Today’s Idol Appearances
- Josh Gracin performs at the Viper Room in Los Angeles. 8 pm. $10 at the door.
- Lee DeWyze plays a free concert at Sierra Vista Mall, Clovis CA, Center Court 6-7:30 PM PST.
- Kris Allen appears on Balancing Act the Lifetime Network, 7-8 am.
- Elliott Yamin guests on Robert Wuhl’s new syndicated sports radio talk show. Airs 3-6 PM EST.1
- Ryan Seacrest appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
According to Katie Stevens, she and Andrew Garcia will be taping a segment for Extra TV today.
Aaron Kelly tweets “writing with Janell Wheeler tomorrow :) then I get to see Crystal, Bryan and Tony tomorrow :) I’m excited!!!”
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Check out a brand new trailer of the movie Soul Surfer featuring Carrie Underwood. The new clip is longer, and has Carrie speaking some lines. See it at Entertainment Weekly. Soul Surfer opens on April 8.
Crooner Chris Daughtry to rock on Maui in February
KAHULUI, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) – Catch crooner Chris Daughtry and his band live on Maui on February 18th.
His band, Daughtry, is headed to Maui Arts and Cultural Center for the gig.
Tickets go on sale to MACC members on Saturday, January 29th at 10 a.m., and Saturday February 5th for the general public. Cost is between $33 and $83.
Read more at HawaiiNewsNow
Ex-‘Idol’ contestant Todrick Hall of Arlington to launch production of ‘Fairytale’d’
“I had to make a decision of whether or not I wanted to stay with [ Memphis] or whether I wanted to go to L.A. to try to make more of a name for myself, ” Hall said during an interview at the Star-Telegram offices. “[My Idol] season is over, and another season has started, and I feel like when you’re two seasons away, no one’s going to remember you.”
For now, Hall is back in Texas, where he plans to launch a touring production of Fairytale’d, a musical he wrote and will direct. Auditions will take place Friday at Dana’s Studio of Dance in Southlake; the production is seeking children 6 to 18. Hall is still putting finishing touches on the musical, he said, and cast members will be able to help develop characters.
Hall plans to take the musical on a seven-city tour starting Feb. 19 in Corsicana.
Read more at the Star Telegram
Lee Dewyze’s Aunt Mary & cousin Tim talk American Idol
We caught-up with Lee’s Aunt Mary and cousin Tim in Butler County, for an update on how the stars new life is treating him.
Lee’s career, as you might imagine, is on the fast-track post-Idol.
He sang the halftime show for the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game last weekend. He’s a little jet-lagged from a radio tour he’s doing right now, to promote his new CD, but we’ve got it on-record from Aunt Mary, life is good for Lee Dewyze.
“I’m his Aunt Mary, ” and not just any Aunt Mary. “People have stopped me and said to me, I know who you are and I’ll say who am I?, ” she laughed. “And they’ll say, ‘You’re Aunt Mary.”
See the Video at FOX19.com
Talent show gives Steven Tyler collectibles a big boost
The latest incarnation of Aero-smith frontman Steven Tyler as an “American Idol” judge has struck a chord with opportunistic fans of Marshfield’s Demon of Screamin’, who are online demanding hundreds and even thousands of dollars for everything from autographs to bus shelter posters tied to the 62-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
“Get it while it is hot. ‘Idol’ will only make Tyler collectibles more valuable, ” says the Craigslist pitch for a pair of rock-star-hip sunglasses. Rick Peterson of Scituate claims they were Tyler’s and he’s willing to part with them for $2, 500 “or best reasonable offer.”
Red more at the Boston Herald
Jennifer Lopez Appreciates Steven Tyler’s ‘Zaniness’ On ‘American Idol’
Jennifer Lopez feels really at home as one of the new faces of “American Idol.” But Lopez isn’t the only new kid on the “Idol” block: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is also just getting his feet wet, and fans are getting used to his wacky judging style. And J.Lo appreciates her fellow judge’s “zaniness, ” as she called it.
“He’s a very spontaneous person in that sense, ” she told MTV News. “You never know what’s going to come out of his mouth, [and] probably half the show is me kind of looking at him like, ‘What? Did he just say what I think he just said?’ It’s very funny, but I enjoy every second of it — every second of the zaniness and craziness. You never know with him, and it’s awesome.”
Read more at MTV
New Jennifer Lopez Song Leak?
“Take Care” is reportedly a cut off Jlo’s upcoming album, Love