Idol Headlines for 03/28/12

Today at The Grove in Hollywood: Steven Tyler and Aerosmith will appear at 12:00-12:30 p.m. for an interview and Season 9 Idol, Siobhan Magnus will appear at to arrive at 3:30 p.m.

Haley Reinhart guests on VH1 Buzz this morning at 10 am.

This Year, It’s ‘Idol’ Chasing the Voice – By the ostensible logic of the show, he made the right decision, choosing Ms. Parker to progress to the next round, the live competition. But you could sense Mr. Levine’s struggle: a big part of him wanted to go the other way. He was the winning coach last year, thanks to his student Javier Colon, but Mr. Levine knows perfectly well that despite the show’s conceit, a voice is not in fact enough. Too bad nobody told that to the decision makers on “American Idol” this season, who appear to have all but abandoned their search for a general-interest pop star in favor of a set of finalists with distinctive — probably too distinctive — voices. It’s as if, unnerved by the breakaway success of “The Voice,” “Idol” has opted to import what it perceived to be its competitor’s advantage — choosing voices over people — without realizing that the decisions should go the other way. – Read more at The New York Times

American Idol Rocker Erika Van Pelt. Former Pageant Girl? – American Idol’s most recent castoff Erika Van Pelt quickly became known as this season’s resident rocker-chick – so we were pretty shocked to find out that the 26-year-old former DJ was actually a finalist in the Miss Rhode Island Pageant. “No one really knows about that,” she said. “I certainly don’t seem the type. I have tattoos, I like to dye my hair, I used to have piercings.” Watch the Video at SeattlePI

Idology: Erika Van Pelt on Wardrobe Snafus, Charges of Oversinging, Her ‘Old Lady’ Status


‘American Idol’ Alum Haley Reinhart Rooting for Jessica Sanchez on Season 11– “I mean, ever since I saw Jessica Sanchez in the um, it might’ve even been before Vegas or it might’ve been Vegas,” Reinhart says. “I don’t know, either way, when I saw [Sanchez], I knew that chick was something special. She’s got the whole package. She’s got a huge voice and she’s so young! I can’t believe it. They all have great voices so it’s gonna be tough — you never know what can happen — but I see a lot of careers for them in the future.” – Read more at Popcrush

‘Idol’ Pays! Season 7 Winner David Cook Selling $1.5M Mansion – Take a Peek Inside! (PHOTOS) – Have you ever wanted to live like an American Idol winner? Well, here’s your chance! Season 7 champ David Cook has just listed his home in Beachwood Canyon, CA, for a cool $1.5 million ($1,495,000, to be exact). So, what do you get for the hefty price? According to the real estate listing, the 3,000-plus square-foot mansion has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a professionally designed recording studio, a custom designed dog yard and, best of all, an excellent view of the Hollywood sign. Sounds tempting – if you have the cash, anyway! – Read more at Celebuzz

Don’t Text & Drive: Jordin Sparks Visits Nation’s Capital To Promote ‘Attentive Driving’ – We were happy to see one of our favorite award-winning singers back in Washington, D.C., today — this time she was speaking at a National Transportation Safety Board press conference about the dangers of texting while driving. Jordin, joined by SCCA Pro Racer Andy Pilgrim, was in our Nation’s Capital as a part of the NTSB’s “Attentive Driving: Counter-Measures For Distraction” forum. – See the photos at Glitterazzi

Clay Aiken Disses Rihanna, Reveals Plastic Surgery – The “American Idol” alum was a guest on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen last night, where he got brutally honest about the current state of pop music during a game of “Plead the Fifth.” When asked which pop singer today wouldn’t make it past the first round of auditions on “American Idol,” Aiken was taken aback … because, according to him, it’s too hard to pick just one! “There’s too many, I’ve stopped listening to them because they can’t sing” he said, before ultimately deciding on Rihanna … because she has “some pitch problems.” – Read more at Too Fab

Carrie Underwood Parlour 3 411

Carrie Underwood takes us inside Nashville’s upscale boutique Parlour 3

Dancing with the Stars: Live in Las Vegas Live Show to Debut April 14 at the New Tropicana Las Vegas – LAS VEGAS, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Fresh off of its Season 14 launch, Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s leading entertainment show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, is bringing a one-of-a-kind production exclusively to the New Tropicana Las Vegas. The live show, directed by Amy Tinkham and choreographed by Australian sensation Jason Gilkison, kicks off a 12-week run beginning Saturday, April 14. Some of the beloved Dancing with the Stars alums will be featured in the opening run, including Carson Kressley, Joey Fatone, Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan, Tia Carrere, Dmitry Chaplin and Lacey Schwimmer. Attendees will also be introduced to the one-and-only “Las Vegas Troupe.” – Read more at Marketwatch

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Martina Navratilova on what she’ll miss and who she thinks will win – Martina Navratilova was the first contestant eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” and Zap2it got a chance to speak with her backstage at the show. She and partner Tony Dovolani were sad to go, and the other contestants has incredibly kind things to say about her. Particularly Jack Wagner, who told us that he was thrilled to find out that Navratilova was a fellow theater lover and that he and Dovolani had a love of golf in common. – Read more at Zap2it

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Eliminated Couple Speaks! Plus, Who Almost Had a Heart Attack?! – “I’m devastated for Tony because he put in so much hard work,” Martina tells us. “He hasn’t had great partners in the past. He wanted an athlete, he got an athlete, but an athlete blew it yesterday. We couldn’t make up with the popular vote for the judging yesterday.” Of course, Tony feels the same way, saying, “I wanted America to get to know Martina. I’m just devastated that I couldn’t do that for her.” – Read more at EOnline

DWTS’ Jaleel White’s Ex: He Beat Me And Cheated Too! – Jaleel White is a family favorite competing on this season of Dancing with the Stars , but the former child star’s baby mama has made the shocking claim that he’s an abusive cheater! White, 35, who played the beloved Steve Urkel on Family Matters, has a 2-year-old daughter named Samaya with Bridget Hardy, and she has never spoken about their allegedly abusive relationship — until now — in an exclusive interview with Star magazine. “He blew up,” she tells Star about a fight the couple had after she confronted Jaleel over evidence of cheating she says she found on his phone in May 25, 2010. – Read more at Radaronline

29-year-old woman charged with breaking into Simon Cowell’s London house – LONDON — A woman accused of breaking into Simon Cowell’s house wielding a broken brick and then hiding in the entertainment mogul’s wardrobe appeared in a London court Monday. Leanne Zaloumis, 29, was charged with aggravated burglary after the incident on Saturday night. Prosecutors said Cowell was watching TV in the bedroom of his London mansion when he heard a loud bang coming from his bathroom and discovered Zaloumis inside with a brick. – Read more at Washington Post

ONE Direction’s hit tune What Makes You Beautiful is to feature on smash US TV series Glee. – Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester, is going to croon the song as the boyband takes another step towards world domination. The lads are expected to be over the moon about the honour — which comes as they celebrate their album Up All Night debuting at No1 in the US charts last week. Actor Matt says he will be watching the group performing the single online so that he knows it inside out before doing his own version. Read more at The Sun

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