Idol Headlines for 12/19/11


Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson star in VH1 Divas celebrates Soul, set to air at 9 pm.

Lea Michele, Chris Colfer to appear on Bravo’s Watch What Happens, 11 pm

Thia Megia is singing in pregame activities; Stefano Langone will sing the National Anthem and James Durbin will perform at halftime. At Candlestick Park ahead of the 49/Steelers game (Mercury News)

Members of the Glee cast, including Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer and Lea Michele taped an episode of “Inside the Actors Studio” to be broadcast sometime in January.

Style Seen: Jennifer Hudson Stuns At VH1 Divas In 4 Revealing Outfits

VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul airs Monday, Dec. 19 at 9PM EST, but you don’t have to wait a minute longer to ogle Jennifer Hudson — and ogle you will! Representing soul for Chicago, Jennifer showed up at the red carpet wearing sparkling thigh-high boots and a very short beige dress designed by Michael Kors.

More at VH1

David Archuleta: Deseret Book Signing!

David Archuleta shoots up a peace sign as he signs autographs at Deseret Book Store in Santa Ana, Calif., on Saturday afternoon (December 17).

See the photos at Just Jared Jr.

Chris Rene says he’d use ‘The X Factor’ prize money to create rehab center

“If I won the $5 million, first thing I’d do would, obviously…I’d give myself a car and a condo,” Rene told OnTheRedCarpet host Rachel Smith before the premiere of the December 15 show. “Stability, have a place where I can work and take care of my kid, and do my thing.”

“Basically, the main first thing…to be, invest in a rehab,” Rene added. “A place where people can go, people like me, people with certain addictions. Give them resources and a place where they can find themselves again and to decide if they want to change their life. I’d like to give them a place where they could do that.”

Read more at On The Red Carpet

J.Lo’s pain

Jennifer Lopez has opened up more about the medical drama after she discovered a lump on daughter Emme’s head when she was just days old. Lopez tells CNN’s Alina Cho in her “Big Stars Big Giving” special, “I just remember that feeling of something is wrong with that baby and I’m gonna die.” Shortly after Emme and twin brother Max were born in 2008, Lopez described how she found the lump and, “I remember looking at Marc [Anthony] and going, ‘We should call the doctor’ . . .

Read more at the New York Post

Simon Cowell: Howard Stern will shake up ‘America’s Got Talent’

The shock jock’s hiring announced last week is just part of a total makeover for the NBC summer hit, including a yet-to-be picked fourth judge, according to creator and executive producer Simon Cowell. Stern, who joins Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel, will replace British host Piers Morgan, who left to focus on his CNN talk show.

“Having two Brits and one American on ‘America’s Got Talent’ actually was ridiculous in hindsight,” Cowell said in a weekend interview with Show Tracker. “I want to bring on a fourth judge as well, definitely an American. And I want somebody who understands what a Vegas crowd would pay good money to judge.”

Cowell has been unhappy that “AGT” hasn’t created more stars like 11-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho. “I don’t think the show over the years has done a good enough job at finding what I would have liked,” he said. “The ratio between hit and miss, it’s not good enough at the moment.

Read more at the LA Times

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