Idol Headlines for 12/9/12

Clay Aiken performs at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA.
Carrie Underwood performs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde The Musical at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, TX.
Taylor Hicks performs at Bally’s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
Daughtry performs at the Akoo Theatre in Chicago, IL.
Mandisa performs at the Hits Deep Tour in Philadelphia, PA.
Lee DeWyze performs at Tin Angel at Serrano in Philadelphia, PA. Via AmericanIdol

Beautiful Fiasco: Adam Lambert As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

On keeping up appearances: “The way I look at it, there’s just as much pressure [on men], but men aren’t supposed to talk about it. It’s supposed to seem easy, but men, especially in the public eye, are just as worried as women are.” On being a posterboy for the LGBT community: “For the general audience, they look at the way I style myself and they go, ‘Errrr, that’s gay,’ but you ask a handful of gay guys and they’re like, ‘I would never wear that!'” – Read more at

Phillip Phillips Talks Christmas In Georgia & Going “Home” For The Holidays – The All-Star Christmas is based on the Holidays, so what was Christmas like at the Phillips house? “It was awesome, I always had good home food and opened up presents,” he said. “Santa Claus is coming to town.” His favorite gift as a kid was a Power Wheel– or “P-p-p-Power Wheel” as he called it. Despite his many successes, Phillips doesn’t like to brag, and never rubs his newfound fame in the face of his two older sisters. “I always tell my family to tell other people not to talk about it,” he said of his new notoriety. “I just wanna chill.” But Phillips’ family is very proud, and he’s definitely looking forward to seeing them for Christmas. – Listen at 96.5TIC

Jennifer Hudson: Behind the Scenes Lucky Magazine Shoot

James backs up TV show exposure with experience – I just thought I could get seen and pick up management, but yeah the 9 months before I auditioned for ‘Idol,’ I didn’t have a day off,” James said. “I was doing shows five or six nights a week or multiple gigs in a day. Those are all, of course, four- or five-hour gigs just splitting up the money, loading in and out and doing it all.” At the age of 27, James was one of the oldest contestants on the ninth season of the reality television show. He was also one the contestants who had the most experience on the road. According to James that was what really helped him personally as a competitor. James was in the Top 3 before being eliminated. – Read more at Lubbock Online

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald’s Smiley Shopping Stop – Enjoying some holiday shopping together, Nikki Reed and her husband, Paul McDonald visited Barneys New York in Beverly Hills on Friday (December 7). The “Twilight” star looked lovely in a black-and-white patterned top, black pants, and black shoes as she smiled and laughed with her hubby. – Read more at Celebrity-Gossip

Carly Rose Sonenclar on Diamond White Elimination- ‘X Factor’ Top 4 Party

Grammys Screwed Bieber … He Deserved a Nom – Justin Bieber deserved at least ONE Grammy nomination this year for his hard work … but no … he got shafted by the uppity snobs at the Recording Academy — so says Simon Cowell. Simon was out in L.A. Thursday night — for the launch of his new X Headphones — when we asked about Bieber’s Grammy snub. He told us, “You know what? He deserved one [nomination], I think. But they can get a bit snobby sometimes.” But Simon’s not worried about the Biebs, adding, “He won’t be crying too much. He’s doing fine.” – Read more at TMZ

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