Adam Lambert tweets, “Music Video shoot today!!! Woohoo”
Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert No Friends of Eric Church After ‘Voice’ Smackdown – “I wish I misunderstood this,” Shelton tweeted, in unusually succinct and humor-free fashion, after retweeting a link to the controversial interview in which Church ripped into The Voice and even mentioned Shelton by name, saying he’d rather “starve” than be a reality-show judge or contestant. Lambert was more fiery than Shelton in her own subsequent Twitter response. She angrily wrote: “Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or @kelly_clarkson, @carrieunderwood & @KeithUrban. Your (sic) welcome for the tour in 2010,” she added, referring to the 2010 Revolution tour that had Church as her featured support act. After an initial “no comment” from Church’s camp, he issued a statement tonight. “I have a lot of respect for what artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and my friend Miranda Lambert have gone on to accomplish,” he wrote at the end of a long clarification. “This piece was never intended to tear down any individual and I apologize to anybody I offended in trying to shed light on this issue.” – Read more at Yahoo Music
American Idol’s Kris Allen Explains Santa Monica Concert Snafu: “I Just Wanted to Go Out and Play” – “I got kind of bored yesterday and wanted to play some music and let my fans hear some stuff,” he told us. “I just wanted to set up and play some music. I didn’t know the rules. I thought the rule was if I wasn’t selling anything I could do it. I just wanted to go out and play.” – Read more at EOnline
Idology: Hollie Rising, Elise Exiting, Phillip Coasting, and Skylar…Conquering Outer Space?
Elise Testone Earned J.Lo’s ‘Respect’ On ‘American Idol’ – “I can look at it like they’re contradicting themselves, or it could be mistaken for I’m just not finding the balance,” she said. “So, they’ll bring one thing to your attention, and then they’ll pull back and they’ll bring another thing to your attention, [and] that might contradict the other thing, but it’s probably because I’m not balancing out the advice that they’re giving, if that makes any sense. Sometimes it didn’t make sense. … I have to say my least-favorite comment was ‘Elise is back!’ because I’m like, ‘I really never went anywhere.'” – More at MTV
Carrie Underwood: ‘Blown Away’ and crossing over – “By now, it’s so familiar,” says the 29-year-old from Checotah, Okla., who performed at the Opry for the first time just weeks after winning American Idol in 2005. “I’ve played here more than anywhere else I’ve played, other than my church back home.” – USA Today
Carrie Underwood Discussess Anxieties, ‘Blown Away’ and Life as a Wildflower – Do you need evidence that Carrie Underwood is still just a small town girl from Checotah, Okla.? Check out her Twitter page. The singer was one of the last holdouts to join, but now says she appreciates being able to jostle with her fans and followers. She doesn’t stalk anyone — most of the 26 people she follows, she knows — and hasn’t become addicted to the social media site just yet. Her favorite part? Watching her number of followers get bigger and bigger… and bigger. – Read more at Taste of Country
Peek-a-boo! Carrie Underwood is just peachy in a plunging sheer dress on new magazine cover – She may have a wholesome image, but country singer Carrie Underwood offered a touch of daring on a new magazine cover. The 29-year-old former American Idol winner sports a plunging peach coloured dress, offering a glimpse of her white brasserie underneath the sheer silky fabric.
Why Carrie Underwood Enjoys Her Dramatic Songs – “There are some definite sweeter songs on the album, but I think the ones that are most impactful are the ones that are…the more drama[tic] songs,” she said. “It’s fun to play a character. It’s fun to not be me all the time. I am in a wonderful relationship. I have a great home life…If I had 14 tracks on the album talking about how wonderful my life is…it’s boring.” – Read more ET Online
‘Dancing With the Stars': William Levy and Cheryl Burke ‘We were robbed’ – Zap2it was on the scene after the show where we got to chat with Burke and Levi about the situation. Burke says, “We were robbed. Don’t you think?” Yes. Yes we do. ” I think the fact that we couldn’t even hear ourselves or the scores because people were booing so loudly, that for me is better than getting good scores,” Burke adds. – Read more at Zap2it
Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Who’s Complaining For More Compliments? – “It’s really crazy, it hasn’t even sunk in yet!” Derek told us. “It was just a really, really great night. First perfect score!” “I think I might bawl my brains out after this,” Maria added. “The rumba was one of my favorite dances because I felt like I was in a movie!” So what was the secret to their massive success? Derek said it’s all in the method to his madness. Read more at EOnline
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I’ll Never Please the Dancing with the Stars Judges – But unlike in seasons past, a usually outspoken Chmerkovskiy says he’s not upset, because he expects judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman to deliver tough critiques at this point. “With a smile on my face and a happy, happy, happy, happy, happy heart, [I’ll say] there’s nothing we can do right by them, and it is what it is,” the professional dancer told reporters backstage after Monday night’s show. “Let’s be realistic. If we make it to the [dancing duel], we’re out. That’s a fact, no matter what we do.” – Read more at People
Jennifer Lopez Sued By Ex-Driver — You Let Benny Medina Treat Me Like Crap – Hakob — who was born in Iraq — says Medina hated his guts from the start … claiming Benny would often rip him for the way he dressed, cussed him out in public and told him “he could not speak English well enough.” Hakob claims Medina eventually persuaded Lopez to demote him … taking away his security responsibilities …. and relegating him to “merely be Lopez’s Los Angeles driver.” Hakob says he was basically forced to resign — and now he’s suing J.Lo and Benny for unspecified damages. – Read more at TMZ
6 Juicy Bits From ‘Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell’ – It’s not often that Simon Cowell cowers in shame. But at last week’s British launch of Tom Bower’s unauthorized biography, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell, the television tycoon admitted he had “spent last week hiding under a pillow in my bedroom” after The Sun leaked the most salacious excerpts from the tome. U.S. publisher Random House has hailed Bower’s book as a “portrait of one of the most intriguing television personalities ever to dominate the music industry,” revealing Cowell’s true colors as a “man who is at once insecure, ambitious, easily bored … a man who will go to any limit to secure his success.” Well, we knew all of that, but here are a few lurid details that aren’t mentioned on the book jacket. – Read more at The Daily Beast
‘The Voice’ Semifinals: 9 Things You Didn’t See on TV – For the first time this season, contestants from all four teams performed on the same show. With all the weaker links weeded out in past weeks, only the strong remain, giving viewers one great performance after another. On TV, you saw Chris Mann return to opera, Lindsey Pavao present a soft and sweet sound, and Juliet Simms rock the house with her out-of-this-world performance of “It’s A Man’s World.” But what didn’t make it onto the cameras? – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter