Idol Headlines for 04/13/12

Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are on Entertainment Weekly’s 30 Greatest Music Artists Right Now. Kelly is at #18 and Carrie at #4 (Entertainment Weekly)

‘American Idol’: Randy Jackson on Judges’ Decision to Save Jessica Sanchez (Video) – What did Idol’s own Randy Jackson make of the way things went down? The judge, along with Wind-Up Records CCO Gregg Wattenberg (who signed season 10’s James Durbin) talked to THR special correspondent and season 9 alum Didi Benami about the “crazy” elimination episode moments after the credits rolled. – Watch the Video at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol Backstage Scoop: Steven and Randy Spill on Tonight’s Surprising Events– “I think every season it happens every time,” Randy explained. “It’s funny that Ryan and I were remarking tonight that Jennifer Hudson was on, we used the save for her and she came in sixth. You look at the stardom she’s got, but what I think what happens, honestly, is people forget to vote and they think their favorites are safe. I mean you saw that bottom three. Oh my god, it’s like ‘What’s going on?'” Read more at EOnline

Judge bans tweets from reporters in Hudson trial – A Cook County judge has banned reporters from tweeting inside his courtroom during the high-profile trial of a man accused of murdering three family members of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.Until cameras are allowed in Cook County courtrooms, however, technologies like the microblogging site Twitter provide one of the few options for timely information about trials. But Judge Charles Burns does not want journalists incessantly tapping on their smartphones during William Balfour’s trial. He’s afraid they will distract the jurors and disrupt the proceedings. – Read more at the Chicago Tribune

Watch: ‘American Idol’s’ Kris Allen talks about inspiration behind ‘The Vision of Love’ – “We tried to make sure we created these characters…that people can relate to,” he says about co-writing “The Vision of Love.” “I wanted people to feel like they knew those people. It’s a call for us to not be scared… to not be afraid to offer up ourselves to help people.” “The Vision of Love” is from “Thank You Camellia,” the “American Idol” winner’s second full-length set. Allen co-wrote every song on the album, and collaborated with such writeres and producers as Nasri & Adam Messinger, Tim Pagnotta and Boots Ottestad. – Read more at Hit Fix

Carrie Underwood Talks Babies and the Secret of a Sexy Marriage – The country-singin’ diva hung out with E! News and told us, “We’re both so busy and it would be weird to have that much—you know, there’s another person depending on you.” But even though the duo aren’t planning to expand their family just yet, they definitely seem to have nailed the married life. And according to Underwood, part of the secret is to give each other some time apart. “It’s so nice to miss him, and it’s so nice to be happy every time I see him. And, you know, we really cherish the time we have together.” Read more at EOnline

Carrie Underwood on Her Fans: ‘They Made Me’ – “I’m in a unique position,” Underwood says. “You know, most other artists, it’s like they work hard, they get a record deal, and they put out an album, and then, the steam rolls a little bit more, and then they gather fans along the way. I came into this music industry in a different way through ‘American Idol,’ and I feel like I’m an elected official, often, because they voted me in. They voted for me.” “I still get people coming up to me all the time saying, ‘I voted for you! Oh, my gosh, it’s been so great to see everything that’s happened in the past seven years,’ or little kids saying, ‘I’ve listened to you ever since I was a baby,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m old now,’ but it’s been really, really great to have that support from the beginning,” she continues. “They made me. They put me where I am, literally, through their votes and through their support and through them buying the albums afterwards. And I know there have been so many that have really hung in there and really been there since the beginning.” – Read more at Country Music is Love

Carrie Underwood on the cover of This Week’s Billboard

Chris Colfer Adopts a Senior Cat – “I adopted a cat today from the West Valley Animal Shelter!” the Glee star Tweeted on Wednesday. “His name is Brian, he’s 8 years old and 20 pounds!” Colfer dropped by the Chatsworth, Calif., shelter that afternoon with a female friend, and without getting recognized, went to the cat room and picked out the declawed brown tabby. “He was very nice,” animal care technician Jesse Franco tells PEOPLE. “Not a lot of people adopt older cats.” – Read more at People

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