Idol Headlines for 12/29/12

Live video: Kellie Pickler, other country music icons perform ‘2012 Ram Jam’ concert – DETROIT, MI- Five country music icons are gathering in Nashville tonight for a one-of-a-kind concert event. And if you weren’t privy to one of the invitation-only tickets, Chrysler Group LLC’s Ram truck brand and Yahoo! Music have you covered. The Auburn Hills-based automaker and the online search engine are live streaming the live streaming the “2012 Ram Jam” concert event starting at 5 p.m. from the Marathon Music Works in Nashville. Artists performing include Zac Brown Band, Kellie Pickler, Easton Corbin, Brantley Gilbert (who performed in Detroit Friday night) and Billy Currington. – Read more at MLive

‘X Factor’ Update: Britney Spears’ Possible Exit Signals Major Overhaul – “It’s tough for an advertiser or a sponsor or pay a prime CPM of $30 or $35 for ashow that does the broadcast average,” says Michael Parent, senior VP of broadcast at TargetCast. “Once they start asking the General Motors or Pepsis to pony up major sponsorship deals again, they may see some push back.” With Antonio “L.A.” Reid departing his coaches’ seat and Spears likely to not be asked back, Cowell and Fox are likely looking at significant budget constraints for season three. No free-spending on a star name for a coach’s chair and, as he told Billboard at the beginning of the season, the $5 million recording contract prize is probably a thing of the past. – Read more at Billboard

Exclusive: Kelly Clarkson “Cried” When Brandon Blackstock Proposed – She’s been talking about getting hitched to boyfriend Brandon Blackstock for months, but when Kelly Clarkson finally came face-to-face with a diamond sparkler and a proposal, the singer was still moved to tears. “It was a proper proposal — very romantic,” a source close to the singer told Us Weekly. “And yes, she cried!” Clarkson, 30, hasn’t been able to hold back her excitement since the Dec. 14 proposal. – Read more at US Magazine

Jordin Sparks on Her Style: ‘I’ve Become Adventurous’ – Jordin Sparks is stepping out of her comfort zone and into some very daring dresses. The singer reveals to that the graphic-print gown with mesh insets (left) she wore to the American Music Awards last month was a big decision for her. “Instead of wearing something because I know it will accentuate my positives and look good, I’ve become adventurous,” she says. “I know I’m not this edgy and crazy person, but that AMA dress was so different for me. So I just said to myself, ‘I’m going to try it.’” – Read more at People Style Watch

Close your eyes, Carmen! Simon Cowell goes on holiday with his ex fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy – While Carmen Electra is busy buying appliqué animals for hypothetical nursery walls, setting up a Mumsnet username and telling the whole world that she wants Simon Cowell to fertilise one of her ovaries, it looks like the X Factor judge has got other things on his mind. Like trying not to capsize his jetski, working out how to do up the straps on his life jacket, and taking his ex-fiancee on a romantic bikini-clad holiday to Barbados We’re just going to write that sentence again, in case Carmen didn’t manage to see it over the top of the pile of cuddly toys materialising out of thin air in her lap. Simon Cowell has taken his ex-fiancee on a romantic bikini-clad holiday to Barbados. – Read more at

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  • Danny Latham

    Fox should have waited until the end of the season whether or not to renew X Factor for Season 3. When Chevy and Pepsi bails on it, they’ll have problems getting advertising because of the lack luster ratings. I’ve said it before, but it’s time for XF to leave these shores, and leave the talent shows to Idol and the Voice. 

  • Jordana33

    I don’t know if this was posted before, but here’s another great Lyric 145 remix. This time, of Kanye’s “Clique”.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Some interesting ratings and ad stats in that Billboard article too:

    Fox charged an average of $245,000 for a 30-second spot for “The X Factor” on Wednesdays, according to Ad Age’s 2012 survey of 30-second spot prices. That was down from the $321,000 average in its first season. By comparison, “American Idol” is taking an equally healthy dip in its coming season, sinking to $341,000 from $503,000 in 2012, according to the Ad Age survey.

    Interesting that Idol is going to have such a big cut in ad costs for the upcoming season. Apparently, those ad rates were set before the new judges were chosen.

  • jdanton2

    Not sure if this was posted but X Factor winner Melanie Amaro last night  posted a nice tribute to the victims of the  Newtown school shooting. she performed her version  Stand Up For Love by Destinys Child.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Lyndsey Parker in FOX LA talking about her list for Best Album of 2012!

  • loveroftalent

    I love that Lyndsey is still one of Adam’s biggest fans…She knows her music and recognized it right from the start what an amazing artist Adam is..

  • YankeeFan08

    Aww Lindsey, nice shoutout for Adam and Trespassing!  How cool that her “best of” list was a featured segment on Fox LA.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    I loved when she said it’s ”Adam’s Thriller”…

    It’s really a great album and one of the Best music this year.

  • curly_yenta

    Taylor Hicks will play a New Years Eve gig on Dec 31 at another one of Caesar’s Properties (he’s under contract with them at Ballys in Vegas through 2013) at the Horseshoe Casino near Chicago Il.  This is an invite only show for VIPs and High-Rollers.

  • YankeeFan08

    VH1 Divas is re-airing tonight on the Logo channel at 10 PM ET.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Fleckingrecords’ Top Songs of 2012

    3. Never Close Our Eyes – Adam Lambert

    Never Close Our Eyes is the second track from Adam Lambert’s second
    album, Trespassing. The single charted at number 17 in the Official UK
    Top 40 Singles Chart, which is good, but not what it deserved. This are
    getting better, but Adam is still hugely unappreciated in the UK and it
    breaks our hearts. It’s not that he doesn’t have the talent – he has one
    of the most uniquely talented voices you will ever hear – but for some
    reason his work just doesn’t reach the ears of the masses, and how can
    they love it if they haven’t heard it? Adam found fame as the runner-up
    on American Idol, and unlike the hordes of disposable X Factor stars we get in the UK, AI are known for putting real stars out there.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Some beautiful clips of Lambert on that portion of the show – absolutely stunning live performer.

  • dy

    A few acts I enjoy in that Ram Jam! (Including Kellie). Here’s the direct link – it’s on right now: 

  • asifclueless

    I recommend this great video.  A collection of gorgeous Adam by month Jan.-Dec. and by songs from Trespassing.
    A well done video from a talented fan. I already dl’d it just in case.

    Happy New Year 2013  Adam Lambert  – Highlights of 2012
    by: PlanetFierceAL

  • loveroftalent

    Lovbed this video so much…Thanks for posting…What a busy year he has had…Beautiful man and beautiful album..

  • Nadine_Bitch

    I love reading those tweets from Adam’s band members. They are like children in a candy store… so cute!

    TommyJoe Ratliff ?@TommyJoeRatliff
    Yea, I’m pretty jealous of me too, right now! ????????

    Brian London ?@brianlondon
    I’m staying outside all day…. Ill be much darker in about an hr. BALI!

    Brian London@brianlondon
    Bout to get into some serious water action with the crew!! Where’s my underwear? I hope my shorts don’t fall off.

  • Axxxel

    Ms Hussainy was Simon Cowell’s girlfriend when Adam Lambert was on American Idol in season 8… In Season 9, she was not Simon’s girlfriend anymore but she did interview him… in this clip and strangely the subject of  Adam Lambert came into the conversation. Funny !!

  • Axxxel

    So cute to see how passionate Glee’s Kevin Mc Hale is about Michael Jackson. I heard he and Harry Shum jr (Mike Chang) were heavily involved in making that episode. hopefully they can involve other cast  who are great vocalist like Darren Criss or Naya Rivera have more say in the episode… but I think the song “animal” and Somewhere only we know” are suggestions from Darren…

  • MellyPer1692

    That’s Terri Seymour, not Mezhgan Hussainy in that interview you posted. She’s another former girlfriend of Simon’s. Simon was with Mezghan until the end of 2011.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Yeah she’s not Hussainy, but another ex of Simon. Hussainy, if I’m not mistaken was/is a make up artist in American Idol.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Few articles about Adam:

    Adam Lambert Indo ?@INDOGLAM
    Adam Lambert pin up in Indonesian magaZine ( Aneka Yess ) @anekayessmagz no. 26 – December edition

    Adam Lambert UK ?@LambertUKvia @sosolichahyeah Adam Lambert article in local newspaper #1 and #2

    alidol ?@glam_alidol @adamlambert Chinese magazine ?Fashion Colour?Cover

  • Axxxel

    Nice ! Let’s play a game… I will write the (I guesss Adam’s) quotation that is features on the twitter picture of the local newspaper article and the translation of each word, and you figure out what it means…

    “sampai sekarang, kalau ingat Bali, selalu membuat saya tersenyum. Pantainya, makanannya, buah kelapanya”.

    membuat : from the word buat: “make:
    buah kelapa : kelapa (coconut ??) buah (fruit)
    ingat: remember
    kalau: if
    makanan: food  (btw makan =eat)
    pantai: beach
    sampai: until
    saya: I/me
    sekarang: now
    selalu: always
    tersenyum : from the word senyum: smile
    suffix – nya : its

  • Axxxel

    ouch,  I got them all mixed up, Cowell’s exes. Thank you for the reminder.

  • Axxxel

    The website if you want to buy tickets for Adam Lambert’s concert in Gandaria City in March 2013… but we cannot click “buy” yet…

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Axxxel, am I late? Anyway, let me guess:

    ”Until now, if I remember Bali, it always makes me smile. The beach, the food, the young coconut.”

    *I love young coconut juice, and the meat is just so delicious with sweetened milk and served cold:)