Idol Headlines for 1/12/14

We’ll be live blogging the Golden Globes tonight! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-host. NBC 8/7c.

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Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) – Sun, 1/12 at 1pm ET, 10am PT
Tamyra Gray (@TamyraGray) – Sun, 1/12 at 3pm ET, 12pm PT

Kris Allen recording new album in Nashville – “You’re getting to hear one of the weird ones.”
Kris Allen’s in Charlie Peacock’s Nashville recording studio, where the 2009 American Idol winner started recording his third album Wednesday. The song currently under construction is a two-chord, groove-based number with the working title of Paul Simon. “I thought I had good songs before,” Allen says, “but I spent a week here and wrote two songs a day, pretty much,” collaborating with Tenth Avenue North vocalist Mike Donahey, Cindy Morgan, K.S. Rhoads and other Nashville writers. As of Friday afternoon, they’d laid down tracks on four or five songs, including Paul Simon and two new ones called In Time and Beautiful and Wild. Allen and Peacock plan to spend most of the next month working on the new music, but they’re taking their time. – Read more at USA Today

Interview: James Durbin – Do you have any advice for those who are considering auditioning for American Idol? Know who you are. Long before you even go to an audition & put yourself through a grueling 32 1/2 hours of sitting in line with thousands of singers. If you think you’re gonna go in there and show them all the genres & styles you sing? Don’t. Be you. Sing what you imagine singing for the rest of your life. And don’t try to sound like someone else. Be you. – Read more at

Jennifer Lopez — INSANE LAWSUIT — Man Says She Begged Him for Naked Pics … But It Stinks Like Catfish – Jennifer Lopez has been dragged into what looks like the craziest catfish debacle of all time — a man just sued the singer, claiming she duped him into sending her naked photos in the mail … but it appears a rando 53-year-old woman is secretly behind everything. Rodrigo Ruiz filed the $10,000 suit against Lopez in L.A., claiming she sent him a letter out of the blue in 2008, demanding he reply with naked photos … as well as his demo CDs. He claims the letters led him to believe he had a chance at a music career — and even a romantic relationship with Lopez, but she never followed through and he eventually gave up hope. Ruiz says he was so depressed he sought out professional help. In addition to the lawsuit, Ruiz filed a police report claiming sexual harassment. Ruiz still believes Lopez sent these letters to him, but records show the P.O. box he replied to is owned by a 53-year-old L.A. woman. – Read more at TMZ

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