Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and the American Idol 10 Top 13 will host a panel at the Paley Fest at the Sabin Theater in Beverly Hills at 7 pm on Monday, March 14. More information on the event and discount tickets can be found HERE.

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Jennifer Hudson performs live tonight on UStream beginning at 8 pm ET via UStream

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According to @IdolWorship, Adam Lambert’s acoustic performance of Aftermath at tomorrow’s Idol results show WILL NOT BE pre-taped.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Rachel Zevita on Good Day New York

Rachel Zevita: MyFoxNY.com

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Exclusive photo of Adam Lambert from @AmericanIdol

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Photos of the Top 13 from today’s rehearsals:

@AmericanIdol: “Does @JLuskAI10 really keep his hair this way? Tune in to #AmericanIdol 2nite & find out!”

Paul McDonald: “Learning some sweet group dance moves. I now know never to pursue professional dancing as a career…”

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Behind the Scenes of ‘Idol’ Top 13 Performance Show

Via RyanSeacrest.com

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‘American Idol’: Will we be seeing Paul McDonald’s rhinestone suit again?

We’re not sure who the bigger star is: “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald, his uber-white teeth (they have their own Twitter account) or his white suit with red roses that he debuted in Las Vegas.

McDonald wore his signature suit again when he was put through to the Top 13, but it was nowhere to be seen when Zap2it caught up with him at the show’s after-party.

Our curiosity got the better of us and we had to ask where The Suit was. “I can’t overdo the white jacket! You gotta save it for special occasions,” he says with a laugh.

Read more at Zap2it

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‘American Idol’ Music Should ‘Support the Singers,’ Says Bandleader Ray Chew

The final 13 “American Idol” contestants got their first chance to work with Jimmy Iovine’s stable of top-name producers last week, and on the episode airing tonight (Mar. 9), they sang songs by their own personal “idols.” Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Celine Dion — all the usual suspects — are covered on the the show, along with a song by an artist that Jennifer Lopez had never head of until Tuesday, Ryan Adams.

Read more at Billboard

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After Simon Cowell’s departure, Idol appeared to be doomed—instead, the show is experiencing a creative resurgence.

The most difficult maneuver to pull off in war is to retreat under fire. The entertainment equivalent of this is to revitalize an aging TV show. Once a program has entered its dotage, its producers generally find themselves in a no win/no way out situation, whereby if they change anything, they risk alienating the fans they still have, or worse, looking desperate. If they change nothing, their decline is preordained.

Which is why very few shows risk any sort of serious change until the decline is too far along to be checked.

Read more at the Daily Beast

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New Music: Jennifer Hudson “Gone”

“Gone” from Jennifer’s upcoming album I Remember Me, set to be released on March 22.

Jennifer Hudson – Gone by Eva79

Via JenniferHudsonDaily

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Elliott Yamin interview on Japanese TV program “Best Hit USA” 3 Words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpuiIHww8mM

via Y2Joohgirl

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez on Reuniting with Diddy

For the first time since their volatile relationship ended amid gun shots and court cases, Jennifer Lopez and ex-boyfriend P.Diddy will be reunited this week on American Idol.

The hip-hop mogul was chosen to be a musical mentor on AI and will be coaching the remaining 13 contestants for their live performances. Diddy had nothing but kind words to say about Lopez, “She’s made me cry like, twice, and she’s looked good doing it,” gushed the 41-year-old rapper. “And she’s made sense so, you know, I’m proud of her. It’s good to see that change in the competitive shows. I think she’s very refreshing.”

We just had to check in with La Lopez to see what she thought about the impending reunion. Here’s what she had to say to Latina columnist (and sister) Lynda Lopez:

Watch the Video at Latina

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Vivendi Appoints Lucian Grainge Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group

In the wake of Doug Morris’ early departure from Universal Music Group to take the helm at Sony, Vivendi announced today the appointment of Lucian Grainge as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UMG. Grainge who was formerly CEO of UMG, will continue to report to Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of Vivendi, and serve as a member of the Vivendi Management Board.
Lévy said in a statement: “We are delighted to appoint Lucian to the top position in music worldwide. His track record over the last 30 years in the music business is impeccable. He is perfectly qualified to lead UMG through the digital era across the globe.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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‘Glee’ boys go to prom for Teen Vogue, reveal their pick up lines

While we have yet to see how McKinley High School does prom, thanks to Teen Vogue, we got to see how some of our favorite “Glee” boys would look in their prom gear. We’ve got to say, they look pretty darn good. We totally would have said yes if any of them asked us to prom in high school (preferably Darren Criss, we’re just sayin’).

Darren Criss, Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale and Harry Shum Jr. participated in a prom photo shoot for the magazine’s April issue (with “The Vampire Diaries”‘ Nina Dobrev on the cover) and sat down for some prom-centric interviews. Here are some of the highlights:

Read more at Zap2it

Check out the Photos at Teen Vogue HERE.

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GLEE’s Dot Marie Jones Talks Coach Bieste

GIVE ME MY REMOTE got some one-on-one time with the one and only Dot Marie Jones, who joined the GLEE cast this season to play the no-nonsense, yet surprisingly sensitive Coach Bieste.

What’s coming up for the character?

Jones fills us in…

Let’s talk Coach Bieste!

Dot Marie Jones: It’s a pleasure and a honor to play her. I am just so honored, because for me, I’ve always played the big tough woman or the mom or the mean this or the mean that. To get to play vulnerable where I actually cry is… [sighs happily]

Read more at GiveMeMyRemote

 
  • koshka

    I love all those photos the idols are taking. It also seems like the bright ones have stopped retweeting their love posts.

    Why is it news that Adam is live tomorrow? Do they always pretape the performances? I wonder what’s up?

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen WTHITV interview;

    American Idol:13 finalists battle
    Kris Allen feels contestants’ pain

    http://www.wthitv.com/dpps/entertainment/television/american-idol-13-finalists-battle-nt11-tvw_3742140

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Do they always pretape the performances? I wonder what’s up?

    Yes, sometimes the performances are pre-taped.

  • gangreen29

    Why is it news that Adam is live tomorrow? Do they always pretape the performances? I wonder what’s up?

    A lot of times they do. Especially nights where there are two performers one is frequently taped.

  • koshka

    Gotcha thanks. Can’t say that I much noticed one way or the other in the past.

  • larc

    gangreen29:
    A lot of times they do. Especially nights where there are two performers one is frequently taped.

    If Adam has anything to say about it, he will sing live since he prefers an audience he can draw additional energy and inspiration from. I sometimes think Adam may get as much from his audiences as they do from him.

  • Miss Chaos

    That makes me really happy that Adam is going to be live. Hope we get some banter from him and Ryan, and anyone else that wants to chime it. So excited for it and tonite as well.

  • Mtlfan

    this is an interview of Rachel Zevita in NY this morning. Didn’t know she was on a leave from a program she started on in an university in Montreal. I like her; i think she kind of smart and sweet.

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/entertainment/american_idol_news/rachel-zevita-good-day-ny-20110309

  • Marie Ruffin

    What crazy manager decided to stream Jennifer’s concert opposite American Idol?

  • koshka

    Dumb question number two for this evening. Wouldn’t the pre tape be done with an audience? They’ve got to be. Maybe he is live to cut or add time since P Diddy’s performace probably takes priority over adam’s since he is a mentor. Just a thought.

  • sma11ie

    If Adam has anything to say about it, he will sing live since he prefers an audience he can draw additional energy and inspiration from. I sometimes think Adam may get as much from his audiences as they do from him.

    Even the pre-taped performances are in front of a “live” studio audience though. They even make Ryan wear the same suit so a pretaped performance doesn’t preclude a chat. The only difference is that the judges are not generally there for pre-taped performances. Otherwise, everything else works the same.

  • FREIDAG

    Maybe he is live to cut or add time since P Diddy’s performace probably takes priority over adam’s since he is a mentor. Just a thought.

    Now I’m going to sound dumb. I thought there were no mentors this season???

  • CindyM

    koshka:
    03/09/2011 at 6:50 pm

    Dumb question number two for this evening. Wouldn’t the pre tape be done with an audience? They’ve got to be. Maybe he is live to cut or add time since P Diddy’s performace probably takes priority over adam’s since he is a mentor. Just a thought.

    They used to pretape some performances immediately after the live performance shows, with people sitting in for the judges. Last year Adam was live for WWFM, so it just varies. I don’t think it’s based on anything but availability, stage needs and performers schedules.

  • koshka

    Freidag – yeah we were told that there would be no mentors, but P Diddy called himself a mentor on Access Hoplywood. He also mentioned that he would help with fashion and their “swagger”. LOL

  • Buffynut

    So, this week on Idol, looks like Adam Lambert is the only one singing live!

  • FREIDAG

    So, this week on Idol, looks like Adam Lambert is the only one singing live!

    LOL. I really like that Adam is singing live. I don’t know why and it’s silly I know but there it is. Will the contestants be singing live next week?

    Freidag – yeah we were told that there would be no mentors, but P Diddy called himself a mentor on Access Hoplywood. He also mentioned that he would help with fashion and their “swagger”. LOL

    Thanks~!

  • Indigobunting

    blangston40: Just met Danny Gokey from American Idol at Chilis in Lakeland… Random. Really nice guy!!
    42 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

    The rest of his group headed to Puerto Rico, but Danny is still there. He may be performing again (without band? National Anthem?) tomorrow.

  • steph6449

    Country Weekly’s most recent addition had a two page article on Danny and the Compassion Nashville family intervention center.

    page 1

    page 2

    Danny seems to have been pretty energized at the press event that Country Weekly was covering.

    That has to be at least the fourth media coverage I’ve seen for that event that described Danny as “very excited” :lol:

  • larc

    koshka:
    Maybe he is live to cut or add time since P Diddy’s performace probably takes priority over adam’s since he is a mentor. Just a thought.

    Has anybody said that P. Diddy is a mentor except P. Diddy? If he was doing any form of mentoring, I didn’t hear it mentioned tonight.

  • steph6449

    Cute from someone who evidently really wanted to be at the leadership event today, lol.

    George W. Bush…Franklin Graham… Condoleeza Rice…who cares!! @dannygokey is at the SEU Forum!!! What?? Wish I was there now

  • istersay

    Tin Pan South 2011 lineup: Crystal Bowersox, Kenny Loggins, Steel Magnolia and much more
    March 29 through April 2 in Nashville
    http://twitter.com/tuneinmusiccity/statuses/45543705901400064
    http://www.tinpansouth.com/performers.html
    http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2011/03/09/tin-pan-south-2011-lineup-includes-crystal-bowersox-kenny-loggins/
    Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Nashville ASCAP Show $20 9pm Brett James Carolyn Dawn Johnson Josh Kear Phil Vassar-special guest Crystal Bowersox TUES MARCH 29

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

    Haha paul’s teeth has a twitter :P