Idol Headlines for 12/17/12

Adam Lambert Turns Up for 2012 VH1 Divas Hosting Duties – Ready for his hosting gig, Adam Lambert arrived at the 2012 VH1 Divas Concert on Sunday (December 16) in Los Angeles. The glam rocker looked the part in a suave ensemble as he mingled with performer Jordin Sparks while prepping to head inside the Shrine Auditorium for his stage duties. – See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip

Reality Check: Beatles Beaten on X Factor, Voice! Plus: Fifth Harmony’s Surge, Mario Lopez’s ‘But’

Read more at TV Line

Clay Aiken on Christmas, American Idol, and Donald Trump – At one point during our early morning interview, singer and performer Clay Aiken yawned. It was a deep, expressive yawn. He did not ask to be excused, but he didn’t need to: Aiken is among the most affable, pleasant, and charming interviews I’ve ever enjoyed. Plus, the guy has every reason to be worn out. The former “American Idol” has been making his way across the nation on his “Joyful Noise 2012″ tour, belting out selections and standards from his Christmas recordings, Merry Christmas with Love and All Is Well: Songs for Christmas. It’s a lot of work, and Aiken notes: “This is my fifth year doing it, and if we count all the times that I’ve done this show you’re up into the hundreds, you know?” – Read more at Phoenix New Times

Three ‘Voice’ Alums at Work on New Albums – Three finalists from season two of “The Voice” are at work on full-length albums. Two of them, Juliet Simms and the single-monikered country singer RaeLynn, have already released singles and returned to “The Voice” to perform them. Simms, signed to Republic Records, and Raelynn, recording for Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group, performed their singles on the show the day they were released Dec. 11. RaeLynn wrote her song, “Boyfriend,” fellow “Voice” contestants Nicolle Galyon and Hailey Steele in January; Simms’ “Wild Child” draws on the attitude she conveyed through season two, she says. “It’s about being someone who doesn’t give up on their dreams,” she says. – Read more at Billboard

Bette Midler ‘Still Waiting’ For Glee Appearance – Attention, Ryan Murphy – please call Bette Midler… she’s ready for her “Glee” close-up! Access Hollywood sat down with the legendary singer/actress on Friday, where she addressed the rumors about joining the lengthy list of guest superstars on the FOX comedy. “I don’t know. [Ryan Murphy] never called me,” she told Access’ Shaun Robinson at the junket for her new movie with Billy Crystal, “Parental Guidance,” when asked when fans will see her on “Glee.” “He mentioned it, but… I’m still waiting for the call. But, it’s fine!” – Raed more at Access Hollywood

‘Survivor: Philippines’ Winner Reveals Plans for $1 Million Prize; Final 4 Spill Finale Secrets – [Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Sunday night's episode.] Survivor crowned its latest $1 million winner on Sunday night. After the finale, which took place at CBS’ studios in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter talked to the four finalists to get answers to some burning questions. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Nashville Scoop: Will Ming-Na Steal Rayna Away? – Those folks at Edgehill Records might want to think twice about threatening Rayna Jaymes with a dreaded “Greatest Hits” release. Indeed, TVLine has learned that Ming-Na will appear in an upcoming episode of Nashville as Calista Reeves, a successful Los Angeles music-label exec with designs on luring Connie Britton’s country superstar away from her Edgehill roost. (Guess we’re not the only ones with “Wrong Song” on perpetual repeat on our iTunes.) Ming-Na’s guest role is slated for Episode 11 of Nashville‘s current freshman season. – Read more at TV Line

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris teaches kids the alphabet by singing the ABCs | World Vision

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0_CJQjCs7M&feature=player_embedded

  • girlygirltoo

    How cute is that? Even though they wandered away from the melody and rhythm a bit :)

  • Ratna12

    I love Kris’ singing the alphabet, … next, phone book, which I’m sure I will love too.

  • girlygirltoo

    Another new show for Kris’ “Out Alive” tour. Albuquerque, NM (the show is on 1/31; ignore the date range on the link)

    http://holdmyticket.com/event/126265

  • newinNM

    My son lives in Albuquerque, might think about going to this, book marked for later.

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    My friend of 20yrs was at an Xmas party last night with Darren Criss!  https://twitter.com/JAYTERRIEN/status/280746865719377920/photo/1

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    According to Heejun, he’ll have a new single out early in the new year.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro
  • T G

    Kris and Michael Johns are both featured in this video. The gala raised more than $800K  :)

    @LittleKidsRock, w/ the help of @StevieVanZandt & @MVZaGoGo, had the most successful gala in its history! Check it out: http://ow.ly/gaLeR 

  • tripp_ncwy

    New Kris merchandise in the works for the Out Alive Tour;

    theseanporter @Bigdaddysays
    Getting some really sweet new merch designs for the #outalivetour from @TheDavidBlaise. Hope you all dig them as much as me!

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    The World Vision website says that is the melody they use. It’s similar to ours, but not the same.

    I love the photo they used. It’s framable.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Not from a known Scotty fan, but someone in voice and production…A Tribute to Newtown with CIH as the background music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZvaU-jZ71U

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    So if you saw me on 635 drivng crazy about an hour ago, I couldn’t help it. I had just heard Crying on a Suitcase by Casey J on the radio for the first time. I was fangirling and driving at the same time. So happy they’re FINALLY playing that local boy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ACMLXLYSSX73RNYQOUZWSO2I4U Enough already!

    First time on my computor in days and wanted to congratulate Adam on the awesome job he did hosting the Vh1 Divas 2012.   Not only did we get to see a comic side that we know he has, but he was the hit of the show.   Also got a big bang out of the costume changes, especially the one where he was channeling Madge.    Hope she appreciated the effort as much as we did.   Thanks for posting all the videos from this show as I can always bookmark from your site.