Idol Headlines for 05/14/12

Hollie Cavanagh and Glee star, Chris Colfer, appear on Live! With Kelly. Check your local listings.

Adam Lambert and Chris Colfer appear on the VH1 Big Morning Buzz 10 am.

Adam Lambert sang “Never Close Our Eyes” on Good Morning America this morning.

FOX Upfronts are today. Expect some BIG X Factor announcements to come out of New York this afternoon.


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Adam Lambert talks new album, ‘Idol’ knock-offs – The 30-year-old glam rocker doesn’t mind the lack of a media thunderstorm ahead of Tuesday’s launch of his sophomore album: He relishes the element of surprise. Lambert is hoping to achieve it with “Trespassing,” on which he teamed up with the likes of Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams and Dr. Luke. It’s the follow-up to “For Your Entertainment,” which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts in 2009, the same year he finished as the runner-up in the “Idol” contest. “I had time to make this album,” said Lambert, who co-wrote many of the songs on “Trespassing” and served as its executive producer. “I do feel that sonically, lyrically and emotionally, this album is a surprise for people — and myself.” – Read more at the Associated Press

Adam Lambert Takes Idolator’s This Is Your Career! Quiz – Since we’ve been following Adam’s career from the very start, we wanted to see if the pop star was paying as much attention as we were. Watch above to see if Glambert could recall his past Idol experiences, if he was on-point with his chart history, and if he knew other obscure tid-bits from his time in the spotlight. – Watch the video at Idolator

Clay Aiken defends gay marriage on ‘Face the Nation,’ looks like a polished politician – Dressed in a sharp suit with a not-too-flashy pocket square, Aiken appeared on the venerable Sunday morning political talk show alongside some heavy hitters like Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay marriage Family Research Council; Ted Olsen, the super-lawyer heading up the federal case attempting to strike down California’s Proposition 8; G.O.P. campaign strategist Mark McKinnon; and same-sex marriage activist Evan Wolfson. None of these people, however, had ever weathered weekly criticism from Simon Cowell and Donald Trump. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Hudson’s weekend: prayer and escape on a rollercoaster – In the wake of her ex-brother-in-law William Balfour’s conviction for killing the Oscar winner’s mother, brother and young nephew, “Going to Great America was a great idea — a way for Jennifer, her sister and [fiancé] David [Otunga ] to blow off some steam and release the horrible tension they’ve been dealing with for so many months.” That said, the source quickly added that Hudson spent most of this Mother’s Day weekend in “deep prayer and quiet reflection — thinking about her mommy, [brother] Jason and [nephew] little Julian … How could she not? Mother’s Day is always going to be tough for her.” – Read more at the Chicago Sun Times

Interview: Daughtry rocks out with the school band – “I hope it’s inspiring,” Daughtry said in an adjacent room after the appearance, part of the Starburst Music with the Masters series, which benefits the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. “That’s the reason we do it. We want to inspire kids to do something with their music. Whatever they have a passion for, go for it. You can see it on some of their faces — the ones really taking it in. – Read more at Chicago Tribune

Howard Stern brings edge back to ‘America’s Got Talent’ – “It is difficult to look into the eyes of a (kid) and say, ‘I am going to give you the X,’ ” he admitted a few weeks ago. “But I am not going to sit there and suck up to a 7-year-old either.” Nor should he. I’ve had the opportunity to cover “AGT” since it debuted in 2006, and I was in the audience for Stern’s first day of auditions in Los Angeles. There was a new excitement in the air with him on the panel. The crowds were bigger and rowdier. But the rest of the show was largely the same: a steady parade of jugglers, comics and dancing poodles. – Read more at MSNBC

Smash Star Teases ‘Ticking Clock’ Finale, Says Season 2 ‘Feels Like a Major Regime Change’ – While Tom casts his vote for the new Marilyn with at the very least “the raise of an eyebrow,” Borle says the ultimate decision comes from the director, in what he calls “one of Derek’s shining moments.” “Finally, in crisis, he shows his mettle,” he continues. “As detached and emotionless as he can be, he’s the one who’s able to see the forest for the trees.” As the scramble to serve up a new song and the back-and-forth on Marilyn plays out over this final hour of Season 1, Borle says, “It’s a ticking clock a la 24” — which of course regularly dealt with very different bombshells. – Read more at TV Line

‘Glee’: Jenna Ushkowitz and Cory Monteith on the epic body-switching episode, ‘Props’ – “[Tina] bumps her head and sort of gets into this body-swapping thing and a lot of people turn into somebody else,” Ushkowitz explains. “I don’t want to give too much away, because it’s really really funny, but I will say that we all as people know each other really really well, so everybody who impersonates somebody else — it’s just really [funny].”
Cory Monteith says that acting like fellow McKinley High Senior was quite challenging despite the fact that they’ve been working together for three years now. “It was challenging, because Chris Colfer and I are very different human beings,” Monteith says of trading places with his onscreen step-brother. “It also made me realize how great of an actor Chris Colfer is and how different he really is from Kurt as well. A lot of respect for that guy.” – Read more at Zap2it

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