Idol Headlines for 08/12/11 – The Evening Edition

19Entertainment tweets, “Hey @PToscanoAI10 fans, great news. Catch her on Live w/ Regis & Kelly on Wed., Aug 24!”

Todrick Hall tweets, “Glee update video coming soon…I HAVE auditioned for Glee and it went well…”

Here’s an interesting tidbit. Kelly Clakrson’s new single “Mr. Know It All” and Pia Toscano’s debut “This Time” were penned by the same writing team of Esther Dean, Brett James, and Brian Kennedy.  Co-writer Brett James has also written for Daughtry (Life After You), Carrie Underwood (Jesus Take The Wheel, Cowboy Casanova) and Scotty McCreery’s single “I Love You This Big… (Via Windmills)

Jordin Sparks Reveals Her Mission on ‘Cause Celeb’

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Derek Hough: I Will Be Back on Dancing With the Stars

While casting for the new Dancing with the Stars season won’t be officially announced until Aug. 29, one person who will definitely be on the show is three-time champ Derek Hough.

“I will be back!” Hough tells PEOPLE. Following his third mirror-ball-winning season with Jennifer Grey last November, Hough took time off in the spring to shoot an independent dance movie Cobu 3D. The time off gave the 26-year-old a chance to “push myself and introduce me to a career I’d love to do more. It was a fantastic experience.”

Read more at People

Queen Latifah, Snooki, Tiffani Signing on for New Season ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Queen Latifah and Snooki will sign on to do the next season of “Dancing with the Stars” … sources connected with the show tell TMZ.

And, show sources tell us, Tiffani Thiessen will also be a contestant. As TMZ has already told you, Rob Kardashian will also compete. Producers have said they wanted to upgrade the contestants for the new season, which begins next month.

Read more at TMZ

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ winner Melanie Moore on being ‘out for blood, ‘ taking on the world of ballroom, and what’s next

Less than 24 hours after So You Think You Can Dance frontrunner Melanie Moore received 47 percent of the vote to be named America’s Favorite Dancer, she shared her feelings with EW. “I feel so blessed, ” she says. Then in uncharacteristic fashion, the Georgia pixie admitted that she was confident going in to the finale because she was ”out for blood.” So what else did Melanie have to say that will surprise you? What was her one complaint about the show, and where does she see herself after the tour (hint: there may be a watermelon coming her way!)? Read Melanie’s interview after the jump.

Read more at EW

Exclusive: Paula Abdul Demands Staffers Call Her “Warrior, ” “Gift”

Straight up: Anyone interested in getting hired as Paula Abdul’s assistant should get ready to tend to a kooky list of daily demands.

Among the 49-year-old X Factor judge’s requests, according to an insider?

Each assistant must carry and use a tape recorder at all times “because she doesn’t trust her own conversations, ” the source says.

“She also makes them check the TiVo for any mention of her and put it on a DVD.”

Abdul team members should also prepare to go through her email — and respond to family and friends as the star herself.

The “Forever Your Girl” singer also needed constant reminders that she is a “warrior, survivor and gift, ” adds the insider.

Read more at US

Glee Star Chris Colfer’s Big-Screen Debut: “It Will Make You Cry”

“He plays a kid who refuses to go down, ” Allison Janney, who plays his mom, said earlier this week at the premiere of her latest flick, The Help. “He’s a kid that gets tortured by all the kids at school—endlessly and mercilessly.

“But he refuses to disintegrate and it makes him stronger and he’s sort of impenetrable, ” she continued. “And it’s also sort of heartbreaking. It will make you cry.”

Read more at EOnline

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