Idol Headlines for 01/28/12

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted, “@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we’d love to invite you on to #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green.”

Here’s my first Idol gallery for EW. Yaasss I know there is a mistake in the Haley Reinhart panel… Entertainment Weekly

Pepsi executive confirms the deets of Melanie Amaro’s Pepsi Ad – Cooper’s next power push goes to “X Factor” winner Melanie Amaro, who’s about to earn major exposure from a new Super Bowl spot co-starring Elton John and Flavor Flav. – Read more at Billboard

Adam Lambert chats with VH1. Click to watch the videos.

Ayla Brown looks to become the Lauren Hart of the Philadelphia 76ers – Maybe it wasn’t on par with “Ayla Brown, you’re the next American Idol!” but hearing “Welcome to the NBA, Ayla Brown,” instead is definitely a close second for the young singer. These were the words spoken to Ayla Brown, 23, when the Philadelphia 76ers new Chief Executive Officer Adam Aron congratulated her on being hired as the new in-house national anthem singer for every home game of the 76ers. – Read more at

Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green Working on a Song – In a promo teaser for the new season, Shelton says, “I think it would surprise you how good it would sound, me and Cee Lo together. In fact, we’re working on a song together. True story.” Shelton also said it would be “so cool” to collaborate with the ‘Forget You’ singer. Cee Lo backed Shelton up, saying, “Yeah, I have a song I’m trying to get Blake on right now as we speak. I’m supposed to go into the studio sometime soon.” – Read more at Taste of Country

‘X-Factor’ 911 Stagehand ‘Cracked Head Open’ Before 50 Cent Performance – 50 Cent’s performance on “X-Factor” last month was a bloody mess behind the scenes — with one stagehand smashing his head open after falling off the stage … this according to the 911 call obtained by TMZ. The accident occurred just as Fiddy took the stage to perform two songs (below). According to reports, a stair riser crashed down on several stagehands … striking two on the head and one on the elbow. Listen to the 911 call at TMZ

Kelly Clarkson finds a Diamond in the Ruff – Christine Dodson got a rather unexpected visitor at her dog grooming shop, A Diamond in the Ruff, on the South Side, on Friday. Kelly Clarkson brought her two dogs, Joplin and Security, in while she was sightseeing and shopping around Pittsburgh. The pop star is staying in Pittsburgh in anticipation of a show Saturday night in Johnstown. She was pleased with the groom, posed for pics and gave autographs — and spotted a doggie shirt with the title of one of her song, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” on it, which she purchased and put on Joplin. She also saw a shirt that said “Security” so naturally she bought one of those too. The store also made up a gift bag for the pups with Steelers collars and dog shirts.
Clarkson tweeted pics later in the day. Read more at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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