Idol Headlines for 10/19/11

Scotty McCreery sings the National Anthem at Game 1 of the World Series. Airs on FOX.  7:30/6:30c pm.

Kelly Clarkson performs a free concert at The Troubador in Los Angeles

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to appear on Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, ABC November 8 at 10 PM. Robin “goes back to school and take cameras to class with country’s youngest sensation, “American Idol” Scotty McCreery, and spends a day in the life with Lauren Alaina.” (Broadway World)

David Archuleta Vlogs

David chats about his recent trip to Japan and why he’s postponed a trip to Bangkok. He’ll be in Orlando this weekend working with the Children’s Miracle Network.

‘Idol’s’ Scotty McCreery Shares Secrets on N.C.’s Outer Banks


FOX News

Stars will shine at Mohegan Sun’s 15th anniversary weekend

Two of the highlights of the festivities will be a tribute dinner to Regis Philbin Friday night, Oct. 21, in the Uncas Ballroom, and a special performance by pop star — and “American Idol” judge — Jennifer Lopez Saturday night, Oct.22, in the Mohegan Sun Arena.

On a local note, Katie Stevens, of Middlebury, a former finalist on “American Idol,” will perform and sign autographs at The Shops at Mohegan Sun Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.

Read more at CT Post

Interview: David Cook Discusses Hitting the Road with This Loud Morning

David Cook stepped back into the spotlight this year with his highly anticipated and critically acclaimed sophomore record, This Loud Morning. In support of his latest music endeavor, the singer and season seven American Idol winner kicked off his current co-headlining tour with singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw, along with L.A.-based band Carolina Liar on October 9.

Earlier this week, Cook spoke with me about how it feels to be back on tour and playing new material, his desire for listeners to take in This Loud Morning, and spilled some details about his upcoming music video for his new single, “Fade Into Me.”

Read more at Blogcritics

Siobhan Magnus Album and Hallowe’en Dreams Updates

Moonbaby llc and Pacific International Music announced a delay in the release of Siobhan Magnus’ first Album/CD. The production and management team are now in negotiations with other interested parties to release on a much larger scale than the initial independent release.

The release had been planned to coincide with Siobhan’s Hallowe’en Dreams Concert at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston scheduled for Oct 30th.

Initial plans had been for concert goers to receive the new release included in the ticket price. Since the release has been delayed, ticket prices for the event–a concert showcasing all of the material from the album along with some of Siobhan’s Hallowe’en favorites and a Hallowe’en Costume Party–are being reduced.

Read more at Smagnus.com

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood at Tuesday Night’s Opry

Grand Ole Opry's photo Carrie Underwood joins @BradPaisley to sing their #1 song "Remind Me" on the Opry!
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Carrie Underwood joins Brad Paisley to sing their #1 song “Remind Me” on the Opry!

Brad Paisley Throws a Grand Ole Party

The Grand Ole Opry stage was the setting for a celebration yesterday (Oct. 18) for Brad Paisley and writers of his recent No. 1 songs, ‘Old Alabama’ and ‘Remind Me.’ Sharing in the celebration were the country superstar’s duet partners on the tunes, legendary group Alabama — Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry — and Carrie Underwood. It was the first time a No. 1 party had been held on the Opry stage.

During the celebration for ‘Remind Me,’ Brad recalled contacting Carrie for the first time about the song, which he co-wrote with Chris DuBois and Kelley Lovelace. “When I called her, we just had the idea and the melody. I knew I wanted to do a question and answer kind of thing, with Carrie interrupting me, sort of like it would be in real life. So I’m mumbling lyrics to her and then I say, ‘Here is where you sing ‘remind me,’ can you do that?’ And she sings it to me in this angelic voice and I knew that was it. I said, ‘Are you in?’ and she said, ‘I guess, as long as you get it to where you are happy with it.’”

Read more at The Boot

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s ‘Q’Viva: The Chosen’: First Broadcast Partners Announced

Despite their July split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s Latin talent show ¡Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN will go on — as soon as first quarter in 2012, XIX Entertainment announced today.

The Simon Fuller-owned company also revealed its first three broadcast network partners for the program, which include Univision, Televisa and Caracol TV in the U.S., Mexico and Colombia, respectively.

A total of 21 countries are slated to carry the show, which is currently being filmed in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Univision, one of the top five networks in the U.S. irrespective of language, will air one-hour weekly episodes of ¡Q’VIVA! in Spanish. Official sponsors for ¡Q’VIVA! include American Airlines and Blackberry.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Simon Cowell voted ‘most punchable’ celebrity

Simon Cowell has been voted as the most `punchable’ celebrity by fitness centre Gymbox. After the results of the new poll, the company hired a Cowell lookalike so members can go two rounds with the music mogul.

The London-based gym offers members a ‘Human Punchbag’ workout, which uses an actual person inside a large punchbag to give a unique form of encouragement. Piers Morgan came in second place, with Katie Price, David Cameron and Cher Lloyd completed the top five.

Read more at STV

Glee star Cory Monteith set to be Grand Marshal of Vancouver Grey Cup Festival Parade

VANCOUVER – Cory Monteith, star of the hit TV series Glee, will be the Grand Marshal of this year’s Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade scheduled for Saturday, November 26 in downtown Vancouver.

“Cory, who grew up in Victoria on Vancouver Island, represents the fun and joy that will be a family day at the 2011 Grey Cup Festival.” said Phil Reimer, Chairman of the Safeway Grey Cup Festival Parade in a news release. “The entire day will be filled with events for all ages.”

Read more at the Vancouver Sun

Matthew Morrison to direct Glee Christmas Special

Question: We’ve known for a while that there is going to be another holiday album this year for Glee. But will the music make it onto an actual episode? Or is doomed to only live on in my iTunes library? —Casey
Ausiello: There’s a pretty good chance that the tunes will make it on air since I can officially confirm that Glee is doing a Christmas episode this December. And it looks like this will be the one directed by Mr. Schue himself, Matthew Morrison.

Read more at TV Line

Carson Kressley:’We Came, We Saw, We Bedazzled’

“We came, we saw, we bedazzled,” explained Carson in his trademark humor. “We had a great time and I know we we’re a lot of people’s favorites.”

The funnyman says he cherished his time on the floor, realizing that although he’s going home, he’s “in really great company” with the “amazing dancers” that we’re voted off in the weeks prior. “I never thought I’d be here in week 5.”

More at ETOnline

Carson Kressley Says Goodbye to Tight-knit ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast

“At the end when they played the montage, I was like, oh my god, I died,” he said backstage after his elimination. “I even started to well up a little bit. Am I going to fade out and there’s going to be a date?”

Instead of an “in memoriam,” the house band started to play Wham’s “Careless Whisper” — it was ’80s week, after all — and Kressley immediately objected to the lyrics.

“I am going to dance again,” he said, clutching parnter Anna Trebunskaya. “We’re gonna go to nationals, dammit!”

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Backstage at DWTS: Wow. You Just Have to Hear How the Cast Really Feels About Tonight’s Eliminee…

Turns out, Carson Kressley, who became the fifth star to be eliminated this season, just might go down as the most-like contestant ever in the history of DWTS, at least according to his fellow cast and crew members.

Calling him “our muse,” “the glue the held us together,” “the funniest guy I’ve ever met” and “the most genuine of anyone on the show,” Carson’s DWTS co-stars were all visibly upset to see the Queer Eye fashionista going home, and made sure the press on hand knew how much he has meant to them.

Read more at EOnline

  • HermeticallySealed

    Simon Cowell has been voted as the most `punchable’ celebrity by fitness centre Gymbox.

    Did they really need a poll to figure this out? I thought it went without saying.

  • mickeybordentwo

    I hope Scotty brought his raincoat and umbrella. It sounds like a nasty day in St. Louis.

  • x57x

    If Scotty pulls it off this might help Scotty with male music buyers.

    Good luck Scotty.

  • x57x

    I loved Carson on DWTS. I was hoping it would be Rob or Chaz…sorry, but they are not that entertaining or consistent.

  • LadyBeBop

    MJ (and everyone else), you might want to set your DVRs for 7:30. That’s when the pre-game show begins. First pitch is at 8:05, so I would think the National Anthem would be sometime before 8.

    mickeybordentwo says:
    10/19/2011 at 10:19 am
    I hope Scotty brought his raincoat and umbrella. It sounds like a nasty day in St. Louis.

    And I’m sure FOX (and Simon Cowell) does not want to hear that. They don’t want any rain delay to mess with the first live show next Tuesday. If tonight’s game is rained out, it would affect FOX’s scheduling this Friday (2nd game will be played then). But if we get more than one rain out, it could affect Tuesday.

    The X-Factor got a bad break in the Cardinals making the World Series over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers play in a retractable dome stadium; thus no rainouts.

  • dy77

    I listened to Carrie’s stream last night (actually I tuned in for Hunter opening, but stayed on for Carrie). I’m not a big fan but she sounded so good live.

    By the way, Lauren fans, she’ll be at the Opry on Saturday.

  • chili1000

    That is interesting news from Siobhan’s camp. I hope it turns into something meaningful for her as I’m looking forward to her being able to extend her reach outside of New England.

  • Trina

    So they heard James’ single and reviewed it
    http://t.co/cdRXmJmN
    Pop/rock and formulaic. Not shocked but can we have a damn leak already?

    oh ok there it is…wasnt there when i first got the page in my google alert. Um :x

  • Elliegrll

    moved

  • https://twitter.com/MatejaPraznik Mateja

    Savan_Kotecha Savan Kotecha
    I just heard about Westlife’s split next year. They were the first artists believe in me as a songwriter and gave me my first real break.

    Westlife are done. Who will Louis Walsh manage now?

  • windmills

    dy77: I listened to Carrie’s stream last night (actually I tuned in for Hunter opening, but stayed on for Carrie). I’m not a big fan but she sounded so good live.

    Must’ve had something to do with who was at the mixing boards ;)

    @mikefisher1212:

    Mixing it up side stage at the Opry. Trying to make this artist sound reasonable. http://twitpic.com/72g250

  • Fullmoon

    SkylarGrey Skylar Grey
    If I had a baby with @adamlambert would our child be the lead singer of @tokiohotel ? bit.ly/q6zqkB

    Hehe, can I hope and wish for a collab with these two. Please.

  • wellhesback

    really nice David Cook interview that was posted above. hope he keeps touring til I can see him again. He is a fantastic live performer.

  • LexieN

    Scotty picks Josh Hamilton as one to look out for and Josh sends a shout out back…

    http://mlbfancave.mlb.com/fancave/index.jsp?content=article&content_id=25710122#fbid=CUtNO3fiFrE

  • jonnyk

    David Archuleta just came back from Japan for Foster Festival, and rumors have it that Bangkok in Thailand is the next destination for a show. He said on the vlog that the flood situation there is pretty dangerous and he expressed concerns for their safety in Thailand. So the scheduled trip to Thailand, Oct 28-29 is postponed. I am sure all Thai fans know David loves Thai food!!!

  • LexieN
  • music78girl

    The CMN charity event that David mentioned he will be attending (from his vlog):

    Children’s Miracle Awards presented by Delta Air Lines
    Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:30 pm
    The Children’s Miracle Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, is a formal event that honors outstanding pediatric caregivers at the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Meredith Vieira will serve as the Awards’ emcee, with a vocal performance by David Archuleta, a song by children’s hospital patient Eileen Garrido and a piano recital by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan.

    Its part of a full weekend of activities at Walt Disney World in Florida for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals charity. More info here.

  • Sassycatz

    David Cook is performing at a Portland radio station (95.5 Live, The Bing Lounge) in about 40 minutes (3:00 p.m. pacific time/6:00 p.m. eastern time). It’s being live streamed:

    http://www.live955.com/10/19/11/Live-Experience-in-The-Bing-Lounge/landing.html?blockID=558002&feedID=10040