Idol Headlines for 11/20/12 – The Evening Edition

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American Idol winner David Cook honored at elementary school – Former Blue Springs resident and 2008 American Idol winner David Cook is in the metro area today. This morning he attended a ceremony at Thomas Ultican Elementary where the schools driveway was renamed David Cook Alumni Way. Cook said it was a strange honor he’d never dreamed of, and it felt good to be home. “This kind of just worked perfectly,” Cook said. “I’ve got a performance tonight with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, was able to put this together, and Thanksgiving. It worked out perfectly, I’m really glad to be home.” Tonight Cook and Olathe East graduate and comedian/actor Rob Riggle will be at the Chamber’s 125th Annual Dinner. – Read more at KMBZ

Paula Abdul Reuniting With MC Skat Kat on ‘Dancing With the Stars – ‘When Paula Abdul returns to Dancing With the Stars during Tuesday’s results show, she won’t be alone. The singer, dancer and recent guest judge says her performance of a four-song medley will include a familiar face: MC Skat Kat, the animated feline who co-starred in her 1989 music video for “Opposites Attract.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Paula Abdul Talks About Performing ‘Dream Medley’ On Tonight’s DWTS – “It’s a medley of my #1 hits, and it’s ben mixed and recorded. It’s been an experience like none other, it’s something that’s ground breaking that hasn’t been shot on television ever before. It’s all interactive which makes it crazy crazy crazy but very exciting, it’s fun! I’m very excited it’s been amazing to put a whole medley together on that stage because they’re all about visuals and they’re totally into it. It’s been a lot of hard work, but a lot of fun.” – Listen at Ryan

Paula Abdul Interview on ‘GMA’: Singer on Judging ‘DWTS,’ Controversial Rumba Scores

American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips Talks About Releasing First Album

‘Idol’s Phillip Phillips Releases Debut Album

Nicki Minaj – Interview on Good Morning American

Kelly Clarkson Has Some ‘Bowie Meets U2’ Music in Her Back Pocket – The inaugural “American Idol” champ tells Billboard that she recorded six new songs for “Greatest Hits — Chapter One,” out now. “We’ve got three other ones we recorded for this album that are fantastic,” she says. “There’s one that actually sounds a little more for country radio or could be for pop; it’s just kind of a really beautifully written singer-songwriter song. One sounds like David Bowie meets U2, and the other sounds like a 2012 version of En Vogue. They’re all over the map, so we really don’t know what we’re gonna do with the next project.” – Read more at Billboard

Jordin Sparks Hosts The Official VH1 Divas After Party To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation – On Sunday, December 16th, superstar Jordin Sparks will host the official VH1 Divas after-party in Los Angeles to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. This year’s Divas, hosted by Adam Lambert, will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits. Immediately following VH1 Divas, the official after-party will commence just steps away from live show including special guest DJs, The Dolls: Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. – Read more at Sac Bee

Premiere: Lennon and Maisy’s ‘Christmas Coming Home’ – 1:52PM EST November 20. 2012 – ABC’s Nashville has lots of female singers, but the two most promising in real life might be Lennon and Maisy Stella, who play the two daughters of Connie Britton’s Rayna James character. Lennon, 13, and Maisy, 8, are actually the daughters of a Canadian husband-and-wife country duo called The Stellas, and their gorgeous, cup-slapping cover of Robyn’s Call Your Girlfriend has received more than 10 million views on YouTube. The girls’ talent-show rendition of Telescope in Nashville’s third episode has been one of the performance highlights of the Wednesday-night series. ETA: The Stellas were contestants on that CMT competition, Can You Duet competition. I totally remember these little girls. – USA Today

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