Idol Headlines for 01/22/11

Fantasia Barrino had added some new tour dates to her calender, including shows in Tokyo and Osaka Japan on 1/24-1/26 and Jamaica 5-19-5/21. See her entire schedule HERE.

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Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Carly Smithson and We Are The Fallen+Cirque+Carnival+Freakshow, all-in-one at the Avalon Theater, 7 pm Hollywood, CA
  • George Huff performs at the Super Soul Celebration, The Plano Centre: Windhaven Ballroom, Plano TX.
  • Bo Bice will be at the “Dinner With Your Dog” benefit for Nashville Humane Assoc. at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville tonight, 6:30 PM CST. (Via @IdolsNow)

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Curt Smith of Tears for Fears tweets about Kris Allen’s live cover/mashup of “Everybody Rules the World”/The Way You Make Me Feel” Curt Smith tweets “Proof that MJ ripped us off http://youtu.be/XfmQ7LMPgCg

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Rebecca Ferguson secures record deal

Rebecca Ferguson has secured a record deal, reports suggest.

The singer, who was said to have agreed a deal with Simon Cowell’s label Syco along with the three other X Factor finalists, has now signed a joint contract with Epic Records, The Sun reports.

Read more at Digital Spy

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The Forget Me Not Project

Playwright Garrett Davis has been writing and performing in his stage productions for over sixteen years. On January 25, 2011 at the North Carolina State capital in Raleigh he will announce the launch of a national Alzheimer awareness initiative beginning here in North Carolina, known as the “Forget Me Not” Project.

The “Forget Me Not Project” is a collaboration of celebrity talent sharing their personal stories about how AD has affected their families, along with a powerful nationwide tour presenting valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease in health fairs and workshops, complimented with a presentation of the play and concluding with a star-studded gala event in appreciation to family caregivers and care providers, featuring Ruben Studdard’s original song, “I Know It’s You”, written especially for this play, American Idol finalist Scott Savol , R&B artists Tony Terry and gospel artist, Melvin Williams, actress, Bernadette Stanis from the TV hit sitcom, “Good Times”, Bobbie Baker from “Madea Goes to Jail”.

The project is a 2-day event being held in cities across the country to include, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Nashville, Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas and Miami. Information about the “Forget me Not Project” is available online at, www.fmnproject.com where you can also get updates about the tour, post your story on the FMN blog and learn how you may participate in a study or caregiver support group. The “Forget Me Not Project”, bringing science and the arts together to educate, entertain and empower!

Read more at PR.com

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Romeo & Andrew Garcia – “Coming Home” Cover Teaser (HD)

The “Coming Home” video debuts today at 1 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHF6k2HEeOg

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TMZ Inspires ‘Idol’ Contestant to Accessorize His Dog

“American Idol” contestant Caleb Hawley hadn’t heard of the newest trend in dog fashion — putting sunglasses on a dog’s behind — but he’s sure heard of it now!

After we suggested the idea to Hawley on Thursday night, he posted a Twitpic of his dog Fargo wearing a pair of women’s sunglasses on his butt.

Read more at TMZ

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Working Hollywood: Soyon An helps female ‘American Idol’ singers find their image

Before “American Idol” female wardrobe stylist Soyon An helped Lil Rounds discover her inner diva in a curve-hugging cat suit and Allison Iraheta sparkle across the stage in a pair of crystal-studded ankle boots, she was designing ordinary blue jeans.

“The first job that I got was to design as a private label for a denim company, so I designed jeans for the downtown market that they sold to stores like Forever 21, Arden B., BCBG, Bebe, all of those stores, ” said An, who was introduced to the world of fashion by an art tutor while she was a student at Hoover High School in Glendale.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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Allison Iraheta, Upcoming Music Will be “Darker and Dirtier”

Allison Iraheta made an appearance on Tu Estilo today on Spanish language Univision and sang the Spanish-language version of “Friday I’ll Be Over You”. A fan who recapped the show for Alliholics.com said “her upcoming music will be darker and dirtier” (Thank you kazekage04).

Via Alliholics

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