Idol Headlines for 9/27/12

Carrie Underwood performs at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Scotty McCreery performs at Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
Casey James performs at The Shops at Mohegan Sun in Montville, CT.
Melinda Doolittle performs at The Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde in La Mirada, CA.
Kelly Clarkson performs at Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Jason Castro performs at Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Quincy, IL. Via AmericanIdol

Joshua Ledet tweets, “So excited about Performing live today at the Ryders Cup in chicago. Make sure you tune in 4pm Central time(; #ryderscup #tigerwoods #golf”

Simon Cowell tweets about hiring a “house healer”, “I have to say the house healer did a great job. I did it because if you believe something can make you feel happier then try it. I wasn’t trying to get rid of bad things but I believe your home should be peaceful. And two people came round today and said the house felt different. So you never know.”

Celine Dion, Usher, Jennifer Hudson to perform for Whitney Houston Grammy special next month – NEW YORK — Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in a one-hour TV special. “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” will tape Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and will feature performances by Dion, Hudson and Usher. It will air Nov. 16 on CBS. – Read more at The Associated Press

WCTK To Sponsor Father-Daughter Dance With Scotty McCreery – HALL COMMUNICATIONS Country WCTK (CAT COUNTRY 98.1)/PROVIDENCE, RI is holding a father/daughter dance on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th from 6-9p (ET) at the RHODES on the PAWTUXET in CRANSTON, RI. The ‘SADIE HAWKINS DANCE,’ is open to girls from grades 1-6 at CRANSTON PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The dance comes on the heels of nationwide press attention for the town, on a decision to ban all father/daughter dances and mother/son ballgames in the city of CRANSTON. – Read more at WCTK

‘Smash’ Gets ‘Dangerous’ – No one may be able to forget about Marilyn Monroe, but it appears that Tom & Julia’s musical may be getting tossed on the backburner in Smash’s second season judging from the new poster I stumbled past on my way to work this morning! Plastered on The Broadway Theater at 53 Street, the posters for a new production of (Dangerous) Liaisons not only feature guest star Sean Hayes (as Terrence Falls), but Megan Hilty’s Ivy on the bottom right! – See the Photo at The Insider

Katharine McPhee’s New Hairstyle for ‘Smash’! – Katharine McPhee shows off her stripes while on the set of her hit show Smash on Tuesday (September 25) in New York City. The 28-year-old actress waved to fans as she exited her trailer and headed to shoot a scene. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Kelly Clarkson gets high on Harbour lights on Sydney Bridge – KELLY Clarkson saw the dark side of Sydney on Wednesday night. Rugging up, the Texan powerhouse treated her band to the after-hours Bridge Climb for their only day off in the Harbour city. And she described the experience as “freakin’ awesome” in that trademark southern twang. It was a much different view of the Mr Know It All songstress, who last night dolled up for her Stronger concert at the Entertainment Centre. – Read more at The

Lauren Alaina is ‘idol’ to Tuscarawas Fair crowd – DOVER — Lauren Alaina is a young country star on the rise, and at 17, she already knows how to treat her fans. While in Dover for her show Wednesday at the 162nd edition of the Tuscarawas County Fair, she took time to explore the grounds and sign autographs. Alaina was resting up before the concert and one fan, Christine Lankford, 14, was waiting close to Alaina’s bus hoping to get a chance to meet her idol. When she found out there wasn’t going to be a meet-and-greet, she was devastated, having traveled from Wooster to see the show. Read more at Times Reporter

Kellie Pickler Accessorizes with Pet Snake – Kellie Pickler has found the perfect accessory to complement her new look. “My slithering necklace,” the singer Tweeted with a WhoSay photo of her pet python Boots draped around her neck. The country starlet shaved her head Sept. 4 in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and started chemotherapy treatments this month. – Read more at People Pets

Kellie Pickler on fame and faith – “Bucky and I always have a good time together,” said Pickler. “We’ll do some covers but we’ll also do some new songs too.” The country girl from Albemarle said all she ever wanted to do was head to Nashville, Tenn., to work in honky-tonks to “make it the way Dolly Parton did.” But her story is nothing like the country legend she admires. – Read more at the Richmond County Daily Journal

Britain’s Channel 5 Nabs ‘American Idol’ Rights for Digital Network 5* – LONDON – Britain’s Channel 5 has acquired the U.K. TV rights to the next two seasons of U.S. hit show American Idol, which has previously aired here on ITV2. Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed. The agreement was reached with FremantleMedia, which co-produces the show with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, part of Core Media, formerly known as CKX.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Gilles Marini’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Blog: Week One Injuries! – We survived week 1 and I am having a wonderful time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. It can’t explain how amazing the energy was on Monday night. I forgot how thrilling it is to dance in front of a live audience. Peta and I worked really hard on our dance and even though I was excited to perform I was also nervous. I had a few set back during rehearsals. I tore my hamstring and a joint in my lower back and I wasn’t sure if they would affect my performance, but I pushed on and realized nothing can stop me once I am on that dance floor. – Read more at

Hope Solo Memoir: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Is Rigged, Winners Chosen By Judges Not Fans – A Radar Online story brings to light this passage from Solo’s book about a conversation with her former DWTS partner about a secret memo deciding which celebrity pair would be eliminated each week. This revelation couldn’t happen at a more awkward time for DWTS with the show’s All-Star season kicking off this week. (In case you were wondering, Pamela Anderson got the boot last night, which makes you wonder about the effectiveness of a rigging policy.) “Maks later told me that he had argued with the judges because he had been told we were going to be eliminated, that there was some secret memo going around that said who would be ousted each week,” Solo wrote. “He explained that he wanted to cause some drama on the live portion of the show so that they wouldn’t be able to resist keeping us around, hoping for more fireworks. “It seems to have worked — we weren’t eliminated that week.” – Read more at Huffington Post

Bones Exclusive: Which SYTYCD Faves Will Join Booth and Brennan on the Dance Floor? – When the Hot Tamale Train pulls into Bones station, it’ll have two additional passengers on board. So You Think You Can Dance’s Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp – who won the Fox competition’s ninth season last week – will be part of Bones’ upcoming dance-themed outing, TVLine has learned exclusively. RELATED | SYTYCD Champ Eliana Girard Talks ‘Bang Bang,’ Pole-Dancing and Triple-Threat Dreams Girard will play Katarina Wirz and Wespi-Tschopp will play Rocko, hoofers somehow involved in a Dancing With the Stars-esque show at which Brennan and Booth go undercover. – Read more at TV Line

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  • tripp_ncwy

    THR: ‘American Idol’ on the Charts: Looking Back at a Decade of No. 1 Hits

  • Kirsten

    THR: ‘American Idol’ on the Charts: Looking Back at a Decade of No. 1 Hits

    Totally cool article with lots of fun facts. Thanks!!!!!

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Interesting in light of the news articles about the Cranston Father-Daughter dance last week…

  • brightones
  • Goodvibes27

    Very nice article on Kellie Pickler. Are she and Bucky doing a tour together or is this a one-off concert?

  • Mateja Praznik

    I don’t know if this was reported before, but it looks like Simone Battle from XF USA 1 is now a member of The Pussycat Dolls. 

  • DB987

    Cat country is a station tha is good to new country artist they play everyone and 18 Inches has been getting a lot of spins from them so it is good to court them but a father daughter dance for 1-6 grade girls strikes me as a strange use of Scotty I mean couldn’t the station come up with something better then that. The kid is in college not 15 years old.

  • elliegrll

    Extra has the exclusive first look at Dauhtry’s new music video.

  • IrisandLilies

    Thanks for the link.  P2 looks great in those four pics.  I wonder if he might have been shooting his album cover. 

  • jdanton2

    deleting this post as it did not post awhile back.

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Sparks is performing the National Anthem today at the Ryder Cup opening. She also met Justin Timberlake . A Pic of them.

    Me, my grandpa & @jtimberlake backstage @RyderCup! Can’t believe I finally got to meet him! :D

  • Lexie O’Neill

    I’m mixed on this one.  Scotty has fans of all ages, and how often do the young ones get a chance like this–especially since the dance had been taken away?  At the same time, I’ve seen teens tweet that they’re going to try to sneak in, wait outside, etc.  So, not good.  But, ah well, it’s like the other radio shows meant for brand new artists without a big fanbase…

  • DB987

    I am sure the little girls will love it and the end result is for the station to play his music.

  • AngelaSL813

    Hope Solo caliming that DWTS is rigged. Whether it is or not I highly doubt she would’ve beaten a war veteran who just happened to play on a soap opera.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    The other thing is, and I am not saying this has anything as to why Scotty is performing at the dance, but I can see this getting publicity since the cancellation got a lot of publicity last week.  I’ve already seen television stations talking/tweeting about it…

  • wkstrack

    I wonder if Interscope is going to put any effort in not making P2′ album cover  the typical, cheesy a la WGWG face album covers. Or you know him holding a guitar. Kris and Lee’ album covers were kinda identical.

  • Mateja Praznik

     MJ, your twitter is hacked.

  • Jordana33

    Cassadee Pope blogs on why she auditioned for The Voice:

  • jdanton2

    Joshua Ledet just performed Come Together at the Ryder Cup ceremony . Waiting for Jordin Sparks and the National Anthem. 

  • lovetheusa1776

    Article in showbiz411 re Amazon’s practically giving away Green Day/No Doubt releases.  Will help in charts.  Live performance where money is.  No secret there.

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  • DB987

    Scotty’s team is very good at keeping him in the public eye so it could be possible that played into why he would do it. I am sure timing has something to do with it as well when he could be available to be in the area and what they had going on he could be part of.