Idol Headlines for 04/09/12 – The Evening Edition

Elliott Yamin and Eric Roberson will be doing a Twitterview tonight 10pm-12am ET  to talk about Elliott’s new album, “Let’s Get to What’s Real”. Link for info is on Elliott’s twitter (@elliottyamin) or

X Facttor alum, Chris Rene had a chat and performance at KISS 108 today. Watch the reply HERE.

9 jurors chosen for Hudson family murder trial – CHICAGO (AP) — Nine people have been chosen so far to sit on the jury for the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. Judge Charles Burns and attorneys questioned 24 people one by one for four straight hours Monday before taking a break. A total of 12 jurors and six alternates will be selected.  Among those already accepted as jurors was a physical therapist who said she watched Hudson on “American Idol” in 2004, a junior high school teacher and a man who works as an attendant at a country club. – Read more at WGME

Erika Van Pelt talks life on ‘Idol’ – “Being from Rhode Island and having been born and bred here, knowing how small of a state it is, we’ve got spunk. And people needed to know. American Idol was a great avenue for me to explore that next step in my career. This is the biggest opportunity I’ve ever had,” said Erika. Next up for Erika is the American Idol tour. In the meantime, she plans on resting. See the Video at WPRI

James Durbin at today’s Idol Rehearsal

@idol_Insider: I’m having a blast with @durbinrock at #idol rehearsal! Watch him this Thursday at 8/7c on FOX.

The Magic Box Interview: Haley Reinhart


David Archuleta Visits ChildFund Philippines

Exclusive Q&A: Simon Cowell on One Direction’s Rise to Stardom – Tell me your first impressions of the boys after you met them on The X Factor.
I met them as solo artists to begin with. Each of them individually had very good auditions. We had high hopes for two or three of them in particular, and then it all kind of fell apart at one of the latter stages. Interestingly, when they left, I had a bad feeling that maybe we shouldn’t have lost them and maybe there was something else we should do with them. And this is when the idea came about that we should see if they could work as a group. We invited these five guys back. They were the only five we cared about. – Read more at Rolling Stone

‘DWTS’: Carrie Ann Inaba thinks Katherine Jenkins has dance training – She wasn’t aware that people have questioned whether or not opera singer Katherine Jenkins has had more dance training than the few tap classes she says she does, but she definitely had an opinion about it. “Oh, from my eye I definitely say she’s had dance training,” she says. “It’s pretty obvious she’s had dance training. I think a lot of people who have been on our show have had dance training, but we can see that as judges. We can see that people have had training before. It’s pretty apparent, but they also have to make a journey if they want to win the show.” – Read more at Zap2it

DWTS’: Maria and Derek Ready for Sexy Tango!

Bikini-clad Lea Michele and ‘boyfriend’ Cory Monteith get intimate in the hot tub on Mexican getaway – They have yet to confirm rumours that their relationship has gone from professional to personal. But as Glee actress Lea Michele affectionately stroked Cory Monteith’s arm while taking a dip in a hot tub, it was clear things have turned intimate between the pair. The couple enjoyed a Easter break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Read more at Daily Mail

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