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 AmericanIdol.com
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