Today’s Idol Appearances:
- X Factor auditions take place in Seattle, WA today
- Kellie Pickler will perform as part of 1037 WSOC’s Southern Girls Night out at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte North Carolina. Ticket Information HERE
- Ruben Studdard and Mandisa will present at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards set to take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
- Kara DioGuardi guests on the Ryan Seacrest radio show to talk about her new book, “Helluva High Note”
- Satellite conference call with American Idol Executive Producer Ken Warwick is scheduled for 2 pm ET. Got a question? Post it in comments.
Anthony Federov launches his new website www.anthonyfedorov.com
David Archuleta’s memoir, Chords of Strength will be released in paperback on May 3. You can pre-order it at Amazon
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David Cook Interview with Radio Sophie
David is a Casey Abrams fan!
David Cook interview with MIX 107.7 – Dayton OH
‘American Idol’: Steven Tyler gives interview to NBC, Matt Lauer
“American Idol” judge Steven Tyler has a book to promote. And he is talking to NBC to boost ”Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir.”
Matt Lauer will interview Tyler for the May 1 “Dateline NBC.” The discussion will continue on the May 2 “Today” on WESH-Channel 2.
NBC News said the topics will include Tyler’s family, Aerosmith, his judge’s role on “American Idol” and his overcoming drug addiction.
Read more at Orlando Sentinel
Sneak Peak of Katy Perry Idol Performance
Read more at Perez Hilton
Jennifer Lopez Talks ‘Idol,’ Her New Album and What She Thinks of Steven Tyler
It’s been a big week for Jennifer Lopez. Yesterday she released a new single, “Papi,” while People magazine called her “The Most Beautiful Woman In The World.” That’s in addition to her previous single “On The Floor” shooting into the top 10 – her best chart performance in nearly a decade. And of course, there’s that whole judging American Idol thing… Yes, Lopez is owning the pop-culture conversation again, and she seems pretty okay with that, as a conversation with the star at a Los Angeles Best Buy – where she was promoting the Blackberry Playbook tablet and the pre-order for her new album, Love?, due out May 3rd –about famous exes, going Gaga and fellow Idol judge Steven Tyler made abundantly clear.
Read more at Rolling Stone
Idoloonies: Jimmy Snubbed! Haley Redeemed! Stefano Reconsidered! And Randy Silenced!
On this week’s three-part installment of Idoloonies, my cohosts and I discuss the outcome of this uprising — both positive and negative — plus the results-night redemption of Haley Reinhart, the unfulfilled promise of Paul McDonald, and the advice that Idol‘s increasingly inept judges’ panel ought to be giving to Stefano Langone. Along the way, you’ll get bonus clips from Buffy and Community, some sweet music from “artist” Randy Jackson, and an interesting viewer theory on why Pia Toscano’s ouster may have had a chilling effect on the remaining crop of Idol wannabes.
See the Videos at TV Line
Hey, ‘Idol’: Why not get rid of the judges for a week?
The “American Idol” judges this season are also the biggest fans of the contestants. They are setting the bar higher each week for how complimentary they can be to the remaining finalists, and the platitudes gush out like product-placement Coca-Cola from the soda fountain.
But while the feel-good style of rating the singers may allow everyone to go to bed with a clear conscience, it doesn’t seem to be the best way of judging the show.
Read more at MSNBC
Bo Bice brings country to Coach House
Season four contestant of “American Idol,” Bo Bice continues to sing and perform music for his fans while also trying to remain grounded and true to himself.
With a musical talent that Bice says he’s had all his life, he believes that there was not a time when he was not singing.
“I started with singing from a really young age,” Bice said. “My first bit of exposure was at 9 years old.”
Read more at Lariat News
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown CD Now Available for Digital Download Before May 10 Release
The original cast album of the Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is now available for digital download and will officially be released by Ghostlight Records on Tuesday, May 10.
Presented earlier this season by Lincoln Center Theater, the musical was directed by Bartlett Sher and starred de’Adre Aziza, Laura Benanti, Danny Burstein, Justin Guarini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott.
Read more at Theatermania
Jennifer Lopez: BlackBerry PlayBook & LOVE? Launch!
Jennifer Lopez celebrates the launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook and her new album, LOVE?, on Tuesday (April 19) at Best Buy in Los Angeles.
The 41-year-old American Idol judge showed off her toned tummy in a black tube top paired with matching pants.
See the photos at Just Jared
Darren Criss’ Secret To Meeting Gwyneth Paltrow On ‘Glee’ Set: Dental Floss
“I had to kind of go out of my way to say hi because I was so star struck,” Darren told Access Hollywood on Tuesday as he promoted “Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers” album. “My character doesn’t go to the school. We’re doing our own other show, we shoot in a different area, different people, so I was on set once and I pretended to go get floss or something completely arbitrary [to bump into her]. ‘Oh, hi! [I’m] Darren. Gwyneth? Nice to meet you.’”
Despite their absence of on-screen time together, Darren said the Oscar winner is a joy to be around.
“She’s very sweet. She’s been very kind to me. She’s been very amazing,” he said.
Read more at Access Hollywood
Jim Cantiello’s Musical Glee Cap