Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Paula Abdul appears on Late Show with David Letterman
David Cook tweets “…a new record teaser will be up tomorrow at www.davidcookofficial.com! Be sure to check it out!”
Via IdolsNow: “KIMBERLY CALDWELL starts a 2-month radio tour on Jan 5 to promote her new single, “Desperate Girls & Stupid Boys.”
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Kimberly Caldwell Talks Life After ‘American Idol’
Now, Caldwell is ready for her close-up. This spring, she will finally unveil her long-awaited debut album, ‘Without Regret.’ She worked on the disc with a number of music industry heavyweights. ‘Without Regret’ will be preceded by the new single ‘Desperate Girls and Stupid Boys.’ With a single that’s made for radio, a strong personality and good looks, Kimberly Caldwell seems to have everything it takes to become a household name. PopEater recently caught up with her over coffee during her visit to New York City.
Tell us a little bit about ‘Desperate Girls and Stupid Boys’ and what it’s about.
Every time I hear the name of the song, I get a little smirk on my face because it’s just a really funny title. And not to say that I’ve never been desperate and stupid — we’ve all had our desperate and stupid moments. For me, the message is that people should really put energy into things that are positive in their life. I know the most lonely I’ve ever been is when I’m in a club with 500 drunk people. The happiest I’ve ever been is when I’m with my little sisters and my dog, playing board games at my house. I just really wanted to be a good role model — saying that it’s okay to have been that way, but just make sure that you try to put all your energy into things that deserve it.
Read more at Popeater
Adam Lambert included in 2011 Grammy Nominees compilation
Via AmazonUK: Adam Lambert is included on the 2011 Grammy Nominees compilation. Idols included in past compilations include Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and Daughtry. Adam’s single “Whataya Want From Me” is nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Japanese American Idol Promo includes New Year’s greeting from Adam Lambert
Jennifer Lopez: Las Vegas Shopping Spree!
Jennifer Lopez does a bit of shopping on Friday (December 31) at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 41-year-old entertainer went out with a few girlfriends and security guards as she checked out the merchandise at several high end boutiques.
See the photos at Just Jared
Rise of an American idol: Local man remembers Steven Tyler from Aerosmith’s early days
When Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler takes his place as a judge on the new season of “American Idol, ” the show will pick up at least one new viewer.
In 1971, Dartmouth’s Bob Bouley had just graduated from high school and moved to Boston to attend Wentworth Institute when he met Tyler at a hangout called Ye Beef and Great Shakes on Commonwealth Avenue. Tyler was then an aspiring rocker from Yonkers trying to crack the Boston music scene and was still going by his real name, Steven Tallerico.
Read more at South Coast Today
Americans Watch More TV As CBS Wins 2010 Ratings Race
Americans watched more television than ever in 2010, according to the Nielsen Company. Total viewing of broadcast networks and basic cable channels rose about 1 percent for the year, to an average of 34 hours per person per week. The generation-long shift to cable from broadcast continued, but subtly, as the smallest of the big four broadcast networks, NBC, still retained more than twice as many viewers as the largest basic cable channel, USA.
CBS, stable as always, was the No. 1 network among total viewers for 51 out of 52 weeks, and three of its new shows, “Hawaii Five-0, ” “Blue Bloods” and “Mike & Molly, ” landed in the top 20 for the year, the only new shows to do so. CBS also used the Super Bowl to introduce the reality show “Undercover Boss, ” which cracked the top 25.
Among viewers ages 18 to 49, Fox again ranked first for the year, with a 3.0 rating on average, in part because of “American Idol” and one of the breakout hits of 2009, “Glee.”
Read more at New York Times
Dick Clark Rocks New Year’s Eve Ratings
ABC and Dick Clark rocked its competition on New Year’s Eve, more than doubling its holiday rival in the ratings. Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest drew 9.1 million viewers during it’s 10 o’clock hour, dwarfing Carson Daly’s special on NBC, which was viewed by 3.9 million.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly