Idol Headlines for 01/13/11

Randy Jackson is going to be on MTV’s show The Seven tomorrow (Jan. 13) talking all things Idol. The show starts at 5 EST/4c


Beginning next week, Blake Lewis will appear on a weekly Idol commentary segment on 88.1 WCWP NY every Tuesday at 4 pm. ET. Tune in, or listen on the web. Via BlakeLewisArmy


Megan Joy tweets, “YES FOLKS!!! I have all the songs for my album and It will be out in the next few months!!…on a surprise day in the next two weeks I will be tweeting my new Blog, a video, results of an incredible photoshoot, and more :))


Diana DeGarmo will miss tomorrow night’s Nine to Five performance in Indianapolis, IN. She tweets, “Howdy folks, sorry for the bad news, but I will be OUT of TOMORROW nights show (Friday & just Friday) due to a family emergency. I do plan to be back at the Saturday matinee & be in for the rest of the weekend. Thanks for understanding. xo, D”


New Kelly Clarkson album in March?

Kelly Clarkson responding to a fan who asked when her album would drop: “Supposedly March, but who the heck knows! haha. Just know that I’m trying to get it to y’all asap.”



Taylor Hicks tweets: “Weekend TODAY will feature an interview with me on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at 9:00 am. Check it out!!”

Extra TV tweets that Katharine McPhee will be at The Grove in LA today at 11 at PT to chat with Mario Lopez about the “Help Haiti Heal” t-shirts.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


All the Details on Kellie Pickler’s Designer Wedding Dress!

photo from: Badgley Mischka

The ivory duchess satin strapless dress had a removable tulle ball gown skirt with crystal-beaded accents at the train.

“We think the classic ball gown silhouette is perfect for her amazing figure. And the beaded accents on the back of the tulle skirt gave her just the little amount of sparkle she was looking for, ” Mark Badgley said.

Read more at US


Kellie Pickler tweets photo from Sadaam’s Palace in Iraq

Kellie tweets, “This pic was taken in Iraq in one of Saddam’s palaces…did I mention we were sitting in his chair/throne. CrAzy huh?!”


‘Idol’ Season Preview from FOX 5

‘Idol’ Season Preview:

Via FOX 5


Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Out at the Howard Hughes Aircraft Hangar for the #AmericanIdol auditions. Awesome”


Jennifer Lopez tweets, “On the set playin around with the boys”


‘American Idol’ Judges on this Season’s Wildest Auditions!

If you were shocked by “American Idol”‘s “Bikini Girl” from last season, this season’s contestants will blow you away. ET’s Nancy O’Dell sat down with Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday where they spilled details on their shirtless serenade.

In an attempt to woo J. Lo’s vote, one of the young men auditioning went topless, starting a trend. Randy and Steven responded by removing their own shirts.

“Me and Steven jumped up, because we were like, ‘You know what? We have to defend our honor in this moment, ‘” said Randy. “We work out, too, dude.'”

See the Video at Extra TV


Memphis goes country to help St. Jude

Downtown Memphis will look more like Nashville this weekend as more than 30 Music City artists join hundreds of industry insiders and country radio executives at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a three-day radiothon seminar.

Organized by Randy Owen, lead singer of the Grammy-winning group Alabama, musicians scheduled to appear at St. Jude this weekend include “American Idol” season nine contestant Casey James, pop artist Josh Kelley, and members of top bluegrass band the Grascals as well as independent country recording artist Darren Warren, who was himself a patient of St. Jude more than a dozen years ago.

Read more at Commercial Appeal


Review: Soul Surfer A Sneak Peak at Hollywood’s latest “Surf Film”

But when the lights went down, the film rolled, and I got used to stunning Hollywood superstars portraying people I’ve met, something unexpected happened…I started to enjoy it. The settings are spot on, with many scenes shot on the beaches of Kauai and Oahu, not in front of green screens or in locations that surfers would instinctively know aren’t Hawaiian. The surfing is possibly the best yet in a Hollywood surf film, with the real-life Bethany and Alana Blanchard doing all the surfing for their characters, and, frankly, ripping. But the real reason I found myself engaged is Bethany’s story. Attacked by a shark at a remote Kauai surf spot, she lost her entire left arm and nearly died in the process, but the shy kid has gone on to have a legit pro surf career despite her massive physical impairment, and, in the process, she’s inspired uncountable people struggling against cruel twists of fate. It seems Bethany’s story is so powerful that not even Hollywood can make it cheesy.



Taylor Hicks is 1 of the owners of new restaurant near Crestline Park in Birmingham

Taylor Hicks has proven he can make us proud. Next, he’s going to make us lunch.

The Birmingham native and “American Idol” crooner behind the hit “Do I Make You Proud” is one of the owners of a restaurant that will replace the recently closed Open Door Cafe on Dunston Avenue near Crestline Park.



North Texas children celebrate SLANT 45 at Bowl Bash

The SLANT 45 Kids Bowl Bash at American Airlines Center was attended by 15, 121 SLANT 45 participants and coaches from all over North Texas. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Disney Channel actor Mitchel Musso headlined the event.

The day before the Bowl Bash, Sparks performed for patients at Children’s Medical Center Dallas as part of a celebration of 100, 000 community service hours completed by North Texas Bank of America employees in 2010, many of them on SLANT 45 projects.

“It’s been fun to be part of SLANT 45, to be part of something that a makes a difference, ” Sparks said between photos with children after her performance.

Read more at Dallas Morning News


Strip Scribbles: Rescued Chilean miner’s royal treatment at Viva Elvis

Edison Pena became a global hero with the stories of how he worked out deep below the surface by running and singing Elvis Presley hits, which also kept up the spirits of the miners.

Incredibly, 30 days after his amazing rescue, he ran the New York Marathon, but it wasn’t until the past few days that his ultimate dream was realized. After visiting Graceland on Elvis’ birth date, he flew here as the guest of Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International to see his hero’s spectacular Viva Elvis at MGM CityCenter’s Aria. Not only was he the guest of honor, but he also was fitted into an Elvis suit and rode his Pink Cadillac stage car. Edison also met American Idol contestant Carly Smithson, who now appears in the show.

See the photos at Las Vegas Weekly


‘American Idol’: 10 Seasons worth of fun facts

Season 1 fun fact
Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” shattered a 38-year-old record held by the Beatles for “biggest leap to No. 1” on the Billboard Hot 100.

See the photos at Zap2it


Ryan Seacrest Prepares To Propose To Julianne Hough, Picks Out Engagement Ring!

Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have been dating for less than a year, but sources close to the couple have revealed that the American Idol host has already picked out an engagement ring and is preparing to propose.

“Ryan already has the ring — and it’s a rock — four to five carats, ” one source confirmed to

“Money was no object for Ryan… expect the Rolls Royce of engagement rings.

Read more at RadarOnline


‘Glee’ Co-Star Heather Morris: I Want to Do More Parody Videos

Morris was instrumental in creating the “Nuthin’ But a Glee Thang” video on

Morris told The Hollywood Reporter during Fox’s TCA party Tuesday that the idea for the video, in which she stars — and dances, and raps — that she and her roommate came up with the idea for the video and mentioned it to a producer her agent connected her with who then brought in

A week later, they were shooting the video, which also features Glee co-stars Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Harry Shum Jr. and Naya Rivera in addition to Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter


Glee Cast: FOX TCA Party!

The cast of Glee steps out in style for the FOX TCA Winter 2011 party held at Villa Sorriso on Tuesday (January 11) in Pasadena, Calif.

On hand were Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum, Jr., and Darren Criss.

See the photos at Just Jared


Will Glee’s Same-Sex BFFs Become More? Naya Rivera and Heather Morris Weigh In

Get ready for an explosion of warm-fuzzy feelings if you are rooting for a Brittany and Santana pairing on Glee, because Naya Rivera and Heather Morris just told us they are hoping—even logistically trying—to make “Santittany” (or “Brittana”) a reality.

So will it happen? And could Santana (gulp!) secretly be in love with someone else? Here’s the lowdown from the lovely ladies themselves:

Read more at EOnline


Mary Murphy On Her ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Return: ‘It Feels Fantastic!’

Mary Murphy chats with Access at the 2011 FOX Winter TCA party about returning to the judges’ table on “So You Think You Can Dance.” What is she most looking forward to seeing this season on the reality show? Plus, how is she recovering after her surgery? Lastly, what does she think of Paula Abdul’s new reality show, “Live To Dance”?


Glee Cast Crosses over to the Cleveland Show

Watch a video preview at New York Magazine

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