HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 PEEPS.
Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Danny Gokey appears on the Tampa Bay FL Lightning hockey team concert series. Danny will perform after the 7:30 pm game.
- Carrie Underwood performs at the Borgata in Altlantic City NJ, 8 pm.
- Fantasia performs the final show of her “Back To Me” tour with Eric Benet & Kandi tonight at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO.
Danny Gokey performs at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on February 18 at 8 pm.
Crystal Bowersox and Frankie May will perform at the @IntlCES event in Las Vegas, NV on Thurs. Jan. 6. (Via @GinaOrr)
More Headlines after the JUMP…
@IdolsNow: “JUSTIN GUARINI & NICK MITCHELL were invited backstage guests at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.”
Idols, DWTS pros visit Orphanage in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
DWTS pro Louis Van Amstel tweets, “Now we r gonna stop by the Casa Hogar orphanage. My friend Ted Hannig had his local church in Redwood city donate 2500 dollars…Michael Johns is singing is heart out for the orphans…”
Louis, plus a slew of DWTS dancers and Idols Michael Johns, Melinda Doolittle and Rickey Smith performed a concert at a Cabo San Lucas resort New Year’s Eve.
You can see a blurry photo of everyone at the orphanage today HERE.
St. Petersburg’s ‘First Night’ sparkles into 2011
Thousands turned out for the outdoor party Friday night that included fireworks, music and a performance by American Idol finalist and St. Petersburg native Michael Lynche.
St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster introduced Lynche at the First Night Finale Stage in North Straub Park, capping off a full night of fun on 25 stages throughout downtown.
“For the past 17 years First Night has been a fantastic way to ring in the new year, ” said Foster. “This year having Mike Lynche, our hometown Idol, sing us into 2011 makes the celebration that much more special.”
Read more at cfnews13
Amarillo’s homegrown ‘idol’ a rising star
But appearing on the top-rated reality television show “American Idol” in front of more than 20 million viewers changed that overnight.
Her short, bright red hair and big green eyes became instantly recognizable to millions as she survived elimination to become one of the show’s 12 finalists.
Suddenly the 25-year-old Amarilloan was making the rounds on shows that draw Hollywood’s A-listers.
Read more at Amarillo.com
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony Are in ‘LOVE’
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony catch a performance of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage on Friday (December 31) in Las Vegas.
The 41-year-old will soon be getting ready for the new season of American Idol, which premieres on January 19!
See the photo at Just Jared
X Factor: Simon Cowell signs off €1million budget to make Mary Byrne a global star
Mary Byrne was ecstatic last night after Simon Cowell phoned from Barbados – to give her a €1million record deal.
The mega investment is set to make the X Factor star, 51, one of his biggest stars.
Cowell spent most of New Year’s Eve on the phone from his Carribean holiday home to plan Dubliner Mary’s future.
A source close to the former Tesco check-out girl said: “Simon thinks there’s a huge gap in the market for her.”
Read more at the Daily Mirror
Simon Cowell and Mezhgan Hussainy to set up home together
But things are looking good for Mezhgan Hussainy after the X factor judge revealed the couple are, finally, setting up home together.
And it could pave the way, whisper it, to a full-blown wedding.
Yep, 18 months after getting together, and almost a year after he got down on one slightly creaking knee, Si has let Mish share his space.
Before you can “happy new year”, the American make-up artist has sorted out her visa and is preparing to move into Simon’s West London mansion. The multi-millionaire mogul has told pals Mish will move in at the end of next month… on a trial basis.
Read more at the Daily Mirror
Come on, come on, Take That… and party! Gary Barlow and co. perform energetic set at private event in Barbados
Tickets for their tour sold out in a matter of hours when they went on sale late last year.
But on Wednesday night a select group of fans were treated to an exclusive performance from the man band as they took to the stage for a 35-minute set at Simon Cowell’s private pre-New Year party in Barbados.
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange performed hits including Back For Good and Pray, although one member was noticeably absent in the form of Robbie Williams, who was seeing in 2011 with wife Ayda in Los Angeles.
Read more at the Daily Mail