Idol Headlines for 02/14/12

CBS/Tampa Announces ‘Pet-A-Palooza 2012’ – CBS RADIO Hot AC WSJT (PLAY 98-7)/TAMPA announces the return of “PET-A-PALOOZA”on SUNDAY (MARCH 11) at COACHMAN PARK in CLEARWATER, FL.PET-A-PALOOZA is dedicated to pets and their owners with animal based charities, “ADOPT-A-THON ALLEY,” food, vendors, interactive booths and live music. This year’s performers include AMERICAN IDOL finalist and fan favorite JAMES DURBIN with more acts to be announced in coming weeks. – Read more at All Access

Haley Reinhart, Cee Lo Green to appear at Ali Birthday Bash – On Feb. 18, Ali returns to the home of the top boxing matches, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, for a birthday fête unlike any other when the 16th annual Power of Love Gala celebrates his 70th birthday. The star-studded event raises funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center and elevates awareness of Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, the disease The Champ has been battling since 1984.The list of celebrities teased to be at the gala highlights the epitome of the entertainment industry. Speakers and performers include singers Common, Sean Combs, Cee Lo Green, Chris Cornell, Dave Koz, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Haley Reinhart, Joe Perry, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Onreé Gill Band, Slash and Stevie Wonder, along with actors Samuel L. Jackson and Terrence Howard. – Read more at Las Vegas Magazine

‘Smash’ Covers Adele: Katharine McPhee Talks Singing ‘Rumor Has It’ – Everybody wants a piece of triple Grammy winner Adele, even NBC’s “Smash.” In the fourth episode of the new musical drama, Katharine McPhee covers the singing sensation. After practicing her dance moves, McPhee’s character Karen and her fellow “Marilyn” actors take the stage to rock out to Adele’s “Rumor Has It.” “I was super excited about that,” McPhee told HuffPost TV when asked about the Adele cover. “I was a little bit like, ‘Oh god, this whole record of hers is so epic and everybody is obsessed with it and everybody knows it. Everybody knows every little infliction she does and riff she does. I don’t want to sound like I’m just imitating her.'” – Read more at Huffington Post

Whitney Houston Transported to New Jersey; Funeral Planned for Friday – Whitney Houston’s body was flown from Los Angeles to her home city of Newark, N.J., on Monday night, several days before the music legend was scheduled to be laid to rest. A private jet touched down at Teterboro Airport about 10:30 p.m., transporting her casket into a gold-hued hearse, which joined a cavalcade of three police cars to bring Houston to Whigham Funeral Home, the New York Post reported. Houston’s cousin, Dionne Warwick, had been with the casket on the jet, and her mother, Cissy Houston, was in Newark to retrieve it. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Hudson: “I Haven’t Stop Crying” Since Whitney Houston Died – “It was the greatest honor of my life to be able to be the one to pay tribute to Whitney’s memory,” the 30-year-old tells Us in a statement. “It was from my heart. I haven’t stopped crying since she passed. Her family is in my prayers.” – Read more at US

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Is Gavin DeGraw putting on his dancing shoes? – Is country singer Gavin DeGraw about to put on his dancing shoes and join the cast of the new season of “Dancing With the Stars?” According to good pal and OneRepublic singer Ryan Tedder, he is. Tedder, a multiple Grammy nominee tells THR that his pal might be going for the mirror ball trophy, saying “Gavin DeGraw is doing “Dancing With the Stars,” I heard. He’s amazing. He’s one of my favorite male singers alive.” Aw, what a bromance. Read more at Zap2it

Adam Lambert: ‘Priscilla’ Backstage Pics! – Adam Lambert goes backstage after seeing a production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert on Monday (February 13) at the Palace Theatre in New York City. The 30-year-old entertainer met up with cast members and posed for photos after the show. See the photos at Just Jared

Creighton Fraker makes Queens proud on ‘American Idol’ – People should get used to pronouncing Creighton Fraker. It’s going to be a household name. An Astoria resident for the past eight years, Fraker grabbed the ultimate brass ring for a star on the rise — a coveted golden ticket on Fox’s “American Idol.” Fraker grew up as a preacher’s kid in South Dakota, finding his voice in church choirs and local boys’ singing groups. He took private lessons throughout the years and eventually joined a touring choir, serenading audiences across the nation. – Read more at Queens Courier

‘Smash’ Stars Explain Marilyn Monroe Mystique – “I think she’s always had a moment,” Katharine McPhee told MTV News at the “Smash” premiere. “I think people are just intrigued by her life and how she left us too early. She was just a classic, iconic American beauty, an American star. There was a real innocence and sweetness to her, I think.” McPhee’s co-star Anjelica Huston agrees. “I don’t really think she’s been out of fashion for very long. She’s an iconic figure, maybe the most beautiful, the most enduring blond ever. That’s why 50 years later, she remains as iconic as she ever was.” – Read more at MTV

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