Idol Headlines 7/5/12

Katharine McPhee on ‘Smash’: Is Romance Brewing Between Derek and Karen in Season 2? – Will we see a new Karen in season two? “There is definitely going to be a transition in Karen. I don’t think it will change the essence of who she is. I was actually in bed last night thinking about who Karen is now after everything she’s been through. I think she’s going to be that much smarter, that much quicker. You really saw Karen change in that last episode. She’s not edgy in a bad way but how she reacts to people is different. Even in her interaction with Ivy. She knows someone did her wrong and that changes things. I don’t know where the writing is going but I’m excited to explore a little more of that.” – Read more at Parade

‘Idol’ winner Phillips is busy learning the ropes – A week ago at 9:30 a.m. in Burbank, Calif., Phillip Phillips was still in bed, and already he was on the phone with a reporter. It’s been six weeks since the 21-year-old from Leesburg, Ga., was crowned winner of the 11th season of “American Idol,” and it’s been go-go-go for him ever since. In addition to rehearsing for the “American Idols Live!” tour, which kicks off its two-month, 44-date run at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, Phillips has been putting in six- to 10-hour days in the studio readying his debut album, which is due for release later this year. – Read more at the Detroit News

Post-‘Idol,’ Casey Abrams out to prove he still has his ‘mojo’ – There is always a rush for contestants to put out their debut around the conclusion of their season, but a new winner has been crowned before your album is out. When did you start recording? It started in my brain since I was born I guess [laughs]. I would always write out songs and draw album covers … but when things really started to get in motion was right after the “Idol” tour, after I knew I was going to get signed. I just started writing with songwriters. Then in January, I went to England to record and write some songs as well and up until then I’ve been busy trying to get it out. – Read more at LA Times

The woman of P2 fan’s envy! American Idol heartthrob Phillip Phillips steps out with his girlfriend Hannah Blackwell – He instantly became a heartthrob when he first took to the stage during season 11 of American Idol this year. And when his fans found out that Phillip Phillips had a girlfriend, thousands of hearts broke around the world. Now the woman of P2 fan’s envy has emerged with the 21-year-old Idol winner as he arrived in Washington D.C today to perform at the Capitol 4th of July concert. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Britain’s Got Talent’s Pudsey lands a £350,000 deal to write his ‘bi-dog-raphy’ – His is a story of superstardom, dancing… and tummy rubs from Simon Cowell on the set of Britain’s Got Talent. No, not David Walliams but Pudsey the dancing dog, who is getting his own book after putting his paws to a £350,000 deal for a ‘bi-dog-raphy’. A source said: ‘Pudsey is one of the hottest tickets around. This book will follow him from puppyhood to Britain’s Got Talent winner and meeting Cowell. It’s a paws-and-all book and will be a fascinating read.’ – Read more at Daily Mail

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