Idol Headlines for 12/4/12 – The Evening Edition

Carrie Underwood Adds Dates In Canada, Britain and Ireland – 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE artist CARRIE UNDERWOOD has added shows in IRELAND and the UNITED KINGDOM, as she takes her “BLOWN AWAY TOUR,” overseas in 2013. The tour will stop in DUBLIN on MARCH 14th and BELFAST on MARCH 15th, and LONDON on MARCH 17th for the “COUNTRY TO COUNTRY,” festival. The tour will also add 4-stops in CANADA, which will bring the total of shows on the tour’s run to well over 100. – Read more at All Access Music

Tate Stevens ‘X Factor’ Loves the Jonas Brothers?

The Voice’s Melanie Martinez Explains Her ‘Blanked Out’ Moment With Christina Aguilera – “That was one of my kind of blanked out moments,” the two-toned haired singer told Laura. After performing “The Show” by Lenka, the singer appeared distracted as Christina began her critique. “Well, she’s not even looking at me… It’s OK!” Christina said with an awkward laugh during the broadcast. “I was just so zoned out,” the 17-year-old explained. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Q&A: Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox – This new production stops for two weeks at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House, beginning Dec. 4. TheaterJones talked to Maroulis and Cox in separate interviews, which have been fused together for this Q&A. – Read more at Theater Jones

Where does Jennifer Hudson like to shop? – 3:45PM EST December 4. 2012 – “Don’t you love coral?” Jennifer Hudson says, showing off her current obsession on the January cover of Lucky mag. “Another one of my phases — right now I love coral lips!” Hudson, who lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers, has kept the weight off and is still talking about how she does it. On why she’s sticking to Weight Watchers and convincing family members to join. She still counts Weight Watchers points and predicts she always will. “It’s flexible,” she says simply. – Read more at USA Today

Kate Hudson Explains What She Really Instructed Dean Geyer To Do In Their Steamy Glee Scene – The Almay spokesperson revealed she did not instruct Dean Geyer, who plays NYADA upper classman Brody Weston, to “grope my ass,” as he revealed on Access Hollywood Live last week. “For the record, I did not say, ‘Grope my ass.’ I did not say that!” Kate told Access Hollywood in New York City on Monday, with a laugh. Kate will only be around to film two or three more episodes of “Glee,” but she said Cassandra will continue to torment Rachel. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Lisa Whelchel ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ on Survivor, Says Brother – They’re hungry. They’re tired. They’re uncomfortable. But by day 31, Survivor contestants can often struggle with crippling homesickness. As one of the most emotional contestants on Survivor: Philippines, Lisa Whelchel developed a coping mechanism to survive being away from her family. “I tried not to think about my loved ones at home, except to pray for them,” Whelchel tells PEOPLE. “But I couldn’t help but anticipate and hope that I made it long enough in the game to get to see my brother.” On Wednesday’s episode of Survivor, Lisa is visited by her younger brother, Justice Coleman, 28, a pastor from Chatsworth, Calif., and the visit didn’t go as planned. – Read more at People

Gilles Marini’s Love Letter to His Wife – The France native and recently naturalized US citizen wrote in his adopted tongue, “To Carole Marini ..”Mon amour. Tonight I want the world to know how I feel about You!
“[Being] away always reminds me that I am probably the most fortunate bastard in the world. I truly believe that life would [have] been so miserable without you. The joy u bring me and the kids is unbelievable. How stunning [it] is to have you in my life! Gosh when I think about it, it makes my hair on my arms rise. – Read more at ET Online

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  • jdanton2

    Melanie Amaro’s new song Long Distance which will be most likely performed this Thursday on X Factor and released next Tuesday has leaked in full. Sounds much better than the sample.

  • girlygirltoo

    Where does J-Hud like to shop? How is this news, USA Today?

  • mtlfan2

    Kris chatting from Kenya starts in 4 minutes…

  • girlygirltoo

    the livestream from Kenya with Kris is going on now

  • steph6449

    In between songwriting/etc for his reputed but not yet officially confirmed new album project, Danny has a series of special appearances this month with several churches and their Christmas celebrations. From one this past weekend:

    O Holy Night –

    Faith, Hope and Love –

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris just said on his livestream chat that his Waiting for Christmas EP will be out December 10


  • Eilonwy

    Finally… Amaro releases an actual song that’s about normal song stuff, rather than a delayed coronation song. That alone makes this one sound better than DFMN.

    Am I totally cynical in believing that there’s a planned Verizon commercial placement for this one? (That’d be better promo than she’s gotten so far…)

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Watching Scotty’s Christmas special on GAC right now:)  

    Love that Carrie’s traveling and touring in Europe!

  • girlygirltoo

    The next video from Kenya we’re supposed to get is one of Kris hanging out with pregnant goats :)

  • steph6449

    eeps! lol

  • DragonFly

    Danny Gokey “O Holy Night” — BEAUTIFUL!  It’s a favorite song for me anyway & he did it nicely!

  • durbesque

    I feel guilty for not taking more time out from my comfortable life to follow World Vision.  They certainly got the right spokesman in KRIS for their cause.  He is deeply moving in a very simple way.

  • lucysfave

    Awww… nice videos, Steph.  Danny does each of those songs really well!  

    But waiting for new album news is sooo.. tiresome.

  • certain1

     Nice job by Danny on O Holy Night.

  • lovesickheroine

    Woah I’m surprised that Jessica Sanchez recently worked with a Grammy winner songwriter, Diane Warren.


    @diane_warren had so much fun yesterday! You are freakin amazing! Like the best most fun person to be in the studio with :)

    @JessicaESanchez thank U! U too! U sounded GREAT! Great job! C U when U come bk :O)

  • steph6449

    veeeeeeery tiresome :O

  • Ratna12

    Excited to be able to buy Kris’ Christmas EP on Dec 10 :D

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam Lambert

    Thank you to the various music blogs naming
    Trespassing as one of their favorite albums of the year. The praise
    means a great deal to me. ;)

    Trespassing is #34 on the BEST ALBUM list:….roup=1&plpage=2

    And look at #15 on the Amazon Editors’ Best Songs of 2012!!….rd_i=5417975011

    Amazon’s Customer Favorite Albums of 2012: Trespassing at #48

  • Nadine_Bitch | GRAMMY Guide: My Predictions for The 55th GRAMMY Awards NominationsBest
    Pop Vocal Album: There are lot of great pop albums to choose from, but I
    predict the Academy will narrow it down to P!nk “The Truth About Love,”
    Carly Rae Jepsen “Kiss,” Maroon 5 “Overexposed” and possibly Justin
    Bieber “Believe.” Other records that may receive a GRAMMY nod in this
    category are Rihanna “Talk That Talk,” Gotye “Making Mirrors” and Adam
    Lambert’s Billboard chart-topping album “Trespassing” that has been
    overlooked too many times and deserves peer recognition.

    Arjan is an official Grammy blogger. I know Trespassing has a long shot of being nominated but I’m glad there are people who appreciates how great album Trespassing is and Adam being ignored by radio.

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  • jdanton2

     Verizon commercial would be a good idea. Melanie Amaro’s  song Long Distance  is now on itunes.

  • Anny_nanny

    1379. Melanie Amaro – Long Distance

  • stargazed

    Clay does a bit in his show every night called Remember the Lyrics and brings an audience member up on stage.  It always turns into comedy gold and this is my favorite so far.   This gal is hilarious and so cute:

  • elliegrll

    I’m surprised that Warren hasn’t worked with other idol alums.  Many of the songs that she’s written are right up 19’s alley.

  • Eilonwy

    I’m surprised that Warren hasn’t worked with other idol alums.  Many of the songs that she’s written are right up 19’s alley.

    Diane Warren’s the writer of glurge-fest “Some Hearts” from Carrie Underwood’s album of the same title, though it wasn’t a cowrite — the song had existed for about 8 years and been recorded by others.

    She also wrote “Places I’ve Been,” recorded by Taylor Hicks.

    At that point, I searched “Clay Aiken,” got no results, and stopped looking. So there may be other undiscovered Idol gems in her song-writing history.

  • yksask

     There are always tweets after a show from people who did not know how funny he was. Also the reviews mention how entertaining he is. That is why he is a must too see live.

  • Trina

    Diane also worked with season 2’s Kim Caldwell. So Jessica working with her isnt really all that surprising.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I am only aware of one review, of the West Palm Beach show, by the South Florida Gay News. Have there been other media reviews or are you referring to fan reviews?