American Idol Headlines for 10/16/11

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SYTYCD tour at the BOK Center, Tulsa, OK

Chris Richardson at the Woodlands Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX
Crystal Bowersox at the State Fair, Dallas TX
Melinda Doolittle at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN
Read more at IdolStages

IT’S ON! The X Factor Judges Houses Part 2 airs tonight at 8/7c PM on FOX.

Jordin Sparks tweets, “Recording 3 songs today! If you think about it, send up a prayer that my voice holds up! Thanks loves.”

Lee DeWyze tweets, “Great write with Brett James yesterday in Nash, feel very very Good about the song headed to breakfast and then back at it. Love you guys!”

Lauren Alaina was back at her old stomping grounds at Magoos last night to sing a little Karaoke (“Midnight Train to Georgia”) Watch it Here.

Kelly Clarkson uses perks of fame

Kelly Clarkson loves using her celebrity status to get tables in restaurants.

The ‘Breakaway’ hitmaker insists she would feel like a “tool” if she called a venue to make a booking for herself but is happy to have her assistant arrange things for her.

She said: “I do love it when you call a restaurant and they’re booked, then you have an assistant call, dropping your name, and somehow a table is found.

Read more at Winnipeg Free Press

US pop sensation Kelly Clarkson admits she never seen herself as a singer until high school

KELLY CLARKSON has revealed that a passion for pistols helps her let off steam when she’s taking time out from her busy music career.

The original American Pop Idol winner likes to swap her status as a million-selling singer for that of gunslinger when she returns home to Fort Worth, Texas.

She insists the anti-gun lobby are unlikely to persuade her, or her fellow Texans, that they should give up their right to bear arms because “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”.

Read more at Daily Record.co.uk

Kris Allen Is A Poet and I Bet You Didn’t Know It

Kris Allen tweeted, “Moms cleaning out her house and she found this poem I wrote when I was a kid. Must say I was pretty deep back then. #dontknowwhathappened…What’s sad is that I think I could draw better back then.”

Kris Allen's photo Sorry I blew it.
Kris Allen on WhoSay

LULZ!

Chris Daughtry was robbed Ya’ll

Via twitter:

“This tweet is LONG overdue: WHOEVER stole my luggage at LAX Delta baggage claim #3 on Tuesday Oct 4th: DO THE RIGHT THING AND RETURN IT!!!… I’ve been holding out, hoping it would show up but the fact that Delta says it was SCANNED at baggage claim tells me SOMEONE STOLE IT!… This happened 11 days ago and I was hoping it would show. Delta says the bag tag was scanned IN LAX so it DID show up…b4 someone took it Good news is, only clothes…nothing too personal like family stuff and demos, etc…I’ll never understand how someone can do such a thing…it’s such a violation…If someone MISTOOK the bag, there would have been a similar looking bag left behind AND they would have returned it to LAX by now…”

Meanwhile, Chris had to fly back to North Carolina before he could fly to Toronto because he forgot his passport, “So check this out! This dude forgot his passport and had to fly all the way home to get it before flying to Toronto…that dude is ME…Found out at the airport…turns out you can’t get into Canada without one:) And FedEx doesn’t overnight on a Saturday. AND I don’t even get to see my family…land, get passport, and get right back on another plane. Never leaving the airport”

Lauren Alaina draws crowd in Fort Oglethorpe

Chandler Smith walked up to the blue line, feet together, head back, hands crossed. In front of her, the biggest deal since she first listened to Justin Bieber.Plus, Lauren Alaina’s a local. Chandler, the 12-year-old mouthpiece of her family, isn’t known for her silence. But seconds away from meeting her musical hero, the usually talkative girl fell silent. “I’m going to let her do the talking,” she said about her older sister Taylor.

The people in front of Chandler, Taylor and their mother, Jeanie, got their signatures and left.

Moment of truth. Chandler slowly walked in front of her sister and mother and up to Alaina. “How are you doing?” Alaina asked.

Read more and see a photo at Times Free Press.com

Katharine McPhee – This week’s “Saturday Sneaks”

Katharine McPhee will post a little sneak peek every Saturday on her Facebook. She’s in New York City rehearsing and shooting her new NBC drama, Smash, set to premiere at midseason.

This week’s sneak:

“Sneak a peek from the director’s chair as I film a dance call scene for Smash! #saturdaysneaks” Facebook

Kellie Pickler To Appear At Nashville Charity Event For Musicians On Call

Kellie Pickler has signed on to appear at the upcoming Musician’s On Call fourth Anniversary celebration on November 4.

Musicians on Call is a charity organization that brings live music performances and recorded music into hospitals and healthcare facilities. The Nashville branch of the charity has brought music to over 40,000 patients since its inception in 2007.

Read more at RTT News

Adam Levine and his Girlfriend get Naked for Russian Vogue

Remember Syesha from Season 7?

Here she is singing “At Last” at a charity event in Texas last night

Jennifer Lopez & Bradley Cooper – Together Again?

Bradley Cooper was seen in Los Angeles Saturday with a woman paparazzi say is Jennifer Lopez and who our exclusive photos reveal to be a woman who sure looks an awful lot like the American Idol judge.

A source close to Lopez says the two spent time together on Saturday. Reps for both did not respond for comment.

Read more at People

In with the out crowd

In a cover story for Entertainment Weekly last month, Neil Patrick Harris wrote about surviving in show business and bypassing the curse of the child star. The Hollywood overachiever, who plays the neurotic womanizer Barney on “How I Met Your Mother,’’ mentioned coming out as gay to the public in 2006. “I must say,’’ he wrote, “the indifference that most people expressed was the greatest reaction of all – and a reflection of a nicely evolving culture.’’

Read more at Boston.com

 
  • halo9125

    I was shocked that Lauren’s mom tweeted that video- I have only one question- WHY?

  • x57x

    LOL…I love that Kris Allen poem. That is so cute…and I love the drawing.

    :)

  • db987

    Loved the Magoo’s vid with Lauren great to see her having fun.
    I think she was channeling Casey Abramns.LOL

  • lili_anne7

    I was shocked that Lauren’s mom tweeted that video- I have only one question- WHY?

    Why not ? I thought she sounded great, plus she was just having fun.

  • michigan

    I think Lauren’s mom was just showing the “at home” girl goofing off in jeans and a t shirt. Required karoke in Georgia must be Midnight Train to Georgia but she forgot the ending ad libs.

  • halo9125

    I was shocked that Lauren’s mom tweeted that video- I have only one question- WHY?

    Why not ? I thought she sounded great, plus she was just having fun.

    She sounds fine, but -let’s just say it doesn’t exactly flatter her appearance.

  • Buffynut

    That’s sad about Chris luggage but I have no idea what he means about the luggage being scanned at baggage claim? Anyone?

  • LadyBeBop
  • db987

    “She sounds fine, but -let’s just say it doesn’t exactly flatter her appearance.”

    What am I missing thought she looked like a cute teenager out having fun. Nothing unflattering about her appearance at all.

  • TylerWV

    When baggage arrives at the destination airport, it is scanned to show it arrived. Chris apparently is saying the luggage made it to the airport but someone else picked it up. Had the airlines lost the luggage, there would not have been an arrival scan.

  • Elliegrll

    Lauren looks cute in that video. It’s nice that she can have a fun night at home.

  • tripp_ncwy

    LeeDeWyze
    Great write with Brett James yesterday in Nash, feel very very Good about the song :)headed to breakfast and then back at it. Love you guys!

  • Buffynut

    Thanks Tyler! So the baggae handlers scan it then before it goes on the carousel. I actually did not know that happened! Way back when, there used to be workers checking luggage tags at the exit doors, but that hasn’t happend in many, many years.

  • taytimber

    Lauren’s really got a great sense of humor, i always enjoy seeing her having fun. She’s one versatile singer, amazing. Good to see her being a normal kid back home too.

  • luly

    JordinSparks Jordin Sparks
    Recording 3 songs today! If you think about it, send up a prayer that my voice holds up! Thanks loves. :)

  • Mtlfan

    aww.. love Kris’s poem and drawing.
    It brought a lot of lulzy replies on Twitter :)

  • TwigLA

    Maybe some of us are seeing something different from that link of Lauren singing Midnight Train. What I see is a video on its side (not horizontal orientation) and her body is squashed and widened. Very unflattering, but no reflection on her … just on the person who took the video and uploaded it.

    If you’ve ever set your TV to widescreen on a show that was not meant to be seen that way, you know what I’m talking about. Tall slender people look like short fat munchkins.

    She sounds great and was obviously having fun.

  • TwigLA

    I love that drawing and poem by little kid Kris. I especially like the final verse. Deep thinking for a kid.

    I cracked up at the pic of the hunter shooting a camel (?) in the butt with what looks like a water pistol and saying, ‘So!’ The camel looks confused.

    Wouldn’t you love to get into his mind?

  • steph6449

    Lauren seems cute to me on that video.
    .

    Some video surfacing from Danny’s event last night, performing I Still Believe from his album.

    joelwilbur
    @dannygokey brought it to jax last night http://twitvid.com/ME1E9
    3 hours ago

  • db987

    “Maybe some of us are seeing something different from that link of Lauren singing Midnight Train. What I see is a video on its side (not horizontal orientation) and her body is squashed and widened. Very unflattering, but no reflection on her … just on the person who took the video and uploaded it.”

    I think its a half full half empty glass thing. I didn’t even notice flattened appearance(did notice it was on its side LOL) thought she looked good perhaps was more interested in her overall happy aura. Maybe her Mom just wanted to share that with her fans. I would guess she got Lauren’s approval to tweet it.

  • Eileen99

    The Kris poem was cute. He had a lot of empathy for others, even back then. I agree, Mtlfn, he did get a lot of hilarious replies on Twitter.

  • mzbet

    TwigLA Lauren’s video is opening horizontal and squished like that on my desktop computer, too. She looks 2′ tall and 4′ wide LOL. I finally got it to play OK on my tablet, and she looks really cute imo. She’s having a great time and sounds good. I love her album and have been playing it a lot.

    Syesha looks and sounds great in that video! That song is one of my all time favorites.

    Kris’ poem is adorable with that drawing. Apparently he has been concerned for others from a very young age. He’s still showing that same character attribute to this day.

  • BL1486

    Lauren looks so cute! She sounds great and looks fabulous in her jeans and t-shirt. I’m glad she can have some fun and be a normal teenager back home.

  • BL1486

    Watch Lauren’s video from her mother’s twitter (Kristy Tara). The video is not squished like it is here on mj’s link. Lauren looks great!

  • mzbet

    BL1486 Thanks for the tip to watch on her mom’s twitter link. Much better!

  • steph6449

    Maybe it is an individual configuration thing. I clicked on the Lauren video from mj’s link above, and it was not squashed for me. It was sideways though, lol. Lauren looked fine, no major distorted perspective.

    ETA: yes, using Chrome on my Windows 7 laptop

  • TwigLA

    Thanks, BL1486. I had to switch to Google Chrome browser to get the better image, though it’s still sideways. Flash player doesn’t play nice with Safari. Of course, I always have trouble with yfrog stuff.

    I thought it was a lot of fun. Lauren reminds me of Kelly Clarkson.

  • TwigLA

    PS to Chris Daughtry. You are not helping my travel anxiety one bit.

  • jjrr1942

    Paid no attention to the squished look – knew what it was. But did not care for her singing…her voice still doesn’t sound right to me.

  • artemis

    Besides Brett James, Lee has also been writing in Nashville with Blair Daly (who cowrote Lauren’s “Georgia Peaches”) and Kevin Griffin.
    Nolan Sipe tweeted a few days ago about cowriting with Lee.

  • koshka

    luly says:
    10/16/2011 at 11:59 am
    JordinSparks Jordin Sparks
    Recording 3 songs today! If you think about it, send up a prayer that my voice holds up! Thanks loves.

    What is Jordin’s story, does anyone know? I recall she released a single within the last year, right? and it kinda flopped. Did she not have more material already set for an album release? I’m confused.

  • steph6449

    Danny from yesterday with Sharon Wilbur of S8, cute photos

    sharonwilbur Sharon Wilbur
    So many laughs with this guy! @dannygokey
    http://instagr.am/p/QYenc/

    Also some very good concert photos posted by the arena photographer Jim Messer to Danny’s FB, the middle one with the little girl is my favorite, I think, lol.

  • Ratna12

    Kris’ mom should clean up her house more.

    Even as a kid, Kris was talented. And he did not forget to put a hat on the kid in his drawing.

  • goboywonder

    Syesha looks and sounds great in that video! That song is one of my all time favorites.

    Syesha has a great voice and did a fantastic job singing At Last. Looks like she really lightened her hair.

    eta, No videos from David A.’s Japan show yet? :(

  • djafan

    eta, No videos from David A.’s Japan show yet? :(

    This tweet assures us they’re coming! There are some great pictures…Maybe MJ wouldn’t mind posting a couple?

    GrayAAA Gray

    Videos are coming for sure so stay tuned! :D For the time being…

    http://twitter.com/#!/GrayAAA/status/125596258458009600/photo/1/large

    http://twitter.com/#!/Mayumi_JPN/status/125397996253884416/photo/1/large

    http://twitter.com/#!/GrayAAA/status/125210538841092096/photo/1/large

  • Elliegrll

    What is Jordin’s story, does anyone know? I recall she released a single within the last year, right? and it kinda flopped. Did she not have more material already set for an album release? I’m confused.

    She revealed that the album wasn’t ready, when she released the single. Just guessing, but the single may have been released to test the market, they may have wanted to see how many PDs would play the song, and if people were open to hearing this type of song from Jordin, since it’s very different from the other songs that she released. Given her promo schedule over the past few months and the movie, they are more than likely trying to build up buzz well in advance of releasing the album.

  • goboywonder

    Videos are coming for sure so stay tuned! :D For the time being…

    Oooh great pictures, especially the first one–the eyes have it! I will rest assured that videos are coming. Thanks Djafan. *keep hope alive*. :lol:

  • luly

    What is Jordin’s story, does anyone know? I recall she released a single within the last year, right? and it kinda flopped. Did she not have more material already set for an album release? I’m confused.

    She tweeted this 2 weeks ago:

    ZwanCD I’ll put whatever songs I want on it. And at the moment, I’m focusing on the movie. Music later

    .

  • michigan

    Yes, I used Chrome on my new laptop, but couldn’t get it to work on my mobile at all. so its not a normal video config.

  • tripp_ncwy

    I just still think Jive just put Jordin’s single out so she would have something to promote on the NKOTBSB tour this past summer. Add to that the beginning of all the upheaval at Sony/Jive.

  • heidijoy

    Great pictures of David Archuleta! He sang 18 songs to a great crowd of Military and their families along with Japenese fans.
    Great reception. Videos are trickling in. He dedicated Stand By Me to the troops.

  • jdanton2

    What is Jordin’s story, does anyone know? I recall she released a single within the last year, right? and it kinda flopped. Did she not have more material already set for an album release? I’m confused.

    She tweeted this 2 weeks ago:

    ZwanCD I’ll put whatever songs I want on it. And at the moment, I’m focusing on the movie. Music later

    Jordin is currently filming Sparkle in Detroit. so the songs could very well be for the soundtrack or maybe it could be for her album since she was working with Harvey Mason who i am not sure is involved with the soundtrack . supposedly R Kelly is the only one writing songs from that.

  • TylerWV

    Google chrome definitely makes a difference in the video. She is still sideways but looks normal size. IE made her look like she weighed 200 lbs.

  • Lucy1234

    Nice to see some video from Danny’s event last night.

    I think Lauren looks cute and happy to be home. From some of the articles I read, she got quite a crowd at the Walmart signing events. One of the Walmarts was close to 2,000 lined up for autographs. Must have been surreal for her.

    I’m glad to see Lauren is still on top of the country albums on Itunes and in the top 5 overall. Like My Mother Does passed Dirt Road prayer in the songs and she still has 5 songs in the top 100 country songs. I guess people are liking what they hear in the snippets.

  • Buffynut

    Did any LA people sign up for Kelly’s show at the Troubadour on the 19th. I did, it said I was registered and thanked me but I haven’t gotten an e-mail or anything to confirm. Also, it doens’t say, on the sign up page what time the show is?

  • jdanton2

    What is Jordin’s story, does anyone know? I recall she released a single within the last year, right? and it kinda flopped. Did she not have more material already set for an album release? I’m confused.

    She tweeted this 2 weeks ago:

    ZwanCD I’ll put whatever songs I want on it. And at the moment, I’m focusing on the movie. Music later

    Jordin is currently filming Sparkle in Detroit. so the songs could very well be for the soundtrack or maybe it could be for her album since she was working with Harvey Mason who i am not sure is involved with the soundtrack . supposedly R Kelly is the only one writing songs from that.

    Harvey Mason is doing the soundtrack to Sparkle.

    THA_SHIZNIT Whitney Houston Fan
    @
    @HarveyMasonjr Will you be producing Whitney’s songs for the Sparkle movie, too? Or just Jordin’s?
    5 hours ago

    HarveyMasonjr Harvey Mason, Jr.
    @
    @THA_SHIZNIT yes I’m doing a couple I them.
    2 hours ago

  • Indigobunting

    I thought Lauren sounded really good in that video :)

    Also some very good concert photos posted by the arena photographer Jim Messer to Danny’s FB, the middle one with the little girl is my favorite, I think, lol.

    Those are very nice photos by the arena photographer Steph. And the little girl one is adorable.

  • Elliegrll

    US magazine confirms that Paul McDonald got married today. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebritynews/news/nikki-reed-paul-mcdonald-get-married-20111610

  • heartly

    Buffynut, emails went out early Saturday morning telling people if they received tickets. It originally said they’d get 2 tickets then another urgent email was sent out to those people saying they’d only receive 1 ticket because it was over booked. There were also quite a few radio contests going on across the country and in Canada to get tickets for this show. Doors are at 7 and the show starts at 8.

  • girlygirl

    huh.. I registered to get tickets for Kelly’s show at the Troubadour but I haven’t gotten an email

  • crisanne

    http://www.advocate.com/Print_Issue/Cover_Stories/Reinventing_Adam_Lambert/

    Advocate print issue cover story with Adam Lambert!!