Idol Headlines 2/10/11 – The Evening Edition

Jason Castro’s concert tonight in Dallas was canceled. The good news? He’s got some new concert dates! Check them out right HERE.

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According to Crystal Bowersox’s husband, Brian Walker, via twitter, they will be attending the Grammys in Los Angeles on Sunday!

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Adam Lambert will be on Radio Sophie tomorrow morning at 7:10 pt. Stream it HERE.

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Rosie O’Donnell tweets, “So sweet! @crystalbowersox sang @Rosie an exclusive song she wrote for her son that isn’t even on the album!”

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Lee DeWyze Live Ustream with Billy Bush

This will only be live for awhile! Performances of “Earth Stood Still” and “Sweet Serendipity” bookended the interview.



Video streaming by Ustream

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Crystal Bowersox performs “Farmer’s Daughter for Rosie Radio!Via Rosie.com

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Clay Aiken shoots ‘True’ with an album drawn from the classics

“We definitely had an era we wanted to hold onto, and the Rat Pack wasn’t it, although it’s very close, ” he said. “Michael Bublé is a good friend of mine, but I felt there was a faction of that ’50s and ’60s era that he wasn’t tapping into. There’s a coolness that comes from the Rat Pack, and I’m not going to kid anybody by thinking I’m the coolest person in the room.

“Guys like Perry Como and Andy Williams who had a very different vibe. Songs like ‘Unchained Melody’ and ‘Moon River’ and ‘Misty’ — those are the songs I gravitated toward most, the love songs from the ’50s and ’60s. And so the question became, how do we fill in around them?”

Read more at The Daily Times
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First Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament to Benefit Foundation’s Better Hearing Mission and Hearing Aid Distribution Efforts in Africa for Children in Need

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Stars from the gridiron, poker world, Hollywood and the music industry put their cards on the table February 18 and 19, 2011 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas for the first annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament Raise Your Hand for Africa. Benefitting the Starkey Hearing Foundation, dedicated to building better lives for the hearing impaired by providing hearing instruments to those in need; and PROS FOR AFRICA, a non-profit relief organization providing basic needs to the children of Africa, this inaugural event will fund combined African missions by both organizations.

Presented by Poker Legend Phil Hellmuth Jr. and World Poker Entertainment, along with event co-hosts Larry Fitzgerald Jr. (Arizona Cardinals) and Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), poker fans and sports enthusiasts are invited to meet, greet, party and play with some of the world’s best known pros and celebrity poker players including actors Steve Martin, Don Cheadle, Kevin Sorbo, Verne Troyer, Lou Ferrigno, and Kenny Johnson; musical artists Jordin Sparks, Gabe Saporta and Sam Moore; football stars Bernard Berrian (Minnesota Vikings), Visanthe Shiancoe (Minnesota Vikings), Chris Canty (New York Giants), Mark Clayton (St. Louis Rams), Larry Johnson (Washington Redskins), Curtis Lofton (Atlanta Falcons), Bryant McKinnie (Minnesota Vikings), and Roy Williams (Cincinnati Bengals); and poker pros Annie Duke, Liz Lieu and Michelle Lau.

Read more at PR Newswire

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Justin Guarini to Take over the Role of Will in American Idiot

The producers of AMERICAN IDIOT announced today that Davey Havok (lead vocalist of the American rock band AFI) is set to join the cast for a limited two week engagement as “St. Jimmy” on March 1, 2011. In addition, Justin Guarini (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will play the role of “Will, ” and current and original Broadway cast members Van Hughes and Libby Winters will take over the roles of “Johnny” and “The Extraordinary Girl, ” respectively on March 1, 2011 at The St. James Theatre, 246 W 44th Street.

“Justin blew us away in his audition and I am thrilled to have him join the company of American Idiot, ” says director and co-book writer Michael Mayer. “And, of course, I’m proud and excited to have Van and Libby, original Broadway cast members who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into the show over the past year, move into these lead roles.”

Read more at Broadway World

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Sanjaya Malakar talks off-Broadway debut, first full-length album, and new ‘American Idol’ panel

“It’s a kids’ book, but the story pertains to everyone. It’s about people with insecurities, and everyone at some point has some kind of insecurity, ” Malakar told EW this afternoon before heading to his first rehearsal. (He arrived in New York yesterday.) He’ll take on the role of Danny through May 28. “He’s the jock in school. He’s cool. Everyone thinks he’s awesome. He’s good at all the sports and gets all the girls. But really, he’s just like everyone else. He wants to be smarter. Everyone wants to be a little different than what they are. But in the end, you realize that you’re perfect just the way that you were made, ” he says. Danny excels at basketball, and, fortunately, it’s the one sport Malakar played. “I played basketball a little bit, but I was never really amazing, ” he clarifies. “It’s definitely some work getting the choreography down, but I enjoy a challenge like that. We’re dribbling to the beat. I have dribbled a basketball in my day, so it makes it a little easier.” If Danny is “cool, ” does that mean we could see a return of the infamous pony hawk? Malakar has yet to discuss Danny’s hairstyle with producers. “I would assume that it would be a little more mild because the show is about a group of 7-year-olds in school, ” he says, laughing. “I assume it would be however 7-year-olds wear their hair.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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The Power of Perseverance: Interview with David Archuleta On His Book and Music

You might know David Archuleta mostly for his soulful, relatable music, but did you know he also wrote an inspirational book that was on the New York Times Bestsellers List? The American Idol runner-up penned Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance where he shares the unexpected journey from the competition to his successful singing career, and how he overcame obstacles like vocal cord paralysis to achieve his dream of being a singer. Dreamer ENT’s media partner The Valder Beebe Show spoke to David about the success of the book and of his recent music; read and listen to what he had to say below:

Watch the videos at Dreamerent.com

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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘On the Floor’ Video Preview — EXCLUSIVE

Read more at Just Jared

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‘Glee’ Creator Ryan Murphy Being Eyed To Direct ‘Annie’ Remake

With Will Smith looking to launch daughter Willow’s film career with a remake of “Annie, ” it only makes sense that he would turn to the man who helped repopularize the musical genre for the American audience to help him. Enter “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, who Deadline.com reports is in negotiations to direct the project.

In addition to his work with “Glee, ” Murphy is as highly regarded at Sony Pictures — the studio that’s overseeing the “Annie” remake — as Smith is, which is likely what helped him land the gig. He directed this past summer’s Julia Roberts drama “Eat, Pray, Love” for Sony, and the studio was so impressed with him that they signed a $5 million deal for him to direct another picture with the movie star. And Murphy’s success with songs from musicals like “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “Wicked” has led him to be courted to helm film versions of those productions as well.

Read more at MTV.com

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