Idol Headlines for 10/30/12

There’s now a release date for “Struck By Lightning” the movie written and starring Glee’s Chris Colfer. It will debut on Video on Demand December 19 and can be seen in theaters in January. Watch a new trailer, featuring an introduction by Chris HERE. The film is directed by Brian Dannelly (Saved!) an boasts an all-star cast that includes Rebel Wilson, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, and Angela Kinsey. Via Yahoo Movies

‘American Idol”s Cook Rocks Out in Singapore – “American Idol” season seven winner David Cook performed in Singapore last week for the third anniversary of ION Orchard and was in the city to promote the upcoming season of the reality show. The rock star, who performed in Jakarta for the first time in July, played an intimate acoustic set on Thursday night. He entertained his fans with his wit and humor on stage and impressed the audience with an impeccable performance that highlighted his wide vocal range. – Read more at The Jakarta

Taylor Hicks partners with Saw’s BBQ founder to open Saw’s Juke Joint in former Ore location – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Taylor Hicks’ Ore Drink and Dine restaurant and bar has a new name, a new menu and some new ownership, the 2006 “American Idol” winner said Monday night. By this afternoon, Ore should reopen as Saw’s Juke Joint, a barbecue and blues bar that will be the third restaurant under the Saw’s brand started by Mike Wilson. “The opportunity came up to partner with a great restaurant group, and we thought it fit the space perfectly,” Hicks said Monday. – Read more at

EXCLUSIVE: ‘American Idol’ Alumnus Chris Richardson Talks New ‘Joy & Pain,’ Workout Routine – Chris Richardson, 28, another star that was born after taking the American Idol stage in season six and finishing in fifth place, is gearing up for the release of his new single, ‘Joy and Pain,’ which features Tyga and brings with it sounds of “blue-eyed soul.” And when it comes to inspiration, Richardson recognizes that he’s standing on the shoulders of giants. “Definitely, if I could go back in time [to perform with someone], it would be Elvis,” Richardson told Uinterview exclusively. “The Rat Pack, see how they went about things because you know those guys were crazy. I just like music and I like different styles mixed together, so I’m really open when it comes to that.” – Read more at

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Shawn’s Knee Injury “Not Fun to Relive” – There was a lot of celebration backstage after tonight’s episode of Dancing With the Stars! Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel as well as Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff both received perfect scores tonight, and overall the vibe backstage was very emotional. “It was so embarrassing,” Sabrina joked. “We were sad, soppy, happy and glad all at the same time.” “I was emotional because of this one here,” Louis said while beaming at his partner. “I love what I do.” – Read more at Eonline

PICTURE: Keith Urban, 45, Shows Off Buff Beach Body in Tiny Speedo – As the actress, 45, continues shooting Grace of Monaco (playing the late Grace Kelly) in Monaco and the south of France, her husband Keith Urban and their two young daughters are getting some luxurious R & R. On Friday, Kidman’s husband of six years Urban hit the hotel pool in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France wearing tiny, Speedo-style men’s bikini briefs — which put the 45-year-old country singer’s buff, toned bod on full display. Urban’s eldest daughter, 4-year-old Sunday Rose, was also spotted frolicking nearby. – See the Photo at Us Magazine

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