Buzz Bites (5/24/12): Phillip Phillips Wins ‘American Idol’

Phillip Phillips was crowned ‘American Idol’ winner for Season 11.

+ Congrats to “American Idol” Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. He was by and large predicted to win over runner-up Jessica Sanchez. The finale received a reported record-setting 132 million casted votes. (MTV News)

+ The “American Idol” finale also featured Jennifer Lopez‘s song premiere of “Goin’ In,” which features Flo Rida. She also sang “Follow The Leader” with Wisin & Yandel. (Rap-Up)

+ Rihanna joined the “American Idol” closer, performing a show-stopping “Where Have You Been.” (Rap-Up)

+ Speaking of “American Idol,” big ups to Adam Lambert, whose Trespassing¬†debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. He bumped another former “Idol” contestant from the top spot — Carrie Underwood. He’s the seventh “Idol” finalist to reach No. 1 on the chart. (Billboard)

+ Last night Kanye West premiered his 30-minute film “Cruel Summer” in Cannes, France. The film, which stars Kid Cudi, was projected on seven screens in a tented pyramid. (MTV News)

+ Get a sneak peek of “Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3-D,” which hits theaters July 5. Fair warning: Viewing it might induce candy and cake cravings. (Idolator)

+ Justin Bieber recently graduated from high school, but since he studied on the road, he didn’t get to experience the cap-and-gown tradition. So when he stopped by “Ellen,” she provided a private graduation ceremony for him on air. (MTV News)

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