Idol Headlines for 02/23/12

Paula Abdul felt ‘used’ after being fired by Simon Cowell from ‘X Factor,’ say sources– Straight up, Paula Abdul was furious about Simon Cowell ’s decision to ax her from “The X Factor.” –
Two sources used the same term to describe the singer/dancer’s reaction to learning she would not be back for a second season: “used.” A source who worked with Abdul on “X Factor” says “Paula went ballistic when she found out she wasn’t back” and “told Simon that she felt used.” The insider says she “screamed” at Cowell and the producers. “She didn’t take the news lightly at all.” – Read more at New York Daily News

Jennifer Hudson’s Family’s Alleged Killer Targeted Behind Bars – William Balfour, the man accused of murdering Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and young nephew more than three years ago, is apparently a marked man in the Illinois prison he’s being held in, a former inmate at the facility told Star magazine exclusively. The inmate told Star that guards at Illinois’ Stateville Correctional Center let the other inmates know the nature of the crimes Balfour’s accused of — and it didn’t make him the most popular man on the cell block. – Read more at RadarOnline

David Archuleta’s new fix – At a recent press launch for David Archie (@DavidArchie on the Twitterverse) as the latest endorser for Filipino mega brands Bench and Bench Fix, I found myself a believer — the ultimate deal-breaker being the singer’s cover of A Thousand Miles. With generosity that he extended to his screaming fans as a result of their second and third pleas for “more” during his mini-concert at TriNoma that night, I saw firsthand — the charm, the heart-on-his-sleeve persona, and the unassuming small town boy humility that he is known to fashion despite international stardom. Heck, when I entered his dressing room for the interview, he offered me a bite to eat. – Read more at PhilStar

Interview with American Idol Contestant Hallie Day

Baylie Brown Visits FOX News

American Idol’s JAMES DURBIN to be Celebrity spokes person for anti-bullying alliance, be a STAR– Rock musician James Durbin announced today that he will serve as a celebrity spokesperson for the be a STAR Alliance, an anti-bullying initiative, cofounded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. The former American Idol Season Ten fan favorite joins more than 50 alliance members, including GLAAD, STOMP Out Bullying, Scholastic, Inc and United Federation of Teachers in an effort to prevent bullying in schools and communities around the world.  “I’m honored to align myself with be a STAR in the effort to change the way people treat each other,” said Durbin. “Having been a victim of bullying, I’m excited to share my story and encourage people to put an end to bullying. – Read more at Zoiks

Why Glee’s Grant Gustin Hopes Sebastian Is the Heir to the Sue Sylvester Throne – “I’m on an episode-to-episode basis, so as of now, I haven’t filmed anything for the return in the spring,” Gustin told “It’s all up in the air right now, and I have no idea what’s next for him to be honest.”
A month ago, reports surfaced that Gustin, whose professional credits include the Broadway revival of West Side Story and more recently an episode of CSI: Miami, would be promoted to a series regular next season. But that isn’t a done deal. – Read more at TV Guide

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