Idol Headlines for 01/23/12

Kellie Pickler will sit for a live Q&A with Billboard Magazine this afternoon at 4 pm ET. It’s one day ahead of the release of her 3rd studio album, 100 Proof. Tune in Here.

Idology: White (Guy) Power, Anti-Education Vibes, and Fewer Sob Stories (!) on American Idol – Week 1 of American Idol‘s 11th Season was chock full of talent, but if you’re laying early bets on who’s going to be the last contestant standing, one Golden Ticket recipient fits the mold that’s been hammered out over the last four seasons: Phillip Phillips, who like prior champs David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, and Scotty McCreery, just so happens to be a caucasian gentleman in possession of a guitar. – Read more at TV Line

Seitz: Why American Idol’s Audition Rounds Seem Crueler than Ever – While I never liked the early audition rounds of American Idol that humiliate naïve, tuneless wannabes, over ten years I became resigned to their existence. But after watching two fairly successful Idol knock-offs, Fox’s X-Factor and NBC’s The Voice, avoid cruelty in their opening rounds, Idol’s latest dump-the-chumps segments reignited my ire. They also reminded me of how tonally off these segments always were. – Read more at New York Magazine

American Idol star Phillip Phillips to miss graduation – Before facing American Idol judges singer songwriter Phillip Phillips was a student at Albany Technical College. He turned to education after realizing that his dream of becoming famous may not happen. “He said well I’m a musician. I love to play music and play guitar but my dad told me that I needed to get a backup plan. So this is what my uncle does, so I came into this field,” said Albany Technical College Instructor Robert Permenter. – Read more at FOX 31 Online

Jordin Sparks – Game Day!

Jordin Sparks tweets, “In my daddy’s jersey. Go Giants! #fatherspride #Sparks #NFL”

Adam Lambert & Sauli Koskinen: Movie Mates – Adam Lambert and his boyfriend, Sauli Koskinen, head home after catching a movie on Sunday (January 22) at the Arclight in Hollywood. The 29-year-old entertainer and his sweetheart shared a laugh on the way out. Read more at Just Jared

Celebrity Apprentice Featuring Clay Aiken Set To Premiere February 19

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