Idol Headlines for 12/29/11

Josh on Scotty McCreery: “I Don’t Envy Him One Bit”– “When I see him, he’s just doing the best he can at just staying awake,” Josh says. “He’s pretty busy, and I don’t envy him one bit. He’s going from here and there and everywhere, doing the music thing, finishing school and playing baseball. I got to talk to his parents a good bit, and they’re pretty tired and busy. They were taking a red-eye out after the [American Country] awards show so he could be at school the next morning…But he’s kept a level head on his shoulders, and for his age and what he’s been through, I think he’s handled it really well, and I’m proud of him.” – Read more at Country Weely

Exclusive: Steven Tyler is Engaged! – The American Idol judge proposed with a ring made by jewelry designer Loree Rodkin. “Having made Steven’s jewelry for so many of the past years it was an honor to be part of his future… with all my love to Steven and Erin,” Rodkin told Us Weekly in an exclusive statement. Read more at Us Magazine

Pinoy, Hollywood celebs share New Year’s resolutions – “I’m going to start focusing on my album. I’ve been doing a lot of TV appearances and just getting my name out. It’s about who you know and timing. It’s about the music so I’m going to go out there and make some music and see what happens,” said “American Idol” alumnus Stefano Langone. – Read more at abs-cbnnews

Carrie and Harry!!

Exciting news!!! I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and heard from Laurel Leaf Gallery that a   Nashville Celebrity purchased “Harry” for his wife for Christmas! Carrie Underwood had been in the gallery a few weeks before and fell in love with this painting, so her husband Mike Fisher came back in and bought it for her. Follow my blog and like my facebook page to be in a drawing to win a print of “Harry”. (Click Harry’s name for the link.) – Carol DeMumbrum’s Paintings

Carrie Underwood – 2012 New Album Preview – When Carrie Underwood unveils her 2012 new album, it will have been nearly three years since her ‘Play On’ record, so we know that her fans’ excitement for new music is growing by the day. While Miss Underwood has not spilled either a release date or an album title, it was confirmed just before the holidays that she wrapped recording on the record and stuck it under the tree, just in time for the new year. – Read more at Taste of Country

Fantasia hopes baby-daddy will step to the plate

“Fantasia has a lot of people to support,” explained an anonymous member of Fantasia’s camp. “She’s still financing an expensive lifestyle and touring constantly to pay for it. She needs to work – but her baby needs her too!” In the meantime, sources say Fantasia and Antwaun are not living together. “What Fantasia really hopes is that he will step up now, marry her and help with the care of their family,” the source continued. “She’s tired of carrying the whole load by herself.” Read more at STL American

I tried out for ‘X Factor’ job – The new co-host of ABC’s “Wipeout” says both she and new husband Nick Lachey auditioned — and were turned down — for the hosting job on Simon Cowell’s Fox singing show. “They went with a British guy [Steve Jones],” she sighed. “You can’t be more polar opposite, so I am okay with that. “Now if the host was a brunette girl in her early 30s, I would be like ‘wait a minute!’ ” – Read more at the NY Post

New year Glee for Damian – “I remember that conversation with my dad,” he said. “I remember saying to him that I thought it was going to be a good year. It turned out not half bad,” he laughed with the trademark twinkle in his eyes that has garnered a host of marriage proposals from teenagers the world over. Although Damian is a seasoned performer, having toured with Celtic Thunder since the age of 15, he admits 2011 has seen him take his career to a “whole new level”. – More at the Derry Journal

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