Idol Headlines for 02/13/12

Ryan Seacrest revealed during an interview with Glee Star, Amber Riley, that Idol producers are trying to figure out a way to go in and pay tribute in some way to the late Whitney Houston.

Katharine McPhee guests on Live! With Kelly. Randy Jackson is the guest co-host.

Jennifer Lopez guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jeff Goldblum (who is about to guest star on Glee) appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show

Whitney Houston’s Wild Night Out; Tequila & Tantrums – After taking the stage at Tru Hollywood for a short performance of Yes, Jesus Love Me, Houston exited the stage to find Ray J talking to former X-Factor contestant Stacy Francis, 42, and became irate. “She ran over to them and began screaming, ‘This is my man! I’m a cougar! B*tch, get away from my man,’” a source told us. Ray J tried to calm her down, telling Houston that Francis was a “longtime family friend” but Houston still pointed and screamed. “The other artists in the area tried to surround them so that people wouldn’t begin coming into the area where they were and taking photos or video,” the source explained. Francis tried to calm Houston down, too. “Whitney, I love you baby. It’s not like that. Calm down, you’re causing a scene,” she pleaded. Houston then shoved Francis in her forehead and Francis shoved her back. – Read more at Radar Online

Bobbi Kristina Out of Hospital; Bobby Brown Out of New Edition Concert – The only child of the troubled twosome has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, E! News confirms. The 18-year-old was rushed to the hospital early Sunday from the Beverly Hilton following the sudden death of her mother. A source close to the family confirms that Bobbi Kristina was treated for a stressed-induced panic attack. Meanwhile, Bobby has canceled a concert appearance tonight with New Edition to fly to Los Angeles to be with his daughter during ths difficult time. Read more at EOnline

Idology: Hollywood Week Drama! The Best, the Worst and the Dangers of Randy Jackson – Warning: Extended exposure to the sound of Randy Jackson’s voice may cause nausea, headaches, and complete physical collapse. Lucky for you, then, that this week’s installment of Idology keeps the Dawg’s sound bites to a minimum, and focuses more on the best and worst contestants of Season 11?s Hollywood Week. Season 6?s sublime Melinda Doolittle and I also discuss the show’s handling of “Falling Girl” Symone Black, the near total absence of musical performances during the initial “Group Rounds” episode, and the infuriating use of subtitles by Uncle Nigel & Co. – Watch at TV Line

Archuleta has photo shoot for Bench – MANILA, Philippines – “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta did a pictorial for fashion brand Bench on Monday. “Having fun at the @benchtm photoshoot! Good times with the Bench family haha,” Archuleta said via Twitter. Ben Chan, head honcho of the popular local brand, also teased Twitter followers. “Guess who’s the next @benchtm endorser?” he asked, adding a link to a photo of Archuleta covering his face with his hands. This has been a busy time for the American singer, who also performed during the fireworks competition event, Close Up Pyropalooza, at the SM Mall of Asia over the weekend. – ABS

Carrie Underwood – Grammys 2012 Red Carpet – Carrie Underwood looks lovely on the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old singer wore Gomez-Gracia’s long-sleeve backless “Starlet” gown featuring intricately embroidered sequins on tulle. See the Photos at Just Jared

Carrie Underwood on the Grammy Red Carpet

Archuleta wonders if he’s crazy to have done what he did – “Reluctant,” David Archuleta replied when asked how he felt when he received the offer to do the drama series “Nandito Ako,” coming from TV5. The 21-year-old singer, who shot to fame as an “American Idol 2008” finalist, admitted that the thought of setting foot in another country to do something he had never done before gave him the jitters. “I was very nervous—I’m thinking, I’m not really much of an actor,” he confessed during a recent press con. “I definitely had concerns, doubts.” – Read more at

Simon Cowell lends private jet to worker to get to birth of his baby – Simon Cowell, the music mogul, came to the rescue of father-to-be John Hagenstede by giving him a lift on his private jet when his girlfriend went into labour. The Britain’s Got Talent judge stepped in to make sure sound recordist Mr Hagenstede, 44, made it in time to see the birth of his first child. Mr Hagenstede was working at the talent show’s auditions in Edinburgh when his heavily-pregnant girlfriend, make-up artist Lisa Stewart, 30, called him at 10pm on Saturday saying she had gone into labour. – Read more at

Jennifer Lopez will have controversial director Brett Ratner direct new music video for ‘Follow the Leader’ – A source tells us the sexy singer and “American Idol” judge has recruited the controversial filmmaker to direct the music video for “Follow the Leader,” the second single from her most recent album, “Love.” Ratner, who has directed music videos for Madonna , Mariah Carey , Jessica Simpson , Diddy , Wu Tang Clan, Jessica Simpson and Miley Cyrus , is slated to shoot J.Lo’s clip in Los Angeles from March 2-4, just a few days after the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 26. According to our insider, “Follow the Leader” will depict an urban outdoor adventure game played by J.Lo and a crew of approximately six stunt performers. Read more at the Daily News

Javier Colon finds his voice – FROM the moment Javier Colon sang Time After Time at an audition of singing reality show The Voice early last year, the judges cum mentors, as well as TV viewers, knew they were watching someone with real talent. He went on to win the competition, picking up US$100,000 (RM300,680) in prize money and a recording contract with Universal Republic Records. This US-born singer of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent has since released an album Come Through For You which peaked at No 134 on the Billboard 200 album charts. – Read more at The Sun Daily

Glee’s Amber Riley Details Meeting Whitney Houston Just Days Before Death
Amber Riley has a memory of Whitney Houston she will never forget, as the Glee star told us moments go outside the Staples Center before tonight’s Grammy Awards. She met the late singer for the first time just this past Thursday: “I didn’t need her to take a picture with me,” Riley told me, describing the encounter at a Kelly Price event in Los Angeles. “I didn’t need an autograph. The fact that she even acknowledged that I was standing there was enough for me.” Riley actually performs “I Will Always Love You” on Glee this Tuesday. Watch the Video at EOnline

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