Idol Headlines for 01/26/12 – The Evening Edition

Will ‘American Idol’ get toppled as TV’s top show? – After eight seasons at No. 1, American Idol could finally get overthrown in the weekly ratings as the country’s highest-rated entertainment series. The media often speculates about such a prospect before a new season of Idol premieres. Then the reality titan always returns to monster viewership, crushing all rivals in its path, and doubters are silenced. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

[Photo] Casey James Stops by Sony to Look at Album ArtworkCasey James was in the Sony offices today picking out the artwork for his upcoming album See the photo at the Casey James Blog.

‘American Idol’ Season 11: Where Are The Bad Singers? – Like casual sports fans who can’t wait for the Winter Olympics to revel in the schadenfreude of watching world-class ice-skaters bite it, “American Idol” watchers have been conditioned to expect early audition episodes packed with a healthy mix of decent, great and truly awful singers. In fact, some eagle-eyed “Idol” observers will tell you that there is a whole legion of viewers out there who only tune in to the first few weeks to see the next William Hung, General Larry “Pants on the Ground” Platt or Keith “Like a Virgin” Beukelaer. Read more at MTV

Katharine McPhee Has Places To Be, People! – Katharine McPhee is a very busy woman with very strong leg muscles! Do not make her late to set or she will kick your jaw right out of your face! Despite all appearances, the American Idol star was not hustling to a meeting at the Ministry of Silly Walks this afternoon, but rather goofing off on the set of her upcoming NBC musical show Smash. Oh smash! Like what Katharine will do to your junk if you ruin her take. Just give the woman some room already! Like, six feet in every direction! – See the photos at The Fab Life

Justin Guarini Will Offer From American Idol to Broadway Solo Concert – “American Idol” runner up and stage actor Justin Guarini will offer a solo concert, From American Idol to Broadway, March 2 at 8 PM at the Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY. – Read more at Playbill

Ellen Degeneres, Randy Jackson to host gala for Brad Pitt’s rebuilding charity in New Orleans – NEW ORLEANS — Talk show host Ellen Degeneres and “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson are hosting a star-studded gala in New Orleans to benefit Brad Pitt’s Make It Right home rebuilding effort. Pitt will attend the $1,000-per-person gala on March 10 called “A Night to Make It Right,” which will include performances by singers Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, Seal and Dr. John, said foundation spokeswoman Taylor Royle. – Read more at Washington Post

Glee’s Grant Gustin (Sebastian!) Opens Up About Fan Backlash and What’s Ahead! – Hell hath no fury like a fanbase scorned. So when Grant Gustin won the role of the scheming Sebastian, who would (attempt) to come between Blaine (Darren Criss) and Kurt (Chris Colfer), a lot of Glee fans cried out for his blood. Others fell in love with snarky Sebastian. And we…well, we couldn’t decide how we felt. Eonline

‘Glee’s’ Grant Gustin Previews Warblers vs. New Directions Michael Jackson Episode (Video) – Who has the right to be “Bad”? That’s what New Directions and the Warblers will be facing off over Tuesday when Fox’s Glee pays tribute to Michael Jackson with an hour dedicated to songs from the late King of Pop’s catalog. Gustin tells The Hollywood Reporter that Sebastian will ditch the charming attitude and “take a turn for the mean” as he works hard to ensure the Warblers win the right to feature Jackson. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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