Idol Headlines for 1/17/13 – The Evening Edition

Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan are scheduled for the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN set for June. Click for more information.

Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer and Lauren Alaina Taking Part in CMT Next Women of Country Campaign – There’s no question country is a male-dominated format these days, so CMT is shining a light on the women in the genre with their Next Women of Country campaign. The year-long initiative will feature Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer, Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen and a few other signed and unsigned female acts. CMT will promote the campaign across all their platforms including CMT and Fans can visit to see the latest videos from the featured female acts. – Read more at ABC News Radio

American Idol: 14 Diva Moments From the Season 12 Premiere — Starring Nicki & Mariah! – I can’t lie: My inner feminist clenches her fists with rage every time Hollywood perpetuates the idea that two or more powerful women can’t peacefully and professionally collaborate on a project. That said, my inner feminist isn’t foolish enough to believe that the antics of borderline cartoon characters Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on American Idol will in any way harm or advance the plight of womankind in America. Therefore, the Gloria Steinem in my heart has given me the go-ahead to put together a gallery of the 14 most ridiculous diva moments from the show’s Season 12 premiere on Wednesday night. – More at TV Line

Idol Alum Melinda Doolittle Talks About New Judges

Fresh from the Smash Set: 12 Scoops from Katharine McPhee, Jeremy Jordan & Krysta Rodriguez – Theater fans have a ton of reasons to be excited about the second season of NBC’s Smash (debuting February 5), not the least of which is hunky star Jeremy Jordan, spunky newcomer Krysta Rodriguez and a slew of Broadway veterans who will pop up on the hit show. invaded the Brooklyn set of the musical theater dramedy to chat with Jordan, Rodriguez and returning star Katharine McPhee about all the exciting things we can expect from the new season—and the new actors. Here are a dozen scoops we learned about life in the Smash lane! – Read more at

“American Idol” Runner-up Diana DeGarmo Will Star in NCT’s Pre-Broadway Engagement of “Nerds” – “American Idol” Season 3 first runner-up Diana DeGarmo will star as Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’ girlfriend Sally in the North Carolina Theatre‘s pre-Broadway engagement of Nerds, a frisky new PG-13-rated musical comedy about the birth of Microsoft Corporation and Apple. Broadway veterans Stanley Bahorek and Darren Ritchie will co-star as Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in the NCT production, which runs Feb. 18-20 and 22-27 and Jan. 29-Feb. 3 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. – Read more at Trangleartsandentertainment

Ratings Rundown: ‘Idol’ Premiere and ‘Nashville’ – ABC’s Nashville averaged 6.5 million viewers last night. According to the L.A. Times, the show is attracting an unusual set of viewers—it is tied as the most popular new show among women 18-34. For advertising reasons, the network expected, and wants to, draw in more 18-49 year old fans. Among the theories for the younger-skewing watchers: thanks to hit acts including Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, younger women like country music more than older women. Or perhaps younger women are more interested in Hayden Paneittere, or the competing singers storyline. The program also has unusually high DVR numbers. – Read more at Music Row

Adam Shankman Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Horizon Television For Cable Series – Adam Shankman is venturing into cable. The director/producer/choreographer and his sister, producer Jennifer Gibgot, have closed a two-year first look deal with Warner Horizon Television for their Offspring Entertainment banner. Under the pact, the duo will develop and executive produce scripted cable projects for the studio, a division of Warner Bros TV. Shankman also has the option to direct. In development, Shankman and Gibgot will be assisted by Offspring’s Matt Smith.- Read more at Deadline

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  • sweetmm

    Blaine shout out!!

    Ryan Murphy ?@MrRPMurphy
    Come What May

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe made this announcement today: “American Idol pop star Clay Aiken will appear at Malaprop’s to sing a song in tribute to our author T. Cooper, who will be presenting his memoir, Real Man Adventures about his female to male transition. 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19.”

    Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
    55 Haywood StAsheville, North Carolina

  • girlygirltoo

    oh — Clay could have gone to Kris’ show in Asheville tonight :)

  • jennyl2

    What a gorgeous picture :D. Its funny to see Kurt with the bow and Blaine with the tie. 

  • Axxxel

    “Come what may” is Chris Colfer’s (who plays Kurt) favorite love song according to this interview…

    That picture of gorgeous looking Kurt and Blaine… sigh… I guess it is for the “wedding” ??? Whoever sent that picture and tweet knows how to pull the heartstrings of the Kurtsies and Klainers…

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, we fans detect such subtle differences… does it mean that Kurt has changed some wardrobe habits since his stay in New York ? I guess so..

  • tucker davis

    WFTSOTM back up to #11 on Itunes.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris song of the day in Asheville was a cover of Breakdown by Tom Petty

    Original here:

  • Jenny Williams

    New Jessica Sanchez interview

  • ali_359921

     Thank you … I liked the interview ..

    Single next month ( Feb) . Album in May … Can’t wait .

  • girlygirltoo

    Here’s video of Kris’ cover of “Breakdown” from tonight (with banter before and after song)

    And here’s new interview with Kris where he talks about some plans for album #3  (his band will play on the album, yay)

  • Miz

    Yay for Kris & band doing some Tom Petty! That video is great and includes banter before and after which I greatly appreciate.

    There have been a lot of new interviews with the Out Alive Tour and each one of them seems to bring out new information. I’m sure I’m not alone in being thrilled that his band will be recording with him on the next album.

    I wonder what ‘music industry friends’ will be contributing to it. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    LOL This story gets weirder & weirder.

    US Weekly

    Exclusive: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, Alleged Mastermind Behind Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax, Auditioned for The Voice

  • girlygirltoo

    lolll…wonder if The Voice producers checked into his “sob story”…(I’ll feel bad if this sob story is actually true, but somehow I doubt it is)

    According to the source, Tuiasosopo told producers he and his cousins started a Christian band together and were on their way to perform at a youth conference in Nevada when they got into a “massive” car accident. He claimed a truck crashed into their vehicle, sending them flip-flopping all over the freeway. He also said doctors thought one of them might have been brain-dead, but miraculously, everyone was fine.