Idol Headlines for 10/31/12

Phillip Phillips and Scotty McCreery will perform at The Grove Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Los Angeles on Sunday November 11 at 7:30 pm. More information HERE.

Kelly Clarkson and Jerry Rice to help Microsoft open store in Corte Madera – Nine years after Apple opened a store in the Village at Corte Madera, its rival, Microsoft, will open its own retail outpost Saturday just steps away in the same mall. The software giant, based Redmond, Wash., will open its third Bay Area store to much fanfare, including a concert by singer Kelly Clarkson on Saturday and an appearance on Sunday by former 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice. The store will feature Windows PCs from a number of manufacturers as well as Microsoft-made products such as the Xbox video game system and the new Surface tablet. – Read more at MarinIj.com

If You Missed Monday’s The Voice – On Thursday, a repeat of Monday’s episode of The Voice will replace the network’s previously scheduled Thursday night comedies between 8-10p ET. – Via TVByTheNumbers

Broken Bow Records And WSIX To Stream Pre-CMA Party Tonight – CLEAR CHANNEL Country WSIX (THE BIG 98)/ NASHVILLE will present a live stream of BROKEN BOW RECORDS’ 3rd Annual Pre-CMA Party Concert TONIGHT (10/31). The concert event will feature performances and interviews from artists such as THOMPSON SQUARE, DUSTIN LYNCH, KRISTY LEE COOK, RANDY HOUSER, PARMALEE, JAMES WESLEY and more. WSIX personality ANTHONY “THE ANT MAN” ALLEN will host. The stream will begin live from NASHVILLE at 8p (CT) at www.wsix.com/pages/cmalive.com. – Read more at All Access

Kellie Pickler Helps “Opry Go Pink” To Fight Breast Cancer – THE GRAND OLE OPRY partnered with WOMEN ROCK FOR THE CURE to fight breast cancer with the OPRY’s fourth “OPRY Goes Pink” show LAST NIGHT (10/30). BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT artist KELLIE PICKER, who recently shaved her head in support of her childhood friend who is facing breast cancer, got to flip the switch on the OPRY’s stage which turned the backdrop pink for the night. – Read more at All Access

Hey, isn’t that . . . : Kris Allen as a Ghostbuster (video) – Kris Allen dancing in the middle of storm-drenched 15th Street NW around 1 a.m. Tuesday, wearing a Ghostbusters jumpsuit. No, you guys, really, it sounds like a dream, but it happened! The 2009 “American Idol” winner — who played the Hamilton in D.C. Sunday but had an Annapolis gig canceled by the weather — was dining with bandmates and associates at the Madison (looking totally normal: hipster-chic, black-rimmed specs, etc.) when a Post reporter asked for a photo. . . which somehow prompted the guys to get their Halloween started early, putting on the costumes they had on hand and running out to see if any bars had weathered the storm. He was last seen chasing the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man down the street. Well, of course there’s video — check it out.

Via Washington Post

Carrie Underwood Learns Life Lesson From Country Music Association Awards Co-Host Brad Paisley – “He’s not a different person in front of the camera and a whole different person away from the cameras,” Underwood said in a recent interview. “He is the way you think he is. It’s really great to see how somebody has balanced family life and doing this, you know, being in our crazy world. Because a few years ago I was wondering how on Earth anybody could make that work. And seeing him and (wife) Kimberly (Williams-Paisley) — she’s superbusy, too — being able to juggle that is very encouraging.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Colton Dixon Recalls One Scary Halloween – “Man, I was always the kid at 7 through 12-years-old who ran around as different horror classic characters,” the 21-year-old recalled. “I love Halloween, it’s my favorite. I love the adrenaline rush of getting scared. I’m trying to catch all the different horror movies in theaters right now.” So what has been his favorite costume? “I think Batman has to be my favorite costume. I’m a huge Batman nerd. I’m sure I’ve been Batman for Halloween more than four times,” he said. – Read more at Radio Alice

The X Factor’s Top 16 Have Fashionable Fun in New Photo Shoot! – The X Factor’s Top 16 contestants got glammed up for their first gallery shoot and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the results. And what’s better than hot pictures? Why, stop-motion video, of course! The fun video includes contestants such as Lyric 145, Lylas, Paige Thomas and more posing and dancing for the camera, which seems to love all the hopefuls looking to win that recording contract worth $5 million! – Watch the Video at E Online

Demi Lovato & L.A. Reid Video Q&A: ‘X Factor’ Judges Talk Simon, TV and Shunning the ‘Sexy Route’

Read more at Billboard

Britney Spears Trial: Paparazzo Adnan Ghalib Recounts Their Romance – Instead, Ghalib alleged that Spears’s mom Lynne once tried to coerce him. “She requested that I say [to the media] Sam Lutfi was responsible for Britney Spears’s behavior,” he said. Under cross-examination, Ghalib confirmed that he bought a disposable cell phone at Lutfi’s request to be smuggled to the singer in mid-2008, months after her father obtained legal control over her. Ghalib also admitted that a judge ordered him to stay away from Spears for three years and was once arrested while evading a process server in the case. – Read more at People.com

Adam Levine Buys $4.83 Million Home in Beverly Hills – According to the L.A. Times, The Voice coach has bought a 3.6-acre home, listed for $4.83 million, with six bedrooms and seven bathroom. The 1940s ranch-style home, located inside a gated community called Wallingford Estates, includes a swimming pool and tennis court. Rodeo Realty’s Josh Flagg was the listing agent and Levine was represented by Julie Jones of Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sunset office. Levine previously resided in a Hollywood Hills home, which he showed off in a feature in Architectual Digest in March. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

AFM 2012: Lightning Closes Multiple Territories for Chris Colfer’s ‘Struck by Lightning’ – Struck By Lightning, a high-school dramedy which Colfer wrote and co-stars in with Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney and Sarah Hyland, went to multiple territories, including Australia/New Zealand (Pinnacle Films/All Interactive Entertainment), South Africa (Ster-Kinekor Home Entertainment), Eastern Europe (HBO Europe) and the Middle East (Eagle Films)with multiple Asian territories going to Fox Asia. The film is directed by Brian Dannelly (TV’s Weeds). – Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Sabrina Bryan Knew It Was Coming, Even If We Didn’t – After receiving a perfect score last night, Sabrina Bryan was given the boot (coincidentally, at the same point of the competition as the first time around), but she’s definitely not going to leave the show on a sour note. “It’s tough, you know what I mean? It just feels like déjà vu, when are we gonna wake up from this nightmare? But at the same time, last night was incredible. It was so amazing. It was such an experience and I feel so grateful to even have this chance on the show again,” she tells E! News. – Read more at E Online

Shawn Johnson Upset over ‘DWTS’ Partner’s Injury – “When he pulled me aside today and said, ‘I think they’re going to bring Mark in,’ my heart kind of sank,” Johnson said. “I love Mark [and] I love Derek, but the idea of just seeing him have to bow out for a week…upset me. It was hard.” The normally lighthearted, playful professional dancer has been uncharacteristically serious during his post-show backstage interviews with ET, which may have been a byproduct of his injury. After last night’s show, Hough hinted that the injury was a bulging disc as he held an ice pack to his neck. “Honestly, I’ve never seen that kind of face and frustration [from him],” Johnson observed. “He’s upset, and I understand it. It’s really sad. I’m more so worried about him getting better…and taking care of his body than anything. Being a former athlete and competitor, I can just tell how it’s eating at him.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Bryan & Partner ‘Numb’ after ‘DWTS’ Elimination – “I must say, I’m numb right now,” said Bryan’s partner Louis Van Amstel. “I’m not crying; I’m not smiling; I’m just [thinking], ‘Really? Did that really just happen?’ At the same time, we’re so appreciative of the opportunity to be [a] part of this season.” “I’ve been through this before. I went home Week 6 [last time],” Bryan said. “I walked in even before we danced last night knowing Week 6 was like Doomsday for me. I gave it everything I had…Life could be a lot worse than losing ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but at the same time, I can’t tell you how grateful I am just for this opportunity.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

15 last-minute reality TV Halloween costumes that require virtually no effort – Because I’m a curmudgeon, I don’t actively celebrate Halloween, unless you consider celebrating to be hiding in my house with the lights off so the greedy children won’t beg me for candy, interrupting my entire evening. Oh, I kid: I just eat all the candy myself and sit in my dark house and self-loath all night. Anyway, if you’re a procrastinator and need an actual costume for today or tonight, here are some simple things you can throw together with things in your house, kind of like I threw together this post: – Read more at Reality Blurred

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