Latest Idol News – CMT Awards and Kelly’s New Single

Carrie Underwood performed last night at the Country Music Television Awards, and as usual, she took home several of the awards–Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year  for “Before He Cheats, ” and Roman White, who directed “Before He Cheats” won Video Director of the year.

Kellie Pickler who presented last night was nominated in the Best Breakthrough Video for “Red High Heels, ” but lost out to Taylor Swift.

Check out Kelly Clarkson’s new single at   It’s called “Never Again” and it’s from her upcoming album “My December, ” due to be released this summer.

Good news from Variety about The Color Purple’s first week sales numbers with Fantasia in the cast:

American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s first week in the starring role of “Purple” shot weekly sales for the Broadway tuner up by a staggering $366, 598 to $1, 183, 722. The take reps the musical’s highest tally ever for an eight-perf week.

VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, which features Kimberley Locke will premier this Sunday  at 9 pm.  

And, oddly, Paris Bennett  has joined Vote for the Worst in their quest to make Sanjaya Malakar the new American Idol.   Paris says, she “and a few other contestants” are using the Web site to “screw with the results.”   “We want to see him [Sanjaya] win because it’ll kind of prove that ‘American Idol’ is kind of losing its taste….it kinda isn’t going for talent anymore and more for popularity.”     Paris, Paris Paris, what makes you think Idol has ever been anything but a popularity contest?

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