Idol Headlines for 10/12/11

SYTYCD tour heads to Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

Justin Guarini performs in “Chicago”, Media PA
More at IdolStages

Lauren Alaina chats live with The Boot today at 1 pm. More information HERE.

Kelly Clarkson performs at the MTV O Music Awards on October 31. The show will be streamed live from this link. (Billboard)

David Cook announced to the crowd at his concert in St. Louis, MO last night that they were shooting some footage for a music video while in town! (Via FoolsApril64)

Breakaway from glamour: American Idol star Kelly Clarkson emerges without a scrap of make-up

She is one of the most successful American Idol winners of all time.

But many could have easily walked right past Kelly Clarkson last night as she arrived at her New York hotel.

The 29-year-old singer and songwriter was barely recognisable as she stepped out without make-up.

See the photos at the Daily Mail

Bayou Country Superfest lineup announced

The talent lineup for the 3rd annual Bayou Country Superfest was announced today and brings together an unprecedented gathering of country’s greatest stars, including Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Joe Nichols, and Jerrod Niemann.

Scheduled over Memorial Day Weekend 2012 (Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27), Bayou Country Superfest turns Louisiana State University’s famed Tiger Stadium into country music central for the huge two-day celebration.

Read more at the Advertiser

Lauren Alaina talks about her grandmother and ‘The Locket’

In The Locket, perhaps the most poignant song on Lauren Alaina’s Wildflower album, a young woman recounts her grandparents’ touching love story. Written by Mallary Hope, it traces the relationship from front-porch courting through World War II and decades beyond.

Only at the end does the listener realize that the young woman is relating the story to her grandmother, trying to help her remember the great love of her life, even as Alzheimer’s disease steals those memories away from her.

Read more at USA Today

OFFSTAGE: Lauren Alaina on Facebook Boyfriends

“I think it’s embarrassing to be Facebook official, to be completely honest, ” she told CMT Radio. “Because when you’re a teenager, you have a boyfriend and can break up the next week, and if you make it Facebook official you look like an idiot when you have a boyfriend one day, and the next day it’s gone. And if you’re gonna put ‘in a relationship, ‘ don’t tag the person on it. Just put ‘in a relationship!’ That way, people know you’re in a relationship.”

Read more at CMT


She told me: “I think that’s why we kind of went with the whole Stronger theme because it’s the first time everybody working around me and at the record company really agreed and worked together really well. More people are comfortable and know me better and I know them better.

“It feels good. I feel the thing I’m most proud of is that I’ve always done what I wanted and that’s been really hard in the past.

“I’ve had to earn their trust and now I’m saying: ‘I’ve written you a lot of No1s, OK, I’m not just a one-hit wonder here.’” Stronger is a feelgood record that will have fans punching the air with glee.

Read more at Daily

Marc Anthony’s alleged jealousy of Jennifer Lopez’s fame caused split

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony carefully worked out their divorce in a civil manner, but a few details have surfaced shedding light on the real reasons for the couple’s surprise split.

A big sticking point apparently was Anthony’s desire to live in South America, where his stardom largely eclipses J. Lo’s. Lopez, perhaps not surprisingly, had no intention of living there for a minimum of six months as her husband was demanding.

Read more at Chicago Sun Times

GLEE Recognizes At-Risk Music Programs Nationwide with a Guaranteed Donation of $1, 000, 000

LOS ANGELES, Oct 11, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Starting today, everyone across America is invited to lend their voices — and their votes — for their favorite videos in the GLEE “Give a Note” campaign to help save music and arts programs in public schools.

Read more at MarketWatch

‘Glee”s Heather Morris Kissed A Girl And She Liked It

Ever since she deadpanned that line about her cat reading her diary, we’ve been crazy in love with “Glee”‘s Heather Morris—a fab comic actress and probably the brightest dim bulb on television. But even though she’s best known for playing a character who’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, Heather the real-life lady is an articulate and down-to-earth sort of girl.

Read more at MTV

Glee Stars, Nikki Reed Get Spooked at the Haunted Hayride

Boo! Glee’s Chris Colfer and Ashley Fink faced their fears during a spin on the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride over the weekend. Colfer gripped his costar tightly throughout the ride – and was practically in her lap by the time the trip was over. He later Tweeted about the experience, writing, “That’s the last time I ever let @Ashley_Fink convince me to go on a Haunted Hayride! I taught the 5-year-old next to me so many new words.”

Also there to enjoy a scare? Lauren Conrad, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and some pals, who used glowsticks to light their way through a haunted maze, and Nikki Reed, who cozied up to fiancé Paul McDonald during a magic show.

Read more at People

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Results: The Latest Cast-Off Explains What Went Wrong

“Last night, I drew a blank, ” Phillips said backstage after her elimination. “It’s just one of those things. You’re about to take a math test, you think you know every answer and all of a sudden you go blank.”

Phillips was visibly confused during what ended up being her final performance on the show, and during the Tuesday broadcast, audio

“We worked really hard for that dance, ” she says. “Unfortunately, the whole thing just unraveled.”

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Backstage at DWTS: Derek Hough Sets Record Straight on Injury While Stars Mourn Shocking Loss

“Yes, I dislocated my shoulder, ” Derek confirmed to us after the show. “This week it was bothering me a little bit. I had pain in my neck and I was overcompensating and it went into my shoulder.”

But fear not, Hough fans. Derek insists the injury won’t keep him from the ballroom. “I’ll be fine. It happens in dancing. You move on.”

What also happens? Sometimes you just freeze, sadly, if you’re Chynna Phillips. And she paid the price tonight for doing just that, getting the boot despite her standing as a front-runner.

“I really thought she was the one to beat!” Ricki Lake admitted. “She had such beautiful lines and I’m so sad for her.”

Read more at EOnline

Tim Cifers Is Proud to Be the Lone Redneck on ‘X Factor’

‘X Factor‘ contestant Tim Cifers concedes that he’s a little out-numbered in Hollywood. As the only representative of country music, the North Carolina native says it’s difficult to leave an impression in Los Angeles.

“You know how us rednecks are, ” Cifers told the Q Morning Crew on WQDR in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday morning. “[There’s] more impact when it’s a group of us.”

Read more at Taste Of Country

Julianne Hough Dishes on Boyfriend Ryan Seacrest’s Reax to Footloose Remake

We don’t blame Ryan Seacrest for covering his eyes during a portion of the new Footloose flick.

Sure, he wants to see girlfriend Julianne Hough, who stars in the movie as rebellious high schooler Ariel Moore, on the big screen, but…

There’s a scene in which Hough gets roughed up by her racecar driver boyfriend (Patrick John Flueger).

“Ryan saw it and said, ‘I can’t watch that, ‘” Hough told me yesterday while promoting the movie at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “He was like, ‘When he hits you I just want to punch the screen…When I see you pull some of those faces, those are the faces that I see, so you know so it’s hard for me to watch.'”

Read more at EOnline

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