Biggest Furniture Show Yet Features Idol’s Skylar Laine – Tupelo, Miss. – The Tupelo Furniture Market, one of the largest furniture trade shows in the United States, will open Building No. 1 of its six buildings to the public for a big show featuring American Idol contestant Skylar Laine Feb. 6-9. – Read more at Hotty Toddy.com
Singer James Durbin embraces a poppier sound – Diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and Asperberger syndrome as a youth, singer James Durbin left high school before graduating and never looked back. Durbin, who finished fourth in Season 10 of American Idol, now has a recording contract and his catchy new single “Parachute” is generating some anticipation for this forthcoming album, Celebrate. His current tour includes stops at The Rock Factory in Akron on Tuesday and at the Agora Ballroom on Wednesday. When asked about how he was able to overcome those obstacles, he says determination was a key. – Read more at Cleverscene.com
Jordin Sparks: Friars Club Roast Performer! – Jordin Sparks keeps it classic in an all-black ensemble as she arrives at The Friars Club Roast held at The Waldorf Astoria on Wednesday afternoon (January 30) in New York City. The 24-year-old singer performed at the event, which honored former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason. – Read more at JustJaredJr
Barbie and Fifth Harmony Kick-Off a Multi-Tiered Partnership in 2014 – Inspired by the Barbie brand tagline, “With Barbie, Anything is Possible™,” the world’s most popular doll is debuting a new brand anthem to kick off 2014. Serving as a positive, empowering beacon for girls around the world, the high-energy, catchy pop song will be voiced by all-girl group and music sensation Fifth Harmony. The partnership with Epic Records / SYCO recording artists Fifth Harmony includes today’s global debut of the lyric music video on Barbie.com, followed by the launch of a music video and a Fifth Harmony Barbie doll collaboration. – Read more at Yahoo.com
Carly Rae Jepsen & Owl City — Still Waging Battle Over ‘Good Time’ … Publishing Co. Releases $800K – Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City are in a dog fight over their hit track “Good Time” — battling another artist who claims they ripped her off … and now we’ve learned more than $800,000 hangs in the balance. Singer Ally Burnett sued Carly, Owl City, their label, publishing company and others … for copyright infringement back in 2012, claiming “Good Time” copied her song “Ah, It’s a Love Song.” There’s been no ruling in the case yet, but publishing company BMI has reached an agreement with Ally … placing $804,156 — royalties from “Good Time” — in escrow. In return Ally agreed to drop her suit against the company. – Read more at TMZ
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo Backstage at 106 & Park
Jordin tweeted a photo with her honey, Jason Derulo, backstage at the BET show, 106 & Park.
The caption with the Instagram photo read, “Me & my babe @jasonderulo backstage @106andpark yesterday.”