Idol Headlines for 6/20/12 – The Evening Edition

19E squashes rumors via twitter that Jessica Sanchez will tour the Philippians in October. “Contrary to many false reports, @JSanchezAI11‘s ONLY performance in the Philippines will be 9/21 in Manila as part of the ?#Idol? Live Tour”

Matt CardleAdam Lambert, Mark Wright, Louie Spence, Ollie Locke, Francesca Hull, Carrie UnderwoodLittle Mix, Amanda Byram, Lawson, JLS, Lisa  Stansfield, Louise Roe, Liz McClarnon will all be at The Wellington Club, 116A Knightsbridge, London tonight for Dean Piper’s (columnist for London Daily Mirror) party benefitting a cancer charity

Phillip Phillips’s Surgery Recovery Had Him ‘Going Crazy’ – “I still love to sleep, but it’s been kind of hectic,” Phillips, 21, told reporters on Wednesday of his recovery process following the surgery he had earlier this month to remove kidney stones. “I’ve kind of been going crazy just looking at the four walls surrounding me.” Although he’s finally been able to pick up a guitar again, the crooner says that’s about the only activity he’s been able to take part in since going under the knife. – Read more at People

Summer Shines Brighter as the Exclusive Series “ET Canada Conversations” Continues, Featuring: Coldplay, Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry – TORONTO, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ – Entertainment Tonight Canada intensifies summer glamour as it rolls out three all-new “ET Canada Conversations” features. Giving fans a triple dose of music’s hottest superstars, the signature 30-minute specials will put the spotlight on Coldplay, Carrie Underwood and Katy Perry. Then on Monday, July 2nd – 7:30pm ET/PT Cheryl Hickey (@CherylHickeyETC) and Roz Weston (@Rozweston) catch up with country superstar Carrie Underwood to chat about love, life and what it’s like being married to a Canuck and hockey star, Mike Fisher. – Read more at Newswire.ca

IDYLLWILD: ‘American Idol’s’ Casey Abrams ready to release album – The cover of the album was shot in the same Idyllwild amphitheater where Abrams took the photo for his senior page when he was a student at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. “I remember standing on that same exact stage,” Abrams said in a recent telephone interview. He said he shot somewhere around 40 photos of himself doing things like playing bass and playing hackey sack. When it came time to come up with a cover for his album, he remembered the amphitheater. “Why not go to the same place? Let’s put a little history into this album,” he said. – Read more at Pe.com

Casey James Tour Dates Are ‘Dream Come True’ – “It’s been non-stop. It’s been great,” Casey tells The Boot. “I’ve been out there playing every night. And now, when I’m out, people are coming up to me going, ‘Oh, I love such-and-such. It’s my favorite song on the album.’ Or, ‘I really love the whole album.’ When I’m up there, they’re singing along. It’s a dream come true.” As far as patterning his career after another well-known musician, Casey says he often looks to Ricky Skaggs. “He is one of my inspirations,” the multi-instrumentalist explains. “Very, very cool guy. He’s bluegrass, he’s country; everything he does instrumentally, I’m a big fan.” – Read more at The Boot

Simon Cowell Didn’t Get Plastic Surgery – The X Factor judge, 52, was photographed driving down Sunset Boulevard in L.A. June 19 with a suspicious band-aid behind his left ear. Though some outlets reported he was recovering after recently going under the knife, a source assures Us Weekly: “Simon cut himself by accident. It’s not surgery.” – Read more at US

Rachel Crow: ‘Mean Girls’ Singer Confronts Bullies and Weight Critics, Praises President Obama and Eminem During In House Q&A (EXCLUSIVE) – You co-wrote your lead single “Mean Girls.” Describe your personal experience with bullying. It was the looks and the being called “weirdo” and “freak.” Me and my one friend would stick together and just brush it off, but of course there were times when I would come home crying to my mom and saying, “They called me this!” And she would just say, “Oh they’re just jealous!” But I was different in every possible way in school. I grew up in a very small, very conservative farm town and I walked in with this bright personality. I was loud and outgoing and had curly hair and they were just kind of like, “What is going on right now? What is this creature?” I was just being myself and my parents taught me to always be myself and never think you have to be different than who you are. That was what made me confident to try out for “X Factor.” Honestly, looking back at it, I feel sorry for all the mean girls and the bullies. – Read more at AOL.com

Emmys 2012: Nigel Lythgoe: Portrait of a Proud Workaholic – He’s executive producer of “American Idol,” a judge and creator of “So You Think You Can Dance” and the brains behind E!’s “Opening Act” — could Nigel Lythgoe’s schedule get any fuller? Not likely based on the time THR spent with the TV vet. – See the photos at The Hollywood Reporter

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