Ruben Studdard was a special guest of Taylor Hicks at the Workplay Theater in Birmingham, AL tonight! He sang “Woman’s Gotta Have It”. Watch for video…
Ryan Seacrest tweets, “Still shooting @AmericanIdol idol hollywood week. Very emotional. judges are making some tough cuts. You will see this in january”
Crystal Bowersox tweets, “Kathy Griffin is a tiny little bundle of babe!. Just met her backstage at Chelsea Lately (who’s also a bad ass babe.) Show airs on Dec. 22!”
Katharine McPhee tweets, “Hey, Everyone! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the @VEVO Music Video Premiere of “It’s Not Christmas Without You” www.vevo.com”
‘American Idol’: Contestants will perform in Vegas after Hollywood week, Top 12 may start tweeting
EW has also confirmed that, once the show finds its Top 12 finalists, Idol producers are seriously mulling increasing the coverage of the contestants inside the fabled Idol house. The insider points out that with likely more minors than ever in the Top 12, thanks to the new lower 15-years-old age requirement, several parents and/or guardians will likely be living in the Idol house as well, and that could make for some compelling television. (What is more unclear, and may be for quite some time, is where that “house” will be located in Los Angeles.)
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
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Crystal Bowersox: The Reality Rocks Interview, Pt. 1
“I didn’t tell [the Idol producers] a lot of my story. I didn’t want to be like, ‘Oh, wah wah, look at me,'” the resilient single mother explained. “But I have a million stories of digging through garbage cans for food and sleeping on park benches…When my son was born, he slept in a Moses basket on my nightstand. I didn’t have money for a bassinet and all that…But he had love, constant love, and now he has all the fancy little things that make life fun. He’s getting a racecar bed for Christmas!”
Read more at Yahoo Music
‘American Idol’ video slots hit Vegas
American Idol contestants may travel to Las Vegas as part of the upcoming season’s competition, but Idol already has a presence in Sin City.
The American Idol video slots came out this week. The machines, which have LCD screens and MegaFX Surround Chairs, boast audition clips from former contestants. Last season’s judges’ panel — Randy Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell — also play a part in the game.
Read more at Idol Chatter
Kris Allen Interview on GOOM Radio
Kris Allen is an All ‘American’ Boy – New York Post
Kris Allen Interview on Mix1049 – 10 Dec 2010
David Archuleta’s “Who I Am” on The Amazing Race Asia
OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Sings Husband’s Praises
As just about everybody knows, Carrie Underwood married Mike Fisher this past summer. The tall, dark and handsome hockey player Mike Fisher. But Underwood loves Fisher because of so much more than just his rugged good looks. She recently gave CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan her litany of reasons why she loved Fisher so much. And it’s a pretty long list. “He’s just one of those people that you wanna be around, because he’s got this light around him. His energy and his focus is on God. He’s a great friend. He’s got like five zillion times as many real true friends as I do. He’s fun, honest and sweet,” Underwood said of her husband, with the unmistakable sound of newlywed bliss in her voice.
Read more at CMT
Jennifer Lopez: All About “American Idol”
Spending another day hard at work, Jennifer Lopez was spotted on the set of “American Idol” in Pasadena, CA on Thursday morning (December 9).
Looking chic as ever in a fluffy fur coat and oversized hoop earrings, the “Back-Up Plan” beauty chatted it up with fellow judges Randy jackson and Steven Tyler during the brief downtime.
See the photos at celebrity-gossip.net
Jennifer Lopez’s Tatler Russia Hotness
Kicking off the New Year with a sexy cover story, Jennifer Lopez is on the front of the January 2011 issue of Tatler Russia magazine.
The “Wedding Planner” babe goes with an animal print theme in the photo spread and looks like she’s genuinely having a great time.
See the Photos at celebrity-gossip.net
American Idol star to perform at Blaine PAC
Blaine high school’s wind ensemble could get an unexpected boost in their fundraising efforts this year after they garnered a special performance by American Idol star Timothy Urban.
Urban, who was a top 10 finalist of contestants in season nine of the FOX reality singing competition, will perform at 7 p.m. January 4 at the Blaine performing arts center to help raise money for the band’s annual trip to Japan on January 25. The band has accepted their third invitation to perform as the International Student Band at the 2011 Funabashi Musical Festival in Tokyo.
“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for these musicians,” Urban said. “I am very excited to be a part of this endeavor. It’s going to be great performing near my family in Washington and helping out the community of Blaine.”
Read more at the Northern Light
Frenchie Davis to Perform Sweet Soul Music at La Mirada Theatre
Los Angeles – Broadway veteran and American Idol alum Frenchie Davis will perform in Sweet Soul Music, a one night only concert at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 30 at 7:30pm.
The concert will feature the music of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Gladys Knight, under the musical direction of Gerald Sternbach. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Read more at TheaterMania
Exclusive: Ed O’Neill denies saying Jane Lynch didn’t deserve her Emmy
O’Neill’s statement reads in full: “Last week I spoke to a group of journalists and one quoted me supposedly saying of Jane Lynch, ‘I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part.’ I never said those words and transcripts of the press conference attest to that fact. Of course I root for my dear friends Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen (and all of my colleagues on our show) at Emmy time, but I absolutely never said, nor do I believe that Jane — whom I think is an enormous talent — was undeserving of the award. I reached out to her yesterday to ensure she knew I’d been misquoted but I wanted to clear this up publicly as well.”
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Simon Cowell aims to follow The X Factor with primetime ITV pop show
Simon Cowell is poised to launch a new Saturday night pop music show on ITV1, in what is likely to be regarded as an attempt to fill the void left by the demise of Top of the Pops.
The music mogul revealed today at a press conference ahead of this weekend’s The X Factor final that he was developing a “new show” for ITV1 that he said could showcase for British talent.
Although details were sketchy, Cowell tantalised reporters with a few hints immediately after the formal press conference broke up. “There is always room for more music … and we will be doing something on Saturday nights,” he said.
Read more at The Guardian