Idol Headlines for 01/05/12

Chris Daughtry appears on The Price is Right. Check local listings.
Darren Criss appears on Live with Kelly
James Durbin will appear on NY Ink on TLC 9pm.
Auditions for So You Think You Can Dance begin in Atlanta GA.

Adam Lambert is set to appear on the for the Ellen Degeneres Show on January 19.

X Factor  vocal coach, Savan Kotecha, confirms that Astro is featured on Cher Lloyd’s next single, “Want U Back”. The Video premieres tomorrow at 4 pm. (I’m assuming that GMT)

‘Apprentice’ celeb Clay Aiken respected Trump, not Cowell – “Being in front of Trump is more intimidating than (being in front of Cowell),” Aiken told in an interview. “That’s because you realize his success is real outside of TV. Whereas with Cowell, I don’t deny him his value – but singing is not his expertise.” Respect played a big factor in preferring Trump over Cowell, said Aiken. “I had a Spanish teacher in high school. I rarely got in trouble in her room because I felt I was disappointing her if I got a bad grade. That had more power over me than teachers who told me I talked too much. That level of respect I had for her made me not want to fail for her. I never had that feeling with Cowell — but I had it with Trump.” – Read more at MSNBC

Astro shooting an episode of “Person of Interest” – Astro tweets about it – “On the set of “Person of Interest” CBS getting ready to shoot my 1st scene with jim Caviezel from “Passion of the Christ” #Dope…Day 2 of “Person of Interest” shoot. Respect to actors and production crews, this is hard work.” (Check out Astro’s timeline. He gets into it with the haters. Amusing)

Things That Give Me Hope For 2012! – Meanwhile, Kris Allen is ready to follow-up the platinum success of “Live Like We’re Dying” with a new batch of tunes. Details are scarce thus far. All we know is that since his first album, he’s honed his skills on the road, from covering Radiohead and Chris Gaines (!) to debuting a new, impossibly cool rockabilly toss-off, he’s tweeted about listening to indie darlings Deerhunter, and his new stuff has the bigwigs at RCA Records publicly declaring their love for him. Bonus: Allen promised me he’d release this new collection on vinyl – Jim Cantiello for MTV

Nashville Humane Association goes ‘Unleashed’ – The Nashville Humane Association is hosting the second annual “Unleashed: Dinner with Your Dog” presented by Pedigree on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Hutton Hotel. The event, hosted and emceed by country-star Kellie Pickler, is a dinner and dog/canine couture fashion show, featuring local fashion designers, jewelry designers and interior decorators who have created custom “canine couture” pieces for the runway which will be auctioned live to the highest bidder to benefit Nashville Humane Association. – Read more at Out & About

CARRIE UNDERWOOD GRANTS WISHES FOR HER HOMETOWN SCHOOLS WITH DONATION THROUGH HER C.A.T.S. FOUNDATION – Nashville (January 4, 2012) — Carrie Underwood made wishes come true this holiday season for the schools in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma with donations amounting to $350,000 through her C.A.T.S. Foundation – Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation. Each of the four schools – Marshall Elementary, Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah Middle School, and Checotah High School – learned just in time for Christmas that they would receive the necessary funds from C.A.T.S. to fulfill various school needs. “Late last year each of the schools created a list of their needs and I am so thrilled that the C.A.T.S. Foundation was able to fund it all,” said Underwood. “It gives me great joy knowing we are helping my hometown schools to offer an even better education to the students. They deserve it.” – Read more at Carrie

‘X Factor’ USA Melanie Amaro wants to work with Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo – The X Factor USA winner Melanie Amaro has said that she hopes to work with Mariah Carey and Ne-Yo in the future. “I really, really want to do a song with Mariah, like, oh my God, she is like my idol. I also want to work with Ne-Yo, cause I hear he’s a great song writer… There are a couple of other ones but I’ll leave that for the album.” – Read more at Digital Spy

Mezhgan finally joins fiancé Si Cowell on hols – But there was no sign of his bethrothed Mezhgan Hussainy, whom he got engaged to last February. Instead, 52-year-old Simon was spotted with ex-flame and former I’m A Celeb contestant Sinitta, 43, as they indulged in a spot of jet-skiing. He was photographed strolling down the beach and hitting the surf with the ’80s popstar. Now, it seems Afghan-born make-up artist Mezghan, 37, has joined her future husband — silencing rumours of a split. The pair were seen cuddling up on the sofa on Simon’s mega yacht in St Barts and looked relaxed as they leafed through a magazine together. – Read more at the Sun

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