Idol Headlines for 09/21/11 - The Evening Edition

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Chris Daughtry tweets, “About to lay down some vocals on possibly the title track for the album!”

Jennifer Hudson revealed her 3rd single will be “I Got This” according to an interview with a local ABC affiliate in Chicago. Read more and see the interview at Jennifer Hudson Daily.

Lauren Alaina has accepted Josh and Zack Carter’s prom proposal! The teen twin country singers, otherwise known as Kingston, asked her to her prom yesterday after Hunter Hayes shot her down. Lauren tweeted, “it’s a deal(; I can wear a multi-colored dress. So one of you can wear one color and the other can wear another! That work?…I feel like we should meet first! Anything coming up that I should know about and come to? Haha” Read more at KingstonOfficial.org

Kellie Pickler Is Through Paying Her Dues

“When you first start out, there’s a lot of paying your dues kind of thing. The more I do this, the more freedom I get with it,” Kellie tells The Boot. “There’s a whole different team of people that I’m working with now, for this record. There’s been a lot of changes. I’ve really been able to go in the studio and just play, and really find myself as a songwriter. I’ve been writing since ‘Idol,’ but I’ve found more of who Kellie, artist Kellie is.”

Read more at The Boot

Simon Cowell Interview: ‘The X-Factor’ Judge Talks Paula Abdul, ‘The Voice’ Winner & Ryan Seacrest’s New Enemy

With the premiere of Simon Cowell’s new talent competition “The X-Factor” just hours away, one wonders if Cowell’s latest project can stand up against other singing competitions, like NBC’s “The Voice” and FOX’s aging “American Idol.”

Already a national sensation in the U.K., “The X-Factor” has created some of the U.K.’s best selling artists, and music mogul Cowell is hoping to do the same in the U.S.

Read more at the Huffington Post

‘The X Factor’: How big will it be?

I’ve been eagerly anticipating the U.S. launch of “The X Factor” for a long time now and have been frequently posting updates on my site Remote Patrolled. As a reality TV producer, originally from the UK but now living here in the United States, I’m very familiar with “The X Factor” format and its influence on British culture. For the past eight years, “The X Factor” has been the No. 1 entertainment show in British television, launching the career of several British pop stars and one international singing sensation, Leona Lewis. So can lightning strike twice?

Read more than CNN

“The X Factor”: More cowering before Cowell?

(CBS) The “X-Factor,” Simon Cowell’s new instant talent-creation show that debuts on Fox Wednesday, is not like “American Idol.”

This is principally because Simon Cowell is no longer on “American Idol,” which upon his departure became the kinder, gentler “American Idol.”

On Wednesday, America will see for the first time what Cowell has been concocting. Like (the old) “Idol,” this is a U.K. show, which has enthralled the British nation since 2004.

Read more at CBS

Simon Cowell – I Want to Beat “American Idol”

Simon Cowell is out for blood tonight on “X Factor” — telling TMZ, he wants to beat “American Idol” (and every other show for that matter) in the ratings department.

The big “X Factor” premiere isn’t competing head to head with “Idol” — but Simon still wants to outrank his big competition, telling us, “You don’t compete for the silver or the bronze … You may not get the gold, but you die trying.”

Read more at TMZ

Bill Clinton turned down Dancing with the Stars

Former president Bill Clinton said he turned down an offer to appear on Dancing with the Stars, but only because he didn’t have time.

On Rachael Ray’s talk show Tuesday, responding to an audience member’s question, he said, “They contacted me once about this, and I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it—you know, you actually go out there and train, you really work at it. So I had to pass.” (E! has video of the question.)

Read more at Reality Blurred

 
  • Kylee

    How old are the Carter twins? I never knew they were that young.

    we work with them just like we do when we work with artists at a record label, and that’s why it’s such a better, more fun show to work on.

    Hmm, I wonder if Simon realized Jimmy Iovine was hugely involved with S10?

  • dodon

    ..What. They’re both taking her at the same time?

    Quick at her feet, isn’t she? Moving from one to another.

  • Kylee

    “Without being rude, if you were to ask me who won ‘The Voice,’ I don’t have a clue.”

    Heh.

    “I remember meeting Steve three years ago in London, and I thought, you’re really good looking, I hate you, and you’re very charming, I hate you even more, but I know someone who will really hate you, and that’s person’s name is Ryan Seacrest. Steve is just going to get so laid during this series, and I can imagine Ryan watching the show and his eyes are going to become so narrow, because that’s what he does when he doesn’t like something. I can’t wait.”

    hmm. I’m sure Seacrest can laugh his way to the bank with the million jobs he has.

  • zzatrms

    I’m sorry, but I feel sorry for Lauren’s classmates. This will turn into a 3 ring publicity stunt. Lauren once again is all about her and the heck with others feelings.

  • jjrr1942

    Yep – another set of coattails to latch on to…actually a double set this time.

  • db987

    Lauren is not serious. First of all her prom would be two years away I do not think she is getting that muticolored dress soon. She is kidding it is all in fun. The Carter boys could use the publicity along with Lauren which is why they are keeping this going. Lauren seems to me to be a fun loving typical16 year old that many people get a kick out of.

  • Elliegrll

    Yep – another set of coattails to latch on to…actually a double set this time.

    Before this were you aware of the Carter twins? It seems to me that they are all just having fun, and getting a little publicity at the same time. I doubt that thousands of journalists will descend on Lauren’s prom, or even care about this, beyond it being a lighthearted story.

  • halo9125

    I’m sorry, but I feel sorry for Lauren’s classmates. This will turn into a 3 ring publicity stunt. Lauren once again is all about her and the heck with others feelings.

    I didn’t even think about it that way, but you’re right- an evening that should be all about the kids is going to end up being all about Lauren and the media. I’m all for these kids having normal high school experiences but I wouldn’t be surprised if the school draws a line at this one.

  • Tess

    And here we go round the mulberry bush….again. It is so obvious that all this “prom” stuff is a bit of light hearted fun between some cute kids who are having a blast with it. I just can’t believe that it is being taken seriously by anybody….this is along the same line as Scotty telling the press that he and Lauren are getting married in eleven years. And I, personally, would have loved it if my Junior Prom would have been invaded by the press and paparazzi….it probably would have been a lot more fun then dancing to a stuffy old band under the watchful eye of a bunch of duddy old chaperones. If I remember correctly, the fun didn’t begin until we had taken the prom to the local park and danced on the lawn to radios blaring from the cars (in our barefeet). I remember we were even doused with the sprinklers.

    I see her as a fun loving girl with personality plus who understands that part of being a teenager is screwing with the head’s of adults who have grown old much to quickly and don’t have a clue how much fun it was to be sixteen.

  • Jewlmc

    Did Simon really say “Steve is going to get soo laid” and that it’s going to make Ryan jealous? Really? Does he WANT people to think he, Steve, and Ryan are in a gay love triangle or is he just that stupid??
    Shut up Simon.

  • Niall

    Am I the only one who sees the Lauren-Carter twins prom stuff as just some light hearted fun? Her prom isn’t even for another 2 years and who knows if she’ll actually be attending. The grown ups are taking the kids stuff on Twitter far, far too seriously.

  • simpsonsfan0

    Tess, I agree completely. I am shocked at how seriously this situation is being taken. It’s supposed to be a fun joke involving Lauren and it pisses me off when I see people take it so seriously. She’s 16, she’s going to be into boys, so why not let her have some fun? Compared to what other stars her age have gotten into, this is nothing. She’s a very light-hearted person and these situations are not to be looked at as anything but fun. Her mother cares about her and she would never let her get into trouble so enough of these “if I were her mother, I wouldn’t let her…” type of comments. In no way is she a selfish brat, she’s very caring and in no way would she intentionally hurt anyone. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I feel bad for anyone who can’t enjoy her fun/light-hearted personality and won’t let her have any fun at 16.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Watch the clucking and the finger wagging peeps…I’m deleting comments.

  • ross

    I haven’t cared who someone was going to the prom with since I was in high school. I don’t care if Lauren goes to the prom with the UCLA football team, to be honest.

  • michigan

    Yes, Lauren may not even go to her prom. May of 2012 for Junior Prom. May of 2013 for Senior prom. That’s a long time out – she may have her own conflict. This is the cleanest way to close out this chapter, two gentlemen saving the day. Now, pull a Taylor Swift, write a song about it, sell a million records, the end.

    I agree with you, Tess. Some people are taking this way too seriously. And, for those complaining, what about the “three ring circus” at Scotty’s high school? They reported quite the disruption at Garner, for his trip back to class. Was he being selfish? What about when he joins a sports team? Will the star player get the attention? Or Scotty? It cuts both ways, they both want some high school experiences, but they draw a crowd.

  • Kirsten

    “Without being rude, if you were to ask me who won ‘The Voice,’ I don’t have a clue.”

    That’s hardly an indictment.

    Without being rude, if you are a musical artist, the odds of Simon Cowell knowing who you are are slim.

    For him, it’s a business. He could be making widgets for all he cares. Musicians are just widgets. Doesn’t know who Heart is. Hasn’t a clue why The Beatles would sing about birds (in “Blackbird”). Thinks everybody should sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “Hallelujah” at least once in a competition.

    Javier should have a higher profile, but Simon being clueless about him is meaningless.

    Simon is such a passive-aggressive little weenie about the success of shows other than his own.

    I can imagine Ryan watching the show and his eyes are going to become so narrow, because that’s what he does when he doesn’t like something. I can’t wait.”

    No Simon. That’s what you did when you saw the ratings recover from the crapastic job you did on Idol last year and when “The Voice” stole your thunder. Hey, that’s probably what happened to your eye. It froze that way. Ryan is too busy to notice.

  • deedee66

    “I see her as a fun loving girl with personality plus who understands that part of being a teenager is screwing with the head’s of adults who have grown old much to quickly and don’t have a clue how much fun it was to be sixteen.”

    Yes, but not a smart thing to do if, post-idol, you are trying to expand your fan base which could include those same adults.

  • db987

    “Yes, but not a smart thing to do if, post-idol, you are trying to expand your fan base which could include those same adults.”

    I am guessing she is smart enough to know that is not the likely fan base she is going to attract. She coulds however capture the teenagers who most likey buy or down load more CD’s anyway.

  • HR

    I really doubt there are millions of potential adult customers that won’t buy her album because of this back and forth over a prom that is in the distant future.

  • Incipit

    For him, it’s a business. He could be making widgets for all he cares. Musicians are just widgets. Doesn’t know who Heart is. Hasn’t a clue why The Beatles would sing about birds (in “Blackbird”). Thinks everybody should sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “Hallelujah” at least once in a competition.

    Simon in a nutshell…and the times he has displayed his blazing musical ignorance are becoming more and more numerous. He thought “Little Sparrow” was “a song about a bird”. (Metaphor, Simon?) – he called the R&R Hall of Fame song “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” “completely forgettable”, probably because he never heard of it, all the singers, incl Elvis who covered it – or Lloyd Price, either, (R&R, another area, like Country, where Simon knows nothing) But the best was knocking the 2008 Oscar winning “Falling Slowly” – once again – Simon didn’t seem to know the song. Hope he got a PA to clue him in this time.

    Had he been around this season, I expect we could add jazz to ‘Music Simon Doesn’t Know’. It became a constant “Wait, What?” listening to his BS pronouncements, and I’ve likely only scratched the surface, because I never watched any Idol til Season 7 – but I’ve seen enough to know that Kirstin is right on.

  • Eileen99

    Lauren’s acting like any other 16-year old girl I’ve ever known who’s plotting & planning for her prom. I seriously doubt she’s losing potential album sales over this and I doubt her classmates are upset about any of this; they probably love the attention. Just because Lauren was on Idol doesn’t mean she should suddenly try to act 25.

    But the best was knocking the 2008 Oscar winning “Falling Slowly” – once again – Simon didn’t seem to know the song.

    It was Randy that didn’t know “Falling Slowly”. Simon & Paula didn’t comment on Kris’ performance that night, but Simon did tell Kris he was brilliant the next night. He never told us if he knew the song or not, unless I missed that part, but I agree with the rest of what you’re saying about Simon.

  • CindyM

    Nina Garcia is berting again..lol

    ninagarcia Nina Garcia
    PHOTO: Marc Mena (@marcmentions) was a very lucky one #ProjectRunway #AdamLambert http://www.whosay.com/ninagarcia/photos/71439

  • Trina

    Hmm James just tweeted a duet is being considered for his album. Very curious!

  • LeeLee

    Lauren not only has a gorgeous voice, she dominates the stage. She’s also tough–injured vocal chord, then injured foot, then serious bronchitis, and sometimes Scotty wasn’t as sensitive as he perhaps could have been. Through it all, Lauren smiled, met and entertained her fans, and worked very hard. So, she’s having a little fun with this prom stuff. Let her. If she occasionally places foot in mouth, she removes it with such good humor. We could all learn something from that! Most of us place foot in mouth and gnaw on our toes! Lauren doesn’t–good going girl!

  • hoa_teca

    sometimes Scotty wasn’t as sensitive as he perhaps could have been

    What type of sensitivity does he need? Lauren is not his girl friend. Poor boy is harassed enough by McLaina, who even asked both his father and her mother about future son-in-law, daughter-in-law. During duet, there were times he could not even hold her hand to lead her to the stage because she held mic on that hand.

    Whether Lauren meant it or not, what she did and said created enough trouble for Scotty and Hunter. Well, if she keeps that up, lots of other boys will be in trouble also and we are still also supposed to applaud her for her good-natured, unexpected personality!!! She is now young and immature – there are lots of time for her to learn.

    I can’t wait until Scotty and Lauren pursuit their own promotional activities. Down the line in their career path, it’s good to have a friend who experienced the same Idol journey. But right now, poor boy needs a break from his good friend.

  • db987

    Scotty feed into the rumors himself with his joking around they would get married in 11 years, Why can he make jokes about what the fan base for both these kids invented but Lauren can not. Lets face it it benefited both of them while on Idol. They seem fine with each other their families seem fine with each other yet the fans continue to bash these kids. They are obviously very different personalities but both seem like nice kids who I wish the most success for and will cheer on. I agree that taking there own path is important for their careers and their friendship.

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  • hoa_teca

    Scotty did not feed the rumor. It’s the radio DJ that said Lauren is his girl. They asked him to take their advice to get married after 10 years after making it big without saying that he should get married to Lauren specifically.

    But the same DJ also told Lauren that Scotty said he would marry her in 11 years. That’s why Lauren asked Scotty at the elevator if he really said that. The boy just nodded “hm” in a very casually way without showing any interest – it’s just that this moment was caught on camera. McLaina who listened to both interview already knew that, it’s just they bank on any moment to take their fantasy more real. You can check back their interview and video.

    For a considerate boy like Scotty to have to firmly say that there was never such relationship and will never be, there must be so much pressure on him about this whole McLaina things. It’s Lauren who joked about their kiss on a imaginary category for Teen Choice Award.

    And I don’t think this whole McLain things benefit Scotty at all. He is already known as the winner, he does not need to be reminded as half of the McLaina to be in the spotlight.

    Both of them will do well on their own I think without the whole
    McLaina stuff.

  • larc

    hoa_teca says:
    But right now, poor boy needs a break from his good friend.

    I’m not sure that a good friend would try to upstage somebody when it’s his turn at bat. If Lauren were a bit older, I’d be tempted to use a word that rhymes with pitch. But I’ll assume it’s probably immaturity… for now. ;)

  • LeeLee

    Maybe Hunter and Scotty could both use that “storm warning” that Hunter sings about! But, I think each is man enough to weather this little tempest named Lauren. I have faith in those boyz! Okay Carter twins—if you’re going to that prom, you have plenty of time to suit-up in your storm gear! Lauren–make them all keep the weather alerts on! Meanwhile, keep making good music! You can work hard, build a career, and still have fun! Not a big deal!

  • db987

    As I said it is the fans who continue to bash these kids and over dissect each interview and thing they say. I do not think the rumors about them being together benefit either one now but before being crowned king even Scotty benefited from the exposure. IMO one of the funnier moments at the ballgame was when Lauren asked him if he was going to swing it is called entertainment Scotty was not upset by it as all could see when he ran the bases and tackled her playfully or maybe he was upstaging her. I guess it could just be his immaturity.

  • Blower

    Scotty did not feed the rumor. It’s the radio DJ that said Lauren is his girl. They asked him to take their advice to get married after 10 years after making it big without saying that he should get married to Lauren specifically.

    But the same DJ also told Lauren that Scotty said he would marry her in 11 years. That’s why Lauren asked Scotty at the elevator if he really said that. The boy just nodded “hm” in a very casually way without showing any interest – it’s just that this moment was caught on camera. McLaina who listened to both interview already knew that, it’s just they bank on any moment to take their fantasy more real. You can check back their interview and video.

    Nope he said ‘how about 11 years?’ to the radio DJ and then radio DJ told that to lauren after scotty’s interview and his ‘hm hm’ to lauren at the elevator was a sort of agreement about that ’11 years’.

    Honestly scotty’s fanbase really overreacted about this dating situation and blamed 100 % to lauren. blah yeah she kissed him but scotty said ‘ i love you baby’ and his speech after final announcement made this situation even worse. your innocent boy actually not really ‘innocent’ huh??

    Thank god this tour finally over and i hope this drama finally over. i can’t wait for their albums.. and i’m not interested with lauren’s prom. give me new music now!!

  • hoa_teca

    Yep, thank god the tour is over. The whole drama has been prolonged for nearly 5 months now. The worse nightmare will be someday they are promoted as a country duo.

    Good luck to both kids on their own path.

  • db987

    I think they both have bright futures ahead of them and I am excited to get both their CD’s as at least from song choices sound great.
    Let’s all pray they are never promoted as a country duo it would create too much anxiety for people.

  • indigoimrah

    ninagarcia Nina Garcia
    PHOTO: Marc Mena (@marcmentions) was a very lucky one #ProjectRunway #AdamLambert

    http://www.whosay.com/ninagarcia/photos/71439Thanks Cindym for posting this. What a gorgeous picture of Adam Lambert!!!!

  • tuti

    James I think hes have duet with James Michael the singer of sixx am.because he’s writing with James.James said he wanted to tour with kiss or seven folds,and album in november but seven folds have tour with 3 of bands maybe he can catchup to them early album release like 17/11 .

  • tuti

    Adam I think make good deception that have new management now.but he’s song genres are very mysteries but still I want crazy funky energetic,over the top Adam back.
    Lots of awesome wishes for him in 2012.

  • Grammie Kari

    Hmm, I wonder if Simon realized Jimmy Iovine was hugely involved with S10?

    If he watched any of the TOP 13 performances, he should know. At this point in time, the X-Factor reminds me of a little bit of this (Idol) and a little bit of that. Like I said before, maybe it will get better. I just don’t care that much about Simon, and it seems L.A. Reid may take away some of the spotlight.

    Still hoping Jimmy keeps bringing in mentors to work with the contestants. He shows he has favorites.

  • Dakota01

    Nice article!

    “Adam Lambert Leading the Charge and In Control of New Album”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/idol-worship/adam-lambert-leading-charge-control-238981

  • Chicagolaw

    Wow, that’s an awesome article from THR. Love Evan Bogart!

  • michigan

    Actually, it was Scotty that stopped some of the touchy stuff in the tour. Only Salt Lake had the full choreography. At “touch of your hand” he started holding the mic instead every city after that. And somewhere the finale mini duet fell apart.

  • BonnieDee

    Note to Hunter Hayes: That is how you respond to a prom invite. With tact and respect. I’m now checking out Kingston’s music instead of yours.

  • dodon

    but scotty said ‘ i love you baby’ and his speech after final announcement made this situation even worse.

    lol. I thought ‘baby’ is a southern way to call a girl. Why would that make him less innocent? You shippers will take anything to fuel your delusions, js.

    Honestly I couldn’t care less what consequences her actions would bring. It’s just..for a not yet established artist, relationships are all she could think of. What happened to her career? It is peculiar to me. Yeah she’s a 16 year old, but at the same time I hardly come across 16 year olds that are super flirtatious as her. I don’t know if becoming a celebrity makes her that way.