Idol Headlines for 01/12/11

Kris Allen’s grandma passed away: “Just got news that my great grandma has passed away at 101. Amazing woman. We will miss ya grandma. He tweeted a photo of him and his grandma:  Thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Kris  and his family.

James Durbin performs on Conan TBS 11/10c

Brad Paisley tour, feat. Scotty McCreery kicks off in Grand Rapids MI

Jennifer Hudson, in book promotion mode, calls Atlanta ‘my second home’ – “Atlanta is like my second home,” she said in a phone interview with me earlier this week to promote her new book “I Got This,” which came out January 10. “You have to do it for yourself,” she said, not to please others. “I know what it’s like for people judge you or not like you. I’m blown away by how people react to weight loss. The emotion and attachment people have with it, toward it, about it. It’s unbelievable. And not all in a good way.” – Read more at AJC

Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo Are in Love and Living Together – “We became best friends through Hair, ironically not through Idol,” says DeGarmo, who now plays as a New Jersey Mob boss’s daughter on the CBS soap The Young and the Restless. “It just blossomed into a beautiful relationship.” The attraction was immediate for Young, who, along with DeGarmo, had to get naked onstage for each performance of Hair. “She said, ‘You’re not looking, right?’ ” Young says of the first time they disrobed in rehearsals. “And I was like, ‘Oh no, not at all.’ But I was looking, and I was like – sold!” – Read more at People

Ryan Seacrest and Dolly Parton

Ryan Seacrest tweeted this photo after he interviewed Dolly Parton on his radio show, ““I was just saying bye to @Dolly_Parton when SHE grabbed my hands – look where they ended up!”

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