Idol Headlines for 11/4/12

Carrie Underwood performs at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.
Phil Stacey performs at First Free Will Baptist in Greenwood, SC.
Jason Castro performs at the Proof of Your Love Tour in South Portland, ME. Read more at

Adam Lambert On His Pretty Little Liars Appearance — “My Vampire Teeth Were My Shield, My Armor” – As you’ll see in the video clip above, Adam admits that he’s not entirely sure how he ended up on the set of Pretty Little Liars, but he did have a clear idea of what he wanted to do when he got there. “[The producers] told me it was a Halloween episode and they suggested kind of a costume thing,” Adam explained to us just a few short hours ago. “They said, ‘Oh, you know, we want to do like a steampunk band,’ and I said, ‘Vampire.’ They were trying to backpedal, and I said ‘No, I’m going to be a vampire.’ And they said, ‘Well, maybe you should…’ and I [said] ‘I’m going to come in the teeth, you’re not gonna get ‘em off me.’ Sometimes you just gotta put your foot down. Or your teeth down. Or something!” – Read more at VH1

‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: How Big is Emblem3’s Ego? What Did Kim Kardashian Think of Sister Khloe’s Hosting Debut? – “I thought it was a bit sloppy,” said the Brit matter-of-factly on Thursday night. “We didn’t have enough time to really prepare ourselves. Too much going on. Terrible song choices.” We couldn’t agree more, but still had plenty more burning questions for all four judges — Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, and L.A. Reid — as well as the show’s new hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian. Read on for the answers… How big is Emblem3’s ego? “It’s huge — I encourage that,” answered Cowell. “They do remind me in a lot of ways of when I started working with One Direction, which was this self-confidence, having fun, wanting to win but at the same time kind of difficult to manage, but I like that. I have fun working with them. And they are infectious.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

X Factor winner Matt Cardle ‘banned’ from performing on the show, awkward – According to The Daily Star, Simon is adamant that the former winner won’t be allowed to perform on the show. A source close to Matt told the paper: “It’s a real slap in the face. Regardless of what’s gone on, you’d think the show would celebrate the success of its winners. “Matt would love to go back and perform but sadly won’t ever get the chance. He’s not sure what he’s done to upset Cowell.” – Read more at Yahoo

Strictly Come Dancing soars ahead of X Factor – Strictly Come Dancing has trounced rival talent show X Factor in the most recent round of Saturday night ratings, by some two million viewers. The BBC dance show, which aired from 18:30-20:15 GMT, pulled in an average of 9.8m viewers – while X Factor drew an average of 7.8m. It marks Strictly’s biggest lead over X Factor in six years, although there was no direct overlap in broadcast times. X Factor, which aired from 20:20-22:05, was also down 2m on the same 2011 show. – Read more at the BBC

‘Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together’ Generates Nearly $23 Million For The American Red Cross – NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The American Red Cross and NBCUniversal announced today that “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,” a live, one-hour benefit telethon, generated nearly $23 million in support of victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy. A record number of individual donations by phone, text and online were accepted by the American Red Cross during the 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. time period beginning on Friday, November 2, 2012. The volume of website and phone traffic exceeded previous benefit telethons in support of the American Red Cross over the last five years. – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

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  • Miz

    Nice to see how successful the telethon for the victims of Hurricane Sandy was. I know I donated. 

  • No Thanks

    Matt Cardle can’t figure what he did to tick off Simon Cowell!?  REALLY?  Did he conveniently forget how much he slagged off the show and SYCO ENDLESSLY and talked shit about other contestants – including Simon’s precious One Direction.  Did he forget how he just HAD to CONSTANTLY remind the public just how much he was above it all?

    Did “Credible Cardle” think he could run his mouth of for two years and get away with it!?  HOW DUMB IS HE!?

  • tripp_ncwy

    No Thanks, totally agree.

  • dcglam

    You go, Adam!!!   Yep, sometimes you do have to put your foot down (or your teeth).   LOL  :-)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Did Khloe Kardashian get advice from any of her sisters after her inaugural broadcast? Said the hosting newbie: “My sister Kim
    was, like, ‘You did amazing, but don’t yell so much!’ And I did notice
    that at some points. I was like, ‘Why did I just yell?’ Because you do!
    It’s just natural. … I love constructive criticism. I’ve never done
    this before so I just think I can only get better. Hopefully!”

    Yes, Khloe, by all means ask Kim for advice and “constructive criticism” on hosting. Khloe’s right about one thing though – she’s pretty much hit rock bottom, so she can only get better at this point.  lol

  • sweetmm

    Well done NBC; one hour had managed to generate 23 mill.  Hoping other networks will come out with something too :)

  • Enough already!

    Loved the Shearer interview with Adam.   It was funny and they looked like they were having fun.  Of course the crowd loves Adam, hes an entertainer without the bells and whistles.   He is that good yes.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Turns out Scotty was taping another Christmas special today…this time, a GAC special with Gloriana, Jana Kramer, and Brett Eldredge. :))

  • p2fan

    The average views of Trespassing (official lyric video) in AdamLambertVEVO since uploaded until PLL was about 9000 per day.  After PLL, it shot up  to an average 15000 per day.  Just goes to show what good TV exposure can do.  Guest stint in TV drama series is much better than talk shows.

  • jpfan2

    I’m kind of happy to see both versions of the XF struggling. I loved Simon on Idol but his non Idol shows like XF and AGT are horribly cheesy.

  • Kariann Hart

    One day, Simon might realize the probelm with X-Factor US is Simon Cowell.  Well, at least they do have Mario Lopez.

  • girlygirltoo

    Very cool! :)

    #Check this out, @KrisAllen:  NY Times Sunday puzzle  

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  • nncw

    Nice interview with Kris Allen in NKD magazine

  • asifclueless

    There is another big reason why Shady is my fav from Trespassing.
    RCA tweets this

    RCA Records Promo?@RCAPromo:disqus 
    Over the weekend @AdamLambert performed at @LiveintheVineyard. What an awesome performance…watch here?

  • asifclueless

    Gorgeous photos of Adam from LIVE IN THE VINEYARD in Napa, Cali

  • asifclueless

    NOW 102.9
    New Adam Lambert Video

    On our Facebook page we asked Adam Lambert fans to submit a question you wanted him to answer. Well he did and here is the video.