Idol Headlines for 10/8/12

Kellie Pickler will co-host Anderson Live today. Chris Rene is the musical guest. Kellie tweets, “Good morning NYC! I’m on my way to @andersonlive …so excited about chatting with @MrChrisRene today! ;)”

Phillip Phillip tweets, “Recording vocals to maybe my favorite song on the album.”

Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMA Awards – Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and the Band Perry have joined the roster of performers at the 46th Annual CMA Awards on November 1. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band. Paisley and Underwood will host the event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which ABC will broadcast live. – Read more at Billboard

Elise Testone made the Columbus Day rounds this weekend. On Saturday, she performed “At Last” & “All of Me” at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Gala and today she’ll ride in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. She tweets, “Happy Columbus Day!!! Looking forward to riding on my float w the Family in the NYC Columbus Day Parade!!!!!”

Jessica Sanchez takes off for parts unknown with David Foster. She tweeted yesterday, “Bye LA :) @officialdfoster”

Jessica Sanchez Comes Home to Jollibee

Katharine McPhee: West Village Lunch with Husband Nick Cokas! – Katharine McPhee and her hubby, producer Nick Cokas, leave a restaurant after having lunch on Saturday (October 6) in New York City’s West Village. The 28-year-old Smash actress and her husband were joined for their meal by another couple. After lunch, the two pairs walked around the neighborhood together. See the Photos at Just Jared

‘American Idol’s’ Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Set Wedding Date (Exclusive) – Ever since Ace Young proposed to Diana DeGarmo on the season 11 finale of American Idol, the blissful couple has been asked the same two questions everywhere they go: “Have you set the date?” and “Did Diana know about the proposal in advance?” In a recent sit-down with THR, the pair revealed the answers to both questions, starting with the date for their nuptials. They will wed on June 1 in Los Angeles, and “save-the-date” notices are being mailed to family and friends this week. “We designed them ourselves,” says Young. “We like to create everything. They’re very personal. It’s a fun little artsy picture on a magnet that we did together.” Diana adds, “We had to buy really tiny envelopes so they wouldn’t be swimming around in there.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Nick Cannon Dishes on Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj Beef: “I Wasn’t Concerned for My Wife’s Safety” – And since Nick Cannon was the host of the Safe Communications 1st Annual Family Day in Santa Monica Saturday, we couldn’t help but to ask if he was concerned about the safety of his wife Mariah Carey in the midst of her beef with fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj. “I wasn’t concerned,” Cannon told E! News. “That’s exactly what you called it was drama. With drama, it’s theatrics. I’m not worried about that stuff.” When asked if there was a gun threat involved in the recorded spat, Cannon went on to say with a laugh, “I don’t know. I wasn’t there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job Fox.” – Read more at EOnline

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