Idol Headlines for 10/09/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦


With a popular record, a steady boyfriend and a movie in the works, American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee looks like a winner…….

Atlanta Peach

Former ‘American Idol 5’ finalist Elliott Yamin releasing holiday album

Elliott Yamin is Jewish, but that isn’t stopping the former American Idol fifth-season finalist from releasing a holiday album full of Christmas music.

NBC Universal and Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Hickory Records — the label that represents Yamin — have announced the Idol 5 third-place finisher will be one of three recording artists to release an “NBC Sounds of the Season” album.

“NBC Sounds of the Season: The Elliot Yamin Holiday Collection” will be available exclusively at Target stores and is scheduled for release on October 14…….

Reality TV World

How To Give US Troops Heart Full Of Soul

The Proud Of Our Troops drive continues to march on by sending Heart Full Of Soul books by American Idol winner Taylor Hicks to US troops. Soldiers who are overseas, and also recuperating in hospitals, have been enjoying the books. There are not enough books to go around, and soldiers who receive the books are sharing them with others. Jewelry Sprout, which sponsors the Proud Of Our Troops drive, is still collecting Heart Full Of Soul books so that each soldier can have their own copy of the inspirational read……..

ITTY BITTY BITS: MiJac on ‘X-Factor?’; J.Lo mum on baby rumor and stumbles in CT; Beyonce’s phone.

*If current rumors are true, another Jackson will join Simon Cowell in judgment of hopefuls looking to be the next pop star. According to British newspaper The Sun, Michael Jackson will make a guest appearance on Cowell’s “X-Factor” in early December as a mentor for contestants….


Talk: Asking only the fairest of questions

…Both Daughtry and Ruben Studdard are appearing at the grandstand. What the deal with the …American Idol connection?

As a matter of fact, we tried to get Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard together, but Clay turned us down. I dont know why…


With spectacle this extraordinary, who really cares about the plot?

….Dan is supposed to be finding his place in the circus, and therefore his bliss: This is one of those Disneyfied stories about how you can do anything you dream, so long as you have a harness and a safety net. There’s even a fairy princess of sorts, played with outstretched arms by Jennifer Fuentes, a contestant from the second season of “American Idol.” She grins in her sequined gowns, channeling her happiness at singing lite-pop music. (If we’re going with “Idol” alumni, I’d love to see a circus with Kellie Pickler at the helm. Or how about Chris Sligh?)…