Idol Headlines for 12/3/13

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The Biggest Loser continues featuring Ruben Studdard 8/9c pm NBC. The Voice results at 9/8c pm. One goes home, plus KELLY CLARKSON PERFORMS!

Daughtry appears on the Arsenio Hall Show. Check your local listings.

Cassadee Pope will perform with Travis Tritt on the CMT Artist of the Year awards airing on CMT.com at 8/7c pm. (CMT)

Cassadee Pope Leads Five “New Faces” Selected For Country Radio Seminar’s Signature Finale Showcase – This year’s list of newly minted “New Faces” for CRS’s signature final event of their annual Trade Show in Nashville features Atlantic Nashville’s Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr from Columbia Records, Cassadee Pope from Republic Nashville, Thomas Rhett from The Valory Music Co. and Charlie Worsham from Warner Brothers Nashville. Of this list, Only Worsham doesn’t yet have a Gold/Platinum or Top 10 hit single but what he does has is perhaps the most-loved new album in Rubberband. The 2014 New Faces of Country Music Show will be held on February 21, 2014 during Country Radio Seminar. – Read more at Roughstock.com

The Voice Winner Danielle Bradbery is the New Face of SKECHERS – MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Dec 03, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Danielle Bradbery, the 17-year-old singing sensation and recent winner of Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, has been named the new face of SKECHERS, and will appear in the Company’s global marketing and social media campaigns through 2015. Bradbery will make her first appearance in the Spring 2014 television and print ad campaign of charitable footwear line BOBS from SKECHERS, which recently passed its six-million-pair donation milestone. – Read more at MarketWatch

Kree Harrison Joins Santa Train on 71st Run – Kree Harrison joined the Santa Train this year as it made its way through Appalachia, handing out gifts through rural Kentucky, Virgina and Tennessee. The ‘American Idol‘ runner up first rode the Santa Train in 2001, when she was just 11 years old. “Being able to experience the Santa Train the first time was life-changing,” Harrison says in a press release. “But being able to come back 12 years later and see how much this event has grown, the number of families it helps and the joy it brings to these communities is truly something I will never forget.” – Read more at The Boot

Crystal Bowersox Drops Some Dread Weight, Comes Out for Christmas – “I know it sounds gross, but I kept all the hair. I have it in a bag!” Crystal revealed with a chuckle, speaking to Yahoo Music after a sold-out gig at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Los Angeles. “Those dreads were really heavy. They’d been weighing me down. I’ve actually been gradually cutting them off myself, one by one. I would try to comb them out and they would just disintegrate. I haven’t been to a professional hairdresser yet,” Crystal said, fingering the ends of her D.I.Y. haircut. – Read more at Yahoo.com

The Voice’s Kat Robichaud on Crowd-Surfing for ‘Sail’ and Gender-Flipping a Gay-Marriage Anthem – At a certain point in her trajectory on The Voice, Kat Robichaud decided it was time to take a page from MTV’s The Real World — to stop being polite and start getting real. “I have always been different. In middle school and high school, I was a huge fan of Marilyn Manson — I still am — and I took a lot of s*** for that. And it is really stupid when people take s*** for the music they listen to,” Robichaud explains. – Read more at TV Line

A Minute With: Carrie Underwood climbs ‘Sound of Music’ mountain – Q: Despite everything you have done since first winning “American Idol” in 2005, this must rank as one of the biggest challenges you have faced. Why did you decide to take it on? A: It is just so different for me. I have never done anything quite like this. This is first time anybody has done a live musical on TV like this in a very long time. People don’t take on this kind of project any more so it’s really new for all of us. I love the fact that it is live. Even with award shows, it’s all smoke and mirrors and this is the opposite of that. – Read more at Reuters

‘The Sound of Music Live!’ Cast talk about their “Favorite Things”

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Jennifer Lopez To Receive Parenting Honor – Jennifer Lopez is being honored by the March of Dimes. Lopez, the 44-year-old mother of 5-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, will receive the Grace Kelly Award at the eighth annual March of Dimes luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday. She’s being recognized as a celebrity parent role model supporting women giving birth to healthy babies after full-term pregnancies. – Read more at Access Hollywood

 
  • windmills

    A few updates from yesterday’s The Sound Of Music Live rehearsal (don’t worry, I’m not copying every tweet out there, because there’ve been tons over the past weeks).

    Bruce the Bat has apparently been captured and escorted out of the premises, as per this tweet.

    Carrie had some mishaps at dress rehearsals yesterday, according to her tweet this morning.

    I can’t imagine successfully leapfrogging a human being in Carrie’s costumes, and sure enough, Carrie tweeted there will be no more leap frogging for her in the show.

    Audra McDonald tweeted a really sweet message of support last night after rehearsals.

    Paula Leggett Chase is a member of the ensemble and had this to say this morning. Earlier, she’s said this.

  • girlygirl

    New tour date for Kris in February:

    http://www.ticketfly.com/event/434015/?utm_source=tw1&utm_medium=shr

    Also, it appears he will be playing some New Year’s Eve event in Little Rock.

  • Craigin

    Why is JLo getting a good parenting award?
    Of all eligible women, why her? I just would never consider her a model parent…. she’s probably not a bad parent (aka she hires good nannies) but why would March of Dimes consider her a model parent for a normal person? Her boyfriend is young enough to be her son… this world never ceases to amaze me.

  • pj

    Two words: good publicist.

  • pj

    I really enjoyed the TV Line interview with Kat Robichaud. Wish her well. She was one of my faves.

  • Anna106

    Wow! Crystal looks really good without the dreads!

  • Tess Herself

    Why would the age of someone’s significant other have any bearing on a women’s ability to be a good parent? As long as two people are “adults” what does it matter who is older or by how much…there have been some great relationships where the age difference is quite hefty in either direction.

  • http://www.mjsbigblog.com/ mjsbigblog

    Seriously. What do I have to do TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM POSTING CHART NUMBERS IN THE HEADLINES THREAD! LOL.

    ONCE AGAIN:

    Chart numbers in the NUMBERS THREAD ONLY.

    And regulars…PLEASE don’t respond to posts you absolutely know I’m going to delete.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yeah, these kind of awards are definitely publicist driven (like the “Most Beautiful” and “Sexiest Man/Woman” awards).

  • mmb

    sorta off-topic, but not entirely since Glee just did an episode dedicated to his music…but this morning Billy Joel announced a residency at Madison Square Garden..a show a month as long as there is demand..the first 4 shows already sold out, the 5th goes on sale this weekend and the rest to be announced later. So if you’ve been waiting to see a Billy Joel concert (and its been a looonnggg time since he has done a full arena show) 2014 is your year.(No I’m not his publicist — just a fan who thinks this is a great idea)

  • Tia Lakandula

    Wow, you’re so angry, I am sorry. I just thought that Angie Miller’s song making the charts is headline-worthy news. And no, I am not yet a “regular”, I think I’ve posted only a few times on your blog. Anyway, my apologies and it won’t happen again.

  • dd999

    Yay! for Danielle! Skechers imo has made a perfect choice as a face for their charitable footwear worldwide. Can’t imagine the gratification Danielle must feel being asked to be a part of such a worthy cause!!!

  • justmefornow

    James Durbin
    a little tease for the upcoming Lyric Video for #Parachute…

    lol at the video game theme.

  • justmefornow

    Congrats to her anyway :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Video Static @Videostatic
    VIDEO PRODUCTION NEWS: Candice Glover “Cried” (TAJ, dir.) ow.ly/rpzEc

    In Production
    Candice Glover,Artist
    Cried,Song
    TAJ,Director
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    Luis Perez,Director of Photography
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  • justmefornow

    Well the track list reveal on Facebook for CELEBRATE is finished and I must say I’m officially bummed that Get Over Yourself didn’t make the cut. That song was the most fun of all the new ones :(

    Hope it’s at least a bonus track.

  • Sicola789

    No Travis Tritt! She isn’t real country, stay away lol.

  • Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    Christmas With Scotty Mccreery & Friends is re-airing on GAC Tonight at 8:00 ET,, and 5 more times this month…….

  • usedtobelucy

    Same reason Adam Levine was named Sexiest Man on Earth.
    heh

  • usedtobelucy

    Elliott will be at Yoshis in San Francisco Dec. 29. Tix on sale today.

    http://www.yoshis.com/mobile/detail/id/4016

    http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/livemusic/artist/show/4016

  • Amy Beth

    Too late. He already put out a photo and complimentary tweet.

  • DragonFly

    Bummed not even covering it! Because it’s done-deal, there’s nowhere to go w/even commenting. No real need to preview songs I guess.

  • curlyenta

    Taylor Hicks will be on the Better TV show tomorrow (Hallmark Ch), cooking up his restaurant’s recipe for jalapeno poppers and to promote the cookbook he has two recipes in – Recipes Across America! http://ow.ly/i/3tZMN

  • tripp_ncwy

    Chris Daughtry @CHRIS_Daughtry
    About to sound check at @ArsenioHall show! Stoked!

    instagram.com/p/hee038GQNL/

  • justmefornow

    Another one that didn’t make the cut that was on that recording board was Freak Flag. That one intrigued me, I really wanted to hear it :(
    I hope he’s not playing it too safe with these songs.

    lol, he’s happy. His co-write made the cut:

    Stevie ?@Stevie_Music
    “@DurbinRock: TRACK LISTING REVEALED! Congrats guys! :) #CELEBRATE & RT! http://www.durbinrock.com/celebrate/ ”Congrats! Can’t wait 4 ppl to hear “Louder”

  • curlyenta

    Taylor Hicks’ show on Friday, Dec 5 – the all ages holiday show at Harrah’s New Orleans has been moved to the indoor theater due to rain. Unfortunately, because it’s now indoors, patrons must be 21+ to enter the casino. Sorry to the kiddies. Dec 6 and 7 are unchanged.

    Taylor Hicks ?@taylorhicks
    Heads up! My 12/5 holiday show @harrahsnola will now take place inside Harrah’s Theatre due to expected rain. Bring a toy for #ToysforTots!

    http://www.harrahsneworleans.com/shows/taylor-hicks.html#.Up5eU_6A1ok

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This coincides with Billy receiving a Kennedy Center Honor this year:

    http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/

  • DragonFly

    All I hope is that songs on the list are better than some being ignored & shelved. Don’t know what to make of things. Hope someone clearly has some knowledge how to get it done.

  • H.A.

    Kelly and Adam mention in The Jamaica Observer

    ‘Idol’-ising Tessanne

    Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson, Queen frontman Adam Lambert awed by performance

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tessanne Chin delivered two top-6 performances on
    NBC’s The Voice Monday, which caught the attention of American Idol alum
    Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert. Interestingly, a few weeks ago, Chin masterfully interpreted Clarkson’s Stronger in her knock-out battle and triumphed.

    More: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/-Idol–ising-Tessanne

  • justmefornow

    You Can’t Believe, Live Right Now and Real Love have had absolutely zero leaks, so no clue about them at all.

    But Fool For You we’ve heard before. It’s a bit snarky, but not as good as Get Over Yourself. But we’ve only heard it acoustic so…..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1RgcGVcH0g

  • Trina

    I doubt too many kids are all that upset about missing out a guy that looks and sounds like their drunk grandfather. Everytime I see Taylor im startled by how he looks about 70.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Got asked to record a little something for somebody. #vagueiscool instagram.com/p/hexRSWyy8x/

  • justmefornow

    “My LA To Z: James Durbin”

    The “American Idol” alum, whose new single “Parachute” dropped on November 22, has been rock ‘n’ rolling his way through L.A. Here he tells us where he goes for “jaw-dropping” beer, spectacular mozzarella sticks, and very (very) tight jeans……

    http://www.lamag.com/laculture/mylatoz/2013/12/03/my-la-to-z-james-durbin

  • Goodvibes27

    To each his own. I think Taylor is quite handsome and I don’t believe I am alone in that opinion.

  • roarpen

    Oy Oy no GOY. That was the most fun of all of his songs. I played for my husband the other day and he absolutely loved it. Why did they leave it off? Uggggggggggggh. I doubt that was his idea – at least I would hope it wasn’t his idea. I’m not crazy about Fool For You – in fact it is my least favorite song of his right up there with Love Me Bad – lol.

  • DragonFly

    Thanks for refreshing this one–do remember this now. True it does have snark too but seems harder to perform at least acoustic bec he does seem to be filling-in where recorded background lines would be. Studio recordings take songs to a diff level, like Parachute–will have to reserve judgment on all of them till we hear finished products.

  • Sharon S.

    Looks like things are coming together for a Queen + Adam tour…

    DrBrianMay
    Queen meeting in Montreux. We discussed touring ! Can’t
    tell you what the outcome of this conversation was. But well,
    interesting ! Bri

    Yep. I know. I’m bad. But I promise as soon as
    there is definite news, you will have it. When Queen calls, it’s hard to
    hang up. Bri

  • tripp_ncwy

    Stefano posted a new song; “Gaurdian”

    https://soundcloud.com/stefano8927/guardian

  • roarpen

    This is a country station in Indianapolis:@JimDebKevin
    If you missed our chat with @DurbinRock this am, hear it tomorrow at 8:40 am! #JamesDurbin #Inspire<- scratching head but now I am curious.

  • roarpen

    What is with the bare-chested picture? Now that Matthew McConauhey wears his shirt and is doing some serious acting is Stefano trying to take over the shirtless role? This song is good but I can’t take anyone seriously who has that picture as the artwork. LMAO!

  • DragonFly

    If you stay on after Guardian, there are more songs.

  • justmefornow

    The song is meh, but LOL Stefano at that pic!

  • roarpen

    Yeah, but is he half-naked too? LOL!

  • justmefornow

    Yeah, I saw that. Country station? He was talking to a Hip-Hop station from D.C. the other night, lol.

    But this one must have been one hell of an interview:

    Laurie Busch ?@LaurieBusch1h
    @JimDebKevin @DurbinRock All of you had me in tears on my way to work today. It was a great way to get the word out! Great interview!!!

  • justmefornow

    Yeah my daughter actually loved that one too. I have no idea why they left it off. Not a fan of Fool For You really either.

    And where the hell did Live Right Now and Real Love come from? I never heard them ever mentioned at all before.

  • girlygirl

    This makes no sense. Why is he doing interviews with stations that aren’t going to be playing his single? Shouldn’t he be focusing on HAC and CHR radio?

  • justmefornow

    JimDebKevin ?@JimDebKevin
    @Marie90501 @DurbinRock We plan to post it on our website. :). #WFMS

    http://www.wfms.com/

  • justmefornow

    He’s been talking to tons of them as well. Basically, he’s been talking to everyone in radio period.
    Yeah I know, weird.

  • girlygirl

    It’shard to take him seriously when he uses shirtless pics as his artwork. IIt’s like he’s counting on his body to get him attention and what his music sounds like is secondary.

    Does anyone know if he still has his label deal?

  • girlygirl

    That just seems awfully scattered in terms of promotion. But, hey…maybe it’ll work

  • justmefornow

    Actually, I think it’s the workaholic James in overdrive, lol. He’s been posting new Facebook items and links about all kinds of stuff also every few hours, lol.

  • DragonFly

    In w/other photos maybe, alone?…. I’m sure it has it’s audience though.

  • DragonFly

    MUCH appreciated after that dreaded Witness Protection (joking) drought. I think he’s just raring to get things moving again. Liking that! And that was a draw posting about the Witness Protection!

  • roarpen

    I think a lot of the Facebook postings are from his social media person. His PR firm just added social media to their services.But it’s like he is trying to make up for all of that time in witness protection – lol. Usually I hide someone’s posts when they post that much – lol!! But since he spent so much time in the witness protection program I’m cool with it – haha!

  • roarpen

    “It’s like he’s counting on his body to get him attention and what his music sounds like is secondary.”……hmmm who does that sound like? Oh yeah, most of the females in pop music! LOL!

  • justmefornow

    He may burn out before April if he keeps up the pace lol.

  • DragonFly

    Nah, he needs to make up for too much sitting home, lol.

  • justmefornow

    True, lol.

  • DragonFly

    Last—-really just teasing. He keeps very active in his career, & fans (me too) very much respect his attn. to his family also.

  • justmefornow

    Definitely. Gotta respect how much he’s loyal and loves Heidi and Hunter.

  • roarpen

    true dat

  • roarpen

    Hmmm,,,reading something on fb about the whole album being pop/hac. If true, WindUp sanitized the psychedelic rock part. Harummph. I better investigate further.

  • justmefornow

    Not liking the sound of that. But Celebrate and Children Under The Sun sound like they may be “trippy” ones. And we know Louder Than A Loaded Gun is Alt Rock, IMO, so who knows?

  • Mel432

    True. I doubt he even has many fans under 40.

  • HKfan

    Was just browsing magazines in a shop, and one US magazine, had a best and worst moms on the cover….JLo’s mark was D+ so there’s a difference of opinion there somewhere!!!

  • Lollygaggin

    nope, he and Hollywood Records parted ways awhile ago.

  • Lollygaggin

    James has a PR firm? Is that associated with 19?

  • Porfivor Nixon

    He needs to put his shirt back on, everyone has seen it. The song’s not bad, he has a good voice, it’s pretty good, but he needs to break out of the formula- lyric-wise, it’s still cliche territory

  • Porfivor Nixon

    What- that’s nuts. I’m not even a fan and I loved that song, thought it was great. That’s too bad, because it’s really the song that made me anxious to hear what he has to offer this time around.

  • justmefornow

    My money’s on it being a bonus track. Ironically, like with MOABD, some of his best songs were the bonus tracks.

  • Craigin

    HAHA! That’s just awesome :)