Today’s Idol Appearances:
- So You Think You Can Dance host, Cat Deeley, appears on “Shake it Up” on the Disney Channel. 8:30/7:30c pm
Idol update from Nigel Lythgoe. He tweets “More #AmericanIdol news. Looking at the final edit of Milwaukee, there really was some great talent in Wisconsin.”
Constantine Maroulis is back in the ER. He tweets, “Headin back to ER.. Not doin so hot. All good. Jus need a recharge. Be back rockin asap. Thanks for all the love.” He spared us the photo evidence this time. Thank Jeebus.
Melinda Doolittle joins the Nashville Symphony and community ensembles for a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 16 7pm, Nashville. (Via Melinda’s Backups)
Adam Lambert tweets, “To shave or not to shave?” then “Shaved. Did it. It’ll be back…” So much for the “new look.”
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Ruben Studdard wants your songs. He tweets, “Hey yall I’m working on a new album and I’m looking for a few great songs. Please go to blazetrak.com and make some submissions. Thanks”
Blake Lewis Vegas report: He tweets, “I’m so exhausted. Vegas was insane!!! Hung with Terry Fator after his show, ended up shooting a Gorilla style music video for Binary Love, then got on the mic at Marquee for my homie Roger Sanchez and then finally proceeded to drive back to LA at 5am. WOW! I’m done for a minute.”
Harry Connick, Jr. Fine He’s Not an ‘American Idol’ Judge
PASADENA — Harry Connick Jr. has no regrets about missing the American Idol bus. The New Orleans musician-crooner appeared as a mentor on the show last season and was among the seemingly endless list of A-list musicians in contention to join the new judging panel.
“I had a blast on the show, ” said Connick. “They asked me if I was interested. We had some preliminary conversations and it just kind of fizzled out.”
“Fortunately, ” said Connick, “I had some other things going on. So it was fine.”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
J-Lo trains with Madonna’s ex-fitness instructor ready for American Idol debut
Jennifer Lopez is looking especially svelte post-Christmas – just in time for her debut on American Idol on January 19.
The singer famed for her curvaceous derriere, has been training with Madonna’s ex-fitness instructor Tracy Anderson.
J-Lo, 41, previously worked out with Gunnar Peterson, who got her back into shape after she had twins.
Read more at the Daily Mail
Cory Monteith (‘Glee’)
Gosh, we’ve missed Glee. But never fear – Sue Sylvester’s tracksuits and those amazing musical numbers are on the way back for a second season. To celebrate, Digital Spy caught up with the lovely Cory Monteith, who plays Finn, to chat about the success of the show, those Lea Michele diva rumors and his hopes for the second season.
Read more at Digital Spy
Hundreds line up in Fort Worth to try for a shot at ‘Glee’
There were about 2, 000 underdogs hoping to become top dogs at the auditions, with about 1, 500 pre-registered for Sunday’s auditions. Some hopefuls arrived as early as 1 a.m. and camped out.
The Glee Project will debut in June on Oxygen. One person from The Glee Project will earn a small part on at least three episodes of the third season of Glee, which begins in the fall. Whether the winner gets more screen time will depend on how viewers respond to the new character.
“We don’t know what that character will be, ” said Robert Ulrich, casting director of The Glee Project. “It will depend on who is cast, and it could be anyone who auditions, of any shape or type.”
Read more at Dallas News
‘Glee’ exclusive: Season 2 to feature more Gwyneth and Gaga!
EW has learned exclusively that the phenomenal Gwyneth Paltrow is officially reprising her role as Holly Holliday for TWO episodes of Glee in the spring and she’s gettin’ it on with Mr. Schuester!!! Says co-creator Ryan Murphy, “Gwyneth is coming back for two episodes. She’s coming back specifically to date Will [Matthew Morrison].
Lady Gaga just this week gave the Glee producers clearance for tackling her highly anticipated new single, “Born This Way, ” which hasn’t even dropped yet! Murphy reveals that the song will be used in a March or April episode and will be centered around closeted gay bully Karofsky (Max Adler).
“I love that that song is anthem, ” says Murphy. “This show is by nature optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze or pills or alcohol and kill themselves or do something dark. But I also love Max and I love that character and I sorta want that character to have a happy ending. So I don’t really know what that’s going to be, but I do know we’re going to do a whole episode that’s about that song.”
Read more at EW