Idol Headlines for 11/20/12

Phillip Phillips is in New York City promoting his new album, The World from The Side of the Moon. He’ll perform on The View and The Late Show with David Letterman. Plus, he’s got a performance set at The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

Phillip Phillips talks ‘Side of the Moon’ in Anthem – Talking before the set, Phillips, who wrote or co-wrote all but two of the tracks on “The World From the Side of the Moon,” said, “If I’d have just been handed some songs, I probably wouldn’t have had an album. I like to have an input on songs and (the record label) really respected that.” The 22-year-old Georgia native said the record picks up where “Home” left off and incorporates elements of blues and rock. “We’re getting more of the musicians back in the limelight like it was in the ’70s and ’90s,” Phillips said. “That’s such a good thing. I love listening to that.” – Read more at AZ Central

Reality Check: Awful Eliminations, Questionable Front-Runners Tarnish The X Factor, The Voice

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Nicki Minaj Talks About The Hardest Part Of ‘American Idol’ – “They’re very long days,” she said. “I’m not really used to having to show up somewhere at a specific time.” Nicki also explains what it is like having others depend on her. “I kind have been my own boss for a few years, so this is like adding discipline back in my life. This is adding that strict regime of having to do something. Everybody’s affected by what I do,“ the YMCMB rapper added. – Read more at MTV

Nicki Minaj Makes Nice With Mariah Carey – “You know what, she’s an icon. I respect her. I’ve always respected her,” Nicki, who took home two awards – Rap/hip-hop artist and Rap/hip-hop album – on Sunday night, told Shaun. “But you know, we’re human and things happen,” the artist, who sported a vibrant electric yellow Monique Lhuillier gown (the same dress “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen recently wore to the Emmy Awards), continued. “This will be the most unpredictable panel on our live shows we’ve ever had,” Ryan told Shaun. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Does Nicki Regret How She Acted Towards Contestants? – “I’m scared! Maybe I should have been so… I’m just thinking… it’s hard for me to not say how I really feel. I’m having a hard time [with how honest I am sometimes]. Everyone else is so nice. I was just thinking back about some things, and thinking ‘I wonder if that was not nice.’” She continues “As an artist, I’ve always grown more from the tougher criticism, I would like to be that person and to try to give people that thick skin and really give it their all. It is a competition.” – Listen to the Interview at Ryan

American Idol’s Elliott Yamin to Perform at Boston Common Tree Lighting – Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia the Honourable Frank Corbett are pleased to announce Boston’s 71st Annual Official Tree Lighting on Boston Common on Thursday, November 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The celebration is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, title sponsor the Province of Nova Scotia, presenting sponsors the Boston Pops, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, and jetBlue, and media sponsors WCVB-TV Channel 5, MAGIC 106.7 FM,, and the Boston Herald. – Read more at CityofBoston

Adam Lambert Meets a Tiny Tot Fangirl – Showing some love to his South African fans, Adam Lambert made a young girl’s day at a press conference in Johannesburg on Saturday (November 17). The American Idol finalist was the recipient of ecstatic 6-year-old Erin Korcz’s affection. The youngster, who followed Lambert’s run on the hit talent show, gave him a big hug at his appearance at a radio station. – See the photos at

For Carrie Underwood, there’s no place like home – “There’s more people in the audience that I know, and there’s a certain level of ownership that I have and that the crowd has because I’m the hometown girl,” Underwood said in a phone interview earlier this autumn. The day before Thanksgiving, the Checotah native will bring her latest stage spectacle to Tulsa’s BOK Center. “The Blown Away Tour” is supporting her new album of the same name, which already boasts two chart-topping hits, a dramatic third single climbing the charts and the sentimental ode “Thank God for Hometowns.” – Read more at News OK

Carrie Underwood on Representing Country, Thanksgiving,

Get to know Kris Allen – Last Friday, we revealed that this year’s True Spirit of Christmas tour would be hosted by American Idol winner Kris Allen. As Kris and the World Vision team get ready for the journey to Kenya, we had a chance to ask Kris some questions. Read on to learn more about Kris — and be sure to follow the tour, starting November 25, to hear stories of how the lives of children, families, and communities in need are being transformed by gifts donated through the World Vision Gift Catalog! – Read more at World Vision

Shangela & Chris Colfer Are Gonna Kiki On ‘Glee’ – Glee is getting a little touch of RuPaul’s Drag Race in two weeks when the one and only Shangela Laquifa Wadley stops by McKinley High. Halleloo. Actually, we aren’t sure what Shangela’s role will be on the show, but judging by the photo she posted on her blog it is looking like she filmed with the one and only Chris Colfer. Maybe Kurt stops by XL for a show! – Read more at NewNowNext

Out of the classroom and into the city: Lea Michele and Chris Colfer bundle up in extravagant style for NYC Glee scenes – Lea Michele and Chris Colfer were so Gleeful to be shooting in the Big Apple. Glee stars Lea Michele, 26, and Chris Colfer, 22, got to get out of the Los Angeles studio and fly to New York City to film exterior shots for season four of their hit show. Now that their characters have graduated high school, they are leading new exciting lives in New York City. Lea, a New York native, was the luckiest – she had two wardrobe changes so she could shoot two separate scenes, one with Chris, the other with her new love interest on the show played by Dean Geyer. See photos of Chris, Lea and Dean at Daily Mail UK

Lea Michele & Chris Colfer Jet to NYC for ‘Glee’ Filming! – Lea Michele gets out of her car and heads into LAX Airport to catch a flight to New York City on Saturday (November 17) in Los Angeles.
The day before, the 26-year-old actress’ Glee co-star Chris Colfer was spotted catching a departing flight out of LAX as well. – See the Photos at Just Jared

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