Idol Headlines for 03/09/12

Lauren Alaina tweeted some exciting news: “Yesterday: returned to idol & then went to the studio to record background vocals for the new Aerosmith record. #ISTHISREAL?Thank u Steven!”

Live at American Idol: Was Phillip Phillips Really “Fine”? Plus, Who Bonded With Lauren Alaina?! – While Phillip said he was “fine” when host Ryan Seacrest asked about his medicla condition that made headlines hours before the taping, we noticed that the contestant seemed tired, which is understandable. During the Top 13’s group performance, Phillip was pretty stiff on stage and almost seemed uncomfortable; he even let out a big sigh after the number was over! Phillip also took a trip backstage during one of the commercial breaks, something contestants usually don’t do doing results shows. Read more at EOnline

‘American Idol’ exit Q&A: ‘I want to go cry a little bit’ – “We’re saving Elise.” And with that quiet statement from a sparkly heeled Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Rosado became the first Top 13 contestant to be eliminated — judges’ choice, remember — from American Idol‘s 10th season. EW was on the scene at CBS Television City in Los Angeles for the live taping, and there is only one way to describe the vibe of Rosado’s exit: totally emotional. Rosado was on his knees during the pre-elimination commercial break — and there was a sense that he knew what was coming the whole time he was on the stage, likely spurred by those harsh video comments from mentor-in-residence Jimmy Iovine. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Booted ‘American Idol’ Jeremy Rosado Feels ‘Blessed’ Following Elimination – “This has been a huge blessing, I can’t be upset at myself — 13 out of a 100,000 people,” he told Access after his elimination. “God has truly blessed me and thank you to all the fans that did vote and thank you for all the support and love and I love you guys… I would do this all over again tomorrow if I had to.”Despite his early elimination from the competition, Jeremy felt comforted by a little consolation prize. “Jennifer Lopez giving you a kiss on the cheek definitely feels pretty good,” he said with a smile. “I’m not upset that the other contestants stayed because I love each and every one of them it just sucks, you know, that it’s you.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Jennifer Hudson to open Las Vegas arts center – LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jennifer Hudson, Willie Nelson, Carole King and Martina McBride are helping Las Vegas open its new $470 million preforming arts center. The star-studded concert on Saturday marks the grand opening of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, violinist Joshua Bell and dancers from the American Ballet Theatre are also scheduled to perform during the nearly two-hour concert. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to host.Read more at

Elliott Yamin, Jason Castro, Melinda Doolittle Go to D.C.

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald Adopt a New Dog – Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald’s family just got bigger! The newlyweds have adopted a German shepherd companion for their first dog, Enzo, also a shepherd. Reed and McDonald both shared a photo on WhoSay of their two dogs going for a car ride. Reed wrote, “The newest addition to our family! Enzo has waited such a long time for this!” – Read more at People

Tim Urban covers Somebody That I Used to Know

X Factor Star Rachel Crow Wants to Work With Who?! – Rachel is in the very early stages of putting together her debut album for Columbia Records. “I would love to have someone rapping in one of my songs,” the teen songbird told me the other day while filming her new gig on Nickelodeon’s Fred: The Show. “Eminem! Please, Eminem! I love him so much. He’s awesome.”
Nickelodeon is also developing a new comedy-music pilot for Rachel. “I want it to be funky, fun and exciting,” she said. “I also want to reach boy and girl audiences.” – Read more at EOnline

Celebrity Apprentice’s George Takei: I Can Change Trump’s Position on Gay Marriage – George Takei’s time on Celebrity Apprentice may be over, but he’s not finished with Donald Trump yet. The actor and gay rights activist says he plans to persuade the real estate mogul to understand his position on gay marriage. “He’s a very fair-minded, decent man and I’m hopeful — and I’m an optimist — that being the decent man that he is, he will see [my side],” Takei tells “He certainly has a sphere of influence and [can] help create that climate where we become a better and truer democracy.” – Read more at TV Guide

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