Idol Headlines for 12/6/12 – The Evening Edition

Phillip Phillip opening for Matchbox 20? LouisevillePalaceVIP tweets, “Just confirmed Phillip Phillips as the opener for Matchbox Twenty on Feb 5, 2013 – awesome!”

Carrie Underwood Shares Her Life on a Tour Bus

NHL lockout throws wrench into Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher’s plans – “I’m like: ‘Now you’re home and I’m not and you’re supposed to be running around — that’s why I scheduled my tour for this time. But now you’re home.'” The five-time Grammy-winning country singer says Fisher can’t join her on tour because he has an obligation to keep himself in shape in preparation for a potentially sudden solution to the lockout (“the places we stay, they don’t always have the best fitness equipment,” she explains). And while Underwood has become pretty well-versed in the winter sport — particularly for someone who grew up in the hockey-free environs of Oklahoma — she mostly wants the NHL to return for Fisher’s sake. “I know he misses it,” she said. “I will be happy when he gets back to work.” – Read more at 570News

Casey Abrams Porch Sessions- Steam Roller Blues

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: Bootleg Theater Buddies – Bringing an end to an eventful evening in Los Angeles, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald exited the Bootleg Theater last night (December 5). The “Twilight Saga: New Moon” actress and her “American Idol” alum hubby looked pleased with themselves as they strolled to their car following a live performance. – See the photos at

Clay Aiken’s 5 ways reality TV changed his life – “I’ve joked that I will never be in a competition with a black man again,” says Clay Aiken with a good-natured laugh on the phone from New York City. Indeed, the singer is now a two-time runner-up, having been bested by Ruben Studdard on the second season of “American Idol” and Arsenio Hall on the recent season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Aiken is currently making merry on a holiday concert tour that hits the Wilbur Theatre Sunday. We recently chatted with the North Carolina native about five of the many ways reality TV changed his life. – Read more at the Boston Globe

Cece Frey Talks Zac Efron Crush In Funny Game!

Melanie Martinez After Her Elimination – The Voice

Amanda Brown After Her Elimination – The Voice

The Voice’s Cody Belew Talks ‘Jolene’ Twist, Mad Max Jackets and How He’s Like…Seinfeld? – It’s a double elimination episode on Thursday night’s X Factor, but some of the contestants already have plans for the $5 million prize dangling in front of them at the finish line. Cody Belew may have blown a couple of minds when he performed Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” during Season 3 of The Voice — complete with outrageous leather jacket, bad-ass boots and end-of-song hip swivelrie — but in his mind, it was a perfect opportunity to “focus-group what America was willing to digest.” And when he breezed into the next round, the 27-year-old Arkansas native took it as a direct message. “People said, ’We’re ready. We understand exactly what it was you were doing, and we want more of that,’” says Belew. “There’s a reason why your David Bowie, your Prince, your Michael Jackson, your George Michael, your Freddie Mercury dominated when they were on the scene; people want to have fun. They like that it’s sexy, but there’s a sense of humor to it. They like things to be theatrical and visually mesmerizing.” – Read more at TV Line

Confessions of an ‘X Factor’ Virgin – My credentials as a battle-hardened X Factor veteran speak for themselves — nine seasons watching the U.K. original; two years warming up to the American edition; plus three episodes of the Australian one (verdict: no future Kylies). But, until tonight, I’d never been an audience member. In my experience, the ideal environment to gain optimum enjoyment of The X Factor is horizontal on a couch with a remote control close to hand. What better position to hatch conspiracy theories about the elevation of favored acts and moan in disbelief at the callous treatment of others? The opportunity to watch the Top 6 perform in person meant leaving the comfort of my couch. It also meant letting go of a few long-held beliefs – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘X Factor’ Burning Questions: Is Carly Wooing Justin Bieber’s Fanbase? How Does Tate Feel About Being the Oldest Competitor? – Is Simon Cowell turning Emblem3 into another One Direction? Chadwick said this matter was actually discussed. “We talked to him and we’ve seen what he’s trying to do. He knows how to launch success in this show. Simon knows what works and he has a good strategy. Even if that means us taking heat for some of the songs, it’s going to reach out to a bigger audience and get us more votes and that’s what he’s trying to do.” Did Demi get it right when she said Tate didn’t hit the high note on “Livin’ on a Prayer”? “Definitely. I can’t hit it. We kept it in a range where it still had some fire, some passion and emotion. I could have dropped it down a step and a half and done it but it just would have been kind of laying there. If you were singing along, which, hopefully all America was, you sang the high part. I didn’t have to.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Glee’s Melissa Benoist: “Something Drastic Needed to Happen” to Wake Marley Up – Attenion all Gleeks! Melissa Benoist, who plays Marley Rose on the Fox musical comedy, has a very important announcement. “Some people tweeted me that they thought she was dead, but she is not dead,” Benoist tells “She is alive.” Phew! But just because the glee club newbie survived a fainting spell brought on by her eating disorder during Sectionals, her battle is far from over. Not only will Marley have to start taking better care of herself — physically and emotionally — but she’ll also have to work to win New Directions over after jeopardizing their shot at Regionals. – Read more at TV Guide

‘VH1 Divas’ Adds Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and More – NEW YORK, NY –December 6, 2012 – VH1’s popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s LIVE dance music tribute Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and funk legend Bootsy Collins. In addition La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne will make an appearance and join the “VH1 Divas” dance party LIVE at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1. To purchase tickets for VH1 Divas please visit This year “VH1 Divas” red carpet will be live streamed on on Sunday, December 16 from 7-9PM ET/4-6PM PT (#VH1DIVAS). The live stream will provide fans an unfiltered front-row seat to all the red carpet action and will feature real time interviews with entertainment’s biggest stars. Beginning Monday, December 17, fans can view a curated red carpet highlights video on – Read more at TVByTheNumbers

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