Idol Headlines for 04/28/12

Chance this weekend to meet San Jose’s ‘American Idol’ finalist – Fans of San Jose “American “Idol” finalist DeAndre Brackensick will get their first chance to meet and greet the singer Sunday. Brackensick, who finished 8th in the current season of the hit Fox show, will be at San Jose’s Eastridge Mall from noon to 3 p.m. After some performances from local artists, the 17-year-old singer will lead a question-and-answer session with the audience around 1:10 p.m. Then at 1:50 p.m., he will sign memorabilia from his fans. Organizers will also be offering free raffle tickets for the chance to be photographed with DeAndre. – Read more at Mercury News

Country singer Scotty McCreery added to Stadium of Fire 2012 – PROVO — American Idol winner Scotty McCreery has been added to the program of this year’s Stadium of Fire celebration. “Scotty McCreery contributes enormously to the enthusiasm of this year’s show,” said Paul Warner, executive director of America’s Freedom Festival, which sponsors the annual Stadium of Fire on the Fourth of July. “As if The Beach Boys weren’t enough, Scotty will certainly thrill the stadium audience, as well as the million-plus military men and women watching from around the world.” – Read more at Deseret News

Jason Aldean brings out Kelly Clarkson at Stagecoach Music Festival – NDIO – Country music superstar Jason Aldean gave the crowd at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival a surprise guest of Kelly Clarkson. The duo performed their single “Don’t You Want To Stay” to loud cheers at the Mane stage. – Read more at Daily Bulletin

Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” Sirius Studio Stop – Just days away from her new album’s release, Carrie Underwood paid a visit to SiriusXM Studio in New York City earlier today (April 27). The 29-year-old country singer looked fetching in a floral-printed mini skirt, cowgirl boots, multi-chain pendant necklace & white eyelet sweater as she tossed on a pair of headphones and got situated in her chair for the sitdown interview. – See the photos at Gossip Center

Kris Allen: Bruce Springsteen Concert! – Kris Allen flashes a smile as he arrives at the Los Angeles Sports Arena for the Bruce Springsteen concert on Friday (April 27) in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old singer was joined for the night out by a pal. – See the photos at Just Jared

‘Idol Hangover’: Season 10’s Haley Reinhart Talks Taking Risks on ‘American Idol,’ Feeling Sexy on New Album (Video)

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Harper College to offer Haley Reinhart’s sandwich – The Wheeling High School graduate’s recipe is a long one. Her favorite sandwich, which she named “The Harper,” calls for toasted, whole-wheat bread, turkey, roast beef, salami, Muenster cheese, mayo, mustard, black olives, butter chip pickles and finally, tomatoes. The folks at Harper came across the mention in SELF and decided to feature the sandwich at the college’s cafeteria. – Read more at the Daily Herald

My Afternoon with David Archuleta – Anyway, just recently, I was happy to receive a call from Ivory Records, asking me to shoot David Archuleta, who was in town recording an album of OPM hits (Original Pilipino Music). I must mention right off the bat that I am a huge fan of David’s, and remember rooting for him when he was competing in American Idol in 2008 — so imagine my excitement to actually be working with him. By the way, did you know that he got 44 percent of some 97 million votes that season? Amazing. – See the photos at

Blind American Idol Contestant Scott Macintyre – In life, you play with the cards you’re dealt. And sometimes… What may not appear to be a winning hand… Can turn into a blessing. Scott Macintyre is the talented young fellow who did not let being legally blind keep him from pursuing his dream of being a contestant on American Idol. – See the video at MYFoxLA

Jennifer Hudson family slayings trial summary – Testimony began and prosecutors, faced with a largely circumstantial case that lacks DNA and fingerprints, sped through more than 35 witnesses. – Read more at Chicago Tribune

‘Idol’ Bikini Girl Charged with Drunk Hit-and-Run – Katrina Darrell — the girl who infamously auditioned for “American Idol” back in 2009 wearing just a bikini — has been charged with hit-and-run while driving under the influence … TMZ has learned. According to the charging docs, obtained by TMZ, Katrina has been charged with one count of DUI, and two counts of misdemeanor hit and run.If convicted on all counts, she faces up to 2 years behind bars. – Read more at TMZ

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