Today’s Idol Appearances
- Jennifer Hudson to stream live concert on Late Show with David Letterman. More info HERE.
Kelly Clarkson: My Reality TV Obsession
With all the hubbub going on over the recent American Idol finale, there was one thing sitting there in the back of my mind: What does original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, have to say about all of this?
Fortunately, on the very night of the big faceoff between Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, I hit Clarkson’s private Tupperware show in NYC for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (more on that below; or visit http://www.facebook.com/chainofconfidence to find out how Tupperware will donate $1 to the BAGCOAs for every 25,000 likes!) on May 25 to stalk her down and ask her opinion on it all. Here’s what the pop star (whose next album is due this fall) had to say.
Us: Why did you decide to do this great event?
Read more at US
Matt Giraud Graces the Gardens – Idol ready to entertain close to home
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – With the biggest star-studded line up ever, the stage is set for a season of sensational music in one of the most beautiful settings ever – Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Casey Abrams with Bill Cosby at the Playboy Jazz Fest
Casey met Bill Cosby at the Playboy Jazz Festival.
Casey tweets, “Playing with Bill Cunliffe and his his band was incredible. Thanks for the opportunity guys. @playboyjazzfest Was awesome.”
David Archuleta’s Special Message to MALAYSIAN ARCHIES – Confirms His 1st Full KL Concert
David will perform in Malaysia on Tuesday, July 26.
Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery Steal the Show at CMA Music Fest
Fans at Nashville’s LP Field Saturday night (June 11) undoubtedly came to the CMA Music Festival to see their favorite stars, including Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride and Josh Turner, but that didn’t keep them from going crazy for ‘American Idol’ winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. The teenagers made their CMA Music Festival debuts in two surprise — but not shocking — appearances.
Read more at The Boot
CMA Fest sidelight: world’s largest T-shirt unveiled
Saturday, with the help of singer Danny Gokey, Gildan Activewear unveiled the shirt — nearly the size of a football field — at Centennial Park. It weighed more than two tons, was 281.3 feet long and 180.9 feet wide and took six weeks to create. The amount of fabric used to produce the giant T is enough to create 12,000 standard-sized shirts — and that’s exactly how many shirts Gildan will donate to Keep the Music Playing, the charity initiative introduced by the CMA in 2006 that supports music education in Nashville-area schools. For anyone keeping score at home, the previous record was set last year.
See the photo at Tennessean.com
Carrie Underwood – The Circle Australia – June 13th, 2011
Dear Jordin Sparks…THIS ROCKS!
When Jordin Sparks dropped by MuchMusic for an interview during New.Music.Live, and discovered that the program’s Floor Director, Kwame Hills, performs her hit, No Air, at karaoke every week, she invited him to sing with her during the show, and was so impressed that she had her join him on stage for a during her opening for NKOTBSB concert in Toronto the following evening!
Read more at Perez Hilton
Jordin Sparks: Pretty in Purple
Jordin Sparks looks like she’s having a blast onstage at Air Canada Centre on Monday (June 6) in Toronto, Canada!
The 21-year-old singer opened for New Kids on The Block and the Backstreet Boys and shimmied her way onstage during her performance of “Tattoo,” “Where is the Love,” and “No One” in a pretty purple dres
See the photos at Just Jared
11 Things You Never Knew About Jennifer Hudson
Recording artist and Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Hudson sang her heart out Friday morning in New York’s Central Park for “Good Morning America’s” Summer Concert Series. After the show, Jennifer chatted backstage with Lara Spencer, opening up about her newest album “I Remember Me,” her performance rituals and more.
Here are 11 points she touched on in the interview:
Read more at ABC
Jennifer Lopez: Capital Radio Summertime Ball!
Jennifer Lopez steps out in snakeskin for the Capital Radio Summertime Ball, held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday (June 12) in London, England.
The 41-year-old American Idol judge and entertainer finished her look with over-the-knee Louboutin boots!
See the photos at Just Jared
Jennifer Lopez will watch US X Factor
Jennifer Lopez will “probably” watch the US version of ‘The X Factor’.
The 41-year-old singer – who is a judge on rival pop star search show ‘American Idol’ – loves watching talent programmes and thinks she will tune in when the series airs in September.
Speaking at the 95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium last night (12.06.11), she told BANG Showbiz: “You know what, I watch all those shows. I’m a big fan of those type of shows so I’ll probably be watching.”
Read more at STV
Nicole Scherzinger: ‘X Factor’ is the Paula and Simon show
Speaking at the 95-106 Capital FM Summertime Ball at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Nicole told BANG Showbiz: “I’m not there to be in between them. I get the front row ticket at the Paula and Simon show and I’m fascinated watching them, they’ve been working together for over 10 years.
“It’s just an honour for me being part of the panel, being an artist.”
Nicole — who replaced British singer Cheryl Cole as a judge on the panel — has completed her first round of auditions on the show, and has enjoyed the experience so far.
Read more at CTV.ca
Cheryl Cole Sent Flowers to Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger (Photo)
Paula Abdul and host-turned-replacement Nicole Scherzinger both received flowers from Cole at the start of X Factor auditions in New Jersey on June 8. Abdul tweeted a photo of the giant bouquet of pink and yellow begonias and lilies, seen here. “Gorgeous flowers from a gorgeous girl,” Abdul wrote. “Sweet friend… love you #Chezza thank you so much!”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Mark Ballas Says He’d Pair Up With a Man on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
“We have eight male professional dancers and one is gay,” Mark tells me. “I never dealt with the stigma, I was at a performing arts school, so it wasn’t an issue. I always thought if I were ever confronted about it, I’d just say, “Well, while you’re on the football field with a bunch of dudes, I’ll be dancing with a bunch of girls.”
“It doesn’t make sense that men wouldn’t want to dance,” he says. “How can you not want to dance with your girl? How can you not want to do that?”
Mark tells me that his first choice of celebrity dance partner next season would be Royal sister, Pippa Middleton, but would be totally fine with the idea of being the first American cast member to dance with a same sex partner.
Read more at Popeater
‘American Idol’ Creator Simon Fuller Launches Joint Venture With Chris Blackwell
LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2011) – Two of the world’s most influential forces in the global entertainment industry – Simon Fuller and Chris Blackwell – today announced the formation of a new joint venture that will create an independent partnership model for artists and content owners in the music and entertainment industries aimed at putting them in full control of their careers and their businesses for the first time.
The new venture – Blackwell Fuller, Inc. – will take the form of a new content company focused on working with artists looking to develop and nourish the connection points between them and their audiences. Fuller and Blackwell have already identified several opportunities to partner with important artists and iconic brands and will be announcing the first of these initiatives in the coming months.
Read more at Deadline