Good news: “American Idol” season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez confirmed on Twitter that she is now signed with Interscope Records. Expect an urban vibe.
Bad news: Season five country singer Kellie Pickler has lost her deal with Sony after her latest album “100 Proof” failed to take off. Her previous two albums did well enough but this shows how tough it is in this business. One bomb and you’re out!
Her manager Larry Fitzgerald said in a statement to ABC News Radio, “Kellie’s contract with Sony came to an end and they mutually decided not to renew.” (I love how they spin these situations as “mutual.”)
Meanwhile, season 11 winner Phillip Phillips continues to mend after his sixth kidney stone surgery. He tells E! Online: “I’m doing good, just been recovering and just taking it easy,” the singer tells us. “But also pushing myself to get my strength back and just get some energy back.”
The official Whitney Houston/Jordin Sparks “Celebrate” video is out. Bittersweet. But Sparks looks incredible and sounds vibrant:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk