Idol Headlines for 02/28/12 – The Evening Edition

Get to know the American Idol Top 24! Entertainment Weekly (The latest from MOI)

Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “We’ve cleared the studio so that we keep the surprise of who the judges are bringing back He has not been able to rehearse with the band yet”

Kris Allen tweets, “Single announcement on Sun. Mar. 4! I know it’s later than expected but some things change. Sorry for the wait.”

Kelly Clarkson, National Anthem Cheat: The Secret Behind Her Super Bowl Performance– From forgetting the lyrics to pitchy vocal performances, the National Anthem is a virtual death trap for singers. We all remember Christina Aguilera’s infamous butchering of the song at last year’s Super Bowl … and so did Kelly. So maybe it was a smart move on Clarkson’s part when she begged her manager to find a teleprompter to feed her the lyrics to the song while she performed in front of 111 million viewers. Read more at

Guarini picks up where ‘Idol’ began – Justin Guarini had the same dreams as every other hopeful when he tried out for season 1 of “American Idol”: to have a successful pop music career. Instead, in the 10 years since he came in second to Kelly Clarkson, his career has taken several unusual turns, from the megaflop 2003 movie “From Justin to Kelly” (with Clarkson) to hosting an Internet radio show. In the past few years, Guarini, 33, has become a fixture on Broadway, appearing in “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” and “American Idiot.” Up next for him is “The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County,” a musical with songs by John Mellencamp and a book by Stephen King that he’ll star in. Tomorrow night, he’ll reflect on all those experiences in his show “From American Idol to Broadway and Beyond” at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington. – Read more at Newsday

OK!’s Diet Confessions with Kellie Pickler – OK! chatted with country singer Kellie Pickler and got her to dish on all her guilty food pleasures, which include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! And did you know this American Idol star is a vegetarian? – Read more at OK Magazine

Simon Cowell: ‘X Factor’ Would Be ‘A Walk In The Park’ For Britney Spears – “I’m fascinated by [Britney.] The fact that she’s one of the most talked about – not just pop stars – but people in the world today, means that you’ve got this star power,” Simon told Billy Bush when asked about the rumors of Britney joining the show – stressing that he could neither confirm nor deny who he and the show’s producers have spoken with. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Cee Lo Green to Pen Memoir – Cee Lo Green likes the sound of the “author.” The musician and The Voice judge is writing a memoir. Grand Central Books announced it had signed the multi-platinum multi-hyphenate star to write a book about his life to be published in 2013. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’: Last week’s episode inspires record traffic for LGBT suicide prevention organization The Trevor Project — EXCLUSIVE – Glee‘s winter finale featured a story line surrounding former bully Karofsky (Max Adler), who attempted suicide after finding himself the target of gay bullying. The episode included a PSA for the Trevor Project, a national organization that helps prevent LGBT suicide that counts Daniel Radcliffe and Glee‘s own Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, and Adler among its supporters. The episode of the Fox hit led to a record number of traffic for the organization’s website and phone number. “What was great about the show is that they worked in conjunction with us so we knew in advance that there was going to in all likelihood be an increase in volume,” says cofounder Peggy Rajski. “What happened was the volume went up about 300 percent, but we were ready.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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