Idol Headlines for 03/20/12

James Durbin steps up his “STAR” power – (CBS News) James Durbin is showing off his rock star power in more ways than one this year. The former “American Idol” contestant is nominated for best lead vocalist at the April 11 Golden God Awards, honoring some of the biggest stars of rock and heavy metal music. The 23-year-old singer is also the new celebrity spokesperson for the Be a STAR Alliance, an anti-bullying initiative, cofounded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. – Read more at CBS News

‘American Idol’ Castoff Shannon Magrane Doesn’t Regret Tackling Mariah Carey – Although Shannon Magrane was sent packing on last week’s episode of “American Idol,” the 16-year-old Tampa, Florida, native has no hard feelings about her early elimination. On Monday (March 19), Magrane stopped by the MTV Newsroom and reflected on her fun, if brief time on the “Idol” stage. “It’s hard, you never know what America is thinking,” Magrane admitted. “It’s crazy, but I loved it. It was a great learning experience for me. I loved every minute of it.” – MTV News

‘Voice’ Judges ‘Love House Parties,’ – “We hang out a little bit,” he told us. “It’s different out there in Los Angeles, and I don’t really fit in on the scene, but there’s been a time or two [we’ll hang out], normally during the live episodes, especially last year. We’ll get together almost every night, all the coaches, believe it or not.” Shelton remembered one get-together where the only lady judge showed up to party with bells on. “I had a party last year at my house,” he recalled. “And I’ll be damned if the first person at my door wasn’t Christina Aguilera. We love our house parties on ‘The Voice.’ ” – Read more at MTV

Dancing With the Stars Behind the Scenes: Who Is Sherri Shepherd Apologizing To?! – Is this the best season of Dancing With the Stars ever?! Well, judging from tonight’s premiere, it might just be! Seriously, two couples scored 26 out of 30s on their very first dances of the season, so it’s safe to say season 14 is not messing around. When we caught up with the celebrities and pros after the show, they all couldn’t stop gushing about how amazing everyone was. – Read more at EOnline

Casey James counts his blessings post-’Idol’ – “Making the album has been a lot of work,” said James who co-wrote nine of the 11 tracks and co-produced the project. “I’ve always dreamed of making the album I wanted to make and never had the ability to do that because I didn’t have the money to go into the studio, or amazing minds and creativity around me. I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it, from the writing of the songs and the music to going into the studio and being present for every single second of everything. It was something that I’ll never forget.” – Read more at

Where are They Now: American Idol’s Kimberly Caldwell (Interview) – Kimberly Caldwell made it to the top seven on American Idol’s second season. Though Ruben Studdard took home the recording contract that year, Caldwell has seen just as much success after appearing on the singing competition. For seven years she held a variety of hosting gigs on Fox Sports Network, MTV, VH1, Oxygen and TV Guide Channel before releasing her debut album “Without Regrets” last year. Reality Idols recently had the chance to chat with Caldwell about her experience on the show and her successful life after Idol. – Unreality TV

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