American Idol Headlines for 01/26/11 - The Evening Edition

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Jennifer Hudson tells fans on twitter that she will sing her new single “Where You At” for the first time on the Oprah Winfrey show in February.

Also, Jennifer tweets, “u know i have been really thinking about my fans and how i love and appreciate u all for being patient n for supporting me they way yal do.”

Jennifer also reveals that she’ll be going into the studio tonight to finish another “one of my favs” called “I Got This”. It should be the second single off her upcoming album I Remember Me, set to drop March 22.

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Idol: Judging the judges

We’re still weeks away from the hardcore judging on American Idol. New faces Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez just made their debuts last week. But viewers, bloggers and anyone near a TV have been weighing in nonstop on the show’s reboot.

The consensus? Tyler is a hoot, Lopez is a softie and Randy Jackson has a real opportunity to, finally, become a valuable player. Of course, things may change once the live shows get underway March 1. (Auditions continue through Feb. 10, followed by rounds in Hollywood and Las Vegas.)

A few of the web’s most dedicated Idol bloggers weigh in on what we’ve seen so far and have hope for the rest of the season:

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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“The X Factor” wins UK National Television Award

LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – “The X Factor,” which has a U.S. launch this year, won the talent show category at Britain’s National Television Awards on Wednesday, beating “Britain’s Got Talent,” “Dancing on Ice” and “Strictly Come Dancing.”

The show, featuring Simon Cowell as an acerbic judge, has regularly topped the viewer ratings in Britain, and its latest winner, painter and decorator Matt Cardle, snagged the coveted Christmas No. 1 slot in the music charts.

Read more at Reuters

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Crystal Bowersox & Brian Walker “Mason” at Dave FM Circle of Friends

Via JenniJaco

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Watch Crystal Bowersox’s performances from her stop at the 107.5 The River studios in Nashville yesterday. Watch them HERE.

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Original Fourth Judge Doesn’t Regret Walking Away From ‘American Idol’

As recently revealed in Richard Rushfield’s new TV exposé American Idol: The Untold Story, “Idol” was always supposed to have four judges–but when the original fourth judge, a young KROQ Los Angeles radio personality named Ted Stryker, opted not to join the cast at the last minute, the show went on without him. One might assume that, like original co-host Brian Dunkleman–who quit “Idol” after one season and has since very vocally admitted that it was the worst decision of his career–Stryker spends every day kicking himself, wondering what might have been. But in a new interview with Reality Rocks, Stryker insists that he has absolutely no regrets.

“I really don’t regret the decision,” he says. “I’ve achieved more than I ever thought I could in the radio world. I’ve gotten to do some of the coolest things, at least to me, and those things wouldn’t have happened if I had done ‘Idol.’ Whether it’s interviewing Julian from the Strokes or having [Rage Against The Machine's] Tom Morello in the KROQ studio world-premiering The Battle Of Los Angeles….I don’t think those artists would have been as comfortable as they were with me if I had been on ‘Idol.’”

Read more at Reality Rocks

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Cheryl Burke Reveals: I Was Molested

As any fan of Dancing with the Stars knows, Cheryl Burke exudes confidence when she’s waltzing, quick-stepping or doing the tango in front of millions.

But for the two-time DWTS champ, life wasn’t always so smooth: As a child, Burke was repeatedly molested by a friend of her family’s – and testified against him in court, helping send him to prison for nearly two decades.

“I’m telling my story,” says Burke, 26, who opens up about the molestation – and other struggles, including physical abuse by two former boyfriends – in her new book Dancing Lessons, (coauthored by PEOPLE senior writer Monica Rizzo). “They’re not secrets. There’s no shame.”

Read more at People

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Steven Tyler on Sobriety: ‘Life Is Good’

Now that the new season of American Idol has finally begun, the question of what newcomers Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez would be like as judges has been answered. (A summary? He’s a little naughty, she’s especially nice.) “I’m not into flambéing,” says the Aerosmith frontman, 62, “but I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.”

For PEOPLE readers, plenty of other queries remain. You asked, Tyler answered:

Read more at People

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Carrie Underwood’s Hockey Husband to be Traded?

With all the uncertainty surrounding the team, Mike Fisher is hearing his name mentioned in trade rumours. It’s unsettling, he said, but it comes with the territory. At 30, Fisher has two years left on his contract, at $4.2 million U.S. a year, and he doesn’t have a no-trade clause. Nashville has been mentioned as an obvious dancing partner, because that’s where his wife, Carrie Underwood, is stationed.

“It’s one of those things that guys can’t control,” he said.

Read more at the Ottawa Citizen

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RYAN SEACREST: HE’S GOT SOME NERVE!

Ryan Seacrest has been the host of American Idol for ten seasons. Throughout the years, Seacrest has been one of the biggest supporters for the competitors during the audition phase, both before and after the contestants face the judges. After all these seasons, does Seacrest still get nervous for the contestants?

See the videos at FOX All Access

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Ryan Wants A Tattoo, Consults Director Adam Shankman for Advice [AUDIO]

Superstar director/producer/producer/dancer/actor/choreographer Adam Shankman phoned in to chat with Ryan “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Wednesday morning to continue a dinner discussion they’d recently had about his new tattoo and the desire to feel more sexy!

Shankman, who helmed the “Step Up” series of films and “Hairspray,” explained his permanent decision to get inked stemmed from his thought that tatts “looked cool, and were kind of sexy, and as of late I’ve needed to feel that way more.”

Listen to the Audio at RyanSeacrest.com

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How Oxygen’s Reality Spinoff ‘The Glee Project’ Almost Didn’t Happen

The project was originally set up at Fox, where it was set to air in conjunction with the second season of the show. Early last year, the network and studio 20th Century Fox Television launched open casting calls — via MySpace — with plans to film the call-back auditions for a multipart special. But by June, the project was dead, the victim of series creator Ryan Murphy’s increasingly breakneck schedule.

But Oxygen executives took the message of the Journey-via-Lea Michele hit “Don’t Stop Believin’” to heart and refused to let it go.

Glee, said Jason Klarman, president of Oxygen Media, “speaks to the ‘live out loud’ brand in a way few shows do at this moment in the culture. It’s hopeful. It’s living life on your own terms. It’s just so core to who we are.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Gone Direction: X Factor boy band fly out to Los Angeles to work on debut album

X Factor favourites One Direction have been spotted out together as a band for the first time since the X Factor as they flew into Los Angeles yesterday – and Zayn Malik revealed he’s got rid of his quiff for a floppy fringe.

In keeping with the rest of his bandmates – bar curly haired Harry Styles – Zayn appears to have opted for a more Justin Bieber-esque swept forward style.

The boy band finalists are thought to be over in the States to work on their forthcoming debut album.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Announces New Season Eight Audition Information

As SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE travels across the U.S. in search of the best and most talented dancers in the country, the show is announcing new information for the Season Eight auditions. Hopefuls have three more opportunities to show the judges they have what it takes to be America’s Favorite Dancer as auditions resume Wednesday, Feb. 2 in Salt Lake City, UT. The next stop on the audition tour will be Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, Feb. 19, and the final stop will be Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, March 12.

Read more at TVByTheNumbers

 
  • Dakota01

    Press release from Kobalt Music Group announcing Adam’s administration deal:

    http://www.kobaltmusic.com/news_press_releases.php?id=185

  • Indigobunting

    Awesome that J Hud will sing on Oprah!

    And psyched for Milwaukee auditions tonight! Should be a good show.

    And hoping for a little Danny Gokey and Matt Giraud screen time :)

  • loveroftalent

    Thanks Dakota01..Very Nice Press Release!

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Original Fourth Judge Doesn’t Regret Walking Away From ‘American Idol’, but he would love to work with Simon Cowell on the X Factor as a host or a judge

  • crankypanky

    Anybody interested in watching Paula Abdul’s new reality dance show “Live to Dance”? This was forwarded by a friend. I’m not in LA so I can’t watch! :(

    LIVE TO DANCE FREE TICKETS

  • fuzzywuzzy

    In Crystal’s interview at 107.5the river she says that the lease on her current house is a year (she hasn’t told Brian yet?), then she will be moving to Nashville.

  • GreatAdamFan

    Press release from Kobalt Music Group announcing Adam’s administration deal:

    http://www.kobaltmusic.com/news_press_releases.php?id=185

    Thanks Dakota01..Very Nice Press Release!

    Yes! I second that, really excellent writeup! :)

  • Niall

    Trying to read JHud’s tweets gives me a headache and eye strain. She needs a proofreader or she needs to slow down when she types.

  • aa618892

    Press release from Kobalt Music Group announcing Adam’s administration deal:

    http://www.kobaltmusic.com/news_press_releases.php?id=185

    Loving these numbers. Great write up!

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Jennifer Hudson should rename her upcoming Album to “The Death of Grammar.”

    “Where You At” and “I Got This” are the first two songs. Perhaps the next song will be titled “I Be Sad I Flunk English Class.”

  • sdmama

    Hmmm. UK is missing in the list :(

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    Jennifer Hudson should rename her upcoming Album to “The Death of Grammar.”
    “Where You At” and “I Got This” are the first two songs. Perhaps the next song will be titled “I Be Sad I Flunk English Class.”

    Don’t forget the funky, dance-friendly track that samples In Living Colour, “I Ain’t No Grammar Girl.”