Idol Headlines for 1/8/12

Carrie Underwood is set to perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday February 1 at 7 pm.

Phillip Phillips will perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 16.

Universal Studios: Demi Lovato, Phillip Phillips, Pitbull set for Mardi Gras – “American Idol” champion Phillip Phillips, pop star Demi Lovato and Miami rapper Pitbull are among the entertainers set for Universal Studios’ Mardi Gras concerts, set to kick off Feb. 9. Demi Lovato is set for March 2, Phillip Phillips on March 23. – Orlando Sentinel

‘American Idol’ Fantasia Barrino cancels Orbit Room concert in wake of shooting at venue – A concert featuring former “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino scheduled for Feb. 14 at The Orbit Room, has been canceled. Promoters cited safety issues connected with a Jan. 1 shooting incident at the club located on Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE as a factor in the cancellation. “The promoter got a call (from the singer’s representatives) asking about news of a shooting at the venue,” said Monica Sparks, director of The Urban Sparks who has been doing publicity for the concert. – Read more at Mlive

On the Set: American Idol’s New Tune-Up

Kenya through Kris’ eyes – Since I’ve gotten back from World Vision’s 2012 True Spirit of Christmas Tour, I’m frequently asked: “Didn’t you go to Kenya? How was that?” I’m never one to answer really fast, because I always want to give a real answer. I could just say, “It was great!” — and the conversation would end there, but that would defeat the purpose of why I went. I went so I could tell people about what’s going on in Kenya and what World Vision is doing to help out. – Read more at World

Adam Lambert and His Totally Fierce Band

Adam Lambert tweeted, “My band SLAYS. Get ready 2013.” Adam is ready to embark on a series of concert dates in Asia.

#Breakfastclique – Behind the scenes video ep 1 with Kelly Clarkson

Carrie Underwood Tweets Support for Husband Mike Fisher After NHL Lockout Ends – Most hockey fans are thrilled the 113-day NHL lockout is over. Carrie Underwood? Not so much. Although Underwood – who has been married to professional hockey player Mike Fisher since 2010 – was quick to celebrate her husband’s return to the ice, she couldn’t help but joke about it. “Well, folks, hockey is back!” she Tweeted on Sunday. “I just lost my purse holder but gained cheering on my hot husband as he kicks butt! #GoPreds.” – Read more at

Lawsuit Over Steven Tyler’s ‘American Idol’ Deal Now Involves Motley Crue (Exclusive) – After filing the lawsuit, Kovac Media Group, run by Allen Kovac, added new claims, asserting that in retaliation for the lawsuit, LaPolt has been “conspiring” to “set up a competing management company” to steal away a “world-famous rock band” that Kovac has repped for 15 years. That band is Motley Crue, and on Monday, its members made its objections to Kovac’s claims very loud and clear. Declarations by Crue guitarist Mick Mars and drummer Tommy Lee were filed along with new court papers by LaPolt that urge a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to reject the lawsuit in accordance with California’s anti-SLAPP statute. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Nashville Sneak Peek: Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Is Getting Married! But How Does her Mother React? – “I have some good news. I’m getting married!” Yes, Nashville is returning with a bridal bang this Wednesday as Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is engaged to her NFL boyfriend of a hot minute, Sean (Tilky Jones). And while Juliette seems thrilled to be tying the knot, we’re not so sure her troubled mother Jolene (Sylvia Jeffries) will be so delighted by the news. – See the Video at E News

The Voice: Adam Levine and Blake Shelton Dish on Keeping Bromance Alive With “Hot” Usher Around! – Breaking news: Hollywood’s hottest relationship is in trouble! It’s true, y’all. The Voice’s Blake Shelton and Adam Levine’s bromance is on the rocks and a third party is involved: new coach Usher, who is joining the NBC reality hit for its fourth season, along with Shakira. We caught up with Adam, Blake and host Carson Daly at the 2013 TCA Winter press tour to chat about the new coaches and how the Maroon 5 lead singer and the country crooner plan to keep their bromance alive with the “hot” new guy around… – Read more at E Online

Britney’s Next Move After The X Factor? Spears Wants Recurring Role On TV Sitcom – Even though Britney Spears won’t be asked back to be a judge on Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, the pop princess’ management team is exploring potential television sitcom roles for her, is exclusively reporting. “Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph, is reading television scripts that the singer could accept. Britney’s dad, Jamie feels that having his daughter on a sitcom would be a good fit for her. Britney needs to be kept busy, and a structured environment such as a television sitcom would be a natural fit for her,” a source close to the situation tells exclusively. “She actually has very natural comedic talents and is very funny, in an airhead sort of way,” the source added. – Read more at RadarOnline

Jeanine Mason dances her way into our hearts again on ‘Bunheads’ — EXCLUSIVE – Last night, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s dramedy returned for a second run of episodes on ABC Family. (Technically, this is the second half of the show’s first season.) And on Jan. 14, Jeanine Mason officially joins the cast as Cozette, the new girl in Paradise. Like her Les Mis namesake, Mason’s character is practically perfect in every way — she speaks four languages, she’s immediately popular, and most importantly, she really knows her way around a dance studio. Something tells us snooty Sasha might not be Cozette’s biggest fan. – See the Video at Entertainment Weekly

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