Idol Headlines for 1/7/12

X Factor alums, Emblem 3, tweeted yesterday that they are moving to Hollywood today. “Can’t wait to get into the studio,” they tweet. Good luck, boys.

Jordin Sparks will appear on The Doctors today. Check your local listings for time and channel.

X factor season 1 alum, Marcus Canty tweets that today will be the official video premiere of his new single, “Used by You” will debut on the BET program, 106 and Park today.

Barbara Walters sat down with Mariah Carey for an interview with Nightline. It airs tonight on ABC at 11:35/10:35c. More on that HERE.

Grand Ole Opry To Make Debut At CRS 2013 – Country Radio Seminar has announced that a performance of country music’s most famous show, the Grand Ole Opry, will kick-off CRS 2013 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event will be held inside the Performance Hall at the Nashville Convention Center. Artists confirmed to perform are Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill along with Dustin Lynch and Scotty McCreery. Additional performers will be released in the coming weeks. The two-hour event will commence at 7 p.m., immediately following the annual CRS Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception. All CRS attendees can attend. – Read more at Music Row

‘American Idol’ Winner Coming To Ridgefield Playhouse – Allen said that after the current tour, which ends in late February, he will be going back into the studio to record some new material, which he already includes in his performance. After winning “American Idol” in 2009, Allen said, his life has taken a 180-degree turn, adding that he always wanted to make music for a living, perform, and travel.
“It has been a great ride so far, and I absolutely love it,” he said. – Read more at Ridgefield Daily Voice

‘American Idol’ favorite overcomes Tourette’s, Asperger’s

I believe it was December of ’98 when my dad passed away of an overdose. A few weeks later, around my 10th birthday, I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome. It was a really rough time, especially at that age, being told I have a neurological “disease,” when I already felt so different. At that point I was being bullied for being different, having big ears, and now for having no dad AND for making weird faces and noises I couldn’t control. I was a walking target. – Read more at CNN

Blake Lewis Discusses Third Album and LGBT Support – Coming in second in any competition is never the ideal outcome, but placing second on a reality singing competition show as big as American Idol is a completely different story and not something to be ashamed of. Blake Lewis, 31, proved he was a force to be reckoned with on the show with his unique arrangements of popular songs and beatboxing skills after rushing to audition sign-ups only a few hours before the cutoff. After receiving a standing ovation from Paula Abdul during the audition process, a comment from Simon Cowell saying he was “over the top” and delivering a memorable performance of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”, which has been considered one of the show’s best moments, Lewis was labeled a front runner for the title and eventually became the last male contestant standing in the competition. – Read more at Album Confessions

Looking purrfect! Katharine McPhee steals the TCA show in a green animal print dress as she promotes new season of Smash – With her green floaty animal print dress and slick of red lipstick, Katharine McPhee ensured she was a smash hit in the fashion stakes at Sunday’s TCA press conference in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old actress and singer rather unusually teamed her dress with a pair of studded trainers as she took her place on the panel of TV musical series Smash to discuss the new season. She was joined in animal print by co-star Megan Hilty who sported a snakeskin style grey dress, black tights and matching heels. – See the photos at Daily Mail

‘The Voice’ Coaches Dish on New Season – During the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Sunday, the singers revealed that Shelton’s uncomfortable advances towards Levine — done in jest — have now been turned to the newest male addition on the coaching panel. “He’s left me for Usher now,” Levine joked. “So he gets to spend the season making Usher feel uncomfortable.”

Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Ryan Seacrest disappears from Real Radio – Just 18 months after Ryan Seacrest took over late nights on the Real Radio network, his show now appears to be off-air. The syndicated show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, started in July 2011 across all five Real Radio stations and was extended in 2012 to a three hour slot each weeknight. At the time, Group Programme Director John Simons said he was delighted to be bringing one of the best radio shows in the world to the UK. The 10pm till 1am slot has now been filled by extending the evening show by two hours and bringing forward the start time for the overnight shift. – Read more at Radio Today

Inside the music mogul’s mega-yacht: Simon Cowell and entourage of exes languish in luxury on board £270,000-a-week floating palace – It’s his home from home while he holidays in St Barts every year.

So it’s no surprise that Simon Cowell’s £270,000 a week super yacht is decked out with every possible luxury for his group of friends, his mum and his exes. The music mogul has been spotted languishing on the deck of the 196ft Slipstream yacht, which sleeps 12 and is moored just 200 yards off shore, while he suns himself with his nearest and dearest. – See the Photos at Daily Mail

VIDEO: Chris Colfer and his love of blackmail – For 2013, what do you see coming up for yourself and what are you obsessed with, pop culture-wise? Well, I’ve got a lot of stuff planned on the books. I think I’ll be doing my second film that I wrote, mostly likely be filming that in the summer. And then I have my third novel, the sequel to my first novel, is coming out at end of summer, early fall. And then “Glee.” And as far as pop culture, what am I obsessed with? I’m really bad at being obsessed with pop culture. I know I reference it quite a bit in things that I do and write, but I don’t know. I really love the new creatures they find in the ocean. That’s not really pop culture, that’s just being a nerd.

Read more at Metro

Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Harry Shum Jr. at the Struck by Lightning premiere last night. The movie opens in theaters on Jan 11, but you can watch it now on VOD streaming such as Amazon, iTunes and On Demand.

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  • jdanton2

    Happy to see Jordin doing good things outside of music like helping people like herself that suffer migraines. A preview of the show at the link here.

    Also check your local listings here.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    It’s obviously mirrored but here’s my cast. Thought you might like it. #outalivetour

    Flipped pic:

    Kris Allen @KrisAllenJust got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Pretty awesome!

  • annie12120

    I don’t know – Jordin being a pharmaceutical drug pusher is a good thing? Kids(and adults) already think there is a magic drug for everything… this just reinforices the myth that pills will fix anything. I wish celebrities would push better diets over drugs.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”Liam McEwan’s ADAM LAMBERT HOUR on The Flea FM NZ 1-6-13”

    I still can’t believe New Zealand’s Flea FM is having an ”Adam Lambert Hour” every week. It’s so crazy if you really think about it. He must be so popular over there to sustain this radio show each week.

  • 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

  • jdanton2

     The App that goes along with the Excedrin helps to figure out what triggers the migraines which would include diet.

  • girlygirltoo

    Awww….he’s so excited :)

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

    :)  @michael_johns
    #That’s amazing! You’ll be a great Dad “@KrisAllen: Just got to hear my baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Pretty awesome!”

  • girlygirltoo

    Looking forward to hearing what Blake comes up with for album #3. He always seems to be overlooked when we discuss Idols who write most of the stuff on their albums.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    So happy that Scotty will be performing at the Opry for the Country Radio Seminar–yay, yay!!

  • tripp_ncwy

    ‘American Idol’ Winner Coming To Ridgefield Playhouse

    “Allen said that after the current tour, which ends in late February, he will be going back into the studio to record some new material, which he already includes in his performance”

  • girlygirltoo
  • Chrissie H

    Scotty performing at the Opry for the Country Radio Seminar …Exciting news I hadn´t heard until now and actually I have no clue what a CR seminar is – but whatever- I´m happy to see his name and to see he is going to perform at the Opry.  And now I´m getting really curious what song he will be performing (hopefully not WTT – sigh). Thinking about “february” it might – maybe – be a new song from his upcoming album?

  • curly_yenta

    Up Close and Personal with Taylor Hicks:

  • Nadine_Bitch

    S@nDrA ?@Knightlover11 (Shanghai, China)
    @adamlambert in Shanghai magazine . Yay he is coming

    alidol ?@glam_alidol
    MTV China will air Hennessy Artistry Shanghai on Jan.27th 23pm Beijing time @adamlmbert
    When Adam Lambert appeared on the eighth season of American Idol, people
    couldnt stop talking about the shape-shifting, 61 singer with the
    glam-rock sartorial flair, razor-sharp sense of humor, and jaw-dropping,
    powerhouse voice.

    Neon Limelight’s 18 Favorite Albums Of 2012
    Adam Lambert – Trespassing:
    Fiercely funky with tracks like “Trespassing,” “Shady,” and “Kickin’
    In,” and beautifully vulnerable with songs like “Broken English,”
    “Better Than I Know Myself,” and “Outlaws Of Love,” Adam’s sophomore
    album is a deliciously diverse set that dives into just about every
    genre you can think of and every mood you can have.
    4 Tracks You Need To Know: Trespassing, Kickin’ In, Naked Love, Broken English

  • Liteasy

    I don’t know what’s happened with Kat McPhee, but she used to be very attractive.  She’s way too thin now and doesn’t look the same as she did before this Smash TV program.  Do not like the dress and shoes at all.

  • Taylor

    It looks like Jordin is on the show to talk about the management of migraine headaches. Where did you get that she is talking about taking diet drugs?

    There are several medicines and techniques used for migraine sufferers. Migraines can be debilitating and can last for days, even weeks. Pills are needed.

  • annie12120

    I didn’t mention diet drugs. I said that people should try to change their diet to help with their health issues rather than relying on drugs first.  Studies have proven that changing your diet will help with many health issues that you think you need drugs for. Gluten allergy is a good example of all the health problems it causes.

  • Taylor

    Jordin isn’t talking about diet drugs. She is on the show discussing a new technique for managing migraines. Watch the clip that was linked.

    My question, again: Where did you get that she is talking about taking diet drugs?

    How is Jordin being a “pharmaceutical drug pusher”? She found a new technique that is helping her manage her migraines and she is sharing it with others who may suffer from the same type of problem.


  • girlygirltoo

    From that article about his Ridgefield tour stop, it sounds like Kris will be back in the recording studio in March :)

  • girlygirltoo

    So back in the recording studio in March? Yay :)

  • Anny_nanny

    Who has a Facebook tell Brian “Matchbox20”, not “Maroon 5”. But it would be funny. )))
    Idols on the Air: Phillip Phillips and more
    “Philllips will open Maroon 5’s U.S. tour dates, which begin Jan. 29.”

  • Lexie O’Neill

    CRS, or Country Radio Seminar, is a conference for radio professionals–djs, program directors, and so on.  It’s very good and important to have a presence there.

    And I doubt very much that Scotty would do WTT, that ship sailed a long time ago.  My guess is that he’ll be performing new music and the label, etc. will be gauging the reactions.  Crossing fingers…

  • lovetheusa1776

     Like this – know which one I’m going to request.

  • heartly

    Love that Kris is doing the request thing for his tour.  It really does make each show special and tours fun to follow.

    Here’s a humorous video involving Kelly.  When she was in the UK this last time, Nick Grimshaw of the BBC Radio1 Breakfast Show is putting together a parody hip hop video using guests he’s had on the show and they posted a behind the scenes one today with Kelly.

    BBC Radio1 Breakfast

    “I’m a thug fo life” see @kelly_clarkson dropping it low with @grimmers in part 1 of our #BreakfastClique videos!


    YEP!!!! This is so exciting that Scotty was chosen to do this show. Particularly after the Opry Vice President’s comment “We’re excited to deliver a special show featuring some of radio’s biggest current hit-makers who are also some of the most popular artists who visit our
    stage for all our friends in country radio”  

    And I’m sure that by then, Scotty will have his new single out.

    2013 HERE WE COME.

  • jdanton2

    Jordin’s  two video’s from The Doctors are on their site  . I can’t post separate links so the first video is the one  that says “Managing Migraines” which Jordin and the doctors start off singing  a few seconds of Amazing Grace and Jordin talks about the migraine app  . the 2nd video is titled “Jordin Sparks aha moment”in which Jordin talks about her recent weight loss . mentions of  her Idol past and  future projects  are mentioned as well.

  • BonnieDee

    I’m a chronic migraine sufferer.  I agree, when I get a migraine I would try anything, anything to make it go away.  If it goes full blown, I lose two days.  Triggers are different for everyone.  I manage mine with a combo of diet, environment,  and migraine meds prescribed by my doctor.

  • Axxxel

    Just bought my ticket for the Adam Lambert gig in Jakarta. The internet link to buy the tickets (the one that you posted) was not functioning well, they are working on it, so I went to buy the physical ticket … Yeah ! And it turned out that the venue is in the Gandaria City mall itself, on the 3rd floor . (forgot to ask about capacity, but I think at least a few 1000.

  • Axxxel

    Thumbs up for Chris 22 years old, writing, acting and co-producing his first movie that will come out in cinema’s on 11th jan…  carving his careerpath besides Glee. Mr Ryan Murphy 2.0,  I presume ?

    Nice to see Harry Schum and Darren Criss supporting him. I guess Klaine fans will photoshop Harry out of the picture as soon as possible !! LOL…

  • mchcat

    Oh me too – this should be a very good thing

  • mchcat

    We can certainly hope = he should have the 1st single by then

  • HKfan

    congrats on your ticket Axxxel. exciting times for us overseas fans.

  • Axxxel

    Now hope and pray that maybe some day Nadine_Bitch will see Adam perform Nadine has been so generous with posting informative links about Adam on the Idol headlines…

  • girlygirltoo

    Seems like Kris really did leave on good terms with RCA. One of the promo people he worked with tweeted him after the accident/baby news, and just now, another RCA promo person tweeted this:

    #@KrisAllen and @calevis24 in Boston Wednesday night. I can’t wait to see them and catch up. You can still grab tickets 

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty did a radio interview with a Pittsburgh station this evening–5 pm, drive time:))  And one thing he said that he will be back on Idol to perform this year:)

  • justmefornow

    Seems Heidi Durbin is launching a line of T-Shirts. Cool.

    Heidi Durbin ?@MrsHeidiDurbin
    Here it is..The first design in my t-shirt line

    Here’s pics of Heidi and James in two of the styles….

  • ceecee21

    Gandaria City Mall holds 5,000….so you may want to queque early.

  • roarpen

     I must say, James and Heidi make good models. That was nice to see the CNN piece about James with Sanjay Gupta. Too bad it wasn’t yesterday on his birthday! It looks like he will have a livechat next week:

    Got questions for James? Want to know all about the new album? RSVP to chat LIVE with James when he stops by the Rewind Studios HQ on 1/14/13 at 3pm EST.

  • bridgette12

    ROLL TIDE ROLL!!! They are killing the Irish. 

  • roarpen

     Lookie what I found – it says James’ album will be released in April. Hmmmm…
    “Durbin chats LIVE from Rewind Studios in Times Square, NYC about his new record coming in April, 2013”

  • Nadine_Bitch

    ”(forgot to ask about capacity, but I think at least a few 1000.)”

    It’s 5000 seats capacity;)

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Oh, thank you, babe:)

    I so wished that too!!!

  • Shoria

    Diet is not going to help with migraine.

  • justmefornow

    I hope that site is right with the time frame on the album. An April release with a possible Idol appearance during drop week would be HUGE for his sale numbers. 
    MOABD had already been out for 5 months last April when he was on and he still got that huge sales bump then!

  • annie12120

    Changing your food intake choices(also known as your “diet”, not just weight loss diet for those that don’t know the difference) will absolutely help with your migraine headaches.
    Google “can diet help with migraines?” and you will get 14 million plus hits on the subject

  • durbesque

    You’re doing a good job, annie.  I wouldn’t take it on.  I prefer the term ‘food regimen’….’diet’ confuses the issue, and brings obesity to mind.  Everybody eats gluten, and it causes a myriad of dis-eases. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Wasn’t April the original expected release date, but it had been pushed back? That site might be using old info.

    But I guess we’ll find out when James does that chat

  • Shoria

    Nothing confusing here. If migraine could be cured so easily, there would be no migraine sufferers. Too bad, “diet pushers” stand on the way of research into the causes and treatment for migraines by simplifying the problem.

  • blackberryharvest

    Not sure how true this is, but thought I would post it anyway….

     Craig Allen ?@craigallenradio Spoiler Alert! @blakeshelton’s ACM co-host… Scotty McCreery. You heard it here first.

  • durbesque

    I didn’t say “migraine could be cured so easily”. 

    However, to your other point, how do “diet pushers” prevent research? if that’s what you’re saying.

    I happen to know of a Doctor who has been curing Multiple Sclerosis for 30 years.  That doesn’t prevent the Foundation from raising millions of dollars on their telethon every year for “research”. 


  • Taylor

    Diet changes will absolutely not help everyone with migraines.

    It may help some, but there isn’t a one-size fits all solution for migraine headaches. There are multiple types of migraines and there are multiple causes and cures. If changing your food choices helped you or someone you know, that’s great, but the same thing can’t be said for the millions of people who suffer with these types of severe headaches at one time or another in their lives.  

  • Erlinda

    I’m hoping someday soon Scotty would become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Also I can’t wait for Emblem3 first CD cause I’m buying for sure.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    This is one of the weekly newsletters for people in the country music radio industry…

    The picture of Scotty on the cover is with a dj at a radio show last month–it seems to be the guy’s schtick, sort of weird, but it’s got Scotty there front and center with a dj.  Also, a big article on the CRS Opry collaboration.

    And, for Casey James fans, he’s got a big page ad for Cryin’ on a Suitcase–it’s still going!

  • Anny_nanny
    Universal Studios: Demi Lovato, Phillip Phillips, Pitbull set for Mardi Gras
    “American Idol” champion Phillip Phillips, pop star Demi Lovato and Miami rapper Pitbull are among the entertainers set for Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras concerts, set to kick off Feb. 9.
    Twelve of the 14 performers were revealed by Universal Orlando on Monday, including the previously announced Matchbox Twenty, a band that got its start in Orlando in the mid-1990s. Universal’s Mardi Gras celebration also includes a parade with elaborate floats, Cajun cuisine and music from New Orleans artists.
    Here’s the lineup of singers set to appear on the Music Plaza stage at Universal Studios:

    March 2: Demi Lovato

    March 16: Matchbox Twenty

    March 23: Phillip Phillips

  • justmefornow

    Since James just recently said they already have 25 songs recorded, maybe the label is pushing for an earlier release to time with a possible appearance on Idol. If I was Wind-Up, seeing his huge sales bump last time, I’d push for that date as well.

  • Axxxel

    Thank you for filling me in… the mall opens at around 10 am (at least the middle part that has access to the 3rd floor).. the performance ison a sunday at 8 pm…. Ideally I should queue at 10 am hehehe. But not sure whether I am able to do that.Sunday the mall is crowded and my heart feels like an an 18 years old but my bones, muscles and joints are not   :-( …

    So here are 2 categories only… all festival…standing… from the middle to the back(festival B) , and from the middle to the front (festival A). I have “A” so worse comes to worse, I will stand in the middle. Of course I am able to be laidback about this, because I already saw Adam performing 2 years ago in Spore and at that time I was up front, not centre though, more to the side, but still…because I had access to the fanzone near the stage thanks to lurkers on this blog who queued very early and got bracelets for the fanzone.

    The ticket says “no camera’s or recorders”… oh well..

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Chrissie H

    Thanks for information, Lexie. Crossing my fingers too esp. when thinking back to last time some radio people were gathered and their feed back ended up in label choosing WTT as single. O well -Many changes has been made and here´s to optimismn in making great next single choice. No matter what Scotty´ll be doing good :)

  • Chrissie H

    I listened to that interview happy to hear about Idol performance but my goodness why do they spread one interview over such a L O N G  time ( it started past modnight here) and make me listen to a LOT of songs. I enjoyed ILYTB though