Idol Headlines for 10/8/13

The Voice blind auditions have concluded, but you can relive all of the magic via tonight’s clip show. Plus, watch a new performance from winner, Danielle Bradbery. I won’t be live blogging, but I’ll have something up, with videos for chat. 8/7c pm NBC.

Hark! The Boston Pops Sing :: Their First All-Live Holiday Album – On Oct. 22, the Boston Pops will release its first all-live Holiday CD, “A Boston Pops Christmas – Live From Symphony Hall”, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, with the acclaimed Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and powerhouse vocalist Melinda Doolittle, an “American Idol” finalist. – Read more at EdgeOnTheNet

David Osmond, Nigel Lythgoe, Amy Whitcomb and More to Travel to Salt Lake City with A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, 12/13-29 – Lythgoe Family Productions announced today that Los Angeles hit show A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS will be performing in Salt Lake City at the Jeanné Wagner theatre, this December. The production features recording artist David Osmond as Prince Harry, an on-screen appearance by Nigel Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol”) as The Magic Mirror and Amy Whitcomb (“The Voice”) as Snow White. Performers were selected to play the “Seven Dwarfs” from local dance schools, Center Staging and Vibe. – Read more at Broadway World

POPsessions: What’s ‘Idol’ Winner and ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestant Ruben Studdard’s Favorite Karaoke Jam? – “American Idol” Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard is looking for another reality TV win as a contestant on the 15th season of “The Biggest Loser,” but it’s not the potential $250,000 grand prize that would mean the most to him. “This season of ‘The Biggest Loser’ is going to be full of twist and turns that you’ve never seen on the show,” Studdard, who enters the “BL” competition as the season’s heaviest competitor at 462 pounds, tells Yahoo TV. “Most of all, you will see all of us change our lives for the better.” The Grammy-nominated singer, who celebrated his 35th birthday in September, shared his pop culture obsessions with us, including the clothes he just can’t live without, the primetime diva he’s crushin’ on, and his favorite movie snack (don’t worry, Ruben … we won’t tell Jillian!). – Read more at

Cassadee Pope Frame By Frame Street Week – Day 1

Elimination, Valerie Harper Says She Has No Cancer Symptoms – It was an emotional night on week 4 of Dancing With the Stars as the show bid farewell to one of this season’s most beloved contestants, Valerie Harper. Following a shaky Viennese waltz, the Mary Tyler Moore actress, 74, was eliminated along with her pro partner Tristan MacManus. But while she may have been disappointed to go home, she had nothing but words of love and positivity for DWTS and her fans.- Read more at

Simon Cowell’s Ex-Girlfriend Terri Seymour Sits on His Lap After Birthday Dinner: Picture – Talk about friendly exes! Simon Cowell spent his 54th birthday on Monday, Oct. 7, not with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman but with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour, whom he dated for six years until 2008. The X Factor judge and the Extra correspondent, 38, were spotted getting into a car together after dining out with friends at West Hollywood hotspot Sur, one of the establishments owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump. Seymour, a former model, perched herself atop Cowell’s lap to make room for another pal, at which point the TV mogul leaned his head back and covered his eyes. – Read more at US Magazine

Julianne Hough Called “Hypocritical” by Mark Ballas for Dancing With the Stars Critiques – It might be time for a dance off! It looks like Julianne Hough has picked a fight with childhood friend and Dancing With the Stars dance pro Mark Ballas. After performing as a dance pro for five seasons — leaving after Season 8 — Hough made an appearance on the popular competition show as a guest judge on Oct. 7, and her comments on Ballas’s foxtrot with singer Christina Milian raised some eyebrows. – Read more at US Magazine

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  • Incipit

    I love the Boston Pops in any case, the sheer exuberance of the music they produce has always caught my attention – – but a live Christmas album with Melinda Doolittle can’t be resisted – her vocals are just Primo.


  • pj

    Interesting interview with Allison Iraheta here:

    Showed up on my Facebook. She’s turned into a thoughtful young woman. I really wish her success.

  • Amy Beth

    Cassadee Pope is putting up videos of each day of her album release week:

  • Henrique Mendes
  • carla

    Fifth Harmony performed today at WeDay

  • pj

    I really like the song and her performance. Plus, I love vintage stuff so I approve of the styling.

  • curlyenta

    What Does Taylor Hicks Eat for Breakfast?
    Depending on how much steak I’ve eaten and wine I’ve drunk the night before, I get up early—9 a.m. is fairly early for me—and immediately work out. I try to burn as many calories as I can: I do a lot of elliptical, a lot of running, and a lot of steam. The one thing that you have to have out here [in Vegas] if you’re a vocalist is moist air. The steam is very key. And considering the number of buffets that I have free access to, being able to use a gym is also key…… Then hunger sets in……”
    Rest of the article:

  • jdanton2

    Jordin Sparks will guest star on an upcoming episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.which will air in November.

  • curlyenta

    Hollywood Reporter: “Residencies: 19 Music Superstars Who Rocked Las Vegas.” Taylor Hicks is #19. It’s quite an honor to be grouped in with such an elite group of singers and performers!


    Phillip Phillips @Phillips
    Recorded some songs at Capitol Studios – you can buy them at this link! hope you like it!

  • TheOther

    Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, backed by a six-piece band including a cellist and trumpet player, opened the show with a set that included his own material, as well as a cover of The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” and unlikely stabs at Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop,” Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and DJ Khaled’s “All I Do is Win.” Closing with his Mumford & Sons-like hit “Home,” Phillips showed that’s he’s effectively made the leap from reality TV star to legitimate concert performer.

  • jpfan2

    Thanks for the review. The LA Times gave P2 a bad review calling his set “dreary acoustic rock” but I think that critic isn’t a fan of the genre. I’m seeing that P2 can be a polarizing performer. I have mixed feelings myself. The stuff I like that he does, I like a lot. The stuff I don’t, I really dislike.

  • Ari

    Why is this post called IDOL Headlines when its not about Idol

  • Aussie

    Good question


    Bid on an intimate concert w/ @Phillips or Tickets + Meet n Greet w/ @BenHarper to benefit @thGRAMMYs charities

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Scotty will be hosting the GAC Top 20 this Friday…it was taped last week at MLB in New York…

  • tripp_ncwy

    Video: Lee Dewyze “Fight” featured on Heart of Dixie last night.

  • Happyhexer

    Erika Van Pelt released her album “My Independence” today. On iTunes, I think. Has a retro sound to me. Mostly uptempo. And her voice on the ballads is lush and gorgeous.

    And Jamar Rogers has released a new song (a single, I guess) today.

  • Guest

    D.A. Decides Whether to Prosecute for date rape.

    Not the publicity the Voice needs now.

    Read more.

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    Ready for a conference call with my friend in magic & merriment; Mr. @RomanWhite. Brainstorming for the video to my new single #Parachute

  • Guest

    Mariah Carey ?@MariahCarey11h
    Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah !!!!!

  • Mel432

    “Adam will take on a new cameo role for a one off appearance on the series and it’s been claimed that he will play Kurt Hummel’s nemesis.”

    MJ, do you know anything about just a one episode role for Adam? And a cameo is usually a walk on/through, with no lines–basically just a few-second glimpse.

  • edisto

    Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed hearing Fight on Hart of Dixie last night. As a real southerner, the song was a perfect sound for a show relating to the south.

  • Amy Beth

    Local news guy is interviewing Angie Miller, who will be playing the Topsfield (MA) fair.

  • usedtobelucy

    Elliott — and Paula Abdul? and dancer Anthony Morigerato — are going to be on Arsenio tonight?


    Anyway, it’s here —

    And if I were Elliott, I would have said more about this earlier. But maybe he did. Who knows.

  • Axxxel

    I think we just wait and see to discover whether Adam’s role was more like a one off like Neil Patrick Harris’ or a multiple episode arc like Kate Hudson’s …. I would bet on the multiple arc one…

    The fun part is that they really keep Adam’s role secret… Maybe because there have rewritten it, or maybe because they just want to keep the Gleeks and Glamberts and entertainment blogs and websites buzzing about it..and create exposure on Glee for free…

  • Axxxel

    oh dear…

  • lkingcorn

    Love the Simon story. While I don’t see the attraction personally, I doubt it’s all about his money. I have come to believe Simon is a low key playboy. His relationships seem to last much longer than say Clooneys, but they all seem to remain good friends. Probably not bad work if you can get it.

  • tripp_ncwy

    THR: ‘American Idol’ Snap Judgement: What to Expect From Season 13

    “For the first time ever, Fox has released nearly 13 minutes of raw, unedited footage of the upcoming season of American Idol for the press.”

  • Mel432

    From the article:

    “One thing is clear: the show is definitely going back to its original mission of shining the spotlight where it belongs — on emerging new talent. ”

    Does that mean the judges aren’t going to promote their current singles or upcoming TV show?

  • Incipit

    This sounds promising, so far this panel seems to get along very well. And if Harry Connick Jr is the toughest judge, I don’t think anyone is surprised at that. Looks like he also knows how to give a good sound bite:

    “A major positive so far is the addition of Connick, who is diving into his new job with enthusiasm and witty banter.

    “The idea of being part of the discovery process with these young entertainers is really exciting,” he said in the clip. “It’s the biggest format for young artists. It attracts the greatest talent. There is no other show on television that has such a roster of success.”

  • Larc

    Of course it doesn’t mean that, especially in JLo’s case.

  • usedtobelucy

    Elliott, Paula, Arsenio. Do I get this? No. But I’m glad Paula’s helping Elliott get work. lol

  • bridgette12

    They might find time for the contestants after they promote the judges new albums, new shows and any other project they have coming up. I’m sure they have already planned when JLO will do her lip sync performances.

  • usedtobelucy

    A little more Elliott and Paula. Airs later tonight, apparently. Curious about what’ll go on here.

    And a little more:

  • justmefornow

    Roman White ?@RomanWhite
    @DurbinRock A whole lotta crazy coming!!! I shall now laugh like a schoolgirl and prance. Yeah, I said it.


  • elliegrll

    Harry is the one who has a tv show tied to his deal with Fox. Of course Jennifer Lopez did have one too during her first stint as a judge.

  • HMc

    Miss James , I hope the new single and the video are good

  • tripp_ncwy

    It’s been a good week of writing and meetings so far. And been able to sprinkle in some time to see some friends as well.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Great article – love the pic, too.


    ? @Phillips will be performing on QVC on 11/5 – 10:30pm Playing 3 live songs and offering the live EP + 2 bonus tracks if u buy through QVC

  • DragonFly

    Stay tuned—some of what happens during that filming session will definitely need editing—not the video so much as James & this guy’s craziness working together again! Lovin’ it!

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin ?@DurbinRock
    @RomanWhite Fair enough. Prance, Roman, prance like you’ve never pranced before!!

    …..Oh this video is going to be a hoot!
    (Wouldn’t a cameo by Casey be great, this seems right in his wheelhouse, lol)