Idol Headlines for 11/23/11

Lauren Alaina White House special airs on PBS. More info HERE. Check your local listings.
Scotty McCreery will be interviewed on the Today Show this morning (Kathie Lee & Hoda)
The iHeartRadio Music Festival feat. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler to Debut on VH1. 10 pm.
Kelly Clarkson appears on The X Factor Results Show 8 pm.

Adam Lambert Lawsuit Response Set For January: EXCLUSIVE

LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Adam Lambert’s response to the Colwel Platinum Entertainment lawsuit is due after the holidays, LALATE can exclusively reveal. Adam Lambert was sued by Colwel Platinum Entertainment Inc earlier this month. The Court has now set Lambert’s answer due by January 1, 2012.


James Durbin makes the most of his ‘Beautiful Disaster’

“The album title is me looking back on moments in my life that, at the time, maybe I wished had never happened,” says the 22-year-old singer. “But now, knowing what I’ve done and knowing where I am and who I am today, I can never change those things, because they made me who I am. So I look at those memories, once disasters, now as beauty.”

James co-wrote five of the songs on Beautiful Disaster, more writing credits than Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, last season’s two top Idol finishers, had combined on their debuts. Hearing that, James downplays his writing contributions.

Read more at USA Today

Taylor Hicks Helps Kick Off Toys for Tots

See the Video at ABC News

James Durbin In Santa Cruz To Get Marriage License, Release Album

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — James Durbin catapulted to fame when he made it into the top four on the most-watched show on television in the U.S., “American Idol.”

But long before the Santa Cruz native lined up with thousands of other potential “Idol” contestants on a freezing morning in San Francisco, Durbin’s fiance, Heidi Lowe, has been by his side.

Read more at ksbw

Backstage at DWTS: Where Will J.R. Martinez Keep His Trophy? Are Rob and Ricki Disappointed?

It was a pretty big love-fest on the Dancing With the Stars ballroom floor after J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff’s season 13 victory — even by the show’s high standards for flattery and group hugs.

After weathering the barrage of affection from their fallen competitors, the duo met with reporters, where J.R. made one thing clear: the win isn’t just his.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Backstage at DWTS: Where Will J.R. Martinez Keep His Trophy? Are Rob and Ricki Disappointed?

Just kidding! In fact, it was basically a love-fest after tonight’s show, during which J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff danced away with the mirror-ball trophy, with the three finalists, J.R., Rob Kardashian and Ricki Lake, having nothing but kind words for their competitors! See, they all really are friends!


‘Dancing With the Stars’ Winner J.R. Martinez: Proud to be Karina Smirnoff’s First Win

James Durbin Offers Advice to ‘X-Factor’s’ Chris Rene, Weighs in on Astro’s Attitude (Video)

“I’m glad Simon [Cowell] gave Astro a good kick in the pants,” the American Idol alum told The Hollywood Reporter at Sunday’s American Music Awards. “Attitudes are unacceptable on the show. It doesn’t do anything for you.”

See the video at THR

‘X Factor’s’ Simon Cowell on Astro: ‘If He Hadn’t Sung, I Would Have Kicked Him Off’

“It was uncomfortable,” says Cowell during an interview aired on the Pepsi Live pre-show. “It’s one thing refusing to dance, it’s another to say, ‘I’m just not gonna sing.’ If he hadn’t sung, of course I would’ve kicked him off. I’m trying to help him.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: Is L.A. Reid Out of the Demi Lovato Loop? Will Chris Rene’s ‘Young Homie’ Be Released?

Did Melanie Amaro suppress her Virgin Islands accent? It was the cause of some debate, both in the X Factor green room, on Twitter, in the audience and beyond: where did Melanie Amaro’s island accent come from? “I was holding it back for way too long,” she says. “The tears, the accent, just being able to speak up felt good. The emotions came over me, the spirit of humbleness and being thankful. I just had to break out.” And did she ever. The once reserved contestant says she plans to “keep America guessing” as to what she’ll “sing and do.”

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘The X Factor’s’ Astro Talks Scandal, Admits He’s Worried About Going Home

“I don’t focus on the past. I’m one of the guys that focus on the future. I didn’t feel any pressure from last week….I just want people to forget the past. I apologized, I made a mistake…Tonight I had fun, and that’s all that matters,” he said.

But the 15-year-old MC did admit he was concerned that America might not forgive him for his bad behavior. “Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t think ‘America’ is going to forgive me, but I think Team Astro and the Astronauts will….I’m definitely worried, but it is what it is. If I end up in the bottom two and get sent home, I’ll handle it better than I did before.”

See the Video at Yahoo Music

‘X Factor’ Shapeshifter Melanie Amaro Explains Why She Was Hiding Her Accent

“A lot of people say they have a hard time understanding me when I speak, so I try cater to them,” she continued. “Now I have no choice but to continue to speak the way I normally speak. I’ll be a lot more comfortable now that I don’t have to think about things to say in an American accent.”

See the Video at Yahoo Music

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