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Lee DeWyze confirms the rumor that he will sing the National Anthem before the Chicago Bears football game this Sunday. He tweets, “National Anthem at home, yes. Go Bears. How is everything going? Looking forward to everything coming up. Just wanted to say hi :)”
Kris Allen’s rep tweets, “Kris will be singing the National Anthem at the Pro Bowl on Jan 30 on FOX – Hawaii here we come!”
@DweezySignal tweets, “RUMOR: According to 670 The Score in Chi, Lee DeWyze will be singing the National Anthem before the Bears game on Sunday.”
Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Steven Tyler appears on the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS 11:35/10:35c
- Paula Abdul appear on The Talk, CBS
More Headlines after the JUMP…
The Battle for ‘Idol’
Exceprt of Richard Rushfield’s new book in Newsweek
American Idol begins its 10th season this week without its star judge, Simon Cowell, who rode a penchant for cutting comments to international TV stardom. Last year Cowell announced he was quitting the show, walking away from one of the most lucrative contracts in broadcast television to run his own talent competition, The X Factor, which premieres in the fall. He’d threatened to leave for years, and Idol insiders say this became inevitable as far back as 2004, when the show’s other Simon—Simon Fuller—sued Cowell in a British court.
Read more at Newsweek
Lythgoe: Idol a different show
“It feels like a different programme because it’s so different with the personalities that now control the judging,” Nigel said, speaking at Bafta’s annual tea party in Hollywood.
“Obviously Randy Jackson remains the same, but he’s a different person. Ryan is back to being enthusiastic again, he’s gone through that dark period that they seemed to have last year, and we’re back to having fun, being creative and that feels really good,” he added.
Read more at the Press Association
‘Idol’ at 10: Stakes Are as High as Ever
Last season, 30-second spots for “American Idol” fetched between $360,000 and $490,000 in the upfront.
This season, 30-second spots for “American Idol” were commanding an average of prices between $400,546 and $467,617 per 30-second ad.
Read more at Ad Age
‘Idol’ tries to regain its mojo
Michael Lynche seems pretty relaxed for a guy blamed by some for bringing the biggest show on television to its knees.
Listen to some critics and they’ll say the St. Petersburg native and his fellow American Idol contestants last year nearly sank the series, by being so boring and unexceptional they turned off fans and threatened Idol’s status as TV’s top performer. But, with the trademark mix of confidence and patience that led him to a fourth-place finish, Lynche suggested another explanation.
Amid angst over the departure of star Simon Cowell and strife among all the judges, the show forgot to concentrate on its most important component: the contestants striving for stardom.
Read more at NewsOK
‘American Idol’ could get a boost from Music City
Bice, who released his third album last year and is at work on country co-writes, predicts the show will reveal that the judges didn’t see the usual crop of auditioners here.
“They’re not going to get as many of the colorful folks that you might get, like the William Hungs,” he says. “You do have a lot more serious and vetted people here in Nashville.”
Read more at The Tennessean
Carrie Underwood Enjoys a Night Off from Housecleaning at Golden Globes
“It is hard being a hockey wife,” the country star, 27, told PEOPLE. “They will go off for a few days at a time to play some road games, and I am just like sitting at home twiddling my thumbs thinking, ‘What do I do?’ ”
The answer: chores. “I cleaned, and we are moving into a new house, and so I was unpacking all of his stuff,” she said. “And laundry and dishes.”
Despite the challenges, Underwood says newlywed life is great. “Even though he’s not here with me tonight, I know he’s watching,” she said. “And just to have somebody that I know is 1,000 percent cheering me on, it’s really nice to have that kind of support.”
See the video at People
2011 Golden Globes: Carrie Underwood On Her Pre-Marriage Dating Deal-Breaker
Carrie Underwood has happily settled into her “hockey wife” role with husband Mike Fisher, but she revealed to Billy Bush the deal-breaker that could have stopped their romance. Plus, the beauty shares her enthusiasm over her acting debut in the upcoming “Soul Surfer.”
Via Access Hollywood
Universal and Sony Music plan ‘instant pop’ to beat piracy
Ten years after piracy first began to ravage the music industry, Britain’s two biggest record labels will finally try to play their part in stopping it, by making new singles available for sale on the day they first hit the airwaves.
Universal and Sony Music – home to Take That and Matt Cardle, respectively – hope the effort will encourage the impatient X Factor generation to buy songs they can listen to immediately rather than copying from radio broadcasts online.
Read more at The Guardian
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Jennifer Lopez’s new L’Oreal Commercial
‘American Idol’s Jennfier Lopez: ‘I Feel Really Anxious’
Will she be a mean? Will she be the sweet one? Will she act the diva? There are many questions on the minds of “American Idol” followers these days, regarding what Jennifer Lopez will bring to that judges’ table when Season 10 debuts this week (Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m./EST on Fox).
“You’re gonna have to watch.” That’s what Lopez told reporters earlier this week at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in LA, where she divulged a bit more about what we can expect from this pivotal season of the Fox show.
Read more at Fancast
What a charmer! Simon Cowell pulls in ex Jackie St Clair for a kiss… as fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy looks on
He’s constantly surrounded by a bevvy of beautiful women, most of which are ex-girlfriends from his romantic past.
But now Simon Cowell is engaged, one would think he would leave the past behind him and concentrate on the future with fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.
However, last night Cowell decided to merge his two worlds together when he pulled in ex Jackie St Clair for a tender kiss, while Mezhgan looked on.
Read more at Daily Mail
Confirmed: Anne Hathaway Heading To ‘Glee’ To Play Kurt’s Lesbian Aunt
Anne Hathaway is heading to “Glee,” co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy confirmed to Access Hollywood on Sunday night.
“It is true,” Ryan told Access at the FOX post-Golden Globes party. “She said it in the press that she wants to play Chris Colfer’s lesbian aunt.”
Ryan revealed that casting Anne on “Glee” happened on Sunday night, while the Globes telecast was still going on.
“She walked by our table and we have a mutual friend and I said, ‘Do you really want to do it?’ And she said, ‘I do.’ And I said, ‘OK, we’re gonna do it.’”
Read more at Access Hollywood
Glee and Big Bang Stars Celebrate Wins with (What Else?!) Romance Scoop for You Fans
Lea Michele on Finn and Rachel: “We’re broken up. I’m devastated.” And coming up ahead? “She’s definitely single right now.” Lea says that despite her earlier tease to me that something big happens between Finn and Rachel during the Valentine’s episode, “Finn and Rachel are broken up for the Valentine’s Day episode.” Hmmm! The silver lining? For you hoping for some legitimate friendship storylines for Rachel, Lea teases “[Rachel's] trying to enjoy the single life. Kurt and Mercedes are helping her get through it.”
Read more at EOnline
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