Philip Philips tweets another album update, “Sounding really good in the studio. Going to the Spiderman premiere tonight! Pretty pumped about it.”
Casey Abrams: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me – Casey Abrams, who released his self titled debut album on Tuesday (June 26), shares 25 things you don’t know about him with Us Weekly. – Read more at US
Kellie Pickler, Husband Kyle Jacobs Celebrate Birthdays Amid Eventful Week – “We don’t have a big celebration planned,” the “100 Proof” singer told The Boot. “I have shows this weekend so I have to hit the road on the 28th, but Kyle and I, we both like Jack Daniel’s and we’ve always wanted to go out to Lynchburg [the small Tennessee town where the Jack Daniel’s Distillery is located] and take that tour. I didn’t realize it was a dry town, though. What a shame. [laughs] I remember when my town was a dry town. I remember when they legalized alcohol in Albemarle [N.C.]. It was a big deal. Carolina is like the land of moonshine. My granddaddy was a bootleggin’ man, so I know all about it!” – Read more at The Boot
Britney Spears Calls Former Menudo Singer ‘Very Sexy’ at X Factor Auditions – At Wednesday’s X Factor auditions in Providence, R.I., a former singer from the Latin boy band Menudo wooed the audience with his vocal talent and easy charisma, prompting Britney Spears, 30, to say his performance was “very sexy.” Wearing a leather jacket and black T-shirt, 31-year-old Troy Kurtis got the audience waving their arms back and forth as he sang in Spanish. – Read more at People
We caught an EXCLUSIVE video of how @SimonCowell got himself to work today!
Simon Cowell Bets Big on Britney Spears and Demi Lovato for X Factor Season Two – Simon Cowell is making a bold bet Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will increase viewers and propel the second season of Fox’s reality competition, X Factor, into a ratings hit. Before a single episode of the British import aired in the US last fall, Cowell, its creator and executive producer, predicted it would draw 20 million viewers and best American Idol, Cowell’s former series. – Read more at Forbes
Simon Cowell: Britney Is Fearless & Tougher Than Me! – While many say Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have been misleadingly sugary-sweet to singing hopefuls so as not to sully their own images, music mastermind Simon Cowell tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that Britney Spears has no such issues in her gig on The X Factor. “Britney is fearless,” Simon says, adding the Southern Belle has “no qualms” about turning down a contestant if she feels they don’t have the act to succeed. Simon compared Britney’s unabashed stream of opinions to those of Paula Abdul. – Read more at Radar Online
‘Glee’s’ Cory Monteith: Finn Would Be Torn as a Soldier – “Given his history and his relationship with his late father, it didn’t completely surprise me,” Monteith tells The Hollywood Reporter, noting he first found out about it halfway through the season. “Finn would make a good soldier but I think he’s still got a lot to think about — he still has a lot going for him outside of the Army,” he says. “His heart is still with Rachel and I think he has a lot of reasons to not be in the Army as well. I think he’d be torn as a soldier.” “I think [viewers] should root for the couple to reunite,” he says. “I hope when we look back at it, they will be a legendary couple in television.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter