Idol Headlines for 02/23/12

Latest Idol Gallery From Entertainment Weekly: Ten Hollywood Week Breakouts – Entertainment Weekly

James Durbin: It Really Does Get Better – How did you get involved with the STAR Alliance? James Durbin: I’ve always been a fan of WWE and pro-wrestling – when I was on Idol, I got the chance to tell the world that. Having Hulk Hogan come out and surprise me and becoming friends with Chris Jericho and The Miz, it’s really been a dream come true. Match that with my bullying experiences throughout my childhood for being different (James has Asperger’s and Tourette’s Syndrome) and , it just kind of came together. They asked if I would be interested, and I was already a huge fan of the Be A Star program, so I knew right then and there I wanted to Be A part of it. – Read more at The Insider

James Durbin at at Los Coyotes Middle School

James Durbin with students after an anti-bullying rally at the Los Coyotes Middle school It was part of an event organized by the Star Alliance, for which James recently became a spokesperson.

Kris Allen performed at a corporate event at Walmart today

Kris performed some new and old songs at the Walmart Buyers Banquet today. Photos via @LNEWLAND1

Lionel Richie, George Strait Light Up CRS in Nashville – Day one of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar is in the books. The day started with the opening ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center with the presentation of the annual Humanitarian Awards to stations in small, medium, and large markets following an opening keynote address by Bob Pittman and a performance of the National Anthem by Lauren Alaina. – Read more at

Backbeat: George Strait, Bob Pittman, Gary Overton at Country Radio Seminar Day OneBucky Covington confirmed Sinder’s observation, saying “I love CRS because I can come here and in three days see so many of the people who are responsible for playing my songs on radio. And I get to catch up with all my buddies who are always out on the road and I never get to see when we’re all touring.” – Read more at Billboard

‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Goes Medieval – The men’s team on this season of The Celebrity Apprentice has no shortage of alpha males, and on the next episode two of them go toe-to-toe in hand-to-hand combat. In our advance clip, Lou Ferrigno and reality star Paul Teutul Sr. (American Chopper) rehearse a sword fight for an event at Medieval Times. While in the heat of the moment, Lou seems to lose sight of safety concerns, leaving Paul reasonably concerned. – See the Video at EOnline

Howard Stern gets nice(r) as ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions begin – Howard Stern came to Los Angeles last Friday to begin his tenure as “America’s Got Talent’s” newest judge. And, by his own admission, this may not be the Howard Stern most people expected to see. “There were times when I was downright compassionate,” Stern told KNBC-TV outside the season’s first auditions, held at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. – Read more at the LA Times

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