Idol Headlines for 10/19/12

Phillip Phillips plays Pinktober at the Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville, KY.

‘Idol’ winner at Tanger Outlets tonight – In addition to the bargains, giveaways and fireworks at the opening of Tanger Outlets today, shoppers will be able to listen to and get up close to an American Idol. Kris Allen, winner of the Fox hit talent show “American Idol’s” 8th season, will be in town tonight to help mark the opening of the 80-store outlet center that opens to the public this morning. While known for performing his hits “No Boundaries,” and “Heartless,” on a national stage, Allen said he’s at home hanging out and performing at a Tanger center. – Read more at Galveston Daily News

Wizard’s son star-spangled for Game 4 – Nikko Smith, son of Ozzie Smith, came back into STL to provide the anthemic kick-off to Thursday’s NLCS game. Smith said he has just released a new single, “Get You in My Bed,” and it will be on an upcoming album, already monikered “Speakers Blow Radio.” – Read more at Saint Louis Today

Kimberly Locke is Singing & Cooking? – She recently released her EP, Four For The Floor via her own entertainment imprint I AM Entertainment. The smash club anthem Finally Free follows up her successful track record as queen of the dance floor. She’s not just a lovely songstress, she’s been busy touring the country speaking, helping and after a much buzzed about appearance on celebrity fit club and as a spokes model for Jenny Craig, she has launched her own cooking show! Get this woman a nap pronto! – Read more at The Insider.Com

Carrie Underwood hopes her home-state fans will be ‘Blown Away’ when she brings her new tour to Oklahoma – “It’s so funny, ’cause I still feel like — I don’t know — I just have a weird job. I’m the same person,” Underwood said with a laugh during a phone interview earlier this month. “I mean, it’s definitely a fun job. … I get to travel and go all over the place. And I definitely know how blessed and how lucky I am. So, I feel like I’m not all like Hollywood or entitled or anything.” – Read more at News OK

Sam Lutfi Britney OD’d on Amphetamines The Night She Was 5150’d – Britney Spears took a huge amount of amphetamines the night she was strapped to a stretcher and placed on a 5150 hold — so claims Sam Lutfi’s lawyer in the opening statements of his defamation case. Lutfi’s lawyer, Joseph Schleimer, told the jury, on January 28, 2008, Britney had an amphetamine script filled. Schleimer says she took 6 to 8 pills early in the day, and several more later and went off the rails. Lutfi’s lawyer also said he tried to get Britney to meet with a psychiatrist 2 days before she was 5150’d, but Brit refused. – Read more at TMZ

The contestant talks to THR about her tough decision, whether she’d play again and her failure to recognize former baseball pro Jeff Kent. – This season of Survivor: Philippines saw the return of three medically evacuated players from previous seasons, and Wednesday night’s episode found one of the new contestants forced to leave the game due to illness. Dana Lambert was seen doubled over in pain with a fever when Jeff Probst and medical personnel were called in to check on her condition. Although she was told she could stick it out for 12 more hours to see how she was feeling, Dana opted to leave the game, telling Probst her pain was “like a knife.” – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Jane Lynch on Darren Criss and ‘Glee’ updates – LOS ANGELES—“Darren Criss is going to be so tired by the end of the season, but he’s so good,” Jane Lynch told us in a recent interview even before we could ask her about the Filipino-American actor-singer, who is her costar on “Glee.” “Darren has numbers in every episode,” said the actress who won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the acerbic cheerleading-squad coach, Sue Sylvester. “I mean, we’re using Darren’s talent.” – Read more at

Syesha Mercado: From third place on ‘American Idol’ to ‘Dreamgirls’ SEATTLE — “You have many people who were on ‘American Idol’ just going back to their normal lives after the show, and not doing music anymore,” observes Syesha Mercado, an “Idol” contestant who came in third on the TV talent-show phenom in 2008. “Then you have people who go on to do a lot of things — Broadway, hit records, movies.” Mercado is angling for the latter category by signing on to a glitzy U.S. tour of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” which opens a Seattle stand on Tuesday. – Read more at Boulder Weekly

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