Idol Headlines for 1/1/13

Happy 2013

James Durbin performs an online Stageit concert tonight at 7 pm ET. Get your ticket HERE.

Kellie Pickler tweets, “Two years ago today I married my best friend… … :)” That would be songwriter, Kyle Jacobs… The two eloped on New Years Day in 2011.

Katharine McPhee Covers Lucky February 2013 – With her hit NBC series “Smash” set to resume its second season February 5, Katharine McPhee soaked up the spotlight by covering the February 2013 issue of Lucky magazine. The 28-year-old songstress looked picture perfect for the Pamela Hanson shot front page while opening up about topics including life in New York City and her future. – Celebrity-Gossip

Jessica Simpson & Jennifer Hudson Show Off Weight Loss in New Ad – Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson have a lot in common, specifically when it comes to balancing their careers with motherhood. Now Simpson, 32, and Hudson, 31, have one more similarity to add to the list – they’ve both shed serious pounds thanks to Weight Watchers. The spokeswomen for the weight loss company met when they shot their first joint advertisement – which will be available on on Wednesday – and discussed their lifelong struggles with their weight and body image. – Read more at People Magazine

Shakira And Usher Bring New Competitive Edge to ‘The Voice’ – When we spoke to Usher at iHeart Radio in Las Vegas in September he promised to promote a competitive edge, but he isn’t the only one bringing that attitude. At the audition we saw some friendly competition between Usher and Shakira over one contestant, and when Usher bested Levine for another vocalist at the audition, he playfully taunted his fellow judge. During a junket featuring all four judges and show creator Mark Burnett, Shelton confirmed this season will give new meaning to the term “battle rounds.” “I would say the competitiveness is up,” he said. “We’ve replaced Cee Lo with somebody that’s just that much more aggressive. And Christina was always competitive, [but] now you’ve got four that are just killers up here.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

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