Idol Headlines for 01/09/12

Scotty McCreery’s debut album Clear as Day has gone platinum.  Scotty’s mom tweeted, “Scotty with a 1940s Gibson guitar given to him by his producer Mark Bright to celebrate ClearAsDay going platinum. The tweet has been deleted.  I expect a bigger, more formal announcement later.

Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle Dog Story – So, I had an awesome New Year’s last night with some friends in Oklahoma and then I had to head back home to Texas this morning to get back to catch a plane and when I arrive home my sister calls me bawling saying when she took my two little dogs (Security and Joplin) outside to potty last night, the fireworks all around the area where we live scared Joplin so much (he is shy and skittish) he ran away. He is small, black (hard to see at night), and doesn’t bark so he doesn’t make a sound (because I teach my dogs that barking is bad) and also he isn’t even a year old! I lost it (like a little girl) and started bawling when she told me. Seriously, I was so dramatic (hard to believe, I know), but I don’t have children and they are my babies that I sleep with every night. – Read more at American Country Countdown

Celebrity Apprentice’s Lisa Lampanelli and Clay Aiken

Lisa and Clay talk about the competition

TV Guide

Jennifer Lopez Excited For The Return Of ‘In Living Color’; Open To Returning To Show’s Specials – “It’s what?” Jennifer said, when asked her if she’d want to be a part of the show, which returns with an updated version of the sketch comedy, in two half-hour specials in Spring 2012. “Oh my God, I didn’t even know! That’s awesome,” she told Access on Sunday after the Television Critics Association Winter Session panel for “American Idol” of “In Living Color” being revived. “I haven’t heard from [Keenen], but if he called me and wanted me to do something, that would be awesome,” Jennifer said. – Read more at Access Hollywood

‘American Idol’s’ Steven Tyler on New Aerosmith Album: ‘It’s Written’ – “All of it’s been written but I’ve got to lay lyrics on it and I haven’t had a lot of time,” said Tyler. “What I’ve listened to so far knocked me out. I know a good song and I know what gets played on the radio. I’m not that pretentious to say we’ve got hits, but we’ve got something and that’s all that matters.” The Aerosmith frontman said guitarist Joe Perry is due to arrive next week so that they can continue working on music. As for the sound of this album, the band’s first in more than seven years? Tyler cracked: “It’s Aerosmith, how do you hide from my big mouth?” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

J.Lo: Beyonce Will Be a ‘Great Mom’ – The entertainment world received some exciting news this weekend as Beyonce welcomed her first child, Blue Ivy Carter. We caught up with fellow music icon Jennifer Lopez, who just heard the happy announcement, and the mother of two lavished her praise on the new mom. “The best part of [Beyonce’s] life is about to begin,” said Lopez fondly. “I just wish her the best. I know she’s going to love it and be a great mom.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

TCA: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Adopting Weekly 2-Hour Format – “Some of the purists may say, ‘Oh, I wanted a dedicated night,’ but I think it’s going to make the show itself more exciting,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a fun experiment. I know the producers are excited about it. I think the fans are going to like it.” Speaking of producers, Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell, on stage after the American Idol panel, confirmed what many expected the lack of a results show would entail. Darnell says the show will air once weekly, in a two-hour format, with the results layered into the episode. Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’s’ Jayma Mays: Emma ‘Wants to Get Married’ – When Glee returns Jan. 17, Jayma Mays’ OCD guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury will be on the verge of receiving her third marriage proposal, but this time it’s from the guy she’s had eyes for since Day 1: Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison). While the duo’s path to becoming a couple wasn’t an easy one — Emma even tied the knot and split from her quickie marriage to John Stamos’ Dr. Carl — Mays tells The Hollywood Reporter that the impending proposal won’t either be a traditional or a smooth one for the two “love-lost creatures,” but ultimately “they’re moving in good direction.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Chris Colfer Will Return For ‘Glee’ Season 4! – Insider: But before we get to either of those things, we have this week’s episode — called Yes/No — which features New Directions recreating Summer Nights from Grease. Which side does Kurt sing on? Chris: [laughs] He was with the girls — by my request. Originally he was with the boys but I called Ryan and said, “What do the boys have that Kurt wants?!?” There’s no way he’d be hanging with them. He’d be gabbing with the girls over sandwiches and mac & cheese. He completely agreed and I was put with the girls, which is great because I get to be Rizzo! Insider: Looking ahead to the other 2012 episodes, what are you excited for fans to see? Chris: I’m really excited for them to see the Michael Jackson episode – I wear a shocking onesie leather jumpsuit. I’m interested to see what the reaction is to that. – Read more at the Insider

Lea Michele Talks Glee’s “Revolutionary” Fourth Season and What’s Ahead for Finn and Rachel! – While she knows what Murphy and company have in store for season four, Michele couldn’t reveal much other than it might change TV. No big deal! “I’m so excited. I spoke with Ryan today. We had a great conversation,” she teases. “He told me his plan and I will tell you it’s incredibly groundbreaking and it’s revolutionary for television, the way he’s figured out how to use these graduated high school characters on this TV show.” Michele admits to us that she also teared up a bit while on the phone with Murphy because she was so excited to continue on the show. “I was like, ‘Ryan, I feel like I could cry!’ I always knew in the back of my mind, like, listen, I’m coming back whether they want it or no. I’m going to be a janitor in the background!” she says. “I’m thankful every single day. This is the best job in the whole world. Ryan is the greatest creator and I adore him. My cast is my family. I’m so happy.” – Read more at EOnline

Matthew Morrison Reveals Song Ricky Martin’s Covering On ‘Glee’ – At Sunday night’s FOX Television Critics Association party in Pasadena, Mathew revealed to whose — and which — number Ricky is covering. “His will be an LMFAO song,” Matthew told Access, confirming the Latin heartthrob performs the band’s current hit single, “Sexy and I Know It.” And, Mr. Schue, has his own body rocking number, in the upcoming sing-off between the two men. “Mine will be an Elvis Presley song – in Spanish,” Matthew said, declining to specify which standard from the King’s catalog he remade. – Read more at Access Hollywood

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