Idol Headlines for 1/4/12

Kris Allen will have surgery on his broken wrist today. He tweeted yesterday, “Getting ready for surgery tomorrow morning. Gonna get this hand back to 100% no matter what it takes.”

Join “Extra” TODAY at 5:30PM ET/2:30 PM PT as they host a live video chat on with the talented singer and “American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, who will talk about his experience on the hit FOX singing show, his new album, and more! RSVP to the live event at Leave your comments or questions in the bottom right corner of the video screen. Tweet your comments or questions @ExtraTV using the hashtag #ExtraLiveChat

Kelly Clarkson Is in Control – Cosmo: People are obsessed with your weight loss. What’s up?
Kelly: One magazine said I lost 40 pounds—that’s a small child, by the way. I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be kissing or messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer, and she said, “You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.” I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy as well. But when I’m on my off-time—girl, those 18 might come back. Cosmo: There have been other crazy rumors—the lesbian thing. Kelly: People think, “Oh, she’s been single for too long.” That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s just not my thing. I’ve always batted for the boys’ team. – Read more at Cosmopolitan

When the Idol Tour is Over – Glozell Presents The Road Show Live Tour 2012

19 is still rolling out videos the American Idol top 10 recorded during the summer tour. Here, the kids talk about their hopes and careers, post Idol.

‘Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano Found Hope With Help From Katy Perry – Many aspiring singers look up to Katy Perry and can relate to her struggles throughout her career which are seen in her documentary “Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me” released last year. It even helped one singer who has already had some main stream success on American Idol. Pia Toscano felt defeated after she was dropped from her label when she happened to see Katy’s film with her father. When Katy admitted that she too had been dropped by labels before her succeeding, Pia broke down in tears. In the midst of tears, her father turned to her and said: “This will be your story as well.” Pia found inspiration and is now working on her first full-length album! – Read more at Ryan

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: ‘Young Hollywood’ In-Studio Performance! – Nikki Reed hits the stage with Paul McDonald for a performance of “All I’m Asking” off of their album The Best Part for Young Hollywood. The 24-year-old actress/singer and her husband also sat down to discuss writing songs and making music together. “I was too afraid to sing anywhere, for anyone. I just felt like, you know, that’s a difficult transition – the whole cross-over thing,” Nikki shared during their interview. – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Interview with Idol Season 11 finalist DeAndre Brackensick

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  • tripp_ncwy
  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam and 2 more Artists from Korea & Potugal just finished the Hennessy Concert few minutes back. The livestream was good, some sound issues and lost signals in between but over all a kick ass performances!

    Love his last song ”Are you gonna go my way” who he duet with Aurea. The song became his new WLL for this era:)

    Cheers to the first of many gigs this year!

  • Kesia Monteith

    Always nice to hear from the season 10 & 11 cast. They’re a criminally underrated bunch. The likes of Pia, Haley, Elise and DeAndre remain a special place in my heart. <3

  • raya

    It’s funny to me that 19 is still rolling out those tour videos.  Don’t get me wrong in that they were a cute idea and I personally have found several of them entertaining as I like this crew, but wouldn’t it have made sense to roll out the ones about the end of tour, back you know, when tour ended and it was fresh on the mind of fans?  At this point tour ended over 3 months ago. 

  • Axxxel

    yeah, I had so much fun watching the live stream despite lost signals… during 1,5 song.. thumbs up for guitarist Tommy for his solo during “Are you going my way” . love to see him upfront and centre stage during his guitar solo.

  • marie

    I’m so upset with myself. I was trying to book a flight that took forever and I missed it. I’m hope we get great videos. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    katyallen @katyallen
    Kris is out of his surgery! Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!

  • mjsbigblog

    That’s why I don’t bother with separate posts. At this point, these videos are hopelessly dated and irrelevant.

    I don’t understand why the roll out for these videos didn’t begin DURING the tour, and then shortly thereafter.

  • Larc

    Overall I think Tommy does a better job as lead guitarist for Adam than Monte did.  He’s definitely a better fit.

  • Axxxel

    Oh dear… you must have felt &$^@@(#&@(#&(Yeah hoping for those videos as well  ! 

  • bridgette12

    I think Tommy is a better guitarist for the type of music that Adam is playing now, but if it was more rock, than Monte would be a better fit.

  • cheese1

    Season 3 Voice runner-up Terry McDermott is providing half-time entertainment at the Texans-Bengals wildcard game airing on NBC on Saturday.  

    Terry McDermott ?@TerryMacMusicI’m delighted to confirm I’ll be performing at Half time during the Houston Texans NFL Playoff Game!!! As a big NFL fan, i’m honoured

  • marie

    YES!! The videos have started to pop up. IIHY

  • MellyPer1692

    I think Monte is a much better guitarist than Tommy. However, I think Tommy is a better fit personality wise for Adam’s band than Monte. My favorites are Ashley and Brian. :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Good to hear! Hopefully the surgery went without any complications and he will recover quickly. First tour date is on Tuesday, so he won’t have a lot of time to rest and recover, unfortunately.

  • girlygirltoo

    Good for Terry! I doubt much of his performance will be televised (in general, only the Super Bowl halftime show gets shown) but maybe they will show a little bit of it.

  • YankeeFan08

    I agree that Monte is a superior guitarist, but I do think Tommy is a better fit for Adam’s music.  To be honest, I really don’t notice the band so much.  My eyes are fixed on Adam.  If I notice anyone else, it’s the dancers.  I think Terrance and Johnny are fantastic.

  • bridgette12

    Terrence is the only one that could distract me from Adam when he’s on stage. Terrence naturally graceful and sexy when he moves.

  • mouse999

    Marie, that is from Hennessy, Shanghai. Today’s concert was in Vietnam.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    There’s a Recorded streams

    Red Carpet
    Part 1
    Part 2

    *Anyone notice how he changed F*** to Damn in Cuckoo? Then he was switching between Ass & Yeah in TSP.

  • marie

    Thanks, Im lost and tired. I need to take a nap wake up and search later.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ” If I notice anyone else, it’s the dancers.  I think Terrance and Johnny are fantastic.”

    I’m not a fan of Johnny’s move but how he dances with those stilettos amuses me to no end. But Terrence? Damn, that boy is so sexy. I admit he’s the only one who could take my eyes off of Adam. In this video from Bali! He was just so hot. At around 4:07 he danced licking his thumb and I kinda zoned out from watching Adam. lol
    He’s just a great dancer, so graceful.

  • merkureye

    Pia has a good voice but she is going to have to become less inhibited and “shake-it” when performing.  She’s must show some attitude.  I know its hard when you have been rejected but at this point she has nothing to lose.  Katy Perry didn’t become successful by hiding in a shell.

  • elliegrll

    It took them seven years to realize that they need to have an official Youtube channel, so I guess they are still trying to work out a way to get subscribers and views.  Of course a better way would be to leave up videos from all eleven seasons.

  • tripp_ncwy

    On With Mario Lopez @onwithmario
    Today @onwithmario – Orginal #GND @Bridget is in studio, worst movies of all time have been named & @KrisAllen’s car crash!

  • Miz

    It’s good that Pia saw the Katy Perry movie. What these idols need to learn is success isn’t instant even with national TV exposure. Most successful people have been knocked about a few times, lost contracts and jobs, have tough breaks, etc. They get back up, learn from the experience, continue to work at their craft in every way possible. 

    That is what brings success. Luck helps, but nothing beats hard work.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    An Article from MTV Buzzworthy

    Adam Lambert Brings A Leather Fringed… Arm Thingy & General Bad-Assery To Vietnam

    “we enjoy celebrating everything Adam and want to use the aforementioned
    anecdotes as leverage to make the following prediction: Adam is this close to taking over the entire world.”

    Except he didn’t wear A Leather Fringed in Vietnam today, but it was in Bali in NYE.

  • heartly

    It’s too bad that Cosmo interview with Kelly was done months ago during the summer because while it’s not totally dated now, it is a bit of stale news.  I get why they released the lesbian and weight quotes beforehand to the press, the other answers are so much better.  Maybe, just maybe, 2013 will finally see the end of the gay questions that she’s been asked for 6 years and denied each and every time.

    In other Kelly news, she played a VIP show last night at the Cotton Bowl in DFW. 

    AT&T Cotton Bowl ?@ATTCottonBowl
    Thanks @Kelly_Clarkson for an incredible show tonight at our @lgus/@att Denim & Diamonds party at the @GaylordTexan!

  • tripp_ncwy

    KC101 interviewing American Idol winner Kris Allen 
    (recorded before Christmas)

  • standtotheright

    Of course a better way would be to leave up videos from all eleven seasons.

    True, but they’d probably have to renegotiate with the publishers to have the old videos on Youtube and they’re too cheap to bother. In fairness, YT’s algorithm rarely points to the official video first during a search, so they might not get much money out of it.

  • Anny_nanny
    ‘American Idol’ on the Charts: Phillip Phillips, Carrie Underwood Resurgent in the New Year

    Only the songs. And I want to CaseyJ was invited on the show this season. ((((

  • tripp_ncwy

    Billboard @billboard
    Here’s a #sneekpeak of our latest #billboardmag cover featuring @Phillips and Jimmy Iovine.

    ETA: “Reviving Idol’s Star Factory”

  • fuzzywuzzy

    BB200 and Digital songs Soundscan sales figures for week ending Dec. 30/12 posted here:

  • HKfan

    I think Tommy is a much better fit visually than Monte was, and his guitar playing has improved so much.
    I love Terrance but just cannot warm up to Johnny, he’s not half the dancer that Terrance is.  

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty’s Live Chat was pretty cool–fans were able to skype with him and talk “face-to-face.”  

    Interesting answers included the fact that a lot more tour dates are going to be added to his own little tour in the spring–which I hope means he’ll be joining a larger tour in the summer.  He’s also moving up from a little trailer carrying his equipment to a tractor trailer.:))

    All the other questions were along the lines of what was it like to win Idol, etc.  I’d hoped for a hint as to when he was going to start recording the next album…


    He also said that he got a new song today from Nashville, that he was very
    excited about.  He’s already said that he has co-written 4 other songs on his trip to Nashville in December that he really liked. 

    He seems to think that he has quite a few very good songs. Hopefully top charters.

  • Axxxel

    I noticed that Johnny sometimes plays it straight and sometimes really plays it very feminin…. I guess it depends on the audience….

  • Axxxel

    Even though I am a hopeless straight female Adam Lambert fan,  actually his guitarist Tommy is more my type… the quiet pretty boy…maybe that is the reason why I pay more attention to him.

    I do try to pay attention to the band, dancers and backupsingers as well, because as great as Adam is accoustically, they help to create the sound and image…

  • Axxxel

    Thanks much ! Now I can watch my favorite Adam Lambert performance of the night in part 2 on repeat !! “Shady”!!!

    Yeah, I noticed the censoring in his words…

  • tripp_ncwy

    Mmmmmm, Crystal reply to a fan.

    “@crystalbowersox: “@sandyscreek: @crystalbowersox need much more music from you…” Don’t worry! It’s a short few weeks away!!” Yay!

  • blackberryharvest

    I was reading the Hollywood reporter article on idol’s new season, and Nigel says that he doesn’t plan on showing the footage huge Mariah/Nicki brawl, because it takes away from the contestants.  

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Adam’s interview with CCTV in China is already up! This is a huge honor and accomplishment to be interviewed by the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China. It is own by the Chinese government and said he was the first Gay to be interviewed.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Excellent interview – enjoyed it very much.  He looked handsome and spoke easily and thoughtfully.  Curious as to how the invitation came about – appears to be a valuable opening for him.

  • HKfan

    That up close interview is just so good. Really good deep questions instead of the usual drivel that most interviewers ask him, no mention of ‘the gay thing’, and no stupid games or gimmicks that they often ask him to do. Just good, honest, extremely articulate chat…and on top of that, he looked bloody hot!!! 

  • tripp_ncwy

    A Thank You from Kris Allen | World Vision
    “Kris Allen reflects on his trip to Kenya for the True Spirit of Christmas Tour. A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and followed us during this amazing adventure.”

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”no mention of ‘the gay thing”

    Maybe because it’s China and it’s still not open to talk about it in national TV? Though he mentioned about the ‘boyfriend’ and they didn’t cut it out. So the host maybe wasn’t interested in asking about his sexuality and Thank god for that!

    Ang yes he’s ridiculously handsome!

  • tripp_ncwy

    Lee DeWyze @LeeDeWyze
    Hey everyone :) Been VERY focused this week, getting ready for a lot if things that are happening. I’ve never been more excited to share..

    Than I am right now :) I can’t wait to release this music. We’re closer than ever. And I can share the news in the next week.

    You are all the best, lets have a TP today?!?