The two-day I Heart Music Festival begins tonight in Las Vegas Nevada. You can watch Green Day, Rihanna, Miranda Lambert and more at THIS LIVE LINK beginning at 7 pm PDT.
The American Idol Top 10 performed their last American Idol Live concert in Manilla today. The concert began at about 7:30 am EDT.
Casey James, JB and the Moonshine Band to Lead 2012 Taste of Country Christmas Tour – Casey James will bring fellow Texans JB and the Moonshine Band on the road with him this fall as they take the Taste of Country Christmas Tour across the southern United States. The 11-stop run pairs two of the hottest young acts in country music on a trip through Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Tickets for the 11 shows go on sale Sept. 28 through TicketFly.com. For information on specific shows, visit James’ or JB and the Moonshine Band‘s websites. – Read more at Taste Of Country
Carrie Underwood plans to take latest tour over the top – “I’m a competitive person, so I want it to be bigger and better,” she says during a phone call from tour rehearsal in Atlanta. “We’ll take elements that really worked in the last show and build those up. Way back when I was going to concerts (I would have to sit in the back), so I want to give them something really special, too. We have a way to get back there this time, because it worked so well with the truck last time. But we changed it up.” She’s also added some new and unexpected elements this go-around. Underwood participated in a series of planning meetings where she learned about new technology and just what today’s cutting-edge tools could bring to her live show. – Read more at The Tennessean
Christina Aguilera Covers ‘Billboard’ Magazine! – Christina Aguilera looks stunning on the cover of Billboard magazine’s September 29 issue. The 31-year-old singer opened up to the mag about her upcoming album Lotus and her position as a judge/mentor on The Voice. We can’t wait to read what Christina had to say! – See the photo at Just Jared
Constantine Maroulis Takes the Two Faces of Jekyll and Hyde on the Road – Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis found himself drawing on personal experience to approach the dual role in the revised revival of the Broadway-bound musical thriller Jekyll and Hyde. For Constantine Maroulis, this could very well be the moment. Maroulis, who shot to fame on “American Idol” and received a 2009 Tony Award nomination for his work in Rock of Ages, is portraying the title roles in the reconceived, Broadway-bound production of the musical Jekyll & Hyde. – Read more at Playbill
BWW Interviews: Constantine Maroulis Gives Inside Scoop on JEKYLL & HYDE – Anticipation for the revived and revised version Frank Wildhorn’s acclaimed musical JEKYLL & HYDE is building in Houston, TX. The tour opened in La Mirada, California on September 7, 2012 and will be make a whirlwind stop in San Diego, California before coming home to Houston in October. To give me the inside scoop on this new Broadway-bound production, Constantine Maroulis, starring in the titular dual roles, chatted with me from La Mirada. As a contestant on the 2005 American Idol season, you became a recognizable star in the making. How has your life changed since you were on Idol? – Broadway.com
Mario to be ‘X’ host – Mario Lopez, host of the nightly entertainment news show “Extra,” is expected to be named the new host of Simon Cowell’s “X Factor” — and it may be as soon as this weekend. He will pair up with Khloe Kardashian — an emceeing odd couple — when ”X Factor” begins live shows next month, according to sources. Cowell has a longtime relationship with “Extra” — starting with his ex-girlfriend, Terri Seymour, who is a correspondent on the hit show. – Read more at The New York Post
Piers Morgan Slams The Latest Season Of ‘America’s Got Talent’ On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ (VIDEO) – For the first six season of “America’s Got Talent,” Piers Morgan was a judge. Or, as he put it on “Late Night,” “when it was successful.” Morgan doesn’t have a problem with his replacement Howard Stern — he said he loves him — but he wasn’t too thrilled with the act that took home the top prize. “Now Howard said he was going to find ‘world-class talent,'” Morgan said. “Here they are: the winners of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ two stupid dogs.” – Read more at Huffington Post