Idol Headlines for 05/31/12 – The Evening Edition

How to Fix ‘American Idol’ – American Idol’s juggernaut status is dwindling to such a degree that the production company that owns it, CKx (Content is King), is changing its name to distance itself from its once-great property. Though, CKx, now Core Media Group, is still working with Fox to tweak the show in the hopes of a more successful season twelve. – Read more at Atlantic Wire

Joshua Ledet on Good Day New York

Judging by the 15 standing ovations he received during this season’s American Idol, you might think Joshua Ledet would have been the likely winner. He finished third. We met the rising star on Thursday as he gears up for the American Idol tour this summer.

My FOXKris Allen Photo Shoot – Exclusive! – Kris Allen is white hot in this exclusive new photo shoot for held on Thursday (May 24) at a private residence in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old singer’s warm-hearted album Thank You Camellia debuted last week and has been well-received. “Thank You Camellia is full of such charming flourishes,” writes one journalist. “The whistling on ‘My Weakness’, a funky electric piano on ‘Rooftops’, the gamelan instrument that session drummer Aaron Sterling plays on ‘Monster’.” – Read more at Just Jared

Daughtry releases new version of ‘Rescue Me’ for ‘We Can Be Heroes’ campaign — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO – Chris Daughtry announced at a concert last night that he has teamed up with DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, an initiative to stop hunger in the horn of Africa. As part of the effort, Daughtry recorded an acoustic version of their song “Rescue Me” and performed it for the first time at their concert in Los Angeles last night in front of a backdrop featuring some of DC Comics’ most popular superheroes. EW has the exclusive video of the performance. Watch it below: – Watch the Video at Entertainment Weekly

At Walmart’s Shareholders 2012 Meeting, Flirting With Arrest And Aerosmith – FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — “Fifty years of Walmart, baby. Can you handle that?” Words that never before escaped the mouth of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler set a stadium of Walmart workers on fire on Wednesday night. Wearing white skin-tight bell bottoms and flanked by a massive video screen flashing what resembled ’80s-era pole dancers, the rocker called out to Walmart workers in succession, from the United Kingdom, China and Brazil. Waves of workers rose up, each set for the most part decked in yet another color of the spectrum, their T-shirts inscribed with the company motto Save Money. Live Better. A row of women screamed, “WE LOVE YOU!” — their game-day shirts bore single letters that together spelled out “STEVEN.” – Read more at Huffington Post

Jermaine Paul On Life After “The Voice” – “They’re coaches, that’s what they do. We’re on the other side as contestants, we’re trying to give the best performance every night. I’m gonna let them do whatever they’re doing.” Grateful for his win, Jermaine said he has coach Blake Shelton to thank. “I picked the best coach on the show. Blake Shelton is absolutely the best coach. He keeps me away from all the craziness. Thank God we won,” he said. But while Jermaine was happy with his choice of a judge, the way he picked Shelton wasn’t very orthodox — the contestant was turned off by Cee Lo’s glasses. Listen to the Interview at MIX 104.1

Snoop Dogg Slams The Voice: ‘It’s Boring As Hell!’ – The rapper, who made his name in Gangsta Rap in the early 1990s, said: “The Voice don’t understand that you need more than a voice to be an artist. You could have the best voice ever, but be as boring as hell.” Snoop doesn’t seem to be alone in finding the BBC show a little sleep inducing, even the show’s boss has admitted it’s not exactly that exciting. – Read more at Entertainmentwise

‘Dancing with the Stars’ champ to star on ‘Army Wives’ — EXCLUSIVE – A very popular victor from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will make a well-deserved cameo on Lifetime’s hit drama Army Wives this season. And the lucky hoofer to make the crossover is… J.R. Martinez! The season 13 winner of DWTS will play a physical therapist who works with wounded veterans. As a former Army soldier and wounded veteran, Martinez’ character relates to the veterans while pushing them beyond the limits of their own expectations toward recovery. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Lea Michele: Vancouver Visit with Cory Monteith – Cory Monteith wraps his arm around girlfriend Lea Michele while heading to dinner on Wednesday (May 30) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The couple and Glee co-stars grabbed sushi after the 25-year-old actress landed at the airport earlier in the day. Lea visited Cory‘s hometown after attending the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Day in the Life: Team StarKid (Featuring Darren Criss) – It’s 2:30 p.m. and Team StarKid is supposed to start a rehearsal for their final Los Angeles show, but the cause of the rehearsal, Darren Criss, is a few minutes late. It’s by no means a diva move on Darren’s part, despite the “Glee” star being the most well known face of the musical theater troupe — if it weren’t him, it would be one of any number of other cast members. “This is something that’s a challenge every day, getting 10 people in one place at one time,” Julia Albain, the group’s director and tour manager, explains as she pied-pipers the crew down the House of Blues’ never-ending staircase after he arrives. The most apt comparison is trying to herd kittens. – Read more at

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