Idol Headlines for 02/03/12

Adam Lambert will appear on The Insider, Check your local listings

Nigel Lythgoe tweets about the dramatic Hollywood week, “Hollywood #AmericanIdol week is so tough. 5 contestants collapsed with one falling dramatically from the stage. It was extremely frightening”

David Archuleta to grace Talentadong Pinoy – MANILA — American Idol star David Archuleta will perform his rendition of “Nandito Ako” for the first time on television this Sunday. The international singer will grace the “Talentadong Pinoy: International Edition” episode. “Talentadong Pinoy: International Edition” airs after “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” on the Kapatid Network. –

Adam Lambert to perform with Queen at the Sonisphere festival? – ROCK gods Queen are reforming again and I can reveal they’re headlining Sonisphere festival this summer. Freddie Mercury’s place will be taken by Adam Lambert, the American Idol winner.The flamboyant 30-year-old revealed: “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f*****g great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.” Sonisphere’s line-up, which also includes metal veterans Faith No More, tours Europe before hitting Knebworth on July 6-8, scene of Queen’s final gig with Freddie in 1986. Read more at the Daily Star

Steven Tyler On Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show – “She sings so good, her band was so good, this venue is so good and we’re gonna get to do this live,” he said. “It’s so fun,” Carrie added. And the show could lead to a future collaboration. “You never know,” Carrie said. “My album we’ve kind of — we’re done with, but you just never know. I bet you’ll see us together at some point again.” “CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood Live from the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam” will air on Saturday, February 4 at 11 PM ET/PT. Carrie’s new album, the title of which has not been revealed, will drop on May 1. – Read more at Access Hollywood

The Voice vs. American Idol: Adam Levine Responds to Randy Jackson’s Diss on Ellen – “So Randy Jackson said basically, because there are bunch of singing competitions on the air right now. Randy said that The Voice is basically kind of a second-chance place. People that don’t get in someplace else go to The Voice,” Ellen told the group. Levine had something to say to that. “I heard about this,” he explained. “Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that, because he out of anybody should know that if you’re in this business you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances. So we love and embrace that being part of the show. You know, god bless Randy. He was a working musician for a long time and had a lot of success and then the show Idol kind of blew him out of the water. And he is a household name now. It was an irresponsible thing to say that.” – Read more at EOnline

Katharine McPhee Transforms From “Idol” to Actress for “Smash” – The former “American Idol” contestant tells PopcornBiz she’s set her recording to the side to dive headfirst into her role on the Steven Spielberg-produced series, playing Broadway newbie Karen Cartwright, a waitress from Iowa who suddenly finds herself in contention for the lead in a musical about the legendary sex symbol – if she doesn’t lose the part to ringer Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty). McPhee reveals the road that led her back to TV, this time singing and dancing as someone other than herself. – Read more at NBC New York

On The Set: The Curtain Rises for NBC’s Smash – In what appears to be an effort to spice up the niche subject matter, expect theatrics and lots of sexy twists: In addition to the ongoing battle for the role of Marilyn, there will be bed-hopping, a drug-fueled decline, a brutal divorce case, an All About Eve-ish betrayal, love triangles, an original song and cameo by One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, and (holy stunt casting!) a Nick Jonas guest appearance. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that all of this is acted out, sung or kick-ball-changed by a cast riddled with award winners and gifted Broadway talent. – Read more at TV GUide

Kellie Pickler, ’100 Proof’ – Lyrics Uncovered – The lyrics to Kellie Pickler‘s next single, ’100 Proof,’ were crafted by Grammy nominated singer-songwriter James T. Slater and Leslie Satcher. The tune is the second release from Pickler’s ’100 Proof’ album and came about during a writing session between the two friends. “Leslie is an amazing person and one of my favorite co-writers,” Slater tells Taste of Country. “I have an office in downtown Nashville where I have my keyboards set up. She came in one beautiful morning because we were scheduled to write together. We had just got back from doing a show in Florida.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Casey James Updates His Fans on Moving, New Band, Opry and More – It has been awhile since Casey James tweeted one of his famous yellow notes to connect with his legion of fans. Last night Casey teased that he was working on a new one to update the fans on what he’s been doing since he put the final touches on his debut CD, due in stores on March 20. He told fans to be on the lookout and check the blog. So wait no more,.here it is! – Read more at The Casey James Blog

Jennifer Lopez Says Madonna ‘Would Be Awesome’ As ‘American Idol’ Mentor – “I have not seen it yet,” Jennifer Lopez told MTV News earlier this week. “I’ll see it with all you guys on Thursday.” When asked whether she’d even heard any of the finished track, she further dished that she hasn’t heard a thing — and that includes a leaked version of the song that hit the Internet last fall. “I hate when the demos leak,” J. Lo added. “It’s so unfair.” – Read more at MTV

“X Factor” shakeup an admission of failure: enter Mariah? – NEW YORK ( – “X Factor” judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger may have sealed their fates when they let a 13-year-old go home bawling. The dismissal of that 13-year-old, Rachel Crow, represented everything that was wrong with the first season of “X Factor”: It was jumbled and confusing, with too much happening at once. It didn’t break new ground. And worst of all, it sometimes just felt mean-spirited. Read more at Chicago Tribune

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