Idol Headlines For 12/23/13

Harsh Troublemaker: The Two Sides of New American Idol Judge Harry Connick Jr. – “If this were a football game, you lost this game,” new Season 13 judge Harry Connick Jr. tells them. “Technically, all four of you should be cut.” This assessment is just one of a string of painful comments the Grammy- and Emmy-winning artist has doled out during the notoriously challenging Hollywood Week rounds. He also criticizes one group’s harmonies, wishing that they sang in unison because they were “all out of tune anyway,” and when one girl promises that “This won’t happen again,” he states ominously, “It may not.” – Read more at TV Guide

Birthday girl Jordin Sparks on her future engagement to Jason Derulo – “It’s so funny because Jason’s like ‘Everybody keeps asking me [about marriage]’ and I say ‘We did kind of set ourselves up for that one,'” Sparks says. “We’re definitely on that trajectory to get to that point. Things are so good with us now. He’s working really hard, I’m working really hard. We love the time that we get to spend together because our schedules are so crazy. One day it’ll happen.” Yes, Sparks does see a wedding in her future, but she doesn’t know how everything before that will play out. “As far as the engagement and stuff? I have no idea. I’m the girl. I’m not supposed to know! When the time is right that’ll definitely happen but we’re in a really, really, good place,” she says. “He loves me; I love him. We’ve had conversations about our future and things like that. We’re good.” – Read more at Zap2it

Kelly Clarkson models her Ugly Sweater from Ellen

Kelly models the Ugly Christmas sweater, a gift she received from Ellen when she appeared on her show. Kelly tweeted, Thank u @TheEllenShow 4 my ugly Christmas sweater! My dogs r tailing me because the popcorn keeps falling off ha!


Tessanne Chin Arrives Home in Jamaica – Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin is now on home soil after her historic win on the NBC talent show The Voice on Tuesday night. Chin touched down at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston just after 7:00 last night from New York on a private jet courtesy of her sponsors Digicel, to a red carpet welcome. – Via Jamaica Observer



Dot-Marie Jones Is Married – Dot-Marie Jones is a married woman! The Glee star and her longtime girlfriend, Bridgett Casteen, exchanged vows at their Los Angeles home Saturday night, their rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. Close friends of Jones, 49, and Casteen were invited to a holiday party at the couple’s home. The duo then surprised their guests by informing them that they were actually gathered to witness their nuptials. – Read more at People

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