Idol Headlines for 1/18/13 – The Evening Edition

Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen and more are featured on the 2013 Grammy Nominees album. More information HERE.

Alicia Keys to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl – Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl this year, according to a press release. This will be the Grammy winner’s first time performing the Super Bowl honor, although she has twice before performed during the pre-show. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Adam Lambert will be honored by the We Are Family Foundation on Thursday January 31 with a concwert featuring Adam, Nile Rogers & CHIC, Taylor Dayne and more. The gala will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom at 8:15 pm. For more information and Tickets click this link.

Jennifer Hudson added to inaugural entertainment lineup – Jennifer Hudson has been added to the entertainment lineup at one of the two inaugural balls, joining other powerhouse performers such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder and the cast of Glee. – Read more at USA Today

Sundance: Jennifer Hudson ‘terrified’ of taking on addict role – Jennifer Hudson stepped out of her comfort zone in George Tillman Jr.’s new drama “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” ditching the glitz and glamour of “Dreamgirls” for a life of substance abuse. “I loved the script, it is so real and honest and different from anything I have ever done. It drew me in, and instantly I was terrified,” Hudson told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column at the film’s Hennessy-sponsored post premiere party in Park City on Thursday night. “I was terrified of doing something so different from myself. Normally when I do a project there is some kind of connection, something I can relate too, but with her being an addict there was just nothing.” – Read more at FOX News

New ‘American Idol’ Judges: Jennifer Hudson Weighs In! – “It’s television, and ‘Idol’ is very good at what the machine does,” she told MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival while promoting her film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.” And for anyone wondering what an OG idol like Hudson thinks about the latest judging panel, the season-three contestant said she still kind of misses the classic combo of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul. “I haven’t really watched this season. Although I am in the wings, and I always try to peek in and check it out,” she continued. “I am curious to see the judges on the show, from Mariah to Nicki, and I’m not too familiar with anyone else, but I think the public is so used to seeing the faces of Simon, Paula and Randy. it’s kind of hard to adjust to new characters. So whatever they’re doing, it’s probably a good thing.” – Read more at

Sundance 2013: Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mom in ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ — EXCLUSIVE CLIP – The movie, directed by George Tillman, Jr. (Soul Food), follows two boys — sad-eyed, feisty, and ambitious 14-year-old Mister (breakout Skylan Brooks) and small, innocent 9-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) — abandoned by their moms and surviving within the gritty world of the Brooklyn projects. They fend for themselves, searching for food and avoiding the police. Check out an exclusive clip from the movie, below, with an intro by Hudson, Keys, Brooks, and Tillman, Jr. in our very own Sundance EW video suite. Future Oscar buzz may kick in swiftly for Brooks and Oscar-winner Hudson, who plays against type as Mister’s heavily abusive, tattooed, prostitute drug addict mom. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Kelly Clarkson has ‘a lot of people helping’ to plan wedding – “I keep running into fans, and they’re like, ‘Please stay feisty.’ And I’m like, ‘You don’t get married and change.’ I still love empowering songs, and I still love a feisty, sassy message. I still love all of that stuff. But at the same time, it’s kind of exciting just to see what will come out of me that’s different, because I’ll be in a different place. I don’t know. Maybe it’ll suck, but maybe it’ll be awesome.” – Read more at

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