Idol Headlines for 10/26/12

Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez are appearing at the annual Ford Day in Dearborn MI this afternoon. Traditionally, the Idol winner and runner-up appear at this event to perform for Ford employees. Read about his year’s event HERE.

Kimberley Locke performs at Tracks Nightclub in Denver, CO.
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.
Mandisa performs at Women of Faith Celebrate in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Jason Castro performs at The Proof of Your Love Tour in Fort Smith, AR. Via AmericanIdol.com

Phillip Phillips performs at Halloween Fright Night in Chicago IL.

‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze hopes disc will jump-start career – “For me, it’s a turning point in my career, really, this album,” DeWyze says in a phone call from Los Angeles, where he lives. “So I’m really excited to get that ball rolling.” Part of how he will get the ball rolling is a stripped-down tour, with just him and a keyboard player, that stops Nov. 1 at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. DeWyze says he’ll play some songs from the new disc, which he says represents him far better than “Live It Up” did. “I feel like I did what I always wanted to do, which was take the time to make an album that just encompasses me, and this is that album,” he says. – Read more at McCall.com

Jordin Sparks is Getting Some…Shoes

Jordin Spark’s ad for Finish Line shoe store. Ruben Studdard makes a cameo!

They’re Smash-ing it! Katharine McPhee’s pet pooches look like naturals as she teaches them how to climb stairs – As the proud owner of two adorable dogs, it would only make sense that Katharine McPhee would want to take them along with her wherever she goes. Pictured in Brooklyn on the set of her television show SMASH on Thursday, Katherine was seen trying to teach her pooches Larry and Nena how to make their way up the stairs of her trailer. Always the encouraging owner, the 28-year-old gave each Chihuahua a little boost up the steps whilst keeping a watchful eye. – Read more at Daily Mail

Giraud discusses talent show landscape – Matt Giraud made “American Idol” history when he became the first contestant to be “saved” from elimination on Season 8. That reality TV moment changed everything for the Kalamazoo resident, who since has gone on to turn his dreams of performing for a living into a reality of his own. The singer-songwriter and crazy-good piano man has performed at venues across the U.S., as well as Cancun and the Dominican Republic since he last performed in Sturgis a year ago. Giraud returns to Sturgis on?Saturday for a performance at Sturges-Young Auditorium. Giraud has been busy writing new material for an album, set for release soon. Those who attend Saturday’s show will be able to hear some of that music. – Cheboygan News

‘X Factor’ Coach L.A. Reid Gets Marcus Canty ‘Amped’ For EP Release – Following his elimination during the inaugural season of “X Factor,” Marcus Canty promised fans it would not be the last time you see him. Turns out, Canty is a man of his word. In the months since his fourth-place finish, Canty signed on to Epic Records and has been in the studio perfecting his sound with his former “X Factor” mentor, and now boss, L.A. Reid. It seems like all that hard work has finally paid off because Canty is ready for the world to hear his new material as he sets to release debut EP This…Is Marcus Canty on October 30. – See the Video at MTV.com

Adam Levine on New ‘Voice’ Judges – Adam Levine was honored at Wednesday night’s GQ Gentlemen’s Ball for his work with the Teen Impact program at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, where he talked to ET about working with new Voice judges Shakira and Usher, and what he thinks makes a gentleman. “It’s going good — it’s going very, very well,” he assured ET about the new Voice judges replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. “We’re showing them the ropes. It’s hard because you know, we’re missing our two family members. But it’s still really great. They’re fantastic.” – Read more at ETOnline

Demi Lovato on why she loves ‘messing’ with Simon Cowell – and how she’s not like Katy Perry – When we met up with Demi Lovato in New York City earlier this month, we had no idea what she’d look like when we arrived. Of course we’re very familiar with her work — and love watching her sass it up to Simon Cowell on “The X Factor” — but she’s become such a hair chameleon this year we weren’t sure we’d recognize her. We quickly discovered the 20-year-old is going through a blond phase — with bangs, no extensions — when we were brought in to meet her as she sat barefoot curled up on a couch. “It’s crazy,” Lovato tells omg! about life as a blonde. “I never ever thought that I would go blond, but I’m having fun with it.” As for the bangs, I just feel like myself again. It reminds me of being 15 again — when I was doing ‘Camp Rock.’ I don’t know how long I’ll keep them, but for the meantime it just makes me feel like myself.” – Read more at OMG.Yahoo.Com

Britney’s Ex-Nanny I Never Saw METH In Britney’s House – Britney Spears’ former nanny is calling BS on Sam Lutfi … telling TMZ he’s straight up LYING about Britney using meth … and says Sam may have even planted the drugs as a manipulation tactic. We spoke with Leah Frand — who worked for Britney for roughly 6 months back in 2007 … and says she lived at Brit’s home and was around the pop star 24/7. Leah tells us point blank, “I have never seen meth in that house or any type of drug.” – Read more at TMZ.com

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