Idol Headlines for 03/29/12

Whoopie Goldberg filmed scenes on the Glee set yesterday, Lea Michele wrote on Twitter, “At work now about to do a scene with the amazing Whoopi Goldberg! So cool!!!…Whoopi Goldberg is by far one of the coolest most awesome people I’ve ever met in my life. I’m obsessed with her.”

‘American Idol’: 10 Women Voted Off Too Soon – With another female finalist sent home last week and no woman as winner since season 6, we consider the ladies who arguably deserved to go further than they did – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’s’ Colton Dixon: Is the Heat on to Tone Down the Religious Rhetoric? – As for how the producers felt about his passionate show of faith, and whether they’ve discussed or discouraged it during the broadcast? Dixon says absolutely not. “They totally didn’t get on me about my faith,” he explained to The Hollywood Reporter following Wednesday’s show. “They respect my faith and have actually helped me push it in many ways. I’m very thankful for that. The media twists things.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Smash’ Star Katharine McPhee Heads to Africa for Charity Project (Photos) – Smash star Katharine McPhee is taking a break from her day job to give back to the people of Africa. The singer-turned-actress, who rose to fame on American Idol, has named Malaria No More as her charity of choice this year, and is currently visiting the impoverished nation to distribute mosquito nets and malaria treatment medication. – See Photos after at The Hollywood Reporter

No longer ‘Idol,’ Daughtry is making it on his own – “Thank God,” Daughtry says in advance of his concert Wednesday at the Benedum Center, Downtown. “I’m not what the public thinks a celebrity is. I never wanted to be that guy, always in the tabloids and magazines. I didn’t get into it for that. I wanted to do music for a living, and that’s what I want to be known for. I think it’s amazing that there are fans who found out about us through records and this old-fashioned thing called the radio. It’s a pretty amazing thing.” – Read more at Pittsburgh Live

David Archuleta begins 2-year missionary service – While the exact details of his mission are unknown, Archuleta released a video on YouTube Wednesday to his fans, informing them he would be serving somewhere in South America. A family friend of the Archuleta family said he will be serving in one of the missions in Chile, but the family intends to keep his mission a private matter. – Read more at KSL

‘American Idol’ Alum Haley Reinhart Impressed By Jessica Sanchez – Reinhart set herself apart from the other contestants last season with her distinctive voice and bluesy sound, and she credits her individuality as the key to her success. During her return to “Idol,” Reinhart shared that advice with this season’s finalists. “I got to meet up with them for a little bit. I let them know: ‘You’re doing a great job showing who you are,’ ” Reinhart said. “I think they really were in tune what was happening last season, everybody found their lane. I fought for who I was and I’m like, ‘Stick with your gut and listen to all these different opinions, but take what you need and go from there.’ ” – Read more at MTV

Kelly Clarkson Bonds with Her Dogs at Seattle Hotel – Kelly Clarkson’s North American tour has gone to the dogs – specifically, her dogs. The singer didn’t need the daily workouts she put herself through at the Hotel Monaco in Seattle as her canine traveling companions, Security the Maltese, and Joplin, a black poodle, were spotted putting their owner through her paces. “When she came through the lobby the two little pups were like sled dogs pulling her towards the elevators,” an onlooker says. “Clarkson couldn’t stop smiling but it was a question of who was walking who.” – See the Photo at People

Aerosmith promises new album in three months – LOS ANGELES (AP) – Aerosmith has reunited with longtime producer Jack Douglas and the band says it will release a new album in three months. Steven Tyler said Aerosmith was finishing two final songs for the album, its first since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo. Joined Wednesday by Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer at a Los Angeles mall, Tyler revealed three track titles: Legendary Child, Beautiful and Out Go the Lights. Earlier in the week, the band announced that its 18-stop Global Warming Tour begins June 16 in Minneapolis. – Read more at USA Today

‘Glee’ actors partner up with GLAAD and The Weinstein Company for anti-bullying PSAs — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO – From slushie-stained clothing to potentially fatal incidents, the cast of Glee knows a thing or two about the dangers of bullying. Now series stars Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith have partnered with GLAAD and The Weinstein Company — the studio behind Bully, a controversial new documentary — for a pair of short, efficient anti-bullying PSAs. EW has an exclusive first look at the clips. – See the Clips at Entertainment Weekly

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