Idol Headlines for 01/23/12

Kris Allen will debut some new music at The Mint in Los Angeles on Feb 9.

Scotty McCreery To Perform at 2012 Hoops 4 Hope February 12, 2012 at Reynolds Coliseum. Game time is 5 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2. Doors open at 3pm. More information HEREa>.

Lea Michele will be the mentor on the premiere episode of The Glee Project. She tweeted the news, “So excited to announce that I’ll be guest mentoring on the season 2 premiere of the Glee Project!”

Ryan Seacrest’s Shahs of Sunset will debut March 11 – Reality show “Shahs of Sunset” will premiere at 10 p.m. on Bravo. This marks the first pair-up between the network and Ryan Seacrest Productions, which brought the world the Kardashians’ reality-TV empire.
“Shahs of Sunset” will deliver a “never-before-seen look inside the captivating lives of six young Persian-American friends in Los Angeles.” Read more at Reuters

Pickler ‘100 Proof’ positive about new album – NASHVILLE – Kellie Pickler’s 100 Proof album, out Tuesday, begins with an opening line for the ages. “I stay torn between killin’ him and lovin’ him.” In Where’s Tammy Wynette, the former American Idol singer invokes the spirit of the late country queen, figuring that only a honky-tonk angel could help her figure out how to run a household while hanging onto a nightlife-loving man, or “how you fry a skillet of chicken in high heels and a skirt.” – Read more at USA Today

Interview: Scotty McCreery Discusses Handling Success and Having Fun on Tour – The young country singer is currently a part of Brad Paisley’s “Virtual Reality Tour 2012,” which also features The Band Perry. Last week, McCreery graciously took the time to speak with me about his success, touring, and who he’s rooting for during the new season of Idol. – Read more at Blogcritics

CASEY JAMES TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM MARCH 20 – NASHVILLE, TN – 19 Recordings / BNA Records’ Casey James will release his self-titled debut album March 20. “I’m excited to be releasing my debut album,” shares Casey. “I’m thankful that I had the freedom to make the record that represents me as a musician and singer-songwriter.” Casey continues, “I played eleven years of hard gigs in every bar and restaurant in North Texas and not many people even knew my name. That being said, I’m very thankful to American Idol for the opportunities the show gave me. I could’ve released a record right when the season was over, but I wanted to make an album deserving of all the fans that put me in this position. I feel like I’ve done that. And it feels good.” – Read the Official Press Release

David Archuleta’s First week in Manila

Access Hollywood Live: Have Steven Tyler & His Aerosmith Bandmates Made Up Over His Job As An ‘Idol’ Judge? – The other members of Aerosmith were none too pleased when Steven Tyler joined “American Idol” as a judge, so have they finally made up? Plus, is Steven happy with the success of Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery’s first album? – Watch the interview at Access Hollywood

Cat Deeley teases ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ season 9, makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside – Rain has a way of making everything gloomy, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the perennially sunny Cat Deeley or the hundreds of hopeful New Yorkers who auditioned this morning for Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance. Deeley and some 500-odd dancers braved the a.m. weather in Manhattan as day 1 of auditions for season 9 (!) of the hit dance competition rolled into New York (the third of five audition locations this year). Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Darren Criss becomes Broadway’s $4 million man – In his third and final week starring in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the Glee star again proved himself a remarkable box office draw. Aside from Daniel Radcliffe’s final week in the show, an anomalous nine-show week that grossed $1.9 million, the revival had the three most lucrative weeks of its 11-month run with Criss in the leading role. For the last three weeks, How to Succeed took in more than $1.3 million per week — just over $4 million total — a figure that was consistently at or near the production’s potential gross. And there was only a modest dip of nearly $12,000 in Criss’ final week, which suggests that the small-screen Warbler may be able to sustain a longer Broadway run should producers want him to return during his summer hiatus from Glee. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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