Idol Headlines for 9/25/14

‘Scorpion’ with McPhee may ease sting of ‘Smash’ – Still, the 30-year-old actress realizes some of her fans may be bewildered by her signing on to an action series.“I do feel for the fans who know me as a singer,” she said. “That’s a part of me that’s never going to change. I had completed a record, then I got this pilot. My record got put on the back burner. It will take some figuring out as far as the music fits, some realigning. I’m letting the pieces fall where they may, letting the show settle a little bit.” More important, she is hopeful that “Scorpion” will dim at least some of the recent spotlight on her personal life, which has brought her no shortage of embarrassment. Last October, TMZ posted pictures of the actress smooching “Smash” director Michael Morris. At the time, both were married to other people. – Read more at TribLive

Q&A: ‘Idol’ runner-up Crystal Bowersox fulfilling ‘Promises’ – How has life been for you after “American Idol?” It’s been good. Busy and go, go, go. I get to do what I love, and there’s no greater good than that. Not many people can say they’re passionate about what they do and love going to work. What’s “Promises” all about? They’re very personal songs. I wanted to put something out between full-length albums to keep fans happy and keep myself happy. It’s slick and polished, something you might want to take a bubble bath to. Fans love it. Fans donated to help finish it. – Read more at St. Louis Today

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Aiken makes nonpartisanship appeal in attempt to win Congressional seat – CAMERON — Clay Aiken is sitting in the back of a small wine shop surrounded by women, talking about constituent services. He reels off the names of North Carolina politicians whom, he says, excel at it: Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble, Sen. Richard Burr — Republicans all. But the late Jesse Helms was best, he says. The Democrat and former “American Idol” contestant is emphasizing pragmatism over politics and district interests over partisanship as he runs for Congress in the 2nd District against two-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn. On this day, he’s meeting with military spouses — some of whom are not even eligible to vote for him. Aiken, dressed casually in a green shirt opened at the collar, mostly listens. But when he talks, he demonstrates his knowledge of national issues affecting the district including defense spending and sequestration, the automatic budget cut of 2013. – Read more at The State

Jennifer Hudson on Dreamgirls Costar Beyonce: “I Have Parties” Anytime She Does Something – Consider J-Hud part of the Beyhive! Jennifer Hudson appeared on Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday, Sept. 24, where she discussed her relationship with her former Dreamgirls costar Beyonce. One caller asked whether Beyonce gave her advice on the set of the 2006 musical drama, which was Hudson’s acting debut. I just remember her telling me, ‘You have such an amazing start. Like, no one gets this opportunity,'” the American Idol alum recalled. “I felt like just being able to sit there and watch and learn from her and Jamie [Foxx] and everyone else on the set, that was like advice enough.” (Hudson went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie.) – Read more at US Magazine

‘X Factor’ Is Most Tweeted-About Show on U.K.? TV – ITV’s The X Factor is the most tweeted-about show on British TV, according to a yearlong study from research firm Kantar Media. It also found that social media activity can boost some shows’ audience by about 2 percent. The Simon Cowell music competition drew 9.4 million tweets over the year, or 8.6 percent of all TV-related tweets and 25 percent of all tweets during the weeks it was on air. Second-ranked Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5, which Viacom just acquired, reached 5.3 million, and ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, also with Cowell, 3.1 million. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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