‘American Idol’ notes: Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Sanchez

Ready for some fun with the latest edition of “American Idol” notes? Luckily, our headlining story with Adam Lambert has you covered … at least if you love videos of famous people reading the weather.

In a new video that you can see over at the link here, the former season 8 star is seen doing the weather while at a New Zealand television studio. It’s pretty funny, and it does show that he could have a second career in the world of broadcast news if for whatever reason this current line of work does not work out (then again, this seems extremely unlikely).

Adam has been in New Zealand lately promoting his new album “Trespassing,” and his music has been enormously successful in the country perhaps even more so than in America. They are also a little bit more liberal with their song choices, which helps to explain why a track like “Fever” performed so well there while it was not even chosen as a single here.

Carrie Underwood’s new platinum honor – Selling a million copies of a song is hardly anything new to Carrie Underwood, but it still has to feel rather exciting, right? With that, we have to share the latest honor for her new single “Blown Away.” According to a new report from RoughStock.com, the track has made it to the threshold that has already been achieved by her lead single “Good Girl.” It’s quite a good place for Carrie to be, especially as she continues to promote the song and others on tour.

Jessica’s new handle – Just in case you have not heard yet, it only seemed appropriate to end this article with the latest announcement courtesy of our reigning runner-up: she now has a new Twitter handle! Rather than being @JSanchezAi11, you can now find her over @JessicaESanchez. She is far from the first star from this past season to accrue a new handle, as we have already seen this from such people as Joshua Ledet, Colton Dixon, and Phillip Phillips. (Admittedly, we’re still wondering how he managed to snag the @Phillips handle that he has.)

If you want to see some sneak peeks of Adam on “Pretty Little Liars,” be sure to head on over to the link here.

Photo: RCA Press / Lee Cherry

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