Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Jennifer Hudson will be unveiling her new single “Where You At” & taking questions at 12pm EST at www.jenniferhudson.com
- Crystal Bowersox tapes segments for CMT in Nashville.
- Kimberley Locke guests on The Monique Show 11 PM EST on BET
- Diana DeGarmo will sing National Anthem at Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks game. United Center, Chicago.
- Fantasia performs at Japan Billboard Live, Tokyo, Japan
- Corey Montheith appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC
Blake Lewis checks in from the Sundance Film Festival. He tweets, “Just performed at the GLEE party at Sundance. What a night! Did a lil freestyle w @chrisyoungraps DOPE!! Mad Skillz.”
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FOX 6 Interview with Danny Gokey
The Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Feat. Ruben Studdard) to be Released March 1
Hitman David Foster and the hugely successful Foster & Friends franchise has returned with another extraordinary night of music which is thrillingly captured on his latest DVD and CD “The Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.” Scheduled for release on 143/Reprise Records on March 1st, PBS will simultaneously broadcast the show beginning in early March as part of their Great Performances Series.
“Hitman Returns” was filmed before a sold out crowd last year at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The lineup of talent lead by Foster as maestro of ceremonies includes performances by Seal, Donna Summer, Martina McBride, Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, All-4-One, “Glee” star Charice, Chaka Khan, Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian and other artists whose careers have been touched by Foster, a 15-time Grammy winning producer and songwriter.
Read more at Broadway World
Highlight Reel from November’s Chris Evert Classic feat. David Cook
Clay Aiken to sing the National Anthem at the NHL All-Star Game Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 pm et on Versus.
“We all rally behind the home team, ” says Aiken, a native of Raleigh, N.C., where the game will be held. Raleigh got the team, which had been the Hartford Whalers in 1997, and the team won the Stanley Cup in 2006. “I don’t think anybody in Raleigh knew much about hockey until the Hurricanes came to town, but now everybody has learned to love it.”
Read more at USA Today
‘Idol’ Reject — He’s an Eagle Scout Now!
Chris Cordeiro’s singing wasn’t up to par on “American Idol” this week, but his ability to tie a knot (or something like that) is apparently first rate — cause he just got his Eagle Scout badge.
Cordeiro’s rendition of “My Way” didn’t get him an invitation to Hollywood — “You scared everyone in the room, ” was Steven Tyler’s reaction — but this weekend in New Jersey, Cordeiro got his medal and badge … signifying he had achieved the highest rank possible in the Boy Scouts.
How many merit badges do you think Taylor Hicks has?
Read more at TMZ
Children winners thanks to Senators
More than 800 partygoers were in a New York state of mind Saturday as they hit the Hilton Lac-Leamy for the Manhattan-themed Bell Sens Soiree in support of children’s charities.
There was a replica of the Statue of Liberty, quaint lampposts displaying some of The Big Apple’s most famous street names, and, in the ballroom, a Radio City Music Hall-style stage with backdrops of Broadway.
The Ottawa Senators’ PA announcer and event MC, Stuntman Stu, may have been impersonating Donald Trump but Carrie Underwood was the real thing in her designer Sam Edelman black pumps with sexy spikes covering the back of her shoes and heels. The Gram-my-winning country singer attended with her husband, Sens player Mike Fisher. They were later to dine at a group table with V-P Gary Cameron from major sponsor Bell. “Mike and Carrie are a wonderful couple and I’m thrilled they’ll be sitting with us tonight, ” said Cameron, who was planning to chat with them about the new home the pair has been building in the city’s west end.
Read more at the Ottawa Citizen
Anoop Desai Blogs about his New Years resolutions.
Around Christmas, I emailed my close friends a list of tenets that I want to live 2011 by. These aren’t really resolutions– more a list of ideals I wrote down and found myself looking over today to remind myself what this new year is all about. A new town, for one. But along with that, a renewed outlook on things. So much of our daily lives are caught up in the mundane or in benchmarks of achievement that we sometimes forget how to make ourselves happy. Just thought I’d share my list with y’all as I did with my friends with the hope that maybe it will encourage you. I’m happy to say that I feel like I’m living up to most of these in my daily life and it feels great! Hope you get something out of it too!
Read more at AnoopDesai.com
Katrina Darrell – Big Spender (Official Music Video – HQ)
Katrina “Bikini Girl” Darrell’s new music video
JONATHAN ROSS: SIMON COWELL WON’T MIND ME HINTING HE’S GAY
JONATHAN Ross was back to his bad boy best at the British Comedy Awards by hinting that Simon Cowell is gay and making a racial jibe about Cheryl Cole.
The controversial chat show host poked fun at a string of the nation’s top celebrities as he presented the ceremony live on Channel 4.
Read more at Daily Star
Glee gone wild! The cast look worse for wear at Naya Rivera’s Las Vegas birthday bash
She plays a bitchy, backstabbing cheerleader on hit show Glee.
But Naya Rivera was not short of friends to help her toast her 24th birthday in Las Vegas this weekend.
And her fellow Glee clubbers certainly their hair down in sin city as they partied hard at The Bank Nightclub in the Bellagio hotel.
Read more at the Daily Mail