Idol Headlines for 11/18/12

Adam Shankman is in New York City to film Glee scenes for the Christmas special airing on December 13.  He’ll be shooting scenes with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Darren Criss.  Adam tweeted this morning, “Now tsk tsk people. You know I can’t say where I’m shooting or whom with! I could lose my job! Xo A”.  He hinted recently that he would be shooting some Klaine scenes.  And Lea Michele tweeted this morning, “Such a great dinner with my family last night in NYC:) But now it’s time to get ready cause Rachel Berry is back in NYC! I love shooting #glee here! :)”  Also, Chris Colfer was spotted last night at Cotton Club Parade at NYC Center, starring fellow Glee star, Amber Riley.

Casey Abrams and Katy Perry!

Casey Abrams performed at the 11th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala Friday night (Nov 16).  The event  honored Nigel Lythgoe and Katy Perry.

Casey tweeted this photo with the caption, “I think I’m in love!”

The Frogmen Talk To Keith Urban About American Idol, The Catfight, And His Upcoming Tour – The biggest news to come out of American Idol this season is the big cat fight between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, so we had to ask Keith what went down. Keith played pretty coy with his answer, but did say, “we’re 4 people on the dance floor stepping on each other’s toes.” Aside from the judges, Keith said the audition were going well and that they’ve already sent “well over 200 people to Hollywood”. Keith talked about the cities they had already hit and the new addition of the audition bus in cities that the judges weren’t in. – Read more at CBS

Carrie Underwood Tunes Up for the 40th American Music Awards – Jetting into Tinseltown ahead of her primetime performance, Carrie Underwood touched down at LAX Airport in Los Angeles, California on Saturday afternoon (November 17). The casually clad country cutie shuffled through the metro terminal while later turning up at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live for her scheduled rehearsals for the 40th American Music Awards. – See the Photos at

Adam Lambert’s “VH1 Divas” Promo

Adam hosts and performs on VH1 Divas on December 16.

2012 Soul Train Awards Fantasia Performs Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song For Me”

Fantasia performs on the Soul Train Awards on November 25 BET

Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hit Is Falling in Love

Associated Press interview

American Idol finalist Matt Giraud heads to Bay City for a Christmas concert – BAY CITY, MI — Matt Giraud is taking a few cues from Kenny Rogers’ play book — make the first half of his upcoming concert original tunes and the second half all about Christmas. That’s exactly what the American Idol finalist will do when he heads to the State Theatre for a Nov. 30 Christmas concert. “It’s going to be a mix of Christmas tunes and some of my own music,” he said. “It’s a mixture of Idol stuff I’ve performed, some of the new stuff I’ve been writing. And I’m going to do some of my favorite classic Christmas songs.” Included in that first half are two new songs, one of which will be released as a new EP, hopefully by Christmas. “I’ve been playing some new songs,” he said. “One is Free Day,” the other is “Seven Days,” it’s about all the days of the week. It’s a funky song I’ve been writing down in Nashville. I’m excited to debut them in Bay City.” – Read more at MLive

Britney Spears Breaks Glass – New X Factor Commercial

Glee Stars Chris Colfer and Amber Riley Reunite Backstage at Cotton Club Parade – On Glee, Chris Colfer’s “Kurt Hummel” and Amber Riley’s “Mercedes Jones” are BFFs. Off-screen, the pair are besties too. Nothing could stop the Golden Globe winner from cheering on his TV co-star during the November 17 evening performance of New York City Center Encores!’ jazzy musical revue Cotton Club Parade, in which Riley appears. Colfer, who is rumored to be in NYC to film an upcoming episode of Glee, couldn’t contain his excitement at seeing his pal on stage; TheaterMania caught him applauding his hands off following Riley’s big number, a steamy rendition of Ethel Waters’ classic “Stormy Weather.” After the show, Chris and Amber obliged us a photo backstage, then headed off to Amber’s dressing room for a proper reunion visit. – Read more at

Chris tweeted this photo!

More than 3,000 flock to Linn Park for Ruben Studdard Celebration Weekend – BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — More than 3,000 people flocked to Linn Park earlier today to take part in the Ruben Studdard Celebration Weekend’s culmination of events. Approximately 1,120 runners registered for a variety of courses today including the Magic City Half Marathon, the Race Against Racism 5k and the Linn Park Lap, a shorter, walk/run designed for families. The Celebration Weekend had three main goals, said Tom Crichton, the event’s director: First, to raise money for the Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts. Second, he said, to raise awareness about the importance of living a healthier lifestyle and third, to promote the atmosphere and growth of Downtown Birmingham. – Read more at AL.Com

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Turned Down ‘X Factor’ – Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard was once invited to join the cast of The X-Factor, the singer revealed in an interview with The Independent. “They heard of us through the internet and started sending me emails which kept going into my spam folder,” Howard explained. “One day [the talent searcher] called me to ask and I told her, ‘No, I’m not going to do that.’ She was like, ‘Are you sure about that?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I’m sure. I have something going on now that I believe in and want to stick to.’ She was shocked.” “It’s not fair,” she said. “You go out there, people gawk at you, they love you or hate you and it doesn’t mean anything to them but it means the world to you. So it’s kind of a fucked-up show. I would never do it.” – Read more at Rolling Stone

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