Idol Headlines for 2/1/13

Season 8 American Idol alum, Felicia Barton, tweets, “Late night vocals for @msleamichele ‘s new record! Ahh love this song!

Kara DioGuardi and Husband Welcome Their First Child – Here’s news to sing about — or maybe write a song about? Ex-American Idol judge and songwriter Kara DioGuardi is a new mom, People reports. DioGuardi, 42, and her husband, Mike McCuddy, welcomed son Greyson James through a gestational surrogate Thursday in Los Angeles. Greyson James Carroll McCuddy weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured a little over 20 inches long. One of the newborn’s middle names, Carroll, is in tribute to DioGuardi’s late mother. – Read more at TV Guide

Kelly Clarkson, Grammys & Engagement: What Made The Singer ‘Stronger’ – NEW YORK — Kelly Clarkson says she’s extremely happy she’s nominated for three Grammy Awards, but there’s something else the pop singer is more thrilled about: her recent engagement. “I couldn’t even find someone to go on a date with that I enjoyed their company. Like, it was just rough,” she said in a recent interview.
“You don’t see it coming. And it sounds cheesy and it sounds like a movie, but it is that though. One day you’ll meet them and everything will change.” – Read more at Huffington Post

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Carly Rae Jepsen: I Worked 8 Minimum-Wage Jobs to Pursue Music Career – Carly Rae Jepsen knows the meaning of hard work. In the March issue of Seventeen magazine, the 27-year-old singer opens up about her struggle to make it in the music business. “In college there was a time I felt lost and had the blues. I wanted to write songs, but I didn’t know how to make it a career,” she explains. “But I also knew I’d be happy working eight minimum-wage jobs to try to pull it off.” – Read more at US Magazine

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