Idol Headlines for 10/25/12

Carrie Underwood performs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK.
Nicki Minaj performs at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle in the United Kingdom.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde the Musical at Carol Morsani Hall in Tampa, FL.
Bucky Covington performs at the Cole Auditorium at Richmond Community College in Hamlet, NC.
David Cook performs at the ION Fashion Concert at ION Square in Singapore.
Casey James performs at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Cincinnati, OH.
Lauren Alaina performs in Mobile, AL. Via

Season 5 Idol alum, Mandisa, appears on the syndicated talk show The Doctors. Check your local listings.

Paul McDonald tweets, “What an amazing day shooting the video for “All I’ve Ever Needed” with @NikkiReed_I_Am Such a killer crew!…”


Jessica Sanchez Picked Up the Ford She Won on Idol

Jessica tweets, “Ready to hit the road in my new ford #Expedition :)”

Jessica Sanchez interview @ Carousel of Hope Gala

Love never dies in rock opera at Covey Center – The one-night performance of “Deep Love” at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo on Halloween night answers several important questions such as, “What ever happened to Jon Peter Lewis?”, “What am I going to do after the kids are back from trick-or-treating?” and “If my significant other died and I grieved for a few years but then started seeing someone new, would my dead lover be happy for me, or haunt me?” “JPL,” as the kids and Ryan Seacrest called him when he was a Top 10 finisher on the third season of “American Idol” (way back in 2004), is still a man of the arts, and still pursuing various musical endeavors. – Read more at Herald Extra

Nothing beats a cape! Jennifer Hudson outshines models Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova at Versace party – They have been blessed with long slender limbs, sleek hair and the curves of Victoria’s Angels. But one thing Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova doesn’t have is a cape. Jennifer Hudson outdid the statuesque beauties at a Versace event in New York on Wednesday night in an eye-catching vibrant orange number. – See the Photos at Daily Mail

Chinese Singing Competition Winner Working With Hitmakers The Matrix on Debut Album – As part of her prize, Uta inked a recording deal with RockTheWeb! and was invited to Los Angeles to work with vocal coach Seth Riggs, who has worked with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Madonna. Riggs is mentoring Uta as she prepares for her first English-language recordings. While in L.A., she is also working with producers Scott Spock, Graham Edwards and Lauren Christy of The Matrix, who have produced hits for Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Jason Mraz, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Ricky Martin. For Uta, The Matrix is producing a song titled “Original Painting” that is targeted for release later this year in both English and Mandarin. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Carly Rae Jepsen Named Billboard’s ‘Rising Star’ of 2012 – Carly Rae Jepsen has been named Billboard’s “Rising Star” for 2012 following a year of dizzying success for the “Call Me Maybe” singer-songwriter. The Rising Star Award acknowledges Jepsen’s breakout year and will be presented at the Billboard Women in Music event, presented by Nikon 1, on November 30 in New York City. The artist will join Katy Perry, Billboard’s Woman of the Year, at the event. – Read more at

Cee Lo Green Enlists The Muppets, Rod Stewart for TV Guide Network Holiday Special – The holidays are fast approaching and what better way to celebrate than with Cee Lo Green? The Voice coach will premiere a brand-new holiday special Cee Lo’s Magic Moment on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8/7c on TV Guide Network. The Voice’s Final Battle: Did they save the best for last? “With a little help from my friends, I’ve created a classic holiday special that I’m thrilled for the world to watch, and I invite fans to tune in on November 30 to join me while we celebrate this magic moment of the year!” Cee Lo said in a statement. “I hope to make this an annual holiday special for families to look forward to each year.” – Read more at TV Guide

Sam Lutfi Britney’s Dad Threatened TO KICK MY ASS – Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears sent a text message to Sam Lutfi back in 2007 … threatening to beat the crap out of him so badly, he’d wind up in the hospital … so says Lutfi. Lutfi is on the stand in his defamation case against Britney and her family … and has asked the judge for permission to use the text message as evidence in the trial.
According to Lutfi, the text reads, “If and when I met u one thing is going to happen I am going to jail and u r going to the hospital.” The judge has not decided whether or not the jury will be allowed to see the text. During today’s hearing … Lutfi says Jamie made good on his threats and attacked him at Britney’s house. Lutfi claims Jamie punched him in the solar plexus and threatened to kill him. Sam says he eventually locked himself inside a game room to get away from Jamie. – Read more at

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