Idol Headlines for 11/20/12

Chris Colfer drops by the Big Morning Buzz to promote his new Young Adult book, a novelization of his Struck By Lightning movie titled Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal.

Phillip Phillips appears at the Smith Haven Mall on Long Island for a CD signing event.

PAULA ABDUL RETURNS TO THE BALLROOM FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE OF HER NEW SINGLE “DREAM MEDLEY” – As announced this evening, world famous choreographer and recording artist, Paula Abdul will perform a groundbreaking number exclusively created for this season’s final “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance on “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The dance number will be to her new single, “Dream Medley,” a medley of four of her No. 1 hits, available for purchase exclusively on iTunes, Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Tune in tonight on ABC at 8 pm! – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

American Idol’s Phillip Phillips on Soft Judges, Nicki Minaj’s Body Parts, and the Girl Vote – Can we talk about Jimmy Iovine? He was the only honest person on the show; the judges were always nice. Yeah. I agree. There were some times when I wished they would have been a little harder on me. So whenever they wouldn’t, I would just, like, shake my head. I mean, you gotta think: It’s a show. When I did “Time of the Season,” it was a very horrible performance. But you were still not in the bottom three, and you never were. I know. And I believe I should have been. Jimmy’s theory was that you were getting the girl vote, and he basically pitted you and Colton Dixon against each other … You’re making a face. Why? It was for the show. I mean, he told me Colton’s beatin’ me with the girl votes, then he also told Colton I was beatin’ him with the girl votes. It was just kind of a show thing, and, honestly, I didn’t care. When he told me Colton’s beatin’ me, I said, “Yeah, he’s a good-lookin’ guy.” It didn’t bother me; I was never in it to win it or anything. I was just in it to have fun. I’m not a competitive guy. – Read more at

Phillip Phillips Worked Overtime Not To ‘Suck’ On ‘Idol’ Debut, Moon – Thanks to the success of his hit single “Home,” Phillip Phillips could have done whatever he wanted on The World From the Side of the Moon, his post-“American Idol” debut. Instead, he decided to he was going to focus on one rather key goal: “I just tried my best not to make it suck,” he laughed. “Man, I’m pretty scared; I’m nervous and excited, all these emotions going at once, because it’s something that really represents me — I wrote everything but two songs — and, you know, it’s kind of nerve-wracking putting yourself out there,” he said. “But it’s also exciting because I want people to hear what I have to offer. I guess it’s because I’m [a] new [artist], but, shoot, next album I’ll probably be just as scared.” – Read more at MTV

Phillip Phillips interview with ‘The Insider’

Phillip Phillips looks beyond ‘Home’ with debut album – “We were working non-stop to get it done, at least 12-, 15-hour days,” says the 22-year-old from Leesburg, Ga., who won the 11th American Idol season in May. “Some of the guys that were helping with the album, lining things up, they were working even harder than that.” Phillips recorded his debut album, The World From the Side of the Moon, during three weeks in September and October. He and Interscope Records had good reason to hurry. Home, Phillips’ coronation single from the show, initially had put up impressive sales numbers. But after NBC started using the record with its coverage of women’s gymnastics during the Summer Olympics, it turned into a legitimate hit. – Read more at USA Today

American Idol: Ryan Seacrest Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes With Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Keith Urban – The host with the most talks with the judges about the talent they’ve seen come through after a long road trip of Idol auditions, and it’s pretty clear that this season will be very special. “I think there were some incredibly talented people. And it’s going to be tough,” Carey says. When Ryan asked if they think they got all the talent they need, the legendary singer scoffed and insisted they have “triple” what they need. – See the Video at EOnline

Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo on Upcoming Albums and Collaborations (Video) – “We might be competing on the charts,” Sparks told The Hollywood Reporter of the duo’s respective albums, both due out in early 2013. “So we’ll see how that goes.” Or maybe not, as Sparks was quick to concede, “You’re gonna win, babe. Don’t worry,” while Derulo promises to buy “a million of her albums” in the first week. “We’ve recorded a couple of songs [together], and right now we’re just trying to figure out who gets which one on what album,” said Sparks. – See the Video at The Hollywood Reporter

Carrie Underwood in Studio Q

Catching up with Colton Dixon, season 11 ‘Idol’finalist, in Little Five Points


‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: What Does Team Britney Think of the New Single? Is Tate Stevens’ Ego Growing? – How involved were the contestants in choosing their Thanksgiving songs? Very. In a drastic shift from last week, all 10 contestants seemed pleased with their song selection, with many making the final decisions themselves. The mood on set Monday was light, with nary a worry about last-minute changes this week. Don’t expect it to last, though! “It’s the one week we get to choose our songs, like, ever,” said Beatrice Miller. “It’s a different experience to be able to pick your song, but not so different with everything else because the producers still pick the arrangement.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

‘Dancing With the Stars’ backstage: Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy on ‘irresponsible’ judges, the Speedo and that kiss – When we caught up with Kelly and Val backstage after the show, our first question was about that kiss –which will undoubtedly fuel more rumors of a show-mance between the sultry couple. Was it spontaneous? “No, it was planned,” Kelly told us. “It was part of the choreography.” When a reporter jokingly asked how long they rehearsed the kiss, Val deadpanned, “Endless hours.” Whose idea was it to put Val in a Speedo? “Mine,” said Kelly. – Read amore at Zap2it

Tony Dovolani Describes Alarming ‘DWTS’ Injury – “In my dismount, I screwed up. I leaned over more than I was supposed to and all the weight went on my back, and my back got sprained,” he said, demonstrating with his hands. “I just couldn’t move. For the first time in my life, I could not move…I just fell right to the floor…I got scared, for the first time in my life.” Dovolani revealed that his decision to join Rycroft for their semi-finals dance was made in the hours before the show. The result was a score of 57.5 for their “caveman” hustle and Argentine tango set. Heading into the show’s second consecutive double elimination, Rycroft expressed a lack of nerves. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Forget ‘Glee.’ Chris Colfer Gets Grim – Out: What made you want to make this movie? Chris Colfer: In high school I was annoyed that everything targeted to the teenage audience was about sex and drugs. I wanted to write a film about those kids who are overachieving and underappreciated. Are your character Carson’s battles based on your own? Everything related to the writer’s club in the film is true. I was president of the writer’s club at my school, and it was not fun. Doing the literary magazine every year was like pulling teeth. At homecoming, our writer’s club homecoming float was so sad—there were all these huge theatrical structures, and our float was literally a poster on my dad’s old pick-up truck. – Read more at Out

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