Idol Headlines for 01/17/11 – The Evening Edition

@IdolsNow: “KEVIN COVAIS has roles in two upcoming films: “Touchback” with Kurt Russell, due out this year, and “Men In Black III, ” for 2012 release.” (Go Kevin!)

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American Idol’s New Judges Hopeful They’ll Find a ‘Superstar’

“There is a genuine hope that we can find a superstar, ” producer Nigel Lythgoe told PEOPLE on Saturday at BAFTA’s annual awards-season tea party in Los Angeles. “Everyone is pulling in the same direction, and that is hopefully going to be rewarding, not just for the program but for the viewers, too.”

More Blah blah from Nigel Lythgoe at People.

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What do you Think of Allison Iraheta’s New Look?

Allison tweets, “Allright guys! I couldn’t wait till feb!! So this is one of the many changes there will be for this year;)”  And she tweets to a fan, “no longer will I do the bull shit people wanted me to do.. This year will be all about what I wanna do and who I really am!! ( keepin it gaangstaaa)”

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Universal May Integrate Timbaland And Alex Da Kid Into “American Idol”

“Instead of waiting until season’s end to head to the recording studio, they’ll now work on tracks throughout the season—overseen by Interscope friendly producers like Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Ron Fair and Alex Da Kid, ” reported Billboard’s Cortney Harding.

So while the average Hip Hop fan could probably care less about “American Idol, ” in its current state, the people behind the scenes at the show seem to be trying to tap into the current trend of Pop-infused Hip Hop singles such as “Airplanes, ” “Love the Way You Lie, ” and “Massive Attack, ” all of which were either produced or co-produced by Alex Da Kid. No “American Idol” winner has had a platinum-selling album since season seven alum David Cook’s self-titled debut sold 1.3 million copies.

Read more at hiphopdx

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Radio And Records Meet In Memphis To Kick Off ‘Country Cares’

Many Country music artists, record label representatives and radio stations converged on MEMPHIS, TN last week for the official kick-off the annual Country Cares for St. JUDE KIDS RADIOTHON season. Some of the artists attending included RANDY OWEN, RONNIE DUNN, The BAND PERRY, JUSTIN MOORE, JAKE OWEN, CASEY JAMES, ASHLEY GEARING, FRANKIE BALLARD, KATIE ARMIGER, WALKER HAYES and many others.

Read more at All Access

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Jennifer Lopez Wore $5 Million Worth of Jewels

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got — so what ever happened to Jenny from the Block?

Jennifer Lopez, 41, wasn’t afraid to pile on the bling when she showed up on the Golden Globes red carpet dripping in $5 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds.

Dressed in Zuhair Murad, the American Idol judge topped off her look with a diamond paisley timepiece cuff (with over 600 diamonds!), a diamond cluster brooch in her hair and a diamond suspension ring with a 7 carat emerald-cut diamond.

Read more at US

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RANDY JACKSON READY FOR ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ SEASON TEN

No matter what the outcome, expect American Idol stalwart Randy Jackson to give the singers some much needed advice. “I’ve been these kids, ” said Jackson. “I’ve been in their shoes. But I think Steven and Jennifer as well, we’ve all lived and walked in their shoes. I mean you can ask them both how many times did they audition for a band. How many times did they audition for something they didn’t get?

Listen to the audio at Hollywood Outbreak

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Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough’s Golden Globes Date Night

Michael Yo and I caught up with them during E! Online’s (two-hour!) livestream of the party arrivals. Asked if it was, indeed, their first carpet together, Seacrest said…

“With the exception of the one we bought the other day that we put in our house, ” he said, quickly adding, “Did I say ours? Just kidding—it’s mine.”

Hough said she “felt like a woman” in her Marchesa gown. When Seacrest asked her what she felt like before, she cracked, “A little girl, which you love.” D’oh!

Via: EOnline

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2011 Miss America Pageant: Ratings increase 47% for ABC telecast

TV ratings indicate that not only did the 2011 Miss America Pageant on ABC enjoy a whopping 47 percent increase in viewers over last year, but in the battle of the beauty contests, Miss America also decked Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant last year by more than 1 million viewers. Both contests took place at Planet Hollywood.

Read more at Las Vegas Sun

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Ricky Gervais, Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell: Why the Brits do Rude Better Than Us

Ricky Gervais, as Golden Globes host, has ruffled some feathers, inside the industry and among TV viewers. With impertinent comments ranging from the true (The Tourist was simply not a well-received movie, by critics or the public) to the risky (few Americans joke about Scientology), Gervais reminded viewers once again that the British, they’re not like us. Oh, we can get taken in by the accent and that uncanny ability to speak in complete, grammatically-correct sentences, but then we get sucker-punched by the combination of impertinent tweaking and abrupt honesty that, over the pond and among themselves, English citizens commonly refer to simply as “rude, ” as in, “How rude!, ” followed by a delighted shriek of laughter.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Lea Michele: No Plans for a Solo Project Soon!

“My solo project is Glee right now!” she exclaimed as she breezed through the press line at Fox’s post-Globes affair in her bubblegum-pink gown, “I love putting all of my energy into our show and our albums everyday.”

Lea shed some tears last night, but it wasn’t because she didn’t win the Best Actress Globe she was nominated for…

Read more at Eonline

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Darren Criss Wants a Date with Tina Fey

While walking his first Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday, the Glee actor, 23, said he would be most starstruck by his “crush” Tina Fey.

“Talk about just hilarious, beautiful, smart, talented – just awesome, ” Criss told PEOPLE, praising the 30 Rock star. “If I met her, I would turn into a puddle.”

Read more at People

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