Idol Headlines for 10/1/12 – The Evening Edition

Christina Aguilera never made reported comments about her weight, says rep – However, despite many reports to the contrary, one thing she didn’t talk about is her weight. “She never said them,” Aguilera’s rep tells EW, referring to the body-related quotes many outlets attribute to the Billboard interview. The misreported quotes include: “I got tired of being a skinny white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl… [In 2002,] I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect [sic] a lot of people if I gained weight — the production, musical directors. They claimed people I toured with would also miss out if I gained weight because I would sell no records or tickets for my shows. I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during [2006’s] Back to Basics promos and touring.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Christina Aguilera: Billboard Cover Story – Christina Aguilera hasn’t felt this way in a decade. The singer is reflecting on the eventful two years leading up to the release of her fifth studio album, “Lotus,” from her home in Los Angeles — a period that heralded the commercial disappointment of her album “Bionic”; a divorce from husband Jordan Bratman; the release of her first movie, “Burlesque,” and its accompanying soundtrack; her highly successful stint as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” and accompanying appearance on Maroon 5’s mega-hit “Moves Like Jagger.” The last time she felt so inspired, the result was 2002’s Stripped-a creative breakthrough that helped distance Aguilera from her teen-pop peers and produced memorable hits like “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” and “Fighter.” – Read more at Billboard.com

 

Keith Urban swaps American Idol for daddy duty as he takes his growing girls to visit Nicole Kidman on film set – He only just got stuck into his duties as a judge on the American Idol panel. But Keith Urban took time out from his new role to focus on daddy duties this week. The 45-year-old and his two daughters arrived in Nice, France, on Monday to visit Nicole Kidman on the set of her new movie. The actress, 45, is currently filming Grace of Monaco in the south of France, and left girls Sunday Rose and Grace Margaret in the United States with their father. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Go Behind The Scenes Of Carrie Underwood’s VH1 Unplugged Taping With Music Seen (PHOTOS) – We’re beyond excited for you guys to watch VH1 Unplugged: Carrie Underwood, when it premieres right here on VH1 Tuner at 4 p.m. ET tomorrow afternoon; you’ll also be able to catch the episode on VH1 tomorrow night when it airs at 7 p.m. ET. We’ve already given you a sneak peek of the amazing set –if you missed Carrie’s tremendous cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” you should stop what you’re doing and watch it right now– and now we want to take you behind-the-scenes of the taping that occurred here in NYC back in August as part of our ongoing series, Music Seen. – Read more at VH1.com

Demi Lovato: Z Festival Performer! – Demi Lovato hits the stage at the HSBC Arena during the Z Festival on Sunday (September 30) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 20-year-old singer and X Factor judge performed her hits “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Skyscraper,” and more from her album Unbroken, available in stores now. – Read more at Just Jared

Is Sophie Simmons Secretly Engaged? – As for her “X Factor” debut, Simmons says she “just went in there to finally to do something for myself that my parents couldn’t help me with … It just felt really good to finally do something on my own.” And viewers can expect to see more of her on this week’s “Boot Camp” episodes of the FOX reality show. “It was probably one of the hardest weeks of my life,” Simmons tells us … without revealing whether or not she makes it any further in the competition. “It’s exactly what it sounds like, it’s boot camp for singers,” she adds. “But they were working out our voices and we got to work with some amazing professionals.” – Read more at Too Fab

SYTYCD’s Cyrus Spencer on Superhero Dreams, Slo-Mo Running and Nigel’s Tough Comments – Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer arrived at Vegas Week for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance, and suddenly felt very small. “Everybody else was so good,” he explains. And while he’d wanted to take some classes in between his initial audition and the boot-camp-style callbacks, Cyrus says that deep down, he knew “it was too late in the game to learn anything seriously before Vegas.” Yet thanks to a lot of hard work — and plenty of on-stage charisma — Cyrus beat the odds, was put through by the judges into the Season 9 Top 20, and advanced all the way to the finale, finishing as runner-up on the men’s side to Chehon Wespi-Tschopp. – Read more at TV Line

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