Idol Headlines for 11/29/12

Carrie Underwood performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but it’s a repeat!

Blake Shelton appears on the Chelsea Lately Show, E! 11 pm.

‘Idol’ winner Phillips plays No Sno Ball – Last May, Phillip Phillips won the 11th season of American Idol and he’s one of the main draws at Saturday’s No Sno Ball at Mizner Park. Even if he’s another entry in Idol’s growing list of Twitter hashtag #WGWG winners — that’s White Guys With Guitars — he’s helped keep the franchise far out front of the TV competition in terms of generating relevant talent. – Read more at PBPulse

[Video] Kris Allen in Nairobi

Clay Aiken blasts ex-gay reparative therapy – Singer Clay Aiken paid a visit to The Dr. Oz Show Wednesday (28 November) to weigh in on controversial ex-gay reparative therapy who said he was ‘heartbroken’ that the topic was even being featured on the daytime syndicated show. ‘Just by the nature of the name, reparative therapy, you’re implying that something needs to be repaired – you’re implying that something’s wrong in the first place,’ Aiken said. ‘I think that puts people back 10 steps on their (coming out) journey and my journey took 10 years.’ – Read more at Gaytstarnews

‘The X Factor’ Top 8 Finalists Invade The Grove – Just three weeks until “The X Factor” awards its $5-million prize to the winner, the eight remaining contestants joined “Extra” and “The X Factor” host Mario Lopez at The Grove to dish on what life has been like as a contestant. Boy band Emblem3 told Mario their Thanksgiving was special. Drew explained, “It was actually the best Thanksgiving of my life. We weren’t just stuffing our faces, we were, for real, giving thanks.” Guy added, “Drew’s dad, like, gave a speech, started crying, everyone was in tears.”

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Backstage at X Factor: Emblem 3 Wants Guys to Love ‘Em Too! Plus, CeCe Gets Sassy – Backstage after the show, Emblem 3 was feeling confident their energetic take on The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” was a hit. “We’re trending worldwide on Twitter!” exclaimed Keaton Stromberg. Not even judge Demi Lovato’s harsh critique—she said the trio had “lost their spark”—could dampen their spirits on this rainy Los Angeles night. “I think she just misses our first performance of our original song,” said Keaton’s bro, Wesley. “She sees us all the time playing our guitars backstage, and she wants to bring that out. She wants us to do a little more of what we really do naturally.” – Read more at EOnline

‘The X Factor’s’ CeCe Frey responds to Simon Cowell: ‘I’m not packing a suitcase’ – But Frey says she’s happier than ever on the show, and finally feels like she’s found herself as an artist. “I definitely felt like that performance tonight was all me, and I have not been able to say that about my performances in the past,” Frey told reporters after the show. “I know I tried to say ‘This is great, I love this.’ No. I have not had more fun on this show than I’ve had doing that performance tonight. It was so sassy and fierce, so me, and I loved it. Frey said the costume she wore was designed just for her and the jewels on her face intended to recall her trademark leopard spots were individually glued on. “Tonight I felt like, ‘Finally! Here I really am, take it or leave it.'” – Read more at Zap2it

‘Simon Cowell was my rock’: Louis Walsh thanks pals for support after nightmare of groping lies – Yesterday Louis won 500,000 Euros from the newspaper in an out-of-court settlement and revealed he was touched by scores of heartfelt messages of support from his celebrity pals – and revealed Cowell has been his rock throughout the nightmare ordeal. Louis said: “Simon called me today, so did Gary Barlow, so did Piers Morgan. All these people. “People have come out of the woodwork supporting me. “And Simon is a really good friend of mine. He knows me and knew. He just felt really sorry for me. – Read more at Mirror.UK

Ricky Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ Australia as Coach – Ricky Martin will join the Australian edition of The Voice as a coach for the music competition show’s second season. The first season of the show on the Nine network became the country’s top-rated TV show. Martin replaces Keith Urban who left the show to take on his new role on American Idol. Martin will join the Australian version of The Voice alongside coaches Seal, Joel Madden and Delta Goodrem for the 2013 season. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judge Mary Murphy Accused of Forging Documents in Ex-Manager Lawsuit (EXCLUSIVE) – So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy is being accused of forging legal documents in an effort to avoid paying more than $200,000 in damages to her former manager, Celebuzz has learned. Hollywood agent Michael Sanchez has filed a complaint with the Los Angeles Superior Court in which he alleges Murphy, 54, “fraudulently altered” a summons — changing its date — to support her legal effort to toss the court’s earlier ruling to award him lost commissions. Sanchez claimed process server Diego Garijo served Murphy at her San Diego, Calif. dance studio on July 20 — not July 27, as Murphy told the court. Herein lies one major problem for Murphy: Sanchez’s court filing also includes a declaration from the process server who swears under oath that the date of service was indeed July 20. – Read more at Celebuzz

What’s worse than performing a duet with your nemesis? Having to release a “Greatest Hits” album before its time. THR’s country music expert explains. – It happens — just ask Tim McGraw how the lack of new music causes stagnancy in a competitive marketplace. As for the notion of stonewalling artists who won’t work with the “approved producers,” as Rayna puts in motion when rocker Liam McGuinnis (Treme’s Michiel Huisman) agrees to record with her? Echoes of Faith Hill’s still unreleased project with Brendan O’Brien, perhaps? In Nashville, it’s every man or woman for him or herself. Even Juliette, whose management team is watching their all-American PR match with football star Sean Butler (Tilky Jones) tank under backlash from his squeaky clean fans and piss-poor performance on the field (Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson, anyone?), recognizes there comes a point where you need to just hold your nose and get through it. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

HUNTER HAYES AND THE WHO TO PERFORM ON “THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! – SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Nov. 29, 2012 — Country music singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who and a special tribute to Johnny Cash from The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley have been added to the lineup for THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT®. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, FUN., three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5 and three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network ( from 10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT (9:00 PM, CT). Presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit, and The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook at and – Read more at TV By The Numbers

Life After the Tour? – Christina Grimmie Presents The Road Show Ep. 15 – Live Tour 2012

‘Glee’s’ Melissa Benoist: Marley and Kitty’s Feud Hits an ‘Epic Pinnacle’ at Sectionals – The Hollywood Reporter: Last week, Marley shifted from being a “Wall Flower” to what Kitty dubbed “Woman Fierce.” How long can we expect that attitude to last? Melissa Benoist: From this point on, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Marley no matter what. We’ll see glimpses of that strength that she’s found through “Woman Fierce,” but she’s not finished battling her inner demons. THR: Will her anorexia intensify? Benoist: I don’t think she’s very healthy and it will intensify. It’s not something that was just a thing she was trying out. Kitty really got into her head and she’s definitely going to keep battling a lot. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Clarkson, Gill Bring Some Soul To Country – Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill delivered one of the most powerful performances during the Nov. 1 Country Music Assn. Awards with “Don’t Rush,” a song whose roots are grounded in the classic soul of Al Green, the classic country of Crystal Gayle and Clarkson’s own apologetic reaction to her spot on the 2012 CMA ballot. Though Clarkson has had country hits by guesting with Jason Aldean on “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and Reba McEntire on “Because of You,” she was sensitive about the CMA making her a female vocalist of the year candidate. “When I heard about that, it completely freaked me out,” she remembers. “I called [manager] Narvel [Blackstock] and was like, ‘How many people just got pissed off?’” Clearly, the industry appreciated Clarkson’s country cred, but she felt an urgency to live up to the nomination. With “Don’t Rush” shipped to country radio via PlayMPE on Oct. 29—three days before the awards—she certainly delivered, using R&B-flavored, late-’70s Gayle and Barbara Mandrell records as a sort of inspiration. –  Scroll to Page 3

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