Idol Headlines for 10/29/12 – The Evening Edition

David Cook will perform at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 125th Annual Dinner “Celebrating Kansas City” on November 20. Via DavidCookOfficial

Tim Allen, Connie Britton, Shawn Johnson, Reba, & Hayden Panettierre Will Present Awards on ‘The 46th Annual CMA Awards‘ – Actor/comedian Tim Allen (ABC’s “Last Man Standing”), actress Connie Britton (ABC’s “Nashville”), Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Country Music singer/actress Jana Kramer (“One Tree Hill”), multimedia superstar Reba (ABC’s new “Malibu Country”), Hayden Panettiere (ABC’s “Nashville”), actress/director/producer Kimberly Williams Paisley, Darius Rucker and Jake Owen are confirmed as presenters on “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.” Two-time nominee Love and Theft (Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson) will host the pre-telecast CMA Awards ceremonies, which will stream live on, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (7:30 p.m., ET; 6:30 p.m., CT). – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

Exclusive! Justin Hawkins Talks About His Song For Kelly Clarkson – The Darkness’s Justin Hawkins is one of the top rock songwriters of the 2000s, not only penning such Darkness classics as “Love On The Rocks With No Ice,” “Get Your Hands Off My Woman,” “Knockers,” “Dinner Lady Arms,” and “Everybody Have A Good Time,” and his other band Hot Leg’s “Gay In The ’80s” and “I’ve Met Jesus” (the man never disappoints with his song titles), but also anthems for fellow rock gods Foxy Shazam and Meat Loaf, and even many commercial jingles. Justin also famously wrote one of my all-time favorite Adam Lambert tunes, “Music Again,” a song that once caused me to lose my dang mind. Well, it’s time for me to lose my mind all over again, because in a recent exclusive interview with Yahoo! Music, Justin amazingly reveals that he has submitted a song to another “American Idol” star, Kelly Clarkson. Cue squeeing now. – Read more at

‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine on What to Expect in the Knockout Rounds – “What we’ve learned from working on the show is that we can’t do everything for these guys,” Levine told reporters at an New York press event for the show on Friday. “To be a performer is selecting the songs that best suit you — the songs that will get an audience going, get people’s attention, play to your strengths as a vocalist…It’s nice to have an isolated section of the show where they have to essentially rely on their own skills or their own intuition.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’s’ Ryan Murphy Planning Two Tribute Episodes, Valentine’s Wedding (Video) – We’re working on two tribute episodes,” co-creator/showrunner Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not ready to announce yet because it’s not clear, but fun stuff.” Murphy — speaking at the opening of The Hollywood Reporter’s Design Hollywood showhouse at The Century as part of THR’s inaugural Design Issue for which he was the cover story — also noted he’s plotting a Valentine’s Day wedding, declining to provide specifics. (We’re looking at you, Will and Emma!) Also to keep an eye out for: Glee’s Christmas episode, which Murphy described as “very emotional.” “We’ve taken characters that you wouldn’t expect should be together and put them together,” he teased, noting it’s done in a very Love Actually fashion. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

The Drama-fication of Harry Shum Jr. – The love of dance, the love of performing, the love of getting to live out his dream on an hourly basis. So it’s rather fitting that his latest project, a short film called The Last from Wong Fu productions, is all about amour. The Last also provides Harry the platform to flex his dramatic muscles. Glee fans first got a whiff of his serious skills in Asian F, while OutFest audiences were brought to their feet after watching his performance in White Frog. I caught up with Harry to talk about dipping his toe into dramatic waters, why he’s so invested in raising the bar for online content and what you can expect from Mike’s return to McKinley! – Read more at The Insider

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