Idol Headlines for 2/7/14

Alabama ‘Idol’ Ruben Studdard to sing, sign records at Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds (video) – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — You’ve seen Ruben Studdard on television, competing on “American Idol” and “The Biggest Loser.” On Feb. 8, you’ll have a chance to hear him sing, get an autograph and ask a few questions at the Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds. Studdard, 35, will make an appearance at the mall, 6200 Grand River Blvd. East, to promote his new album, “Unconditional Love.” He’s set to perform two songs in the atrium at 3 p.m., followed by a Q&A with fans. At 4 p.m., Studdard will head to the Bose Factory Store for an hourlong CD signing. – Read more at

“Samson and Delilah, A Love Story” Album, With Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, Released Digitally Feb. 7 – “Samson and Delilah, A Love Story,” a concept recording of the new musical love story featuring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, is released digitally by Broadway Records Feb. 7. The CD will hit shelves Feb. 11. Newlyweds and former “American Idol” contestants DeGarmo and Young met in the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair. – Read more at

American Idol Contestant Spencer Lloyd Joins FOX16 in Studio – He talked about getting close with his fellow contestants, difficulties of impressing the judges but spent the majority of time talking about his lifelong involvement in his church in Bryant. He says his faith has kept him grounded. He also spoke of staying strong through a tragedy that struck the church in 2012. – Watch the interview at FOX16

Gallatin resident wows ‘American Idol’ judges – 24-year-old Gallatin resident Ben Briley has been pegged as one to watch on the reality TV series after wowing Urban and fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. with an a cappella version of Amos Lee’s “Arms of a Woman.” Briley’s wife was the one who thought the song would be best for the audition, and he concedes that she was right. “Just like she always is,” he tells the Tennessean. “That’s the right answer, isn’t it?” – Read more at

The Story Behind Why An “American Idol” Contestant Came Out On The Show – London said his goal in singing “If I Were a Boy” was quite the opposite of “trying to be cute.” “My view on it is that Beyoncé is thinking that she would know what it’s like to be in a man’s shoes,” London told BuzzFeed. “And my take on that is that you’ll never know what it’s like in somebody else’s shoes. I come from a very unique background, and no one knows just why I do the things I do.” When asked to elaborate on his unique background, London said, “I travel all over the country doing odd jobs. It’s not the stereotypical, you know, lifestyle [for a gay man].” – Read more at Buzzfeed

Carrie Underwood at New York Fashion Week

Carrie Underwood is at New York Fashion week! Check out a couple of photos. She was at the Peter Som show today. Via MADE


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NY Fashion Week: Carrie Underwood and 2 Olympians – Winter weather is going full-blast in New York City, but Carrie Underwood popped into Peter Som’s runway show Friday in a summery pale pink dress — actually by designer Ted Baker. Underwood said she loves fashion shows, but doesn’t have much time to attend them. “I just thought I’d come in for the day and go along for the ride,” she said. As for Underwood, she said she is writing for a new album. She doesn’t have any immediate plans to do another televised musical like “The Sound of Music,” which she starred in last year. “I’m excited to get back to the things that I know!” she said. – ABC News

Clay Aiken’s Alleged Stalker I’m NOT Some Crazed Fan I WAS CATFISHED!!! – Don’t text strangers kids … especially strangers claiming they’re Clay Aiken … because chances are, you’re being catfished and it could ruin your life. TMZ broke the story … Barbara Saylor was arrested for entering Clay’s North Carolina home with binoculars. She was charged with trespassing and stalking. Barbara’s attorney Ken Steinberg now tells TMZ, the 58-year-old is actually the victim … of an elaborate catfishing scam. We’re told Barbara met Clay years ago after his “American Idol” stint — they even exchanged contact information … somehow, Barbara got the wrong phone number and began texting a stranger. – Read more at TMZ

Bob ‘Stunned’ To See ‘Biggest Loser’ Winner – The Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper admits that he was just as taken aback as many viewers were upon seeing Rachel Frederickson’s 155-pound weight loss. “I was stunned. That would be the word,” Bob, 48, admitted on Thursday’s The Rachael Ray Show. “I mean, we’ve never had a contestant come in at 105 pounds.” “What people don’t understand it, when the contestants leave to go home …they’re in charge of themselves,” he said. “So I had not seen her until that night,and so when she walked out, I was just kind of like, ‘whoa.’ And I’ve been on the show since the beginning.” – Read more at Extra

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