Idol Headlines for 02/15/12 – The Evening Edition

Stefano Langone tweets, “#studio today with my good friends @Rock_Mafia making the final touch ups on a couple songs #FutureHits #Believe”

Chris Rene behind the scenes of the “Young Homie” video. He’s shooting it tomorrow in Santa Cruz. Watch it Here.

Here’s a Popwatch blog I wrote about the new Idol promo HERE. And my New EW Gallery: 11 Big Moments of Hollywood Week Drama HERE.

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Doing a photo shoot today with a group of very talented songwriters for @Esquiremag Honored to be a part of this!” Here he is with songwriter Anthony Hamilton. And out in the desert.

Haley Reinhart at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood – Wanna hear new music? We have it for you… Live! 104.3MYfm presents New Music Night at Hard Rock Café Hollywood on Tuesday, February 21 at 8pm. Use your credits to enter for a chance to win two passes to see performances by Hot Chelle Rae, Graffiti6, and Haley Reinhart. Courtesy of RCA, Capitol and Interscope Records. – MyClub1043

Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to Host 43RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, 2/17 – An all-star line-up is set for the “43rd NAACP Image Awards,” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17 (8-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on NBC. The two-hour live special will be hosted by Sanaa Lathan (“Contagion”) and Anthony Mackie (“Hurt Locker,” “Adjustment Bureau”). Some of the biggest names in film, television and music are schedule to appear including LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper with performances by Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, Ne-Yo and more. Read more at Broadway World

American Idol Experience marks 3 years at Disney World with new songs – and a Hollywood Studios visit from Paula Abdul – The American Idol Experience opened just over three years ago at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on Feb. 12, 2009, with a star-studded premiere night. Just over three years later, the guest performance-based attraction continues to be updated while the television series has undergone major changes. – See the photos at InsideTheMagic

Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Q’Viva!’ Competition Series Picked Up by Fox – Fox is doubling down on Jennifer Lopez. In yet another example of the net banking heavily on its top talent, the singer-turned-reality star has sold an English language version of her Univision competition series Q’Viva!, The Chosen to the American Idol network, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Q’Viva! will bow on Saturday, March 3, with two-hour installments running through its April 7 finale. It joins Idol, along with other big musical competition efforts from X Factor to So You Think You Can Dance, on Fox’s schedule. The move means Lopez will now be fronting more than 60 hours of programming on Fox this season. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

STAGE VIEWS: Broadway and “American Idol” Star Justin Guarini –’s series features brief chats with Broadway actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they are looking forward to and more. Here, via e-mail, we hear from singing actor Justin Guarini. – Read more at Playbill

Whitney Houston’s Last Recording Session – Arriving at Mason Sound recording studio in North Hollywood on the evening of Feb. 7, Whitney Houston was all smiles and feeling “really positive,” producer Harvey Mason Jr. tells PEOPLE. “We stood around and joked, listened to music, and we got her this throat coat tea she likes,” says Mason, who worked with the singer on her last recording of the up-tempo record “Celebrate,” a duet with Jordin Sparks for the soundtrack of the upcoming film Sparkle. – Read more at People

Whitney Houston’s Death: Doctors, Pharmacies to Get Served Subpoenas (Report) – As an investigation surrounding Whitney Houston’s death unfolds, authorities are planning to subpeona doctors and pharmacies to determine whether prescription drugs were involved, the Los Angeles Times reported. Citing sources, the paper said the subpeonas would be issued this week as part of a standard routine to find out if the medication was dispensed correctly — and possibly overprescribed. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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