Idol Headlines for 2/5/15

Night two of American idol Hollywood Week airs at 8/7c PM on FOX.

THE TOXIC AVENGER Coming to Broadway in 2015, Starring Constantine Maroulis? – BroadwayWorld has just learned that THE TOXIC AVENGER, a musical which ran off Broadway in 2009, might be heading to Broadway at last. A revised version of the musical ran at Houston’s Alley Theatre in 2012, with hopes of a Broadway transfer. The project was directed by John Rando and featured music by Bon Jovi founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. The musical is reportedly aiming for a Broadway run in Fall 2015, with Constantine Maroulis reprising the role of Melvin. An official announcement has not yet been made. – Read more at Broadway.com

Jennifer Hudson: ‘Celebrities Feel Completely Alone’ -“The public doesn’t understand that celebrities are human too. That’s still a child that lost her Mom. With celebrity comes a spotlight and a limelight that you’re in,” Hudson said. “You’re always continually judged. And a lot of times — the majority of the time — celebrities feel completely alone.” Check out the full video excerpt about Bobbi Kristina and the private pressures and pain faced by celebrities here: – See the Video at the Wall Street Journal

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Lindsey Cardinale to Celebrate Silvercreek Signing at Bridgestone Arena, 2/26 – Since leaving “American Idol” in 2005, Lindsey Cardinale has continued performing steadily, not just on stage, but often on horseback. Now the country singer/songwriter and former rodeo roper is about to begin working on a new album, after signing with Silvercreek Records on Nashville’s Music Row. The Lindsey Cardinale Band (LCB) will celebrate their new contract with a performance during the February 26th game between the Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild at Bridgestone Arena. – Read more at BroadwayWorld.com

Darien native produces intro for record Super Bowl broadcast – “She’s on a physical stage, but everything else is created through design and animation,” Gioiella explained. “Traditionally it’s a big spectacle knowing how many people are going to watch it. So the concept involves creating a feeling of ‘this is the biggest thing on television that you can watch.’” Although the opening song is only 110 seconds long, a team of hundreds and careful collaboration between four different companies and Carrie Underwood herself was required to craft the sequence. “The process starts with conceiving an idea with the director, Tripp Dixon, at NBC Sports in Stamford,” Gioiella explained. “Then he has to present that to Carrie’s team and to the NFL and to the advertising sponsor, Verizon. Once all of their tweaks are incorporated, it comes together into something we look at through storyboards and design frames.” – Read more at Darien Times

BlackBerry wins a cool $860,000 from makers of Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboard – Back in January of 2014, BlackBerry sued the makers of the Typo, a hardware keyboard case for the iPhone. BlackBerry argued that the Typo violated its keyboard patents, and it’s not hard to see why the court eventually came down on BlackBerry’s side—the Typo is a clear imitation of the keyboard BlackBerry has been selling with its phones for years. The US District Court of Northern California ordered Typo to halt sales, and the injunction went into effect on April 15, 2014. However, Typo didn’t comply, and BlackBerry decided to pursue a contempt of court charge that the court has now upheld. Typo will pay BlackBerry an $860,000 fine plus other legal fees and costs. – Read more at Arstechnica.com

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