Idol Headlines for 11/24/10 – The Evening Edition

The Lee DeWyze “Sweet Serendipity” music video is now available for download at iTunes.

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Catch Kris Allen tomorrow on Extra. Check your local listings for time and channel.

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Kimberly Caldwell’s new single, “Desperate Girls and Stupid Boys” will be available for download on iTunes December 7.  Listen to the new single at Kimberly’s My Space or HERE.

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Jordin Sparks Spotted in NYC…

— Jordin Sparks singing Karaoke and drinking Shirley Temples at Bryant Park Hotel’s Cellar Bar in NYC.

Read more at US

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Fired BMV worker gets job back after snooping on American Idol contestant

An Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles employee fired and convicted of a misdemeanor for illegally snooping on American Idol star Crystal Bowersox will be back on the job Dec. 6.

BMV clerk Jay Wright, 47, of the Near East Side, was reinstated after his union filed a grievance and state officials agreed Monday to a settlement returning him to his $43, 434-a-year position.

Read more at Columbus Dispatch

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Fantasia’s First Public Appearance Since Abortion Bombshell: ‘I’m Just Thankful To Be Here’

We caught up with Fantasia Wednesday as she stopped by Millions Of Milkshakes in Culver City with her nine-year-old daughter, Zion Quari.

“I’m good, I’ve got my daughter with me, ” the 26-year-old told RadarOnline.com when asked how she’s coping day-to-day after being embroiled in a cheating scandal which culminated with our bombshell revelation that she aborted her married lover’s child.

“I don’t pay attention to anything else other than Zion.”

Read more at Radaronline

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Lee DeWyze performs at the WPST Live Lounge

  • Watch the Videos HERE

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Elliott Yamin talks to KOST 103.5 about his next album, and his upcoming Christmas show in Glendale, CA

Part 1

KOST1

Part 2

KOST2

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Katharine McPhee at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston

I stopped by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for the second time this month. Earlier, I was there as Ryan Seacrest opened his new media studio for the kids.

She’s in town to headline tomorrow’s Great Tree Lighting at Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall from 7 to 8 p.m. She’ll be singing four songs, including an original.

Also heard she is going to be in an ABC Family film that shoots in Atlanta in the spring so she’ll be back! This is the first time I (finally) got to interview her and she was extremely nice.

Watch the Video at Access Atlanta

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Katharine McPhee — Mile High Lawbreaker

American Idol” alum Katharine McPhee just broke a cardinal rule in the sky — turning on her cell phone at 36, 000 feet … and even worse, she bragged about it afterward!

McPhee caught a flight yesterday … and after the plane took off, she tweeted, “I love illegally turning on my phone when I’m still in the air … makes me feel powerful! A tweet from the sky. Hello Atlanta!”

Read more at TMZ

Katharine responds, “Ummm…just to clarify, you can’t use your phone at 36, 000 feet @tmz. It doesnt work up there! Just sayin.”

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J.Lo splits from top publicists

ennifer Lopez has parted ways with her longtime publicists after an alleged dispute over her manager Benny Medina.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the singer/actress is no longer represented by top publicist Leslie Sloan and her BWR colleague Nanci Ryder, who have provided the star with good PR since 2004.

The trade magazine reports the split came about because of a falling out between the BWR heavyweights and Lopez’s management team.

Read more at Toronto Sun

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Dancing with the Stars: Jennifer Grey “Really Surprised” She Won

Nobody, not even a Disney star or the daughter of Sarah Palin, can put Baby in a corner.

Jennifer Grey, the actress best known for her starring role opposite Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, was named the 11th winner of Dancing with the Stars. And while viewers may not be surprised that the judges’ favorite took home the mirrorball trophy, she was shocked.

“I was really surprised, ” Grey told TVGuide.com following her win. “It means everything to me because I didn’t think I could do it. It’s a very satisfying experience.”

Read more at TV Guide

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‘Dancing’ Producers Relieved Bristol Palin Didn’t Win

Dancing With The Stars’ producers are thrilled Bristol Palin didn’t win in last night’s finale, fearing her triumph would have made it next to impossible to get celebrities to sign up for next season’s competition.

“Hollywood is famously liberal, and to have the daughter of a Tea Party candidate win would have meant that booking the show would have been impossible, ” a casting director tells me. “Now that Jennifer Grey has won, so many other stars will want to be part of the show and try to get their hands on the mirror ball trophy. If Bristol had won, the show would have been dead.”

Read more at AOL Popeater

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Bristol Palin On Giving the Finger, ‘DWTS’ Loss

When asked after the results show Tuesday night if there had been times throughout the season she wanted to give that middle finger, she said, “Yeah. There’s been a few.”

She also didn’t hide her feelings about the press when asked a week early what her favorite and least favorite moments on the show have been. Her favorite, she said, “is just backstage, before a show or after a show when we’re all a group. I think it’s so much fun hanging out with everyone.”

She couldn’t come up with a least favorite part of the experience until a reporter joked, “how about the press?, ” to which she responded, “That wasn’t even in my mind. But, yeah.”

Read more at Fancast

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In ‘Dancing’ Finale, a Loss for Palin and a Win for ABC

ABC got everything it wanted out of its “Dancing with the Stars” finale Tuesday night: a huge rating – up about 25 percent from last year – and a winner that most of the show’s legion of fans will feel is worthy.

Much of the success of this “Dancing” season was due to Bristol Palin, the daughter of the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Her run to the finals was widely chronicled and debated because of her generally lower scores from the show’s judges.

Ms. Palin was finally eliminated Tuesday night, but not before she got a chance to dance two more times and be a presence for most of the show’s two-hour duration.

Read more at New York Times

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