Today’s appearances via Idol Stages
Javier Colon appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
David Cook, Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy appear on The Talk 2 pm CBS
John Stevens performs at Castle Hill (NICE) Ipswich, MA
Lee DeWyze performs at Six Flags Fiesta, San Antonio, TX
Sanjaya Malakar performs at the 50 Maison Social House, San Francisco, CA
Nick Jonas reveals Fate of Songs He Wrote with Lee DeWyze
The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers wrote and co-wrote every song on 2010’s “Who I Am,” the debut album of his side project, Nick Jonas & The Administration. He also wrote two songs with “American Idol” champ Lee DeWyze for the Mount Prospect native’s next album.
Read more at the Chicago Tribune
Summerfest Sound Bites – Danny Gokey Answers Your Questions and More
Wednesday also brought Milwaukee homeboy Danny Gokey back from Nashville. Alison Sherwood interviewed him for Tap where she asked the Gokester some questions from his loyal fans and Tap Milwaukee followers, including thoughts on acting (fun fact: Gokey appeared in a TV movie recently) and how he’s gotten so buff (causing Gokey to do some bashful blushing). I also talked to Gokey the other day and asked a couple fan questions.
See the video at JSOnline
CMA Music Festival TV Special Adds Star Power
Star appearances on the CMA Music Festival television concert special keep stacking up. Performances added to the lineup include Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Alabama with reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley; The Band Perry at LP Field; a late-night jam with Luke Bryan, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow; Josh Turner singing with Idol champ Scotty McCreery; Gretchen Wilson partying with Big & Rich; and Alan Jackson performing with Zac Brown Band.
CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock airs Sunday, Aug. 7 on the ABC Television Network.
Elsewhere during the special, cameras follow McCreery and Lauren Alaina at their first CMA Music Festival appearances; Lady Antebellum field questions submitted by fans; as well as candid interviews with Taylor Swift and Shania Twain.
Read more at Music Row
Lauren Alaina Discusses Recent Weight Loss
Lauren Alaina is looking as beautiful as ever, something the teen and ‘American Idol’ runner-up addresses in a new video interview with Yahoo, which took place at the rehearsals for the just-started American Idols Live tour. Alaina admits she has been working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and that it’s not the pace or the stress of the show that caused her to drop some pounds.
She revealed she is on a delivery diet, where she gets a bag of good-for-you food every morning. “I have had some things that are not personally what I would choose to eat, but it’s trial and error,” the singer said about adapting and adjusting to the dietary fare.
Read more at Taste of Country
Carrie Underwood ‘Uplifted’ by ACM Music Campers
‘The X Factor’: Simon Cowell Produced, Will Star in Three-Minute World Premiere Clip to Air During All-Star Game (Exclusive)
Fox Sports originally had two plans to integrate Simon Cowell’s upcoming singing competition series The X Factor during next week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, including a half-hour national preview and a three-minute movie trailer promo.
“We wanted to create a national lead-in to the All-Star Game,” Fox Sports president Eric Shanks tells The Hollywood Reporter. However, since production is still under way on the fall series, Fox will broadcast a three-minute world premiere promo that was produced by Cowell and filmed over two days in Miami and Los Angeles.
Read more at THR
‘Glee’ will enter these six episodes in Emmy race for best comedy series
One-hour comedies have a tough time at the Emmys. Only “Glee,” “Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Ally McBeal” have been nominated for best series in recent years. “Ally” won in 1999, first at the Golden Globes, then at the Emmys. “Glee” has won the Golden Globe as best comedy series for the last two years and was voted best comedy ensemble at SAG in 2010, but it lost to “Modern Family” at the Emmys in 2010. Can it finally prevail in 2011?
Read more at the LA Times
Live at So You Think You Can Dance! An Injury, an Elopement and the Domination Man
“My foot, the muscle is swollen,” Mitchell told us. “It swelled up and I was like, ‘Oh my God’ I couldn’t put my weight on it. Tonight, Robert Roldan had his outfit on [to fill in for me] and I was just sitting there looking at all the other dancers and I thought, ‘Wait, I can do this. I can do this.’ Looking at Caitlynn I wanted it so bad. In rehearsal I could feel [the injury]. Then I went to bed the night before the show and when I woke up I couldn’t even stand on my foot.”
Read more at EOnline
Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell have “agreed to patch things up”
An insider told Heat magazine:“Cheryl and Simon had a long conversation and they’ve agreed to patch things up. Simon had texted Cheryl numerous times with no reply and Cheryl finally called him and broke down about everything that had happened.
“She admitted that she was very bitter and took a lot of it out on him. It was a very emotional chat, and at one point she just broke down crying and even apologise for all the embarrassment it had caused.”
Read more at STV