Idol Headlines for 04/25/12 – The Evening Edition

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Phillip Phillips Is “Definitely Hurting,” Says Colton Dixon – Phillip’s buddy Colton Dixon confirms to ABC News Radio that Phillip is suffering, but he’s being a trouper about it. “Phillip’s had [a] rough go,” Colton tells ABC News Radio. “He’s had some trouble with his kidney or whatever and I’ve gotta give him props for it ’cause he’s always professional about it…he never lets you know about it.” Colton, who says that Phillip is “definitely hurting,” adds, “I almost wish he would let me know something so I can, you know, help him out if I can…he’s still giving it his best or as much as he can on the competition.” – Read more at ABC News Radio

Carrie Underwood will do a Live Q&A with Billboard Magazine – Before Underwood’s hotly anticipated new album is released, she’ll sit down with Billboard for a Live Q&A on Friday, April 27 at 2:30 pm EST. She’ll be answering fan questions live on camera, so tweet what you want to know to @Billboard using the hashtag #bbcarrie. And stay tuned to this page on April 27 to watch the Live Q&A right here. – Read more at

‘American Idol’ vs. ‘The Voice’: A Social-TV Scorecard – The Season 11 premiere of “Idol” had 39% more social activity, as measured by Trendrr, than the Season 2 premiere of “The Voice.” Trendrr tracks conversations on Twitter and Facebook, as well as GetGlue and Miso check-ins. Looking at their entire seasons so far, though, “The Voice” has been averaging 21% more social activity per episode than “Idol.” – Read more at Ad Age

World Malaria Day: The Faces Behind The Numbers by Katharine McPhee – I recently went on a trip to multiple locations in Africa, where I learned that although I can’t save the world, I can help save one life. I got more excited — and nervous (mainly because I don’t love to fly) — as the big day approached. The travel doctor loaded us up on vaccinations; I think I got seven shots in all. There were Band-Aids up and down both arms, and she prescribed anti-malaria medication.- Read more at Huffington Post

Stefano Langone, “I’m n A Roll”

Behind the scenes of Stefano’s “I’m On a Roll” video shoot. Casey Abrams makes a special appearance.

Kelly Clarkson: From ‘American Idol’ to ‘The Voice’ to ‘Duets’ – ‘I’m super proud’ – “It’s been a misunderstanding that everybody always thinks I’m trying to get away” from such contests, the friendly Clarkson tells Zap2it. “I’m super-proud of how I got in the business, especially a business where there’s a lack of funds there used to be. There’s no artist development anymore; if you don’t make it right off the bat with a No. 1 hit, labels drop you. “I don’t think that; I know that,” Clarkson insists. “I have friends that’s happened to. This is a great way to get into the business. You’re on national television and you’re in people’s houses, and if people like you, you have a fan base even before you have a record out.” – Read more at Zap2it

Carrie Underwood on Having Kids, Marriage and Her ‘Emotional’ New Single – She’s had more success than she’d ever dreamed of, but at 29, country sensation Carrie Underwood is grappling with the same question every career-driven woman considers: When is the right time to start a family? “To be honest, one day I’m absolutely fine and happy and, you know, start legitimately thinking about the idea of having kids, and the other day, I’m like ‘oh gosh, no, no, what?’ I can barely keep my own schedule straight,” said Underwood, who married pro hockey player Mike Fisher in 2010. – Read more at ABC News

Scotty McCreery is a little bit pitchy – In one year, Scotty McCreery went from country-music-listening high school ballplayer to reigning “America Idol” touring with Brad Paisley. But the 18-year-old still feels at home on the mound, so after missing the 2011 season, he returned to Garnet Magnet High School in North Carolina for earn back a pitching spot for his senior year. And he’s off to a stolid start, with 1.56 ERA and 13 strikeouts in nine innings through April 17. The country crooner slash curveball ace gave Playbook a glimpse of his new life. – Read more at ESPN

Ryan Seacrest: 5 Things I Learned From Dick Clark – When I was a kid, I would study his ease and comfort in front of the camera on American Bandstand. He made it look so easy! It was only later that I learned just how hard it is to be in front of the camera and to maintain your cool. Even after my nearly 15 years on TV, I still marvel at Dick’s skill and flair and find it beyond surreal to be even mentioned in the same sentence as him the past few days. I don’t know if I’ll ever be as good as he was, but I will definitely try. All I do know right now is that I am still striving to be “Dick Clark cool.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Modern Family’ stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen to host Billboard Music Awards — EXCLUSIVE – The Billboard Music Awards is adding a Modern touch for this year’s ceremony. EW has learned exclusively that Emmy Award-winning pair Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, best known as Claire and Phil Dunphy on Modern Family, will host the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on May 20. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘The Voice’s’ Carson Daly on Tony Lucca’s Performance, Christina Aguilera’s New Look and Britney Spears’ ‘X Factor’ Spot – “From where I’m sitting and I know Tony well, Peter Gabriel didn’t quite work out for him,” he added. “I think he needed to come back last night with a home run or he faced instant elimination so it was really, really gutsy to do that Britney Spears cover.” He added that when they watched Lucca perform the song in rehearsal, he thought, “this is either gonna kill or this is gonna bomb and Christina’s going to rip him the new one.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Lindsay Lohan Late for ‘Glee’ After a Night Out – Lindsay Lohan was late this morning for her guest appearance on “Glee” … following a night out on the town. Coincidence? Dot Marie Jones — who plays Coach Beiste on the show — tweeted, “Gonna be a long day!! Some ppl show up late and just throw a wrench in things. Not cool! I’d rather be an hour early (I was) than 5 minutes late!” Dot didn’t say who was late, but we’ve confirmed the person MIA was LiLo. – Read more at TMZ

Chris Colfer on Struck By Lightning, His Future on Glee, and Wanting the Rights to Candy Land – Colfer chatted with Vulture about his own literary high school experiences, his future on Glee, and why he’ll be auditioning for an Adam Sandler movie soon. – Read more at

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