Idol Headlines for 01/19/12 – The Evening Edition

According to The Idol Pad, the Green Mile episode is being taped today! The Top 42 will become the Top 24. Eep!

American has interviews with all the Savannah Hollywood hopefuls. Click to watch.

Today only! Lauren Alaina’s digital Wildflower album is only $3.99 at Amazon! Do available as a digital download at Amazon. Download it Here

Kellie Pickler promotes her upcoming album – Ahead of the release of her 3rd album, 100 Proof, Kellie Pickler will be on  ABC’s “Good Morning America on Wednesday, January 25. On Friday, January 27th shell perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show. (Via All Access)

Trial Date Finally Set in Jennifer Hudson’s Family Murder Case – William Balfour, has finally been scheduled to stand trial. Cook County Judge Charles Burns today announced that jury selection for Balfour’s trial would begin on April 9. Testimony in the trial is expected to begin on April 23. Balfour is the estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister, Julia Hudson. On Oct. 24, 2008, he allegedly drove in a jealous rage to the Hudson family home in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago and fatally shot the Oscar winner’s 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donerson, 29-year-old brother, Jason Hudson, and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. Read more at EOnline

American Idol Breaks Social TV Record, Destroys The X Factor [Infographic] – As the Bluefin Labs infographic here shows, the premier of his former show, American Idol, broke a new record last night. And according to BlueFin, it outpaced Cowell’s new show, The X Factor’s best social night – 518K for AI to 391K for X. – Read more at

Music Empowers Foundation & Kris Allen Partnership Benefits 47,000 Children of Needy Music Classrooms – NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Music Empowers Foundation announced today that its recently completed national initiative to support music education programs in public schools surpassed all expectations. The month-long program, which wrapped up just before the holidays in December, raised $80,000 and helped to fund over 225 classroom music projects which will benefit an estimated 47,000 grade and middle school students. – Read more at Market Watch

Jordin Sparks – Reebok Fitness Campaign

Jordin Sparks' photo Just finished shooting my 1st Reebok fitness campaign! Can't wait for you 2 see the photos! I love my new Reebok gear! :D
Jordin Sparks on WhoSay

Jordin tweets, “Just finished shooting my 1st Reebok fitness campaign! Can’t wait for you 2 see the photos! I love my new Reebok gear!”

David Archuleta sings Something ‘Bout Love with a fan in his hotel room! The aspiring singer’s name is Isaiah Antonio.

Watch Our Chat with Kellie Pickler – Immediately after shooting The Collection, Kellie did a live chat with fans on our Facebook page, via UStream. If you missed last night’s chat, don’t worry — we recorded it and you can watch it right here! During the chat, Kellie discusses her new album, 100 Proof (read our review), her love of vinyl records, being a role model, her advice to teenagers, her personal hero and more! – Watch at GACTv

Broadway’s Big Prime-Time Moment – DECADES before his elaborate film productions like “E.T.” and “Saving Private Ryan,” Steven Spielberg cut his teeth as a high school stage manager in Phoenix, feeding lines to forgetful actors in “Guys and Dolls” and trying to keep the members of a large “Brigadoon” cast from turning into bumper cars. Backstage drama provided the first adrenaline rush of his career, he said, and always struck him as good material. So much so that, a few years ago, Mr. Spielberg began shopping around a television series set on Broadway, but he met with rejection from HBO (where he made “Band of Brothers”) and the broadcast networks. – Read More at the New York Times

First Peek of Glee’s Two Gay Dads!

Lea Michele tweeted this photo from the set today.  Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jeff Goldblum have been cast as Rachel’s gay dad’s.  It’s their first day on set shooting Glee’s Valentines episode.

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