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.
Jennifer Hudson performs live tonight on UStream beginning at 8 pm ET via UStream
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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Rachel Zevita on Good Day New York
Exclusive photo of Adam Lambert from @AmericanIdol
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…”
Behind the Scenes of ‘Idol’ Top 13 Performance Show
‘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
‘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
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
New Music: Jennifer Hudson “Gone”
“Gone” from Jennifer’s upcoming album I Remember Me, set to be released on March 22.
Elliott Yamin interview on Japanese TV program “Best Hit USA” 3 Words
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
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
‘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.
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
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