The X Factor auditions continue tonight on FOX at 8/7c pm.
Today’s Scotty McCreery lyric preview from Windmills: “We can rock it out or we can lay low, get caught up in the night and the kissin’ slow.” Can you guess the song? She’ll reveal later!
An ‘Idol’ returns: Former Tulsan David Cook talks about new album, Cain’s show and love of QuikTrip – “It’s pretty perfect for me,” he said. He moved there just over a year ago. “I came out here with minimal contacts, and it’s quickly becoming a true, collaborative, full-on run for me.” On the heels of a recent single release, “Laying Me Low,” Cook doesn’t promise a new album release, at least, not just yet. In true indie fashion, he promises he’ll release it … soon. When the time is right. In the meantime, he said he will perform new music at Sunday’s concert, as well as his hits. – Read more at Tulsa World
Linda Ronstadt’s Surprising Views on ‘American Idol’ – Commenting on TV singing competitions in general, the singer of “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “When Will I Be Loved” and a string of other hits offers a broader perspective, saying: “I don’t think that competition is for art, I think it’s for horse races … they do, just like with pit bulls, they pit these singers against each other and they try to undermine each other and I think that’s terrible; it’s win at whatever price. … To me, I think it’s just a bad … I think it’s stupid.” – Read more at TV Week.com
‘The Voice’ will sound familiar in fifth season – Leapfrogging Idol among young adults was a “big shift,” says executive producer Mark Burnett. “The Voice is now really a step forward. I believe it’s young America’s show. It’s been great fun to have CeeLo and Christina back. Christina looks amazing. She looks like a professional athlete in her fitness,” while Levine and Shelton are “like a comedy act.” Green, a mere spectator for Season 4, sees some reasons why The Voice is holding up better than its rivals. “The blind auditions definitely separate it from the others,” he says. “It does boil down to a matter of casting and chemistry. Either of those things can be compatible or combustible. You’ve seen them be combustible, like on the other two shows.” The Voice, he insists, is “new and fresh, and we are all actually not artists in an afterglow. We are current.” – Read more at USA Today
HeeJun Brings the Love Back to Yahoo – HeeJun (he goes by just a single name now, much like Cher, Madonna, or Sting) recently dropped by Yahoo to give his first public acoustic performance of his new single, “Bring the Love Back,” along with his first post-“Idol” video interview. While the usual hilarity ensued, he did show that he’s serious about his career, as he talked about his new record label and forthcoming EP.
Read more at Yahoo.com
Allison Iraheta – Tonight Show Backstage
The Season 8 American Idol alum is performing with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band all week. Here she is back stage in a photo taken yesterday.
‘American Idol’ Alum Allison Iraheta Sits In With ‘Tonight Show’ Band for One-Week Run – “Rickey called me Monday morning and asked if I was available to step in,” explains Iraheta. “I received another call Monday night asking if I could also come in on Tuesday. Rickey called again Tuesday evening and asked if I could be a guest for the whole week. Who wouldn’t want to play with Rickey and the band for a week! They are like family and Rickey is one of the great ones.” By sitting in with Minor and his band for a Monday-Friday stint, Iraheta makes Tonight Show history as the only guest vocalist to sing with the show’s band for an entire week during Leno’s tenure. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Shelby Corn Maze looks like Kellie Pickler – Alice Pyron and her husband started operating corn mazes in the fall 12 years ago, as a way to make a little extra money for their chicken farming business. Each year, more than 7,000 people make their way in and out of the 8 acres of twists and turns cut into a corn field. But this year, Alice thought of a new design. “We were watching dancing with the stars, and said if she makes it, we’re going to put her in the maze,” Alice said of the idea to use a likeness of country music star Kellie Pickler.
Photo Coverage: Constantine Maroulis, Montego Glover & More Celebrate 10 Years of The Canal Room! – Earlier this week, Broadway favorites gathered to celebrate the Canal Room’s 10th anniversary with the Back To The Eighties Show along with Rock & Roll star Constantine Maroulis, Jessie’s Girl and surprise celebrity guests. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! – Read more at Broadwayworld.com
Ryan Seacrest’s Trick for Appearing Taller Revealed – Have you noticed that Ryan Seacrest looks taller lately? Life & Style has learned that the Million Second Quiz show host, 38, is going to great lengths to boost his height.
“He’s grown his hair out and has been quaffing it higher,” an insider tells the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now. “He was just so sick of looking like a little boy in front of the A-listers he interviewed on the red carpet.” – Read more at Life and Style
Revealed: How X Factor USA judge Paulina Rubio, 42, ‘split up marriage’ to snare Venezuelan toyboy lover, 28 – Simon Cowell isn’t the only The X Factor judge who has allegedly busted up a marriage lately. According to Star magazine, new Factor judge Paulina Rubio, 42, it reports, has also caused a couple to hit divorce court. In May the Latin American singer started dating Gerardo Bazua, 28, who she met on La Voz…Mexico, the South of the Border version of The Voice. But now it’s been revealed that he was married to his wife Yuriko Sandoval-Bazua when the singers started seeing each other. – Read more at Daily Mail
Q&A: Naya Rivera From ‘Glee’ on Her New Single, Big Sean and Nudity – You just released your first single. How long have you been waiting for this day?
I’ve been waiting for this day ever since I was a little girl. It’s always been my dream to release my own music. I love writing, and I wrote this song, so to see something that I’ve been wanting to do forever come true is amazing. Seeing my solo stuff on iTunes right now is blowing my mind. – Read more at Rolling Stone
Who Was Voted Out of Survivor? Jeff Probst Sizes Up the Blood vs. Water Competition – The returning players jump to an early lead, winning immunity and flint at the first immunity challenge. But will playing with a family member bring out a softer side in the contestants, or make them all the more competitive? It remains to be seen, but as the season gets underway, host Jeff Probst gave TVGuide.com his analysis of the 10 pairs: – Read more at TV Guide