Idol Headlines for 11/21/12 – The Evening Edition

“Home” will make another appearance! Interscope Promotion tweets, “@Phillips #Home will be featured in the closing of the Thanksgiving Day NFL GAME Texans Vs. Lions”

Talking with Phillip Phillips, performing at Mall of Georgia Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – “I’m having fun with it,” he said, “trying to keep it fresh. People really connect with it. And with Hurricane Sandy, it has even more meaning.” He said he’s been healthy with no more kidney stones to bedevil him for now. “Trying to take it easy when I can but I’m staying busy,” he said. Phillips did a few charity events to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy, including the PS22 Chorus at that elementary school on Staten Island. “When we did it, I was tired. I had been up since 4 a.m. But when I got to hang out with the kids, it lifted me back up, gave me some energy. They were so mature for their ages.” – Read more at Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kelly Clarkson’s Advice To Young Artists: “Do It For The Right Reasons” – Did you know that Kelly Clarkson wanted to be a back-up singer? No, we didn’t either, and it’s hard to imagine her anything less than a star she is today. But she insists that ten years later she still doesn’t “fit in most environments in this industry.” “There are prettier girls or oh, there are more talented girls, or oh, there are always more things that people will tell you,” she explained when we sat down with her in LA. “To all those people, like I was totally one of those kids, like that people kind of were like, oh you’re obviously never going to make it.” And so she resolved instead to hang behind the scenes, where she could flex that gargantuan voice of hers and keep out of the spotlight. – Read more at VH1

Nicki Minaj Denied Entry For Her Own Album Release Party By The NYPD – Nicki Minaj was slated to host her album release party on Tuesday night at a club in New York City, but an eyewitness exclusively tells the pop diva and her entourage were denied at the door by the NYPD because they were at capacity. Held at Greenhouse Nightclub, the event was sponsored by Smirnoff Iced Cake and Nicki, 29, was supposed to make an appearance with Flo Rida and Fabolous – but came too late to get in. – Read more at Radar Online

Nicki Minaj talks new music and ‘American Idol’ – Q. Is working as a judge on “American Idol” what you thought it would be like? A. No. … They’re very long days and that’s the biggest thing I didn’t really expect. … I’m used to being able to handle my business at any time, and when it’s ‘American Idol,’ sometimes we’re in one place for eight hours judging people and I can’t go to my BlackBerry every five minutes like I’m used to. So that kind of slows my business down and that is something that I never could have foreseen. But, as a whole, I love the experience that I’m getting. Q. How are you and Mariah Carey, another new judge on “Idol,” getting along? A. (Click.) – Read more at Daily Herald

Blake Shelton and his MOM’s ‘Not So Family Christmas’ Interview

Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas’ Interview

Carrie Underwood: Backstage with Billboard at the 2012 AMAs

Why is ABC’s Nashville Out of Tune? – On paper, Nashville should be shooting up the Nielsen charts with a bullet, but there are a few key reasons it’s not. (ABC and Nashville execs declined to comment.) From the beginning, ABC knew that the title was a problem. The word “Nashville” was destined to turn off a segment of viewers who wouldn’t even sample the show, as thoughts of steel guitars, rhinestones and the Grand Ole Opry came to mind. “Country music is a little limiting,” confirms one insider. (Never mind that Nashville is less about the songs and more about the relationships.) But a rigorous internal attempt to find a new name was unsuccessful, with most contenders (like Breaking In) sounding even more generic. – Read more at TV Guide

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