Idol Headlines for 1/9/12

The People’s Choice Awards air tonight! Tune in at 9 pn on CBS to see who takes home the award for Best Competition Reality Show, Best TV Comedy and more. Watch for our winners’ list later!

YOU can watch the American Idol LIVE Q&A that will broadcast right after the American Idol premiere taking place at theaters across the country! You can watch at this link tonight beginning at 8:30 ET pm. Don’t worry. I’ll be starting a post for it! Also watch for my review of the premiere!

David Cook and banjos? Well. Almost. The American Idol Season 7 winner tweeted yesterday, “Writing today with the illustrious Nathan Chapman. Just shy of noon, and the banjo is already out. This is happening, folks.” Not for long. Later he tweeted, “UPDATE: The banjo has been nixed from this song. Emphatically. (No banjo was harmed in the making of this tweet) Bye bye banjo!

Katharine McPhee: I’m Glad I Don’t Have Children Yet – “I once thought that by now I’d have lots of children, but actually I’m really enjoying being able to go from point A to point B and the only worry I have is have my dogs been walked,” the American Idol runner-up says. “I’m selfish right now, but that’s how and where I should be. The thing is, work is the thing I love the most.” – Read more at US

Carrie Underwood “Blown Away” by a Spectacular 2012! Touring, Airplay, Sales, Awards, and Media Mark a Year to Remember – Nashville, TN – Carrie Underwood may have titled her 2012 album release Blown Away, but it’s also an apt description for the five-time GRAMMY winner’s year, which on all fronts – from touring to airplay, sales, awards, and media appearances – marked an incredibly exciting year for Underwood and her fans. Playing to more than a half-million fans throughout her 62-show 2012 “Blown Away Tour,” Underwood not only ranked as the top female country touring artist of the year according to Pollstar’s Year-End chart, she also played her first concerts in Australia and the U.K, where her concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall sold out in only 90 minutes. – Read more at Carrie Underwood Official

Keith Urban & Randy Jackson Mock Nicki & Mariah Feud – Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey aren’t the only judges on “American Idol” at war. The fists were flying between show newcomer Keith Urban and reliable Randy Jackson last night on the red carpet — where they made fun of their costars now famous fight. The two hit the arrivals line together at the FOX All-Star Party in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, but one of the show’s new judges was mysteriously MIA. Yep, that’s right … it doesn’t look like Mariah showed! – Read more at Too Fab (Actually, Mariah left right after the TCA session. Reporters were pissed she didn’t stick around to talk with them.)

Darren Criss Covers Homme Essentials January/February 2013 – With his hit TV series “Glee” set to resume on January 24, Darren Criss took time to cover the February 2013 issue of Homme Essentials magazine. The 25-year-old actor rocked a casual ensemble for the Eli Schmidt shot front page while opening up about everything from Broadway musicals to his future on the Fox show. – See the photos at celebrity-gossip

Chris Colfer Interview – ‘Struck By Lightning’ & “Glee”

Chris Colfer on Struck by Lightning, Doing Right by His Glee Fans, and His Proudest Blackmail Moment – Julie Miller: I had no idea how dark your sense of humor was before seeing Struck by Lightning! When did you realize you had such a black sense of humor? Were you an eight-year-old doing gallows knock-knock jokes? Chris Colfer: I think so. I have a very large, witty, dark-humor family. That is part of the reason why I became that way, but I’ve always had a dark sense of humor. I always found things that people might find to be obnoxious or extreme to be funny. – Read more at Vanity Fair

A Minute With: “Glee” star Chris Colfer’s “Lightning” film debut – Q: Was it hard to get financiers to see you as a credible writer because you are known primarily as an actor? A: “Anytime an actor associated with something larger than life like ‘Glee,’ I think there is automatic suspicion and doubt that the script would be good. Once people got the script, it wasn’t hard to convince them to read it, but it was difficult getting it made. Had I sold it to a studio, I bet you anything it would have been turned into a movie with me not in it and about a kid losing his virginity or doing drugs. Because that’s what happens and that’s not what I wanted.” – Read more at Reuters

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