Idol Headlines for 01/08/12

Jennifer Hudson interview airs on Dateline NBC 7/6c pm. She talks about her upcoming book “I Got This”.

No idle moments for Scotty McCreery – “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery is balancing high school and country music, including a tour with Brad Paisley that brings him to the Twin Cities Saturday. Scotty McCreery had just come home from school with an assignment: write essays for college applications. Wait a minute. Isn’t he the reigning American Idol? Isn’t he about to go on tour with Brad Paisley? Read more at Star Tribune

‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery honored to open for Brad Paisley – “It’s still unbelievable for me, and I’m still trying to figure out when I’m gonna wake up from this dream,” McCreery said in a recent interview. “We’re just gonna work hard, and who knows where this record goes.” – Read more at MLive

Jordin Sparks Celebrates her Birthday in Vegas

It’s a belated birthday party…Jordin Sparks turned 22 on December 22. The Season 6 Idol winner celebrated at the RPM Nightclub at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. UFC Champ Frank Trigg and TV personality Flavor Flav were in attendance.

‘American Idol’s’ Brooke White on Feeling ‘Lost’ as a Solo Singer

Being a solo artist “was becoming a lonely operation for me,” Brooke White confides to the Hollywood Reporter. “This was the easiest, happiest transition that could have happened for me.” The American Idol season seven finalist is referring to her musical partnership with Jack Matranga, the man who started off as a songwriting collaborator for her next album and turned into the other half of the duo Jack and White, but you could easily apply the sentiment to other momentous events in her life: like the fact that she’s expecting her first child, a girl, in May.  Brooke talks about keeping in touch with her fellow Idols below.

More at the Hollywood Reporter

Kellie Pickler FOX 17 – “It’s just a little ole book of my life but in songs” says Pickler. Like the album title suggests, 100 Proof is 100 percent Pickler! “Songs like “I Wonder” and “Red High Heels”, that’s Kellie too! This is just a different way of expressing Kellie” she says. Weaved throughout the eleven tracks are songs that show more of a serious side
of the struggles that have made her who she is today. See the video at FOX 17

Struggling NBC Hopes ‘Smash’ Makes A Splash – The coming NBC series “Smash” got a warm reception Friday at the winter installment of the Television Critics Association conference. At the semiannual gathering, networks introduce new shows and the talent behind them to members of the press who lob questions at them that range in tone from frosty to fawning. Representing “Smash,” which dramatizes the development of a musical about Marilyn Monroe, was no less than 16 producers and actors arrayed on a stage, including Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, who in show vie for the role of Marilyn.- Read more at Wall Street Journal

‘The Voice’ judges defend Twitter fights: Cee Lo explains ‘Imagine’ lyric change – “I will say that it’s all about love,” the singer said. “It was all done out of love and out of peace and unity and tolerance and acceptance and all those many wonderful things that seem cliche and a little bit cheesy. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” “You got that one right,” chimed in fellow judge Adam Levine, giving a nod to Cee Lo’s “Imagine” lyric reference. “I believe that we’re just advocates of individuality, you know what I’m saying,” Cee Lo continued. “I’m pro choice. I’m pro expression. You know, that’s just me. And I meant no harm and no disrespect to anyone [of] any religious preference.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Paula Abdul and Jeff Bratton Split – Paula Abdul is a single lady. After a year and half, The X Factor judge and her boyfriend, record label owner Jeff Bratton, have called off their romance. “Paula and I split in November,” Bratton tells PEOPLE. “It was an amicable thing. But between the final months of X Factor and my responsibilities with [my label] Cascine, there was little time for us.” – Read more at People

Steven Tyler Wedding Will Be ‘Soon Enough’ – Steven Tyler’s family better learn to love his fiancée — because the “American Idol” judge told our photog yesterday at LAX the wedding is coming sooner rather than later. As TMZ first reported, Tyler’s fan has not been too happy about the engagement … since they only found out AFTER the fact. But as you’ll see in the video, our photog has a simple solution to bring the whole family together. – Read more at TMZ

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