Idol Headlines for 10/24/12

Carrie Underwood performs at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
Nicki Minaj performs at the Liverpool Echo Arena in Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at Carol Morsani Hall in Tampa, FL.
Taylor Hicks performs at The Composers Showcase at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV.
Scott MacIntyre to speak at the Scottsdale Bible Church in Scottsdale, AZ.
Scott MacIntyre to speak at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ. Via

Phillip Phillips will sing the National Anthem tonight at Game 1 of the World Series. Tune into FOX at 8 pm ET.

Keith to Perform at 46th Annual CMA Awards – Keith Urban is confirmed to perform during the 46th Annual CMA Awards with special guest Zac Brown. The awards will be broadcast on ABC at 8/7c on Thursday, November 1st. Keith is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. – Read more at Keith

Swift, Minaj to perform at American Music Awards – LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’ll be a little bit country and a little bit rock `n’ roll onstage at next month’s American Music Awards. Organizers announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park will perform at the 40th annual ceremony on Nov. 18. All are also up for awards. – Read more at Associated Press

Ben Davis, Elena Shaddow, Anthony Fedorov, Edward Hibbert, Donna English Among Cast of Paper Mill’s Sound of Music – Tony Award recipient Ben Davis, television star Edward Hibbert, “American Idol” finalist Anthony Fedorov and Elena Shaddow are among the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of the Tony-winning musical The Sound of Music, which will begin performances Nov. 23 in Milburn, NJ. – Read more at Playbill

‘American Idol’ Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips ‘nervous’ to sing the National Anthem at Game 1 of the World Series 2012 – But he’s really feeling the pressure of singing the National Anthem before Game 1 of the World Series when the San Francisco Giants host the American League Champions Detroit Tigers (Fox-TV, 8 tonight). “I know you’ve done the anthem before,” I said to him in an interview that airs today on WJRW-AM (1340). “But it’s on a big stage. This is going to be big!” “I’ve never done the National Anthem,” he said quickly. “So I am excited for it, but you’re right, it’s going to be a lot of people.” – Read more at Mlive

Adam Lambert’s “Tasteful” WeHo Afternoon – Enjoying an afternoon bite to eat, Adam Lambert joined up with bandmate Tommy Joe Ratliff for an outdoor lunch at Taste in West Hollywood, CA on Tuesday (October 23). The “Trespassing” singer adorned himself in a typical all-black outfit consisting of a classic t-shirt, trousers and rubber sneakers for the midday meal on the town. – See the Photos at Celebrity-Gossip

‘IDOL’ RUNNER-UP BOWERSOX SAYS SECOND PLACE IS AS GOOD AS A WIN – At the conclusion of Season 9 of “American Idol,” Crystal Bowersox was matched in the finale with a male contestant and although she was the odds-on favorite, she lost to Lee DeWyze. Sound familiar, Jessica Sanchez? It certainly should. For Chula Vista’s Sanchez, it was a different time (two years later this past May), but the same place (Los Angeles) and the same result (second place) when she was named as runner-up to Phillip Phillips. – Read more at UT San Diego

Randy Jackson Comes East While “American Idol” Cools Off – Randy Jackson slipped into New York last night to pick up a lifetime achievement award from the TJ Martell Foundation. This is the record industry’s highly esteemed charity for cancer and AIDS research. It was founded by Columbia Records’ Tony Martell over 30 years ago in memory of his son, TJ, who died thirty seven years ago at age 19. No parent has ever been so devoted to a child’s memory and to finding a cure for what took his life. Last night TJ Martell raised millions, with memorable performances by Graham Nash and David Crosby, BeBe Winans, Grace Potter, and Little Big Town. – Read more at Showbiz 411

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Gilles Marini on His Underwear Reveal! – Gilles Marini, you were once again the talk of backstage! His towel drop tonight is going down in Dancing With the Stars record books. “What’s wrong with me?” Gilles joked to E! News about revealing his white boxer-briefs. Pretty sure all of us ladies can collectively say…nothing at all! “It was weird in such a fun way. Hopefully we entertained everyone out there,” laughed Gilles. – Read more at EOnline

Ryan Murphy: ‘You Either Love Me or You Hate Me’ (Q&A) – The Hollywood Reporter: You’ve been compared to Norman Lear. What does it take to be a provocateur now versus in the 1970s? Ryan Murphy: He’s one of the greats, and we’ve talked about it a bit. But I never think I’m creating anything controversial, and I’m always surprised when it is. I’ll admit, when I first started and was doing Nip/Tuck, I was really trying to sort of make a statement about hedonism and narcissism and sexuality, and I spent half my day fighting battles on that show. I had huge standards problems, and I’d have big fights with [FX’s] John Landgraf, whom I love now, and Peter Liguori. Now I never fight. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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