Idol Headlines for 10/1/12

Adam Lambert tweets the radio add date and remix release date for his new single, “Trespassing”: “Official add date is October 8th, special Trespassing EP with Radio Edit and remixes from the album will be avail on the 16th.

Cher Lloyd appears on The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 11:35/10:35c PM NBC

Scotty McCreery tweets, “BigNews! ChristmasWithScotty 2b released globally; digitally all markets; physical release n Canada, Australia, South Africa & Philippines!”

Skylar Laine met country singer, Eric Church, at the Kansas City Chiefs game, where she sang the National Anthem. She tweets, “Me and @ericchurch at the Chiefs game!” Eric recently made some negative remarks about American Idol. So that’s interesting!

Jordin Sparks meets Jessica Biel and Michael Phelps

Jordin Sparks tweeted a photo with actress Jessica Biel and swimmer, Michael Phelps from the recent Ryder Cup.

60 Seconds With Casey James – Casey James is as honest in an interview as he is with his music. The Texan and one-time ‘American Idol’ contestant took a few minutes — OK, just one minute — to dish on his troubled youth, his showering preferences and how Keith Urban will do on the show that launched his career nearly three years ago. We already covered questions of inspiration, heartbreak and love in previous interviews, so it was time to get the real scoop from the ‘Cryin’ on a Suitcase’ himater. – Read more at Taste of Country

Christina Aguilera: I Was Forced to Be “Toothpick Thin” in 2002 – “The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings!” the five-time Grammy Award winner laughs. “Let me tell you, that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow. I had gained about 15 pounds during promotion and during my Stripped tour [with Justin Timberlake, 31]. They called this serious emergency meeting about how there was a lot of backlash about my weight. Basically, they told me I would effect 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,” she adds. “I was young, so I lost the weight quickly and was toothpick thin during Back to Basics promos and touring.” The “Your Body” singer, dating production assistant Matthew Rutler, had finally had enough in 2012. “I told them during this Lotus recording, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’ They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body,” Aguilera tells the magazine. “My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore—my body is just not on the table that way anymore.” – Read more at US Magazine

Making beautiful music together! Husband and wife duo Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald lend their voices to a good cause – Wilderness preservation is a favored cause for many of Hollywood’s power players. And a veritable who’s who of the entertainment industry converged in Culver City, Los Angeles for the Olive’s Annual Poolside Party fundraiser to help defenseless animals. Known identities including Maggie Grace, Willa Ford, Danielle Panabaker, Krysten Ritter and Liana Liberato were among those present for the worthy charity event. – Read more and see the photos at The Daily Mail

They kept that fairly quiet! Cat Deeley weds Patrick Kielty in secret ceremony in Rome – It’s been a weekend full of celebrity weddings, but Cat Deeley’s nuptials to Patrick Kielty still came as a surprise. The happy couple secretly tied the knot in Rome this weekend with their close family and friends present. A wedding photo shows the pair looking blissfully happy as they enjoy a celebratory drink at their wedding reception. Cat, 35, looks stunning in a ruffled dress with flowers in her hair, and displays a cheesy grin for the camera as does Patrick. – Read more at The Daily Mail

‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘X Factor’ Hit Ratings Highs for Current Seasons on U.K.’s ITV – Some industry observers highlighted on Monday that the Sunday ratings for Downton Abbey are the show’s third-highest ever in the U.K. The show’s lead-in once again was Simon Cowell’s X Factor, whose judges houses episode again made it the most watched show of Sunday in Britain with 9.8 million average viewers including ITV1+1, up from 9.4 million a week earlier. The music competition peaked with 11.2 million, up from 10.8 million viewers the previous Sunday. At the same stage last year, the show averaged 12.1 million, according to the Guardian. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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