Carrie Underwood wrapped her 2010 headline arena tour, the “Play On Tour, ” Thursday night in Connecticut after performing 108 shows across the U.S. and Canada, and with one million fans attending since its launch last March. Read the press release HERE.
Also, Carrie’s tour has been nominated for the Pollstar Most Creative Stage Production award. The 22nd Anniversary Pollstar Awards take place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on February 5. See the list of nominees HERE.
Danny Gokey will perform at the Museum Club in Flagstaff AZ on on 1/28. More info HERE.
Crystal Bowersox’s interview with WBUR radio’s Hear and Now airs today on public radio stations across the country. You can listen to the interview now at the H&N website HERE.
Matt Damon, Jennifer Lopez to present at 68th annual Golden Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Tuesday on Twitter that Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Lopez would present trophies at the 68th annual ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 16.
Jennifer Hudson to Take Stage at Jewelry Information Center’s Gala
Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson will present the GEM Award for Jewelry Style to Neil Lane at the Jewelry Information Center’s 9th Annual GEM Awards on Jan. 7. Los Angeles, Calif.-based Lane has built a personal and professional relationship with Hudson, as well as many other Hollywood stars.
Read more at JCKOnline
‘American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard headlines 2011 I’ll Make Me A World In Iowa
Season two “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard will headline the 2011 I’ll Make Me A World In Iowa Celebration Day on Jan. 29. The free 13th annual festival highlights African American achievements and contributions, and it helps kick off Black History Month in February.
Read more at Des Moines Register
Clay Aiken, Alan Cumming, Denis O’Hare, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Debra Monk Set for Broadway Backwards 6
The annual Broadway Backwards concert — featuring male singers performing songs traditionally sung by women and women singing tunes written for men — will be presented Feb. 7 at 8 PM at the Longacre Theatre on West 48th Street.
The starry evening will benefit both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center).
Read more at Playbill
Brooke White promotes “Change of Plans” on Good Day LA
Bitch Stole My Look: Katharine McPhee vs. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway first modeled this feathered Marchesa frock back in February 2010 for the Valentine’s Day premiere, pairing it with black pumps and upswept hair.
Katharine McPhee went for a slightly edgier look when she revisited the bright-blue cocktail dress while performing on The Early Show in December, rocking her version with gold cuffs, strappy sandals and tousled hair.
See the photos at Eonline
Talking to Chris Sligh for his Atlanta Winter Jam appearance Jan. 16
“When I came into the industry four years ago, I think people didn’t really know how to take me, ” he said. “As I moved to a major label, I started to change some of my Twittering habits.”
At first, he thought his fans “wanted to hear me make fun of the stupidity of the stuff that happens on Idol. I just did it as a joke.” He thought he was doing a good job. But once he got to Word, his team there started giving him feedback from within the industry. One manager for a major act he wouldn’t name told Sligh’s booking agent that he has a reputation for being a loose cannon and “should keep his mouth shut.”
Read more at AJC
Paula Abdul says Simon Cowell Won’t Be Watching Her New Show
Paula Abdul tells ET her former “American Idol” co-star Simon Cowell wishes her luck on her new show “Live to Dance” — but he won’t be watching!
“[He said] I haven’t seen anything … I’m not watching it!” Paula gushes with her usual enthusiasm. “He wishes me luck in the most back-handed way all the time!”
See the Video at Entertainment Tonight