kat mcphee nasdaq ring Katharine McPhee sings at NASDAQ opening; Kara DioGuardi writing 'Idol' memoir

Some quick hits of “American Idol” news:

Katharine McPhee sang “It’s Not Christmas Without You” Monday (Nov. 29) morning at the opening of the NASDAQ stock exchange. The performance also celebrated a newly engaged couple winning Blue Nile’s “Ring It. Sing It.” contest. McPhee wore a replica of Princess Diana and Kate Middleton’s engagement ring while performing.

Former judge Kara DioGuardi is releasing a memoir about her time on “Idol.” Harper Collins confirms “A Helluva High Note: Surviving Life, Love, and American Idol” will hit shelves on April 26, 2011. DioGuardi says the autobiography “is meant to inspire others to take chances to succeed.” [Radar Online]

Sorry, Glamberts: Adam Lambert has wrapped up his Glam Nation tour, finishing at the O2 Empire in London on Nov. 29. The tour began in June in Pennsylvania and continued across country before hitting Asia, Australia, New Zealand and 11 countries in Europe. Lambert has performed over 100 shows. [Examiner]

Crystal Bowersox is letting bygones be bygones with the Ohio DMV employee who snuck a peek at her personal records. She tweets: “Don’t do it again ok? Glad you got your job back.” [@crystalbowersox]

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