James Durbin and Stefano Langone will team up with Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers to help viewers of the show lose weight:
“American Idol finalists James Durbin and Stefano Langone are about to begin training for the ‘Idol Summer Concert Tour’–and they want two of their fans to join them! Do you have 20-30 lbs to lose? Are you prepared to join Dr. Drews Lifechangers who will outline a balanced Nutritional Plan and Exercise program for the next three months? Two “Idol” fans will be selected for this unique opportunity! Click this link for more information.
David Cook talks about “Circadian” from his new album This Loud Morning HERE.
Scotty McCreery Hopes to Have a Christian Song on Debut Album
In recent interviews after his ‘American Idol‘ win, Scotty McCreery has been vocal about his faith, once mentioning that his ideal woman would preferably be a Christian. In a new interview with The Boot, McCreery addresses how faith might manifest itself in his upcoming debut album.
McCreery says, “One thing I love about Josh Turner is his faith, that’s why I looked up to him so much.” Any consummate ‘Idol’ watcher remembers that McCreery sang the Turner song ‘Your Man’ not once, but twice during his audition period. McCreery continues, “All the albums he’s had have had at least one Christian song, like ‘The Answer’ on his last album and ‘Long Black Train.’ So I’m hoping to have that on my album — that one Christian song.”
Read more at Taste of Country
Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Darius Rucker Volunteer for ACM Music Camp
Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan and Darius Rucker are among those who will be volunteering their time during the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp taking place June 26-July 1 in Nashville. Little Big Town, Wynonna, producer Mark Bright and songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James will also offer their time to the program aimed at individuals with developmental disabilities.
Read more at CMT
NASHVILLE SKYLINE: What About Jason Aldean’s Country Rap?
Carrie Underwood, the best example of an Idol hopeful landing a major country music career, told Billboard about her own career arc, “If somebody like me who lives in Oklahoma just started playing in bars around Oklahoma, there’s no way I’m going to get discovered. It just doesn’t happen like that anymore. If you know the right people or you have enough money, then you can get your way into the industry, but American Idol is for people like me. It’s for people like Scotty [McCreery] and Lauren [Alaina] who were in small towns and didn’t know how to do it but had a love for music and a great talent and did their thing.”
And, while I’ve never been a fan of the show, I think Idol maybe got it right this year with winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina. Nashville got a chance to get up close and personal with them during the recent CMT Music Awards and CMA Music Festival, and Nashville liked what it saw. These seem to be two good kids with a genuine love for country music. Nothing wrong with that.
Read more at CMT
David Cook interview by Larry Flick, Sirius XM
Rebecca Black YANKS ‘Friday’ Off YouTube
The FUN, FUN, FUN is over … Rebecca Black has officially pulled her “Friday” video off of YouTube … and TMZ has learned it’s all over a fight over Rebecca’s image.
TMZ spoke with a rep for Black who tells us, “We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.”
As we previously reported, Black’s people have threatened legal action against Ark — claiming the company is wrongfully exploiting her image and her song because Ark does not own the rights to either.
Earlier this week, Ark — which ran the YouTube account that hosted the video — set up “Friday” as a $2.99 YouTube video rental. Clearly, the move pissed off Black’s camp … a camp that was simply looking forward to the weekend.
Read more at TMZ
Cheryl Cole’s ‘X-Factor’ ouster a sore spot for Brits
Reporting from London ——
Pop star Cheryl Cole lasted only a few days as a judge on Fox’s new talent-spotting program “The X Factor.” But she was dumped from the job so unceremoniously that, in the eyes of many Brits, she might as well have been on “The Apprentice,” with snarky “X Factor” impresario Simon Cowell bellowing, “You’re fired!” at her before an audience of millions.
Cole’s public humiliation set Britain’s tabloids and society pages abuzz, mostly with sympathy toward her and contempt for Cowell.
“Our Cheryl, kicked off ‘X Factor’?” British comedian Russell Brand told a morning talk show recently. “Oh, no! She’s Britain’s sweetheart.”
Read more at the LA Times