Chris Daughtry tweets, “About to lay down some vocals on possibly the title track for the album!”
Jennifer Hudson revealed her 3rd single will be “I Got This” according to an interview with a local ABC affiliate in Chicago. Read more and see the interview at Jennifer Hudson Daily.
Lauren Alaina has accepted Josh and Zack Carter’s prom proposal! The teen twin country singers, otherwise known as Kingston, asked her to her prom yesterday after Hunter Hayes shot her down. Lauren tweeted, “it’s a deal(; I can wear a multi-colored dress. So one of you can wear one color and the other can wear another! That work?…I feel like we should meet first! Anything coming up that I should know about and come to? Haha” Read more at KingstonOfficial.org
Kellie Pickler Is Through Paying Her Dues
“When you first start out, there’s a lot of paying your dues kind of thing. The more I do this, the more freedom I get with it,” Kellie tells The Boot. “There’s a whole different team of people that I’m working with now, for this record. There’s been a lot of changes. I’ve really been able to go in the studio and just play, and really find myself as a songwriter. I’ve been writing since ‘Idol,’ but I’ve found more of who Kellie, artist Kellie is.”
Read more at The Boot
Simon Cowell Interview: ‘The X-Factor’ Judge Talks Paula Abdul, ‘The Voice’ Winner & Ryan Seacrest’s New Enemy
With the premiere of Simon Cowell’s new talent competition “The X-Factor” just hours away, one wonders if Cowell’s latest project can stand up against other singing competitions, like NBC’s “The Voice” and FOX’s aging “American Idol.”
Already a national sensation in the U.K., “The X-Factor” has created some of the U.K.’s best selling artists, and music mogul Cowell is hoping to do the same in the U.S.
Read more at the Huffington Post
‘The X Factor’: How big will it be?
I’ve been eagerly anticipating the U.S. launch of “The X Factor” for a long time now and have been frequently posting updates on my site Remote Patrolled. As a reality TV producer, originally from the UK but now living here in the United States, I’m very familiar with “The X Factor” format and its influence on British culture. For the past eight years, “The X Factor” has been the No. 1 entertainment show in British television, launching the career of several British pop stars and one international singing sensation, Leona Lewis. So can lightning strike twice?
Read more than CNN
“The X Factor”: More cowering before Cowell?
(CBS) The “X-Factor,” Simon Cowell’s new instant talent-creation show that debuts on Fox Wednesday, is not like “American Idol.”
This is principally because Simon Cowell is no longer on “American Idol,” which upon his departure became the kinder, gentler “American Idol.”
On Wednesday, America will see for the first time what Cowell has been concocting. Like (the old) “Idol,” this is a U.K. show, which has enthralled the British nation since 2004.
Read more at CBS
Simon Cowell – I Want to Beat “American Idol”
Simon Cowell is out for blood tonight on “X Factor” — telling TMZ, he wants to beat “American Idol” (and every other show for that matter) in the ratings department.
The big “X Factor” premiere isn’t competing head to head with “Idol” — but Simon still wants to outrank his big competition, telling us, “You don’t compete for the silver or the bronze … You may not get the gold, but you die trying.”
Read more at TMZ
Bill Clinton turned down Dancing with the Stars
Former president Bill Clinton said he turned down an offer to appear on Dancing with the Stars, but only because he didn’t have time.
On Rachael Ray’s talk show Tuesday, responding to an audience member’s question, he said, “They contacted me once about this, and I told them I didn’t have the time to train for it—you know, you actually go out there and train, you really work at it. So I had to pass.” (E! has video of the question.)
Read more at Reality Blurred