America’s Got Talent begins their New Jersey-based live shows tonight at 8 pm.
According to LifeOfTheRichandFamous, FOX hasn’t formally announced it yet, but the network is tapping X Factor judge, Demi Lovato to host the Teen Choice Awards set to air on July 22. What is official? FOX issued a press release this morning announcing Justin Bieber as one of the performers. Because, the Biebs has been really underexposed lately…don’t you think?
Phillip Phillips Reveals Details of Year-Long Kidney Crisis – “It’s the toughest year of my life,” Phillips tells PEOPLE, “but it’s going to be exciting, too.” It all started a year ago, just as Phillips was auditioning for Idol. After experiencing abdominal pain, he was diagnosed with two large kidney stones. Over the course of the season, but away from the cameras, he quietly underwent seven painful procedures including a five-hour surgery earlier this month to remove more stones and restructure some of his damaged anatomy. “This one’s supposed to fix me,” he says. Watch the Video at People
Kelly Clarkson on The Crush UK 2-7-12
“You’re like the weird clown who scares children” – Kelly. This interview is both bizarre and hilarious.
Adam Lambert interview: ‘I’ve figured out my place in music’ – After promoting his new album Trespassing across the States and taking it to the top of the charts, Adam Lambert has promptly flown out to the UK in the hope of doing it all again. We met up with the singer talk about the LP’s success, his upcoming shows with Queen and what he makes of Britney Spears judging on this year’s X Factor USA. You performed at the Royal Albert Hall last night. How did it go? “Really well, thanks! It’s a very intimidating venue as it’s so huge with a lot of history. It was great to play my music to a crowd who don’t necessarily know my music that well. There were some serious fans there, but the majority of the audience was hearing me for the first time, which is always a great experience.” – Read more at Digital Spy
David Cook not rooting for White Guy With Guitar – He might have started the White Guy With Guitar (WGWG) trend on “American Idol,” being the first of the last five AI winners who are male, Caucasian and strummed his way to the top. But that doesn’t mean David Cook is rooting for future hopefuls who fall in the same category. And he can’t be blamed for the ongoing trend that has denied the Idol crown from females and competitors of other ethnicities. – Read more at OMG
Casey James – featured artist of the month for McPherson guitars
“American Idol” finalist James Durbin heads for the Chesaning Showboat Rockfest determined to earn success – “I never wanted to be one of those people who got a lot of attention on ‘American Idol’ and then disappeared from view,” Durbin said. “The show is an opportunity, a stepping stone with the kind of exposure you’re not going to get anywhere else. “You’re being looked at, you’re being chosen to go on, and when it’s over, you’d better be ready to work your butt off.” – Read more at MLive
Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: Studio City Runners – Tending to their daily workout routine, happy couple Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald were spotted on a jog through Studio City, California this morning (June 29). Clad in a black ball cap, gray top, cropped black pants and gray tennis shows, the “Twilight” stunner kept close to her “American Idol” man as they duo ran a steady pace. – See the photos at Celebrity Gossip
Fantasia breaks down at birthday concert – An emotional Fantasia Barrino broke down in tears in front of hundreds of adoring fans during her performance at the Truth Is concert staged at the Ambassador Hotel, Port-of-Spain, on Saturday night. Allowing the tears to flow freely, the Grammy Award and 2004 American Idol winner had the crowd awestruck, as she cried while delivering her hit song Even Angels, from her third album Back To Me. – Read more at Guardian.Co.Tt
‘Smash’ star kicks off holiday show – Sure, she’s the star of “Smash” on NBC, the dramatized — or, more accurately, soap opera-ized — story of the making of a Broadway musical based on Marilyn Monroe’s life. Yes, despite the show’s insistence that Katharine McPhee deserves to play America’s bottle-blond sweetheart, the 31-year-old Hilty is so obviously the right person for the role that it is difficult to watch the program without shouting at your television. – TOB.com
Chris Colfer Gives the Girls at the Cool table a Rude Awakening.