Idol Headlines for 1/7/12

X Factor alums, Emblem 3, tweeted yesterday that they are moving to Hollywood today. “Can’t wait to get into the studio,” they tweet. Good luck, boys.

Jordin Sparks will appear on The Doctors today. Check your local listings for time and channel.

X factor season 1 alum, Marcus Canty tweets that today will be the official video premiere of his new single, “Used by You” will debut on the BET program, 106 and Park today.

Barbara Walters sat down with Mariah Carey for an interview with Nightline. It airs tonight on ABC at 11:35/10:35c. More on that HERE.

Grand Ole Opry To Make Debut At CRS 2013 – Country Radio Seminar has announced that a performance of country music’s most famous show, the Grand Ole Opry, will kick-off CRS 2013 on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event will be held inside the Performance Hall at the Nashville Convention Center. Artists confirmed to perform are Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Vince Gill along with Dustin Lynch and Scotty McCreery. Additional performers will be released in the coming weeks. The two-hour event will commence at 7 p.m., immediately following the annual CRS Artist/Attendee Welcome Reception. All CRS attendees can attend. – Read more at Music Row

‘American Idol’ Winner Coming To Ridgefield Playhouse – Allen said that after the current tour, which ends in late February, he will be going back into the studio to record some new material, which he already includes in his performance. After winning “American Idol” in 2009, Allen said, his life has taken a 180-degree turn, adding that he always wanted to make music for a living, perform, and travel.
“It has been a great ride so far, and I absolutely love it,” he said. – Read more at Ridgefield Daily Voice

‘American Idol’ favorite overcomes Tourette’s, Asperger’s

I believe it was December of ’98 when my dad passed away of an overdose. A few weeks later, around my 10th birthday, I was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and Asperger’s syndrome. It was a really rough time, especially at that age, being told I have a neurological “disease,” when I already felt so different. At that point I was being bullied for being different, having big ears, and now for having no dad AND for making weird faces and noises I couldn’t control. I was a walking target. – Read more at CNN

Blake Lewis Discusses Third Album and LGBT Support – Coming in second in any competition is never the ideal outcome, but placing second on a reality singing competition show as big as American Idol is a completely different story and not something to be ashamed of. Blake Lewis, 31, proved he was a force to be reckoned with on the show with his unique arrangements of popular songs and beatboxing skills after rushing to audition sign-ups only a few hours before the cutoff. After receiving a standing ovation from Paula Abdul during the audition process, a comment from Simon Cowell saying he was “over the top” and delivering a memorable performance of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”, which has been considered one of the show’s best moments, Lewis was labeled a front runner for the title and eventually became the last male contestant standing in the competition. – Read more at Album Confessions

Looking purrfect! Katharine McPhee steals the TCA show in a green animal print dress as she promotes new season of Smash – With her green floaty animal print dress and slick of red lipstick, Katharine McPhee ensured she was a smash hit in the fashion stakes at Sunday’s TCA press conference in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old actress and singer rather unusually teamed her dress with a pair of studded trainers as she took her place on the panel of TV musical series Smash to discuss the new season. She was joined in animal print by co-star Megan Hilty who sported a snakeskin style grey dress, black tights and matching heels. – See the photos at Daily Mail

‘The Voice’ Coaches Dish on New Season – During the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Sunday, the singers revealed that Shelton’s uncomfortable advances towards Levine — done in jest — have now been turned to the newest male addition on the coaching panel. “He’s left me for Usher now,” Levine joked. “So he gets to spend the season making Usher feel uncomfortable.”

Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Ryan Seacrest disappears from Real Radio – Just 18 months after Ryan Seacrest took over late nights on the Real Radio network, his show now appears to be off-air. The syndicated show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, started in July 2011 across all five Real Radio stations and was extended in 2012 to a three hour slot each weeknight. At the time, Group Programme Director John Simons said he was delighted to be bringing one of the best radio shows in the world to the UK. The 10pm till 1am slot has now been filled by extending the evening show by two hours and bringing forward the start time for the overnight shift. – Read more at Radio Today

Inside the music mogul’s mega-yacht: Simon Cowell and entourage of exes languish in luxury on board £270,000-a-week floating palace – It’s his home from home while he holidays in St Barts every year.

So it’s no surprise that Simon Cowell’s £270,000 a week super yacht is decked out with every possible luxury for his group of friends, his mum and his exes. The music mogul has been spotted languishing on the deck of the 196ft Slipstream yacht, which sleeps 12 and is moored just 200 yards off shore, while he suns himself with his nearest and dearest. – See the Photos at Daily Mail

VIDEO: Chris Colfer and his love of blackmail – For 2013, what do you see coming up for yourself and what are you obsessed with, pop culture-wise? Well, I’ve got a lot of stuff planned on the books. I think I’ll be doing my second film that I wrote, mostly likely be filming that in the summer. And then I have my third novel, the sequel to my first novel, is coming out at end of summer, early fall. And then “Glee.” And as far as pop culture, what am I obsessed with? I’m really bad at being obsessed with pop culture. I know I reference it quite a bit in things that I do and write, but I don’t know. I really love the new creatures they find in the ocean. That’s not really pop culture, that’s just being a nerd.

Read more at Metro

Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Harry Shum Jr. at the Struck by Lightning premiere last night. The movie opens in theaters on Jan 11, but you can watch it now on VOD streaming such as Amazon, iTunes and On Demand.

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