Idol Headlines for 07/09/11

American Idols Live heads to the Rose Garden Arena in Portland OR 7 pm PDT

Andrew Garcia at Kababayan Fest, Santa Clara, CA
Bo Bice at Country & Blues BBQ, Burlington, ON Canada
Bucky Covington at Cafe Firenze II, Clanton AL
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages, Atlanta GA
Diana DeGarmo, “9 to 5: The Musical”, Toronto Canada
Elliott Yamin at Sparks Marina Park, Sparks, NV
Fantasia at Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, AR
Josh Gracin at National Cherry Festival, Traverse City, MI
Kellie Pickler at Marie Kewadin Casino, Sault Ste. MI
Lee DeWyze at Six Flags, Arlington, TX
Melinda Doolittle at Public Square Park, Nashville, TN
Nikko Smith at Harry’s Restaurant & Bar, St. Louis, MO
Tamyra Gray, “Twist” Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA
Appearances via Idol Stages

David Archuleta will sing God Bless America TODAY during the seventh-inning stretch of the Reebok 2011 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game – 10th Anniversary. More info HERE.

@Interscopepromo tweets “This Monday @PToscanoAI10 will be live on @RyanSeacrest @KIISFM at 8:30AM hear the premiere of her debut single “This Time”

Kimberley Locke’s new EP Four On the Floor will be available for download on July 19. The dance EP features all the songs fans voted on Kimberley’s facebook page to become her next single, plus a new one. “Finally Free”, “I Can’t Get Enough”, “Sirens” and “Runway”.

Adam Levine: Shirtless on ‘Moves Like Jagger’ Video Set!

New David Archuleta VLOG

In Dallas, Texas for the Reebok 2011 Heroes celebrity baseball game. Singing God Bless America for it at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark for those who’d like to come. Getting ready for Asia too! New website is up if you’d like to see it at DavidArchuleta.com. We the Kings, David Cook have new albums out.

Adam Levine goes shirtless on the set of the music video for his new song “Moves Like Jagger” on Friday (July 8) in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old Maroon 5 frontman tweeted “Making a video for #moveslikejagger with [Christina Aguilera] tomorrow! And the legendary Jonas Akerlund is directing!”

See the photos at Just Jared

Simon’s spot check

SIMON Cowell returned to The X Factor yesterday – and tried to nick Louis Walsh’s judging seat.

The music mogul, 51, who dropped out of the British show to launch the US version, turned up at the London auditions in his guise as executive producer.

He greeted the 10,000 fans at the O2 Arena and asked: “Shall I take Louis’ seat?” The crowd cheered but Cowell smiled and disappeared backstage.

Read more at The Sun

Hines Ward Busted for DUI

Hines Ward — star wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and reigning “Dancing With the Stars” champion — was arrested this morning for driving under the influence of alcohol … TMZ has learned.

Ward was popped in Dekalb County, GA and held on $1,000 bond. He posted shortly thereafter and was released.

Read more at TMZ

  • Reflections On Life

    What happened to Scotty in that lead photo? Way too much makeup on that young man. Almost drag-queen like.

  • LexieN

    Funny how people have different perspectives…on all the fan sites, they’re fanning themselves over that pic:)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I hope all the folks “fanning” themselves and calling Scotty hot and sexy…are also underage.

    Otherwise? Ew.

  • Mark

    Funny how people have different perspectives…on all the fan sites, they’re fanning themselves over that pic:)

    Hardcore dedicated fans are, as a group, terrifying distorted individuals. That they are hot over this picture is only fitting given that.

    (Not that I’m not terrifying or distorted myself, but come on, that’s just gross)

  • Pam

    I hope all the folks “fanning” themselves and calling Scotty hot and sexy…are also underage.

    So do I mj. I am almost old enough to be his mom. So yeah, ew indeed.

    ETA: I have a question for you mj. Since Kirsten was at last night’s show and is probably trying to get back home and get her vids together to post them later, would you object to the chart data being posted in this thread just for today? If so, I understand. Thanks

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Way too much makeup on that young man. Almost drag-queen like.

    The photo is way too airbrushed, but otherwise, I think it’s flattering.

  • hoa_teca

    This is a much better quality of Scotty’s picture. The one MJ sent via twitter is obviously photoshoped and thus it looks like there are too much make-up and even lipstick.

    http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23500000/Scotty-McCreery-scotty-mccreery-23538238-1229-845.jpg

    Well, this is the actual picture that we Scotty fans like, not the one MJ show in this site.

    And for your information, most Scotty fans I know are not underage – they even have grand children. They are surely not distorted. And I am almost twice as Scotty’s age. We don’t see him as sexy or hot like the way teenage see him.

  • halo9125

    most Scotty fans I know are not underage – they even have grandchildren.

    LOL I don’t think mj meant fans- I think she meant people old enough to be his mother saying he’s “hot” or “sexy”- and to that I agree- ew. He’s the Idol equivalent of Justin Bieber, lol (and to that I say double ew).

  • hoa_teca

    Never mind

  • bridgette12

    I agree MJ, it’s been airbrushed too much. He’s a young kid, he don’t need it. I also wish they would stop making Laura looked like she’s her mother’s age.

  • keware

    There really is a big difference between the picture on the XIX website and the picture that people are looking at here. The XIX picture doesn’t have the rosy cheeks or the pink lips. It’s much better…obviously airbrushed…but they all are.

  • Indigobunting

    I hope all the folks “fanning” themselves and calling Scotty hot and sexy…are also underage.

    Otherwise? Ew.

    I third that, lol. It just gives me the creeps when people old enough to be his mother or grandmother say things like that.
    Now, guys in their 20’s or 30’s-solidly in the adult category.
    But teens? Yikes.

    And for your information, most Scotty fans I know are not underage – they even have grand children. They are surely not distorted. And I am almost twice as Scotty’s age.

    Exactly our point.

    BTW, I think the picture is nice, although too altered. I don’t see hot at all in Scotty-just kind of average american kid look. But of course YMMV

  • girlygirl

    I’m gonna echo the “ew”…in my opinion, the only people who should be saying Scotty is hot and/or sexy are teenagers and tweens. He’s 17! I also get the same “ew” feelin when I see grown up women calling Archie hot and/or sexy.

    Now if someone wants to call Kris or Lee or Adam or Jason Castro or David Cook or Michael Johns, etc.. hot and/or sexy? To me, that’s okay — even if the person saying that is well older than the guy. At least those guys are all adults. But talking that way about a teenager if you yourself are an adult? Yeah, just “ew!”

  • https://twitter.com/pmhowden undercooked

    Sort of on topic I guess. But for teens, Lauren and Scotty seem to have pretty good skin. I have kids and my teen is always struggling with breakouts. She covers it with makeup.

    Unless of course, Scotty and Lauren do break out and they are made up because of that? Or airbrushed because of it?

    Yeah, inappropriate for anyone to fawn over Scotty unless they are a teen. You know, I’ve learned so much about human behavior over these past few years by visiting AI blogs. The inappropriate things OTT fans will say and do for one. Also, I had never even heard of slash fiction before AI blogs! LOL. And the videos they make to go with them…my eyes..my eyes.

  • Tess

    I don’t think that bad skin and teenage are synonymous…I never had a break-out as a teen. And based on video interviews I think Lauren and Scotty don’t seem to have that issue.

  • chearts77

    I agree with everyone here. An adult calling Scotty hot and sexy is just…weird and ewww. I’m a huge Scotty fan, but being a 30 something mother, those words would never come out of my mouth to describe him. Adorable, yes. Hot and sexy? Um, no. LOL!!!

  • car3278sweet

    I think Scotty’s a cute kid. Nothing really special in the looks department. But then when I was a tween I thought Shawn Cassidy was to die for. Now I look at his old pics and say- huh? What were you thinking? LOL. So not really surprised Scotty is the flavor of the month. Move over Beibs, I guess.

    But adult women gushing over this kid? I double echo all the ews. Just yuck.

  • Nina1

    Sigh. The only men legitimate for me to call hot and sexy lost their sex appeal during the Reagan administration.

  • Tess

    “The only men legitimate for me to call hot and sexy lost their sex appeal during the Reagan administration.”…

    LOL…..

  • songsungblue

    I still think Scotty is the spittin’ image of Howdy Doody. That’s about the least ‘hawt’ guy in the history of the world, IMO.

    It’s funny how much this reminds me of the Days of Clay. Heh. Same sort of weird-looking, gawky kid made out to be the next Johnny Depp in some eyes. Just like with Clay, I think a big part of that was the “He’s such a nice Christian boy with wonderful morals!” thing. Bewildering to me, but **shrug**.

  • http://emuisemo.pbworks.com eilonwy

    Sigh. The only men legitimate for me to call hot and sexy lost their sex appeal during the Reagan administration.

    *giggle snort*

    To even qualify to be evaluated for sexiness in my world, a man must be conversing directly with me on a topic unrelated to his own wonderfulness. This rules out all the purty peoples on my teevee, as well as the worst asshats in real life.

    That doesn’t mean some photos don’t do a better or worse job of capturing an element of personality that’s meant to be expressed in the music… presumably McCreery’s goin’ for angsty and earnest in the new one.

  • CSFan

    All the underage male contestants have or had, much older women fawning over them and tee heeing about how “sexy” or gorgeous they are. It’s gross and if the roles were reversed and it was a teen girl being drooled over by an older man, people on the fansites would bust them out as a perv, not giggle along with them.

  • Tess

    At least the discussions about Scotty haven’t, yet, gotten around to how big of a package he is carrying around…early days yet, though.

  • Studio57

    Oh I can totally see why people are fanning themselves over Scotty. What’s not to love?

    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2011-05-25/the-ultimate-scotty-mccreepy-gif-wall/

  • Q3

    The vast majority of Scotty comments on fan sites look like the Archie comments from 2008 — he’s so cute, he’s so adorable.

    The best line about Scotty I found:

    “Scotty McCreery, s**y like…Opie”

  • halo9125

    At least the discussions about Scotty haven’t, yet, gotten around to how big of a package he is carrying around…early days yet, though.

    OMG NOOOOOO, please just NOOOOOOOO, lmao.

  • Nina1

    To even qualify to be evaluated for sexiness in my world, a man must be conversing directly with me on a topic unrelated to his own wonderfulness.

    I think you are being far too discriminating. But while you are in bed alone, you might want to check out the underwear on the (too) pretty guy on page 43 of this month’s Vanity Fair. Holey moley, that focuses the imagination.

  • girlygirl

    Vicci is playing The Triple Door in Seattle later this month

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2015552275_vicci.html?prmid=head_main

  • CRB

    One has to wonder if the cover story in the National Enquirer speculating about Hines’ being gay might have led him to a binge.

  • HermeticallySealed

    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2011-05-25/the-ultimate-scotty-mccreepy-gif-wall/

    That. Is. The most terrifying wall of creepiness I have ever seen. EVAR!

  • steph6449

    That. Is. The most terrifying wall of creepiness I have ever seen. EVAR!

    :shock: I knew I shouldn’t have looked :?

  • jammasta

    I have two friends that have said Scotty is sexy. They’re both 21. Not too much older than Scotty, so, as some Valley girl somewhere in the world says, “it’s, like, whatever”.

    I think one of my friends just finds his voice sexy. The other one, however, probably has October 9th, 2011 (Scotty’s 18th birthday) marked on her calendar.

    Holy shit, that Scotty GIF wall….. punctured me and hit my soul with a creepy deep voice, like a ghost echoing “Baby lock them doors…..” How paranormal.

  • ozarko

    David Archuleta will sing God Bless America TODAY during the seventh-inning stretch of the Reebok 2011 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game – 10th Anniversary.

    http://www.heroesorganization.org/events/reebok-2011-heroes-celebrity-baseball-game-10th-anniversary

  • ozarko

    David is in the new issue of HOT, a celebrity magazine in Malaysia.

    http://archuletafanscene.com/2011/07/09/on-sale-now-hot-magazine-malaysia/

  • Indigobunting

    http://www.bestweekever.tv/2011-05-25/the-ultimate-scotty-mccreepy-gif-wall/

    LMAO! That is hilarious. And a big reason I have a big WTH with the ‘sexy’ label.

    Nice kid, cleancut, all american stereotypical kid, sure. Sexy- ah no, even if he was old enough.

  • Grammie Kari

    I think both Scotty and Archie have all-American cute boy looks. Naturally, they will have their fans. Naturally they’ll have their fans who appreciate the beauty of their voices.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    It’s kinda creeping me out how ppl think scottys sexy but whatev
    He’s kinda cute but that’s it for me

    AI wasn’t that memorable this year.Less Adam news,I think in general but I don’t wanna move to a fan site Becuz more people here have lives lol. Plus it’s not nearly as good now but I still like AI and thanks mj for still publishing all the Adam news that comes out..that’s why I plan on staying at mjsbigblog (sorry haha) :)

    btw I haven’t been here for like a month cuz I was in the hospital (no big deal) but thanks mj Becuz u made it so easy to catch up on anything AI related

    Oveall tho back on topic WTF
    To “sexy”…plus I’m too young to call anyone that…especially scotty

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I hope all the folks “fanning” themselves and calling Scotty hot and sexy…are also underage.

    Otherwise? Ew.

    Ew, indeed. The worst are the weird, older, horny women who spend way too much time being crotch watchers and posting about it. Yuck.

    At least the discussions about Scotty haven’t, yet, gotten around to how big of a package he is carrying around…early days yet, though.

    I’m sure that those discussions are happening. I just don’t want to read them.

    It’s funny how much this reminds me of the Days of Clay. Heh. Same sort of weird-looking, gawky kid made out to be the next Johnny Depp in some eyes. Just like with Clay, I think a big part of that was the “He’s such a nice Christian boy with wonderful morals!” thing. Bewildering to me, but **shrug**.

    It’s naïve and often misleading to assume/believe too much about the real character and personality of anyone based on their public image and what fans project onto them.

  • sr4mjc

    Another Kelly song leak – What Doesn’t Kill You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8LBQBiM1vI

  • eyelinerandcigarettes

    I’m still a teen….so does this mean I can call Scotty sexy? LOL.

    But seriously, I don’t find him sexy. Cute, yes. Good-looking, heck yes. But not sexy.

    I love the promo pic of him btw. Idc if it’s airbrushed.

  • Pippygirl
  • kmd

    I like Archie’s Vlog. He is always so supportive of other artist’s music. I have always liked that about him. He mentions David Cook, We The Kings, and The Civil Wars albums in the vlog. He seems so excited about his tour in Asia. I hope it goes well for him. I don’t find anything sexy about Scotty or Archie for that matter. They are both cute. Now Josh Turner is very good looking. I think Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are kind of sexy.