Idol Headlines for 1/5/12

Celebrating “Christmas” With American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery – Here “The King Of Kamelot” interviews American Idol winner Scotty McCreery for Extra TV, and we talk all about his incredible journey from Garner, NC to winning American Idol in front of over 100 million people, his incredible success as a solo artist since, his signature deep voice, his new Christmas album, and soo much more! We even let his awesome fans get in on the action by bringing them on screen through Spreecast and asking questions. Enjoy Kade Nation! – Watch the chat at

Britney Spears Taps Hit-Boy, for New Album – Britney Spears revealed last week that she’s working with “new inspiring producers” on her new album — and Hit-Boy is one of them, according to Entertainment Weekly. The rising producer of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s “Ni**as in Paris,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” and other hip-hop hits is reportedly working on Spears’ follow-up to 2011’s “Femme Fatale.” However, Spears’ rep told the magazine that writer Elijah Blake ( Usher’s “Climax”) hasn’t worked with the singer, contrary to an interview in which he was quoted as announcing a collaboration. Joining Spears again will be, who produced “Femme Fatale” track “Big Fat Bass” and enlisted Britney for his own recent single, “Scream and Shout. – Read more at

Still a Perth boy at heart – Since then the 34-year-old has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen and Lionel Richie, taken part in celebrity tennis matches with Gavin Rossdale and the Bryan brothers and is set to record a track with French producer David Guetta.However returning back to his hometown for the first time in two years, Johns tells AAA Weekend he instantly felt 15 again. “I came from a really good school group,” the former Newman College student says. “We are all still friends which is really cool. They all have little kiddies now, houses and marriage. It’s a different tone.” – Read more at

PICS: Julianne Hough Shows Off Fit Bikini Body, Paddle Boards With Shirtless Ryan Seacrest – On Jan. 2, the Safe Haven actress, 24, rocked a white string bikini while paddle boarding in St. Barts with Ryan Seacrest, 38, her boyfriend of nearly three years. Looking toned as ever, the bubbly blonde was all smiles as they navigated the blue waters. Staying active is important to Hough, who is also a professional dancer and singer. “I get bored quickly. I like to switch it up. Right now I’m loving SoulCycle. I’m doing that with some friends,” she recently told WebMD magazine. “It’s not only a great workout and you sweat your butt off — I just love the instructors. They’re so uplifting, motivational and inspirational that by the end of it you want to cry, you’re so inspired, and you feel like you can conquer the world afterward.” – Read more at US Magazine

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ All-Star Belly Flops His Way Into Fox’s Diving Special (Exclusive Video) – In an exclusive first-look clip, So You Think You Can Dance all-star Stephen “Twitch” Boss trains for the special under the tutelage of his coach, Tori, using a springboard and a padded landing as he receives some dry land tips.

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  • Nadine_Bitch

    Best Music Moments 2012: AOL Music Readers Name Their Top Picks (LIVE CHAT)

    Associated Press: Adam Lambert plays gig in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

    Clip of Adam on Sky News UK TV at the press conference for the Hennessy Artistry concert in Vietnam Jan 4th 2013

    Adam Lambert CCTV9 UpClose (YT)

    The CCTV interview is one of his Best.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Looks like Blake is close to releasing his next album.

    My album is the combination of Beatbox, Rhodes, guitar and Decepticon Bass (made that up) thanks to Matt Lange. I can’t wait for you guys to hear how creative this project is. It’s going to blow your mindholes.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Looks like Blake is close to releasing his next album.

    My album is the combination of Beatbox, Rhodes, guitar and Decepticon Bass (made that up) thanks to Matt Lange. I can’t wait for you guys to hear how creative this project is. It’s going to blow your mindholes.

  • cheese1

    “winning American Idol in front of 100 million people” 

    Oh really? I didn’t realize 100 million people watched the Season 10 finale, lol.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Thanks so much for these links – enjoyed them all.

  • jdanton2

    Sorry if it has been mentioned . If it has i might have missed it . Melanie Amaro has a new release date for her album which is March 12th. It is listed for that date on Walmart though so far not on Amazon.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Fashion Notes: 5 Artists Who Made Music Look Good In 2012….good-in-2012/5/

    “Adam Lambert: Adam Lambert is always exciting when he hits a red carpet, and his 2012 looks were no exception. He looked good in any hair color he
    tried, rocked a suit like no other, and went glam better than anyone else. He is fierceness personified, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for 2013!”

  • tripp_ncwy

    I guess the track listing tells you how they feel about the first two singles. (#10 & #11).  The newest one is no better at #4.

    I hate to be the bearer of doom & gloom but this cd has it written all over it.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Feelin alright after the surgery yesterday. I’m sure by tues the 8th ill be ready to rock. #outalivetour

    #Also I have the best family, friends, and fans in the world. This has been a crazy time and I’m glad I’m surrounded by amazing people.

  • blackberryharvest

    Maybe worldwide? Its huge in the Philippines.

  • blackberryharvest

    I love how Scotty said they looked at Dial Idol every week lol.

  • MellyPer1692

    That CCTV interview is amazing. Over 25 minutes of goodness!

  • Huba Buba

    Haley is on NBC 2nite!!

    Real Music Live

    The day is finally here! Watch Real Music Live TONIGHT after Saturday Night Live on NBC.

  • milwlovesadam

     Thanks for posting. Love that 25 minute interview. Love he was a groundbreaker in China with this. So very articulate. So……wonderful.

  • dd999

    Great interview of Scotty with fans. Fans looked speechless when they saw they were on camera with Scotty! The interviewer said there were over 500 waiting to talk with him in the beginning so guess it would be surprising to actually make it through. So excited he’s working on that new album, love, love, love his singing! 

  • girlygirltoo

    From what I saw on twitter, it sounds like this new temporary band member is a friend of Kris’ tour manager. Hopefully they have prepared him for Kris’ enthusiastic fans :)


    Scotty seems to have quite a few songs that he is very happy with. The next step is for Radio to be happy with them. We all know that his fans are behind him 100% of the way.

    I hope he knocks it out of the park with 1 or 2 singles on his sophomore album. And also hoping that he does as good if not better than CAD in sales. Already nervous to see how things are going to go for him.     

  • Miz

    Going to be interesting to see how they work out the songs with new Andrew. I’m also wondering if Kris will end up playing some interesting instruments. 

  • girlygirltoo

    He could play xylophone with one hand. Or cowbell. Or tambourine. Or one of those toy pianos for little kids. So he should have some options :)

  • hoosiermama2

    Or one of those toy pianos for little kids.

    LOL–that would be too cute! I bet he will have to play “something” or it will drive him crazy!

  • Kariann Hart

    Switching stations and what do I see?  Michael Lynche with a cool band and singing on Huckabee.  Nothing political, just good music.  His band played, “Knock on Wood” and he sounded pretty good!

    If you recall, my daughter invited Michael, Tim, and another guy to a wedding she was attending.  They came by and danced a line dance number.  She said, “Big Mike is a nice guy, not at all cocky.”  So, Mike IS working!

  • tripp_ncwy

    ‘American Idol’ Alum Anthony Fedorov Joins Rock Band, Expecting First Child

  • marie

    I am glad that Kris is recoving nicely and is able to perform for his fans. 

  • Esther Macha

    I have lots of respect for Kris, not letting the accident stop him. Wishing him , wife and new baby on the way all the best. He,s a good guy.

  • Huba Buba

    Haley Reinhart

    Where are all my night owls at??

    Catch me singing a few of my tunes TONIGHT after SNL on @RMLusa !!!
    12am central yo. ????


  • Nadine_Bitch

    Brian London þ@brianlondonOff for a couple days then back to work!


    Brian London ?@brianlondon

    Ok……a clue…….what’s today???! Big hint!


  • bridgette12

    Maybe they got booked for some more gigs. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Looks like:)

    But it’s the ‘what’s today?’ that Brian tweeted got me curious.

    What you have there today? Any special events/TV program shown in US tonight?

  • bridgette12

    Well the only thing different than any other Saturday is that there was an NFL playoff game, but seriously don’t think it’s related to that. 

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Oh, well, I guess we’ll just have to wait for Brian to give us more hint when he wakes up:)

  • bridgette12

    Brian has me intrigued with this secret. 

  • therivermaya

    I love everything Scotty!
    So looking forward to his upcoming album.  

    eta: still miffed that they didn’t release another single off CAD coz I personally think there are a few more single worthy songs from it.   Oh well…..

  • girlygirltoo

    The big deal tonight is the US launch of Downton Abbey. I doubt he’s referring to that, lol

    There are 2 more NFL playoff games, but neither one is in L.A., so again, I doubt he’s referring to that.

    I thought maybe something for the Golden Globes — but those aren’t until next week.

    Yeah, so IDK

  • bridgette12

    I don’t think it’s the Golden Globes either, because even if Adam was somehow involved, the rest of the band wouldn’t be. I guess all of us will have to wait and see. 

  • Larc

    still miffed that they didn’t release another single off CAD coz I
    personally think there are a few more single worthy songs from it.

    I’m more miffed they released WTT instead of one of the tracks that was very clearly better.  More than just failing to get vigorous radio play, poor releases have a tendency to poison the water for the next release no matter how good it may be.

  • Bobbi Shatting

     It’s SATURDAY! SNL?

  • Larc

    Where was Brian when he posted ” Ok……a clue…….what’s today???! Big hint!”?  Was it already Sunday there?  Maybe “Sun” is the clue.  The Sundance Film Festival starts on January 17.  Do they have entertainment at an opening party or whatever?

  • girlygirltoo

    I doubt it would be SNL, but that is a possibility if he was referring to Saturday. Maybe he’s doing that show that Haley just did that comes on after SNL

  • kietchayrox
  • suenigma

    I would be thrilled for Adam if it was SNL, but the timing doesn’t seem right. What would he be promoting? I DO think it’s possible that he might have been invited on to do a skit re. Les Miz, rather than as the musical guest.

  • Sharon S.

    Brian London works with other artists in addition to Adam – his tweets might not have anything to do with Adam at all.  Considering Ashley just tweeted this, that seems more likely than not:

    Ashley Dzerigian @ashleydzerigian
    Good to be back on LA soil…but I
    can tell already that my Glamily withdrawals are gonna hit me sooner
    than later. #sixweeksoff

    So whatever Brian is tweeting about, it apparently doesn’t involve the rest of the band. 

  • Axxxel

    Maybe a movie ?
    Sunday 06 January 2013… something with 3 kings ?

  • roarpen

    It’s January 6th – so that means HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES DURBIN! He is 24-years-old today.

  • justmefornow

    Yes, Happy 24th Birthday James! 
    (This made me laugh….)

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    I woke up to messages telling me my email has been hacked!! Lol!! Happy fuckin Birthday to me!! Hahahahaha!! #24

  • girlygirltoo

    James is 24? I thought he was younger than that.

    Happy Birthday, James!

  • girlygirltoo

    lol, Carrie

    @carrieunderwood:disqus #Well, folks, hockey is back! Very bittersweet…I just lost my purse holder but gained cheering on my hot husband as he kicks butt!#GoPreds

    ETA – the players’ union & NHL  have come to a tentative agreement that ends the lockout. Supposedly the season will start in the next couple weeks.

  • Xentusk

    Haley looking and sounding amazing on last night’s Real Music Live :D

  • justmefornow

    He was 21 when he auditioned and went through Hollywood week for AI10. Time flies, doesn’t it? lol

  • irockhard

    He’s got such a babyface, he looks 10 years younger than he really is.

  • justmefornow

    You are so right. I was shocked how young he looks in person. Because he’s so tall people assume he looks older. 
    My daughter and I were lucky enough to have a conversation with him at one of those radio tour shows, she was 17 at the time and looked older than him, lol.


    WTT was not my choice either but let’s hope that the choice will not carry over to Scotty’s upcoming album.

    Even though I am nervous about the singles which will be released, I’m betting a #1 on this album. New management, bright future.

  • mmb

    I agree that Brian’s tweet likely has zero to do with Adam. He has always worked with other artists, even while working with Adam.  Mostly likely he is playing for Kendrick Lamar on SNL on 1/26. 

  • mmb

    the next live SNL isn’t until 1/19…les mizgate will have been long forgotten by then….but a “Adam Lambert or Adam Levine” a la “Dermot Mulroney or Dylan McDermott” could be pretty funny

  • suenigma

    That would be pretty funny too, but I really think it’s maybe more of a bubble thing – the average SNL watcher wouldn’t get it, I don’t think. But you’re right, the Les Miz thing would be old hat by then, unless Jackman or Crowe were hosting. ;)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Stefano Langone @Stefano
    Kinda feeling under the weather… Hoping to be better by tuesday! Gotta have my game face back in LA #YesToLove video ;)

  • MellyPer1692

    I think Brian is going to play for the Saturdays who are doing US promo this coming week.

  • tripp_ncwy

    lol, Kris

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Since I’m not playing anything on this tour @calevis24 got me this. #outalivetour

  • girlygirltoo

    lol, cute xylophone. Hope Kris will actually play it sometime during tour.

    “Dotty” needs polka dots to live up to her name :)

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Brian’s impressive bio includes working with:


    Music Director 4 Bruno Mars, Adam Lambert,
    Taio Cruz, Jason Derulo, John West, Andy Grammer. Keys 4 Rihanna, Lady
    Gaga, Katy Perry, Cee-Lo, Travie McCoy, B.o.B

    Then he retweeted:
    I Go By Many Names

    @brianlondon so the debate raged through SNL w 1 of your singers to playing Viola in Twelfth Night and settled on The Saturdays’ US promo ;)

    Then tweeted:
    Brian London

    Some of u guys guessed it…ill tell u tomorrow!

    Maybe he’s talking about working with another singer that he’s working with. But whatever it is, we’ll know tomorrow:)

  • Montavilla

    the next live SNL isn’t until 1/19…les mizgate will have been long forgotten by then….but a “Adam Lambert or Adam Levine” a la “Dermot Mulroney or Dylan McDermott” could be pretty funny

    Great idea!  I laughed more at that “Dermot Mulroney or Dylan McDermott” sketch than I’ve laughed at anything on SNL in a few years.  Plus, I think the general non-music obsessed world would be hard put to distinguish between the Adams.  That would work and be funny. :)

  • girlygirltoo

    picture of Kris with his cast, which looks to be signed by a bunch of people. :)

  • girlygirltoo

    Kris is also taking a page from Kelly for this tour. Yay!

    #We are going to do something special for the #outalivetour. We are going to have a request song each night.

    #The deal is whoever is coming to the show that night and wants to hear a certain song (mine or a cover) tweet the name of that song that day

    #I will choose one each day and me and the band will learn that song that day.

    #Don’t worry we will remind you each tour date of the request song. So have your song ready. #outalivetour

  • girlygirltoo


    #Just got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Pretty awesome!

  • Nadine_Bitch

    They said Brian was talking about a UK girl group called ‘Saturday’. This group will be promoted in the US and Brian will work with them while they are in States.