Idol Headlines for 2/4/13

Emblem3 to make a big announcement today – The X Factor trio tweeted yesterday, “Big announcement tomorrow! @Ustream. 3pm PST. See you there? #E3AnnouncementTomorrow”

Lil Wayne has yet to watch Nicki Minaj on ‘American Idol’ – “American Idol” picked Nicki Minaj as a judge to draw in viewers, but she’s actually discouraged at least one person from watching it — her mentor, Lil Wayne. The rap star admitted Friday that he has yet to see “Idol” this season — or any other season. “Actually, I’ve never watched it,” he said, a bit sheepishly. Part of the reason he hasn’t tuned in to see Minaj is because she didn’t exactly sell the show to Lil Wayne. “When I talk to her she’s always tells me, ‘You don’t wanna watch that, you’re not going to be into it,'” he said. “She knows me. … It’s kind of like a catfight where they be going back and forth type of thing, I’m not into all that,” he said of the judging panel, which includes Mariah Carey, with whom Minaj had a much-publicized argument. – Read more at Associated Press

Idology: Randy Offends, Judges Confound as Idol Season 12 Auditions (Mercifully) End

Read more at TV Line


While the stars descended to the Super Bowl in New Orleans, Jordin Sparks and Garth Brooks helped to restore hearing to kids and others, see how Sparks got involved

DATING! ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partners Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy In Love – They may have performed their last sizzling tango for the cameras, but the chemistry between Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy is still red-hot! In Touch can confirm that the General Hospital star, 36, and her Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars partner, 26, are officially dating. “She’s ended things with her old boyfriend [actor Heath Freeman],” says a source. “She’s telling all her friends that she and Val are in love. – Read more at In Touch Weekly

Starkid Reunion! Glee’s Darren Criss Shows Off His PJs with Potter Co-Star Joey Richter at the Annie Awards – Glee star, Broadway alum and former Audience Choice Awards host Darren Criss and his Very Potter Musical co-star Joey Richter reunited to present at the 40th Annual Annie Awards on February 2. The awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of animation. Criss went overboard in his adoration for the cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by sporting pajama pants featuring the likes of Donatello, Michelango, Rafael and Leonardo.


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  • Lynn Di Resto

    Kelly and Val have so much chemistry together. I wish them all the happiness in the world.

  • girlygirltoo

    Wasn’t Emblem3’s signing already announced? So this might be a tour (I think they were talking about going on tour when last heard from)

  • Mateja Praznik

     Tour? Right now, their first priority should be recording!

  • irockhard

    Not necessarily. Unlike 1D E3 have their own original music which is more alt than pop. Touring before recording is a good way for them to further develop their sound and build a buying audience for their music. They can test their songs live to see what the crowds like, that way their A&R will have a good idea on the direction of their debut album. Alt music is not about modeling yourself off another act.

  • Eilonwy

    Yeah, I think the post-signing interview said E3 was going to tour South America before recording an album. Cowell likes creating crazy buzz for boy bands before getting new recorded music out there in a given market, and the more he can have them tour while sounding like his vision of the band, the more locked into the sound they are. 

    So if they want to record more alt-rock-ish music than Cowell has in mind for them, they’d better make damned sure it gets into their setlists and that they sell it so well that it’s what fans are screaming for.

    The tour’s also a chance to hone their PR skills in an environment where their fans’ grasp of English is only slightly better than theirs.

  • irockhard

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    Bag is packed. Ready for a killer week in LA cranking out some more hits for the new record!! I’ll keep you updated!!

    Yes! Get that album finished James! We’re going insane waiting for it!

  • buffynut2001

    This week’s Idology made me LOL more than usual!

  • Danny Latham

    Crystal’s first single from her new album will premiere tomorrow on

    From her Twitter:
    Hey! Dead Weight will exclusively premiere tomorrow 11AM EST / 8AM PST  @ryanseacrest #allthatforthis#ittakesavillage

  • jpfan2

    That’s cool that Crystal is getting Ryan to premiere her song.
    Folks in Californisa who want to see P2 with John Mayer can buy their tickets.

  • GRjourney1

    eOne Distribution ?@eOneEntDist
    Check out the new single from @DavidArchie called “Don’t Run Away”. New album set to drop 3/26 on @E1Music

  • Leandro

    Juliet Simms premiere her acoustic version of Wild Child.

  • girlygirltoo

    Just to be clear, he is posting it on his website so people can stream it? Or is he actually going to play it on the radio?

  • girlygirltoo

    So what was E3’s big announcement? It’s way past 3 pm here in LA

  • H.A.

    lol Spin and VH1 name-checked Adam in their reviews of Fall Out Boy’s new song “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” 

    So what does “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
    sound like? Fall Out Boy with a dash of Linkin Park and Adam Lambert
    (yes, seriously). Watch the fiery clip:

    Lead singer Patrick Stump shows off his routinely impressive vocals, which take on flairs of Adam Lambert on key phrases (“I’m on fire!”)

    Also pic of Adam Lambert with Dangerous Muse’s Mike Furey

    More Adam and Queen rumors? Marc Martel had some nice words for Adam.


  • Miz

    Idology always cracks me up. Best part of American Idol is Michael & Melinda … and Jim Cantiello.

  • DorkAngel-GBW

     On the thread announcing No Matter How Far, some said that Don’t Run Away had a Crush vibe. It doesn’t remind me of Crush even though it has a bit of away, away in the background. However the chorus does make me think of EAM. I didn’t listen to DRA when it leaked so this is a real treat for me. That part where he sings turrn arouund, oh man!

  • girlygirltoo

    I went on Emblem3’s twitter page. They’ve tweeted dates for 3 SoCal shows. Was that the big news? If so, that’s pretty anticlimatic, lol

  • Axxxel

    turds LOL… and I love those ninja turtle pijama pants..

  • tripp_ncwy

    Local Heroes Today: Music Interview With Kris Allen

  • Miz

    Kris Allen’s shows are listed in this Grammy’s Week list of must see shows.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Wendy Williams talks about Adam Lambert lap dance …

  • girlygirltoo

    Oh, Michael Orland is going to Kris’ show tomorrow. Kris was also tweeting back & forth with Aaron Spears (the drummer in the band for the Idol Tour S8) on Sunday & Aaron said he was going to be in L.A. this week, so maybe he’ll go to 1 of the shows, too

    #@krisallen Excited 2 c ur show 2morrow night @thehotelcafe w/ my buddy @keithmakesmusic & his wife Laura. I’ll say “break a leg”, NOT arm.

  • MissMyEm

    Jim Cantiello was also going to go but something came up.  He may go Wed.  Michael won’t get there before 7:30 or 7:45 but I told him he’d probably be safe because Jillette was on at 7 PM.

  • Namarinad

    ?@Phillips Just got through watching the music video for “Gone” & i hope yall like it. We achieved what we were aiming for!

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin flew to LA yesterday for a week of recording. 
    Last night he dropped by the House of Blues and joined Steel Panther on stage for a little GNR, (‘Sweet Child O Mine’, ‘Paradise Ciity’) and Motley Crue, (‘Kick Start My Heart’)
    Nice to see him on stage again!