly.

    More video and quotes from Carrie’s Nightline interview via ABC News.

    Carrie’s going to do a live Billboard Q&A Friday at 2:30 PM Eastern time:

    Before Underwood’s hotly anticipated new album is released, she’ll sit down with Billboard for a Live Q&A on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 pm EST. She’ll be answering fan questions live on camera, so tweet what you want to know to @Billboard using the hashtag #bbcarrie. And stay tuned to this page on April 27 to watch the Live Q&A right here.

    Carrie comments in an AP article about the support the Preds have been getting from country stars:

    Underwood told the AP she knows exactly what she’ll do if the Predators advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

    ”I would start canceling stuff,” Underwood said. ”I’m not going to lie. I do NOT cancel things ever. We are always good about making plans, keeping plans and I don’t mind working so, but I would cancel things for the Stanley Cup.”

    Last but not least, Carrie mention in the new HDD Hits List

    Carrie Underwood: Arista Nashville Idol alum is no underdog as Blown Away prepares to do just that to the competition.

  • Anonymous

    Poor PP :( …. 

  • rayni

    mj – I loved your Best/Worst Queen performances at EW!  I had forgotten about some of them (Paris!) and some I’ll never forget (Pickler!) lol.

  • Anonymous

    Kris Allen – TVOL Remix EP coming soon. (Pre-order now)

    http://www.myplaydirect.com/kris-allen/the-vision-of-love-remixes/details/26813418?cid=lg:p2v&utm_medium=post&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=rca%20remix%20ep&utm_campaign=thank%20you%20camellia 

    You can also help pick the final two tracks by voting in the remix contest. The winner & runner-up will be included on the ep.

  • Anonymous

    I really find Colton pompous and shallow.  What do you mean by  “He’s had some trouble with his kidney or whatever”  Or Whatever??  Why in the world would he confide in someone who hasn’t even taken the time to find out what’s wrong with him?  Colton seems much more interesting talking about himself talking about Phillip’s condition than actually helping- why not do it when he was… you know.. actually seeing him?  I find it appalling. 

  • Anonymous

    Nigel may be hosting idol tonight lol

  • Anonymous

    I love that Clarkson came flat out and said why people still go on Idol:  The development system is broken otherwise and they want a shot at making a living.

    If every successful recording artist who took a swipe at Idol did half of what she’s done to promote new and unsigned artists in their own way, the need for these shows would disappear (although some people would still try out and/or tune in for the lulz).

  • too-cool-for-school

    Nigel may be hosting idol tonight lol

    Ohhh, dear. Lord help us.

  • Anonymous

    Uh?? :o 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but just like Colton, Lindsay L is on the guest list for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday, I hear. Apparently incompetence and irresponsibility turn into good things when they reach a certain level. To some people, at least. lol

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like Colton either, but in this case I think what he’s saying is that he doesn’t know what’s wrong with Phillip, just that he’s in a lot of pain.  The next quote has him saying that he wishes that Phillip would talk to him about it, so this isn’t a subject where the two of them have discussed the specifics of Phillip’s problem.

  • Anonymous

    Kris behind the scenes of his Thank You Camellia album photo shoot.

    http://bcove.me/eq7oitd2

  • Anonymous

    Now THAT would be interesting.

    It’s sort of amazing that Ryan has never missed a show before

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Pshawww, I loved Timmy’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. :D

  • Anonymous

    Lane Newland ? @LNEWLAND1
    With @HaleyReinhart today and now with @KrisAllen for a UMG Publishing performance. Busy day!

  • Anonymous

    yay! I hope Kris plays Out Alive for the UMG people — that has a ton of licensing potential. I know a lot of fans would love it if it was on the soundtrack for the next Hunger Games film, for instance (whih is a long shot, I know, but one can dream)

  • Anonymous

    New Kris photos uploaded to his press kit.

    http://www.rcamusicgrouppress.com/index.php?artist=Kris_Allen 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the link! Awesome photos of Kris for sure! I’ve always tried not to think of Kris as ‘hot’ but he is getting more and more irresistable and HOT lately that I can’t ignore anymore.. lol May be it has to do with his looking extremely confidence and yet at the same time joyful & playful!

  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous

    A poster for Jordin’s upcoming film Sparkle has been released .

    https://twitter.com/#!/JordinSparks/status/195330862030659584/photo/1

  • Anonymous

    Wasn’t sure where to post this but thought some might find it interesting.  I am from the area where Jermaine Jones is from, and tonight right after Idol he was on the local news saying that he told the producers of Idol everything about his prior legal troubles when he auditioned and they told him it was all fine as long as he was taking care of the things he needed to do (fines & court appearances) and he said he really thought they were all like family, but then they suddenly turned on him and booted him off the show.  He also said the stuff that was said about his father was totally untrue (I don’t even know what that stuff was).  He did go on to say that he is still grateful for being on Idol because there are a lot of people who have been really supportive of him having a singing career since he was on the show.  Also he said he is working on and recording a single that will be out soon and is giving a concert in Philadelphia soon.

  • Anonymous

    No offense to Jermaine, but it’s hard to believe the word of someone who has give false names to the police on more than one occasion, even though the things that he was being accused of weren’t that serious.  The producers of AI aren’t beyond doing skeevy things, but neither is he.

  • DragonFly

    All the write-ups from James concerts so far are “to be proud of” — this one especially good: 
    FMX 94.5 — (article title) Best In Show At X-Fest 9
    By: Rooster   2 days ago All 3 headlining bands at X-Fest gave everyone of us exactly what we wanted to see in a live show. But the man that impressed me beyond my expectations was James Durbin both on and off the stage.I had the opportunity to meet James Durbin along with my 14 year old sister. She loves her some James Durbin. From the moment that James and his tour manager came out he was very cool and professional. He knew how to handle himself in front of a 14 year old fan. But not just that when my bro and I came up to take our photo and visit a little bit he changed gears and was just like another bro, very cool cracking jokes and being very down to earth. James Durbin is a rockstar, the way they are suppose to act.I thank him for being very cool with my little sister and the other little ones that were there as well.If you missed James Durbin live for the after party then you missed one hell of a rock show. James Durbin owned it from the time he took the stage until his closing song.James Durbin stage presence was one playing front of 10,000 people and I would see again in a heart beat.  Me:  (Don’t know what size James’ audience was but the headliners were:  Godsmack & Staind. Halestorm the featured band and Man Made Machine opened). 
    All 3 headlining bands at X-Fest gave everyone of us exactly what we wanted to see in a live show. But the man that impressed me beyond my expectations was James Durbin both on and off the stage.I had the opportunity to meet James Durbin along with my 14 year old sister. She loves her some James Durbin. From the moment that James and his tour manager came out he was very cool and professional. He knew how to handle himself in front of a 14 year old fan. But not just that when my bro and I came up to take our photo and visit a little bit he changed gears and was just like another bro, very cool cracking jokes and being very down to earth. James Durbin is a rockstar, the way they are suppose to act.I thank him for being very cool with my little sister and the other little ones that were there as well.If you missed James Durbin live for the after party then you missed one hell of a rock show. James Durbin owned it from the time he took the stage until his closing song.James Durbin stage presence was one playing front of 10,000 people and I would see again in a heart beat.  Me:  (Don’t know what size James’ audience was but the headliners were:  Godsmack & Staind. Halestorm the featured band and Man Made Machine opened). 

  • Susan

    Any word on the shows with Buckcherry?  How long is James’s set?

  • DragonFly

    That info may be coming shortly – someone will likely bring it here soon.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Pic of Adam recording for AOL Sessions today, looking sharp!

    http://i47.tinypic.com/291gxg6.jpg

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Awww the AOL Sessions photographer actually knew Adam from way back when, cute pic!

    Josephllanes
    @smithlorenzo I hired him when he was 16. It’s been a full circle for both of us.

    Josephllanes
    We had such a fun shoot with my old bud @AdamLambert today. Still the same sweet guy I knew. http://instagr.am/p/J3nVY4IR4B/

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2i7rfvo.jpg

  • mmb

    That poster of Jordin is gorgeous…I’m curious to see this movie and what it does for her career. Very talented girl.

  • mmb

    Per a late night/early morning tweet, Adam is shooting his music video for NCOE next week.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DJ4FPAE2BM4XDCNVQITJSS3S2Q Sue
  • Anonymous

    Shiny Kris pics are shiny…That’s all I got for now. Since I’m currently being blinded by the sexy…

    Loved the behind the scenes of the album shoot vid too. Was nice to see Zorro move for once(As opposed to seeing him only in pics. He’s really photogenic in both forms though.)and seeing Kris temporarily shirtless was a nice surprise. ;)

  • Anonymous

    That sounds great! I hope some wonderful opportunities come out of this appearance for the two of them.

    Okay…I’m just going to come out and say it. Haley…Kris…Please take a nice pic together soon. So many meetings/gigs together and still nothing? I know you two are busy, but come on. You guys are killing me here. Especially you Kris. You(and your wife)were a Haley fan last year so I expected more from you. :P Sigh. With their albums being released at the same time chances are they’ll have more gigs together so there’s hope. Oh, and they have the same manager too. If worse comes to worse I’m tweeting her. jk

    This must be what it feels like for those who are still waiting for a decent pic of Kelly and Carrie. lol

  • Kirsten

     

    I am from the area where Jermaine Jones is from, and tonight right
    after Idol he was on the local news saying that he told the producers of
    Idol everything about his prior legal troubles when he auditioned and
    they told him it was all fine as long as he was taking care of the
    things he needed to do (fines & court appearances) and he said he
    really thought they were all like family, but then they suddenly turned
    on him and booted him off the show.

    I begin to understand why Nigel and Ken recorded and aired their confrontation with Jermaine. They must have had previous experiences with liars before:

    Nigel: Why couldn’t you tell us any of this about beforehand?
    Jermaine: I mean…I just…I just was scared, nervous. I didn’t want to get judged. I didn’t want to get penalized for anything that just happened in the past. I was just hoping I could just pay it, you know, and get it taken care of and it just didn’t work out that way.

    That’s not the answer to that question I would have given if I had previously told them everything. I would have been “What are you talking about? It’s on page 7 of my disclosure form, moron.” And remember, one of his arrests happened after his auditioned, so it was fairly current.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbM8D0gCAaQ&feature=player_embedded (around 2 minute mark)

  • Anonymous

    KelseyW, the Las Vegas show, Haley was at 10:45am and Kris at 03:00 pm, so probably they missed each other. So hopefully they will get their pic together on the next show.

  • Anonymous

     I hope so. They have another radio gig together in Florida with three other artists and based on the pic posted on the 96.9 WINK FM’s site it looks like they might be headlining the event.

    Crossing my fingers that they finally take a pic together.