Idol Headlines for 10/31/12 – The Evening Edition

Carrie Underwood tweets, “Got the official count for the CMAs figured out. From red carpet to the end of the show, I’ll be wearing 12 beautiful dresses! Can’t wait!”

AMERICAN IDOL’s Brooke White to Release ‘White Christmas’ Collection on iTunes, 11/6 – Singer-songwriter-musician BROOKE WHITE is set to release her first full-length holiday album titlEd White CHRISTMAS on November 6 exclusively on iTunes and November 27 at all other online retailers. The 11-song collection includes holiday classics plus three original songs: “Christmas Card,” “California Christmas” and “I Love Christmas.” For production duties on the holiday album, BROOKE teamed with Chris Seefried who produced and co-wrote Fitz and The Tantrums’ debut album including “MoneyGrabber” and “Don’t Gotta Work It Out.” Chris also produced the song “Wonderland” off “American Idol” finalist Haley Reinhardt’s debut this year. – See the track list at Broadway.com

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood talk CMA Awards, cast him in new ‘Star Wars’ movie – For the fifth straight year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards airing live from Nashville on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The duo phoned EW this afternoon for a quick chat on what we can expect. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Brad, earlier today, we posted an interview with your wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who begins a recurring role on ABC’s Nashville tonight. I understand she’ll be presenting at the CMAs with Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Will we see you and Carrie do a pre-taped bit with the cast of Nashville? – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Crystal Bowersox campaigns for Obama in Ohio – She hasn’t forgotten. Years have passed — a successful chunk of time that made her a household name through American Idol and a debut album — but Crystal Bowersox remembers what is was like to rely on services like Planned Parenthood for cancer screenings and women’s health issues. And that’s why, a few weeks ago, she came back to Ohio to campaign with U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur for President Barack Obama. The Toledo City Paper caught up with Bowersox to talk about the importance of Planned Parenthood, going door-to-door where she grew up, the current state of the grassroots movement and what she’s up to musically. – Read more at Toledo City Paper

Kelly Clarkson Says Failed Family Marriages Makes Her and Boyfriend Brandon Blackstock Cautious – Kelly Clarkson continues to dodge the inevitable marriage question, saying she and boyfriend Brandon Blackstock have a long-term future together without explaining why she wants to hold off on marriage. In an interview with Taste of Country Nights radio host Jeremy Robinson this week, the 2012 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee explains why they’re moving so slowly — or at least slower than fans want them to. “He was married for awhile and I come from two broken homes so… my whole thing is I don’t wanna rush into something,” Clarkson explains. “We are very happy in love and we will totally be getting married. But we’re not planning that anytime soon.” – Read more at Taste of Country

We don’t speak bat! – The Road Show Vlog #17

Nicki Minaj Says She Is Going As Miley Cyrus For Halloween! – “I think going to probably go as Miley Cyrus. Because she is going as me and I just saw her picture on Twitter. I could do the short blonde buzz-cut like Miley,” Nicki tells us. Check out the pic of Miley in costume below!

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: How We Make Our Marriage Work – After 18 months of marriage, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are still acting like newlyweds. So, what’s the secret to their wedded bliss? “We won’t go more than two weeks without seeing each other,” says Lambert, 28, in PEOPLE’s new issue. But sometimes, not seeing each other works wonders too. If they spend too much time together, says Shelton, 36, “we’ll kill each other!” – Cover photo at People

‘X Factor’: Emblem 3’s Surprising Hollywood Connections – While the surfing part is definitely true, the group — comprised of the forever shirtless Drew Chadwick and brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg — has not yet revealed their surprising Hollywood connections. Namely, their father William Stromberg, a Grammy-nominated composer who has worked on A-list television shows like Lost, and their uncle Robert Stromberg, who has won Academy Awards for his work as a production designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland. In addition to his work in art direction, Robert Stromberg is currently directing Angelina Jolie in her forthcoming film, Maleficent. His other credits on IMDb Pro include The Hunger Games, Water for Elephants, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Shutter Island, 2012, Tropic Thunder and The Good Shephard. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

It’s Britney…Witch!

‘Nashville’s’ Hayden Panettiere: Juliette’s Mother Coming Back is her ‘Worst Nightmare’ – On ABC’s freshman musical soap Nashville, the country princess portrayed by Hayden Panettiere reverted to some old — and less than legal — behavior as the young singer struggled with her drug-addicted mother’s return under her roof by stealing nail polish in the clear view of a fan armed with a camera phone. The move will land Juliette in a heap of image trouble as she will be tasked with doing damage control all while still struggling with her family’s skeletons coming back to haunt her while still reeling from Deacon’s (Charles Esten) rejection. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

EXCLUSIVE: America’s Got Talent set for major revamp after ratings dip… and Howard Stern might quit – America’s Got Talent is set to undergo a huge revamp – and Howard Stern’s future on the reality TV hit is in doubt, MailOnline can reveal. Simon Cowell and NBC chiefs are looking at ways to refresh the series for season 8 after ratings dipped in September’s finale. Feisty Sharon Osbourne has already quit and now Howard Stern has dropped a heavy hint that he may not return – which means bosses may have to find two new judges to join show favourite Howie Mandel. – Read more at Daily Mail.co.uk

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