Idol Headlines for 11/05/12

Simon Cowell, Mets pitch in to Daily News’ Sandy relief fund – The first Daily News relief truck packed with badly needed supplies made it to the Sandy-savaged Rockaways while the Mets organization pitched in to The News’ disaster relief fund — and offered some major league help to the stricken city. That was followed by a grand slam $25,000 donation from the master of “The X Factor,” Simon Cowell. Good for Simon! – Read more at The Daily News

Colton Dixon tweets, “Tracking drums and guitars for a song called Where My Heart Goes today. I love this song. @davidgarcia83”

Nicki Minaj Sounds Off on Mariah Carey Feud on ‘My Truth’Nicki Minaj’s E! reality show airs tonight – She also addresses her infamous feud with fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey. “I think that Mariah met her match this time, and I don’t think she was expecting to meet her match,” she says while seated on a private jet. The first episode of “Nicki Minaj: My Truth” airs tonight at 10:30 p.m. – Read more at Rap-Up

Phillips makes surprise appearance at pep rallyPhillip Phillips made a surprise visit to his alma mater last week! Photos at the link – As students filed in the gym for the last pep rally of the year, they expected a regular Dowling-run, cheer for the Trojans affair. However, the students were surprised when a special guest, Phillip Phillips, appeared. Students were thrilled and a deafening roar of screams drowned out Phillips’ voice as he took the mic. “It was really cool for our kids to see him.” said principal Kevin Dowling. Phillips came to the pep rally to support Mission Change which is an organization commited to change the local community around them. The plan for Phillips’s visit was not known of until this morning. – Read more at Panoptic Online

Bucky Covington Interview: Singer Talks Five-Year Recording Break, ‘Good Guys’ Album and ‘Drinking Side of Country’ Video – Bucky Covington has traveled a long road to his sophomore album. The ‘American Idol’ alumnus scored the biggest debut of any country artist of 2007 with his self-titled first album, but found himself unable to follow up on its success after Lyric Street Records closed it doors, leaving him in contractual limbo for several years. Covington bounced back with ‘Good Guys,’ which he released on Sept. 11 via Nashville’s eOne Entertainment. The highly-anticipated album has a little something for everyone, from sensitive ballads and message songs, to hard-drinking party anthems like ‘Drinking Side of Country,’ a duet with Shooter Jennings. The video for that track has logged an astounding two million views (and some change) since it debuted on YouTube in early September, featuring a guest turn from fellow ‘Idol’ graduate Kellie Pickler as Daisy Duke. “I had to get Kellie to [wear] Daisy Dukes because I was tired of Googling it and nothing coming up!” Covington tells us, laughing. – Read more at Taste of Country

The curls have it! Jennifer Hudson unveils stunning new hairdo at Bahamas gala honoring acting legend Sidney Poitier – She normally wears her long her straight, but Jennifer Hudson decided to change things up, at least for one night. The singer and actress unveiled a stunning new curly look on Saturday night at a gala in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The 31-year-old was a complete knockout with her hair styled in a pompadour look with tight curls on top, and a long ponytail in back. – See the Photos at

Keith Urban & Jennifer Nettles: CMA Country Christmas 2012! – Keith Urban and Jennifer Nettles perform on stage at the 2012 CMA Country Christmas concert taping at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (November 3) in Nashville, Tenn. The 38-year-old Sugarland singer showed off her growing baby bump while being joined by her Duets co-judge John Legend during her hosting gig. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Hollie Cavanagh Tweets Picture from a Recent Photo Shoot

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 7: Look ahead – 6:33PM EST November 4. 2012 – What’s in store for our seven celebs during Week 7 of Dancing With the All-Stars? A reprieve, for starters. This week is proving to be a lucky No. 7 for the dancers because Monday’s episode (ABC, 8 ET/PT) is a regular two-hour performance show, one that ABC initially said would end with a live (instant) elimination. But that idea was nixed, as homes on the East Coast are still without power and that affects voting, as it did last week (when we heard from many of our readers who felt it was unfair that high-scoring Sabrina Bryan was sent home). Host Tom Bergeron announced that no celeb will be eliminated this week. And there is no results show Tuesday, as the presidential election takes over the airwaves. – Read more at USA Today

‘The Voice’ S3, Week 8: Inside Look From Jamar Rogers – The Knockout Rounds have, by far, been the most exciting portion of The Voice this season. Since this is a new feature of the show, I don’t have any experiences from my season to compare. However, I did notice some very uncomfortable situations for the contestants: having to sit onstage as their opponents slaughtered them vocally (I saw a few contestants shoot daggers. If looks could kill…). And to make matters worse, the contestants that are waiting in the wings for their moment of glory are forced to watch the massacre on a flat screen backstage (I would’ve been sweating like a fourteen year old boy and simultaneously throwing up my lunch on their very polished floors). I also realized that a few songs are VERY popular on The Voice and witnessed certain contestants have some pretty magical moments. I compiled my musings… – Read more at The Insider

Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha to Perform on American Music Awards – Usher, No Doubt, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will perform at the 40th annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 18, joining previously announced acts Pink, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Pitbull and Linkin Park. More artists are expected to join the lineup in the coming weeks. Rihanna and Minaj lead the nominees for this year’s fan-voted event, earning four nominations a piece. Also represented among the contenders are Drake, Bieber, Maroon 5, One Direction and Usher. Underwood and Pitbull are each up for two awards. This year marks the introduction of a new category for Electronic Dance Music. Nominees include David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Skrillex. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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