Idol Headlines for 03/22/12 – The Evening Edition

American Idol: We Don’t Need a Makeover! – Backstage after the show, several contestants admitted that while the designer’s advice was much appreciated, implementing it just didn’t feel right. “Fashion-wise, he was trying to put me in something that wasn’t me,” said Heejun Han, who while on stage ripped off a black tuxedo jacket to reveal a bright red shirt layered under a t-shirt. “I just didn’t like it. This is who I am, what I am wearing today, and I’m happy with it.” Brackensick, who received suggestions about creating an “enhanced look” using studded clothing and sequined sleeves, politely listened to the advice but decided to do his own thing. “I was really happy that they were just suggestions,” he said. “It was really out there and it really wasn’t me at all. I had to feel comfortable.” – Read more at TV Guide

‘American Idol’s’ Colton Dixon to Ryan Seacrest: ‘Watch it’ with the results night fake-outs – Dixon tells Zap2it that the “Idol” host better not try any funny business when it’s time to read the Top 10 results. After last week, he can’t take it anymore. “Okay, this is the third time he’s juked me out, and juked me out bad. If he does it again, I will choke the guy on stage,” he tells Zap2it with a smile. (Colton’s a lover, not a fighter. He was joking. We are certain he will not inflict violence on America’s favorite talent show host.) – Read more at Zap2it

‘American Idol’ Burning Questions: Had Joshua Ledet Really Never Heard of Billy Joel Before? Did Tommy Hilfiger Take Skylar Laine’s Boots Away? – Had Josh Ledet really never heard of Billy Joel’s music before? “I honestly never heard of Billy Joel,” last week’s frontrunner tells THR. “I didn’t know anything about him. The songs were totally not my style and genre, so hard to choose. It was just a tough week for me.” – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Catch Up With Haley Reinhart – In this exclusive, Season 10 Finalist Haley Reinhart chats about her new single, selecting her band members, and more! – Watch the video at

‘American Idol’ Top 10 welcome Haley Reinhart back to the ‘Idol’ stage – DeAndre Brackensick is looking forward to reuniting with Reinhart, whom he got friendly with during the Season 10 audition process. “I was a really big fan of hers. That was my season last year too, because I got cut at the top 40, so I got a chance to know her and she was really, really cool. I love her music. I wanted her to win last year. I was rooting for her the whole way!” “Hopefully she remembers me,” he adds. – Read more at Zap2it

Haley Reinhart Talks Returning to American Idol, Her 90210 Guest Spot and…Becoming Angelina Jolie?! – You’re performing on Idol tonight. How does it feel to be back? It is crazy! It feels so long ago and it feels like yesterday at the same time. I haven’t gone back to the studio, like CBS and everything, once. I can’t even tell all the emotions I’m going to be feeling, but I know I’m going to run into all these familiar smiling faces. I can’t wait for that reunion. That’s like family right there. Read more at EOnline

Interscope Records Debuts Facebook Campaign for Haley Reinhart’s Return to American Idol Stage – LOS ANGELES, Mar 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Interscope Records, a division of Universal Music Group, is kicking off a partnership with social commerce startup, Moontoast, by launching a Facebook campaign for American Idol Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart’s return to the Idol stage this Thursday, March 22nd where she will perform her single “Free.” Reinhart’s debut album Listen Up! will be released May 22nd and will be available for pre-order on Facebook using Moontoast’s Social Store at before, during, and after the Idol performance, enabling fans to purchase directly from within the social network, and share the offer with friends. – Read more at Market Watch

Fantasia Desperate To Get Close To Baby Daddy’s Family: ‘They Don’t Like Her,’ Says Pal – Fantasia Barrino is desperate to make it work with baby daddy Antwaun Cook and has exclusively learned the singer is green with envy when it comes to his ex’s relationship with his family.
“Fantasia thought that having a baby with Antwaun would solidify them as a family and she’s really been trying to build relationships with his family, especially his mother,” a source close to the situation told us. “But his family just doesn’t like her and nothing is going to change that.” – Read more at RadarOnline

Glee Exclusive: Fox Exec Touts ‘Powerful Finale’ That Will Set Up ‘Exciting, Consistent’ Season 4 – Walden added that the final batch of episodes are “emotional” and “funny,” and set the stage for “a very powerful finale when viewers get to see what’s on the horizon for all of these characters that people love so deeply. We’re [building to] a very exciting launch into next season.” On the topic of Season 4, Walden declined to discuss what Glee‘s post-graduation universe would look like — or which members of the current cast would be populating it. But she assured fans that, when the dust settles, the show will still feel like Glee. – Read more at TVLine

Fergie Shoots Down ‘X Factor’ Rumors – “I have no idea how this keeps coming back, it’s crazy!” she told MTV News on Thursday (March 22) at the Voli Light Vodka Brunch in New York. “I know that my managers and agents have been in touch with the ‘X Factor’ both last season and this season, but both times it’s not the right time.” “I can’t commit all the energy that these contestants deserve,” Fergie said. “This is their career, and right now, I’ve got different plants in my garden that are going on, and that’s a really big tree that would take a lot of nurturing and energy. It’s just not the right time right now.” – Read more at MTV

Whitney Houston Died from Accidental Drowning – Whitney Houston’s official cause of death was due to accidental drowning, a source close to the investigation tells PEOPLE. The singer, 48, was also found to have cocaine in her system at the time of her death, the source confirms. Contributing factors of her death included heart disease and cocaine use, an investigation found. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed the news Thursday after PEOPLE reported the findings. The report also found that Houston had marijuana, Benadryl and other medication in her system. – Read more at People

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