Idol Headlines for 9/28/12 – The Evening Edition

See the names and photos of ALL the X Factor contestants who advanced to Boot Camp HERE.

James Durbin tweets, “Recording a new song about suicide prevention called “We Would’ve Loved You Anyway” @blairdaly @james_a_michael @Indeloon85 @JFabb”

UNICEF “Water for Life” Gala – On September 29, Calgary will mark the 20th anniversary of the UNICEF Gala in support of UNICEF’s life-saving work for children. Members of the community will be treated to a delectable four-course dinner created by Hyatt Regency Calgary Chef David Flegel, an exceptional performance by musician and UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken, novel auction items, and an inspiring keynote speech from UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO David Morley. – Read more at Clay

Erika Van Pelt tweets, “Very excited to begin my work with @AlexAndAniUSA !” (Looks like it’s a local RI company that sells jewelry lines.

Nicki Minaj Confirmed For Three Reality Specials – It seems that while Nicki Minaj will be starring in a number of reality specials, rumors that she will star in a reality show have been greatly exaggerated. E! confirmed that the YMCMB rapper is set to appear in three specials on the network beginning in November. The network adds that the specials will include never-before-seen footage of the rapper in her personal and professional life. They shared that more details are forthcoming. – Read more at MTV

Jose Feliciano tweets, “Dueting with Kris Allen, 2009 American Idol Winner, Ain’t No Sunshine, and digging it!” Kris and Jose will be performing at the Miami Rocks Our Troops event in Coral Gables Florida Saturday night.

20 questions with Jessica Sanchez

Would Mariah Carey Come Back for Another Season of Idol? [AUDIO] – Can Mariah See Herself Doing Another Season of Idol? “Yeah, I actually can,” she confesses. “I love moments like this, because I think they’re great. You work through whatever. I’m just learning. I don’t consider myself a judge, I consider myself as someone who is trying to give constructive criticism and guidance…I think it’s a really, really great opportunity for people out there who don’t necessarily have the money to make their own demo or to go to a record company and stuff like that. I have a totally new respect for the whole thing.” – Read more at

Britney Spears – Accuser Claims Drug Dog Found Crystal Meth In Home – Sam Lutfi — the self-proclaimed manager of Britney Spears who is suing her for defamation — claims in new legal docs a drug-sniffing dog found a cache of crystal meth in her home. The allegations were filed in connection with the upcoming trial. Lutfi claims Britney, along with her parents Lynn and Jamie — defamed him by saying he drugged the singer during her dark period. In the docs, Lutfi talks about what he would want Britney to testify about. As of now, she will not take the stand because a judge has found she is not competent to testify as a result of the conservatorship. Lutfi says in the docs Britney should testify about an incident in 2007 … he claims he “brought drug-sniffing dogs into her home … and they found a cache of crystal methedrine, which was destroyed.” – Read more at

AMC gets into ‘Idol’ game, orders talent competition series – The network has greenlit Road Show, an unscripted series set against the backdrop of small-town talent competitions. The show will have open-call auditions for singers, dancers, comedy acts and so forth — so in terms of the variety of performers, it’s a bit more like America’s Got Talent. Road Show’s director and choreographer will serve as judges and mentors, selecting finalists to participate in a talent show held at a local venue. Eight, one-hour episodes have been ordered. Since this is AMC, you can bet there’s probably not going to be a lot of lasers and spinning chairs. Road Show will aim for a more realistic take on the talent-seeking format than its big network forebears. “Road Show is a doc style talent competition series that celebrates the stories of the people who ever sang into their hairbrush, or lost sleep over their premiere in a community theater production,” says Joel Stillerman, AMC’s evp of original programming. “It’s the local talent show writ large, and will focus on the personal stories as much as the actual talent competition.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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