Idol Headlines for 1/4/12

Kris Allen will have surgery on his broken wrist today. He tweeted yesterday, “Getting ready for surgery tomorrow morning. Gonna get this hand back to 100% no matter what it takes.”

Join “Extra” TODAY at 5:30PM ET/2:30 PM PT as they host a live video chat on with the talented singer and “American Idol” season 10 winner Scotty McCreery, who will talk about his experience on the hit FOX singing show, his new album, and more! RSVP to the live event at Leave your comments or questions in the bottom right corner of the video screen. Tweet your comments or questions @ExtraTV using the hashtag #ExtraLiveChat

Kelly Clarkson Is in Control – Cosmo: People are obsessed with your weight loss. What’s up?
Kelly: One magazine said I lost 40 pounds—that’s a small child, by the way. I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be kissing or messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer, and she said, “You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.” I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy as well. But when I’m on my off-time—girl, those 18 might come back. Cosmo: There have been other crazy rumors—the lesbian thing. Kelly: People think, “Oh, she’s been single for too long.” That’s kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn’t mean you’re gay. But I’m never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it’s just not my thing. I’ve always batted for the boys’ team. – Read more at Cosmopolitan

When the Idol Tour is Over – Glozell Presents The Road Show Live Tour 2012

19 is still rolling out videos the American Idol top 10 recorded during the summer tour. Here, the kids talk about their hopes and careers, post Idol.

‘Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano Found Hope With Help From Katy Perry – Many aspiring singers look up to Katy Perry and can relate to her struggles throughout her career which are seen in her documentary “Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me” released last year. It even helped one singer who has already had some main stream success on American Idol. Pia Toscano felt defeated after she was dropped from her label when she happened to see Katy’s film with her father. When Katy admitted that she too had been dropped by labels before her succeeding, Pia broke down in tears. In the midst of tears, her father turned to her and said: “This will be your story as well.” Pia found inspiration and is now working on her first full-length album! – Read more at Ryan

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: ‘Young Hollywood’ In-Studio Performance! – Nikki Reed hits the stage with Paul McDonald for a performance of “All I’m Asking” off of their album The Best Part for Young Hollywood. The 24-year-old actress/singer and her husband also sat down to discuss writing songs and making music together. “I was too afraid to sing anywhere, for anyone. I just felt like, you know, that’s a difficult transition – the whole cross-over thing,” Nikki shared during their interview. – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Interview with Idol Season 11 finalist DeAndre Brackensick

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