Idol Headlines for 12/17/12

Adam Lambert Turns Up for 2012 VH1 Divas Hosting Duties – Ready for his hosting gig, Adam Lambert arrived at the 2012 VH1 Divas Concert on Sunday (December 16) in Los Angeles. The glam rocker looked the part in a suave ensemble as he mingled with performer Jordin Sparks while prepping to head inside the Shrine Auditorium for his stage duties. – See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip

Reality Check: Beatles Beaten on X Factor, Voice! Plus: Fifth Harmony’s Surge, Mario Lopez’s ‘But’

Read more at TV Line

Clay Aiken on Christmas, American Idol, and Donald Trump – At one point during our early morning interview, singer and performer Clay Aiken yawned. It was a deep, expressive yawn. He did not ask to be excused, but he didn’t need to: Aiken is among the most affable, pleasant, and charming interviews I’ve ever enjoyed. Plus, the guy has every reason to be worn out. The former “American Idol” has been making his way across the nation on his “Joyful Noise 2012” tour, belting out selections and standards from his Christmas recordings, Merry Christmas with Love and All Is Well: Songs for Christmas. It’s a lot of work, and Aiken notes: “This is my fifth year doing it, and if we count all the times that I’ve done this show you’re up into the hundreds, you know?” – Read more at Phoenix New Times

Three ‘Voice’ Alums at Work on New Albums – Three finalists from season two of “The Voice” are at work on full-length albums. Two of them, Juliet Simms and the single-monikered country singer RaeLynn, have already released singles and returned to “The Voice” to perform them. Simms, signed to Republic Records, and Raelynn, recording for Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group, performed their singles on the show the day they were released Dec. 11. RaeLynn wrote her song, “Boyfriend,” fellow “Voice” contestants Nicolle Galyon and Hailey Steele in January; Simms’ “Wild Child” draws on the attitude she conveyed through season two, she says. “It’s about being someone who doesn’t give up on their dreams,” she says. – Read more at Billboard

Bette Midler ‘Still Waiting’ For Glee Appearance – Attention, Ryan Murphy – please call Bette Midler… she’s ready for her “Glee” close-up! Access Hollywood sat down with the legendary singer/actress on Friday, where she addressed the rumors about joining the lengthy list of guest superstars on the FOX comedy. “I don’t know. [Ryan Murphy] never called me,” she told Access’ Shaun Robinson at the junket for her new movie with Billy Crystal, “Parental Guidance,” when asked when fans will see her on “Glee.” “He mentioned it, but… I’m still waiting for the call. But, it’s fine!” – Raed more at Access Hollywood

‘Survivor: Philippines’ Winner Reveals Plans for $1 Million Prize; Final 4 Spill Finale Secrets – [Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Sunday night’s episode.] Survivor crowned its latest $1 million winner on Sunday night. After the finale, which took place at CBS’ studios in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter talked to the four finalists to get answers to some burning questions. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Nashville Scoop: Will Ming-Na Steal Rayna Away? – Those folks at Edgehill Records might want to think twice about threatening Rayna Jaymes with a dreaded “Greatest Hits” release. Indeed, TVLine has learned that Ming-Na will appear in an upcoming episode of Nashville as Calista Reeves, a successful Los Angeles music-label exec with designs on luring Connie Britton’s country superstar away from her Edgehill roost. (Guess we’re not the only ones with “Wrong Song” on perpetual repeat on our iTunes.) Ming-Na’s guest role is slated for Episode 11 of Nashville‘s current freshman season. – Read more at TV Line

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