Idol Headlines for 11/16/12 – The Evening Edition

Jordin Sparks Celebrates Her Own Sexy Man Jason Derulo – Last year, Derulo was dubbed one of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men of the Year and posed shirtless in the magazine, which made his girlfriend very proud. “I totally saved the issue and showed him off to everyone saying, ‘Look where my boyfriend is,’ ” Sparks said Wednesday night at an event in New York City to celebrate PEOPLE’s new Sexiest Man Alive issue. Sparks, 22, and Derulo, 23, have been dating for over a year and although their schedules are hectic, “We make every single moment count together,” she tells PEOPLE. “He’s even coming to my house for Thanksgiving. It’ll be the first time that’s happened.” – Read more at People

American Idol Judges Talk Idol

Via FOX News

Jessica Sanchez’s Style Secrets

Find out which fashion item the newest Glee star thinks every teen girl should own!

Via Seventeen Magazine

Phillip Phillips Reveals Celebrity Crush In Silly Game!

Paul McDonald & Nikki Reed Premiere Their ‘Twilight’ Theme, New EP At Yahoo! – The unspeakably cute couple (seriously, Edward and Bella ain’t got nothin’ and Nikki and Paul) also performed two other acoustic originals from The Best Part, and in a delightful sit-down interview, they discussed their funny first meeting; their secret early courtship away from the prying eyes of “American Idol” chaperones; their decision to record an independent EP without label intervention; Paul’s fledgling acting career; and how they actually had to campaign to get on the new Twilight soundtrack alongside more established recording acts like Green Day, Ellie Goulding, Feist, and Christina Perri. – Watch the Videos at Yahoo Music

Bucky Covington, ‘Drinking Side of Country’ Will Help Sandy Heroes – Bucky Covington and his twin brother, Rocky, are donating proceeds from the song “Drinking Side of Country,” to firefighters in the northeast U.S., who have been helping everyone in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. “When you saw a photo or video, in just about every one, there was a firefighter or two, grabbing someone or helping someone grab something,” Bucky tells The Boot. “There were 2,000 firefighters who lost their personal homes in the hurricane, yet there they were, helping others. – Read more at The Boot

‘X Factor’ Castoffs Lyric 145, Jennel Garcia Insist ‘Everything Happens For A Reason’ – “Us not being able to do the song we originally prepared definitely, probably took an effect on what happened today. I feel like if we would have done our original lyrics and did the song that we wanted to do, I don’t think this would have happened today,” Lyric Da Queen told MTV News after learning of the group’s fate. “Everything’s very spur-of-the-moment, it was a lot of pressure, it just definitely wasn’t the route we was planning on taking.” What does she think could have saved the trio? Well, the chance to do one final song on Thursday. She added, “If we would have been able to do that ‘save me’ song, we would have been saved, that’s for sure.” – Read more at MTV

Taylor Swift, One Direction’s Harry Styles Reunite At ‘X Factor’ – Lopez shared the on-set intel with the world on his 104.4 MY FM radio show Friday night (November 16): “Taylor Swift was the special guest performer, and a little inside scoop for you: During rehearsals, Harry from One Direction came and slapped me on the back and said, ‘Hey, Mario, how ya doing?’ And I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And he sort of [pointed] toward Taylor.” – Read more at MTV

Simon Fuller, Jason Flom Among Music Execs Planning to Bid on EMI’s Remnant Assets: Sources – Vivendi-owned Universal Music Group recently won regulatory approval to acquire EMI Recorded Music for $1.9 billion. But it had to promise EU regulators a slew of divestitures. Fuller has been working on a bid with partners that is likely to focus on the Parlophone label, which includes such stars as Coldplay, Kylie Minogue and Blur. His main partner is Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, but they have been looking to add a financial firm. Sky News reported that they have been in early discussions with investment firm RIT Capital Partners. It wasn’t clear on Thursday if and when they would be able to line up a financing partner. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Hear a clip and read an excerpt from Chris Colfer’s ‘Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal” — EXCLUSIVE – Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal follows Carson Phillips, a high school outcast who blackmails his peers into participating in his literary magazine. It’s already been filmed as a movie starring Christina Hendricks, Rebel Wilson and Colfer himself. Though the film won’t be out until next year, the book hits shelves on Nov. 20. Colfer took the time to talk to EW about his first young adult novel, his own high school experiences and that one time he dabbled in extortion himself. Read the interview below and check out an exclusive print excerpt and audio clip from Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal afterwards! – Read more at

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  • Carriefan1

    Mandisa’s new music video for “Somebody’s Angel”

  • lovesickheroine

    Jessica Sanchez adds more details bout her album and her possible new single will be an upbeat love song

  • wordnerdarchie

    Scotty’s Christmas CD is on sale for $3.99 at Amazon, if you’re looking for Christmas music.

    Amazon MP3 @amazonmp3 We have hundreds of hit albums from $3.99 for Black Friday week and you’re the first to know!

  • durbesque

    A lovely video from Mandisa.  Is that Della Reese?

  • Carriefan1

    It is Della!

  • J SanchezFan Kaylo™

    Jessica Sanchez adds more details bout her album and her possible new single will be an upbeat love song

    Great article. It’s loaded with lots of new details about the album. Love it and it makes me so excited for next year.

    This gets me excited!

    “Her vocals will, of course, be in the fore on her album. But she is
    quick to stress that she will be performing in a more contemporary
    R&B style on what she predicts will be a 10- to 12-song release.”

    “Most of my songs on the album aren’t like the songs i sang on ‘Idol’,”
    she said. “There’s a lot of, like, dance songs that have a lot of (vocal
    and instrumental) backgrounds, so how I’ll sing that live is insane (to
    even think about).”

    It also seems like Interscope must be planning some major promotion for next year.

    Thanks to “Idol,” Jessica
    already has a potentially large fan base. Her debut album will be
    followed by a heavy-duty marketing campaign deigned to fuel interest in
    her album. For now, though, she is more focused on finishing her album. “So
    many things have happened and my mom and my manager are always on top
    of things for me when I’m too frazzled, or preparing for this or that,”
    Jessica said. “So they’re taking care of the marketing for now, and
    informing me about a lot of stuff so I can approve of (it).”

  • lovesickheroine

    Yup I love this article. It talked a lot of things such as her personal life, Glee gig and recording her album. With a great material and good promotion, this girl got a shot making it big. I assume by January she’ll do a lot of radio tours and TV appearances.

  • MellyPer1692

    I want their Trespassing tshirts lol

    nella_nini97: Went all out for adamlambert last night <3 You Rocked Jozi ! <3

  • Anny_nanny

    I liked only Jessica’s the white dress. And now she robbed my grandmother’s beautician and the suitcase Elise.
    Don’t pay attention, I am very old.

  • jdanton2

    Excited about Jessica’s album . also another article about  Jordin and Jason Derulo  mention that a duet they recorded called Flirt will be on her upcoming album.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    An article about Scotty’s concert last night, can’t really call it a review since there aren’t any evaluative statements?  Just a report…Scotty McCreery sell out…

  • ali_359921

    Excited 4 Jessica …

  • Kariann Hart

    Here’s hoping for major success for Jessica!  I can’t wait to see her on Glee!

  • Axxxel

    Chris Colfer is a busy man… really hitting the iron when hot.

  • loveroftalent

    Very cool shirts….and and very pretty girls…

  • CanadianLady

    Thank you for posting Mandisa’s new video. Loved it!

  • Mike

    Another review for Phillip’s album f Newsday…overall good review.  Just question whether the reviewer has ever paid attention to Phillip prior to this based on his statement that Phillip is a ‘marketing creation.’  I think the album really reflects Phillip…just my opinion.  Here is the link.

  • Incipit

    Mike, you have a typo in the http – edit out the ‘f’ and the link ought to work.

  • Mike

    Oops…sorry about that..I didn’t look back after I posted it.  Think it works now.

  • Mike

    Ok…one more try.  If this doesn’t work…I just don’t know! lol!

  • Larc

    I notice Scotty has also sold out his Dec. 15 concert at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC.  The new Events Center there seats more than 3K.