Idol Headlines for 01/05/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

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Jason Castro will tour with the Girls Of Grace tour.

The event is billed as, “An exciting one-day event for teenage girls, ages 12-17, focusing on common age-related issues with positive Christian messages delivered through music, speakers, multi-media and more!

The next event takes place on February 19 in Murfreesboro, TN.

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Steven Tyler will appear on Late Show with David Letterman on Mon, Jan. 17. CBS 11:35/10:35c.  Paula Abdul will drop by the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tues. Jan. 11 CBS 12:35/10:35c.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Album sales don’t bear out ‘Idol’ superstar promise

When American Idol launched in 2002, it promised to create instant superstars. Based on recent music sales, the show might currently be better titled American Opening Act.

Albums from last season’s top two finishers, Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, have each sold about 100, 000 copies since their respective November and December releases, according to Nielsen SoundScan. During the show’s first seven years, that figure would have made for a bad first week.

Read more at USA Today

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ALBUM REVIEW: Odd pairing of prog and ‘Idol’

The land of progressive metal may be the musical genre least populated by “American Idol” castoffs, but by lending her vocal chords to Chicago’s District 97 on its debut album called “Hybrid Child, ” that’s exactly where Season 7 semifinalist Leslie Hunt has landed.

Read more at The Weekender

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STEVEN TYLER To Appear On ZZ TOP Tribute Album

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has recorded a track with Mick Fleetwood, Johnny Lang and Stevie McVie for an upcoming ZZ TOP tribute album. No further details are currently available.

Read more at Blabbermouth.net

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‘Glee’s’ Lea Michele wants you to ride a cab, not a horse

“Glee” star Lea Michele may not have time to drop a solo album right now, but the New Yorker did take some time out of Rachel Berry’s busy schedule to join PETA stand up for some NYC horses who can’t speak for themselves.

You know those romantic carriage rides through the city streets that seem to be so popular when all the holiday lights are out? Michele, posing next to a horse that’s so pretty we’re not entirely sure it didn’t come out of a My Little Pony box, wants to make sure you know that the romance isn’t worth the trauma it may cause to the animals.

More at Zap2it

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‘Glee’-inspired

Gwyneth Paltrow is in a New York studio doing a remix with Cee Lo Green of “Forget You, ” his song that she performed on “Glee.” Sources said the pair are working with Bruno Mars’ producer, Ari Levine. We’re told they went back to work on the track “since everybody thought she rocked it on ‘Glee.’ ”

Read more at the New York Post

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