Idol Headlines for 04/25/12

Daughtry will be performing a concert for IHeartRadio this afternoon and you can watch as it streams live. The concert begins at 12:30 pm ET. Click to Watch.

Watch Carrie Underwood tonight on ABC’s Nightline 11:35 pm. Here are her 5 must-haves while on tour.

Carrie Underwood will perform a Mini-concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live on May 10th. Ticket information at

John Lydon slams ‘poisonous’ Simon Cowell – In an interview with music paper NME, he said: “We had a ridiculous situation with American Idol when they wanted to use Pretty Vacant for this contestant because he was the ‘rock singer’ – the long hair and the scraggly beard and the leather jacket. “No, you cannot use it. Stop it. I don’t need someone imitating in that way. You’ve got the genuine article. What on earth do you want a fake phoney version like that for? Is that how it’s always going to be, according to Cowell’s universe?” – Read more at

American Idol® David Cook to Perform at Night of Hope Benefit Concert – WASHINGTON–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Singer-songwriter and American Idol® winner David Cook will honor the brain tumor community with a rare acoustic performance at the Night of Hope benefit at the State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia on Saturday, May 5th. The cocktail style reception will feature a moving program and intimate storyteller’s style acoustic performance by Cook. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Race for Hope – DC, and honor Children’s National Medical Center’s Heroes for Hope. Tickets for the concert are available through or the State Theater box office. – Read more at Business

‘Idol’ Alum Thia Megia Supports Jessica Sanchez, Visits PH Anew – MANILA, Philippines – “American Idol” Season 10 finalist Thia Megia raves over visiting the country for the second time as she performs before her Pinoy fans anew. The Filipino-American singer is back home in the Philippines for a concert as part of her Asian tour. Prior to her mall show held at Glorietta, April 22, the 17-year-old Megia performed on TV show “ASAP 2012.” She sang “Smile,” a duet with Zsa Zsa Padilla. Despite her brief stay in the country, Megia didn’t fail to express her support to this “American Idol” Season 11 front runner Jessica Sanchez. Megia is known to be a friend of the 16-year-old Filipino-Mexican singer from San Diego, California. Read more at the Manilla Bulletin

Hockey wife Carrie Underwood on playoffs – Country music superstar and proud hockey wife Carrie Underwood might very well be the busiest woman in music. Her new album, “Blown Away,” is out May 1. And when she’s not promoting the first single off that record, “Good Girl,” Underwood is cheering on her husband, Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher, in the NHL playoffs. Somehow she found time in that busy schedule to “fill in the blanks” with Playbook Sounds: Read more at

Talking to Carrie Underwood About Makeup, Mom and Her Favorite Products – You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t like Carrie Underwood. Ever since she first took to the “American Idol” stage and won the hearts of Americans (and even Simon), she’s always been the “nice” one whom people clamor to meet. Imagine our excitement, then, we got the chance to spend a few minutes with the country sweetheart and hear what — besides music — is going on in her life these days. – LimeLife

RUBEN STUDDARD: “DIET OR DIE!” – “American Idol” champ RUBEN STUDDARD is pigging out to cope with divorce and money woes – and pals fear he’ll eat himself to death! The 33-year-old R&B singer has bulked up to nearly 400 pounds since filing for divorce from his wife of three years last November. And now experts warn that if he doesn’t lose weight, he’ll be lucky to see his 40th birthday. “It’s diet or DIE for Ruben,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. – Read more at the National Enquirer

Former ‘Idol’ bringing ‘Kellie country’ home – CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kellie Pickler grew up in North Carolina, so she knows a little something about allergies and pollen-coated cars. Now, of course, the country singer who shot to stardom on “American Idol” in 2006 lives in Nashville, and knows a lot about the yellow stuff.
“Oh my gosh, it’s so bad. It’s about 10 times worse here,” says Pickler, 25, fighting through sniffles Tuesday during a phone interview from her home. “Nashville’s like a bowl. Everything falls down in it. And our winter wasn’t that good of a winter, so it makes the pollen even worse.” – Read more at

American Idol Love Match! Alums Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Open Up About Their Relationship – “We got to do the revival of Hair in New York together. It was awesome. I mean, instantly, we were best friends and we had to go through something together that was already life-changing—doing a show with such depth to it. And also doing things on stage that we had never done before, like disrobing,” Young told us.
“It was like takin’ out for a test drive almost, before you had to purchase it,” 24-year-old DeGarmo quipped about her “hunky” significant other. See the Video at EOnline

“We’ve had some extremely interesting conversations”: Cheryl describes her relationship with “frenemy” Simon Cowell – “We’re friends. Well, frenemies. No, I didn’t get a call [when I was axed]. But I have spoken to him since many times. Were they interesting conversations? Definitely. Extremely interesting. But I haven’t thought about working with Simon again. I’ve enjoyed this past year making this record and am glad I’ve had the time to do that.” – Read more at

‘The Voice’: Cee Lo Green says Erin Martin was ‘wrong’ to blame him for her ousting – “I just think she was wrong,” Green says on Tuesday (April 24). “I think that I tried to play to her strengths.” “Anyone who watched Season 1 knows that staging is my thing. That’s what I do, that’s what I do well,” Green says. “A bare stage, that’s no fun.” But even after a the difficult split, Green is still a fan of Martin. “I believed in her because I like quirk. I believe that quirk works,” he says. – Read more at Zap2it

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Alum Jennie Garth Spills on Her Divorce! Plus, the Eliminated Contestant Reacts – “I’m feeling great, I really am,” she told us. “I live my life that way. So whatever will be, will be. If it was my path to still be here, I would be here. This was a great time to come over here and do this for a month and a half.” That great time also equalled a staggering 60-pound weight loss, which has left Gladys over the moon and feeling better than ever. – Read more at EOnline

Gladys Knight Unfazed By ‘DWTS’ Elimination – “It feels great,” she said. “It was like a reunion. You know when you get ready to leave after everybody’s come to town and you ate up all the barbecue and potato salad and everybody had their arguments and their good hugs and kisses and it’s all over and everybody [goes] back to their different homelands or whatever it is? That’s all it is.” – See the Video at ET

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Jaleel White on rumors and his new ‘Fear Factor’-meets-‘Punk’d’ show on Syfy – Jaleel White has been tabloid fodder ever since rumors of his rifts with Dancing With the Stars pro and partner Kym Johnson hit high gear. But the former Family Matters star isn’t letting the unfavorable attention get under his skin. “Tabloids like to have a lot of fun with the show. That’s something I had to learn,” he told EW during a visit to the New York office a few days ago. “They descend on this show like locusts… I’m fine, Kym’s fine. You don’t get through a dance duel like that if you’re not fine, I’ll tell you that.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

ENews Interviews Chris Colfer at the Struck By Lightning After Party

The “Glee” star-turned-screenwriter gushes about his new film “Struck by Lightning.” Plus, what did he learn from being around stars like Allison Janney?

Chris Colfer: ‘I Can’t Be Expected to Promote the Same Stuff in Everything That I Do’ – Struck By Lightning is a good-natured opportunity for Colfer to stretch his acting legs, but it doesn’t arrive without controversy. In one scene, Carson blackmails two gay students into writing for his magazine, threatening to out them if they don’t comply. The moment is particularly strange considering Colfer’s work — his Glee character Kurt has arguably advanced the acceptance of gay youth on television and Colfer continues this advocacy off screen. When I asked him if the scene aligned with his sensibilities, he seemed conflicted. “Isn’t that crazy? I hope they don’t get mad at me for that. I definitely thought they might, but I think they’d also want to me to handle high school how high school is. – Read more at

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