Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez quash feud rumors; smell like Jordin Sparks
The new "Idol" judges have been at work for just a couple of weeks, and there are already rumors of feuding between Jennifer Lopez and host Ryan Seacrest. A Lopez rep pooh-poohs the reports, saying Lopez and Seacrest are getting along just fine. [ Fancast]
Speaking of the judges, dawg, early word from the set is that Randy Jackson has done more than just take Simon Cowell's traditional spot at the right of your TV screen. He's also being "more blunt and bottom line" with prospective contestants. [ E! Online]
Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks is launching a fragrance this week. It's called Because of You and has notes of "clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom," among other scents. [ WWD via USA Today]
Reigning "Idol" champ Lee DeWyze tells his fans that a debut single is expected "soon" -- although he doesn't have a specific date -- and that he's chosen a cover for his debut album. [ @LeeDeWyze]
Season 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee will release a holiday album called "Christmas Is the Time ... to Say I Love You" on Oct. 12. It will include her versions of the title track (originally recorded by Billy Squier), "O Holy Night" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." [ Verve Music Group]
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