Idol Headlines 08/22/11

Daughtry is set to play Live at the Vineyard in the Napa Valley, on November 5. The only way to attend is to win tickets. More information HERE. Many Idols, including Kris Allen and Crystal Bowersox have performed at this weekend event.

Haley Reinhart will possibly begin recording her debut album TODAY, she said in an interview with 98.5 KRZ backstage at last night’s Idols live show in Wilkes-Barre. Listen to the interview below:

Haley interview

American Idol 2010 to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Aug 22, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — What: American Idol 2010 will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Winner and Finalists of American Idol 2010 will ring the Closing Bell.

Where: NASDAQ MarketSite — 4 Times Square — 43rd & Broadway — Broadcast Studio

When: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 — 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

Watch the LIVE Feed HERE.

Read more at Marketwatch

Michael Johns goes back in time at Tin Roof Cantina

Michael Johns spent every weekend from 1998 to 2002 singing cover songs during the heyday of Buckhead Village nightlife as a regular at CJ’s Landing.

He’d croon for hours in front of the drunken 20-something hordes, learning hundreds of rock songs. He eventually left for Los Angeles in 2002 seeking rock star fame (and even then, he’d return to Atlanta regularly to do gigs.). He nabbed record deals but the records themselves fell through. In 2007, he tried out for “American Idol” and made it on the show season 7, finishing eighth.

Johns, an Australia native, still has plenty of friends in Atlanta and visits at least once a year. “It’s great to be home in Atlanta, ” he told the crowd after starting his gig with Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” and Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer. “It’s insane!”

Photos, Videos at Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jennifer Lopez: ‘Papi’ Shoot with Max and Emme!

Jennifer Lopez greets her children Max and Emme on the set of her latest music video “Papi” on Sunday (August 21) in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old entertainer was on location filming for the music video when her twins arrived as a special surprise!

See the photos at Just Jared

‘Dancing with the Stars’ The MULTI-MILLION Dollar Makeover

“Dancing with the Stars” is getting a MASSIVE upgrade this season — and TMZ has learned … the entire layout of the set will be changed … to the tune of $3 MILLION!

Sources tell us … the COOLEST change will affect the audience … because producers are swapping out the boring bleacher seats for a TRIPLE-TIERED balcony-styled arrangement … kinda like where the old grumpy guys sit on “The Muppets.”

Another cool change — the massive staircase in the middle of the stage will have the ability to SPLIT into TWO halves … which will reveal the orchestra pit.

Read more at TMZ

Jimmy Fallon Returning to Host ‘SNL’

Jimmy Fallon will return to “Saturday Night Live” to host the show Dec. 17 with musical guest Michael Bublé.

“I’ve never forgotten where I came from, ” said the “”Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” host. “That’s why I’m so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Times program December 17th on HGTV.”

Fallon, a six-year “SNL” vet who began hosting “Late Night” in 2009, also hosted last year’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Read more at The Wrap

Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Claims 7th Victim

Meagan Toothman, a 24 year old cheerleading coach from Ohio, has become the seventh person to die from injuries sustained from the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. Fox 59 reports Toothman died shortly before midnight on Sunday.

More at Country Music is Love

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