Idol Headlines for 11/17/12 – The Evening Edition

The ‘Extra’ Factor – Join “Extra” as we host a live video chat on with actress and TV host Nicole Dabeau and celebrity interviewer Arthur Kade as they recap “The X Factor” right after the show. This Thursday, November 29 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, Nicole and Arthur will break down the competition, and are looking to you to voice your opinion and heat up the conversation! This week, we’ll have on former contestants Beatrice Miller, Reed Demings, Lyric145, Jason Brock and more, who will talk about their experiences and answer fan questions! Other special guests may pop up in the chat at any time. – Join them HERE.

Black Nativity to Star Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson – is reporting that the Kasi Lemmons-directed musical Black Nativity will start filming in late January 2013 with Forest Whitaker in the male lead. He will star opposite Angela Bassett and Jennifer Hudson in the Fox Searchlight Pictures film. Black Nativity tells the story of a teenage boy from Baltimore who is sent by his single mother to Harlem to spend Christmas with the grandparents he’s never met. Through his grandfather’s Christmas Eve sermon, he learns about the importance of faith and family. – Read more at

American Idol’ lovebirds choose wedding dress – 3:06PM EST November 29. 2012 – Remember when American Idol alum Ace Young proposed to fellow Idol alum Diana DeGarmo on the May finale last season? Ace, 32, got down on one knee and said, “I love you to death. You’re my best friend. I want to make this last forever, and I will do everything in my power to have the most imaginable amazing life together.” Now the two are moving closer to the big day (June 1 is when they’ll tie the knot) and documenting the dress-choosing on TLC’s Brides of Beverly Hills. – Read more at USA Today

‘X Factor’s’ Night of No. 1 Hits: 20 Things You Didn’t See on TV – Diamond White is first to take the stage, but in slowing down her version of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” much of the studio audience is confused as to whether to stand or be seated. Indeed, for the first 30 seconds or so, the amount of rising and sitting feels like a church service. The most entertaining performance of the night was actually at the judges’ table, where Simon and Demi were practically going for each others’ throats. Case in point: the virtual stare-down they had following Paige Thomas’ stellar performance. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Colton Dixon Says JLo Inspired His Work Ethic: “She Works So Hard” – Colton Dixon learned a lot about the music industry during his time on American Idol. Since some of the judges he worked with on Season 11 left the show we asked Colton who he thought would be a good addition to American Idol. “I think Justin Timberlake would be a great judge on American Idol,” he told CBS Local. “I think Billy Joel would be a great judge on American Idol or Elton John. I think Elton John would be hysterical actually.” – Read more at CBSLocal

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher: Hockey and Holidays Throw Marriage Curveballs – “I wish that would happen, to be honest,” the singer tells WYCD radio in Detroit. “I find myself getting angry, not for real, but getting annoyed because I was like, ‘OK, I’ll make my tour when you are going to be pretty much gone anyway during the season,’ and now he’s at home. We’ll have these crazy days where there’s all kinds of … a photo shoot, this show, then we travel here and I’ve got to get on a plane and fly to some awards show. I’ll call him and [say], ‘What did you do today?’ He’ll say, ‘I worked out and then I played golf.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, must be nice.'” (Watch the interview below.) – Read more at AOL Music

‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Val Chmerkovskiy goes shirtless on ‘General Hospital’ – “Dancing With the Stars” may be gone until the next season, but fans of pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy can still get one more taste of the dancer in the meantime. Val is scheduled to appear on “General Hospital,” which stars his latest “DWTS” celeb partner, Kelly Monaco. The pair made it to the finals and finished in third place. “I guess Kelly pulled some strings for me and I got a little cameo,” he told season 14 partner Sherri Shepherd on “The View” Thursday. “I will not be dancing.”
Instead, Val will be appearing as a boxer opposite Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). The episode was filmed on Nov. 7, and is scheduled to air on Dec. 10. – Read more at The Today Show

Piers Morgan Talks Twitter Feud with One Direction – CNN host Piers Morgan landed in a Twitter war with One Direction and their fans last week after recommending David Beckham retire from soccer. One Direction fans are apparently also fans of the handsome soccer star. Soon enough, the boy band’s followers had the phrase “Piers Morgan is smelly” trending worldwide. The TV personality told “Extra’s” Mario Lopez, “Nobody warned me that there are five of them and each of them has 7 or 8 million followers on Twitter. They have this army of mad fans called Directioners.”
He added, “Suddenly I have 35 million girls tweeting me and they’re all doing the same thing, “Piers Morgan is smelly”… I’ve got my own group going now called the Morganers.” – Read more at ExtraTV

Glee Hunk Dean Geyer Dishes On Sexy Scene With Kate Hudson – “I had to pick [Kate] up and grab her, and she’d put her legs around me,” Dean told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live, of his and Kate’s dance set to the “Grease” ballad “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” on “Glee.” “With someone like her, I’m not sure where I’m allowed to grab! So the dance instructor says, ‘You have to grab her on the ass.’ “I was still a little tentative,” he continued, with a laugh. “On the day [of shooting] she says, ‘Just grab me. Grope my ass!’ That was the only way I could hold her up properly.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Chris Colfer on How ‘Lightning’ Struck Twice – ETonline: Are you a good skater?
Colfer: You know, I have only skated once before in my life so I was really, really cautious the first hour. I got progressively much, much better as the night goes on. Now, I’m ready for The Olympics. ETonline: They say the key to skating is perfecting the fall. Colfer: If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s fall. But every time I would fall, I would try to strike a pose to make people know I was all right … which the paparazzi always managed to catch [laughs]. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Blake Shelton on last night’s the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Features a funny clip from Blake’s Christmas Special with Kelly Clarkson.

Cee Lo Green Announces He Is Managing Season 2’s Juliet Simms

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  • mad1son

    I thought it was cute when Ace and Diana started dating, but all this milking of every part of their romance for maximum publicity value is cringeworthy. Now she’s picking out her dress out on tv, and surprise! Look who shows up for some screen time. 

    While Diana is trying on dresses, Ace surprises his Broadway star fiancee at the salon, dropping by to tell her just how much he loves her and to wish her well in her search for the perfect gown.

    Nothing about their relationship comes off as genuine anymore.

  • songsungblue

    I’m sure it is genuine, but the whole doing it in the public eye thing is nauseating.  I would not be surprised if they filmed their wedding, a la The Bachelor.  UGH. 

  • tripp_ncwy
  • girlygirltoo

    The whole Ace-Diana romance has been played out for maximum publicity. I don’t doubt that they’re in love, but is there really anyone besides the 2 of them who really wants to see all their wedding preparations played out on camera? I seriously doubt it. Most people would have no clue who they even are.

  • CSFan

    I don’t have a problem with an Idol, Diana or any of them, doing one of those wedding dress shows. It’s harmless fun.

    I haven’t seem much about them in several months so I don’t see it as milking do much as the show (BOBH) has an active pr department. The celebrity media likes covering relationships, it’s just the day and age we are in. If someone calls and wants to interview you, what’s the harm?

    I’d rather watch an idol alum happily pick out her wedding dress than see them in a mug shot. :)

  • lovetheusa1776

    Hey – No Thanks – if you’re around – remember posting about K-Pop about a week ago and said Lambert would look great in the clothes from BB’s “Monster” vid – he just said (think in a HK interview) that he loves those clothes.  In the look he has in tonight’s pics from HK, would fit right in.  

  • mchcat

    Scotty and Kristie Lee Cooke did a duet of Jingle Bells at the show tonight.  Hope someone posts a video

  • Niall

    Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson together on his Christmas special is going to be hilarious. Normally I loathe Christmas specials but this will be one that I check out.

    Count me in as somebody who thinks Diana is adorable and genuine. I didn’t like her on AI way back when, but I respect the hell out of her now. I think she’s waaaaay too good for Ace but it’s obvious how cavity inducingly in love those two are. If a bridal dress show called and asked them to appear and they’re comfortable with it, more power to them. She had to get a wedding dress anyway, so why not?

  • girlygirltoo

    Adam just got name checked on this episode of Project Runway All-Stars (they are doing an androgynous design for the challenge)

  • lovetheusa1776

     Rove LA, too

  • Kariann Hart

    I love following the Diana/Ace romance, including picking out the wedding dress!

  • iluvai

    I guess diehard AI fans might want to go along for the ride.  ;)

  • iluvai

    Doing it in public is verboten. I don’t think that means anything.  ;)

  • Daytripper73

    In the months since the proposal I’ve occasionally seen updates here on mjs about Diana and Ace: pictures from a few charity appearances, performing on The Marie Osmond Show (seems appropriate, given they are singers), and a couple of print interviews. The last time I saw Diana mentioned it was career related because she’s doing the pre-broadway run of a brand new musical called NERDS in Raleigh, NC. I’ve yet to see them parading through paparazzi heavy areas of Hollywood or finding their way into gossip sites. All in all their lives appear very low key. Hardly the stuff of fame whores. :)

    I don’t find it surprising that one of the wedding dress shows wanted Diana. I remember thinking shortly after they got engaged that Diana and Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta would be a great fit. Turns out I had the right idea but the wrong show. I like reading about Diana and Ace for the same reason I like hearing about Jordin and Jason or Kelly and Brandon: I enjoy feel good idol stories and seeing my favorite AI alum happy. If it turns out there’s a one hour wedding special on TLC or some other network a few weeks after the wedding, I’ll probably watch it. It’s their special day so they can share as much or as little as they wish.

  • songsungblue

    I’m not saying that Ace and Diana can’t conduct their romance any way they want. But to ME – it’s cheesy and publicity seeking and unsurprising. They’ve  ‘branded’ themselves together as a unit [too bad really, Diana might be a tiny bit generic but she’s definitely more talented than Ace, IMO]. I find that kind of thing makes my eyes roll, but hey YMMV and all that. They do seem to be trying for a reality show. Personally, I think this sort of thing can blow up in your face. I get a little ‘umm’ about Jordan and her boyfriend too. People get a little too invested in these relationships…anyway, if other people want to watch them get hitched / try on dresses – that’s cool with me. I’m just offering an opinion here. I think it’s going to be harder to be taken seriously the more they pander to their ‘great love, come see!’  That’s been my observation about other C List celebrity match ups in the past. 

  • Niall

    I don’t think Diana would do a reality show. Ace probably would. LOL

    Diana’s supposedly slated for a 2013 Broadway return in a new show so if she wants to work with her future husband in between her own stuff, that’s probably not too bad. What would be a tragedy would be if she started passing up projects and ONLY working with Ace.

    In a more general sense, I think this is a tough industry and if your manager calls and says “such and such show wants to interview you guys” or “USA Today wants to get a quote about the wedding,” the choice becomes take your opportunity to get your name out there for that day or let it pass by. Every little bit helps and you work with what you’ve got if you happen to be in between projects.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Live stream for MAMA has started:

    I agree with Adam K-Pop fashion is Fierce. They’re all beautiful and so flawless.


    K-POP fashion is Fierce. These kids are DRESSED!

  • irockhard

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    Guess where I am today!!

    Answer is Pixar Animation Studios. I hope this is work related.

  • J SanchezFan Kaylo™

    Jessica is set to do her first solo concert in Reno, Nevada next February.

  • YankeeFan08

    Adam just performed at MAMA.  He sang WWFM and Trespassing and sounded amazing as usual.  He wore the Trespassing jacket designed by The Blonds. 

    THE BLONDS NY ?@TheBlondsNY

    And now he’s trending worldwide.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    OH MY, he just killed it!

    He sounded amazing

    & he looked so fabulous!

  • asifclueless

    Thanks … YanKeeFan.  :)

    Glad .. we’re ones of the billion have got to see this.

    Adam Lambert walking the Red Carpet, MAMA, 30Nov


  • Anny_nanny
  • loveroftalent

    He is so incredibly gorgeous and amazing….

  • usedtobelucy

    Elliott does Boston (a medley of his hit):

  • Axxxel

    loved everything,  Adam ,the band, the afro wigs, the male dancers… even Psy’s face hehehehe… except the beard… that has to go… Adam looks too much like George Michael with that beard… the rest is still ok.

  • Axxxel

    Thank you very much for the link *grab tissue*.

  • mmb

    Not a fan of the facial hair but that was a really good performance!  Fashion wise he is totally in his element with the K-pop crew! They’re his fashion spirit-people!  So in the past 3 years Adam has performed at award shows in the US (AMAs), Canada (MMVAs), Europe (EMAs), and now Asia (MAMA).  Not bad.    His music director/keyboardist tweeted that he would be back in Hong Kong next year — so I suspect a Hong Kong concert will be added to Adam’s tour schedule soon.

  • girlygirltoo

    Mario Lopez is getting married this weekend and I saw on twitter that the wedding will be shown on TLC (after the fact). So Ace & Diana have company in this department

  • Axxxel

    That red carpet run looked scary to me. So long and  Adam Lambert was all alone in front of all those camerapeople… the interview with the MC afterwards was cute…

  • Axxxel

    Chris Colfer keeps melting my heart and keeps making me worried… Hope he does not burn out. He does know how to hit the iron when hot… Hope his movie will be a hit, or at least an honourable mention for the actress who plays his character’s mother in the movie….

  • Axxxel

    wow that was fast, video is blocked.

  • mmb

    There is an official youtube video of both performances….I can’t think them right now, but you can easily watch them there

  • bscfan

    Adam looked fantastic on the red carpet! Futuristic pirate! So striking! I thought the beard went perfectly with the outfit.   That ensemble might be too much at a US event but for K-pop it was perfect.  

  • Nadine_Bitch

    LOL I like his facial hair. But this is coming from someone who liked when he shaved part of his head. I loved Time for miracles and No Boundaries too..;)

    He really looked so damn gorgeous!

  • Nadine_Bitch
  • YankeeFan08

    This video is working.  Starts at the 33:00 minute mark.

  • Axxxel

    hehe at least we have one opinion in common: Adam Lambert looks gorgeous !

  • usedtobelucy

    RGIII is a fan of The Voice.

    Favorite TV shows?
    RGIII: “The Voice.” I love music so I like “The Voice.” And then
    other than that I really don’t watch too much.

    Idol is really much better, Robert, but I suppose it was before your time. heh

  • bscfan

    Congrats to Jordin for getting a new movie role! That plot sounds way too corny for me, but she sure is working with some great actors. 

  • Sharon S.
  • Nadine_Bitch

    And here where he was mentioned on Project Runway:

  • askance

    Wow, those Adam vids seem to get blocked superfast. Fortunately the link above still works. For now lol

  • Claudia Wallace

     Diana is not way too good for Ace, he is a great guy with a great future. She is a lucky gal and I am sure she knows it.