While focused so much on the tour this week, I have neglected to report stuff that has been already floating around the Webisphere. So here ya go, in very quick fashion:
- Lee DeWyze, some dude who won “Idol” last year, is engaged to a model/actress Jonna Walsh, reports People. Yes, the Billy Joel/Christie Brinkley paradigm continues.
- Haley Reinhart has signed with Interscope Records. “Idol”-affiliated record companies have so far picked up Haley, Scott McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano.
- And in upcoming news that never seems to happen but inevitably will: Hollywood Reporter says Jennifer Lopez will sign her contract with “Idol” this week. She reportedly was paid $12 million last year and may have been holding out for more this time around.
- Season 9’s Casey James is ready to release an album with a single dropping August 15. It’s dubbed “Let’s Not Call It A Night.”