Idol Headlines for 02/08/12 – The Evening Headlines

Scotty McCreery’s “The Trouble With Girls” is now Gold! Scotty tweets, “HUGE thanks to all the fans and country radio! “The Trouble With Girls” is now GOLD! Hope you’re enjoying the music! Love yall!

Check out some American Idol auditions bloopers HERE.

Clay Aiken’s new album Steadfast comes out on March 27. It’s a mixture of already released and new tracks. Preorder at Amazon

CRS 2012: UMG Luncheon, – Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery will attend the CRS UMG Luncheon at the Ryman in Nashville on February 22. Lauren will pull double duty, singing the National Anthem at the CRS 2012 opening ceremonies at 9 am. Read more at Music

E! Will Carry ‘The Voice’ Reruns Again – For a second consecutive year, E! Entertainment will air same-week reruns of NBC’s hit music reality series The Voice. The Voice‘s second season will launch on E! Saturday. – Read more at Deadline

Jennifer Hudson’s Family Murder Trial: Alleged Killer’s Lawyers Want To Talk To Star (PHOTOS) – CHICAGO — Lawyers for the man accused of killing Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson’s family members want to speak with the star before the trial begins in April.
William Balfour, 30, allegedly killed Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew in October of 2008, and defense attorneys want to ask her about a text she may have exchanged with her mother just before the murders, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. At a Tuesday hearing, Chicago Police Officer Jennifer Bryk said a boy on the block told officers that Balfour threatened to kill everyone in the house a week or two before the murders, the Chicago Tribune reports. – Read more at Huffington Post

Ask Pia- Debut Album, Vacation, and Cartoons (Episode 11)

Pia says she’s recorded 40 songs. She says she’s under “artist development” now. They’re trying to make sure the project is the “perfect representation of who I am”. They aren’t going to rush anything.

Kellie Pickler Follows Her Heart on ’100 Proof’ – “I was talking to someone yesterday about just – this album, singing it just seems much more effortlessly, if that makes sense,” Kellie tells CountryMusicIsLove. “It just seems like it’s more – I guess it’s just where I’m supposed to be, so it’s easier for me, if that makes sense.” – Read more at Country Music is Love

Exclusive: Taylor Hicks on Katharine McPhee’s “Smash” Hit – It was great to see Kat in ‘Smash!’ I have always had respect for Kat, she has paid her dues. I officially have McPhever!” “Smash started out slow but I think the show definitely has staying power,” Hicks added. “Having the Superbowl on NBC didn’t hurt the shows ratings either. The advertising blitz will pay off and the cast is great.” – Read more at Too Fab

Pennsylvanians no ‘Idol’ lovers – Here in Philadelphia, we watched the Super Bowl and the post game and the blind auditions on The Voice. But the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory soundly whipped Wednesday’s Idol to take 4th place and Person of Interest nipped Thursday’s show. That’s nothing compared to the slaughter in Pittsburgh, where Wednesday’s Idol finished completely out of the Nielsen Top Ten (13th) and Thursday’s was tied for 15th place with NCIS: LA and Blue Bloods. – Read more at

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