katharine mcphee getty Katharine McPhee likes Michael Grimm, Crystal Bowersox on Capitol HillAll your latest “American Idol” news, in easy snack-sized form…

Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox is heading to Washington D.C. on Thursday, July 22 to speak about Juvenile Diabetes on Capitol Hill. [Twitter]

Season 9 semifinalist Alex Lambert dropped by “The Ellen Show” Wednesday, July 21. He talks to judge Ellen DeGeneres about his surprise elimination and then performs “Let Me Love You.” [The Ellen Show]

Katharine McPhee watched “America’s Got Talent” for presumably the first time in her life — and found she liked singer/guitarist Michael Grimm. [Twitter]

An first-hand account of the Top 10 “American Idol” tour. This is from the Albany, NY show. Find out if the tour warrants the cancellations it has had. [MJ’s Big Blog]

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."