Idol Headlines for 04/10/12 – The Evening Edition

The American Idol Top 7 can’t wait to hear Jennifer Hudson and James Durbin perform this week and also anticipate singing songs from this decade. They share their excitement in a short video from

Carrie Underwood featured in ‘What People Earn’ issue of Parade – As revealed on the cover, Underwood made $15,980 as a waitress in 2004. Now, her income is pegged at $20 million. – Read more at NewsOK

Q&A: James Durbin – “It’s really cool, especially coming off a show like ‘American Idol,'” Durbin told SoundSpike. “It comes with pop. When you think of ‘Idol,’ you think of bubble gum pop and everything that comes with that. I really stayed true to who I was. That’s who I am again. What you see is what you get. My faithful, my fans — The Outcast Army — are behind me all the way. It’s great to be accepted in the rock industry as much as I am. I couldn’t have asked for more. That’s what we’re here to do. We’re here to work our asses off and be accepted completely. That’s the plan.” – Read more at SoundSpike

‘X Factor’: Justin Bieber a possible judge? – Assuming “The X Factor” is still around in a few years and they’re in the market for a judge, a certain teen idol might just be interested in the gig. Justin Bieber tells England’s ITV1 “Daybreak” that he’d like to work on the show “maybe in a couple of years…Five years or something like that could be cool.” – Read more at Zap2it

Chris Rene says his post-“X-Factor” album is “almost done” – The 29-year-old singer-songwriter told his new full-length solo album is almost done and could be ready for a summer release. “I have four more songs to do,” Rene said in the midst of a busy recording week. “I got three songs done in five days. I had a 22-hour day a few weeks ago.” The album will be different from anything that’s been put out before, said Rene, who cites Santana, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Eminem as his influences. That’s on top of his musical family. His father was a jazz musician, and his composer grandfather, Leon Rene, wrote “Rockin’ Robin,” recorded by both Bobby Day and Michael Jackson. – Read more at CBS

Tony Lucca Responds To Christina Aguilera’s Criticism On ‘The Voice’

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Darren Criss Q&A: On ‘Angry’ Blaine, His ‘All Over the Place’ Music Plans – Former Billboard cover boy Darren Criss has had an eventful year since we featured him and his breakout role as Blaine Anderson, Lima’s preppy, bowtie-wearing, dreamboat boyfriend to Kurt Hummel. All he’s had on his plate is a tour and new production from his Team StarKid theater company, a 3-week stint as a leading man on Broadway, an international summer arena tour and 3D movie, a film role opposite Kristin Wiig, and, oh yeah, that little show called “Glee.” No big deal. – Read more at Billboard

‘Glee’ scoop: Darren Criss talks working with Matt Bomer in tonight’s episode and what’s in store for the rest of the season – Let’s talk about your number “Fighter,” which finds you boxing. Do you box? You were hitting that bag pretty hard. Oh does it look like that? Yeah I hit pretty hard, but I’m also really terrified because I think my friends who box will be like, “Ugh this guy doesn’t know what he’s doing.” As they should because I don’t and I’m not a boxer. A while back when I found out Blaine was gonna be a boxer, I went to this famous Hollywood boxing club and I kinda got put through the ringer, literally. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘Glee’ Star Dianna Agron Talks About What’s Next For Quinn – “Well, I knew [the crash] was coming because Ryan [Murphy] called me and said, ‘How do you feel about this?’ ” Agron told MTV News on Monday. “For me, the year after I graduated there were seven teens that died in car-related accidents, it was from drunk driving, texting and speeding … so I did think it was something that was important to be explored and could have an impact on people, so I wasn’t shocked or surprised.” – Read more at MTV

SNEAK ‘GLEE’-VIEW FROM DARREN CRISS & MATT BOMER – Glee” returns from its winter break tonight, with a lot of questions to be answered: Did Quinn survive that crash? Will Rachel and Finn still tie the knot? And what about Coach Sue’s baby? We can’t tell you the answers to any of those questions – no spoilers allowed!! However, we can reveal that “White Collar’s” Matt Bomer will be guest-starring, and he made things very interesting for “Glee’s” Darren Criss. (Click on the audio player to hear Darren Criss) – Audio at FOX All Access

First Look: Glee Star Darren Criss Gets Animated! – There aren’t many actors who manage to look adorable when animated by Seth MacFarlane’s crew, but by golly, Darren Criss is one of them. In this exclusive first look at the Glee star on The Cleveland Show, Darren’s character will fight Cleveland Jr. for the affections of…Fergie! That’s right, the Black Eyed Peas singer is guest-starring alongside Darren in the April 29 episode of The Cleveland Show. (EOnline)

Lisa Lampanelli Backlash After Comic Hurls Racial Slur at Dayana Mendoza – “Celebrity Apprentice” star Dayana Mendoza is firing back at Lisa Lampanelli … claiming Lisa insulted an “entire Hispanic culture” when she called the beauty queen a “sp*c” during a radio interview. It all went down last month when Lampanelli appeared on Sirius XM and said, “I actually would love to see [Dayana] giving birth. She’s a sp*c! She’s going to do it f**king soon, anyway. She’ll be knocked up before the end of the week.” – Read more at TMZ

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