Idol Headlines for 2/11/13

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to co-host New Hallmark Channel Show – Hallmark Movie Channel is debuting a new series on Friday March 1, and former “The Young and the Restless'” Diana DeGarmo (ex-Angelina) and fiance, Ace Young (“American Idol”), are set to co-host. “Planet 360” is a weekly entertainment news show featuring everything new and hot in Hollywood, music, and fashion. The show will air Fridays at 12:00 PM EST. Check your listings! – Read more at She Knows

Adam Lambert loves Rihanna’s song “Stay.” Here’s a snip of the American Idol alum singing it on Keek. Makes you wish he’d do a full cover, no?

Jessica Reads To Grade School Students In Manila – MANILA, Philippines – Jessica Sanchez, the season 11 “American Idol” runner-up and Smart brand ambassador for the youth, marks her return to the country by participating in an outreach program on Monday, Feb. 11. Organized by the telco giant’s community service program for education, “Read To Be Smart: A Storytelling Session with Jessica Sanchez” saw the budding Fil-Mexican pop star leading select second and third grade students of the Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School (EDSES) in Singalong, Manila in a story-telling and group singing session. – Read more at

Grammys 2013: Where lip-syncing is off-limits – “Since Milli Vanilli, the mandate has been made absolutely unequivocally,” said Michael Abbott, the audio director who has helped coordinate the show’s live performances for more than 20 years. “The Grammys only have live performances, no questions about it.” Grammy officials say the no lip-syncing edict came after pop and dance group Milli Vanilli was stripped of its 1990 best new artist award when the duo admitted that they did not use their actual voices on their album or in performances. – Read more at Los Angeles Times

Idology: Nicki Minaj Rules, Male Contestants Act the Fool During Season 12 Hollywood Week

Carrie Underwood Wears $31 Million in Jewels at Grammys 2013 – The multiple Grammy winner (and nominee) wore over $31 million in precious diamonds by designer Johnathon Arndt. Underwood’s necklace alone feature 381 carats of oval, pear, marquis and round brilliant white diamonds, according to a press release from the jeweler. Joked Underwood: “”It’s worth more than me.” – Read more at Access Hollywood

Carrie Underwood’s Glowing Grammys Dress: All the Scoop – To perform the song that won her best solo country performance, the superstar donned a custom Theia gown designed specifically for the vivid light show. The line’s creative director Don O’Neill sourced fabric for the 4 feet 5 inches-wide skirt that had to be approved by both Underwood’s stylist, Trish Townsend, as well as the video team creating the special effects. With only three days to create the gown, O’Neill’s team worked around the clock, stitching together 10 yards of Duchesse satin, 100 yards of tulle and crinoline and thousands of Swarovski crystals onto the bodice. Meanwhile, the production team created the effects that were projected onto her gown, including sparkling stars, rose petals and butterflies. – Read more at People

Underwood Reveals Grammys Performance Secret – “It was all projection and it took a lot of people getting everything just right so the projection wasn’t [off],” said Underwood, who revealed that the dress was made special for the occasion. “I had to stand in the exact same place. I was actually barefoot on apple boxes.” Although she’s been a star performer since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has never quite found an occasion for which to sing barefoot onstage until Sunday night. – Watch the video at ET

Live From the Red Carpet : 2013 Grammys: Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban’s At-Home ‘Literal Estrogen Nest’ Prepared Him For American Idol – Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson caught up with the country singer and the actress on the Grammys red carpet, where they dished on Keith weathering the “Idol” storm. “He adores [Mariah and Nicki], actually. He actually always comes and says he loves doing [the show], so and he’s used to it… he likes strong personalities. Am I right?” Nicole said. “I like strong personalities, yes,” the Australian singer said. Keith’s women at home (Nicole and daughters Sunday Rose and Faith) have prepared him for his women at work. “A 4-year-old and a 2-year-old and a wife, a lot of girls in our household,” Nicole said of how he’s coping with his “Idol” cohorts. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Kelly Clarkson & Adele: Sony Music Grammy After Party! – Kelly Clarkson and Adele are all smiles as they attend the Sony Music Grammy Reception following the 2013 Grammy Awards at Bar Nineteen 12 on Sunday (February 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 30-year-old singer then joined her fiance Brandon Blackstock, Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert for a double-date at Red O in West Hollywood. – See the photos at Just Jared

Katharine McPhee shows off a very chilly front in a plunging beaded top despite New York’s wintry weather – Actress Katharine McPhee made sure that she was centre of attention at Diane Von Furstenberg’s show on Sunday, wearing a long-sleeved white top with a neckline that plunged down to her waist, despite the freezing weather. Leaving very little to the imagination, the 28-year-old was careful to stay upright in case of a wardrobe malfunction while she dashed through the streets of the city to the Lincoln Centre. – Read more at Daily Mail

Fun Should Have Thanked Ryan Murphy at the Grammys. And Gotye too (And Phillip Phillips – When little known New York indie band Fun released We Are Young as the lead single for their second studio album Some Nights in September 2011, it went largely unnoticed, only garnering some attention from online critics and quickly fading off the Billboard Hot 100 after debuting at No. 53. But then Fox’s Glee covered the song for a pivotal scene in a December 2011 episode, sending sales for the single soaring 1,650%. The show put We Are Young on the map and back on the charts. The song’s subsequent use in a Chevrolet Sonic commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl pushed it to No. 1. Tonight, We Are Young won a Grammy for best new song, with Fun named best new artist. Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, which landed the coveted Record Of The Year prize, too got a strong boost when performed on Glee in a talked about scene. (He also won for best Alternative album.) Gotye’s original had premiered at No. 91 in the US in January 2012. It wasn’t until the Glee cover by Matt Bomer and Darren Criss on April 10 kicked off a string of high-profile performances of the song, including by Phillip Phillips on American Idol the next night… Read more at Deadline

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