Idol Headlines for 01/13/11 – The Evening Edition

Allison Iraheta will be performing at the charity event “Estilo con Causa 2? by the Latinos con Corazón fund-raising organization.

The event will be held at Cicadas, Los Angeles on Saturday February 5th. All proceeds go to support kids suffering from poverty in El Salvador. More information HERE. (Via Alliholics)


Autographed Carrie Underwood guitar to benefit cancer event

A guitar signed by Carrie Underwood is one of the fundraising highlights at this year’s American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Sand Springs kickoff event, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Case Community Center, 1050 West Wekiwa Road.

To help raise awareness the organization and the fight against cancer, the guitar will be raffled off June 17 at the Relay For Life of Sand Springs.

Read more at Tulsa World


Big Idea Entertainment Releases First New Easter-themed DVD in Seven Years with VeggieTales: ‘Twas the Night Before Easter, March 5

Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release their first new Easter holiday DVD in seven years, VeggieTales®: ‘Twas The Night Before Easter, on March 5 and March 8, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

This brand new DVD features plenty of fun music as well as a new character—Cassie Cassava—voiced by American Idol top finalist Melinda Doolittle.

Read more at BreatheCast


Kara DioGuardi Booed at TCAs After Refusing to Answer ‘Idol’ Question

The producers, DioGuardi and fellow Platinum judge Jewel, worked strenuously to differentiate their show from the Fox juggernaut during a panel discussion here at the semiannual Television Critics Association press tour. And when DioGuardi refused to answer a question about her departure from Idol (Was she pushed? Did she feel she was treated unfairly?), she was booed.

Which at least pried loose this nugget from DioGuardi: “It was an incredible experience. It really was. But I’m here as a hit songwriter and I’ve sold more than 150 million albums and that’s why I love this show… because it helps me empower young songwriters.”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


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Universal Casts Its Vote on American Idol

“It’s a show that needs work, we all know that, but the concept is great, ” says Iovine. “This is about making the music better and making these kids really grow as artists.”

Universal will encourage contestants to sing songs by its recording artists, who include Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, and Justin Beiber. That could renew interest in them similar to how Fox’s hit series Glee has rekindled interest in bands including Journey, whose Greatest Hits album has ranked among top-sellers on iTunes since its song Don’t Stop Believin’ was performed by the program’s youthful cast.

Read more at Business Week


Adam Lambert poses at the 2011 DPA Golden Globes Gift Suite


Adam Lambert talks Favorite Music Videos with MTV France

Via orchidalius


Kellie Pickler Performs USO Concert in Basrah, Iraq

Kellie Pickler performed a USO concert for American troops in Basrah, Iraq, on Wednesday night (Jan. 12). She opened for rock star Joan Jett. During her visit, Pickler filmed a video message for the troops to express her gratitude. “It’s the least I could do, ” she told them. “You all are here for so much of the year, and some are here for 18 months at a time. I’m here for just such a small part of the year — a week or two at the most. It’s the least I can do to bring a little home to you guys, because I know you need it.

Read more at CMT


American Idol bride Kellie Pickler shows off her designer wedding dress

Country music star Kellie Pickler may have wed in a private ceremony, but she hasn’t been able to resist showing off her wedding dress to fans.

Pictures have been released showing he former American Idol contestant trying on the dramatic gown during a fitting at a Badgley Mischka boutique.

Pickler, 24, posed in the ivory duchess satin strapless dress which had a removable ball gown skirt with crystal beads on the train.
Bride: Kellie Pickler, who married in a Caribbean ceremony on New Year’s Day, poses in her wedding dress at the Badgley Mischka boutique

See the photos at Daily Mail


Jennifer Hudson Interview with Tim Gunn

Via Jennifer Hudson Daily


Season 4 Idol Anwar Robinson Released CD ‘Everything’ January 25

Check out the promo featuring Whitney Houston and more!

Via movinfwd10


Paula Abdul Says New ‘Idol’ Judges Don’t Need Her Advice

Paula Abdul says she fully supports the new “American Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, telling ET that they are “amazing seasoned veterans.”

“I hope they are having a blast. … You can’t help it when you see amazing talent out there, ” said Abdul.

Via ET Online


Paula Abdul’s Dressing Room Snafu!

Paula Abdul may have left “American Idol, ” but she can’t seem to get away from the hit reality show– as she films her new CBS dance competition series, “Live To Dance, ” next door to her old haunting ground.

“What’s is embarrassing is I came out of the control room — I ran because I had to start getting ready [for the show] — and I go to open up my old dressing room door and it won’t open, ” Paula told’s Laura “Dish of Salt” Saltman, at a taping of “Live To Dance” on Wednesday. “I’m knocking and nobody’s answering and I go, ‘Guys!’ They came out from the other room and they go, ‘Uh, idiot, you’re knocking on your old dressing room.’

“It was habit, ” Paula laughed. “It was crazy.”

Read more at Access Hollywood


Michael Castro auditions for the Glee Project in Dallas

Michael Castro auditioned for the Glee Project when the auditions hit Dallas over the weekend.


Ryan Murphy Joins Oxygen Glee Project

Ryan Murphy has decided he wants to be a part of that reality spin-off of Glee after all.

The Glee creator has been added as an executive producer on the upcoming Oxygen series.

Even as the press release went out announcing Murphy, producers on the Glee Project panel at TCA press tour shrugged off Murphy’s lack of presence on the project up until this point.

Via EW


TCA Press Tour 2011: ‘The Glee Project’ is no joking matter

Put the slushies away! For the Gleeks out there who were secretly wishing to scoff at the silly audition process (a la “American Idol”) when “The Glee Project” makes its debut on Oxygen, think again.

“I didn’t want there to be any joke auditions, ” said casting director Robert J. Ulrich during the show’s panel Thursday at the TCA press tour. “It’s all about a positive outlook.”

Read more at Los Angeles Times

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