Adam Lambert VH1 Behind the Music Special
Publicist Page Jeter tweets, “VH1’s Behind the Music @adamlambert with Kris Allen interview at @tru_hollywood! http://twitpic.com/4frzqm.” In other words, Kris Allen sat for an interview with VH1 today for an Adam Lambert Behind The Music special.
Jeter assures us, “it is no april fool’s joke, people. there will be a Behind the Music on Adam Lambert. filmed at @tru_hollywood today! get excited!”
Taylor Hicks on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight
Watch for Taylor Hicks on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. I’m not sure what he’ll be doing there (believe me, I TRIED to find out) but whatever it is, I’ll have a cap of it posted here on the blog. Late Night airs on NBC at 12:35/11:35c.
Carrie Underwood to sing with “secret” duet partner on Sunday’s ACM Awards
Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS Entertainment, Jack Sussman phoned in to “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Friday morning to chat what’s in store with upcoming 46th Annual Academy Country Music Awards.
Jack says, “Carrie Underwood will walk out and I guarantee you she will be burning down that stage…she’s going to do nice little duet, but wants it to be kept between her and her duet partner-and if you know her well, you know you do not want to make her upset.”
Listen to the audio at Bronx Zoo Cobra RyanSeacrest.com
Danny Gokey and Brooke White will perform tomorrow night at the Miramar Marine Corps base in San Diego for a free red-carpet showing of “Change of Plans” at 4 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theater, Bldg. 2242. The performance begins at 3 pm (via IHeartDannyGokey)
Kris Allen performs at the Spartanburg Spring Fling in Spartanburg, South Carolina on May 8.
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Second Hudson concert added to Ravina schedule
The Ravinia Festival has added a second Jennifer Hudson concert to the 2011summer line-up. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 17. Pavilion tickets are available for purchase for $80, lawn tickets are $33. Tickets to this concert and all other 2011 shows go on sale to the public on April 27, exclusively at Ravinia.org.
Hudson makes her Ravinia debut the night before, on Saturday, July 16.
More at Pioneer Local
@AmericanIdol: “Here we go again!!! The song selection process for next week begins with vocal coaches like @ByrdsStarSchool”
Was Idol’s Naima A Stripper?
Never mind her singing, it’s American Idol castoff Naima Adedapo’s sexy dance moves that captured the attention of viewers — especially one in particular.
Dave Fuhr, a businessman in Naima’s hometown of Milwaukee and former manager of the now closed local strip club Rickey’s, tells Star that the moment he first saw Naima on TV, “I knew she looked familiar.… Then I realized it was probably the same young woman named Naima who danced at Rickey’s for just a couple weeks sometime in 2005.”
A second source, a former dancer at Rickey’s, also tells Star, “I knew her as soon as I saw her on Idol, and she’s just as pretty now. I think she danced at Rickey’s to make some extra cash while she was going to college. It wasn’t that risqué — it was topless, but we had to wear pasties!” A rep for Fox declined to comment.
Read more at Star Magazine
‘American Idol’ Prediction Results: Naima And Thia Booted? We’ll Take It
In honor of baseball season, let’s start out this “American Idol” prediction results story with a boys of summer analogy. If we were stepping up to the plate to swing the lumber on a crisp spring afternoon instead of hiding behind our monitors under bad fluorescent bulbs yesterday, we would have opened the 2011-2012 season batting .500.
Yeah, we all missed the boat in speculating that cheesy whiz kid Stefano Langone was going to safely float out of the waterlogged “Idol” mansion this week, but we all correctly called the end of the line for Naima Adedapo. Suspecting that her reggae queen shtick was too much for America, all three of our “Idol” experts said she would get the red, yellow and green boot. And we all picked treacly teen Thia Megia as a bottom dweller, but none of us, not one, ever expected toothy grinner Paul McDonald would land in the washout zone over corny crooner Langone!
Read more at MTV
American Idol Predictions
Pia Toscano has the most polished voice, but we haven’t seen her stray too much from ballads. If she could do something up tempo from the pop music genre, and nail it, she might win it all. And although she’s got super-model good looks, she doesn’t own the stage.
Stefano Langone. He’s not in the top four. Decent voice, but doesn’t have the “it.” He’ll say good-bye next week.
More at the Wall Street Journal
In Memoriam: American Idol’s Two Newest Losers
Since the judges saved Casey Abrams and his un-musical growls last week, American Idol was forced to eliminate two contestants during the results show on Thursday night. Oh, the terror. Who got the boot? Was it Paul McDonald and his jaunty floral suit? Was it Stefano Langone and his televangelist stage actions? Or was it Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, James Durbin, or our flawless breakdancing orchid Naima Adedapo?
Read more at Movieline
Kris Allen and Zorro Star in an OK Magazine “Pet Page” Photo Shoot
@ZorroAllen: Just finished the OK photo shoot!
Jennifer Lopez Talks New Single, Idol on Ryan Seacrest Radio
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Jennifer Lopez Works the Camera for Tous Jewelry
It’s no surprise that Jennifer Lopez knows how to make jewelry look oh-so-good, but she really turns up the gorgeous factor in her new campaign for Tous. The American Idol judge rocks a variety of ethnic gear accentuated by the sparkling jewels — not to mention some seriously sensual poses — in these exclusive photos, part of a series she recently shot for the 90-year-old Spanish company. Lopez was announced as the new face of Tous last month, chosen for her genuineness and charisma, according to the line’s president, Salvador Tous. “[She’s] a great illustration of our brand.”
See the Photos at People
Carrie Underwood on Starting a Family with New Hubby
Carrie Underwood Reveals Secret to Avoiding Pregnancy Rumors
“[I] choose my wardrobe differently because when I wear something a little baggier, I’m like, nope, people are going to think I’m hiding something, so I better not wear that,” she explains. “So it does make me kind of think a little extra.”
Now that Fisher, 30, has been traded from the Ottawa Senators hockey team to the Nashville Predators, the formerly long-distance newlyweds just want to spend quality time alone with each other.
“Now we’re just having fun, and we should,” Underwood says with a smile. “I’m 28. I’m not a lot older and like, need to have kids now. We have plenty of time.”
Read more at People
What Bugs Carrie Underwood Most About Her Hubby?
“He loves the UFC fighting and he will DVR the fights and watch them like five times!” Carrie tells E! News. “He’ll watch them and then I’ll get up for breakfast the next morning and he’s watcing them again.”
Oh, but that’s not all.
“Then someone will come over and they have to watch it together! I’m like, ‘Really?’ ”
See the Video at E Online
7 Minutes in Beauty Heaven:
Sure, Carrie Underwood won American Idol, has truckloads of Grammy awards and recently married hot hockey player Mike Fisher—but even though she lives a charmed life, this girl is impossible to hate. (Come on, she grew up on a farm!) We caught up with Carrie to talk about her gig as the spokesperson for Vitaminwater—and smiled and nodded when she gave the pink drink credit for her amazing skin (as if good genes have nothing to do with it!). But mostly we gabbed about shiny foreheads, hot dates and feeling sexy. Real girl stuff, you know?
See the photos at Cosmo
Can Taylor Swift finally beat Carrie Underwood at the Academy of Country Music Awards?
Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” (2008) won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, but she’s never won best female vocalist or any other top ACM prize for that matter. Now she battles her toughest foe, Carrie Underwood, for the crown as best female vocalist at the kudocast to be televised Sunday night in Las Vegas (CBS, 8 p.m. PT/ET).
In 2007, Swift won an ACM trophy as a new vocalist, but Underwood claimed the top prize as best female vocalist that year. Underwood also won in 2006 and 2008. Last year, Swift and Underwood lost to the hottest new country diva on the block: Miranda Lambert. Now Swift, Lambert and Underwood face off against Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack. Womack’s never won. McEntire holds the record in the category with seven wins, but the last was way back in 1996.
Read more at the LA Times
‘Glee’ Star Matthew Morrison Announces Summer Tour
The five-week, 22-city U.S. trek begins mid-June in Minneapolis and ends late July in Los Angeles.
This time, Sue Sylvester couldn’t stop the music.
Matthew Morrison, who plays the glee club teacher Mr. Schuester on Fox’s Glee, announced a nationwide summer concert tour Friday.
He’ll perform songs from his upcoming solo album, including the recently debuted single “Summer Rain,” as well as favorites from the show.
Read more at THR
GleeFan Exlusive: Chris Colfer Q&A on Glee, his plans for the future and more!
From the thousands of question submissions, here’s our exclusive Q&A with Chris Colfer where he answers your questions on Glee, his upcoming project Struck By Lightning, his high school days, favorite music, life after Glee, being a gay actor, and so much more. Enjoy!
Read more at GleeFan
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