Idol Headlines for 01/06/09

People’s Choice Awards: Will ‘Twilight’ And Adam Lambert Win Big?

‘Idol’ Chatter
Adam Lambert lost to Kris Allen in May on “American Idol.” Since then, some think Lambert’s career has been soaring higher, proving that he should have finished first. Now, could the guyliner-wearing rocker get a second opinion? In the Favorite Breakout Music Artist category, Lambert and Allen will square off, alongside such potential spoilers as Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga. The ultimate “Idol” opinion, however, could be expressed by another alumnus from a Simon Cowell-fueled talent contest: Susan Boyle. Will the people prefer their Cinderella story from the U.K. or the U.S.?


People’s Choice Awards Kicks Off Hollywood Trophy Season

Award-show season kicks off Wednesday night, as Queen Latifah returns to host the 36th Annual People’s Choice Awards.

Taylor Lautner, Ryan Reynolds and Carrie Underwood are among the celebrities expected to attend. A record 60 million-plus fan votes have been counted, according to producers.

Say goodbye to Randy Jackson’s Grammy tweets

Randy Jackson’s Twitter account, which Monday asked for fan input on his 2010 Grammy ballot, has been updated, with many of the Grammy posts stricken from the account.

A spokesman for the artist said the tweets that asked for fan help on Jackson’s Grammy ballots were not written by Jackson, but instead were posted without his knowledge by an assistant. Any tweets mentioning the Grammy Awards by name have been removed.

LA Times

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Piers Morgan On Rumors He’ll Step In For Simon Cowell On ‘American Idol’

Piers Morgan may be pals with Simon Cowell, but he told Today’s” Hoda Kotb that he doesn’t know if the British judge will be leaving American Idol” at the end of Season 9 as has been rumored.

I have no idea. Simon Cowell is my boss. I have to be very careful here, ” he said, referencing Simon’s role as an executive producer of America’s Got Talent.” What I would say is, I don’t think anyone could replace Simon Cowell. He is irreplaceable. He is the dark master.”

Access Hollywood

Michelle Obama an unwilling PETA model

First Lady Michelle Obama doesn’t wear fur, but her office isn’t crazy about the fact that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is now advertising that choice.

Mrs. Obama is pictured along with anti-fur celebs Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood, and Tyra Banks in an ad now adorning the walls of Washington area subway stations.

“We did not consent to this, ” said Semonti Stephens, a spokeswoman for the first lady’s office, declining further comment.

USA Today

Katharine McPhee interview

She’s got a brand new album full of potential hit songs and four years of post-American Idol experiences to talk about – and yet like a moth to the flame, I’m driven to begin my conversation with Katharine McPhee with the obvious question: when did you become a blonde?

As it turns out, the topic is more relevant to her new album Unbroken than one might expect…

Katharine McPhee blond, not more fun on new disc

Katharine McPhee boasts a striking new look for UnBroken, online and in stores today. The raven-haired runner-up to American Idol winner Taylor Hicks — yes, that really happened — chopped off her locks, dyed them platinum blond and now boasts a flirtier wardrobe.

If only the music had made such a shift. Unbroken is a marked improvement over McPhee’s 2007 debut disc — an unfocused, overproduced collection of diva-in-trainining trifles. But that’s not saying much. (Album track Open Toes is quite possibly the worst pop song of the past decade.

Houston Chronical

Amanda Seyfried is ‘Rock of Ages’ Adorable

Amanda Seyfried gets close with Constantine Maroulis backstage at his Broadway musical Rock of Ages in New York City on Saturday (January 2).

The 24-year-old actress took in the rockin’ show with her boyfriend and Mamma Mia! co-star, Dominic Cooper.

Jennifer’s Body, which starred Amanda and Megan Fox, is now out on DVD – along with the film, you can take home deleted scenes, a gag reel, video diaries from the cast, featurettes and a PSA by Megan about peer pressure.

Just Jared

Hollywood’s Top Dogs

If you want to see private never-before-seen shots of Carrie Underwood, ‘Entourage’ star Adrian Grenier, Charlize Thereon and Jessica Alba all with the “loves of their lives, ” forget about Us Weekly — pick up a copy of Animal Fair Magazine’s 2010 Celebrity Pet Charity Calendar, where “the dogs are the real stars since the celebrities would not SIT, ” quipped Animal Fair’s Wendy Diamond.

‘American Idol’ winner Carrie Underwood is with Ace, her Rat Terrier, by her side while Grenier would rather be cruising Hollywood Boulevard with no one but Honeybee, the dog he rescued from New York Animal Shelter. Awwww, he’s cute and sensitive!

Oscar takes second place in Charlize Theron’s life to Denver, Tucker, Orson and Dellilah — who are all pup-arazzi ready!!!

Pop Eater

RENT Comes to The Lab in Minneapolis 2/3

Cardinal Theatricals announces today complete casting for the first locally produced professional staging of RENT which opens at The Lab in Minneapolis beginning February 3.

The new production features several cast members from the Twin Cities independent music scene, as well as a cast of young, hip veterans of professional stages around town. Harley Wood, lead vocalist of the Minneapolis rock band Far From Falling will appear as Roger alongside Independent Hip Hop musical artist, Maria Isa, as Mimi. Reid Harmsen who has appeared on local stages with Theatre Latte Da, The Guthrie and CTC will appear as the budding filmmaker, Mark. Guthrie, Ordway and Penumbra alum and original member of the Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness, Jamecia Bennett, will join the cast as Joanne.

Broadway World

So You Think You Can Dance’s Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello Join Barbara Eden, et al. in Ballroom with a Twist Tour

Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello, the 2009 first runner-ups on So You Think You Can Dance, have joined the touring company of Ballroom with a Twist, which begins the new year at the DuPont Theatre, January 19-24.

The show is an extravagant evening of dance, from ballroom to hip-hop stylings, and song. As previously announced, Barbara Eden will host the show, to be directed and choreographed by Dancing With the Stars’ Louis van Amstel.

Theater Mania

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