Idol Headlines for 01/10/12 – The Evening Edition

The first American Idol audition city will be Savannah on January 17, and then MY HOMETOWN Pittsburgh, on January 19. (Via @AJCRadioTV)

Ryan Seacrest tweets, “Doing voice overs for #idol premiere…new this year, contestants are taping their trips to auditions so u can see journey from their own eyes”

Season 9 Top 24 contestant, Janell Wheeler has some good news: “So…guess what everyone?! My big news of 2012 is that I got my FIRST publishing deal offer and I am absolutely thrilled to see where this first BIG step will lead!”

James Durbin plays a FREE concert tonight at the Old Town Saloon in CLovis, CA. For Y101 (KWYE). The concert begins at 8 pm. Doors at 6. Listeners are encouraged to bring their cameras! More information at KMPHClovis

Carson Daly: Ryan Seacrest would be ‘a benefit to me’ as NBC-mate – “As a producer on the network,” Daly tells Zap2it, “I think that any time you can bring in content creators and people who are in the know and have the connections and the track record, like Ryan, it’s a benefit to our network. And, hence, really a benefit to me.” Seacrest has been mentioned as a potential contributor, and perhaps more, for NBC’s “Today.” – Read more at Zap2it

TCA: ABC Admits ‘Weak’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Casting, Still Sees Many More Seasons – “I personally think Dancing With the Stars has many many more years to come,” ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “That show refreshes itself.” “Obviously each year the casting kind of tells you where it [will] come out,” said Lee. “We thought we started with a weaker cast this year, and then look what J.R. [Martinez] did.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Marc Anthony Tells JLo: You Need To See A Shrink! – Marc Anthony has told his estranged wife, American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, that she should see a psychiatrist to determine why she is incapable of being alone, and goes straight from one romantic relationship to another, is exclusively reporting. The former couple had yet another fight over the weekend, with Marc complaining that he wanted to see their toddler twins more frequently. Read more at RadarOnline

Simon Cowell Travels To St. Barts On $500,000 A Week Slipstream Superyacht – X Factor mogul Simon Cowell has been making the rounds of the best vacation spots this holiday season aboard the ultra-luxe Slipstream superyacht. Cowell and his fiancé Mezhgan Hussainy celebrated New Year’s Eve at the posh Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados, where Rihanna performed at a lavish bash on the big night. – Photo and more at JustLuxe

“Glee” at TCAs: Chris Colfer Might Do Another Movie This Summer – AE: What else are you doing outside the show? I’d guess you’re getting offers for your hiatus. Chris Colfer: I’ve got my book, which is coming out in August and the cover art gets released just this month so I’m excited about that. A movie I shot last summer…we’re going to have a trailer by the end of this month or next month and we’ll get to see a little bit of it. I think I’m doing another movie this summer but I’m not sure. – Read more at After Elton

Darren Criss Had No Idea The Glee Spinoff Had Been Cancelled or that Seniors Would Be Returning – “That’s wonderful news [about the seniors staying], because I’m certainly happy to have my friends around longer. I always thought they would stay.” Darren is a BIG fan of Grant Gustin who plays the Evil Gay Warbler,Sebastian. Plus, Darren says he might miss 2 episodes instead of just 1. “Who knows what they’re up to? I’m gone so maybe Grant and Chris Colfer’s characters are doing stuff, who knows? But don’t even run with that! I have no idea! I’m gone!” – See the Video at VH1

Speaking of who is coming back to Glee? Mark Salling, who plays Puck tells EOnline, that IF HE’S ASKED, He’ll be back. Hm. And when Zap2it caught up to Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Damian McGinty (Rory), Neither knew how much longer their time would be on Glee either.

Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Lea Michele, Naya Rivera on the Cover of This Week’s TV Guide

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