Idol Headlines for 07/21/11 – The Evening Edition

American Idol Live Tour in Pictures

The American Idol Live tour hits 47 cities this summer and, with each show clocking in with a running time of over two hours, there is plenty to cheer about. Check out these photos, shot by THR’s own Chris Godley, from the trek’s July 15 stop at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, which happens to be the same stage where Scotty McCreery was crowned season 10 winner.

See the photos at the Hollywood Reporter

From an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot Katharine tweeted a photo of the cast, the girls and looking for an endorsement?

Katharine McPhee promotes her upcoming film,   Shark Night 3D at ComicCon today

Katharine McPhee Goes Swimming With Sharks

Katharine McPhee, co-star of “Shark Night 3D, ” told Speakeasy that she wanted to make something different than the campy hit “Piranha 3D” when she signed on to make the coming film. “Initially I read the script and I didn’t even know about ‘Piranha 3D, ’” she said in an interview Wednesday night. “But when we were shooting it, ‘Piranha 3D’ had just come out, and I think we all had a general consensus that our movie was nothing like ‘Piranha 3D.’ We definitely took it more seriously from a character perspective.”

Read more at the Wall Street Journal

Thia talks about life on ‘Idol’ concert tour

“It’s actually been a lot of fun because I love to travel. It’s been great just being able to see and interact (with) the fans–just them being there right in front of you and rather than just connecting with the camera like we did on the show. The schedule on the show was a lot more hectic than the tour. It’s been great, actually. I’ve been having a great time, ” Megia said.

Read more at abs-cbsnews

Exclusive! Simon Cowell on ‘X Factor’ Chemistry and Nicknames

Cowell does admit he’s nervous about finding a true star on the show. “I mean, after all this effort, if you can’t find a star then we’re all mugs. There are certain contestants, mostly girls, when they come out we call them D.O.A.s — too young, too cute, too talented, literally dead on arrival!”

Seymour also asked Cowell if he asked FOX to reschedule the World Series. “Yes. I didn’t realize that they were quite sort of fixed on their dates.”

OMG Simon. It’s the World f*cking Series! He knows NOTHING about the US

Read more at Extra TV

Exclusive Photos: Jennifer Lopez Sizzles in Triumphant First Post-Split Show

Us Weekly has some of the very first photos of Jennifer Lopez’s reportedly $1 million gig singing at a private wedding in the Republic of Crimea in Ukraine.

See the photos at US magazine

Chris Colfer & Christina Hendricks Get ‘Struck By Lightning’

Christina Hendricks and Chris Colfer get to work on their new movie, Struck by Lightning, on Monday (July 18) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old Mad Men star will join Sarah Hyland and Dermont Mulroney in the film, which Chris wrote! The story is told in a flashback after Chris‘ character is struck by lightning.

See the photos at Just Jared

Max Adler Talks Tenacity, Vietnam and His Character’s Future on ‘Glee’

When HuffPost Celebrity gets “Glee’s” Max Adler on the phone, we almost get distracted from the task at hand, talking instead about the new “Harry Potter” film. Adler is a big fan of the Potter books, but we have more important things to discuss, like Adler’s summer plans, his charity work, mentoring the hopefuls on “The Glee Project” and how overwhelmed he’s been at the positive response to his character on “Glee.” HuffPost Celebrity has the sneaking suspicion that despite Adler playing closeted bully Dave Karofsky on “Glee, ” he’s all Hufflepuff at heart.

Read more at Huffington Post

‘Glee’s’ Amber Riley Says Show Seniors Are ‘OK’ With Leaving

The announcement that “Glee” stars Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would not be back for Season 4 may have come as a surprise to the actors, but Amber Riley – who plays sassy diva Mercedes Jones on the hit FOX show – says her co-stars seem to be “OK” with show runner Ryan Murphy’s decision.

“I think everyone’s pretty OK with it – we’ve had an amazing two seasons [and] we’re about to do Season 3, ” the actress, who is currently partnering with Secret for Mean Stinks (an anti-bullying campaign), told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover in an interview on Thursday’s Access Hollywood Live. “It’s been absolutely amazing, but I don’t want to be a 30-year-old high school student either!

Read more at Access Hollywood

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