Idol Headlines for 10/8/12 – The Evening Edition

Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart will perform with jazz musician, Irvin Mayfield, Jr. tonight at Carnegie Hall you can listen to a live stream of the concert live at WWOZ. Click Here to Listen at 8 pm EDT.

Haley and Casey Backstage at Carnegie Hall via @chiarakramer

American Idol finalist Josh Ledet to sing National Anthem at McNeese vs Arkansas State game Saturday – LAKE CHARLES – Westlake native and a 2012 American Idol finalist Josh Ledet will be in Cowboy Stadium on Saturday to sing the National Anthem prior to McNeese’s Southland Conference football game against Central Arkansas. Ledet finished third in the popular singing contest and was one of the fan favorites during the 11th season of the show. – Read more at

Queen Latifah Isn’t Choosing Team Nicki Or Mariah, But Says ‘You Gotta Respect Your Elders’ – Everyone’s had an opinion on whether they’re #teamNicki or #teamMinaj including Mariah’s hubby and Nicki’s hairstylist. Queen Latifah stopped by Anderson Cooper to promote her role in the all-black version of Steel Magnolias. Her view on the whole fiasco between the two divas? “I would definitely not take sides in ignorance, but that’s really not about them. At the end of the day they are both blessed to be in the position that they are. It’s about giving a leg up to the new people who want to be a Nicki or be a Mariah,” the rapper turned actress turned mogul said. Although she wouldn’t take sides she did make it clear that a legend is to be respected. “But Mariah? C’mon now. We’re talking about a hundred million right there. You gotta respect your elders to a point. That’s a grand diva, but I love Nicki too.” The Queen has spoken. – Read more at VH1

The double life of country star Scotty McCreery – NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As it turns out, Scotty McCreery can have it all. The platinum-selling teen and former “American Idol” champ began his freshman year at North Carolina State University recently and he’s managed to work out a schedule that allows him to balance his college education with his country music education. “I made a 98 on my first math test,” McCreery said. “I was pumped about that because math is not one of my best things.” It’s not the first test McCreery has passed on his quick rise to fame, first winning Season 10 of “Idol,” then becoming the youngest male to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1. While the siren call of celebrity has had a strong pull, McCreery has said all along he also wants to maintain the normal life he’d been planning before he was swept away by “Idol.” – Read more at

Casey Abrams – An American Idol – During his stint on “Idol,” Abrams was rushed to the hospital quite suddenly, citing severe stomach pains. Abrams suffers from ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) also known as Crohn’s disease that occasionally requires blood transfusions. Due to the flare up, Abrams was absent for the Top 13 results show, though the judges chose to save him. “I think anyone can tell a story,” said Abrams, who is a registered IBD Icon, a self-styled awareness campaign that brings attention to any of the 1.4 million Americans who battle the affliction. “I’m just using my art form to tell a story, one that nobody really talks about. – Read more at Montgomery Media

PHOTOS: Jennifer Hudson & Stevie Wonder Perform At Obama LA Fundraiser – The 31-year-old singer took to the stage at iconic Nokia Theatre with the legend Stevie Wonder to mark 30 days to the Obama and Romney election showdown. Wearing a figure-hugging but sophisticated blue knee length dress, the ‘Spotlight’ songstress belted out a few of her hits on the stage. Other performances at the Obama fundraiser was Katy Perry, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jon Bon Jovi with special appearances from ‘The Descendants’ actor George Cloony and President Barack Obama himself. See the Photos at Tale-Tela

One Direction fanfiction story to become book – 16-year-old U.K. teen Emily Baker is the envy of not only One Direction fans, but wannabe authors everywhere. She has just inked a deal with Penguin to publish her fanfiction story about a teen who is in an intense romantic love triangle with two of the boys from One Direction. Much like how 50 Shades of Grey was originally a Twilight fanfiction story called “Master of the Universe,” Baker’s original story (which, since this announcement, has been scrubbed from the Internet) will have the names changed so there isn’t copyright infringement, and has been worked into a more general story about an everyday teenage girl that gets involved with members of a popular boy band. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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