Daughtry plays at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City for the Musicians On Call event on February 16, 2011. More information HERE.
Today’s Idol Appearances
- Crystal Bowersox performs on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno NBC 11:35/10:35c
- Danny Gokey appears on the CMT Top 20 Countdown 11 am.
- David Archuleta performs at the KOSI Jingle Jam, on 12/10, 8:00 am at The Hard Rock Café in Denver. It’s a private invite only, listeners must win to get in.
- Jordin Sparks will appear at the JohnJay and Rich 2010 Christmas Wish-a-thon at 8 am, Tempe, AZ Marketplace.
- Kris Allen performs at the KISS 101.3 Jingle Ball in San Francisco, CA
- The Hollywood Christmas Parade, featuring Ace Young and Taylor Hicks airs on the Hallmark Channel 8 am.
- Danny Gokey sings the National Anthem at the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas NV. More information HERE.
- Danny Gokey performs a private concert at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
- Josh Gracin performs at Carols by Candlelight at the California Center For The Arts in Escondido, CA
to celebrate the arrival of the American Idol Video Slots
Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Today was the BEST Hollywood Day EVER. Check it out with any of your friends who were there. It had drama, comedy, tension and GREAT singing”
Katie Stevens is in Portugal to perform at Portugal Idol. She tweets, “just had rehearsal for Portugal Idol! All the contestants are so sweet!!! pretty cool! I’m gonna be in the 3 major magazines in portugal!! I have a photo shoot today! woohoo!!! excited = me!”
Andrew Garcia was on TMZ yesterday. He tweets, “Goodnight my lovely twitter birds:) haha you heard it from me on TMZ my album will be out in February!”
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Danny Gokey on CMT Top 20 Countdown
Guitarist David Immerman tweets, “Just played the most random charity show with @AllisonIraheta on rodeo dr in beverly hills! Sweet gift bag courtesy of Genlux magazine!”
Adam Lambert on Daily Mouloud – France
Singer/Songwriter Crystal Bowersox Set to Release Debut Album ‘Farmer’s Daughter’ on December 14th
NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Bowersox will release her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter (19 Recordings/Jive Records) on December 14th. The 2010 American Idol runner-up’s debut includes the single and video Farmer’s Daughter (click to listen) produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach). Bowersox will kick off release week with a slew of high profile television appearances starting with Friday’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis & Kelly December 13th, The Ellen DeGeneres Show December 16th and Chelsea Lately on December 22. While in New York, Bowersox will be a part of CitySights NY holiday initiative, donating much needed gifts to children in need. Bowersox will take part in the joy of handing out toys and singing songs from her new album including a holiday classic or two.
Currently, fans can listen to the exclusive online album premiere of Farmer’s Daughter on Aol.com now! Link to: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/3
Read more at PRNewswire
Crystal Bowersox: The Reality Rocks Interview, Pt. 2
But now the tale of their unusual six-year, on/off courtship–basically a flirtatious, tension-filled friendship that turned romantic over this past summer, culminating in their October 11 wedding–is finally being told on Crystal’s stellar debut LP, Farmer’s Daughter. Many of the love songs on the album were in fact written before “Idol” by a frustrated Crystal in attempt to get Brian’s attention, and the album ties together nicely with their co-penned duet “Mason,” in which the newlyweds warble to each other, “I wanna be your mason, baby/I wanna build a life with you.” Aw.
Read more at Yahoo Music
Former “Idol” Brooke White “Surprised” She Landed TV Movie Role
“It’s completely unexpected,” White, 27, tells TooFab. “It was not like I was actively seeking out roles or auditioning. It took me by surprise! I worked with Randy Jackson on a couple of the soundtracks for [Fox's] ‘Family Movie Night’ movies, but I never actually anticipated being in one.”
After meeting the producer at an event at which Jackson also attended, White says they suggested she audition for the movie, in which she plays a singer who cares for her friend’s four children after an accident. The movie also stars Phylicia Rashad, and Jackson makes a cameo.
Read more at TooFab
Tyler & Lopez Bring Their Personal Style to “Idol”
Jennifer Lopez is turning “American Idol” into her personal fashion show — and was spotted arriving to set yesterday in some seriously stylish clothes.
After showing up in some killer black boots and white cutout dress for day one of Hollywood week, Lopez popped up yesterday in some sexy stilettos, white pants and a fur coat.
Fellow judge Steven Tyler was spotted at the Pasadena set as well, rocking one of his trademark scarves as he waved to (and flipped off) fans.
See the photos at TooFab
Slots Hit MGM Resorts Casino Floors This Week; Game Launch Celebrated with Private Danny Gokey Concert
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology’s (NYSE: IGT) star-studded American Idol® MultiPLAY(TM) video slots have arrived at MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) properties as part of a 30-day exclusive partnership between the two companies. The MGM Resorts and IGT duo gives MGM Resorts access to the American Idol® video slots and highlights the power of game manufacturers and properties working together to create unforgettable player experiences.
To help kick off the 30-day exclusive, MGM Resorts and IGT are rewarding MGM Resorts’ Players Club members with access to a private Danny Gokey concert at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 10. Gokey’s debut album, My Best Days (released on March 2), was the biggest first-week number in 18 years for a debut by a country male. MGM Players Club members will have the opportunity to receive two tickets to the concert by cashing in 250 Players Club points.
Read more at sys-con
Frankie Muniz and Jordin Sparks the JohnJay and Rich 2010 Christmas Wish-a-thon, Tempe, AZ Marketplace.
Jennifer Hudson: Ambassadors for Humanity Gala Girl
She’s always looking for ways to help others, and last night (December 9) Jennifer Hudson was spotted performing at the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Hollywood.
The “American Idol” alum looked fabulous in a black satin dress as she took the stage to benefit the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.
See the Photos at Gossip Center
Bradenton, FL Benefit to help clinic in Haiti
“Then there is the unstable political situation on top of all that. It has been one thing after another,” said Edison Senat, an official with Hope Outreach International, a nonprofit humanitarian and development organization. “There is a lot of frustration there.”
HOI is hoping Saturday’s 7 p.m. fundraiser will provide help. Hometown star Syesha Mercado will perform at “A Celebration of Hope Christmas Banquet” at Renaissance on Ninth.
The goal is to raise $60,000 to support a medical clinic in Lamothe. It will provide medical care for more than 10,000 people and nine surrounding communities.
Read more at Bradenton.com
Gene Simmons on ‘Idol’: “I Don’t Think Jennifer Lopez is Going to Mean a Thing”
Gene shared with OK!, “I don’t think Jennifer Lopez is going to mean a thing. Because you can dance and stuff, you don’t write songs, your own records. You’re a performer. I don’t take respectfully I don’t take her seriously as being able to spot new talent. So, you can sing, you can dance, that’s nice. But Tyler’s the real deal. He’s not shy. What you really want to do is to have somebody get up there because most people are delusional because they go up there and they’re like I’m as good as Ethel Murman.”
Read more at OK
Simon Cowell hits back at Paul Weller over ‘X Factor’ comment – video
Simon Cowell has hit back at Paul Weller for criticising TV talent shows.
The X Factor mogul said that the former Jam man was not even worthy of an appearance on the ITV show because, according to Cowell, he has failed to “put out a good record”.
Scroll down and click below to watch video footage of the interview with Cowell.
The Modfather had previously criticised talent shows such as The X Factor for being “very cheap programming and the lowest common denominator stuff”.
See the Video at NME
Lea Michele: Glee’s Newest Football Player?
Lea Michele joins her castmates Cory Monteith and Chord Overstreet on the football field in full uniform while filming scenes for Glee on Thursday (December 9) in Los Angeles.
Could Rachel Berry possibly be the newest member of McKinley High’s football team?
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss stood in the stands and cheered on the team during the game.
See the photos at Just Jared