Idol Headlines for 01/24/10

‘Hope For Haiti’ telethon draws, and rasies, millions

UPDATE: The “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon raised has more than $57 million to date — a new record for money donated by the general public during a disaster relief telethon.

Also, the single “Hope for Haiti Now” is currently the top-selling iTunes album in 18 countries, the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history.

The $57 million does not include donations by corporations, large private donors and iTunes sales figures, all of which are still being calculated.

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Adam Lambert and Justin Timberlake bond at SAG after party

Saturday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards delivered some serious star power, including an appearance by Adam Lambert, who came straight from a photo shoot for Flaunt Magazine. Why attend if you’re not nominated, presenting or performing? “I got invited and thought, ‘Why not?, ‘ ” Adam told Access Hollywood on the red carpet.

We caught up with the Season 8 runner-up at the People Magazine-sponsored after party, where he was spotted early on chatting with Justin Timberlake. In fact, the two hit it off so well, JT offered to write a song for Adam!

Adam didn’t stay at the party for long since it took mere minutes for a line of fans to form, some of them famous (Chris Colfer from “Glee, ” Maulik Pancholy from “Weeds” and “30 Rock”)

LA Times

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SAG Awards red carpet: Drew Barrymore’s dress is pretty, but Adam Lambert’s makeup is better

Drew Barrymore, this award show season’s most fearless fashionista, has taken another risk, choosing a navy blue gown with a stiff, asymetrical peplum, beaded chiffon ribbons and embroidery at the hem by L.A.’s own Monique Lhuillier.

She has one of the evening’s many untidy up-dos too, and a nude lip. Not sure the makeup is up to the glamour of the gown.

Adam Lambert’s makeup is much prettier.

LA Times

Haiti Telethon: What You Didn’t See on TV

“The celebrities were so low-key. Everyone drove themselves, there were no handlers, no entourages, ” adds the source. “Everyone was in a good mood. Most people showed up early and many celebrities, including Chevy Chase, Olivia Wilde and David Archuleta, stayed after the telethon was over so they could keep answering phone calls.

Jennifer Hudson: “I’m Just Glad I Didn’t Forget the Words”

Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of Paul McCartney’s “Let it Be” was simply stunning. She told me later, “I’m just glad I didn’t forget the words!” It hardly the case. She looked gorgeous, and her voice soared. She is poised to be a superstar of the new decade.

Showbiz 411

Jordin Sparks unveils her Shelby GT500 at Barrett-Jackson

Jordin Sparks visited the 39th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction Saturday, Jan. 23, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

The “American Idol” winner from Glendale met with fans for an autograph session in the mid-afternoon, but before that, she checked out the “Jordin Sparks Special Edition” 2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

As Sparks approached the Shelby Foundation Booth and saw the automobile, the singer excitedly checked out every detail of the car, pausing over the wheels, the trunk, the inside of the car, and at every inspection point, the singer flashed a big smile.

AZ Central

‘Glee’: Idina Menzel gets hot and heavy with Mr. Schu

“Glee” has wasted no time in getting Idina Menzel into the thick of the action.

The Tony Award winner has joined the show’s cast for the rest of the season, and co-creator Brad Falchuk says she fit right in when she showed up on set earlier this month.

“I already directed her in the first episode, ” Falchuk said earlier this week during a visit to the “Glee” set. “She did two small scenes with Matt [Morrison], so we’ve started kind of easing her into it. She was great. I don’t come from a musical background so I wasn’t that familiar with her. … She was fun to work with, fun to direct.”


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