lee dewyze jordin sparks Lee DeWyze's album cover photo shoot, Jordin Sparks back on BroadwayAll the latest “American Idol” news, in easy bite-sized form.

“American Idol” Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has announced his album is dropping Nov. 16. But now you can go behind-the-scenes during his album cover photo shoot, shot in Los Angeles by photographer Jiro Schneider. [Reality Rocks]

After hurting her hip during a “In the Heights” performance Saturday, Aug. 28, Jordin Sparks has recovered and is headed back to the stage. She tweets, “My
hip is better & Im back in 2night!! SO happy! Ive been going crazy
not performing! Thx so much 4 the prayers! Cant wait 2 see you all! :)” [Twitter]

Kris Allen talks life on the road and his new music video “The Truth” — including the falling-off-the-piano stunt. “I had to do it twice, so it wasn’t that horrible.  But, it was a long
fall!  You would think that falling off a piano isn’t that far, but it’s
pretty far.” [PopStar]

Want to meet Lee DeWyze? You can upload your best rendition of “Lean on Me” to the Cheesecake Factor website (who is joining with the “American Idol” tour in a Feeding America partnership). Four renditions will be chosen to be flown to Hollywood and meet Lee. [Share Your Voice]

Chris Sligh does an interview about his new album, “The Anatomy of Broken.” [Breathecast]

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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."