Idol Headlines for 01/11/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Paula Abdul appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS 12:35/11:35c
  • Paula Abdul appears on the Ellen Degeneres Show


Bo Bice will be playing in the 3rd Annual Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam on May 1st in Round Rock, TX! For more information click here


You’ll be able to see Carrie Underwood’s film debut in Soul Surfer a week earlier than anticipated. According to the movie’s official website, Soul Surfer open in theaters on April 8, a week earlier than the previously announced April 15 release date.


We should be getting more concrete info on the new season of American Idol when the producers meet with press today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour today.


More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…


Paisley, Underwood get special (CMOH) treatment

Hosts with the Most: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, a spotlight exhibit featuring stage costumes worn by Paisley and Underwood when they hosted the 2010 Country Music Association Awards last November, will open Jan. 18 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The exhibit will feature a black ensemble worn by Paisley, including a John Richmond jacket with gold-beaded lapels; and a pleated tulle ballerina dress, embellished with 15, 000 rhinestones, worn by Underwood. The gown was designed by Georges Chakra, who used a traditional Turkish embroidery technique called sarma that was highly prized in the court of the Ottoman Empire.

Read more at the Country Standard Time


Remixing American Idol

Nine years ago, a brutally honest record exec named Simon Cowell was so vicious as a judge on a new musical talent show that a few performers he rudely rejected came after him with baseball bats. Fellow judge Paula Abdul was so put out by his rough treatment of young singers that at one point during the first season, she stormed off the set threatening to quit. The third judge, Randy Jackson, once could be seen standing up angrily behind the judges’ table, looking like he was going to clobber Cowell.

Read more at TV Guide


CLAIM: Will Smith to Be An ‘X Factor’ Judge

According to the Mirror, Cowell thinks Smith and purported judge Cheryl Cole “will be a brilliant formula” when the show begins in the U.S.

Really? That’s what Cowell thinks?

Funny, because a rep for Smith tells Gossip Cop exclusively that there is “no truth” to the story.

Read more at Gossip Cop


dLife Top 10 Awards Honor Those Making a Difference in Diabetes

Who made the biggest difference to people living with diabetes over the last year? dLife is asking the diabetes community to cast their votes in the dLife Top 10 Awards for the nominee of their choice. The winner will earn a special guest appearance on dLifeTV, a nationally broadcast show on CNBC, as well as exposure and recognition on, the number-one diabetes Website.

The nominees include:

Crystal Bowersox, is a singer-songwriter who gained notoriety as runner-up in the ninth season of Fox network’s American Idol despite battling blood sugars that skyrocketed to 400 during competition. She now advocates for government policy changes for people who cannot afford to pay for their diabetes supplies.

Read more at PR Newswire


‘Idol’ Season 10: Are judges worried about being judged?

Forget the singers for now. The first performers likely to be judged in Season 10 of American Idol are the judges themselves: newcomers Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler and the last original, Randy Jackson.

They don’t sound stressed about being in the spotlight on TV’s No. 1 show, returning Jan. 19 (Fox, 8 ET/PT).

“None of us are taking it so crazy, like the pressure. That’s not what we’re thinking about, ” Lopez says. “Steven, Randy and I, we’re at points in our careers where we can sit there and enjoy the experience. We’re concentrating on these kids and finding somebody great and making this interesting and fun. I think what this show lost in the last couple of years was fun.”

Read more at USA Today


Q&A with the three ‘American Idol’ judges, host Seacrest

As Fox’s American Idol enters its 10th season (Jan. 19, 8 ET/PT), the new panel — Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler — and host Ryan Seacrest talk to USA TODAY about the new season, their involvement and their chemistry

Read more at USA Today


Vocal Coach Debra Byrd Looks Back at a Decade of ‘American Idol’

THR: The season 9 contestants have taken quite a beating in the press these last few months and haven’t really been able to relish in the post-season glory of Idol. Do you feel bad for them?

Byrd: I think I felt badly for them when they were in the season. [laughs] The thing is, they weren’t the only season that people said sucked. There are highs and lows to everything. But let me say this: It’s hard to follow the season of Adam Lambert. Like, what do you do next? Do you set yourself on fire? However, my other theory is, if Adam Lambert had been in season one, he would not have survived. Because we weren’t looking for that in season one. The show was so new, he wouldn’t have made it.

THR: What’s your take on the new judges?

Byrd: They have great chemistry. I’m also noticing that Randy seems to be a bit more comfortable. And I love what Jennifer Lopez brings to the show. Even when she was mentoring, she was succinct and her comments were very helpful. I thought that she got right to the point. And when I heard that she was coming on board, I said, “That makes perfect sense.” It just felt right. She bring that glamour. And Steven Tyler, I love that he has this thing where he’ll sing to the contestant. From what I’ve seen so far, and I’ve only been around them for Hollywood week, they seem to have great chemistry, but I can’t wait until we get inside the show to see how it evolves even more.

Read more at THR


Randy Jackson Claims ‘You’re Gonna Love’ The New American Idol Judges

As American Idol fever builds in the run-up to January 19th’s season 10 premiere, the show’s longest-running judge, Randy Jackson, is doing his best to help fuel the media buzz and audience anticipation.

In an exclusive video interview with, Randy spills on the upcoming season and insists that when it comes to the new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the audience are ‘gonna love ’em’.

See the video at RadarOnline


American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks Hosts ‘Gong Show’ on Jam Cruise

Having been a passenger on Jam Cruise in his pre-Idol days, Hicks was invited on the cruise this year as a roaming artist, encouraged to sit in with as many of the bands as possible. And, of course, to host the unofficial, loose version of the Gong Show. “It’s kinda funny, because you can draw some similarities between a gong and an Idol, ” Hicks tells PopEater. “Now that Simon’s not with Idol anymore, I think you should just replace Simon with a gong. ‘Amateur Night at the Apollo’ had a siren — Idol should have a gong now. You know what? In my opinion, if they put a gong on Idol, it would ring all the time.”

Read more at Popeater

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