Idol Headlines for 05/02/11 – The Evening Edition

First Listen To Steven Tyler’s Debut Solo Single “(It) Feels So Good” [AUDIO]

After spending 30 years fronting what many call America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band, Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler is readying to release his first ever solo single “(It) Feels So Good.” The “Demon of Screamin’” will unveil the full song exclusively with “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday, May 9, but we have your first listen to the song with this 30-second snippet from Amazon.

The easygoing, upbeat song was written by Steven and musician/songwriter Marti Frederiksen, who’s well known in the industry for his work with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and Daughtry. Steven shot the video for “(It) Feels So Good” last week and will reportedly premiere exclusively on “American Idol” in the coming weeks, much like Jennifer Lopez‘s video for “On The Floor” did.

Tune into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Monday, May 9 to hear the premiere of “(It) Feels So Good” and click here to pre-order the track from Amazon!


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‘American Idol’ Creator Simon Fuller’s 2010 CKX Compensation: $14.2 Million

NEW YORK – 19 Entertainment founder and former CEO Simon Fuller received a compensation package worth more than $14 million from 19 owner CKX Inc. last year – handily exceeding the pay packages of other company executives even though he transitioned into an advisor role, according to a regulatory filing late Monday.

Fuller’s compensation for 2010 amounted to nearly $14.2 million, up from $2.5 million in 2009, the CKX filing shows.

The American Idol creator’s salary amounted only to $28,425, and he received no bonus. But nearly $2.3 million in severance and nearly $11.9 million of payments as part of a consulting agreement with 19 boosted his compensation.

Read more at THR

American Idols At Work

@AmericanIdol: “On our way to a TOP SECRET shoot, bur grabbing some California sunshine first!!”

@AmericanIdol: “Doing a fun little shoot for the show down on the stage right now. @HReinhartAI10’s secretly REALLY funny!!”

Jennifer Hudson Answers Questions for Vevo

Dancing With the Stars’ Cheryl Burke Picks the Winner!

Cheryl Burke may not be winning this season of Dancing With the Stars, but she is revealing who could!

The pro hoofer tells us there’s one contestant she thinks has a leg up on the rest of the competition, despite having never come in at the top of the scoreboard.

Which celeb does she think will nab that mirror-ball trophy? Read on to find out…

Read more at Eonline

Glee First Look: Watch Matthew Morrison and Kristin Chenoweth’s ‘Dreams’ Duet Now!

In the following exclusive clip, April and Will get those old sparks flying again when they perform a cover of “Dreams” in front of a glaptive (glee club + captive) audience.

See the Video at TV Line

Jennifer Hudson & Kerry Washington: Mary J. Blige Honors Concert!

Jennifer Hudson and Kerry Washington lend their support to the 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert held at Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday night (May 1) in New York City.

The event, which benefited FFAWN’s Scholarship Fund, was hosted by Mary J., Queen Latifah, and Elle’s Robbie Myers. The fund helps send young women to college with full, four-year scholarships.

See the photos at Just Jared

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  • fuzzywuzzy

    I understand that JLo and Steven agreed to become AI judges primarily as a vehicle for self-promotion, and that was an important part of the deal. What bugs me is that when former Idol alumni are on, there is no mention made of their CDs (e.g. Crystal last week) or any other promotion for them. WTF?

  • CindyM


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  • idolhound2011

    Did I just hear tyler go pop. Shame on him.

  • Trina

    Curious. This is the second time in a matter of 3 weeks a top secret shoot happened, never found out what the last one was though.

    Did I just hear tyler go pop. Shame on him.

    Afreakingmen. Ick.

  • Kirkee

    Trying to post a link but not working. Sorry.

    Edit: And of course now it works.

  • sagi

    Curious to hear the whole Steven Tyler track, but it does sound mighty poppish :( I don’t know quite how to take it. o_O

  • Miss Chaos

    I find it real strange, that one time Haley’s hair is all curley, then the next time its Lauren’s. Like they are trying to mix the 2 of them up and confuse us. I even have to look twice to see whose face is behind the bushel of curly hair. lol

  • Pam

    Did I just hear tyler go pop. Shame on him.

    THIS. All I can say is….Yikes!

  • blmetsfan

    Steven’s song does sound catchy, but yes, sell-out! Granted, he is hosting Idol, but still!

  • Mateja

    OMG, Pink is more rock than Steven Tyler… I guess rock is really dead if even Steven Tyler goes pop?

  • HR

    I guess “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” was hard core metal? A few decades too late imo to accuse him of abandoning a certain style of rock.

  • tinawina

    Y’all do know Steven Tyler is the man who sang a paint-by-numbers Diane Warren power ballad right? That ship sailed a long time ago.

  • tinawina

    LOL @ HR we had the same thought at the same time!

  • Trina

    I wonder if he recorded this before or after he told James not to go pop on him? O.o

  • CindyM

    Adam and Ke$ha in the 4/29 issue of People Magazine:

    Adam Lambert and Ke$ha ham it up at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards (People mag April 29 2011)

  • idolhound2011

    Dont want to miss a thing is not pop. Yes warren wrote it. Areosmith made it rock.

  • Jae

    I like the snippet. But I have always liked ST’s voice too. And its not really that diff from recent Aerosmith stuff. The guy is in a different place than he was 20 years ago and this reflects that. I totally will support him. I just read his RS interview. He is an interesting man. I want to read his book too.

  • CindyM
  • Pam

    Jennifer Hudson at the Met Gala:

    Wowza. That is a gorgeous dress!

  • AIaddict

    TOP SECRET, I hope that’s the top 3. :)

  • istersay

    Trying to post a link but not working. Sorry.

    Edit: And of course now it works.

    Ouch, a C

  • girlygirl

    One tidbit from my interview: Kris will be at both nights of the Idol finale.
    1 hour ago

    @GabriellaDante He said as of now, No to performing on the finale. :( I bet there will be an all winners thing though since 10th season…
    1 hour ago

  • BrandoC15

    By george, could we be looking at your top 3!?!? One can only hope!

  • lifeisgood

    I like the snippet. But I have always liked ST’s voice too.

    Me too.

  • jammasta

    TOP SECRET, I hope that’s the top 3. :)

    YES. And ranking in order from left to right with Haley 3rd, James 2nd, Scotty 1st.

  • luvmy5guys

    Hmmm… does the fact that he is now on Idol mean that Steven Tyler is going to be condemned to HAC? do ya think rock radio in all their snobbiness will let him stay?

  • Elek

    Adam and Ke$ha in the 4/29 issue of People Magazine:

    Adam Lambert and Ke$ha ham it up at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards (People mag April 29 2011)

    If you want to see a clearer image, click HERE.

  • idolhound2011

    Most likely be on all formats and sell alot of ST songs.

  • Parkbench

    Hmm I think this is the thread to post the following in. I apologize if it’s not, I’m still learning!
    Anyway, Paul tweeted, “Just found out I will be hopping on another airplane tomorrow morning and heading back to NYC for a day or two. Busy busy.”
    And Stefano tweeted, “Night everyone. Gotta be up early for interviews then its off to New York!!!! Again! I know lol”
    Do you think there is an event going on for the Idols or something!? Makes me curious as to why they’re going back to New York and if any other Idols will be going too…

  • tripp_ncwy

    Waiting to have some breakfast with @krisAllen then off to Fox tv

    ETA: Kris & the Berklee director are doing interviews this morning in Philly.

  • TwigLA

    Kris Allen interview on Fox Philly coming up now.

    ETA .. coming up soon. I forgot this is Fox ‘tease’ TV. Should be in this hour though.