Idol Headlines for 12/25/12

Happy Christmas!

Cast of Newsies, Phillip Phillips, Yolanda Adams and More Perform on ABC’s “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” Dec. 25 – “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade,” which features a performance from the cast of Broadway’s Newsies, airs on ABC Dec. 25 beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings. TV watchers can also expect to enjoy performances by country/pop supergroup Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, acoustic queen Colbie Caillat, country superstar Brad Paisley, musician/actor Ross Lynch, Christian rock chart-topper TobyMac, “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and gospel legend Yolanda Adams. – Read more at Playbill

Jennifer Hudson celebrates season of giving in Chicago – December 24, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson is in town to celebrate the season of giving by providing 50-thousand holiday presents for needy children.
Regina Reed is one person who benefited from Hudson’s generosity.

Read more at ABC Local

Jennifer Hudson – Happy holidays!

‘American Idol’ stars wrap presents to benefit hurricane Sandy – These photos come from the gift-wrapping event held at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday (Dec. 18) and from a mall in Westchester, New York on Wednesday (Dec. 19). Manny Streetz, Michael Rippe, Brooke White (from “Idol” season 7) and Lexi Shaw wrapped the presents in California, while season 4’s Anthony Fedorov led the gift-wrapping station in New York. Those lucky shoppers who got their presents wrapped by TV people also received the gift of “American Idol”-themed wrapping paper. The gift-wrapping itself was free, but the stunt was meant to bring in donations to provide relief for those affected by hurricane Sandy. The “Idol” alums partnered with the Red Cross for the fundraiser. – Read more at Zap2it

‘X Factor’ loss could be Emblem3’s gain – “Going into the competition, I personally didn’t think it would go anywhere,” Keaton Stromberg, 16, said a week before the trio was kicked off the show. “I went in thinking, ‘Whatever happens, happens.’ It’s going to get us exposure, no matter what.””We just needed the jump,” interrups Chadwick, 20. “You sacrifice some things doing the show, but it’s an awesome way to get your name out there. We just kind of took advantage of it.” – Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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  • girlygirltoo

    Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the holiday! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.

  • zaclona77

    …well, color me surprised… that LA Times interview of Emblem3?… was the first one where they made sense to me and they did not even sound like d-bags… not one single time!…

  • quickjessie

    Merry Christmas to all of you!  MJ – you’ve created a very entertaining blog and we thank you.

    To all the other featured writers – rest assured we read all of you, even if we don’t comment.

    To the posters – you’ve made me laugh, cry, then laugh again.  And I’ve learned a few things as well.  So thanks for all of that.


  • Anny_nanny

    “Silver Bells” – Erika Van Pelt and John Stevens at the Vets 12/9/12

  • Larc

    Very nice from EVP.  As for JS, no comment!

  • Axxxel

    Sometimes it is also an andrenaline thing… It is different to be interviewed nice and in a quiet place without camera or in a noisy place with a camera pointed at you..

  • Li Wright

    Such a wonderful video of Jennifer Hudson, she’s really becoming a star…not in the making….but a star.

  • Axxxel

    Not one single time ? The LA Times did mention that Emblem 3 complained that their activities were interrupted by the announcement of LA Times wanting to do an interview with them…

    There was also another example (about the skateboard)… but I guess slowly but surely Emblem 3 will understand that being artists mean, putting up with the fun and the not-that-much-fun-stuff as well.

    Like you said, this interview looks much better than their video interviews… So I guess they are learning fast. I wish them much luck and success !

  • girlygirltoo

    They are having a White Christmas in Arkansas

    #I’m dreamin of a…. 

  • Kariann Hart

    It is wonderful to hear Idol alumni giving bck to the community.  This is something all celebrity type people in all arenas of entertainment should do, including sports stars. 

  • Anny_nanny

    “Erika Van Pelt ?@ErikaVanPelt
    Pre-production for the album is moving right along. Cannot wait”

    Cross my fingers.

  • girlygirltoo

    Who was Erika signed by…do we know?

  • durbesque

    That was a moving tribute Jennifer received from “elder statesman” Sidney Poitier.