American Idol Headlines for 02/26/12

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Does ‘American Idol’ star have pitch? – “That’s really important to me,” McCreery said Saturday from Springfield, Mo., where he was touring with Brad Paisley. “I’m in an adult world now, but I want to be able to play baseball with my friends. I still want to have a senior year in high school and play some baseball. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” McCreery hasn’t pitched in a game since the summer of 2010. He threw some with his dad on Saturday and said he was about 55 to 60 percent of where he wants to be. “I’ve got work to do,” he said. “But I think it will come back when I can get home and practice every day instead of one day a week or so.” – Read more at NewsObserver.com

Radio execs cope with smaller, leaner industry – Country radio DJs and station managers wrapped up their four-day annual convention here Friday, taking a sobering look at challenges facing an industry that serves as a key gatekeeper to Nashville’s chief cultural export.
From the auto industry’s redesign of dashboards that some think de-emphasizes radio to increased corporate ownership and layoffs of on-air personalities, country radio is a smaller, leaner and tougher business than it used to be. – Analysis and a nice photo of Lauren Alaina – The Tennessean

Simon Cowell Talks Paula, Cheryl, “The Voice,” His “Super Final” Idea…and Jedward – “The X Factor” Season 2 open auditions are underway at www.thexfactorusa.com, but right now the general public is more interested in what went down right after Season 1–like the shocking firing of judges Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger, and, long before that, Cheryl Cole, along with the somewhat less shocking firing of host Steve Jones. And looking to the next season, which debuts this fall, viewers are curious about who will replace all these ousted cast members–and if the retooled show will be able to compete with “American Idol” and, perhaps more importantly, “The Voice.” – Read more at Yahoo.com

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Adam Shankman at the Salt Lake City SYTYCD auditions - Nigel tweeted: “Guess who’s in Salt Lake City!”

Adam Levine Talks Nerdy Past, ‘The Voice’ And Jeremy Lin – NEW YORK — From moving like Mick Jagger to dating Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna, Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine hasn’t had problems attracting women in recent years. In an interview, the 32-year-old said that even though he was a “nerdy” musician in high school, he still always had luck with the ladies.
“I loved hanging out with girls … It was never an issue, how about that? And, of course, it’s been magnified times 1,000 with this whole (fame) thing that’s happened, so it’s kind of crazy. I did OK. I did all right,” he said, laughing. – Read more at the Huffington Post

Javier Colon hopes to win fans over on road – Winning isn’t everything. Javier Colon, who took the crown on the premiere season of the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” is learning that the hard way. Despite the widespread exposure he got on the show and studio assists from Natasha Bedingfield, “American Idol” winner Kris Allen and his “Voice” coach, Maroon 5′s Adam Levine, Colon’s new album, “Come Through for You,” stiffed on the charts this year. Having released two little-noticed discs on Capitol Records earlier in his career, the struggle is nothing new to Colon, 33. But he’s hoping some time on the road – he’s got shows next Sunday at the Uptown Theatre in Napa and March 5 at Slim’s in San Francisco – will give him a third chance. Read more at SFGate

 
  • jdanton2

     Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson on a short list to play Whitney Houston in a bio pic. Rihanna seems to be the favorite as of now.

    http://www.digitalspy.com/movies/news/a367909/rihanna-to-play-whitney-houston-in-biopic.html

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 F E B

    I would like to start with someone with serious acting talent.  While Jennifer Hudson has the most experience of these names, I do not consider her a great actress.  The article mentions Angela Bassett’s fabulous portrayal of Tina Turner, that is what they should be looking for, fierce acting talent.  

  • ronnie

    I don’t think Jennifer or Jordin would be tacky enough to sign up to play Whitney Houston anytime soon.  They have class and it’s way too soon. Jennifer has been wanting to be signed up to play Aretha for the last few years, anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Tamyra Grey would be more the type to play Whitney Houston than those others.  It’s just that Tamyra is not as popular, and has no career so they would never pick her. :(

  • Tess

    Whitney was pretty so that displaces Jennifer, Whitney was talented so that displaces Rihanna, and Jordin is smart so she will put herself out of the running.  Besides….they can always use Whitney’s own music so a “singer” isn’t essential. I think this is just pie in the sky at this time, anywhos.

  • steph6449
  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.mcguirekosak Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    Think Scotty can do ANYTHING he sets his mind to do,,,maybe the number one all-star high school pitcher ?

  • jdanton2

    I would love Tamyra to get the role .She would be perfect for it but sadly she is not known enough .Plus evil Clive would probably decide and he dropped Tamyra from his label.

  • Anonymous

    Ruben Studdard posted the second single from his album, as well as the track list for the whole cd.  
    http://dajaz1.com/2012/02/21/ruben-studdard-releases-wear-me-off-letters-from-birmingham/

  • BonnieDee

    I think they should go with the Oscar winner.  Jennifer for sure.

  • Anonymous

    I’m happy to see Nigel, Mary Murphy & Adam Shankman at the judges table for SYTYCD.  They are definitely my favorite combination on the core judges panel.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone found an article about the Oscars guest freebie bag? It’s my guilty pleasure to go through these freebie lists. 

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha. That is an interesting song Ruben. His voice is like buttah, and I think he has totally embraced his sexy, inner Marvin Gaye/Barry White. I like this so much better than the dull, disneyesque ballads I have heard from him in the past. Still love June 28 (I`m Single) and excited for this album to come out. Go Ruben!

  • Chrissie H

    Scotty is so looking forward to playing baseball again, and I´m happy for him. 
    And from what I can see, his arms show that he´s working out quite a 
    bit – so, he´ll be doing good, I think. No doubt he has been missing to be in the game.  But boy, how I´ll miss him and to hear about him, if he is going to dissapear for the time, this baseball season is going on and first ends in may. Then again I can imagine, he and his management have worked out some strategy to stay connected with his fans while he is pitching. Hope so.

  • Anonymous

    Scotty is not going to disappear! He has scattered appearances and concerts scheduled all the way thru August as of now. 

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/26/3046073/american-idol-winner-gets-pitchy.html                          

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3BPI4MGGXM7GXCGRYC33O2CVGI betty

    He’s worked too hard to dissapear now! I am sure he will still make appearances!I heard he will be on Idol and that will be in May! I wished he would release the next single!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Call me crazy, but I think that Syesha Mercado from season 7 would be perfect for the role. She went off the radar, but I always thought she had a lot of potential.

  • getgetaway

    Actually Syesha has done quite well as an actress and performer on Broadway. 

    She’s a great reminder that that there are different types of Idol success stories.  Not everyone will have the chart success of Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson. In fact, most won’t.

  • Anonymous

    I think Jennifer Hudson is very pretty, but I wouldn’t cast her as Whitney. Jordin has a very upbeat personality, so she wouldn’t be right to play someone with so many inner demons.

    To tell the story properly, you would have to start from Whitney’s teens, so you might need more than one actress to cover her life. Tamyra is a good suggestion for an adult Whitney. An unknown might do well as the younger Whitney. The role could help launch someone’s career (see JLo as Selena).

    In the end, no one could outsing Whitney, so even if the actress can sing, it would probably be best to use the original recordings (again, see JLo as Selena).

    The next big question: Who should play Bobby Brown?

  • Anonymous

    I just read about the Whitney Houston movie, and the article said that Clive Davis is considering using Rihanna.  Even though her voice has improved a little over the past few years, she’s still not a great singer.  Even if they used Whitney’s actual vocals, which should be the case, it would feel weird if they cast someone who is known more for being autotuned to play someone with a voice as strong as Whitney’s.

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha. That is an interesting song Ruben. His voice is like buttah, and I think he has totally embraced his sexy, inner Marvin Gaye/Barry White. I like this so much better than the dull, disneyesque ballads I have heard from him in the past. Still love June 28 (I`m Single) and excited for this album to come out. Go Ruben!

    I like the musical arrangement, but I don’t think the lyrics aren’t very strong.

    Ruben tweeted that at Best Buy the cd will come with four extra tracks.

  • Chrissie H

    “Scotty is not going to disappear!”

    Ah –nice to hear and read! Releaved sigh :)

  • larc

    He’s worked too hard to dissapear now! I am sure he will still make
    appearances!I heard he will be on Idol and that will be in May!

    I’m guessing Scotty will perform on Idol a couple of times this season.  The 400th show will be the Top 13 (or whatever the number turns out to be) performance night next week.  It wouldn’t be surprising if he’s there for that or the results show the next night.  Then he should perform the elimination exit song and be on hand to pass the Idol crown on to the S11 winner on the finale.

  • Anonymous

    Scotty’s school district seems to be very understanding about Scotty missing school for different events.  I hope he gets to play baseball with his team if that is what he wants.

  • Anonymous

    Think Scotty can do ANYTHING he sets his mind to do,,,maybe the number one all-star high school pitcher ?

    The top high school pitchers have been signed for months to colleges with top level baseball programs. These all-stars will be awaiting the MLB draft in a few months.

    Good luck to Scotty with his baseball season. It is something he had to miss last year and he seems so happy that he is getting to play this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.mcguirekosak Cathy Mcguire Kosak

    it was kinda  a joke…wasn’t really serious,,he can’t do everything…I don’t expect him too..just hope he has fun,

  • Anonymous

    Ah, okay. I hope he has fun too! This is obviously something that is very important to Scotty and I’m happy for him!

  • Anonymous

    This was tweeted about David A. @jcjace14 @DavidArchie this album will showcase David’s wide musicality
    and versatility. He learned the songs in just a matter of hours.      
     This is about the OPM David recorded in the Philippines.  I have heard before that he is a quick study.  Since he just took a short time to record this, I guess he must have been very quick to learn these new songs.  Supposedly there will be a single and video, too.  

  • Anonymous

    Um, any article that says Rihanna is in the running to play Whitney Houston is a joke, considering Rihanna’s accent. As far as I know, she hasn’t done anything to prove she can sound like an American from New Jersey…

  • http://twitter.com/nevada0one nevada01

    Wow, as someone who thinks that Jennifer, Jordin, Tamayra and Rihanna are all beautiful in their own way, can we not make the assignment of this alleged role into a beauty contest?

    If this movie is a real thing, lets just hope the best ACTRESS for the job gets the role.  And that the script is respectful and insightful. 

  • Chris

    I agree with Tamyra. A much closer look and voice. I like Jennifer, but she doesn’t look like Whitney at all. And no to Rihanna….

    Lots of guys could be Bobby, hmmm may be Jason Derulo? It has to be a singer, not a rapper.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

     Just curious…when will the 400th show be for Idol?  March 1 or the Thursday after?  Thanks…

  • Anonymous

    Those are really beautiful pics of Lambert on the red carpet at Elton John’s 20th Annual Aids get together.  (Leather bowtie – love it.)

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    I agree. Lambert looks particularly handsome tonight.  I’m a huge fan of his new look.  Apparently, he and Katie Perry are sitting together. 

  • Anonymous

    And they’re both at Elton’s table – so happy for Adam.

  • Anonymous

    Holy guacamole, Adam in a tux and bow tie. UNF, just UNF. And sitting at Elton’s table with Katy Perry no less, heeeeeyyy!

  • Anonymous

    @shirleyhalperin: Best
    seats in the house belong to @adamlambert and @katyperry – both at Elton’s
    table and right next to each other

    http://twitpic.com/8p7shp/

  • Chris

    I am watching the Oscars and it reminds me they can do wonders with make up, hair, and clothes but the acting and getting rid of her Island accent would be the challenge. It’s been done before, a lot of British actors learn to speak “American. ” I still don’t think Rihanna should play Whitney but Clive will do whatever he wants. That’s the beauty of being Clive or any power producer.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s another celebs on Elton’s table:

    @BWRPR: Adam Lambert sitting w Quincy Jones and Smokey Robinson at the Elton John party.

  • Anonymous

    Woot! I like Adam rubbing shoulders with some big names! I need more pictures!

  • Anonymous
  • larc

     Lexie, the 400th Idol show will be Wednesday March 7.  That’s 3 days after Scotty’s SeaWorld concert.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Adam & Sauli with Sir Elton John

    http://a.yfrog.com/img816/638/svcvj.jpg

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Love the pic of Adam, Sauli and Elton. Adam and Sauli are a very handsome couple. 

  • Anonymous

    Oooooh, I love all these amazing pics! I adore Katy Perry’s hair! She has been a good friend to Adam, I’ll never forget her Adam Lambert cape on AI, lol. And Sauli, wow, what a cutie. Adam is looking more and more beautiful. He towers over everybody, his legs are so loooong! I want a closer look at his shoes! Gaaah, I can’t take it!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Aww, Adam and his BFF Katy. He looks handsome. Adam should start using that private tel# Elton gave him. I would love to see those two collab.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    I heard Brangelina will be at Elton’s party. Angelina looked stunning tonight. Want pic of Adam and them together.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure what kind of caption to give this one of Adam and Elton……..LOL

    http://s1-02.twitpicproxy.com/photos/large/526117146.jpg?key=25853000

    Adam and Steven Tyler.
    http://twitpic.com/8p8hr3

  • Anonymous

    He’s probably saying to Adam, “I’m proud of you kid, don’t stop being who you are”. 

  • sdmama

    “What did you use to shave this smooth?”

  • asifclueless

    GORGEOUS …Steven Tyler !!!!

    Oh !!!! … and you, too … Adam.  :P

    Steven and Adam, my favourite people.

    http://twitpic.com/8p8hr3

  • Anonymous

    Those pictures of Adam with Sir Elton are amazing! The way Elton is touching Adam’s face, so sweet! Elton John is the only other artist besides Adam that I have ever stanned, so seeing them together like this is kind of emotional for me. I can’t believe it! I think asking Adam what Elton said to him in this moment is a really good question for the next chat, lol.

  • Anonymous

    That Adam and Elton John picture has just become one of my favorite pictures. Pure awesomeness!

  • Anonymous

    Adam looks like he’s in his early 20′s in the picture with Steven Tyler.. lol

  • Anonymous

    Here’s another one.. Adam & Elton.. LOL

    http://i40.tinypic.com/6jm0bd.jpg

  • Anonymous

    Yikes, Gale Harold from Queer as Folk is there! I love him, hoping for an Adam/Gale pic, although the hotness might be too much for me, haha.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Elton stop touching Adam so much. He he!  j/k.  I agree Elton looks like a proud papa.

  • asifclueless

     Yes, and Steven Tyler is like…

    Son, … Do you want to pick some of my clothes from my closet?

    Or he can ask Adam to model his clothes line.  YAY … O/ …

  • asifclueless

     Elton John says,

    “Son, What kind of facial do you use?

    Sooooo smooth !!!! ”

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Table picture: Adam looks movie star gorgeous!!

    http://twitpic.com/8p972y

    Adam, Sauli, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

    http://twitpic.com/8p9bhi

  • mmb

    Wow Adam looks really handsome in a tux

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    Aw I love the pics of Adam at the benefit party, he looks good and I adore that patent leather croc bowtie that matches his boots LOL. Man his life, Idol is such a wild ride, I mean it was just like 3 years ago he was singing in the ensemble where hardly anyone could hear him every day in Wicked and performing solo anywhere he could get a gig and dreaming crazy dreams. He must just pinch himself sometimes.

  • Anonymous

    Another picture of Adam and Steven Tyler
    http://twitpic.com/8p9dwm

    Adam, Sauli, Dave Grohl, Jordyn Blum and Miley Cyrus
    http://twitpic.com/8p9gsb

    Adam with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer (True Blood)
    http://twitpic.com/8p9jo2

  • LaurelG

    Adam looks every inch the star in those pics!

    And Sauli is such a cutie.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    I hope he’s having a blast. NPH is a huge fan of Adam and I’m glad we finally got a pic of those two.

    He must just pinch himself sometimes.

    I was reading an article the other day called “Rock Royalty Rocks On” with Adam mention regarding Queen. It was was so cool to read his name with other legends like Queen, Springsteen, McCarthy, Bowie and Grohl in the same article. It also had a very positive take on how reality TV artists are breaking into music today. I love reading his name with these artists.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/celebrity/Rock-Royalty-Rocks-On-139993433.html

  • sf3456

    Okay, these pics of Lambert from the Elton John party is the best he has ever looked.  THE BEST.  If he dressed like that all the time, I might like him a little bit more.

    Now, I have to check out the window to see if the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are coming.

  • Anonymous

    So funny – thanks, sf

  • Anonymous

    Well I agree he looks amazing but I still love seeing him in his wilder, sometimes questionable outfits, lol. It’s so entertaining! However this look is perfect for this event.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    I love the intense look Adam is giving the camera in this pic, dayum. Although it’s possible the smoldering might be due to his delicious proximity to the wall of Godiva chocolate truffles after weeks of his healthy foods kick.

    http://twitpic.com/8p9mfx

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AGWO435FL6UN2ICRVTFLWRJZSA Lexie

     Thanks!  I’d wondered if peeps had checked to see if he could actually be there:)

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Adam and Dave Grohl—I am dying!!!

  • justshootme

    Adam looks damn fine in those pics.  A list all the way baby.