David Archuleta and Ruben Studdard perform on Skate for the Heart. 4 pm, NBC.
Adam Lambert is also nominated for a Finnish EMMA Award (Their version of Grammys) in the international category “Artist of the Year 2011. Check it out HERE.
‘Glee’ Plans Justin Bieber-Licious Boy Band
EXCLUSIVE: C’mon, who doesn’t think that Glee has become so crassly commercial that next thing it would do is start a boy band. Well, that’s about to become a reality in a big way with an episode featuring songs of that tween heartthrob Justin Bieber. This episode is supposed to air a few days into the Paramount release of Bieber’s 3D biopic Never Say Never. Despite some contradictory statements from Ryan Murphy yesterday, I’ve learned from insiders that the episode tentatively scheduled for February 15th will feature a storyline about this season’s new character, transfer student Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) deciding to start a boy band, and he’ll sing 3 Bieber songs on the show.
Read more at Deadline
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D.C. fundraisers canceled in wake of Arizona shootings
Lawmakers had scheduled various fundraisers and meet-and-greet events with lobbyists and other donors this week, but those were canceled as Democrats and Republicans offered a unified expression of sympathy for Giffords and the other victims.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, who is running for mayor of Chicago, was scheduled to go ahead with a Chicago fundraiser on Monday evening featuring “American Idol” star Jennifer Hudson.
Read more at The Hill.com
Kellie Pickler is currently overseas performing for US Troops as part of a week long USO tour.
See the photos at CountryMusicIsLove
Two’s a crowd for Simon Cowell the uneasy rider on a quad bike
Perhaps a bicycle built for two was too much to hope for.
When Simon Cowell took Mezhgan Hussainy on a spin through St Barts, he preferred to go it alone.
If his bride-to-be had visions of snuggling up behind him riding pillion then she must have been disappointed.
The X Factor judge left Miss Hussainy, 37, trailing in his wake as they cruised around the streets on matching quad bikes.
See the HILARIOUS photo at the Daily Mail
Kris Allen – New Twitter background photo
Feds Raid Jam Band Cruise for Drugs
Passengers on a music festival cruise out of Florida, with acts including American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and funk and jazz musician Maceo Parker, got more than music: They got raided by federal officials looking for drugs.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Migdalia Travis says the pier-side drug raid on the 2, 550-passenger MSC Poesia, on Jan. 4, turned up 15 seizures of marijuana, LSD, mushrooms, hash oil, Ecstasy, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia in mostly small quantities.
Read more at AOL Travel
On Soul Patrol with Taylor Hicks (Relix Revisited)
This past week Taylor Hicks, who won season 5 of American Idol, appeared on Jam Cruise, guesting with numerous acts, including: Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Jojo’s Mardi Gras Band, the Maceo Parker Super Jam. Back in November 2006, current Relix editor Josh Baron interviewed him for the magazine. At the time his remarks in the magazine regarding Idol were so controversial, that Diane Sawyer felt obliged to follow up on Good Morning America.
Read more at Relix
Stritch and Miranda Get Last Laughs at Finales of ‘Night Music’ and ‘In the Heights’
For the curtain call, Mr. Miranda matched the rap he delivered when the show won the Best Musical Tony Award in 2008, managing to find rhymes for behind-the scenes talent (“You know we dress and do pizazz well/That’s thanks to costume designer Paul Tazewell) among others he summoned to the stage.
“I know I got you in a state of agitation — please welcome our alumni association, ” he announced, welcoming former cast members including Karen Olivo (“West Side Story”), Robin de Jesus (“La Cage aux Folles”), Jordin Sparks, Corbin Bleu, Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez (“Wicked”), Joshua Henry (“The Scottsboro Boys”), Krysta Rodriguez (“The Addams Family”), and Janet Dacal (the forthcoming “Wonderland”).
Read more at the NYT
Underwood hits a high note while performing in Atlantic City, N.J. Plus: Jen & Ben, Demi & Ashton, Joe Jonas and more
Carrie Underwood hits a high note for 2011, performing for fans at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., on Saturday.
See the photo at People
Sara Evans, Bo Bice set for ‘All Together Now’ benefit
Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam’s inauguration weekend will kick off with a concert dubbed “All Together Now, ” featuring performances from country acts Diamond Rio and Sara Evans and rock singer/American Idol alum Bo Bice.
Proceeds from the event, set for Friday, Jan. 14 at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, will benefit the TN Achieves program, which works to provide scholarship funds for community college students.
Read more at Tennessean.com
‘Glee’ Justin Bieber episode? ‘I think people got a little ahead of themselves.’
“It was so crazy over the weekend, ” Falchuk tells Zap2it. “We’re not doing a Bieber tribute episode. It was never the idea to do a Bieber tribute episode. We went in and broke this story about Sam’s (Chord Overstreet) relationship with Quinn (Dianna Agron). He’s trying to juice that up and impress her, and he decides to sing to her … because that’s what people do on ‘Glee.’
“In his way of seeing the world, and his hair, Sam decides to do a Bieber song … and that’s really the extent of it. A lot of the other guys are sort of impressed by that, so they want to get involved. And that’s it.
“We do stuff like that all the time, for many different artists, ” Falchuk adds, “but if you’re a reporter and you put ‘Glee’ and ‘Bieber’ in your story, you’re going to get a lot of traffic. I think people got a little ahead of themselves. By the time the episode airs, this will have died down, but I think we’ve earned a certain level of trust with the audience that we’re not going to sell out just yet.”
Read more at Zap2it
FAB VIDEO: “Glee” Star Joins Band as New Drummer!
Cory Monteith just can’t stop singing — and last night, he played his first gig with a new band!
The “Glee” star made his debut as the drummer for the band Bonnie Dune last night at The Roxy in Hollywood, where he also put his pipes to use by singing backup vocals!
Watch the video HERE
Plans taking shape for ‘Dancing’s’ season 12
Plans are afoot for season 12 of “Dancing With the Stars” and ABC is going to do its best to top its season 11 headline-raising casting of Bristol Palin.
“We always try to bring new tones and new takes, ” ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee, told a small group of reporters at the ABC portion of the Television Critics Association Winter 2011 session in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday. “We will have something different; we won’t have Bristol Palin.”
Read more at MSNBC