Michael Johns tweets, “Just got booked to sing the NA for the Dodgers on Sept 21st against Giants.hope to see you there.”
David Archuleta is heading to Japan after all, “We are happy to announce that David will perform at the Foster Festival in Okinawa, Japan, on October 15. In case of adverse weather, the performance will be postponed a day later to October 16. This event supersedes David’s appearance at the canceled Futenma Flightline Fair, which will not be rescheduled.” Via DavidArchuleta The Futenma Flightline Fair was canceled due to bad weather.
Casey James will appear on GAC’s On The Street next week. The schedule: August 16, 2011 10:00 AM ET, August 16, 2011 2:00 PM ET, August 16, 2011 7:30 PM ET, August 16, 2011 10:30 PM ET, August 17, 2011 2:30 AM ET.
The So You Think You Can Dance Final!
@MaskedScheduler tweets, “Tadd and Melanie at the dress #SYTYCD”
The Do Something! Awards Will Be A Who’s Who Of A-Listers
We’ve already told you about the all-star lineup of presenters and performers who will be at the 2011 Do Something! Awards this year, a list that includes Adam Lambert, Victoria Justice, and Nick Cannon, to name a few.
But just today we learned of a few more A-listers who will be on hand at the show and if we can be quite honest, this list? It’s insane. Check out the full roster of attendees and presenters after the jump! The Do Something! Awards air on Thursday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Among the attendees at this year’s awards, you can expect to see Adam Lambert, Amy Poehler, Bethany Hamilton, David Beckham, David Spade, Jon Cryer, Justin Bieber, Keke Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Bell, Lauren Potter, Mario Lopez, Nick Cannon, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Rose McGowan, Sophia Bush, Taylor Swift, Tony Hawk, Tyra Banks, Victoria Justice, Will Ferrell, and Wilson Phillips.
J.Lo’s ‘Idol’ return is not necessarily good news
With Jennifer Lopez back in the fold, “American Idol” will return for its 11th season with the same judging panel it had a year ago. The trio of J.Lo, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson got a lot of credit for giving “Idol” a fresh face and a gentler attitude that kept it a ratings powerhouse despite the loss of Simon Cowell. So that means it’s good news that all three are back, right?
Read more at The Clicker
Simon Cowell Dishes on Paula and His Super Anti-Aging Secret
“Extra’s” Terri Seymour spoke to “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell about his dream team of judges, including Paula Abdul, and his hopes of possibly signing Mariah Carey.
Revealing the chemistry between he and Paula is still strong, Cowell said, “It’s never been happier.”
The executive producer still wants new mom Mariah to join the show, saying, “We just have to decide what [Carey will be doing on the show],” adding, “It’s top secret, I can’t tell you!”
Cowell continued, “Mariah wants to be, in her own words, ‘judging the judges,’ literally with a throne and a raised platform… and I’m not kidding.”
Read more at Extra TV
Interview: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ judge Mary Murphy talks about her dance with death
On “So You Think You Can Dance,” ballroom expert Mary Murphy is known for her ear-splitting shrieks, soaring whooos and generally being the most excited person on the judges’ panel. But after a bout with thyroid cancer, Murphy was decidedly low key when she returned to the show, giving all of us a chance to feel a little sad about the lack of Hot Tamale train action during a season when it seemed the most worthy. During a conversation at the Fox TCA after-party, I asked Murphy how she was doing, how she felt about changes to the structure of the top 20 and what she’d love to do for the finale — but, unfortunately, won’t be able to.
Read more at HitFix
Travis Wall’s Top 10
With the finale of So You Think You Can Dance season eight upon us, I began to think about my all-time favorite routines. And one name continually bubbled up: Travis Wall. Whether he was dancing or choreographing, the season two runner-up ended up with more than half my top spots. That made me curious about which routines Travis considers his favorites.
So TheInsider.com tasked the Emmy nominee with picking his 10 favorite routines, with one restriction: any piece he was involved with couldn’t be in contention. So while we adore Jason & Jeanine’s season five piece and Allison & Robert’s Fix You from season seven, they were off limits!
See the list at The Insider
‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Travis Wall predicts the winner and tells us what’s next
Travis Wall is sad to report that you will not see him in this week’s So You Think You Can Dance two-part finale. The Emmy-nominated choreographer, and season 2 SYTYCD runner-up, tells EW, “I was supposed to do the finale, but I had to cancel because I got the movie.” Indeed, Wall is currently in Miami creating contemporary pieces for Step Up 4, starring season 6 contestant, and season 7 and 8 All Star, Kathryn McCormick. “It’s my first movie to choreograph,” he says. “I’m really excited.”
But back to SYTYCD: After getting his first shot on the judges’ panel this year, who does he think should take the title of “America’s Favorite Dancer” this season? “This is by far the strongest top four we’ve ever had,” notes Wall. “I’ve been pulling for Melanie [Moore] from day one. I feel that not only is she the best dancer, but her personality is great.”
Read more at EW