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 TMZ.com
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