Idol Headlines for 11/01/11 – The Evening Edition

Sending out good vibes to Blake Lewis.  His Los Angeles home was broken into today!

His twitter updates, “We just got robbed! Our street is in disarray. My wallet, iPod, MacBook, harddrive n nice camera was taken. They guy broke into my neighbors house and a hotel down the street. The nerve! So this is what it feels like to be violated. Got robbed 2 hours ago and I still feel sick to my stomach. Thanks for all the positivity you all have been sending my way. Really appreciate it. Waiting on the CSI Team to get here, so they can get finger prints. I hope they get this bastard!”

Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald Enjoy Sightseeing in Rome, Italy

Newlyweds Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald take in the historical landmarks in Rome, Italy on October 29, 2011. Nikki and her ‘Twilight’ co-stars are currently promoting ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn’ around the globe.

Photos at Celebuzz

NEW CMA Promo featuring Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton

Kelly Clarkson Says Breakup Songs ‘Scare Men Off’

“A lot of times, if I’m writing it … a lot of people think that’s about a guy; it’s not actually about that. It’s more about my work environment,” Clarkson said. “I write ‘metaphorically speaking’ a lot. Sometimes it’s not always about a guy; I just end up writing it more that way because it’s better for mainstream radio. I actually haven’t dated in a while, so there’s no breakup song for me on there.”

Read more at MTV

Forgot to Post this today: Kris Allen’s Q Man!

Kris Allen's photo Thanks for all the suggestions for Halloween but I went with this one.
Kris Allen on WhoSay

Ha Ha. Trusty SideKick Quail Dog

Kris Allen's photo And you can't be Quailman without your trusty sidekick Quaildog. @zorropup
Kris Allen on WhoSay

Milwaukee ‘Idol’ contender Naima Adedapo to perform for Gwen Moore fundraiser

Milwaukee native Naima Adedapo, who gained fame last year as a finalist on “American Idol,” will perform Dec. 3 at Turner Hall Ballroom in a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis).

Adedapo, the daughter of Milwaukee jazz vocalist and storyteller Adekola Adedapo, won praise from judges for a free-spirited song style with elements of jazz, reggae and pop. Adekola Adedapo also will appear as a special guest during the event.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. show are $50. They’re on sale now. Get them at the Pabst and Riverside theater box offices, at (414) 286-3663, and at

Read more at JSOnline

Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO To Perform At the ‘2011 American Music Awards’

dick clark productions (dcp) president and executive producer Orly Adelson has announced that Marc Anthony, Chris Brown and LMFAO will each perform at the “2011 American Music Awards®.” They join previously announced acts including Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Pitbull and Maroon 5. In keeping with recent tradition, the “American Music Awards” is a host-free event that highlights music’s biggest artists performing on one stage.

The show is broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Tickets are now on sale (please visit

Read more at TVByTheNumbers

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Hope Solo, other pros discuss Maksim’s shove

Tristan MacManus says despite the fighting, the team pulled it all together. But when the shove was brought up, his partner Nancy Grace exclaimed that nothing similar would ever happen with her. “That’s a different matter. That’s something that shouldn’t be done,” MacManus says. “No matter if you’ve been dancing for however long or just new to dancing, that shouldn’t happen. I know as much as everyone else knows, but certainly viewing it that way [in the video package] it’s something that shouldn’t have happened.”

Read more at Zap2it

J.R. Martinez: This Was My ‘Bad Week’ on Dancing with the Stars

“We’re all going to have a bad week,” he told PEOPLE backstage after Monday night’s show. “If America pulls us through, I’m going to bust my ass this coming week and I’m going to come back strong.”

Read more at People

‘Glee’s’ Damian McGinty: Santana’s ‘Not Rory’s Biggest Fan’

The Hollywood Reporter: How much did The Glee Project prepare you for the realities of Glee?
Damian McGinty: The Glee Project for sure was in many ways the perfect preparation for being on Glee. No. 1, the orders on The Glee Project were similar to the orders on Glee. There were times on The Glee Project where we were shooting for 20 hours a day and it’s the same on Glee where some days are incredibly long. In that respect, it really prepared you for that and the workload you’re going to get, all the different dance routines and singing in the recording studio. It’s those aspects are very similar. But Glee is most definitely a completely different experience than The Glee Project. Glee isn’t a competitive environment so it’s much more enjoyable than The Glee Project. On The Glee Project, there was a lot of pressure and a lot of ragging on your performance whereas with this you can really enjoy yourself and give your absolute 110 percent best.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Glee Star Charice Pempengco’s Father Stabbed to Death

The father of Glee actress Charice Pempengco was stabbed to death in the Philippines after a run-in with another man in a grocery store, the Associated Press reports.

Charice Pempengco, 19, who plays Sunshine Corazon on Glee, was estranged from her father.

“I want to thank my fans from around the world for their support and love at this very difficult time for my family and I,” the singer said in a statement. “We are all very sad about this terrible tragedy.”

Read more at People

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  • Anonymous

    I heard the news about Charice’s father yesterday. Condolences to her.

    And I hope those burglars who robbed Blake get caught.

    ETA: Kris just cracks me up. I would love him to be my best friend! I remember his poem about endangered species, lol.

  • Lexie

    Agree with above.

    I loved how the CMA commercial has Scotty featured as one of the main people listed to perform–wow:)))

  • Anonymous

    Kris took his fan’s suggestion for costume. How adorable is his dog as Quaildog?

  • Kariann Hart

    I hope Blake had insurance to cover his losses.  It’s happened to me before, so I understand that invasion feeling.  Just awful…

    I am liking Tristan MacManus more and more each week.  I have neutral feelings (is there such a thing?) for Nancy Grace.  I have a feeling we will be seeing Maks’ brother next year, but Maks needs a break.  It seems this is real and not a scripted moment.  He is such a good dancer and it is too bad Hope is not the dancer he expected.  Will his bad behavior send him and Hope home?

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    We live an a violent world!

    Condolences to Charice and her family.  


  • dy77

    So cute. The picture of Zorro with ears up that was tweeted last night is even cuter.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re testing blockquoting, you have to close the end with */blockquote* with carrot tags where the * are. 

  • djafan

    David Archuleta did an interview where he talks about more releases, projects, and albums, among other things.

    Also a behind the scenes photoshoot.

    David A is in Hong Kong shooting a music video for Wait, appearing in a TV show Channel V (like MTV here) and an acoustic performance.

    There were fans at the airport to welcome him!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris reponds to one of the guys he is working with in the studio today.  Seems like things are moving along. He has been working with Nolan & Ryan for two weeks now.

    Thanks man. RT @ryanpetersen23: Watching/listening to @KrisAllen sing the crap out of yet another killer song #It’sNotFair #damnedgood

  • Anonymous

    19 tweeted confirmation that Scotty will be presenting at the ACAs.  

    19 Entertainment Not only is @ScottyMcCreery presenting @ the ACA’s, he’s been nominated for ‘New Artist of the Year’! Vote 4 him here:

  • Anonymous

    I think his number one competitor in that category will be Thompson Square…might explain why TTWG isn’t up on CMT yet…how good would it look when Thompson Square wins and Scotty has number 1 or 2 (assuming here) on CMT Top 20 and #’s 1 and 2 on CMT Pure 12 Pack.  Especially considering all the records Scotty set with ILYTB…months ago and it’s still in the top 20.

  • Anonymous


    Wait….when it this again? 

  • Anonymous

    it sucks so much to get robbed.. feel for you Blake!

    he he Kris got a good one for Halloween. The dog.. haha nice touch

  • Anonymous

    The two Davids are going to be together again on Nov. 8th at a “Make a Difference” charity concert.  $1000 a plate, so get your tickets now.

  • Anonymous

    I love Kris as Quail Man. It brought back good memories of watching Doug with my kids & they loved that Kris was Quail Man for Halloween.

  • Miz

    I think I’m going to have to find videos of ‘Doug’. I’m clueless on Kris and Zorro’s costumes. Cute and funny, though.

    I hope Blake had downloaded and installed iCloud on his Macbook and iPod. Remotely disabling it plus the GPS could come in handy. I feel bad for him. Having been burglarized twice, I know how he feels. You do feel incredibly violated. My ex said, ‘now I know what if feels like to be raped’. Well, no you don’t, but it is up there in the creepy feelings.

  • Anonymous

    Make sure you tune in to the EMA’s this Sunday.
    19 minutes ago

    I wonder why. 

  • Anonymous

    Kris and his dog are way too cute. Love his sense of humor.

    Adam just tweeted:
    “Make sure you tune in to the EMA’s this Sunday.”
    Wonder why?

    Tried to block quote, did it work?

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could edit to add that some are just saying it could be b/c there is going to be a tribute to Queen. Shoshanna Stone (who with the new PR firm Adam just joined and worked with him in the past) tweeted earlier: 

    shoshannastone : I am officially ridiculously excited for the EMA’s now. There will be a performance which will blow everyone away including me!

    It’s likely nothing more than enthusiasm for who is performing but way for Adam to be a tease. 

  • Anonymous

    EmyR oh just now saw your comment about Adam’s tweet. Too busy messing up block quotes. Will be interesting to see who he’s talking about or if there is any chance he will perform his new single there. Probably not. I have no idea what they normally do at these things. But it’s exciting to hope that his single might be out soon.

  • Anonymous

    I see that Casey Abrams is working with song writers, according to a recent tweet:

    deannabombchica?Ms.Tick Tick Boom?by robkleiner
    Writing with @CaseyAbrams & @robkleiner #yeahhhhboooi

  • smeggingnuts

    Will be interesting to see who he’s talking about or if there is any chance he will perform his new single there.

    I doubt he is performing his single but there is a very very very small chance he might be performing in a Queen tribute.  But not really getting my hopes up.

    As for Shoshanna I don’t think she would be so secretive about a Queen tribute.  And she said it wasn’t because Brit might be performing, she said it isn’t Brit.  So it could have something to do with Adam.  But I am really trying to not get my hopes up….lol

  • cwm

    I dunno, I have a good feeling about this EMA thing, from the way Adam is being coy about it. But what ARE the EMAs?

  • smeggingnuts

    Its the MTV European Music Awards I guess kinda like the AMA’s but for all of Europe.

    haha and I am trying not to get my hopes up because it seems plausible.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t imagine Adam would tweet something like this without knowing that his fans would go bonkers trying to figure out what it’s about.  He must be getting tons of tweets.  I hope he says something soon.  

  • Anonymous

    So cute. The picture of Zorro with ears up that was tweeted last night is even cuter.

    Yes, but it was funnier that Zorro had to tweet explaining why we couldn’t see his big sticking ears in the above picture.
    :) I barely recoqnized Zorro without his ears sticking out :)

  • Indigobunting

    I do love Kris’s sense of humor.  And I love that he loves his dog :)

  • Anonymous

    You are me:) Although I am having minor heart palpitations at the thought of it.

  • michigan

    ” RT @RosemaryApple Audition for @Lauren_Alaina ‘s music video tomorrow in Nashville! Sooo excited! ” Good luck, that’s awesome!”

    I was surfing the internet tonight and ran across this tweet.  A girl was saying she is auditioning for a music video… Could this be for Georgia Peaches?  Its been awfully quiet on the Mercury Nashville front, so a video could spice up the single’s success. Windmills may get her muppet wish after all.  Miss Piggy as a Georgia Peach. (Just kidding, no tweets related to Piggy, but she would be great.)

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, it’s giving me fits, lol.  

  • djafan

    tweet from Hong Kong!


    we’re getting ready to shoot a music video with @DavidArchie tomorrow… so excited!
    3 minutes ago

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you on this. It most certainly is plausible. It would be typical Adam :)

  • cwm

    Thanks smeggs. I’m with you, but I think my hopes are officially up, in spite of myself.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks smeggs. I’m with you, but I think my hopes are officially up, in spite of myself.

    I’m trying to contain my inner fangirl but it’s not working. Lol. I’m watching!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I am trying to keep my excitement down, but I can feel it building, like a slow simmer :-) 
    How cool would that be?

  • Anonymous

    The ACA’s are the American Country Awards and are on Fox, so it really doesn’t have anything to do with how well Scotty has done on CMT. And as well as Scotty’s videos have done, none of his songs have made the Top Ten on the country airplay charts as of yet. So it wouldn’t be a shock for either of them to win (although with a fan voted award, Scotty may well have an advantage)…

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s not in Europe, is he? So unless he’s doing something via satellite he can’t be performing or presenting. Is he nominated for an award maybe?

  • Anonymous

    Adam’s not in Europe, is he? So unless he’s doing something via satellite he can’t be performing or presenting. Is he nominated for an award maybe?

    The EMAs aren’t until Sunday, and he’s not nominated. I guess we’ll know if he’s going if there are any sightings of him at the airport or in Ireland (where they are being held this year).

    ETA: Editing seems to be working again.

  • Judes

    I think the idols dogs won the Halloween dressups this year. Whilst Kris’s dog is cute so is Michael Johns dog dressed as a not very happy devil!!

  • Adolf Hipster

    I admit I have no idea what exactly are you basing your argument on. The second year Katy Perry hosted EMA’s she flew to Germany on friday. Kanye flew on saturday for the VMA’s 2010 from NY to L.A where he performed Runaway. Rihanna flew from LA to London the night before to perform at the Brit awards 2011. It’s not standard for artists to spend multiple days rehearsing at the venue prior to these events.

    It’s barely wednesday now.

  • Anonymous

     It’s not standard for artists to spend multiple days rehearsing at the venue prior to these events.

    Yeah there are several reasons why it’s unlikely that Adam is performing, but I don’t think travel time is one of them.

  • Anonymous

    I think the idols dogs won the Halloween dressups this year. Whilst Kris’s dog is cute so is Michael Johns dog dressed as a not very happy devil!! 

    Awww, I think I saw a pic of this dog when he (?) was really little and he was the cutest little thing. I think it is the same dog, but wow really big, now. Somehow all the dogs didn’t look happy. I don’t know why. :D

    So, I guess Kris lied when he said in the live chat that Zorro will dress up as a little devil…,maybe as to not give away Kris’ costume ? LOL

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow.  The EMAs are a big deal for us.  They’re the only award show in our timezone and it creates a European unity where people from all European countries vote for the faves and then there are also the big  country awards, like Best Italian Artist, Best German Artist etc…so there’s also a bit of patriotic claim.  It changes country every year of course.  I remember the Rome one, ther Madrid one.  I think it was in Portugal last year, and this year in Belfast.  Some of my friends are already there.  They go to the EMAs every year, because it’s so much fun.

    That was some random background.  Anyways, Adam is being shifty and I need to know more.  His lack of exclamation marks are making my enthusiasm waiver but then I keep wondering why he tweeted it in the first place.  I don’t think he’s such a Selena stan LOL  I guess we’ll know soon enough!  I’m keeping my flail in containment till the weekend or unless we know more so I don’t get disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know who is performing at the EMAs…because we all know Adam always promotes artists he is a fan of. On the other hand…in the last few months Adam has really started using twitter to promote himself (instead of everyone else out there) so maybe, maybe, maybe…he is doing something at the EMAs. IMO, what is most reasonable would be to take part in a Queen tribute (holybejebusthatwouldbeawesome) or maybe present an award. He’s not performing anything of his own. #butIliveinhope

  • tripp_ncwy

    Interesting writing partners for Casey A.  Deanna is pop/r&b/rock. Rob plays in a rock band and is also a songwriter/producer/composer who has worked on movies and artists including David Guetta.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks. I’m not so savvy about these writers myself, but it’s nice to get at least snippets of info, and see that Casey is actively working on stuff with known people in the industry.

    I do know that Rob Kleiner is working with Haley.

  • wellhesback

    so horrible abt Charice’s father.

    I don’t care for DWTS much but am really, really pulling for J.R. to win!!

    also – I would be happy if Chris Brown went away along with the Kardashians