Idol Headlines for 03/14/12 – The Evening Edition

Idol’: 27 Biggest Scandals! – Voting controversies. Risque photos. Brushes with the law. Fan faves thinking about walking away. ”American Idol” has dealt with ’em all and more. Why we couldn’t stop talking about Frenchie Davis, Corey Clark, Antonella Barba, and more – Entertainment Weekly

Watch Kellie Pickler perform songs from her album 100 Proof in an intimate setting for Yahoo Ram Country. She also sat down for an interview. Watch at Yahoo Music

Night of Hope Benefit featuring David Cook – Please join us for the Night of Hope Benefit , a cocktail style reception featuring a moving program and intimate storyteller’s style acoustic performance by platinum selling musician David Cook. The Night of Hope will celebrate the brain tumor community, with proceeds benefiting the Race for Hope – DC, and honor Children’s National Medical Center’s Heroes for Hope. Saturday May 5. More information at The State Theater

‘American Idol’ hopefuls need to follow the four commandments of the show – News reports indicate that Jermaine Jones has been disqualified from “American Idol” for concealing “multiple crimes.” But that alleged deception is just the most recent in a series of violations of time-honored traditions on the show this season — and we’re still only in March. So it seems worthwhile to remind the 11 remaining hopefuls of the four commandments of “American Idol” etiquette. – Read more at MNSBC

‘American Idol’ Top 12: We got to pick’s new single! – If you’re following any of the “American Idol” finalists on Twitter, you know that the group of 12 attended a private party hosted by over the weekend — a pretty cool job perk, if you ask us. Zap2it spoke with the contestants ahead of the Top 12 performance show, and they revealed that not only did they get to hear the artist’s new album, they also helped him choose which song to release as his new single. – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Top 12 loved working with mentor – Hollie Cavanagh tells Zap2it that she really expected the Black Eyed Peas member to have much more of an attitude than he did. “When you meet the really huge people in the music industry, you think they’re going to be, I don’t know, judgmental or something,” she says. “But he was so relaxed and chilled. He was just like us. He was really cool, and I felt really really comfortable.” – Read more at Zap2it

Lauren Alaina’s a Nice Tipper – Lauren Alaina recently returned to her old after-school job at CiCi’s Pizza restaurant in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to film a segment of the GAC series Day Jobs. While shooting her segment, she was reminded of the hard work it takes to keep a restaurant running smoothly. “People think it’s easy to work in a restaurant, but it’s not,” she notes to “It can be very stressful.” – Read more at Country Weekly

Whitney Houston made silly faces on ‘Sparkle’ set, Jordin Sparks says (Video) – Jordin Sparks, a former “American Idol” winner, got to experience the results of Whitney Houston’s famous sense of humor firsthand as they filmed “Sparkle,” saying the late singer tried to get her to “crack” up while shooting serious scenes. “She was always making sure I was okay, always asking if I needed something,” she said. “In serious scenes, if the camera was on me … she was standing right here, it was the back of her head, she’d be making faces at me, trying to make me crack and I was like, ‘I’m going to get you for that. I am going to get you for that.'” – See the Video at OnTheRedCarpet

Exclusive: Kelly Clarkson Dating Reba McEntire’s Stepson! – Sources tell the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday) the lucky guy is 35-year-old Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock, the son of Clarkson’s own manager, Narvel Blackstock (and stepson of Reba McEntire). – Read more at US Magazine

Snapped on Set: Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty Wig Out Filming ‘Smash’ (PHOTOS) – Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty were seen in NYC on the set of the NBC musical drama Smash on Tuesday, and we’re sporting yet another kind of ‘do. The freshman show, set around the production of a Marilyn Monroe based musical, also stars Debra Messing and has boasted guest stars such as Nick Jonas. These two ladies are fighting for the part of Marilyn, and we assume these wigs have something to do with Marilyn when she was still Norma Jeane. – See the photos at Celebuzz

Rachel Crow Gets Advice From Jennifer Hudson – “We’ve been thinking about songs right now, and again, we’re kind of in the first couple stages of that,” Crow said. “I want it to be really fun. I want there to be a lot of high notes, a lot of stuff that really does show who I am so I can reach to them through my music. And so, I want it to be upbeat songs, I want there to be some slow songs, some motivational songs, some songs hopefully with a rap in them somewhere. Something really just awesome.” – See the Video at MTV

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