Idol Headlines for 9/27/12

Carrie Underwood performs at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Scotty McCreery performs at Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
Casey James performs at The Shops at Mohegan Sun in Montville, CT.
Melinda Doolittle performs at The Franklin Theater in Franklin, TN.
Constantine Maroulis performs in Jekyll & Hyde in La Mirada, CA.
Kelly Clarkson performs at Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia.
Jason Castro performs at Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Quincy, IL. Via AmericanIdol

Joshua Ledet tweets, “So excited about Performing live today at the Ryders Cup in chicago. Make sure you tune in 4pm Central time(; #ryderscup #tigerwoods #golf”

Simon Cowell tweets about hiring a “house healer”, “I have to say the house healer did a great job. I did it because if you believe something can make you feel happier then try it. I wasn’t trying to get rid of bad things but I believe your home should be peaceful. And two people came round today and said the house felt different. So you never know.”

Celine Dion, Usher, Jennifer Hudson to perform for Whitney Houston Grammy special next month – NEW YORK — Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson and Usher will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston in a one-hour TV special. “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” will tape Oct. 11 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and will feature performances by Dion, Hudson and Usher. It will air Nov. 16 on CBS. – Read more at The Associated Press

WCTK To Sponsor Father-Daughter Dance With Scotty McCreery – HALL COMMUNICATIONS Country WCTK (CAT COUNTRY 98.1)/PROVIDENCE, RI is holding a father/daughter dance on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th from 6-9p (ET) at the RHODES on the PAWTUXET in CRANSTON, RI. The ‘SADIE HAWKINS DANCE,’ is open to girls from grades 1-6 at CRANSTON PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. The dance comes on the heels of nationwide press attention for the town, on a decision to ban all father/daughter dances and mother/son ballgames in the city of CRANSTON. – Read more at WCTK

‘Smash’ Gets ‘Dangerous’ – No one may be able to forget about Marilyn Monroe, but it appears that Tom & Julia’s musical may be getting tossed on the backburner in Smash’s second season judging from the new poster I stumbled past on my way to work this morning! Plastered on The Broadway Theater at 53 Street, the posters for a new production of (Dangerous) Liaisons not only feature guest star Sean Hayes (as Terrence Falls), but Megan Hilty’s Ivy on the bottom right! – See the Photo at The Insider

Katharine McPhee’s New Hairstyle for ‘Smash’! – Katharine McPhee shows off her stripes while on the set of her hit show Smash on Tuesday (September 25) in New York City. The 28-year-old actress waved to fans as she exited her trailer and headed to shoot a scene. – See the Photos at Just Jared

Kelly Clarkson gets high on Harbour lights on Sydney Bridge – KELLY Clarkson saw the dark side of Sydney on Wednesday night. Rugging up, the Texan powerhouse treated her band to the after-hours Bridge Climb for their only day off in the Harbour city. And she described the experience as “freakin’ awesome” in that trademark southern twang. It was a much different view of the Mr Know It All songstress, who last night dolled up for her Stronger concert at the Entertainment Centre. – Read more at The

Lauren Alaina is ‘idol’ to Tuscarawas Fair crowd – DOVER — Lauren Alaina is a young country star on the rise, and at 17, she already knows how to treat her fans. While in Dover for her show Wednesday at the 162nd edition of the Tuscarawas County Fair, she took time to explore the grounds and sign autographs. Alaina was resting up before the concert and one fan, Christine Lankford, 14, was waiting close to Alaina’s bus hoping to get a chance to meet her idol. When she found out there wasn’t going to be a meet-and-greet, she was devastated, having traveled from Wooster to see the show. Read more at Times Reporter

Kellie Pickler Accessorizes with Pet Snake – Kellie Pickler has found the perfect accessory to complement her new look. “My slithering necklace,” the singer Tweeted with a WhoSay photo of her pet python Boots draped around her neck. The country starlet shaved her head Sept. 4 in support of her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, 36, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June and started chemotherapy treatments this month. – Read more at People Pets

Kellie Pickler on fame and faith – “Bucky and I always have a good time together,” said Pickler. “We’ll do some covers but we’ll also do some new songs too.” The country girl from Albemarle said all she ever wanted to do was head to Nashville, Tenn., to work in honky-tonks to “make it the way Dolly Parton did.” But her story is nothing like the country legend she admires. – Read more at the Richmond County Daily Journal

Britain’s Channel 5 Nabs ‘American Idol’ Rights for Digital Network 5* – LONDON – Britain’s Channel 5 has acquired the U.K. TV rights to the next two seasons of U.S. hit show American Idol, which has previously aired here on ITV2. Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed. The agreement was reached with FremantleMedia, which co-produces the show with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment, part of Core Media, formerly known as CKX.- Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Gilles Marini’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Blog: Week One Injuries! – We survived week 1 and I am having a wonderful time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. It can’t explain how amazing the energy was on Monday night. I forgot how thrilling it is to dance in front of a live audience. Peta and I worked really hard on our dance and even though I was excited to perform I was also nervous. I had a few set back during rehearsals. I tore my hamstring and a joint in my lower back and I wasn’t sure if they would affect my performance, but I pushed on and realized nothing can stop me once I am on that dance floor. – Read more at

Hope Solo Memoir: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Is Rigged, Winners Chosen By Judges Not Fans – A Radar Online story brings to light this passage from Solo’s book about a conversation with her former DWTS partner about a secret memo deciding which celebrity pair would be eliminated each week. This revelation couldn’t happen at a more awkward time for DWTS with the show’s All-Star season kicking off this week. (In case you were wondering, Pamela Anderson got the boot last night, which makes you wonder about the effectiveness of a rigging policy.) “Maks later told me that he had argued with the judges because he had been told we were going to be eliminated, that there was some secret memo going around that said who would be ousted each week,” Solo wrote. “He explained that he wanted to cause some drama on the live portion of the show so that they wouldn’t be able to resist keeping us around, hoping for more fireworks. “It seems to have worked — we weren’t eliminated that week.” – Read more at Huffington Post

Bones Exclusive: Which SYTYCD Faves Will Join Booth and Brennan on the Dance Floor? – When the Hot Tamale Train pulls into Bones station, it’ll have two additional passengers on board. So You Think You Can Dance’s Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp – who won the Fox competition’s ninth season last week – will be part of Bones’ upcoming dance-themed outing, TVLine has learned exclusively. RELATED | SYTYCD Champ Eliana Girard Talks ‘Bang Bang,’ Pole-Dancing and Triple-Threat Dreams Girard will play Katarina Wirz and Wespi-Tschopp will play Rocko, hoofers somehow involved in a Dancing With the Stars-esque show at which Brennan and Booth go undercover. – Read more at TV Line

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