Idol Headlines for 03/16/12

Cops bash ‘Idol’ – Camden County Freeholder Jeffrey Nash said there was no excuse for breaking the law, but he thought the show could have handled the incident better. “For the producers of the billion-dollar show to expose, embarrass and interrogate a young man without an attorney in front of 40 million viewers was an outrage,” Nash said. – Read more at the New York Post

‘American Idol’ castoff Shannon Magrane: ‘This is just the beginning for me’ – “It’s definitely really upsetting knowing that you’ve come so far and it has to end here,” she admits to Zap2it after the Top 12-turned-Top 11 results show. “But just thinking about it, out of 121,000 people who auditioned for American Idol, I’m in the 11, so I’m definitely really proud of myself.” “Just being up there, when I’m singing for my life, I’m just trying to give everything that I’ve got at the moment,” she says. “It’s definitely really hard having to sing then, because you’re thinking, ‘Oh man, am I going home now or are they going to use their save, their one save?’ It’s just really crazy, you have to get really prepared for that.” – Read more at Zap2it

Lana Del Rey does ‘American Idol’: Live from inside the taping – Zap2it was in the house for her performance of “Video Games,” which was taped after the Top 11 results show that sent 16-year-old Shannon Magrane packing back to Florida and will air on an episode later in March, and let us be the first to tell you that this was leagues better than her disastrous turn on “Saturday Night Live” in January. – Zap2it

Gokey to launch new eyewear line – Recording artist Danny Gokey, the Milwaukee man who became a finalist on “American Idol,” will go to New York next week to launch his new line of eyewear. Gokey has a relationship with Wisconsin Vision, the state’s largest independently owned optical company. Gokey and Match Eyewear will launch the new Danny Gokey Eyewear Collection at New York’s International Vision Expo East. – Read more at JSOnline

‘X Factor’: Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan interested in judging seat – When asked by whether he’d be open to the judging position, he says, “I’d love it.” Corgan then goes on to offer a backhanded compliment to the show and “American Idol.”
“I don’t have a problem with ‘Idol’ or ‘X Factor,’ I have a problem with when those things are not given the proper contextual hue…If there’s an ‘American Idol’ there should be a proper alternative counterbalance — if there was hair metal, there was grunge,” Corgan says. – Read more at Zap2it

New Images from SPARKLE Starring Jordin Sparks – A few new images from the remake of Sparkle have gone online. The story was inspired by the legendary female singing group The Supremes and stars Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter, and Carmen Ejogo as three sisters who start out singing at their local church, and go on to find great success—and troubles—as a Motown girl group. – See the photos at Collider

Katharine McPhee: Fashion Forward in ‘Elle’ Feature – Katharine McPhee looks pretty and polished in Joe Zee‘s A-Zee column in Elle magazine. The 27-year-old Smash star showed off a Bottega Veneta pleated dress that’s perfect for a first date and a Jason Wu cinch waisted dress that’s appropriate for work but still fashion forward. – See the photos at Just Jared

Jennifer Lopez Weighs In On Jermaine Jones’ Disqualification – Jennifer Lopez defends her comments about why she thought Joshua’s performance last night was the best ever. Also, she talks about Shannon McGrane’s elimination. Plus, Jennifer weighs in on how “American Idol” handled Jermaine Jones’ disqualification. – Watch the video at Access Hollywood

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