Idol Headlines for 1/28/13

Kris Allen tweets, “Headed to the doctor today to check how this wrist of mine is doin. Resiliency + Stubbornness + Fight = Full Recovery.”

Carly Rose Sonenclar of ‘X Factor’ fame sparkles at Mamaroneck parade – Carly Rose Sonenclar, runner-up on season two of the singing competition TV show “The X Factor,” was honored by her hometown, Mamaroneck, with a parade Sunday. Starting at 2:45 p.m. on Jefferson Avenue, the 13-year-old was escorted down Mamaroneck Avenue in a black convertible alongside Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum. The parade, which attracted hundreds of fans and supporters, lasted for about 45 minutes, with the Saints Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps of Port Chester among the organizations taking part in the festivities. – Read more at

Craig Campbell: ‘Outta My Head’ Was Sent to Him By Mistake – “Outta My Head” almost was recorded by another artist, Campbell says. “When we were getting ready to cut the new album, we put the word out that we were looking for hit songs, and this one made its’ way to my email. But, it actually was sent to me by mistake. It was on hold by Scotty McCreery, but we ‘sweet-talked’ him into letting us have it. We went in, recorded it, and got it out as fast as we could.” – Read more at Billboard

Kellie Pickler Hosts Dog-gone Good Time – Kellie Pickler, animal lover supreme, was right in her element when she hosted the fundraiser Unleashed: Dinner With Your Dog Saturday night (Jan. 26) at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The event featured a fashion show for dogs who are eligible for adoption wearing clothing and other apparel from local designers who created “canine couture” pieces for the dogs.
Celebrity walkers, including singer Danielle Peck, presented the pooches on the runway. Guests attending the event paid a special fee to have dinner with their own dogs in an elegant formal setting. The Pedigree dog food company set out a “buffet” for the four-legged diners. – Read more at Country Weekly

Keith Urban Seeks a “Raw Diamond” on American Idol – From the judge’s table, Keith Urban is looking for someone special on American Idol — even if that aspiring artist needs a little bit of polishing. On location in Los Angeles, Urban told CMT Hot 20 Countdown he’ll be focusing on the long-term potential of this season’s finalists. Asked about seeing talent develop in real time, Urban replied, “That’s part of what Idol is really good at. Watching that happen across the season is one of the things I’ve always loved about Idol. You watch this ‘raw diamond’ talent start to really figure it all out. Confidence is one of the greatest things for an artist’s evolution.” – Read more at CMT

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Olly Murs Is Buddies with One Direction’s Niall Horan – Olly Murs may be trying to make it in America but he’s already won over a member of One Direction! When asked which member of 1D the singer, who opened for the UK band on tour last year, is closest to, Olly responded: ”Probably say me and Niall [Horan].” Adding: “Niall used to come to sound check and one day I actually came to sound check and he was singing and I said, ‘Oh, thanks now I’ve just lost my job.’ No it was great touring, and all the guys are great.” – Read more at Ryan

Glee’s Mark Salling Talks Battery Lawsuit on SAG Awards Red Carpet: “I Just Want the Chance to Defend Myself” – “You hear about fraudulent lawsuits all the time,” Salling said. “Until it happens to you, you really don’t grasp what it does, not to just you, but to your family, and you want the legal process to happen as fast as possible, but just…It takes time. I just want the chance to defend myself—and I will, vigorously.” “It’s the first time for me,” he added, when Mathews asked what it’s like to all of a sudden be called upon to defend himself in that manner. “You kind of have to learn as you go, but like with anything else, you have to stay positive and count on the people that actually do know you and love you, and that you love, as well. – Read more at EOnline

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