Idol Headlines for 03/08/12

The Best and Worst of Idol Theme nights. Check it out at Entertainment Weekly.

GMA Announces Dove Award Artists Lineup, Hosts – The GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA) announced the first of its lineup that will appear and perform at the 43rd annual GMA DOVE AWARDS. Artists include LECRAE, NATALIE GRANT, DONNIE McCLURKIN, JASON CRABB, JAMIE GRACE, KIM BURRELL, KARI JOBE, DANNY GOKEY, RUBEN STUDDARD, MANDISA, JASON CASTRO and THE ISAACS. Additional performers to be revealed as the show date approaches. – Read more at All Access

Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton Have Been Added to the CMA Music Fest – Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Alan Jackson and Brantley Gilbert will all take the big stage during the 2012 CMA Music Festival. The five country guys are the newest additions to a star-studded lineup for the nightly shows at downtown Nashville’s LP Field, where the Tennessee Titans play. This year’s event, undeniably the biggest annual country music festival in the country, will take place June 7 – 10 in Music City. Previously-announced performers for the LP Field shows include Jason Aldean, the Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band. More artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. – Read more at The Boot

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Is Colton Dixon Mad at James Durbin? Was Jimmy Iovine Too Harsh? Is Heejun Han for Real? – Were the judges and Jimmy Iovine too hard on Elise Testone? “My feelings were hurt,” the 28-year-old admitted. “I tried to do the best I could. I feel like if I had a bit more time with the song, I would have done much better — even a couple days. But it’s confusing, because they’re telling you to be yourself, to put your own spin on it, but they’re also saying sing it more like Whitney.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’s’ Phillip Phillips & Heejun Han Are A Laugh Riot – It’s all about the laughs as’s Laura Saltman chats with Phillip Phillips and Heejun Han about performing on the “American Idol” stage. The laughs keep coming as they discuss Phillip’s chest hair and Heejun’s accent. – See the Video at Access Hollywood

‘American Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart Talks New Album, Guest Stars (Exclusive) – THR: B.o.B. provides a guest rap on “Oh My,” how did that come about? Reinhart: The label hooked it up. We went through some fill-ins and then they asked me, “Who’s your dream rapper?” So I thought, I love Andre 3000, he would be the coolest ever. And then there’s people like Lupe Fiasco or Common who have this very sultry vibe. B.o.B. was new to me, but the more I hear him and from everybody I talk to, I think he’s so cool. Right when I heard it, I was like, “Geez, this is perfect.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Adam Lambert Worth WAY More than $80K In Russia … According to Lawsuit – Adam Lambert would NEVER perform in Russia for less than $500,000 — this according to a new lawsuit, in which a promotional company claims it was conned into thinking it could book him for a fraction of that price. UK-based Madison Universal filed the lawsuit against a talent agency in Santa Monica named Family Productions — claiming FP promised to broker a deal in which Adam would perform two concerts for $80,000 … one in Ukraine and one in Russia.Madison claims it paid FP a 10% deposit of $8,000 — but FP didn’t do squat to line-up the concerts … so Madison tried to get its money back … to no avail. – Read more at TMZ

‘American Idol’s’ Stefano Langone Guests On THR’s ‘Idol Hangover’ This Friday – This week, American Idol Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone takes a seat on the “Idol Hangover” couch to talk about his upcoming projects, what he’s been up to since last season and his thoughts on Season 11’s new crop of contenders. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘American Idol’s’ Ryan Seacrest Tapes Bat Mitzvah Greeting for Fox Exec’s Daughter – “You know I do a radio show, KIIS-FM, and I host Idol… and I also do birthdays,” he cracked. But seriously, Seacrest continued, explaining that Fox Alternative Programming President Mike Darnell’s daughter Chelsea is soon turning 13 and will be celebrating her Bat Mitzvah, a Jewish rite of passage that also marks that awkward, I’m-not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman phase. So in her honor (spoiler alert, Chelsea and friends!), Seacrest taped an admittedly adorable video package where he commends her Torah reading and teases, in trademark Seacrest form, that friends should tune in for “a very special episode of the E! True Hollywood Story.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘X Factor’ Judges: Simon Cowell Reveals Demanding Job Requirements, Why Paula and Nicole Were Fired (EXCLUSIVE) – Since dropping Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger from the ‘X Factor’ judges panel, Simon Cowell has remained mum about who will be replacing the ladies in the show’s upcoming second season. But in an interview with AOL Music, the reality TV boss revealed the top three qualities he’s looking for in his future fellow judges, and why he had to let go of Paula and Nicole. – Read more at

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