Today’s Idol Appearances
- Scott MacIntyre performs at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington DC.
- Allison Iraheta performs at the charity event “Estilo Con Causa 2? in Cicadas, Los Angeles. More info HERE.
@GinaOrr tweets, “On the road again w @crystalbowersox. Hello Vegas!” Meanwhile, Crystal Bowersox tweets, “Meeting the legendary BB. King in while. And just when I thought things were good… they turn great… holy crap.”
Jennifer Hudson talks about her weight loss and performs her new single “Where You At” for the first time on the Orpah Winfrey Show, Thursday, February 10.
Casey James dropped into visit CMT radio yesterday according to a tweet, “@CaseyEJames Thanks for hangin’ out and bringing lunch today! We had a blast. Good luck on the road!”
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David Archuleta – Young Hollywood – Moment to Shine
Adam Lambert French interview clip from maptv
Kelly Clarkson’s New Baby Goat
Kelly posts on Facebook” “I know I post a lot of pictures of my animals but my mom just got me a baby goat that is a week old and I named him Nitric (Nitrous) …..yes I named him after laughing gas.”
Los Angeles Area Students To Attend Grammy Career Day At USC, 2/9
Top music industry professionals discuss the realities of the music business and careers in music with more than 700 Los Angeles area high school students at GRAMMY Career Day, a GRAMMY in the Schools® initiative of the GRAMMY Foundation with support from Best Buy. In addition, a significant milestone in support of the GRAMMY Foundation’s education programs will be announced at the event, which will take place on Wednesday, February 9 at the University of Southern California.
Artist/Creative Participants include current GRAMMY® nominees songwriter Skylar Grey (Best Rap Song & Song of the Year); songwriting team Angela Hunte and Jane’t Sewell (Record Of The Year & Best Rap Song); songwriter/producer Claude Kelly (Best R&B Song); rapper Lecrae (Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album); multi-platinum producer RedOne (Album Of The Year & Producer Of The Year); and singer/songwriter Eric Roberson (Best Urban/Alternative Performance). Additional participants include GRAMMY-winning producer Warryn Campbell; GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Manny Marroquin and artists JoiStarr, Mohombi, Kelly Price, and Jordin Sparks.
Industry Professionals include “Glee” music producer Adam Anders; Senior Vice President of Creative at Universal Publishing Jennifer Blakeman; Recording Academy Chair Emeritus, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®Board member and multi-GRAMMY-winning producer Jimmy Jam; Thornell Jones of Fortress Marketing; “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and GRAMMY Telecast musical director Rickey Minor; USC director of performance venues Brandon Operchuck; Chair of the GRAMMY Foundation Board and chief marketing officer of Coca-Cola North America Bea Perez; MusiCares Board member and head of urban music for EMI Music Publishing Jon Platt; President/CEO of The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares® Neil Portnow; USC associate dean for the USC Thornton School of Music Chris Sampson; publicist/entrepreneur Simone Smalls; and publicist Karen Sundell.
Read more at Broadway World
Ruben Studdard heads to Palmyra
Western Bureau: The 2003 American Idol Ruben Studdard will headline The Palmyra Foundation’s benefit concert at the Palmyra Resort and Spa, Montego Bay next Saturday.
Studdard joins a star-studded line-up that includes Third World, the indomitable Tarrus Riley and Dean Fraser pair, and rising sensation Tessanne Chin who will kick-start the Valentine’s weekend event, which starts on Friday.
Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner
Austin woman wins car
Paula Gaines may enjoy the music provided by budding stars featured on TV’s “American Idol,” but she’ll probably always have a special fondness for Crystal Bowersox.
Bowersox, the dreadlocked free spirit who was runner-up on last season’s hit talent show, created a car that expressed her personality.
Gaines, an Austin resident, won it.
“I’m thrilled to have won a new (Ford) Fiesta designed by Crystal,” Gaines said. “This whole experience has just been incredible.”
Read more at Post Bulletin
Special Interview with Teresa LaBarbera Whites, Senior Vice President of A&R at Columbia Records
I love working with new artists, discovering and developing who they are and who they will become as a recording artist. Allison Iraheta (American Idol finalist) has one of the most amazing voices. Being in the studio with a young voice like hers, so full of soul and power reminded us all (me and the producers she was working with) why we got into the music business. Ry Cuming is a new artist from Australia that I signed to my label, BellaSonic Records. Ry has a beautiful voice and is such a poignant songwriter…the stuff we girls love. He’s currently on tour now with Maroon 5.
Read more at SongwritersUniverse
X Factor: Simon Cowell threatens to quit the show
The X Factor has been plunged into crisis after Simon Cowell threatened to quit the show completely.
He has already declared he will not be doing the auditions stage for the eighth series because he wants to concentrate on launching his US version.
And he has so far refused to commit to the later stages too.
Desperate ITV chiefs are begging him to judge the live shows and have even offered him sole use of a private jet so he can fly between LA and London in comfort.
Read more at The Mirror
Simon Cowell’s Super Bowl Surprise — I’M BACK!
Simon Cowell is making his triumphant return to American television during the Super Bowl … but it ain’t for “American Idol.”
Sources connected with the Super Bowl broadcast tell us Cowell will appear in a 30-second commercial during Sunday’s big game … promoting his new talent show “X Factor.”
FYI — 30-second Super Bowl spots are reportedly running in the $3 million range. Better make it count.
Read more at TMZ
ROBBIE WILLIAMS TO BE JUDGE ON X FACTOR
The Take That hunk will join Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and singer Michael Bublé on the panel of the new-look show.
ITV is lining up the stars to replace Simon Cowell, 51 because he will be in America promoting the US version of the show, and is widely expected to take 27-year-old fellow judge Cheryl Cole with him.
The three singers will appear as guest judges at the public auditions, just as 32-year-old Nicole did last year when Cheryl was struck down with malaria.
Read more at the Daily Star
Jane Lynch: My Wife ‘Looks Fantastic in a Bikini’
When it comes to flaunting figures, Jane Lynch leaves that to her new wife Lara Embry.
“She wears bikinis – not me,” the Glee star, 50, told PEOPLE at a recent Entertainment Weekly party. “She looks fantastic in a bikini.”
Read more at People