Crystal Bowersox tweets, “Someone at the airport… “hey! Aren’t you Kelly Pickler???” Awesome. Lol.”

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Andrew Garcia and Tim Urban will play at the University of San Diego on Feb 12 at 7 pm.

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Season 10 Idol, Paul McDonald tweets, “Bad report at the doctor…sinus infection and I have a pretty serious node on my left vocal chord. Awesome.”

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Melinda Doolittle tweets, “Getting ready to go speak to the amazingly talented kids with the Act Too program! Can’t wait to hang with them!”

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Siobhan Magnus and Lunar Valve will release a 3 song EP on Feb 15. You will be able to download it at this link.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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New VLOG from David Archuleta

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Diana DeGarmo on Great Day St. Louis

Via KMOV

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Meat Loaf loves Steven Tyler, but not on ‘American Idol’

“I think Steven is one of the great rock vocalists of all time,” says Meat Loaf. “I have so much respect for him [but] there’s just something about me that says, ‘I love Steven but I don’t want to see him on American Idol. I just don’t.’ So there may be some people out there that feel the same way about me [and think] ‘God, I can’t believe Meat Loaf is on Celebrity Apprentice. I just can’t watch him on that.’”

Read more at USA Today

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MATTHEW MORRISON GOT TO ROCK IT, MAN, WITH THE ROCKET MAN

Matthew Morrison is one busy guy these days. Aside from his starring role on Fox’s hit show “Glee,” he’s been recording his debut solo album, which will be released in May. Morrison describes the album, which has yet to be given a title, as “Justin Timberlake meets Michael Buble.” No matter how well the album does, though, it’s already made one of Morrison’s dreams come true: He got to sing a duet with one of music’s true legends, Elton John, and he described for us how it felt to sing with him.

See the Video at All Access

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Chris Colfer on the Seven

Via MTV

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Video: Watch ‘Glee’s’ Matthew Morrison Talk to ‘Extra’

“Extra’s” Adrianna Costa caught up with “Glee” singing sensation Matthew Morrison after his concert at The Grove. It was Morrison’s first live performance. The actor told Adrianna it will be “a memory that will be ingrained in me until the day I die.”

Via ExtraTV

 
  • larc

    Season 10 Idol, Paul McDonald tweets, “Bad report at the doctor…sinus infection and I have a pretty serious node on my left vocal chord. Awesome.”

    At least it’s three more weeks before he would have to sing live, assuming he makes the Top 20. Hopefully he will be OK by then.

  • pineappletree

    SonyMusicGlobal

    We can’t wait for his next album – Our new featured video is from @KRISALLEN! Watch “Live Like We’re Dying”: http://bit.ly/8XVEHx 9 minutes ago via HootSuite

  • BootStar

    Former ‘American Idol’ star Casey James to open for Sugarland on several tour dates, including Van Andel Arena

    Fan favorite “American Idol” Season 9 contestant Casey James is coming back to Grand Rapids in March as Sugarland’s opening act.

    Casey, who came in third on “Idol” last season, will join the country duo on eight dates of their “The Incredible Machine” tour, including to our fair city on March 17. He will kick-off his opening slot on the tour in North Little Rock on March 4 . . .

    It should be interesting to see if the Nashville direction in which he’s taking his music ends up translating into higher record sales. (Neither Crystal or Lee has sold over 110,000 albums).

    He must have serious chops to open for Sugarland, who had one of the highest grossing tours in 2010 and might just sell out this tour, too, especially with Casey James as their opening act.

  • Valentin432

    Diana has grown up and become a real Broadway pro.
    Good job at selling her show. It’s great to see someone who was never treated well by idol still being gratefull for the opportunity and interesting to hear her take about the 15 year old since she was so young when she participated 7 years ago.

  • CindyM

    Valentin432:
    02/08/2011 at 6:25 pm

    Diana has grown up and become a real Broadway pro.
    Great job at selling her show. It’s great to see someone who was never treated well by idol still being gratefull for the opportunity and interesting to hear her take about the 15 year old since she was so young when she participated 7 years ago.

    I was just a casual viewer of AI then, preferred Fantasia, but thought Diana was good. Never followed the show after it was over, how was she not treated well?

  • CindyM

    LOLOL, seen one Idol, seen em all.

    crystalbowersox
    Someone at the airport… “hey! Aren’t you Kelly Pickler???” Awesome. Lol. 24 minutes ago via Twitter for Android

  • Valentin432

    I was just a casual viewer of AI then, preferred Fantasia, but thought Diana was good. Never followed the show after it was over, how was she not treated well?

    Unless I’m mistaken, she’s the only idol runner up to never come back and perform on the show.
    I think that qualifies as being badly treated even without going in depth about the way her record deal was handled.

  • CindyM
  • bridgette12

    CindyM:
    02/08/2011 at 6:28 pm
    I was just a casual viewer of AI then, preferred Fantasia, but thought Diana was good. Never followed the show after it was over, how was she not treated well?

    When Diana didn’t sell much, she was pretty much ignored by Idol. They forgot she ever existed and wouldn’t waste the time to invite her back.

  • CindyM

    Valentin432:
    02/08/2011 at 6:37 pm

    Unless I’m mistaken, she’s the only idol runner up to never come back and perform on the show.

    Wow, didn’t know that. Not nice of Idol.

  • car3278sweet

    He must have serious chops to open for Sugarland, who had one of the highest grossing tours in 2010 and might just sell out this tour, too, especially with Casey James as their opening act.

    Um. Yes. Mr. James does have serious chops. :-)

  • Teenytiny7

    Diana is so pretty and well spoken. I thought her take on the 15 year olds this year season of Idol was interesting.

    It never made sense to me why they didn’t invite her back on Idol. Not only is she the only runner-up to never have been invited back to sing, they also pretty much ignored that she even existed. What’s funny is that she was signed to 19 Recordings and the Sony/BMG label (like every other winner and runner-up till now) but was never invited back. You would think that 19 would want to have promoted her on the show since they had a vested interest in her album. She also attended the Idol finale the following year and got seated in the balcony. Even 10th-place finalists have received better treatment. She certainly has reason to diss Idol, but is always so grateful and classy about it.

  • tibitibis

    All the Idols teens finalists until now are being treated with much indifference Diana, David A, Allison and even Jordin like a winner, is interesting that they want now to crown a teen Idol.

    LOL Crystal tweet, but she has an amazing skin, without makeup, better that Kelly! lol :)

    Simon is …….:/ NVM.

    S9 kids are hard working, glad to see them fighting for their careers ;)

  • Dakota01

    I never understood why Idol turned their back on Diana. I think she’s very talented. Good for her that she’s made a nice career for herself.

    LOL at that tweet from Crystal.

  • gangreen29

    Diana definitely has received the worst treatment of any idol finalist and yet she is always grateful for the opportunity the show has given her and very complimentary of the show and all the alumni. She is a class act that many could learn from.

  • music78girl

    Love Diana! I have no idea what AI’s problem with her is. She’s great.

    And love that vlog from Archie. He sure is a happy guy. He’s like the human incarnation of the :D
    Nice t-shirt lol.

  • Vital

    For those that haven’t seen them yet, Alliholics posted up a few more pictures of Allison Iraheta from the “Estilo con Causa 2″ event that was on Saturday.

    Allison Iraheta at Estilo con Causa 2

    She’s looks so pretty in those new photos posted. As always of course. :)

  • tibitibis

    Oh and David A vlog is so cute,love him ,t-shirt is too big , but nice , love a lot pixar movies lol, but i really want news about tour or appearances…#selfishwish ;) #prettyeyes

  • tibitibis

    For those that haven’t seen them yet, Alliholics posted up a few more pictures of Allison Iraheta from the “Estilo con Causa 2? event that was on Saturday.

    Allison Iraheta at Estilo con Causa 2

    She’s looks so pretty in those new photos posted. As always of course.

    Allison did a good decision with his dark hair, is more serious rockish, i still saying that she is like a new Alejandra Guzman, GREAT voice ….with a less crazy behaviour :)

  • CindyM

    How has Idol been bad to Archie, Allison and Jordin?? They all were brought back to Idol for appearances, Archie was even on last year with no new music to perform.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Unless I’m mistaken, she’s the only idol runner up to never come back and perform on the show.

    Diana was on idol S9 with the rest of the former idols for Simon’s tribute. It wasn’t much but it was something.

  • girlygirl

    How old is Diana now?

    Nice to see SonyMusicGlobal tweet about Kris’s next album and say they are excited about it. I know the other day they were asking fans who they wanted to see more tweets about, so maybe this is in response to that

  • Mark

    Diana was on idol S9 with the rest of the former idols for Simon’s tribute. It wasn’t much but it was something.

    Which manages to be less total post-AI screentime than Scott McIntyre, mind you.

  • Joyed

    I saw Diana in Hairspray on Broadway and thought she was amazing. (I only saw one episode of S3 cause I was abroad so I’m pretty neutral about that season’s contestants.)

    As for the reason Idol treated her so poorly – while her CD sales may play some role, I think it was more because she allegedly had a major stage mother when she was 16 and on the show. The mother reportedly alienated a lot of the Idol crew, so I guess they punished Diana for it.

    It will be interesting to see if there is any stage parent vibes this year on Idol if enough underage kids are on the show…

  • CSFan

    Great interview with Diana. She has turned out to be a lovely person and a great talent. The musical theatre community has really embraced her as one of their own. Was it just me or did she seem concerned about the number of youngsters being put through to Hollywood? I guess if anybody would understand the pitfalls it’s her.

  • Studio57

    Perez reportng on American Idiot Poll. Apparently peeps want Adam to play St. Jimmy on Broadway:

    http://perezhilton.com/2011-02-08-fans-want-adam-lambert-to-play-st-jimmy-in-american-idiot

  • larc

    Joyed:
    It will be interesting to see if there is any stage parent vibes this year on Idol if enough underage kids are on the show…

    One of the biggest benefits of a minimum age of 18 on Idol would be no parents or guardians mucking things up.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen tweet from his handler this week.

    @Brunsonbear
    You know what’s a bad idea? running runyon canyon with @krisallen . My legs are killing me.

  • girlygirl

    Tripp

    @Brunsonbear is NOT Kris’ handler — he is one of Kris’s longtime friends from Arkansas

  • tripp_ncwy

    @Brunsonbear is NOT Kris’ handler — he is one of Kris’s longtime friends from Arkansas

    Sorry bad joke. I know he’s a friend. Mama Allen is counting on him to take care of Kris this week.

  • girlygirl

    Take this with a grain of salt, because I don’t know how much credibility this site has, but this story says Jive has plugged the plug on Ciara’s new single and may be lookig to drop her. Her album hasn’t sold at all…

    http://toyaz-world.net/2011/02/the-plug-gets-pulled-on-ciaras-new-single-turn-it-up/

  • girlygirl

    Tripp

    Ah ok. Sorry :)

  • CindyM

    Apparently Adam is on the Fuse TV grammy special tonight. Not sure the content, prolly just a clip, but it’s repeating again tonight. If someone caps it, I’ll bring the clip here.

  • Elliegrll

    crystalbowersox
    Someone at the airport… “hey! Aren’t you Kelly Pickler???” Awesome. Lol. 24 minutes ago via Twitter for Android

    This sounds like a story that Kellie told, about people always asking her if she’s “Kelly Underwood”.

    Take this with a grain of salt, because I don’t know how much credibility this site has, but this story says Jive has plugged the plug on Ciara’s new single and may be lookig to drop her. Her album hasn’t sold at all…

    Her last two or three albums haven’t sold. It makes no sense that they keep releasing albums, and expect a different result, despite the fact that they aren’t doing anything to remind people that she exists.

  • HotHotHot

    Ruh-roh! Lindsay Parker:5 Reasons Why ‘X Factor’ Is Cooler Than ‘American Idol’
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/422352/5-reasons-why-x-factor-is-cooler-than-american-idol

  • gangreen29

    Ruh-roh! Lindsay Parker:5 Reasons Why ‘X Factor’ Is Cooler Than ‘American Idol’
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/realityrocks/422352/5-reasons-why-x-factor-is-cooler-than-american-idol

    Every single reason of Lyndsay’s are reasons I am not looking forward to X Factor here and why I think Idol is the superior show. Cat fights, costumes, joke contestants like Wagner, ‘edgy’ contestants like Cher (lol on that one), old people and 12 year olds…these are all good things in your opinion Lyndsey?!?

  • sr4mjc

    Well Lindsay, we did have Sanjaya..

    Don’t care much for Ciara, but too bad she’s getting dumped while more promo goes to Chris Brown. :(

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy
    Take this with a grain of salt, because I don’t know how much credibility this site has, but this story says Jive has plugged the plug on Ciara’s new single and may be lookig to drop her. Her album hasn’t sold at all…

    Her last two or three albums haven’t sold.

    Jive gave Ciara’s most recent album a truly bizarre roll-out. The first single peaked on R&B radio at #3 in early July of last year, which would have seemed like the logical time to bring out an album. Maybe the album wasn’t done, as Jive released two more singles before the album drop in December. These singles didn’t just do worse than the first single, as subsequent singles are wont to do: they tanked. (I recall fan complaints that there weren’t official add dates.) So by the time the album dropped, the normal buzz from a successful single and its video weren’t there.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Not only did Ciara get 3 singles but she also go 3 music videos out of her current album. Her albums have some high profile featured artists on them Ludacris & Usher on her current album. Here last album had Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, The-Dream & Missy Elliott as featured artists. Not to mention well known & respected writers & producers. I agree her whole roll-out of her current album was a mess. She does not write much so Jive puts a lot of money in albums.

  • hoosiermama

    tripp–thanks for answering my question from last night’s thread. You brought clarity to my muddled brain—I didn’t realize Kris’ radio interview was taped in Hawaii. So thank you for that, and for all the cool info you bring here. Much appreciated!

    And girlygirl—you keep on doing your thing, too. I’m sure I speak for many “quiet” posters, but we really do read and enjoy all the goodies you bring us, not just about Kris, but from your class, your twitter connections, etc., even if we don’t post about them. You are also much appreciated! Thank you! :-)

  • Elliegrll

    nvm

  • Mark

    Every single reason of Lyndsay’s are reasons I am not looking forward to X Factor here and why I think Idol is the superior show. Cat fights, costumes, joke contestants like Wagner, ‘edgy’ contestants like Cher (lol on that one), old people and 12 year olds…these are all good things in your opinion Lyndsey?!?

    Oh, I know. I find it hard to buy into the premise the “X-Factor” contestants are edgier. (Not that Idol’s are moreso… just that there’s an utter lack in both of them. Yes, I know some people think certain contestants are, but personally I don’t buy it) The catfights were annoying and draining. And the production values are silly and add little to the show. A better show, my ass.

  • istersay

    @ginaorr:
    Thurs morning @crystalbowersox is going to Nyack to visit @Rosie @SatelliteRadio 10 minutes ago via web
    @ginaorr: Wednesday 2/9 2 PM ET @crystalbowersox will be live on air with @RitaHoustonWFUV 35 minutes ago via web

  • girlygirl

    haha, Kris is a little excited!

    KrisAllen

    Holy freakballs! Bout to watch the Foo Fighters!
    12 minutes ago

    This is a sold out “secret” show at Spaceland in Silver Lake :)

  • Ratna12

    KrisAllen :Hotly freakballs! Bout to watch the Foo Fighters!
    11 minutes ago

    :) Kris is having fun in LA.

    KrisAllen : 3 things that don’t go together: white t shirt, coffee, and driving through the hills of la
    about 12 hours ago

    Keep both hands on the steering wheel, Kris (if he’s driving the car that is).
    But glad that he really, really loves wearing his white t- shirt. He-he

  • tripp_ncwy

    KrisAllen
    Holy freakballs! Bout to watch the Foo Fighters!
    12 minutes ago

    GAVIN ROSSDALE, GWEN STEFANI & OTHER CELEBRITIES ATTEND FOO FIGHTERS’ SHOW AT SPACELAND

  • AmericanIdol8

    bridgette12:
    02/08/2011 at 6:39 pm
    CindyM:
    02/08/2011 at 6:28 pm
    I was just a casual viewer of AI then, preferred Fantasia, but thought Diana was good. Never followed the show after it was over, how was she not treated well?

    When Diana didn’t sell much, she was pretty much ignored by Idol. They forgot she ever existed and wouldn’t waste the time to invite her back.

    I hate to say it but if it wasn’t for Idol Rewind I would have forgotten about Diana. Never thought she should have been in the top two when I watched that season over. Latoya should have been there.

  • AmericanIdol8

    Allison looks fantastic in those pics. Love her hair and has that girl lost weight? Never thought she needed too but she looks so amazing……….miss the trio, Allison, Adam and Kris. Awwwwwwwww the memories of Season 8!!!

  • luly

    SonyMusicGlobal
    We can’t wait for his next album – Our new featured video is from @KRISALLEN! Watch “Live Like We’re Dying”: http://bit.ly/8XVEHx

    :D I also can’t wait for his next album.

  • Davidx2

    Always love Archie’s blogs….but wish he’d give us some “good” news soon!!

  • Ratna12

    GAVIN ROSSDALE, GWEN STEFANI & OTHER CELEBRITIES ATTEND FOO FIGHTERS’ SHOW AT SPACELAND

    Thanks Tripp
    It was great that Kris got a ticket for this secret concert. Write songs during the day and then go to concert at night, …a good life.

  • Yvonne13

    I love Diana DeGarmo. She would definitely be in my top 5 female contestants list. I saw her a few years ago in Hairspray on Broadway and she was outstanding as Penny.