The Casey James Band will open for Sugarland on their Incredible Machine tour March 4 Verizon Arena, North Little Rock Arkansas. More information HERE. Tickets on sale January 29.
Jennifer Hudson tweets, “I’ll be unveiling my new single “Where You At” & taking your questions THIS Monday at 12pm EST at www.jenniferhudson.com!!”
Blake Lewis and SYTYCD dancer and choreographer Travis Wall met on a plane headed to Phoenix today. Could a collaboration be in the works? Blake tweets, “Just got into Phoenix and @travISova was on my flight. Chatted about a possible collab, great to finally meet. Sundance!! Here I come.”
Travis tweeted back, “Yo it wAs awesome meeting you brotha from anotha motha Let me know when UR back in LA.”
‘American Idol’ Experts Talk Steven Tyler, Early Faves
MJ Santilli, founder of one of the leading “Idol” blogs, MJsBigBlog.com, agreed with Cantiello, calling Tyler the “breakout” star on the show so far. “The new panel seems to be having a blast, ” she said. “Fun has been sorely missing from the judges’ table the past couple of years. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez’s enthusiasm has energized Randy Jackson. The fresh, new panel has me not missing Simon Cowell at all. Yet.”
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Kris Allen spotted at Eveleigh
“Last night I noticed Kris Allen sitting at the bar at Eveleigh with some guy that looked like his manager or agent. They appeared to be continually looking over at these two girls sitting across the bar. Kris was eating with his mouth open. Yuck.” LOL Kris is in Arkansas. I guess dude is his doppelganger.
American Idol, The Day After: Webisode 2
In today’s second edition of our soon-to-be-bi-weekly post-“American Idol” chatfests, me and my colleague/fellow “American Idol” dork, Yahoo! Entertainment features editor Matt Whitfield, discuss Brett Lowenstern, Brett Lowenstern…and oh, did I mention we talk about Brett Lowenstern?
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Kara DioGuardi moves on from ‘American Idol’
DioGuardi said she also loves that she can mentor contestants on “Platinum Hit.” She has had a massive career writing hit songs for stars including “Idol” alum Kelly Clarkson. DioGuardi said she believes if fans may have received her better on the hit Fox show had they been better versed in her experience.
“It was just unfortunate at times that [‘Idol’ fans] didn’t know where I came from, why I was picked, or even why they needed a fourth judge, ” she said.
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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘On The Floor’ Video To Be An ‘Underground Party’
On Thursday, the video’s director, Taj, revealed what he was looking to capture in the clip: “Originality, being you. This song is about being who you want. It’s about letting loose. There’s no explanation. This is this underground video, this underground party.”
Choreographer Frank Gatson Jr. gushed over the chance to work with the new “American Idol” judge on the clip. “I love working with J.Lo, ” he said. “She’s a sweetheart. She understands the business.”
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Adam Lambert Taking Time Writing ‘Honest’ Follow-Up
“I’m in talks, so it’s all kind of being conceptualized right now, and what we’re hoping for is maybe by the fall, ” Lambert said of the project’s progression. “So, I’m going to take my time and really write the most personal songs, the most powerful songs. I really want it to be something that’s really honest and real.”
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Devyn Rush is area’s latest ‘Idol’
According to Rush’s website, www.devynrush.com/home.html
, she turns 20 on Tuesday. She was born in Philadelphia and began doing commercials and print advertising at age 6 months. She developed a passion for singing and was invited to appear on PAX TV’s “America’s Most Talented Kids, ” where she performed LeAnn Rimes’ “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” from the “Coyote Ugly” movie soundtrack.
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Rush is a New Hope-Solebury High School graduate and was a featured singer on “Embraceable You, ” a three-part documentary project on the diversity and tolerance that distinguishes the borough of New Hope.
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“AMERICAN IDOL” HITS A SOUR NOTE FOR DONNY OSMOND
“The first rule of entertainment is there has to be some kind of conflict, ” Osmond admonished in a written release from his radio program. “Conflict is what makes it interesting. I’m sorry, but without Simon Cowell, there is no conflict. With Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, you have three white hats and no villain. It just doesn’t work! … It’s been fun, American Idol, but it’s time to say ‘see ya!’ ”
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Tim Urban Hikes up to the Hollywood Sign
Tim Urban plays the Mario theme!
Jennifer Lopez Brings ‘Latina Flavor’ To ‘American Idol, ‘ Fans Say
“She looked amazing. She looked clean. She looked fresh, ” Falon Johnson told MTV News at auditions for J.Lo’s “On the Floor” music video. “She’s like the new Paula Abdul. I’m excited to see what she brings to ‘American Idol, ‘ because she has some tough shoes to fill. I think she’s gonna do just fine. She’s J.Lo!”
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Kara DioGuardi on Her New Bravo Series, Book and Why She’s Cooler Than You Think
“It was a real learning curve for me — not only was I judging talent on the spot, but I was learning how to be a TV personality, ” DioGuardi said. “Which is why Simon Cowell is Simon Cowell for a reason. He’s a brilliant TV personality and you just don’t wake up being that.”
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‘Glee’: On the set for the Super Bowl episode’s huge ‘Thriller’ performance — EXCLUSIVE
It’s game time on the set of Fox’s hit Glee. The cast and crew (along with hundreds of extras and a live marching band) have gathered on a chilly January evening at a Long Beach, Calif., high school football field to shoot the final performance piece for their gigantic Feb. 6 episode, slated to air directly after the Super Bowl. But seeing as this is Glee, the action on the field is not a quarterback blitz but, more appropriately, an elaborate song-and-dance number choreographed to a thrilling mash-up of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll.” (The performance takes place during halftime of the episode’s pivotal football championship game.)
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