Idol Headlines for 08/28/11

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The MTV Video Awards take place in Los Angeles tonight, airing at 9 pm. The VMA Pre-show begins at 8 pm. Watch for our live blog.

Jason Castro and his wife Mandy are ready to have their baby girl! Jason tweets, “My wife woke up at 5:30 this morning with contractions… came to the birth center and they sent us home! we werent quite ready.. until now! Excited to meet my baby girl today! maybe we shouldn’t have stayed up till 2 watching movies…”

Carly Smithson tweets, “I will be singing at the Dodgers Game on Tuesday – Los Angeles. Tune in !!”

In Providence, teen heartthrob Lauren Alaina gets a proposal she can’t refuse

There’s some heartbreaking news for fans of American Idol teen heartthrob Lauren Alaina. She got “married” Saturday. Behind the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. To a guy from North Providence.


‘American Idol’ tour brings winner, contestants to area arenas

“I did a really good job at pretending I was sexy, ” he joked. “I think people see me as a cute, cuddly bear. They think I look pretty cool.”

As a favorite contestant of the judges, Abrams said he walked away from the “Idol” experience with a lot of good advice.

“I was so happy Nirvana passed and I’m glad I’m part of ‘Idol’ history, ” Abrams said. “(But) I could have screamed less. I looked a little scary.”


Judges want one X of a trailer

Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid are in a battle of egos over the size of their “X Factor” dressing rooms. Simon has insisted he wants two trailers on the show lot, including one for his guests. Reid, who recently joked to Epic staff he doesn’t want any “ugly” people on the team, wants a trailer big enough to hold meetings with artists he’s working with at the label, while he also mentors contestants each week. A show insider told us, “Reid has ordered 6-foot speakers and even an area to store wine. But Simon wants nine TVs and his trailer to be surrounded by plants and palms, so it feels like he’s in a garden. He has also asked for a jacuzzi with a TV in the bathroom, where he relaxes before each live show.” Cowell is known to relax in a bubble bath while penning his producer’s notes for the program. A source said, “Simon is the boss, so he’ll get what he wants, but L.A. has strong opinions about what he is used to. Nicole [Scherzinger] and Paula [Abdul] are joking that the guys are the real divas.”

Read more at the NY Post

X Factor 2011: Beyonce joins Kelly Rowland for ‘judges’ houses’ stage

Show bosses have landed another sensational coup – hiring pop ­superstar Beyonce as a guest mentor to the contestants.

The former Destiny’s Child star will shoot scenes for the hit ITV1 show in two weeks with ex bandmate Kelly Rowland during the judges’ houses stage in Miami.

Sources on the show say bosses are “thrilled” to have bagged Beyonce, 29, for an appearance.

Read more at The Mirror

X Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos: I feared Cheryl Cole would never forgive me for taking her judging role

NEW X Factor queen Tulisa ­Contostavlos revealed how she’s had the ultimate seal of ­approval in her judging role… from Cheryl Cole.

She feared the public and Cheryl would hate her for taking her seat on the panel, but was thrilled when the former judge texted at the end of the first show: ­“Congratulations – you did great.”

Tulisa, 23, says: “I could have become Britain’s most hated woman for replacing Cheryl, but having her support has made all the difference.


MTV VMAs: Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Slams the Award Show

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who is not nominated this year, left a scathing note on his Twitter account, writing “the VMA’s. one day a year when MTV pretends to still care about music. I’m drawing a line in the sand. F–k you VMA’s.”

The Voice mentor didn’t regret his comments even after a little time had gone by. An hour later he tweeted, “Still waiting to have my ‘Jerry Macguire mission statement moment of deep regret…’ Not happening. Phew!”

MTV responded, “Soooo you’ll be tuning in at 9/8C tomorrow right? BTW, bonus points if you TwitPic your 2004 Moonman!”

Maroon 5 won the Best New Artist award in 2004 for “This Love.” The band beat out Kanye West that year for the Moonman. Maroon 5 also walked the red carpet at the 2007 MTV VMAs in Las Vegas.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

MTV’s Video Music Awards Surprise Revealed!

Jay-Z and Kanye West are getting up off their big thrones to perform at tomorrow’s VMAs.

Who knew the two hip-hop superstars were even coming to this year’s Moonman shindig, because…

When I was down at Nokia Live on Thursday to get a peek at the seating arrangement, there were no placards for Jay-Z or West.

Previously announced performers include Lady Gaga, Adele, Chris Brown and Young the Giant, among others. The night will also include tributes to Britney Spears and the late Amy Winehouse.

Read more at Eonline

Kris Allen is Willing To Pay Beyonce’s Bills

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