Idol Headlines for 05/12/12

Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery perform at the Grand Ole Opry tonight.

Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter on  OWN on 5/20 9 pm.

Exclusive: Carrie Underwood on Marriage: “Time Apart Is Important” – After 22 months of marriage, Carrie Underwood tells Us Weekly Mike Fisher has grown accustomed to her “craziness!” But before the Canadian hockey player pledged to spend his life with her forever, Underwood — whose exes include Tony Romo, Travis Stork and Chace Crawford — “had my share of loves gone wrong,” she says. “But I couldn’t ask for a better husband and best friend. I’m finally happy in love, so there’s a reason some things don’t work out.” – Read more at US Magazine

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Blown Away’ Debuts at No.1 in Canada – Superstar Carrie Underwood’s fourth album, Blown Away, debuts at No. 1 on Canada’s Top 100 Country and Top 200 all-genre sales charts this week. Upon its debut, Blown Away was immediately certified GOLD in Canada. The album also debuted at No. 1 on the US sales charts this week. This is Carrie’s best first week in Canada across all previous albums. Its first single, “Good Girl,” bullets to No.2 on the Canadian country charts and is also certified GOLD. Blown Away also debuted at No.4 on the ARIA Album Chart this week giving Carrie her best first week showing in Australia. In support of the release, Carrie is scheduled for multiple upcoming television appearances in both the US and Canada. On Tuesday, May 15 she’ll perform on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.” – CountryMusicIsLove

Is ‘X Factor’ The Right Move For Britney Spears? – “I think it is a good move, actually,” Entertainment Weekly writer Tanner Stransky told MTV News. “I think she has so many people on her team watching what she’s doing and being careful. I think nobody would let her take a misstep, but I think it’s the right move right now.” This new role certainly has many advantages. It keeps Spears in the public eye while keeping her close to her family, and it will most likely bring in the big ratings that “X Factor” and Simon Cowell are hoping for. Yet there are some experts who are a little wary of Spears taking a spot on the panel, since over the years, the pop star has been noticeably withdrawn from press, rarely giving on-camera interviews. – Read more at MTV

Clay Aiken’s Mom: Mother’s Day Revelations With Faye Parker – Not all of us know what it is like to have a celebrity son or daughter, but it’s interesting to pick the brain of a mother who has shared the “stage” with a famous offspring. And who better to talk to than Faye Parker (or better known as Clay Aiken’s mother)? Parker opened up about her son’s sudden fame in 2003 (when he was named runner-up on American Idol); how she’s treated by his fans; and how she felt when Aiken told her he was gay. She also gave us her take on her son’s appearance on Celebrity Apprentice and a few photos of her and Aiken, which you can see in the slideshow below. – Read more at Huffington Post

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