Idol Headlines for 02/15/12

Scotty McCreery added to Pacific’s summer lineup – Scotty McCreery, American Idol‘s first country champ since Carrie Underwood, will headline the Costa Mesa venue on July 18. Sister act the Lunabelles, whose debut presumably will be out by then, will open. Tickets, $@22.50-$52.50, are on sale Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m. As with all Pacific shows, includes admission to the OC Fair. – Read more at the Orange County Register

Adam Lambert: Elvis Duran Morning Show! – Adam Lambert jokes around with radio personality Danielle Monaro on the set of The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show on Tuesday (February 14) in NYC. The day before, the 30-year-old singer stopped by Fuse Studios before catching a performance of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. – See the photos at Just Jared

Q&a Adam Lambert – How to get from American Idol to working with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers & Queen – American Idol contestants are not normally the fodder for our weekly Q&a slot. Runners-up even less so. However when we were invited to hear Adam Lambert’s second album Tresspassing, released in March, we were surprised to see that along with expected pop collaborators like Dr Luke, the singer had recorded with Pharrell Williams, cult indie type Sam Sparrow (he of Black And Gold fame) and Nile Rodgers while rumours of further work with Queen’s Roger May and Roger Taylor continue. Not just that, with the record’s subject matter openly embracing Lambert’s sexuality, the singer has used his mainstream launch-pad to challenge the preconceptions of American’s right. All in all, a bloke worth sitting down and having a chat with then, which is exactly what we did… – Read more at QTheMusic

David Archuleta to release an OPM album after he leaves the Philippines – Answering the questions of the press, David revealed that the decision to record an OPM album was not planned. “I’m not prepared at all because it was something that just happened after I sang ‘Nandito Ako.’ “It happened in a small amount of time, from picking songs, to recording them.” David mentioned that the producers of his album liked his rendition of the classic Filipino song “Nandito Ako” for his mini-series, that they conceptualized a new album for him. – Read more at PEP.ph

Hudson honoring Houston ‘felt right’ to Grammys producer – “The only person I thought of was Jennifer Hudson,” he says. “It was almost automatic to have her do I Will Always Love You, but not as a big performance. It had to be internal.” The singer performed a moving rendition of Houston’s signature song from The Bodyguard soundtrack on Sunday’s telecast. “It felt right to me,” says Ehrlich, who recalled Hudson’s powerful version of You Pulled Me Through at the 2009 show 3½ months after her mother, brother and nephew were murdered by her brother-in-law. That night, she received the award for best R&B album, presented by Houston. – Read more at USA Today

Interview with Casey James – The Cool, TX native is looking forward to his album release next month. “I’m excited,” Casey said. “It took me a while to get it done but that’s because I wanted to make sure I was making the right record. I’m super proud of it. I co-wrote nine of the 11 songs on the record and co-produced and obviously got to play a ton of guitar—electric, acoustic and some Dobro and some slide guitar. I’m really proud of the record. I love it. It really represents me as an artist and where I’m at in my life right now. It’s pretty much exactly what I wanted to make as far as an album goes.” – Read more at American Idol

Scotty McCreery with Fitz in the Morning

Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer Join George Clooney in Dustin Lance Black’s Prop 8 Play – The cast of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 is officially complete with the addition of three more stars: Kevin Bacon, Chris Colfer and John C. Reilly, organizers announced Wednesday. The actors will join George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Martin Sheen and some of Hollywood’s hottest young actors for a one-night-only showing in Los Angeles of the play that chronicles the historic court challenge to California’s Proposition 8. The play, directed by Rob Reiner, will debut at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre on Saturday, March 3, for an exclusive fundraiser to support marriage equality efforts across the country. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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