Idol Headlines for 02/13/12 – The Evening Edition

Season 8 alum, Jasmine Murray, is competing in Miss Missippi. She tweeted a message and a photo: “Miss Mississippi here I come!!!

Check out Stefano Langone’s new webiste at

Kris Allen takes a break from his album cover photo shoot!

That’s his “co-star” Zorro with him!


Lauren Alaina To Host CMT Teddy Awards – MERCURY NASHVILLE artist LAUREN ALAINA is set to host the first-ever CMT TEDDY AWARDS airing on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 8a (ET/PT) and 11a (ET/PT). The fan-voted countdown will feature videos that viewers polled into winning categories such as “Best Kiss,” “Steamiest,” “Best Use of Lingerie” and “Tightest Jeans in a Video.” – Read more at All Access

Tony Bennett: 50 Years of Grammys – NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Tony Bennett earned his 16th and 17th Grammys last night with wins in both categories he was nominated for : Best Traditional Pop Album for DUETS II and Best Vocal Collaboration with Duo or Group for “Body and Soul,” his duet with the late Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse’s parents, Mitch and Janis, joined Bennett on stage to accept the Grammy Award on behalf of their daughter, who passed away last year and whose last recording was her duet with Tony.  – Read more at PRNewswire

Clay Aiken joins campaign vs. anti-gay Amendment One – Protect ALL NC Families, the leading organization in the campaign against Amendment One, is out with a brief video starring Clay Aiken, probably North Carolina’s most famous openly gay citizen. (Am I overlooking somebody?) He doesn’t love discrimination, and says the anti-gay Amendment One, which seeks to ban not just gay marriages but civil unions and other marriage-like contractual arrangements, could have seriously bad if unintended consequences. Like costing some kids their health insurance.

‘Smash’: Are You Team Ivy or Team Karen? – How far will the girl next door, Karen, and the Broadway veteran, Ivy, go to achieve their dreams and land the starring role in the Marilyn Monroe play at the center of NBC’s Smash? With both actresses — played by Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, respectively, earning second callbacks from the musical’s producers, the competition to land the coveted role goes into overdrive during Monday’s second episode, “Callbacks.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Paul McDonald Makes Valentine’s Day Sweet for Nikki Reed – Married life is apparently quite sweet for Nikki Reed. A few months after telling PEOPLE that marriage is “easy breezy” so far, Reed was given a thoughtful treat from hubby Paul McDonald just before the pair celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife.The holiday “came a little early,” Reed, 23, wrote on WhoSay Monday, in a post that included a photo of a chocolate heart-shaped cake topped with two pink frosting flowers. – Read more at People

Constantine Maroulis Set for Gotham Stage Company Gala, 2/27 – Off-Broadway’s Gotham Stage Company will present their 3rd annual performance gala, A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III on Monday February 27th, 2012 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th Street, NYC). The evening will include Musical Performances by Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde ’13), Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go), Bridget Everett (Our Hit Parade), Betsy Werbel (Wicked), Kimberly Stern (Becoming Adele), Mark Price (Mary Poppins), Julia Haubner Smith (Les Miserables), Lindsay Northern (Wicked), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys), and Joe Ricci (A View From a Bridge). Also short play sketches by Resident Playwright Randall David Cook will also be performed by a troupe of Gotham actors. The performance is being directed by Wes Grantom. Tickets begin at $25 and can be purchased at – Read more at

‘American Idol’ Star Pia Toscano Answers OK!’s Style Questions! – Pia Toscano shot to fame on last season of American Idol, but lately, she’s climbing her way up the fashion ladder! The singer answers OK!’s style questions and lets you know that confidence is key to looking good and feeling good. What has been the most glamorous musical moment of your life so far? My most glamorous musical moment was my very first performance on American Idol, when I sang “I’ll Stand By You.” I was so nervous that night and was blown away that I got a standing ovation. – Read more at OK Magazine

Steven Tyler vs. Cee Lo: Who Is the Creepier Flirt? – If you’ve been watching The Voice or American Idol in the past year, you’ve obviously noticed that the shows have many similarities. Both have: celebrity judges/coaches who love to trash-talk each other; hosts who overly dramatize a commercial break; and contestants with heart-wrenching life stories. Oh, and then there’s singing, too. But have you noticed that both shows also have creepy in-house Lotharios? Thanks to the lip-smacking and up-and-down-eying Steven Tyler and Cee Lo, all attractive female contestants must endure a less creative version of “Hubba hubba!” and are often required to engage in a lingering hug. Check out our video flirt-off and see who has the creepier moves. Don’t forget to factor in age discrepancies! – See the Video at New York Magazine

‘Glee’: Show will pay tribute to Whitney Houston on Tuesday’s episode – In a complete coincidence, this Tuesday’s episode of Glee features star Amber Riley doing a cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” In light of Houston’s tragic death, the show’s producers have decided to dedicate the episode to the singer and end with a card honoring her memory. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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