Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Bucky Covington Fan Club PartyWhiskey Bent Saloon more information HERE.
- Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean sing “Don’t You Wanna Stay” at the CMA Music Festival, LP Field, Nashville, TN
- Casey James plays the Lays Stage at the CMA Music Fest.
- Casey James plays an acoustic set break at LP Field at the CMA Music Fest. More information HERE.
- David Cook performs at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City for WPLJ Radio. More information HERE.
Exclusive: American Idol’s Ace Young Won’t Join Chippendales
Ace’s brother and business partner Ryan Young tells RumorFix that the male dance troupe flew Ace into Las Vegas to see the show and gauge his interest.
“But it’s not right for Ace right now,” Ryan tells us. If Ace would have taken the job, he would replace his buddy Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, who’s highly-successful run there ends on June 19.
Ryan says Ace is busy writing and recording music and acting.
Read more at RumorFix
Jordin Sparks Sparkles In Canada (PHOTOS)
Jordin Sparks rocked the Air Canada Centre in Toronto last night as she opened for supergroup NKOTBSB. “Thank you Toronto! Hearing you sing along makes it all worth it!! <3,” the American Idol alum tweeted following her performance. In lieu of purple hair streaks, the “I Am Woman” singer rocked a sparkly purple dress and rhinestoned shoes during her medley of “Tattoo”, “No One” and “Where Is The Love”. Click through to see the 21-year-old songbird and her killer dance moves.
See the photos at Idolator
Meet my new BFF: New U.S. X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger cuddles up to Paula Abdul… but does their pose look familiar?
ust a day after starting in her role as a judge on the panel of U.S. X Factor, and it seems Nicole Scherzinger is already firm friends with fellow judge Paula Abdul.
The 32-year-old star tweeted a picture of her and Paula cuddling up backstage at the show’s auditions in New Jersey yesterday with the caption: ‘A dream come true! I was & always will B her biggest fan! I cnt believe I get 2 work w/Paula. X Factor day 1!’
However, the picture did bear a striking resemblance to a similar picture tweeted by Paula of her and Cheryl Cole during her incredibly short time on the U.S. X Factor panel.
Read more at the Daily Mail
Steven Tyler Puts Up His Daisy Dukes
Wearing a pair of Haley Reinhart’s “American Idol” short shorts, Steven Tyler showed off his 63-year-old smooth legs in Maui on Wednesday.
Dude looks like he’s in lady pants.
See the Photo at TMZ
Color Purple Star Fantasia Barrino Sets Eyes on Mahalia Jackson Film
Color Purple star and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino will explore the life of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film based on the Jules Schwerin book “Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.”
The New York Post reports that the $23.9 million film, to be titled “Mahalia,” is endorsed by the estate of the late singer, who first brought gospel to mainstream white audiences. The film will trace her life from her poverty-stricken beginnings through her rise as an influential performer and supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Read more at Playbill
Taylor Hicks coming to MPAC
The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) hopes they can kick off a big fall season with a very big name.
Singer, songwriter and “American Idol” icon Taylor Hicks will perform a special one-night only show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the MPAC’s main courthouse theater along with the winners of the “McKinney Mashup” music competition.
Season 2’s Trenyce sings Diana Ross’s Love Hangover
10 things we learned about ‘X Factor’ from last night’s New Jersey auditions
The X Factor returned to New Jersey on Wednesday for the first of two days of judges round auditions. EW joined an audience of roughly 5,000 for the day’s second taping at Newark’s Prudential Center, which featured 22 contestants. Fox told journalists to refrain from IDing performers and revealing their song choices, backstories, and comments to the judges, as well as quoting the judges’ critiques, so we’ll have to speak generally. But we were able to cull together the following list of 10 things you can expect from The X Factor this fall.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
J.Lo manager plays the diva
A driver for Jennifer Lopez’s manager, Benny Medina, quit — apparently over his alleged diva behavior — during a celebrity-packed gala before the “American Idol” judge presented an award to Bill Clinton.
The limo driver quit after dropping Medina on the red carpet alongside Lopez, her sister Lynda and husband Marc Anthony at the Samsung Hope for Children Gala, which raised more than $1.4 million at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday night.
Read more at the New York Post
What’s Next for Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole has weathered more than her share of drama in the last year and her ouster from the U.S. edition of X Factor is hardly the least of it. There was Cole’s divorce from English football star Ashley Cole in September of 2010, not three months after she battled malaria, which she had contracted on a trip to Tanzania with UK X Factor.
The title to her second solo album, Messy Little Raindrops, released in November of 2010, pretty much said it all, but in the last few weeks, the barrage of bad news was more like a downpour as Cole was effectively let go from the show. (To date, there has been no official explanation for what led to her dismissal, and according to one source, her camp remains “miffed” regarding the matter.) So what’s next for Cole? THR breaks down her options.
‘I was really upset, I hate bullying’: BGT star Ronan Parke speaks out about the pain caused by internet smears
Britain’s Got Talent star Ronan Parke has blasted the anonymous blogger who helped mar his performance on the show’s final.
The 12-year-old singer became the victim of a vicious smear campaign last week, when someone claiming to be a Sony Music executive alleged the show was a fix and that Ronan had been groomed by the show’s creators.
He eventually came second in the finals last week after losing out to Jai McDowall, 24.
Read more at the Daily Mail
‘Dance’ Judge Mary Murphy Tells of More Arnold Womanizing
So You Think You Can Dance’ judge Mary Murphy shocked me and host Joy Behar on her hit HLN show recently when she revealed Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t just have a wondering eye on housekeepers and Sandra Bernhard, he also once tried to hit on Mary’s makeup artist … in an elevator … two seconds after they met.
“He even hit on my makeup artist in two seconds,” the dancing judge told Joy. “Two seconds in an elevator. That’s all it took. The door shut, the two of them in there, and he leans down and says, ‘Do you want to kiss me?’ And she backed up and she’s like … Well, she’s one of my makeup artists. I’m not going to say which one, but this is true, and in such a short period of time. I mean can you imagine on a daily basis how many women, though, that he has hit on. This is somebody he’d never seen before.”
Read more at Pop Eater