Idol Headlines for 1/2/13

Scotty McCreery tweeted, “On the way to the doctor. Wisdom teeth out today. Hopefully there arent any strange tweets from me today, cause I will be out of it….” And then after, “Wheeeeeeew wee.. Feelin goood. Its gonna be a sportscenter and couch day for me. Bring on the yogurt/jello/ and most importantly, ice cream” Well. he seems to be feeling no pain!

The Voice winner, Cassadee Pope tweets, “Up early! Going into my first meeting with Universal Republic. Exciting stuff :)”

Carrie Underwood I Sold My Normal Person House for $372k – Carrie Underwood is ditching her last remaining tie to “American Idol” — the modest crib she bought in Tennessee to celebrate winning the crown in 2005. Now that Carrie’s a bonafide country music multi-millionaire … she just sold off the 2,956-square-foot home in Franklin, TN (Google it … tons of celebs live there) for $372,500. The country superstar bought the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath house for $384k … ya know BEFORE she sold over 15 million albums and married a pro hockey star. The house is pretty great — for a non-famous person — hardwood floors, spacious kitchen, garage, fireplace … all that normal house stuff. Carrie’s far from homeless — she and husband Mike Fisher dropped $3.2 million on 400 acres of land in nearby Nashville back in 2011 to build their dream home. Read more at

Kelly Clarkson: Inside Her Special Bond With Fiance Brandon Blackstock’s Kids – As Kelly Clarkson goes into 2013 planning her wedding to boyfriend of nine months Brandon Blackstock, the singer is also preparing for another life-changing milestone: she’ll officially become the stepmother of her talent manager fiance’s two children — Savannah, 11, and Seth, 7 — from a previous marriage. “Kelly pays special attention to them,” an insider tells Us Weekly of Blackstock’s kids with ex-wife Melissa. One way the “Stronger” songbird spoiled them? The trio went on a VIP tour of Disneyland last summer when Clarkson was on a break from filming ABC’s Duets. Though she is intent on making a good impression on Savannah and Seth, Clarkson, 30, is “careful not to step on their mother’s toes,” says another insider, adding that American Idol’s inaugural champ “definitely wants to have some of her own kids with Brandon.” – Read more at US Magazine

Nicki Minaj Resolves: Resist Shoe Temptations in 2013 – Nicki Minaj welcomed 2013 at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas on Monday. Just after 11:30 p.m. the “Starships” singer made her way through throngs of fans to the nightclub. Wearing a tight gold dress, gold sparkly platforms and a blonde wig, Minaj flaunted her physique down the red carpet. As for New Year’s resolutions, the American Idol judge said she’s not “buying anymore shoes,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. And that in 2013, she’s looking forward to her “clothing line and working on her third album,” the source adds. – Read more at People

SIMON COWELL SEX SECRETS – SIMON Cowell’s sex secrets are set to be laid bare on Celebrity Big Brother. His ex-girlfriend Paula Hamilton is rumoured to have signed for the show and is ready to spill the beans. And lurid stories of how he took her virginity will be a new blow for the music guru. Cowell, 53, had to suffer the embarrassment of ex-lover Jasmine Lennard, 27, talking about their relationship on the Channel 5 show last summer. – Read more at Star

Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, introduces his son Logan via twitter, “Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes. Logan is one week old and doing great. Happy new year!”

This Week’s Cover: Inside the making (and remaking) of NBC’s ‘Smash’ – New showrunner Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) got the gig after selling NBC on his plan for the new Smash: More star power (Jennifer Hudson! Liza Minnelli!), more ambitious plotting, more original music (including tunes from a new Rent-esque project called Hit List), and absolutely no more scarves. Judging by the first three episodes, Safran has given Smash some much-needed mood stabilizers to eradicate its whiplash tone and character shifts, and the new players — like bad boy songwriter Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), a love interest for Karen, and Broadway superstar Veronica Moore (guest star Hudson) — bring fresh energy to the storytelling. Basically, this season could be retitled Smash 2.0: Go Big or Go Home. “Some things you’ll fail with because being audacious doesn’t always fly,” says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “But I think we have to be audacious or we’re dead.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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  • teekee

    Little Logan is a cutie.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    A fan video of Adam arriving in Vietnam. There were reports that he was held inside the airport for a short time due to some visa issue but obviously got settled.

    There were quiet numbers of fans welcoming him at Ho Chi Minh City:


    Scotty seems to have gone through the Wisdom teeth pulling with ease. That is until the freezing wears off. Will see if he tweets again today. Love you Scotty.


    Carrie and Mike also still have the huge house that they had built in Ottawa, Canada before he was traded to Nashville. From the last report it is still not sold. 

  • Ima fan

    SMASH season 2 

  • loveroftalent

    ahh…They love him…So much love for him internationally…Thanks for posting the vid…After witnessing alot of hate filled comments to Adam and about him, this vid is very much appreciated…I hope ADam didn’t read much of what was said about him, but I know he is used to crap on a daily basis…

  • YankeeFan08

    Yes, it is always great to see all the love for Adam from his international fans.  Looks like there was quite a mob there to greet him.
    I wouldn’t worry too much about Adam.  Today the headline is “Russell Crowe agrees with Adam”.  News cycle #2 is well under way.  :)

  • Leandro

    TMZ made a special episode with the greatest hits of 2012. Some of the folks “sang” Stronger and Home. The whole episode is worth watching because it’s full of awesome VFTW singing!

  • loveroftalent

    I know but to see such venom being slung at him is really disheartening….Disagree with him sure but to see adults calling him filty names is disgusting..

    Oh well…What’s done is done.  I’m coming out of my little bubble more and more everyday.  I have people tell me all the time  that I am too nice and the world is not like that..

  • bridgette12

    There’s no need to worry about Adam, he’s a grown man who can handle any situation that comes up. The thing with Adam, it don’t matter what he do, someone won’t like it. He knows it and probably decided long ago to just do it his way.

  • samuelgrant

    I live about 30 minutes from Franklin, and TMZ is right. A TON of celebs live there! I once went to a Predators hockey game in Nashville and was in the same elevator as Carrie, Kellie Pickler, and Taylor Swift!

  • mmb

    Really looking forward to seeing what they do with Smash this season.  Hopefully they have fixed it.  So much potential.  Just hope that J-Hud doesn’t take too much time away from Megan (sorry, I adore Megan and J-Hud.not so much)

  • MellyPer1692

    I love all these pics of Adams arrival in Vietnam:

  • H.A.

    I think you should not worry so much about the haters. There’s a saying that goes “Haters make you more famous”. If you step outside the Adam bubble and look at some of the superstar artists they get the same hate. Some of the biggest legends has had their share of controversy and with that comes haters. I would worry more if he was ignored all together.

    Poor Russell. The media totally twisted his words.

    Crowe agrees his Les Mis singing is poor:

  • loveroftalent

    Thanks for pictures…Those girls are stunning…wow

  • bridgette12

    I love those pictures, Adam looked really happy and excited to be there.

  • bridgette12

    The press amazes me something, because they are  taking a part of Russell’s  statement and building this story around it. Although from the clips I have seen of Russell singing, I agree his singing is poor, that’s not what he’s saying in his statement. 

  • windmills

    ICU US Weekly and your angling for the Kelly/Brandon wedding exclusive pics if they decide to share. 

    For Chris Daughtry fans, the new People mag with the cover story on regular people who are now half the size they used to be, has a super cute spread on Chris and his family. Adorable pictures!

  • seashellz51

    American Idol 12 Promo for StarWorld Asia

  • irockhard

    Vids from James’ StageIt concert yesterday:

    Cover of P!nk’s Try:

    We Would Have Loved You Anyway:

    New song James wrote with James Michael and Blair Daly about suicide. I have no words, this is incredible, the lyrics, the message, the melody, everything. This song better make the new album!

  • Q3

    The American Idol Season 12 promo running in China, Indonesia and a couple other countries – stars Adam.

    Here is the YT:

    ETA: I was too slow! But def a fun promo.

  • windmills

    James Durbin fans: this may be old news but he’s written a song with Chris DeStefano called Touch Of Evil.

  • irockhard

    That’s news me, thanks windmills!

  • bridgette12

    That’s cool and it makes sense to have Adam promote the new season since he’s know there.

  • loveroftalent

    Loved it…He is so sweet and soooo handsome.

  • justmefornow

    News to me too! Thanks, LOVE the name!

  • justmefornow

    I feel the same way. If it’s this good acoustically with just James on guitar, can you imagine this full band, electric guitars, full on hard rock track?!!

  • jpfan2

    I don’t see a numbers thread but supposedly HGTV is using Home to promo its new season. Home is now #7 and #54 on iTunes which combined push it to #3 on iTunes.

    I’ll be sad when this song runs its course. I don’t think we’ll see another smash like this for a LONG time. ;

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Oh that is so cool that they have Adam to promote AI in Asia. And he was alone in that promo, no mentioned of the new judges:)

  • TheOther

    I have a feeling that Home will resurface, in it’s original form, at some point, somewhere. 

  • Montavilla

    Heh.  So Adam is the face of Idol for Asia?  That’s pretty cool.  (Although, I’m guessing it could as easily be David Archuleta if he weren’t otherwise occupied.)

    I like how they made his winning moment the reaction when he found out he was in the final (over Danny).  

    Lest anyone think I’m being snarky, I’m not.  I’m proud of Adam for making such an impact.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Great job on “Try” – James looks about twelve – see his littlest fan made a brief appearance.  And good to see him writing – like the new song.

  • Anny_nanny

    What have I missed? The new single is already released?

    Phillip Phillips Worldwide iTunes Performance
    Last update: 2013-01-02 13:35:09 EDT

    Get Up Get Down
    #64 Estonia

    Gone, Gone, Gone
    #214 United States
    #371 United Arab Emirates

    Where We Came From
    #370 United Arab Emirates 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    LOL I thought the same too. They seemed want to imply that he won season 8(over Gokey).

    About Archie though, the kid is massively popular in the Philippines and Indonesia but if AI is being shown(and I’m not sure if it is) in Korea, Japan, Hongkong and vietnam, I understand why they chose Adam(even over Cook).

  • irockhard

    I love this cover of Try too. LOL if he did this sort of thing on AI he would’ve totally won S10, he kills at being a WGWG. I’m so glad that he didn’t though, now he can be a WGWG only when he wants to.

    WWLYA is the best song I’ve heard from him so far, he’s turning into quite an amazing songwriter.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Great promo – his ease in front of the camera is a valuable asset.  And happy to see he’s achieving success in such an enormous market.

  • bridgette12

    The perfect singer to promote this show in that market. 

  • elliegrll

    It doesn’t mean much, since it is just people’s opinion, but so far two reviewers have said that based on the first few episodes people are going to wish that more of the storyline is about Jennifer.

  • jpfan2

    GGG def hasn’t been released to radio in the US.  Anyone can buy the album version of the song. I can’t tell you what’s going on Estonia, etc.

    I know Home is doing well in Canada. How about the rest of the world?

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Hope Scotty is all better by Friday!

  • fantoo1

    Ha ha Scotty cracks me up!

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I found this link most usefully.
    Apparently South Africa us third after US and Canada in its appreciation for ‘Home’.
    It is #20 on i-tunes there.
    (I would never have guessed).

  • irockhard

    AI is quite popular in SA. They finally launched the iTunes music store here just before Xmas.

  • Sassycatz

    About Archie though, the kid is massively popular in the Philippines and
    Indonesia but if AI is being shown(and I’m not sure if it is) in Korea,
    Japan, Hongkong and vietnam, I understand why they chose Adam(even over

    They take advantage of any former Idol contestant who goes over there to help promote Idol. On Cook’s last trip over — not the private one — he was billed partially as an “ambassador of Idol,” and in every interview and appearance he was asked and talked about the new season. He even performed with Asian Idol winners to make that link between winners from both sides of the ocean.

  • bridgette12

    But Adam is a bigger star in Asia overall than Archie or Cook. If they wanted Cook to do the promo, they would have gotten him to do it when he was over there. It don’t take long to do a 30 second promo.

  • heartly


    ICU US Weekly and your angling for the Kelly/Brandon wedding exclusive pics if they decide to share.

    No joke!  haha  This is the 3rd or 4th time they’ve run the same story since the engagement just changing the order of quotes from “sources” and the headline.

    According to Radar Online, there’s going to be a little something with Kelly in the February issue of Cosmo.

    If there’s one person I don’t ever want to know about their sex life, it would be Simon.  Yuck.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Sassycatz

    But Adam is a bigger star in Asia overall than Archie or Cook. If they
    wanted Cook to do the promo, they would have gotten him to do it when he
    was over there. It don’t take long to do a 30 second promo.

    He did media interviews and his performance was on television. Cook is popular enough over there to have some cache. It’s not a competition.

  • Miz

    I actually caught the TMZ people singing the ‘hits’ (it came on after a news report on Kris on Fox 11). It was kind of funny. The guy singing Home sounded like Phillip.

  • Anny_nanny

     Thank you, I was afraid that missed something interesting.

  • suenigma

    No doubt Sassycatz. No doubt. Not sure why it has to be a competition. I’ll give Adam China, mainly because none of the others have been there, AFAIK, but Archie is actually the most popular Idol in the Asian market. IMO. Cook is pretty popular in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Phillipines too, and I hear Elliot is SERIOUSLY popular in Japan, which is a huge market. All three of those guys have done promo for Idol too on their trips over there. It’s all good.

  • Miz

    Nothing makes me feel ickier than the thought of hearing about Simon Cowell’s sex life. Bleah

  • girlygirltoo

    No…those are just downloads from the album version of those songs.

    ETA – there may not actually be a separate single release for GGG. Sometimes there is and sometimes they just send the album version to radio. Depends on several factors, including whether the song needs a radio edit for length and/or content

  • girlygirltoo

    Maybe he did one and they just haven’t broadcast it yet (shrugs)

  • Anny_nanny
    Information is given BEFORE Christmas. And Brian miss “Home”.


    This is the latest news following Scotty’s Wisdom teeth pulling this morning. His mom tweeted

    Judy Cooke McCreery?@JudyMacGarner
    It WAS pretty funny(when he was waking up from anesthesia) he told the Dr,”needed that little rest…got a big show tomorrow” …DontThinkSo

    Judy Cooke McCreery?@JudyMacGarner
    So I have to say @ScottyMcCreery has been a pretty good patient

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Okay, that’s hilarious…I needed that smile after the day of after-Christmas clean up stress.:)  Thanks Scotty and Miss Judy.:))

  • Axxxel

    I am not a fan of Crowe but terrible how they twisted his words..

  • Axxxel

    Yeah, last year David Cook had a concert in Jakarta and had a duet with the 2012 winner of Indonesian idol !

  • Axxxel

    and if I watch closely, just after that reaction when he found out he was in the finals… I  can briefly see Terrence (Adam’s future dancer in Glamnation and current tour) and Adam’s ex in the audience.

  • Axxxel

    cute American Idol promo… So who did the promo last year on Star World Asia ?

  • HKfan

    But they did the same with Adams tweets, took all the negative and ran with it, and ignored the positive, how he said it was visually impressive, great emotional acting, and praising at least 5 of the singers…..why should Russell be any different?

  • HKfan

    I have seen this Adam advert quite a few times, its usually shown in the evenings during Starworlds big evening show. They also used an Adam advert last year, and a David Archuleta one. They do show other Idol promos, usually with members of the public saying which Idol is their favourite, and saying starworld is their favourite channel, and they have Idol promos with the judges. But so far this year the only ex idol I’ve seen is Adam.

  • HKfan

    I don’t remember ever seeing a David Cook advert for Idol on in HK, David archuleta yes, even if not an advert, he usually does a little advert for starworld whilst Idol is showing, and Adam each year since he was on. But never Cook or Eliot Yamin. Kris Allen did one a couple of years ago too..

  • HKfan

    Adam did some of it…..

  • steph6449

    Maybe it will come to me, but on first thought I can’t come up with anything I want to know less than Simon Cowell Sex Secrets :O

    I think they are understating it on Smash. It wasn’t just big ugly scarves, it was Debra Messing’s entire wardrobe early on that was a big brown / tan yawning downer mess, lol.  Funny in that video clip, Kat’s dress obviously was not meant to be jumped in.

  • hellomusicgirl

    So who did the promo last year on Star World Asia ?

    Here’s one of the promos that ran last on StarWorld last year with David Archuleta for AI S11:

    I believe this was taped either when he was in Hong Kong shooting his music video for Wait or perhaps in February of 2012 when he had a StarWorld Idol promo show in Singapore. Actually it was two shows but they were both on the same day, performed for two different audiences.

  • Shoria

    Watching a story about a stalker who terrorized one of the Idol contestants Jessica Sierra.  The most terrifying story ever.  These kids get in the public eye in front of millions of people, some of which are complete whack-jobs and then are left to their own devices without any bodyguards or gated communities that celebrities have.  The show is on Investigation Discovery Channel.

  • Bentley1530

    Wow Ryan Murphy’s baby looks just like him (but cuter).  

  • jpfan2

    I don’t see a numbers thread so I’ll post these here. Idol Chatter posted the album sales for the week ending: 12/23/12:

    Phillip Phillips, The World From the Side of the Moon (98,000, +44%, 475,000) (#7 Billboard 200)
    Underwood, Blown Away (58,000, +42%, 1.166 million) (#22 BB200)
    Scotty McCreery, Christmas With Scotty (48,000, +1%, 337,000) (#32 BB200)
    Kelly Clarkson, Greatest Hits-Chapter 1 (35,000, +49%, 178,000) (#40 BB200)
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger (8,000, +64%, 1 million) (#173 BB200)
    Scotty McCreery, Clear as Day (8,000, +62%, 1.145 million) (#183 BB200)
    Carrie Underwood, Some Hearts (5,000, +42%, 7.283 million)
    Carrie Underwood, Carnival Ride (4,000, +56%, 3.303 million)
    Mandisa, What If We Were Real (3,000, -7%, 243,000)
    Mandisa, It’s Christmas (3,000, +13%, 64,000)
    Casey James, Casey James (2,000, +40%, 64,000)
    Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (less than 1,000, +28%, 20,000

  • irockhard

    windmills question: where did you hear about this?

  • windmills

    irockhard: windmills question: where did you hear about this?

    I saw the title & songwriters on a song list that’s offline. If I ever run across independent online verification, I’ll definitely post it.