Idol Headlines for 03/02/12

‘American Idol’ on the scene: Tears, hugs, pats on the butt, and gospel waves for Top 24 results night – This difference was no more acute than when Jen Hirsh, Jeremy Rosado, Brielle Von Hugel, DeAndre Brackensick, Erika Van Pelt, and Reed Grimm were called one by one to sing for a wild card spot on the show. Last year, in the Idoldome, these wildcard performances and the judges’ final choices for who to send through took on a rather hysterical energy. The singers seemed overwhelmed, the judges seemed frazzled, and the audience seemed maybe just a bit unhinged. This year, all that manic energy felt far more dialed down, and the result meant we could focus that much more on the contestants themselves. Or, at least, I felt much more dialed into Jeremy’s earnestness, Brielle’s desperate entitlement, and DeAndre’s hair. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

THR’s ‘Idol Hangover’ Live Talk Show Kicks Off With Past Finalists Blake Lewis and Didi Benami – The Hollywood Reporter will premiere’s first talk show “Idol Hangover” on Friday, March 2 live from Hollywood. The series, hosted by THR music editor Shirley Halperin and editor Joseph Kapsch, will feature commentary and analysis of the week’s performances and elimination during lively discussions with a rotating roster of past seasons’ finalists, show insiders and top “American Idol” media personalities from around the country. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


Jennifer Hudson’s Chicago Dream Wedding – The nuptials will take place later this year in Chicago, her hometown, an insider tells Star. “Jennifer loves spending time downtown. I wouldn’t be surprised if she had it in the heart of the city,” says the insider. “There will be around 500 guests. She feels she deserves to have a big, gorgeous wedding, since she’s waited for so long. She’s giddy with excitement!” – Read more at Radar Online

Cowell eyes pop singer for judge’s chair – Simon Cowell is “definitely talking” to Britney Spears about being a judge on the American version of X Factor, Louis Walsh has confirmed. The X Factor judge revealed Simon – who recently said the talent show would be a “walk in the park” for the Toxic singer – has been in negotiations with the 30-year-old blonde about being a panellist on the programme. – Read more at Tonight

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Cee Lo Green Announces Las Vegas Residency At Planet Hollywood – LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cee Lo Green performs at the ‘Michael Forever’ concert to remember the late Michael Jackson at The Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on October 8, 2011Caption Singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green says his semi-permanent show launching in Las Vegas will feature showgirls, pyrotechnics and other over-the-top touches. The 37-year-old performer most recently known for his Grammy-winning 2010 single “Forget You” says he’ll launch the residency Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood. – Read more at Access Hollywood

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