Idol Headlines for 08/29/10

Homecoming queen: Crystal Bowersox returns with American Idol Live!

The American Idol Live! tour stops in Toledo for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Huntington Center before it wraps up two days later in Indianapolis. The two-hour concert features the top 10 finalists from season nine’s “American Idol.” Tickets — $40.50, $50.50, and $70.50 — were still available at press time.

Bowersox said she expects her homecoming to be emotional as she steps onstage in front of family, friends, and fans and caps a rapid Cinderella-like transformation from barroom singer to big-stage entertainer after her runner-up finish to Lee DeWyze on American Idol.

Read the interview with Crystal at The Toledo Blade

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Tim Urban Homecoming

Duncanville will welcome home American Idol finalist Tim Urban at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Duncanville High School’s Panther Stadium, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Road. Urban will sing the national anthem and perform several songs during halftime of the Duncanville football game against Garland High School. He’ll also sign autographs after the halftime show. Tickets are $7. Visit www.duncanvilleisd.org.

Read more at the Dallas Morning News

Matt Giraud headlines Western Michigan University’s Bronco Bash

KALAMAZOO — One of Kalamazoo’s favorite sons is headlining one of Western Michigan University’s largest annual events.

Matt Giraud will perform at this year’s Bronco Bash, set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.

The former American Idol contestant and WMU alumnus is one of five acts providing the entertainment at the bash.

Read more at MLive

American Idol star sentenced to community service

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Savannah’s singing sensation and former American Idol contestant, Stephanie Edwards, is speaking out about her recent trouble with the law.

In March, police arrested Edwards and Laquilla White for fighting in Jackson Park. Edwards said they were fighting over a man, that it was “baby mama drama”. The court ordered Edwards and White to stay away from each other.

Edwards said, “I am just happy I’ll have a clean slate. I don’t mind the community service. I was wrong. I put myself in a bad situation and bad predicament.”

Read more at WCET

Fantasia: I’m Bouncing Back

After attempting suicide, Fantasia Barrino is ready to get on with her life. And her first stop on the comeback tour – an impromptu concert in Las Vegas.

With Demi Moore and Soleil Moon Frye on hand, Barrino took to the stage Friday night at Palm’s Casino Resort’s Rain Nightclub to belt out four songs and briefly detail her recent dark days.

Read more at People

Syesha Mercado Dreamgirls ABC Interview San Francisco

Lea Michele & Mark Salling: Biking and Boarding!

Lea Michele and Mark Salling ride around the set of Glee on their respective bicycle and skateboard while taking a break from filming on Thursday (August 26) in Los Angeles.

Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Cory Monteith all strolled around the set as well, though on foot! The cast has been hard at work filming the second season of their hit show.

See the photos at Just Jared

Jane Lynch Almost Had A ‘Whore’

Jane Lynch hits up the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Frozen Moments Gift Lounge backstage celebrating the 2010 Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday (August 28) in Los Angeles.

Check out Jane guest-starring on iCarly on Sept. 11 @ 8/7c on Nickelodeon. Preview the ep below!

Read more at Just Jared

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Fantasia — Do As I Say, Not As I Do (Or Say)

Fantasia Barrino admittedly took a whole bottle of aspirin because she “wanted it to be over with” — but in a Las Vegas club Friday night, she made the whole incident seem like something that was done to her … not something she did to herself.

It’s been three weeks since her “suicide attempt” and Fantasia has gone back to shooting her reality show and promoting her new album. She performed at Rain nightclub over the weekend where she told the crowd, “They thought I was finished, they thought I was done, they counted me out. But I will never, ever stop. I don’t care what nobody say about me … Don’t let your haters stop you. Don’t let nobody stand in the way of your destiny.”

Read more and see the video at TMZ

  • certain1

    I think Fantasia has now milked this story for all it’s worth at this point.

  • tripp_ncwy

    nvm

  • fuzzywuzzy

    According to that article, Fantasia is 3-months pregnant with Cook’s child. Geez.

  • tierbee

    According to that article, Fantasia is 3-months pregnant with Cook’s child.

    Ack, I hope not, chugging down aspirin and whatever else she did can’t be all that great for a developing baby?!

  • girlygirl

    Chicago Sun-Times review of last night’s AI S9 show. He really rips into Lee — but then again, except for Casey and a little bit from Crystal and Siobhan, this reviewer hated everything

    http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/conner/2650222,american-idol-concert-review-082910.article

  • girlygirl

    Differing view of the AI concert last night.

    http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=404337

  • Indigobunting

    Ouch on the Suntimes review Girlygirl! Although at least he liked Casey.

    Certainly different view on the second, but it was a suburban Chicago local paper, I’m sure it probably involves Lee’s hometown suburb ;) Funny it was just PR for Lee, and not really critique of the concert.

  • girlygirl

    Well today wasn’t a good day for reviews. The Lexington newspaper music critic didn’t like Kris or Maroon 5 last night, either.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Adam did a cute radio interview with q94 in Richmond. Interesting to note that they have found a replacement for Longineau for when he resumes his duties with yellowcard after the end of the us leg of the tour.

    Q94 Interview: http://youtu.be/BSABWnJUyE8

  • jenipop

    Awesome Adam interview, thanks for posting CindyM. I love this side of him, just a normal hot guy. The way he talks and behaves in a regular setting, he is so different from the wild & sexy performer that we see at his shows. He is so multi-faceted, it just blows me away.

  • angelia

    I have only one short comment to make re Fantasia’s dark days. I wonder if she has thought about who pulled the light switch.

  • aa618892

    Thanks for that interview CindyM! It seems to be cut short so I hope there is a part 2 posted. Interesting to hear they already have a replacement drummer for LP. Adam looked so relaxed and need I say beautiful? His eyes truly are amazing even with no eyeliner to highlight them, they are practically luminous. I really hope there is more.

  • dcglam

    Adorable interview, CindyM….. thanks for posting!
    And I ditto both of your comments, jenipop and aa618892. :)

  • lovingadam
  • jordison

    Tweet from Jordin Sparks last night:

    On Saturday 28th August 2010, @TheRealJordin said:

    Got my 1st broadway injury tonight. Hurt my hip in the first act. But I finished the show! Thank you so much to everyone who came tonight. Sorry I couldn’t sign. :( It’s hard to stand/walk. Hopefully the physical therapist can fix me! :) If you’d like, you can send your playbills/tkts/pics w/ a stamped return envelope to the theatre & I’ll get them back to you. Thank you for understanding. It means the world. Love you guys. <3

    As of now there haven’t been any follow up reports regarding her condition, or if she’s going to miss any shows. Hopefully she’s OK.

  • Niall

    I think Fantasia has now milked this story for all it’s worth at this point.

    Nope. There’s a sucker born every minute, something Fantasia and her team are well aware of. She’ll ride the misplaced sympathy of some as far as she can.

    However, it seems TMZ gets it:
    http://www.tmz.com/2010/08/28/fantasia-barrino-las-vegas-video-suicide-attempt/

  • FREIDAG

    @CindyM

    Thanks for that lovely Adam radio interview. He’s always so well spoken and funny and personable. Get more adorable Adam, I dare you, and please extrapolate on the “hot tub”, ‘kay?

  • wordnerdarchie

    More news from David Cook:

    #thedavidcook

    I’m back in the saddle again… And by saddle, I mean the studio. And by back, I mean recording. And by again, I mean…well… Again. 14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    “@ZerstorteZelle: Hollywood dog park. Abundant ass sniffing.”. And that wasn’t even the dogs… Bah-dum-CHA!!! 9 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    And from a “related account” (LOL!)

    #MontySaysShit

    I was humming a Billy Squire song that I haven’t heard in years and I vacated into the netherworld. 11 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    ^^^^ Believed (by fans) to be run by either D Cook or A Skib

    ETA: There is also this tweet from Aug. 28
    #RokGolob

    working on the strings with a great producer MATT SERLETIC !! Tomorrow, recording for artists: DAVID COOK, ROBYN TROUP & THE BAND PERRY !!!

  • HappyDaisy

    wordnerdarchie: More news from David Cook:
    I’m back in the saddle again… And by saddle, I mean the studio. And by back, I mean recording. And by again, I mean…well… Again. 14 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

    Thanks for “the latest.” Anybody able to translate what this one means? Fall release still possible or are we looking at 2011?

  • mozart4898

    Leaving here momentarily for the concert in Toledo! I’ll see about getting some pics – video if Crystal happens to do an original song, but otherwise I don’t want to try to record through the whole thing (and cell phone recordings just don’t do it justice usually anyways).

  • wordnerdarchie

    Thanks for “the latest.” Anybody able to translate what this one means? Fall release still possible or are we looking at 2011?

    From previous tweets, two batches were done. It’s a guess as to how many songs are in a batch. Some guess that there are 6, which would mean that recording was done on 12 songs. As to what this last tweet means, it’s hard to say. Could they be adding a couple of last minute songs? Bonus songs? (Cook was ecstatic a few days ago about something … maybe good news from the label?)

    I’m just happy to hear there will be strings, and since Matt Serletic (producer for DCTR2) plays a lot of the piano tracks, if needed, for songs that he produces, could we be in for another ballad similar to what we got with “Permanent”, which also was one of the latest songs added for DCTR?

    My personal opinion is that a Fall release is still possible. We’re still 12 weeks away from the week of Thanksgiving, which is more than enough time to finish up the production & distribution phase. But that window is shrinking rapidly.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    #RokGolob

    working on the strings with a great producer MATT SERLETIC !! Tomorrow, recording for artists: DAVID COOK, ROBYN TROUP & THE BAND PERRY !!!

    What, Rok Golob is working for David Cook? Wow. Rok Golob is a well known Slovenian composer and producer and I know he studied in USA, but I didn’t expect this. LOL. I don’t know, Slovenian music mostly sucks… But Rok Golob is certainly one of the bright spots…

  • OvenMitt

    Hey, Ryan Seacrest is interviewing Nigel Lythgoe on the Emmy red carpet. Hehe.

  • Joyed

    mozart4898:
    08/29/2010 at 6:15 pm

    Leaving here momentarily for the concert in Toledo! I’ll see about getting some pics – video if Crystal happens to do an original song, but otherwise I don’t want to try to record through the whole thing (and cell phone recordings just don’t do it justice usually anyways).

    Have a great time! If you don’t have a good video camera, I’d recommend you just watch and enjoy (especially if this is your only show?) Videoing can sometimes take away from soaking in the vibe of the music. I’m really excited for her about performing the original song at the concert, I think that is so cool!:)

    Rok Golob is a well known Slovenian composer and producer

    Music truly is a universal language :)

  • tierbee

    Anybody able to translate what this one means? Fall release still possible or are we looking at 2011?

    LOL, it might just mean, “Dear fans, quit harassing me about the studio, I’m GOING already…”

    I know you can’t read emotion into tweets usually but he has seemed awfully bored lately so I’m sure he’s glad to get back in the studio. Will sit twiddling thumbs waiting for new music ;)

  • skylight1219

    Syesha was born for musical theater. However, I don’t believe she will do well as a recording artist.

  • csprof

    How wonderful of Matt to headline at a concert for the students at his college, and what a treat for the students. If the crowd estimate of 25,000 is at all close, WOW! This will be twice the size of the AI tour audiences or the crowds he played for a couple of times this summer.

  • sr4mjc

    Just saw this, don’t know if it’s true.

    HopeW?orksStudio @AdamLambert has been offered the Lead Role of ‘Steven Cobalt’ in Cobalt’s Sky. The novel has just been released. http://tinyurl.?com/2wfsgl4

  • wordnerdarchie

    Here’s one more tweet from a Cook band member (Andy Skib) from a few days ago. It might mean exactly what it says (he was given an extra wing), or it could be relevant regarding Cook going back in to the studio today (originally 12 songs … now there’s 13?).

    You ask for 12 wings and they give you 13….what’s next? Jeeze 12:15 AM Aug 27th via Twitter for iPhone

    LOL! Cook fans are dying for some concrete news, speculation is running rampant.

  • Joyed

    It might mean exactly what it says (he was given an extra wing)

    It does….

    I know some fans like to think “celebs” on twitter are constantly sending coded messages but seriously that is so not the case with that tweet.

    Besides any possibility that it was a coded message is completely negated by the far greater rule of twitter: thou must tweet about food.

  • HappyDaisy

    The Cook fans were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of chicken wings danced in their heads.

    Yeah, that’s it, wings must mean songs. :)

  • tierbee

    You ask for 12 wings and they give you 13….what’s next? Jeeze 12:15 AM Aug 27th via Twitter for iPhone

    LOL, I must be extremely un-creative because I would have assumed that tweet meant… he got 13 wings? :)

  • wordnerdarchie

    LOL, I must be extremely un-creative because I would have assumed that tweet meant… he got 13 wings? :)

    Like I said, some fans are speculating wildly. Come on Cook, toss them a crumb already!