Idol Headlines for 11/8/14

Phillip Phillips grandmother, Dorothy Wilson Jacks, died yesterday (11/7) Read her obituary posted in the Albany Herald: Born in Morgan County, TN, Aileen moved to Albany from Gobey, TN with her husband in 1950. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Mrs. Jacks was preceded in death by a daughter Karole Jan Stroud and her parents Clifford and Mamie Wilson. ##Survivors include her husband Ben Jacks, Jr., three daughters Kay (Richard) Parker and Jill Ann (Joey) Coffey all of Albany, GA, and Sheryl (Donnie) Phillips of Leesburg, GA, eight grandchildren Paul Parker, Matthew Parker, and Ladonna Phillips Urick all of Albany, GA, Lacey Phillips Neil of Warner Robing, GA, Phillip Phillips and Brandi Stroud Hunter both of Leesburg, GA, Dianna Stroud Atkinson of Ashburn, GA, and Karole Lynn Stroud of Tifton, GA, a sister Shirley Wilson (Arthur) Jones of Oliver Springs, TN, and eight Great-Grandchildren. – Read more at

Kelly Clarkson tweets another adorable photo of baby River Rose – “Seriously, I want to squeeze her little cute face off!” the singer tweeted.


Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood Star At Billionaire Ron Baron’s Investment Conference – Investors squeezed in a joyful one-hour lunch break before the afternoon panels. Lunch-time performances included six-time Grammy Awards winner Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monáe, Vanessa Williams, and cast of the musical Show Boat. After the short break, fund managers from 13 Baron Funds took stage to discuss the market outlook and their investment strategy, and Linda Martinson, president and COO of Baron Funds gave a presentation on this year’s theme “Built To Last.” – Read more at Forbes

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Interview: Paul McDonald – Ah, American Idol alums…such talent, but where do they go after the show? We suppose some sign with indie labels, some try to break-out on their own and some take some time to reflect and refine their sound. One alum in particular started flashing on the industry radar recently…2011’s, Paul McDonald. McDonald, the adorable, scruffy-faced, Alabama-native with the mega-watt smile, captured viewers hearts with his killer pipes and boyish charm. Fast-forward to 2014. McDonald is back and better than ever; wiser certainly, and complete with a matured, evolved sound which will be released on his new album via a Kickstarter campaign (which you can donate to HERE). McDonald recently released the music video for the LP’s first single, “Bright Lights,” which illuminates the whirlwind surrounding his past couple of years. The track sees McDonald dipping his toes back into the proverbial pool of pop music, but tweaking it, to incorporate his passion for folk into the mix. – Read more at

Katharine McPhee Is Finally Singing on Scorpion – The American Idol veteran and former Smash star is showing off her vocal chops and we’ve got your exclusive sneak peek at the magical moment above. You can take the woman out of the musical, but you can’t take the music out of the woman! The song our ears are treated to is “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” In next week’s episode, “Risky Business,” Kid Cudi (real name Scott Mescudi) guests as a gifted musician and Cliff “Method Man” Smith guest stars as a top music executive. The team asks Kid Cudi’s character for help to solve the murder of a music blogger. That’s where Paige comes in with a secret talent.- Watch at ENews

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