Idol Headlines For 1/10/12

Ryan Seacrest, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 11:35/10:35c NBC.

Kris Allen is set to perform at the famed South By Southwest Festival in Austin Texas in March. More information HERE.

Syesha Mercado tweeted, “This Coming Valentine’s Day I will be releasing a SINGLE called  “You Don’t Even Know Me”. It’s not your typical Valentine’s Day Love song, so to PREPARE you all for the “You Don’t Even Know Me” Movement I will be sending out several tweets ending with #YouDontEvenKnowMe.The release date for this AMAZING tune will be on Februray 14th, Valentine’s Day! So get ready #TEAMSYE the long awaited SYESHA music is here!!!! Via twitter

American Idol Winner, Phillip Phillips, will promote his new single, “Gone Gone Gone” next Wednesday (Jan 16) with appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen Degeneres and American Idol. (The AI appearance, I believe, is Phillip opening the NYC audition episode with an acoustic version of “Home”) Via The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol 11 alum, Erika Van Pelt announces a Caribbean Cruise to George Town Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee Haiti. Ship leaves on January 12. More information HERE.

Keith Urban on American Idol Drama: Toes Get Stepped On – Asked about how he handles being between two big personalities on Idol – he literally sits between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj – the country star jokes, “Yeah, yeah, Randy [Jackson] and Ryan [Seacrest] are huge personalities. I do my best to keep them civil.” “Oh, and Mariah and Nicki are in there, too,” he said with a hearty laugh during an interview with PEOPLE at the Television Critics Association event on Tuesday. – Read more at People

American Idol: Exclusive Interview with Colton Dixon – Last year, American Idol fans couldn’t have been happier when Colton Dixon decided to audition for a second time after being cut in Season 10. His made it to the Top 7 in Season 11 before being eliminated, after never having landed in the bottom three. While on the Idols Live tour, he performed his upcoming single, Never Gone, which shot to #1 on iTunes following its September release. As Colton prepares to release his debut album, A Messenger, he chatted with RealityWanted about his Idol experience, writing his own music, and his loyal fan base. – Read more at Reality Wanted

Casey James Has No Trouble Delivering His Wordy Hit, “Crying on a Suitcase” – Casey James‘ latest single, “Crying on a Suitcase,” is one of the more wordy songs on the radio these days, but Casey has never had a problem spitting all those lyrics out. In fact, he had the delivery down cold from the start. Casey tells ABC News Radio,”‘Tell her that you want her, need her, love her, gotta have her’ — those are type things that you could easily mix up, but almost from the very first time that I heard it, it was like, boom, in my mind, you know. “ – Read more at ABC News Radio

Katharine McPhee Films “Smash” in the Big Apple; Launches – With a heavy winter coat over her costume, Katharine McPhee headed to the set of “Smash” in New York City on Wednesday (January 9). The former “American Idol” contestant looked cute in a white polka-dotted top and short red skirt with her brown Ugg boots and winter coat. – Read more at Gossip Center

Jordin Sparks & Jason Derulo: Lovey Dovey in ‘Glamour’ Feature! – Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo define love in this new shot from the February 2013 issue of Glamour mag (with Zoeey Deschanel on the cover). The musicians and couple opened up to the glossy about first dates, the traits they really love about each other and more. Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Chris Colfer Talks Kurt & Blaine On Glee: They’re Like Grey’s Anatomy’s Meredith & Derek – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — “Glee” fans the world over have been saddened by Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson’s breakup on the FOX show. But don’t dismay, Gleeks. Chris Colfer (who plays recent New Yorker Kurt on the series) says he firmly believes the currently-separated pair will reunite for good. “I think eventually [they’ll get back together],” the actor told Kit Hoover and Billy Bush on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live, when asked about the on-screen couple’s future. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Chris Colfer’s New Asylum Movie “Completely Different” From Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story – Just because Chris Colfer’s next movie script takes place in an asylum, that doesn’t mean he’s trying to rip off his Glee boss Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. “It takes place in an asylum in the 1930s,” Colfer told me yesterday while promoting Struck by Lightning, the high school drama that he wrote and stars in with Rebel Wilson and Sarah Hyland. “We started putting it together long before American Horror Story [season two] ever happened. – Read more at E News

Nashville: Why We’re Rooting for “Bad Girl” Juliette – She might have started off as Nashville’s mean girl, but Juliette Barnes has quickly become the character to root for. When viewers first met the young starlet, played by Hayden Panettiere, she was rude, selfish, overly confident and a downright diva. During her first meeting with Rayna (Connie Britton) she made it clear that she was a superstar on the rise and Rayna was an old, fading has-been. She further proved she’d do anything to get ahead by sleeping with Rayna’s producer. (Rayna’s ex Deacon wasn’t far behind.) But as Juliette’s character opened up and her backstory was developed, it wasn’t long before we found ourselves wanting her to succeed and thoroughly enjoying the scenes in which she was most vulnerable. – Read more at TV Guide

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