American Idol Headlines for 03/06/11

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Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Carrie Underwood host the America’s Opry Weekend New Faces of Country Music Special on Westwood One Radio.
  • Michael Johns will perform at the Common Threads Black Tie Ball on Sunday March 6 in Chicago, IL.

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Nigel tells a fan on twitter that the new season of So You Think You Can Dance will start the “next day” after the Idol finale. That would be Thursday, May 26.

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Constantine Maroulis tweets, “Still a chance to sing from @RockOfAges on @AmericanIdol on april 7th.. What you think I should do? Also.. Its Rock n’ Roll Hall of fame week.. What you think I should outside @RockOfAges? Has to be from HOF artist.”

While Constantine may perform on Idol April 7th, the important bit of info is the theme that week will be the Hall of Fame…

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More headlines after the JUMP…

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‘American Idol’: Is Paul McDonald’s Quirkiness An Advantage?

So is that white jacket your lucky jacket or something? Because don’t you know you’re not supposed to wear the same thing twice?
I had another jacket on and my stylist was like, ‘I don’t know if I dig that one, why don’t you put on the rhinestone one again?’ And I was like, ‘alright, I’ll bust it out again.’ I can’t wear it too much or I’ll be the idiot in the rhinestone jacket. I might bust it out later on down the road if it gets to that special moment. I also have a friend who made that coat for me, back home, with some new ideas. We’ll see if they make the show. My wallet is pretty thin right now. I’m still poor. I might be cool for being on TV, but I’m still broke.

Read more at Fancast

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Exclusive: FOX Books “Truth Be Told,” Starring Candace Cameron Bure & David James Elliott, for Saturday, April 16

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — “Truth Be Told,” an original movie starring Candace Cameron Bure, David James Elliott and Ronny Cox, will premiere Saturday, April 16 on FOX, network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively.

The project revolves around Annie Morgan (Bure), a marriage counselor who – fearing her single status will ruin her chance at a dream job hosting a radio advice program – conspires with an old college friend (Elliott), a recent widower with two teenagers, to pass as a married couple after her potential boss (Cox) invites them to spend the weekend at his New Mexico ranch.

Read more at The Futon Critic

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A couple of new appearances for Danny Gokey: Thursday, August 4, 2011 the Sweetwater County Fair, Rock Springs WY and Thursday April 14, the North Star Casino, in Bowler, WI.

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Taylor Hicks will perform a special Mother’s Day show at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit, ME. 7:30 pm.

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Matt Giraud performs Friday, April 15 at the Grace Spring Bible Church, Richland MI. Tickets go on sale March 6.

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Clay Aiken’s concert set for Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on Monday March 7 has been canceled. More information HERE.

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Ward, Magnus, wow thousands at Cape parade

Micky Ward, aka “Irish,” carried the grand marshal cane down crowded Route 28 close to local singing sensation Siobhan Magnus, whose Irish sweater partially covered lacy pantaloons and shamrock tights.

The sixth Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday continued to outdo itself with big names, big bands, and big crowds.

Read more at Cape Cod Times

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Cape celebrates St. Patrick’s Day early with annual parade

Cape celebrates St. Patrick’s Day early with annual parade: MyFoxBOSTON.com

More at MyFOXBoston

 
  • jumpstart

    Constantine Maroulis tweets, Still a chance to sing from @RockOfAges on @AmericanIdol on april 7th.. What you think I should do?

    Nothing. S10 has been great so far, and I’d like to keep it that way.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    hall of fame :)

  • Suzanne

    Constantine is a Tony Award nominee for Rock of Ages, which is an amazing feat. And AI hasn’t really taken any credit for that yet, so there’s a rationale for picking him to do something that week. I hope for him that he has something to sell/publicize so he can take advantage of the exposure.

  • HermeticallySealed

    LoL Jumpstart. I agree.

  • milwlovesadam

    Loved Constantine on Idol, can’t wait for Rock of Ages to come to my city, have tickets already. Constantine back on Idol? Yahoo! He can sing whatever he wants baby.

  • Valentin432

    So this means that there will be at least on theme on idol this season, rock and roll HOF for the top 9.
    Good choice, lots of possibility.

  • certain1

    Now that we know the plot to the movie on Fox, I would assume that Danny’s appearance will be tied to some kind of party down at the ranch.

  • Allison

    Clay has canceled his concert for Monday night! This would be a first for him ever. I assume it was for low ticket sales. That’s too bad for those who had tickets and M & G.

  • CindyM

    So how does that work for Clay’s cancellation because didn’t some people buy tickets and m&gs through the PBS fund drive? Does the refund come from PBS? His attendance doesn’t seem to be good this tour from blogs, but we’ve only seen the one concert stat, right?

  • windmills

    jumpstart: Nothing. S10 has been great so far, and I’d like to keep it that way.

    LOL!

    I will skip that particular performance because Constantine has always skeeved me out major. Plus that whole thing where he bragged out paying a homeless man $$ to do stupid things and laughing about it would’ve been a permanent turnoff even if I didn’t already think he was a jerk.

    That having been said with the success of Rock Of Ages he’s earned a performance slot on AI. It’ll just be something I tune out because I don’t need to see his sleazy leers on my TV.

  • windmills

    jumpstart: Nothing. S10 has been great so far, and I’d like to keep it that way.

    LOL!

    I will skip that particular performance because Constantine has always skeeved me out major. Plus that whole thing where he bragged out paying a homeless man $$ to do stupid things and laughing about it would’ve been a permanent turnoff even if I didn’t already think he was a jerk.

    That having been said with the success of Rock Of Ages he’s earned a performance slot on AI. It’ll just be something I tune out because DNW to see his sleazy leers on my TV.

  • Indigobunting

    Exclusive: FOX Books “Truth Be Told,” Starring Candace Cameron Bure & David James Elliott, for Saturday, April 16

    This is the movie that Danny Gokey will make a cameo speaking appearance in. He performed Crazy Not To and Be Somebody while filming-not sure if both will be shown on air. New music “Gimme a Kiss” is background music for the movie.

    Now that we know the plot to the movie on Fox, I would assume that Danny’s appearance will be tied to some kind of party down at the ranch.

    We will see if your prediction is correct Certain! I had wondered what role he would play if he was filmed performing a couple of songs, so that makes sense that he is the “entertainment” at a big shin dig.

  • sr4mjc

    Such sweet comments about dhunken on Adam’s charity page. Makes me teary.

    http://mycharitywater.org/p/campaign?campaign_id=12617

  • sr4mjc

    Having trouble editing, but FYE re-entered the Top50 albums in OZ. Hoepfully it’s Sleepwalker helping.

    http://www.ariacharts.com.au/pages/charts_display_physical_album.asp?chart=1A50

  • larc

    Exclusive: FOX Books “Truth Be Told,” Starring Candace Cameron Bure & David James Elliott, for Saturday, April 16

    Is this considered a regular TV movie? IMDb doesn’t seem to know anything about it yet.

  • Indigobunting

    Such sweet comments about dhunken on Adam’s charity page. Makes me teary.

    It’d be nice if anyone wanted to post the link to his online obituary guest page again. I already commented, but didn’t save the link.
    He was truly a sweet person. People can always surprise you, but some people’s decency just shine even over the internet.

  • sr4mjc
  • Indigobunting

    Having trouble editing today.

    Is this considered a regular TV movie?

    Not sure what you mean about “regular” TV movie?
    According to that article it is a made for TV movie (not a theatre movie) starring two actors, Candace C. Bure who is a regular TV actress and James Elliot, the star of JAG for 10 yrs, on CSI, and will be the lead in Scoundrels.
    It will air on Fox Prime Time.

    So it is an original TV movie, not a theatre movie. Is that what you meant?

  • artemis

    sr4mjc-
    Thanks for sharing that link. I was so sad when I found out about Dhunken’s passing. He was my favorite poster here at MJs-always interesting, but also kind and respectful of other’s opinions.

    Indigobunting-My block quotes always turn out backwards, so I’ll just say that I agree with your post.

  • steph6449

    Now that we know the plot to the movie on Fox, I would assume that Danny’s appearance will be tied to some kind of party down at the ranch.

    Lol. I have no guess. At first I thought it had something to do with Candace’s character interacting at a radio station, and maybe Danny would be a guest at the station. But the marriage counselor aspect kinda leaves that idea out.

    Since they actually taped Danny singing two of the songs live, it’s harder to guess where it fits in vs. their just having licensed the songs as a soundtrack type thing.

    Maybe they go out to a club somewhere and Danny is performing, and they talk a little? Count me clueless on this one :lol:

    I am assuming that Danny is pretty much playing himself or a character just like himself, wherever it fits into the movie. Hopefully whatever makes it on screen will be more than just tiny snippets.

  • Trina

    Constantine may be a douche who didn’t do much in the context of the AI bubble but he’s a Tony nominee, and now with press starting up for the Rock of Ages movie and his link to the play I’m not surprised they’re giving him a performance spot.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Chicagolaw

    I’m no fan of Constantine, but he has more than earned the chance to get a performance spot on AI.

  • steph6449

    Lol, Candace is catching up after she got tweets questioning her on the date she gave last night.

    candacecbureCandace: My bad- its April 16

  • kokko

    Great to see Danny has an appearance in a TV movie and may perform 2 songs plus have his new music in the background in the movie. As a recording artist it’s very important that the album sells well and generates hit songs, but it is always nice to see opportunities like this that helps get the artist’s music out to reach a wider audience.

    I am also thrilled to learn that Danny is one of the openers for Taylor Swift’s North American Tour and I think so far he’s booked for 11 dates/shows. I do realize that not everyone going to a concert arrives on time to see the first opener, however I am sure the venue (we are talking about arena size) will still be reasonably full by the time Danny performs hence this is still a great exposure.

    If you are not following Danny or a non fan, you may not realize that since Danny started his music career about 1.5 years ago, he attained quite a few “first” among the S8 idols – and this one appearing in a TV movie is one of them.

  • steph6449

    If you are not following Danny or a non fan, you may not realize that since Danny started his music career about 1.5 years ago, he attained quite a few “first” among the S8 idols – and this one appearing in a TV movie is one of them.

    Yeah, it’s cool that quite a few of the AI8 graduates are doing pretty well, in their different ways.

    Hopefully Allison will be back with something good going on, and I’ve been pretty impressed with how some of the unsigned finalists like Matt or even Scott are keeping themselves active with projects and concerts/personal appearances of different types.

    Saw Megan tweeting she’s going to LA for “magic” in relation to her new music, finally figuring out her approach to get her music released? Anoop’s working hard but what he’s trying to do is a little confusing for me. Has anyone heard from Lil, since she announced about getting out of the deal with her indie label a while back? She and Michael Sarver seem to have had the roughest road trying to build a music career coming out of AI8. Michael seems to be a scrapper though, I see he’s out again doing shows with some of the other past-season unsigned finalists.

  • Jae

    Scotty will hopefully do an elvis song for HOF week. Totally in his wheel house. I would love to hear him sing Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.

  • Allison

    Chicagolaw:
    03/06/2011 at 1:11 pm

    I’m no fan of Constantine, but he has more than earned the chance to get a performance spot on AI.

    I agree. He was a major player in S4 and has never been back. He’s done all right for himself after Idol.

  • ptslittlecomment

    If you are not following Danny or a non fan, you may not realize that since Danny started his music career about 1.5 years ago, he attained quite a few “first” among the S8 idols – and this one appearing in a TV movie is one of them.

    Brooke White starred in a TV movie jst this past season in which she sang (was it her own music?). Other AI contestants have been in TV shows. One “cast away ” stars on Glee. I don’t get what you mean by “being a first”

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    TMegiaAI10 Thia Megia
    Paul McDonald had a farm, Eee I Eee I Oh! And in that farm he had his guitar, Nee Ner Nee Ner Neer!

    LOL

  • certain1

    ^^ I believe the poster was commenting on the S8 idols and what they have done. Just an observation on their part.

  • tripp_ncwy

    kokko, you might have forgotten that Kris taped an a cameo appearance for the Teenick drama Gigantic early last year. We should finally get to see it toward the end of the new season that begins this Friday. The little we know is that he has a speaking part. Lindsey Parker interviewed him on set.

  • steph6449

    Kris taped an a cameo appearance for the Teenick drama Gigantic early last year.

    Had missed that somehow. Good for Kris. Early last year, though? Wow, that’s a long time for Kris & his fans to have to wait to see it :?

  • Studio57

    I am thrilled for Constantine. Loved him on Idol and make no apologies for it, and feel pretty damn smug that he has done so well for himself :)

  • tripp_ncwy

    Had missed that somehow. Good for Kris. Early last year, though? Wow, that’s a long time for Kris & his fans to have to wait to see it

    That’s tv sometimes. They ended up delaying the premier until the fall & then splitting season one into two parts.

  • tierbee

    I am like 400 years late to the party but I FINALLY got a chance to listen to Anoop’s new song “Want Your Love” and it sounds awesome. Love his voice! Just thought I’d mention that, lol. I’m so behind.

  • Indigobunting

    Teenick drama Gigantic

    How cool for Kris; he is cute enough for the screen :) What is that, is it a movie or an episode of a series?

    It is smart for Idols to diversify and get their fingers in as much as possible, because the music business is rough.

    Danny also has another endorsement deal with the organic line “Purity products”. He’s up and running on their website, along with mostly olympic athletes and such (he is kind of a lone man out). No formal press release or anything so haven’t sent it in for news. But perhaps there won’t be a formal announcement- I think there was for Pillsbury and WI Vision.

    Disclaimer: I am in no way related to Danny Gokey or any of his distant relatives!! LMAO :lol:

  • steph6449

    But perhaps there won’t be a formal announcement- I think there was for Pillsbury and WI Vision.

    I think there were press releases on WV.As far as the full range of Pillsbury relationship that Danny seems to have had last year, I don’t remember one. But I do remember the Pillsbury biscuit contest promo last year. That was cute, lol.

    re ‘disclaimer’ – heh ;)

  • sagi

    Danny quote on the purity site “I’ve been singing all of my life and I’ve been a recording artist for many years. But qualifying for American Idol during Season 8, and nearly winning has got to be one of the greatest thrills of my life.” Those supplements must be pretty potent! :D

  • steph6449

    “I’ve been singing all of my life and I’ve been a recording artist for many years

    That’s weird, and doesn’t sound like anything Danny would say. People writing press releases don’t always seem to do that great a job :( The singing all my life, sure. The ‘recording artist for many years,’ err, nope.
    I wonder if Danny was taking the Purity products when he had his extremely ~exuberant appearance talking to Ryan on AI9. Lol, always wondered what accounted for that ;)

  • sagi

    ^LOL I’m gonna have to get me some of those!

  • asics85

    I wonder if Danny was taking the Purity products when he had his extremely ~exuberant appearance talking to Ryan on AI9. Lol, always wondered what accounted for that

    I remember reading a tweet from his friend and guitar player at the time asking who let Danny have too many shots of espresso before going on AI that night…lol! Danny’s excitement and joy at getting to go back and perform on Idol were like a kid on Christmas morning…I loved it!

  • JazzRocks

    Studio57:
    03/06/2011 at 4:11 pm

    I am thrilled for Constantine. Loved him on Idol and make no apologies for it, and feel pretty damn smug that he has done so well for himself :)

    Me too Studio. I never quite got all the smarmy, douchey comments. LOL Constantine fans (of which I USED to be one) have had a long wait to see success for him. So yay for him and them!

  • Indigobunting

    Those supplements must be pretty potent! :D

    LMAO! If I could be guaranteed one tenth of his energy, I would buy those supplements :)
    He really is the Human Hummingbird as someone from Country Weekly called him.

  • luci

    For those interested Hollie Cavanagh has a youtube channel and just uploaded 3 new cover songs.

  • steph6449

    Danny is on another country site top tweets list this week, lol. I guess not being too sure about your dad being on twitter is kinda popular ;)

    http://www.countrymusictattletale.com/2011/03/06/top-tweets-of-the-week-week-of-february-27th

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Aww…sweet about dhunken

    Hahahaha Paul “idiot in the rhinestone jacket”

  • Indigobunting
  • CindyM

    This is so cool!! A girl on twitter took pictures of the American Idol slot machine at Hard Rock Casino, I think in Oklahoma. Adam singing Mad World is one of the featured videos when you win a bonus!!!

    http://twitpic.com/46zgex
    http://twitpic.com/46znjy

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  • steph6449

    Oh, that’s cute with the CMIL blogger. She’s the one who does the audios with various country stars for holidays. Carrie, Kellie, Danny and others have participated. She runs a very positive site in keeping with its title.

  • steph6449

    Cute new pic of Danny’s puppy Fozzy

    http://twitpic.com/4707r5

  • hoosiermama

    Awww. I’m a sucker for a cute puppy picture! Thanks for posting it steph6449!