Idol Headlines for 01/01/12

Steven Tyler will be Oprah’s first guest on her new show Oprah Winfrey’s The Next Chapter, airing tonight at 9 pm on OWN.

Lee DeWyze will be singing the National Anthem at the Chicago Bulls  game tonight  More information  HERE. 7 pm.

Allison Iraheta, Blake Lewis, Brandon Rogers, Didi Benami, Matt Giraud, Michael Johns and Tim Urbin will perform a FREE concert at the Union Station Great Hall in Chicago, IL on January 13, sponsored by Funjet Vacations. Doors 6, 7 pm. More information HERE.

Carrie Underwood blogged an update about the abandoned labrador she’d rescued off the interstate a couple days ago. The lab is now named Stella and she’s doing really well, following Carrie everywhere she goes. Penny is not too happy about that :p In her earlier blog Carrie’d said she’s going to be spending so much of 2012 on a tour bus she didn’t think she’d be able to keep another dog but it sounds like Stella’s settling in for now.  She & Mike went out to dinner with some friends last night but didn’t party late since he’s got a late afternoon game today. Carrie also said there should be some album related announcements pretty soon.   – Via Windmills

Steven Tyler & Alice Cooper Come Together for NYE Performance – Unless your New Year’s Eve party featured Steven Tyler and Alice Cooper on the same stage performing the classic song “Come Together” … you were not at the coolest NYE around. Tyler and Cooper performed at Mala Restaurant in Wailea, Hawaii … and Cooper can be seen reading the lyrics to keep up with Tyler, who covered the classic Beatles track with Aerosmith back in 1978. Watch closely for a Weird Al cameo as well. Tyler also performed “Sweet Emotion” and “Walk This Way.” – Watch the Video at TMZ

Chris Daughtry tweeted on December 30, “Almost home. Hope to have tour dates up on soon. The tour will start sometime in March”

Melanie Amaro tweeted, and then DELETED, “Im so happy to have someone so special supporting me & being there for  me @tk_stereohogzz ur amazing my love thank you :-) <3” Hm.

But then Trace Kennedey tweeted a photo: “Bringin in the New Year with a smile and the most beautiful girl in the world @ItsMelanieAmaro” Oh you kids!

Scotty McCreery Brings Smiles to the Dominican Republic

Scotty McCreery tweeted this photo from the Dominican Republic on Dec. 29 where he was handing out shoeboxes full of supplies to the needy with his church group.  The American Idol winner is back in the states now, celebrating New Years with the rest of us.  “HAPPY NEW YEAR YALL!!!,” Scotty tweeted last night, ” Idk how in the world 2012 can top 2011, but it’s worth a shot!”

‘Dancing With the Stars’: J.R. Martinez is Rose Parade grand marshal – J.R. Martinez had a grand 2011, and he will start off 2012 in style. Martinez, the last winner of “Dancing With the Stars,” will be the grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade. “To be able to participate in this iconic American tradition is something I could only imagine,” he said in a statement, echoing the parade’s Just Imagine theme. “I believe everything happens for a reason, and I’m grateful the events of my life have provided me with the opportunity to share my message of hope and possibility on New Year’s Day.” (Jan 2 NBC Check your local listings) – Orlando Sentinel

X Factor winner Melanie Amaro stops by Sunrise eatery to try pizza named after her – “X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro kept her word. When she heard Sunrise restaurant owner Joey Scuotto had named a pizza after her, she promised to stop by and order the dish next time she was home. As promised, the hometown girl showed up at Scuotto’s Pizza & Pasta on Saturday with her family, surprising diners who recognized her. – Orlando Sentinel

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