Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Adam Lambert will present at the NewNowNext Awards on LOGO 10 pm.
- Pia Toscano appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
- Matthew Morrison appears on Ellen Degeneres Show
Iggy Pop: ‘American Idol’ Contacted Me About Judge Gig
“I enjoyed it,” Pop tells Billboard.com. “I enjoyed the band they put together for me, and they were good to work with. It was a very specific participation, very limited, and I kind of liked it that way. I went and did my thing, basically. I don’t know what to say about it, exactly, except I didn’t know what to expect, I had a good time and actually enjoyed singing the song and enjoyed the audience.”
Pop acknowledges that he “really hated” “American Idol” when it first started but that his opinion “changed over time and I came to respect certain things about it, bit by bit. I began to see if not the good in the format at least the good in the contestants, especially some of the final contestants,” particularly, he says, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson. Pop also reveals that “Idol” executives contacted him about possibly being one of the show’s judges for its 10th season.
“It didn’t go very far,” he recalls. “There were two phone calls…I wasn’t sure I was interested or available. They called me…I was curious and we spoke a couple times, and that was as far as that went. I don’t think I could’ve done the right job for them on that particular show. I think Steven (Tyler) does a really, really good job of it.”
Pia Toscano set to appear on the Ellen Degeneres Show Thursday April 14.
The Billboard Music Awards will take place at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on May 22 to air live on ABC on May 22 at 8 pm. The show features performances by Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Taio Cruz and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez is People Mag’s 2011 “Most Beautiful” Cover Star
Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” issue, multiple sources confirm to Gossip Cop.
People will announce its “Most Beautiful” cover star on April 13.
Read more at Gossip Cop
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‘Glee,’ ‘Modern Family’ Top GLAAD Awards
In the awards battle between Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Modern Family, the GLAAD Awards opted to do something the Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG Awards haven’t: Give its outstanding comedy prize to both series.
Glee co-stars Chris Colfer (who plays gay teen Kurt) and Mike O’Malley (Kurt’s accepting father, Burt) accepted the prize along with Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson (half of the series’ gay couple), Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter at Sunday’s 22nd annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards.
Read more at THR
“Idol” Fans — Get Rid of Stefano, Bring Back Pia!
“American Idol” fans are bombarding the show and FOX … demanding they bring Pia Toscano back … and give Stefano Langone the boot.
Our “Idol” spies tell us hundred of fans have been begging FOX to recognized the injustice of kicking Pia off the show, and bend the rules. It appears these fans are organized, because they come with a singular message — Stefano has no chance of winning and therefore he should be removed now as a sacrificial lamb so Pia can come back.
We’re told the fans have even reached out to Stefano … pleading with him to remove himself from the competition.
Read more at TMZ
Carrie Underwood: What? Me, a Celebrity?
She graces magazine covers, wins Grammys, sells records, but at the end of the day, Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t have a Hollywood bone in her body.
“When I’m on stage, I feel like a performer, and I know people are looking at me and taking pictures and all that stuff, and they’re singing along,” the country crooner, 28, recently told reporters while promoting her debut flick Soul Surfer in L.A. “That part is wonderful, but I do live in Nashville. I live the most boring life away from what you see me on camera doing.”
Read more at People
Pet 2011: David Cook Interview Video
Mix 94.1 was proud to welcome David Cook to perform at the 12th Annual Pet-A-Palooza. Before he took the stage sharing killer covers from Adele and samplings of his new ablum, he came back stage to chat with Mark and Mercedes.
Read more at Mix94.1
Fantasia calls on Elton John and Simon Cowell for her big UK show
SHE reduced Elton John to tears with her performance on American Idol and even charmed Mr Nasty Simon Cowell – so it’s hardly surprising that Fantasia has saved the best seats in the house for them when she comes to the Indigo O2 on May 13.
I’m told: “Elton and Simon both had soft spots for her and have followed her career since she left Idol. She’s expecting them there on the night too.”
Read more at the Daily Mirror
‘X Factor’ seeking stars in Newark, but does America need another TV talent show?
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Simon Cowell is the worldwide king of TV talent shows. He’s also a master at getting attention.
He knows there’s a glut of singing competitions and other talent shows flooding the airwaves, so he ups the ante by offering a staggering prize: a $5 million recording contract to the winner of his new American reality series, “The X Factor.”
Read more at NJ.com
Dancing’s Chelsie Hightower: The Paso Doble Could Be Our “Awesome Comeback Dance”
Romeo may be portrayed as a flirt on Dancing with the Stars, but Chelsie Hightower says the rapper is all business this week after getting tepid critiques for their rumba. “We are working our butts off!” she tells TVGuide.com. “We joke around, but our main goal is to focus on the dancing and we’re working extra-hard this week to come back stronger with our paso doble.” Making their comeback slightly more difficult is the show’s first classical week, which will feature a 46-piece orchestra for each couple’s dance — not exactly the type of music that goes with the paso.
Read more at TV Guide
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Isn’t Easier With Youth, Chelsea Kane Says
“Sometimes I feel like it’s a disadvantage, in the sense where I think people automatically assume because we’re younger that we’re going to pick up the choreography easier and that we have this upper hand in the competition,” Kane told MTV News of her age. “Which I don’t think is the case at all. We’re three dances in, and so far some of our oldest contestants have been at the top of the leader board. I don’t think anything can prepare you for this experience.”
Read more at MTV