Idol Headlines for 12/01/12

Phillip Phillips performs at the Pet-a-Palooza in Sanford, FL

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Phillip Phillips memorabilia to be auctioned – ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hundreds of people from across the South are expected in Albany Saturday for the auction of American Idol champion Phillip Phillips’ father’s business. Everything in Albany Sporting Goods and Pawn on East Oglethorpe Boulevard will be auctioned off including Phillip Phillips memorabilia. Dozens of his personal items such as guitars, show tickets and pictures will be available. Auctioneer Tony Pearson said he’s been contacted by fans of the Leesburg star from across the nation. – Read more at

Josh Krajcik on his ‘Surreal’ Return to the ‘X Factor’ Stage, Favorite Season Two Finalist – Asked what inspired his new song “One Thing She’ll Never Know,” which the X Factor season one runner-up performed on Thursday’s elimination show, the 31-year-old Wooster, Ohio native says, quite simply: love. “I always remember being a child and feeling that first moment of love,” he told The Hollywood Reporter after the show. The song, which featured a lush string ensemble to accompany and compliment Krajcik’s soulful vocals, is from his just-released EP — a four-song collection that serves as “a nice little taste” of what’s to come from a full-length, due out next year via publishing giant BMG. Consider it an amuse-bouche, of sorts. – Read more at THR

The votes are in….We asked if you would rather see Kris Allen attempt to make a bracelet with the artisans at Zakale creations or learn a dance from his new friends in Kenya. You voted — now watch the video to find out the result!

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With Broadway, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and new holiday tour, Clay Aiken anything but idle – “The thing with being an ‘Idol’ contestant and having a huge-selling first album and having my first single ever debut at No. 1 on the Top 100 — everything’s sort of downhill from there, always,” Aiken says in a phone call from New York. “Most people work and pay dues, play small venues to sell a few albums here and there, and they work their way up to — if they’re lucky — one day, many years down the road they’ll sing for stadiums and arenas. My very first two or three tours were me singing to 20,000 people in an arena. And so nothing’s ever going to top that.” – Read more at

Demi Lovato Talks ‘X Factor’ Feud with Simon Cowell

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X-Factor finalist Jennel Garcia of Rochester comes home to adoring fans – “I’m not coming back a loser,” she said. “I don’t feel like a loser, because of all of you.” In between, Garcia behaved just like many saw her on TV – friendly, sweet and genuine, never turning down a hug or a photograph request. “Oh, my God,” she said has her younger fans rushed her, vying for a few minutes with the young woman that many know as “Miss Jennel,” their dance instructor at Christine’s Studio of Performing Arts in New Bedford, when she walked into the VFW hall, where her family and friends had put out a long table of food, desserts and beverages. Later in the gathering, she treated her fans to two solo songs – “Paris,” which she sang for her first televised performance, and “Home Sweet Home” and another she did with a group of singers from Christine’s Studio for the Performing Arts. – Read more at Wicked Local

Country music’s sweetheart Carrie Underwood talks about fame, being a hockey wife, and giving back – “I think it’s my best album to date. So many times you start an album and they slap a release date on it. This time I wanted to take a more relaxed approach, take more time to kind of branch out and shift my gears a little bit. Spend more time writing and change my writing style,” she says. The result is an edgier, darker album. “It was really important to me not to get into a routine of writing every single day. I feel that we have produced better results.”
She credits this freedom to her track record. – Read more at

Country Strong – MD: What animals do you and your husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, have of your own today? CU: That’s one of the great things about having small dogs. They’re pretty portable. My husband travels a lot, too, with hockey. So the dogs got really used to being on the road with me and they’ve really become Tour Dogs. Everybody loves them and plays with them and people take them out for walks when I’m on stage. They just kind of make life for all of us on tour better. – Read more at Modern Dog Magazine

Jordin Sparks’ 3 Rules for Holiday Fashion – Now that the holiday party season is upon us, it’s time to dig through our closets, hit the malls and find the cutest festive ensembles.
We sat down with certified diva Jordin Sparks at the launch of Excedrin Migraine’s new app to get her three rules on dressing for the holidays. Here’s what the American Idol winner told us: – Read more at E Online

PICTURES: See American Idol’s Diana DeGarmo Try on Wedding Dresses – American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo got the surprise of her life when boyfriend Ace Young — from Idol’s season 5 — proposed on live TV last May, and now the bride-to-be is knee-deep in planning her nuptials. Together for two-and-a-half years before Young, 32, proposed on the season 11 Idol finale, the couple first met when costarring in the Broadway revival of HAIR. “For as long as I have known Diana, I knew I couldn’t live without her,” Young — who signed DeGarmo to his indie Young Brothers Entertainment label — told Us Weekly after presenting her with a David Webb engagement ring. “She’s amazing and deserves the world.” – Read more at US Magazine

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: Autism Speaks Ball – Nikki Reed and her hubby Paul McDonald hit the blue carpet at Autism Speaks’ Blue Tie Blue Jean Ball on Thursday (November 29) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair performed a song off of their joint EP The Best Part, which is available on iTunes! – See the Photos at Just Jared

Kelly Monaco, Val Chmerkovskiy Avoid Romance Questions on The Wendy Williams Show – Rumors that Dancing With the Stars partners Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy are dating have continued to swirl, but Wendy Williams attempted to get some clarity on her show Friday. “The word on the street is that you guys are very affectionate and perhaps it’s more than just dancing between the two of you,” The Wendy Williams Show host said. “Are you guys a couple?” Chmerkovskiy, 26, jokingly stretched his arm around Monaco, 36, but then avoided the question. “We’ve been dancing together, so yeah, we’re a dancing couple,” he said. – Read more at US Magazine

Nick Lachey to Host NBC’s Singing Competition Series ‘The Winner Is’ (Exclusive) – Nick Lachey is returning to the musical competition series space. The former Sing-Off host has been tapped to serve in the same capacity on NBC’s upcoming singing competition series The Winner Is, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.From Talpa Media USA with creator John de Mol (The Voice) on board as an executive producer, the hybrid singing game show will see singers of all ages and configurations battling it for a studio audience. The Voice’s Stijn Bakkers and Deal or No Deal’s Craig Plestis also will serve as exec producers. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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