Jennifer Lopez to debut music video on TODAY
Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol” judge and newly named People’s Most Beautiful Woman, will premiere a new music video for “I’m Into You” on TODAY on Monday, May 2.
It’s her second single off her upcoming album “Love?,” which will drop in stores on May 3 from Island Def Jam Music Group.
Jennifer calls into Today to talk about her People cover and new music video. Watch it HERE.
Danny Gokey will once again headline at Summerfest’s Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard stage this summer. Danny is set to perform on July 6. More info HERE.
@IdolsNow: “BO BICE guests on “Good Day L.A.” tomorrow, Fox Channel 11. Show airs 7-10 AM PDT.”
10 Questions With Pia Toscano!
See the VIDEO at MTV
Those of you wondering why Stefano Langone hasn’t busted out the piano on one of his Idol performances yet? Last night he tweeted to a fan, “I’m not pulling out the piano unless its my music! Jus the way it is”
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Idol Meter: Can she survive in this man’s world?
After the voters suffered collective amnesia last week and forgot Pia Toscano’s number, the lineup looks like a boys’ night out. At this rate, American Idol will need a Title IX law to guarantee female contestants a chance. While we can, let’s look at the girl with the best shot, plus her most formidable competition.
Read more at USA Today
Crystal Bowersox Plans a Move to Nashville
This fall when her lease is up! Crystal answers questions in this CMT posted interview.
Sorry, ladies. ‘Idol’s’ just not that into you
Yes, “Idol” has a women problem. Every week that there’s been an elimination this season, at least one female contestant has gone home. The one time that the pattern might have been interrupted, the judges chose to reinforce the issue by using their one save on Casey Abrams. The following week’s double boot took out not one but two women: Naima Adedapo and Thia Megia. Of the seven female singers in the final 13, only two remain. All six of the men still stand.
Read more at MSNBC
The American Idol Implosion
What a difference a few weeks makes. At the beginning of March, the media (including this columnist) universally declared that American Idol had done the impossible—revitalized the show in its tenth year and survived the departure of its iconic star, Simon Cowell. Perhaps it even came out ahead, we all agreed, as the wacky verbiage of Steven Tyler became a national sensation.
Well, that was then. Now, it seems that all the clouds that had loomed over Fox’s Idol have returned. Last week, the distant rumblings became a downpour after the dismissal of an early favorite, Pia Toscano. Within moments of the results, an Idol backlash had gathered and burst, as fans and critics pointed fingers over the shocking ouster.
Read more at The Daily Beast
James Durbin and Paddy Considine: Asperger idols
First, “American Idol” contender James Durbin, the one with the fauxhawk who isn’t Paul, has been distinguishing himself this season not just for his shattering high notes but his groundbreaking role as “Idol’s” first contestant with either Tourette’s or Asperger’s (Durbin has both). Then, this week, British actor Paddy Considine, best known in the States for “In America,” “The Bourne Ultimatum” and the “Red Riding” miniseries, revealed in The Telegraph that he was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome last year at age 36, and spoke candidly of the “debilitating sense of detachment” his condition can bring. “Basic interaction with people — the touch of strangers — becomes a problem,” he said. “My response is to retreat into myself.”
Read more at Salon
Kris Allen’s Career Grows ‘Gigantic’ With First Acting Role
Well, it’s official: Small-town boy turned “American Idol” winner Kris Allen has finally gone Hollywood. This Friday, April 15, he’ll be making his acting debut on the season finale of the TeenNick’s “Gigantic,” a scripted drama about Los Angeles “it kids,” starring alongside Meryl Streep’s daughter Grace Gummer and Joe Mantegna’s daughter Gia Mantegna. But of course, Kris is still keeping it real: On the show, he plays…himself!
See the videos at Reality Rocks
‘Smash’ Prepares to Send Pilot Episode to NBC
The pilot episode has concluded filming and will be edited and sent to NBC for final approval. The plot will follow follow an out-of-town tryout of a Broadway musical, and centers around a songwriting team (Debra Messing and Christian Borle) who write a musical about Marilyn Monroe based on an offhanded remark. They post a showstopping number on YouTube. When it’s a viral hit, a producer (Anjelica Huston) who’s looking to recapture success long past decides to produce the musical. There are two choices to play Marilyn: Karen (Katharine McPhee), a talented young newcomer, and Ivy (Megan Hilty), a theater veteran. Brian d’Arcy James has also been cast as Debra Messing’s character’s husband.
Read more at Broadway World
Andrew Garcia – I Dont Trust Myself – (Cover)
Jane Lynch — Sparking ‘Idol’ Fantasies
“Glee” actress Jane Lynch innocently admitted her favorite “Idol” was super hot Pia Toscano … thereby launching some not-so-innocent thoughts and movie flashbacks. You’re welcome.
See the Video at TMZ
Backstage Interviews at ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Sugar Ray Leonard’s Exit and More Dating Rumors
Leonard and Trebunskaya spoke to TV Squad on the post-show press line immediately after the live results show.
The pair said they knew they were likely leaving after Kendra Wilkinson and pro partner Louis van Amstel, the lowest scoring couple in week 4, were called safe.
“After that, we were like, ‘Ahhh…,'” Trebunskaya said, her voice trailing off.
Read more at TV Squad
Rihanna Addresses ‘X Factor’ Rumors
“I just heard about it actually, but, yes, it’s something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn’t allow and it’s a demanding schedule to be on that show. You have to be around months at a time, which is impossible for me.”
Read more at MTV
Britain’s Got Talent adapts to life without Simon Cowell
ITV had its first glimpse of a future without Simon Cowell at the launch of the new series of Britain’s Got Talent, which will return on Saturday without the man who created it.
Cowell, who is busy making a US version of his other ITV1 hit, The X Factor, will not appear on Britain’s Got Talent until its final week.
Read more at The Guardian
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