Idol Headlines for 03/08/12 – The Evening Edition

‘American Idol’ Contestant Dad Who Abandoned Him Turns Up Last Night – Jermaine Jones — the 6’8″ “American Idol” contestant dubbed “The Gentle Giant” — had an unwanted caller last night … his dad. Jones and his mom had it rough after his father abandoned him 10 years ago. But it’s amazing what a little fame and potential earning power can do to a fractured relationship. Last night … Jones’ dad called and tried to make nice. Sources tell us … the dad told Jermaine, “Hi, I’m in Los Angeles. Why are you telling everyone you haven’t got a dad?” We’re told the 25-year-old contestant was “extremely upset” by the call. – TMZ

‘American Idol’: Jessica Sanchez felt like Whitney Houston ‘was still there with us’ – “She’s gone, but I felt like when I was singing that she was still there with us — just the life in the song and everything,” Sanchez says. “I grew up listening to her, and she’s one of the people who just taught me how to sing.” The judges — and the audience — loved Sanchez’s interpretation of the song, and although the 16-year-old singer is happy about the reaction to her performance, she says that she’s starting to get nervous about all the pressure that comes from getting rave reviews every week. –

‘Idol’ Finalist Jessica Sanchez Reacts To Twitter Praise From Jennifer Hudson – “Yes Jessica! That’s it!!” JHud, who recently performed the ballad in tribute to Whitney at the Grammys, Tweeted during Jessica’s performance – praise that garnered an emotional reaction from the 16-year-old “Idol” hopeful. “Me and my uncle were in the same room when we saw the Tweet and we were like, crying and freaking out,” Jessica told’s Laura Saltman, backstage after last night’s show. “She’s one of my idols. It’s crazy.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Tribeca: Morgan Spurlock, Michelle Williams, and Chris Colfer join festival – The Tribeca Film Festival announced its Spotlight and Cinemania programs today, including Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary, Mansome, period drama Cheerful Weather for the Wedding with Like Crazy‘s Felicity Jones (right), and Struck By Lightning, written by Glee‘s Chris Colfer. The 11th edition of Tribeca will take place from April 18 to 29 in New York City. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Steven Tyler Defends His Harsh Treatment of Aerosmith Bandmates (Video) – In a profile to air on Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes, the frontman and American Idol judge refuses to apologize when CBS’ Lara Logan presses him on his behavior toward bandmates Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer. (When Tyler wasn’t around, they filled her in on his obsessive personality and mean streak.) “You know what? I’m going to be big-headed right now, OK?” Tyler responded. “I think my perfectionism and my busting everyone’s chops is what got this band to where it is today. In the end, I get a really good song and in the end, I get the hits. Yeah, I’m that good.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Aerosmith still rocking after 40 years – (CBS News) They are still rocking — and bickering– after all these years. And the reason Aerosmith is still around to sell out concert halls is because its front man, Steven Tyler, is a perfectionist who has a sharp tongue. That’s what Tyler tells Lara Logan when she sits down with him and goes on tour with his band. The result is an inside look at how, despite their differences, one of America’s premier rock bands defied age, substance abuse and changing musical tastes to stay together for 40 years. Logan’s story will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. – Read more at CBS News

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