Idol Headlines for 01/29/10

Simon Cowell’s Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

The cover of REM’s “Everybody Hurts, ” organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7.

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The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus, Michael Buble, Jon Bon Jovi, Take That, Mika, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, Westlife, Cheryl Cole and boy band JLS. “X Factor” winners Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and Joe McElderry also guest on the track, recorded this week and organized by Syco label boss Cowell.

It is set for digital release Feb. 7 and CD release the day after. Proceeds will go to the Sun newspaper’s Helping Haiti fund and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

Billboard.biz

Kara DioGuardi and Elliott Yamin head to Angola for ‘Idol Gives Back’

Elliott Yamin is headed back to Angola for this year’s “Idol Gives Back, ” and Kara DioGuardi is tagging along. “We’re going back and Kara is rolling with me, ” Elliott tells Idol Tracker. “The last time I was there with Fantasia, we visited a school that had this flight of stairs that led to nowhere. They told me there wasn’t enough money to finish building the school, so I got Exxon-Mobil to underwrite $100, 000 so that the kids would have an adequate place to learn.”

Elliott added that his role will be to take Kara around and “show her the ropes.” The two will also present a check to Sister Dominguez and continue the “Idol Gives Back” initiative with Malaria No More, an organization that provides mosquito nets to help thwart the spread of malaria.

LA Times

‘Idolatry’: Sexy ladies wail, sappy stories fail, and Joe Jonas trumps Neil Patrick Harris (what?!) this week on ‘American Idol’

Week three of American Idol’s ninth season fell into a thoroughly predictable groove: Contestants whose auditions were gussied up with 10 lbs. of backstory sailed through to Hollywood; the guest judges who everyone expected to be whip-smart and amusing (hi, Neil Patrick Harris!) lived up to their billing; and Simon Cowell got hot and bothered whenever a sexy chica appeared on the scene. To counterbalance this unwavering absence of capriciousness on the nation’s favorite talent program, we here at Idolatry decided it was time to get krazy with a k.

EW.com

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Hope For Haiti Now Album Raises More Than $3 Million In Relief Funds

When tragedy strikes, it can bring out the best in people. Now, it seems that music fans are finding a channel for their own good will toward Haiti, as iTunes and some of the world’s top artists are setting records with the Hope for Haiti Now album.

iTunes confirmed Thursday (January 28) that tracks from last week’s landmark benefit show have combined to generate more than $3 million in relief funds. On Wednesday, the Hope for Haiti Now album became the first-ever digital-only album to debut at #1 on the SoundScan charts. Through Sunday of this past weekend, the album was purchased and downloaded more than 170, 000 times — nearly all of the sales coming from the iTunes store.

MTV

‘Idol’ Dominatrix — No Stranger to Chaps

The whip-toting, leather-clad “American Idol” contestant on Wednesday’s show is used to sexing it up in front of large crowds — she was once a chaps-wearing booty shaker for an Arena Football team.

TMZ has found photos of Erica Rhodes
from her stint as a dancer for the Dallas Desperados — which were taken back in ’06 and ’07 when the AFL still existed.

TMZ

‘Pants on the Ground’ Guy — Grammy Bound

“General” Larry Platt’s gripe with saggy bottoms has gotten the “American Idol” star all the way to the Grammys — dude’s gonna be performing on the red carpet.

TMZ spoke with Platt’s manager — a charming woman named Pinky — who told us the “Pants on the Ground” king will bust out his intoxicating anthem right before the awards show.

Unfortunately, the “General” is gonna have to find somewhere else to see the awards — Pinky tells us there are no plans to actually go inside.

TMZ

Ellen’s no pushover, says Kris

THINGS have changed dramatically on American Idol since Kris Allen took the No. 1 spot on the reality singing contest last year.

Following his win, judge Paula Abdul quit the show, and has been replaced by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Judge Simon Cowell will leave after this season wraps as well.

But ask Allen – who spoke to my paper from Los Angeles on Wednesday morning – what he thinks of the developments, and he tells you that he doesn’t think the show will suffer for losing Cowell.

Asiaone.com

Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert: Wake-Up Video

They say second place is the first loser (“they” being thick-necked high school lacrosse players), but coming up short has worked out pretty well for Adam Lambert, who celebrates his birthday today. The 28-year-old singer from San Diego, California stormed the eighth season of “American Idol” and wowed fans with his combination of Broadway belting and glam rock sensibilities.

Since falling just shy of an “Idol” victory to the deserving Kris Allen, Lambert has kept his profile high. He released his debut album For Your Entertainment, came out on the cover of Rolling Stone, dropped at least one amazing video (for the “2012” soundtrack song “Time for Miracles”) and delivered a performance at the American Music Awards that got censors (and the ABC network) all hot and bothered.

MTV

Carrie Underwood: The New Never Wears Off Her First Grammy

“When I heard my name called, all I can remember is being numb from excitement and adrenaline, ” she blogged on Grammy.com in recalling that New Artist victory. “Since then there have been many awards, and I hope that there will be a few more nominations in the future, but you only get one year to be nominated for this amazing award. If I never win another one, I will always have the Best New Artist Grammy Award in my cabinet to gaze upon. To future winners of this award…cherish every moment of it!”

GAC

Onetime ‘Idol’ Prospect Finds His Inner Rebel

Earlier this month he released “The Love Uncompromised EP” (Atlantic), a prelude to a full album this spring, and it’s among the most sure-footed records, debut or otherwise, by an “Idol” contestant from any season. Partly that’s because Mr. Castro has had time to marinate, and to woodshed. His season’s winner, David Cook, and runner-up, David Archuleta, both released debut albums about six months after the season finale. But no one rushed Mr. Castro to pin down his style, and he certainly didn’t rush himself.

He’s got it down cold now, though: 1960s pop with bright guitars, slashed through with a contrarian streak. It’s as if he were still stuck in one of the genre-themed weeks on “Idol, ” but the most apt one. Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz should be nervous (to say nothing of Wednesday night’s actual headliner, Matt Hires, who received a fraction of the adulation bestowed on Mr. Castro).

NY Times

Mary J. Blige Says ‘American Idol’ Judge Simon Cowell Is ‘Really Nice’

Mary J. Blige recently joined Kara DioGuardi, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson at the judging table during the “American Idol” audition stop in Atlanta. After her guest stint on the show, Blige revealed the biggest secret from behind the judges’ table: Simon is actually nice.

“I guess the fact Simon is a really nice person [surprised me most], ” she told MTV News on the red carpet at the Essence Black Women in Music event in Hollywood. “I mean, my experience on ‘American Idol’ … it was finding out for myself, which I never judge Simon — I just always wait till I see people for myself; he was a really nice guy.”

MTV

Why Neil Patrick Harris Should Replace Simon Cowell On ‘American Idol’

As one of the 19 humans on the planet who actually watch “How I Met Your Mother, ” I was already well aware of Neil Patrick Harris’ rather prodigious talents. He is a song-and-dance man. He is fantastic at playing “the cad.” He looks great in a suit. But what I — and my 18 fellow “HIMYM” viewers probably weren’t aware of — is how effortlessly, utterly great he’d be as an “American Idol” judge.

On Wednesday (January 27) night’s “Idol” auditions show, Harris was smart, funny, and — most of all — cutting. He was unafraid to shatter dreams or snicker at particularly awful wannabes. He didn’t stand down to the wrath of Simon Cowell (in fact, he seemed to go out of his way to instigate the cranky Brit). He offered advice — even faint praise — when the situation warranted it, he mastered the art of making the “wowed” face when a particularly great voice caught his fancy (it’s a delicate thing, mostly in the eyebrows) and he even picked up on one hopeful’s Tourette’s syndrome (looks like all those years of playing a teenage doctor really paid off).

MTV

‘American Idol’ Guest Judges: We Grade Katy Perry, Joe Jonas And More

With Paula Abdul moving on to bigger and better things (TBD), “American Idol” had a gaping hole to fill during their season-nine audition process. As a solution, producers put their Rolodexes to good use and called up some celeb pals to sit in during the tryouts.

Everyone from Broadway vet Kristin Chenoweth to heartthrob Joe Jonas answered the call. But how did the various Rent-A-Judges stack up against one another? Which ones floundered and which ones made the grade?

MTV

‘Grease’ revival is slick, surreal fun

Fast-forward to 2010, and the original 1972 Broadway production is almost 40 years old, so the sense of nostalgia prompted by the play unfolds in multiple layers.

Add “American Idol” Taylor Hicks to the picture and the whole thing — at least for a moment — becomes downright surreal.

That means theatergoers get to hear the slippery title song, “Hopelessly Devoted To You” and “You’re the One That I Want” live. The latter is a tour-de-force that really engages the entire cast, with especially fine moves and singing from fellow “Idol” contestant Ace Young as Danny Zuko and Lauren Ashley Zakrin as (in the case of this song) the newly vampy Sandy Dumbrowski.

Times Union

Randy Jackson talks ‘Idol, ‘ ‘Dance Crew, ‘ and missing Paula and Simon

Speaking of change, how long do you see yourself at Idol?
You never know. You never really know how long — I don’t know. That’s a very good question.

And one I’m sure you’ve been asked a lot. I’m sort of surprised you don’t have an answer.
No, look, contractually I’m there for a while [his contract ends in 2011]. I think Idol’s the best show of its kind so far, and it can go on for quite some time. It’s kind of weird that Simon’s leaving — it’s weird to be the last original judge. I miss Paula dearly, she’s my dear friend and she’s mad talented and mad cool. And without a doubt we’ll miss Mr. Cowell — he’s my boy for life. … The shifting of the family, breaking up the family, it’s interesting.

Popwatch

A male Mercedes? Third open ‘Glee’ role looking to bring more soul to McKinley High

Could Mercedes be getting a love interest? Or a nemesis?

It’s being reported that the third role the show is casting for next season is of an R&B-singing teen, or as “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy said, “a male Mercedes.”

Now we here at Show Tracker hope this means that our favorite big-voiced diva is getting a love interest, even if Murphy was coy about what the newbie on the block would be doing. Maybe there is a sing-off? Maybe they fall in love? Or hate? Also, will this bump Dijon Talton, who plays Matt Rutherford (you know the other African American kid who fills out the background).

LA Times

EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Harris Leaving Dancing with the Stars

The Dancing With the Stars co-host will not return to ABC’s celebrity dance competition when it returns for its tenth season on March 22. Harris, who has co-hosted with Tom Bergeron for the past eight seasons, told PEOPLE Thursday that the decision to leave the show wasn’t easy.

“[DWTS] could not have been more of a dream job, ” she says. “I loved every single second of it and I’ve made lifelong friends at the show.”

But Harris, who majored in journalism at Northwestern University, says that she is focusing on other projects like her correspondent duties at The Insider, which she says have expanded in the past year.

People.com

‘Dance’ over for Harris

‘Dancings With the Stars” co-host Saman tha Harris is leaving the show after eight seasons.

ABC isn’t saying yet who’ll replace Harris opposite Tom Bergeron when the show kicks off its tenth season March 22.

But it won’t be former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul, who’s being wooed by the show to be a contestant.

“Paula has no interest in judging or co-hosting a dancing show, ” a source told The Post. “She’s been there, done that. They’re asking her to be a contestant — and they’ve been after her [as a contestant] for three or four seasons.”

NY Post

Edited to Add:

Idol chit chat with Adam Lambert

n Toronto to promote his new album, everyone’s favourite runner-up from American Idol takes time to share his style secrets with Ben Kaplan while the pair pick out their polish.

“I think people take sex too seriously, ” Adam Lambert says as we lean back in our chairs at the hair salon while two gorgeous women futz with our nails. “It’s really not that big a deal.”

Lambert has become a big deal since he was introduced on last year’s American Idol. With his guyliner and Adam Ant hair, Lambert, the runner-up on one of the most popular TV shows of all time, became as well known for his theatrics as for his voice.

Canada.com

CallSource® joins Starkey Hearing Foundation to Tackle Children’s Hearing Loss in Super Bowl Mission

CallSource®, the leader in call tracking, performance analysis, sales and management training, announced that its non-profit organization, PrideAmerica is teaming up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to tackle children’s hearing loss in a Super Bowl Hearing Mission on Wednesday, February 3rd, from noon – 4 pm at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach.

Starkey CEO William F. Austin and CallSource CEO Jerry Feldman will lead foundation staff, local volunteers, celebrities and sponsors in bringing the gift of hearing to more than 100 Miami-Dade and Broward County Public School children in need. The children will be fitted – at no cost – with digital hearing instruments manufactured by Starkey.

Celebrity guests will be on hand to encourage the children as they are fitted with the hearing instruments and begin hearing clearly, some for the very first time. The mission will be followed by a special performance by American Idol national recording artists, Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta. Other celebrities scheduled to attend the event include Sam Moore, Lou Ferrigno, Larry Fitzgerald, EJ Henderson, Bernard Berrian, Chuck Foreman, Leslie Nielsen, and many others.

PRWeb.com

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155 Comments

  1. How awesome that they’re having Elliott go back to Angola for IGB! It’ll be a great experience for Kara too.

    Happy birthday Adam!!

    Roger Friedman of The Hollywood Reporter is basically Clive’s stooge right? He wrote an article about Clive’s pre Grammy party and it looks like Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood will both be performing at it. It also looks like the new artist spot went to Ke$ha.

    http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/2010/01/29/santana-rob-thomas-mary-j-prince-set-for-all-star-party/

    What I can tell you exclusively is that Mary J. Blige as well as the Black Eyed Peas will perform for Universal Music’s Doug Morris, who’s being honored for his Lifetime Achievement by the Grammys at this party. Morris, like Clive, is one of the last real music men. His UMG is a towering success.

    Also set for performances are Jennifer Hudson, Kesha, and Carrie Underwood, and Maxwell.

    But the big excitement will be the return of Carlos Santana with matchbox twenty star Rob Thomas. They’re set to perform their new cover version of Eric Clapton’s “Sunshine of Your Love.” It’s from the forthcoming Santana album in which the guitar hero “Santana-izes” a dozen classics with guest vocalists. Here’s hoping Carlos and Rob will also do their big hit, “Smooth,” and maybe Rob’s current hit, “Someday.”

    I think Clive’s party used to stream online but idk if it does anymore. It’s Saturday night starting at 9 PM Pacific.

  2. Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert!

    Who will be the next Adam Lambert?

    In just one year’s time, this singer has gone from a complete unknown to the standard by which we judge other aspiring artists. It’s been amazing ride for Lambert, and it doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon.

    The unique, talented crooner turns 28 years old today, as he shares a birthday with the woman to whom he gave an insightful interview last week: Oprah Winfrey.

    It’s yet another symbol of Adam’s status these days that we’ve chosen to feature him over the world’s most popular talk show host. Enjoy the photo montage in Lambert’s honor below and send this star your birthday wishes right now…

    http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2010/01/happy-birthday-adam-lambert/

  3. Kris just did an interview and he said that he wasn’t going to Haiti as part of IGB, and that it was part of an organization. I’m guessing he was going with his friend Matt’s group, since a lot of the other missions that Kris has gone on have been with that group. So, I guess a lot of the speculation that was going on this week was off base.

    I wonder how TPTB at 19 felt about this trip, and if they want to cover Kris’ trip in March for IGB.

  4. I posted this on yesterday’s headlines thread, since today’s wasn’t up at the time……

    Early Friday am update

    iTunes

    #17 LLWD
    #19 WWFM
    #241 FYE
    #523 AWM
    #582 MBD
    #726 YDKM (Matty G)

    POP:
    28 27 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 2478 2029 449 16.901
    +82 Spins
    +51 Bullet
    +0.702 AI

    HAC:
    34 33 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 488 442 46
    +42 Spins
    +41 Bullet
    ??? AI (not listed)

    CANADIAN UPDATE:

    CHR/POP:
    36 31 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 258 181 77 2.437

    +6 spins
    = bullet
    +0.113 AI

    HOT AC:
    24 24 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 273 259 14 2.180

    +4 spins
    -7 bullet
    -0.018 AI

    Total AI: 4.617 (+0.095)

    #3 on Canadian iTunes.

    POP:
    22 20 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 3600 3056 544 21.378
    +43 Spins
    -33 Bullet
    +0.355 AI

    HAC:
    9 9 KRIS ALLEN Live Like We’re Dying 2658 2521 137 13.444
    +49 Spins
    +11 Bullet
    +0.226 AI

    65 64 ALLISON IRAHETA Friday I’ll Be Over U 206 167 39 0.42

  5. Happy Birthday, Adam!

    Not surprised Kris’s aborted Haiti trip was not in connection with IGB…

  6. All Press Releases for January 29, 2010

    Westlake Village, CA (Vocus/PRWEB )

    CallSource®, the leader in call tracking, performance analysis, sales and management training, announced that its non-profit organization, PrideAmerica is teaming up with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to tackle children’s hearing loss in a Super Bowl Hearing Mission on Wednesday, February 3rd, from noon – 4 pm at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach.

    Starkey CEO William F. Austin and CallSource CEO Jerry Feldman will lead foundation staff, local volunteers, celebrities and sponsors in bringing the gift of hearing to more than 100 Miami-Dade and Broward County Public School children in need. The children will be fitted – at no cost – with digital hearing instruments manufactured by Starkey.

    Celebrity guests will be on hand to encourage the children as they are fitted with the hearing instruments and begin hearing clearly, some for the very first time. The mission will be followed by a special performance by American Idol national recording artists, Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/01/prweb3538124.htm

  7. Happy Birthday to Adam. And I am glad that Matt is in the Top 1000 on Itunes. I think that he is very talented and I hope that he does well. I read he’s got a show tonight so I hope that goes well for him. :)

  8. Lots of tweets about Kris going to Malaysia. Looks like he will be there on Monday Feb. 8th (not this coming Monday)

  9. babybelle32

    Do you know what station that interview was with? Hopefully they will post it at some point today

  10. He wrote an article about Clive’s pre Grammy party and it looks like Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood will both be performing at it.

    Yay! Just to keep track of Carrie’s gigs:

    January
    30- Clive’s pre-Grammy party (performance)
    31- Grammy Awards (MJ tribute performance)

    February
    4- Temporary Home video debut on cmt.com
    7- Superbowl national anthem

    March
    1- airdate of How I Met Your Mother guest stint
    11- Start of the tour!!!

    Woohoo! I wonder when she’s shooting the movie.

    Also, buh-bye Samantha Harris. Bring back Drew Lachey!

  11. HAC:
    34 33 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 488 442 46
    +42 Spins
    +41 Bullet
    ??? AI (not listed)

    Wow, i guess those HAC adds from a few weeks ago finally kicked in. good updates for both of the guys. I think there is no question LLWD gets into at least the mid-teens on pop, maybe higher. And hopfully WWFM will follow the same trajectory. And as I type this I am listening to FIBOU (still love that song!)

  12. Kris just did an interview and he said that he wasn’t going to Haiti as part of IGB, and that it was part of an organization. I’m guessing he was going with his friend Matt’s group, since a lot of the other missions that Kris has gone on have been with that group.

    Thanks for that info. I assumed he was going as part of his friend’s group, also.

  13. I was just on twitter and we have a new gig that Kris is doing. It says July 17 Kris well be performing at Alabama Adventure at 7:00 pm. Long time yet but thought I’D post it.

  14. Is Adam going to be on AT40 this weekend? Not just WWFM, but Adam himself? I thought I read something about that somewhere.

  15. mmb I think so I thought I saw something about that on twitter yesteday.

  16. ilovekrisallen39

    That is this Kris — not the one from Southern Thunder?

  17. girlygirl — definitely our Kris. It says (American Idol Winner) after his name

  18. Ok I wonder if my husband wants to take a vacation July 17 to Alabama. Yeah right probably in my dreams. I just want to see Kris so bad. I really hope he comes to New York. And someone close. No more then a couple of hours away and gives me plenty of time for my husband to get vacation from his work. Shot even if it’s 4 or 5 hours away.

  19. I was just on twitter and we have a new gig that Kris is doing. It says July 17 Kris well be performing at Alabama Adventure at 7:00 pm. Long time yet but thought I’D post it.

    A lot of idols have performed there including Taylor, Ruben, Phil and Bo among others. Fun in the sun & music.

  20. ilovekrisallen

    Alabama Adventure is a second rate theme park – think a Six Flags crossed with a State Fair. You might want to pick another venue to make a vacation out of it.

  21. It’s nice to see Matt on one of these ITUNES download lists. I had wondered how the jazz chart related to the overall chart. In the top 1000 downloads on the first day is nice, but what is really exciting is that it made #1 on the ITUNES US and Canadian Jazz Charts within a few hours of release!!!

    Matt has a big concert tonight (sold out!), so he is doing a lot of press in Grand Rapids this morning. Most video hasn’t shown up, but here is a segment with him and Anna Wilson that appeared on the Grand Rapids Fox station.

    http://www.twitvid.com/5FA20

  22. A lot of idols have performed there including Taylor, Ruben, Phil and Bo among others.

    It’s 15 minutes to half an hour from Taylor, Ruben or Bo’s hometown. It would make sense for them to play there.

  23. Didn’t see Slezak’s new Idolatry posted:
    http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/29/idolatry-american-idol-katy-perry/

    Hee. Kristen is hilarious. I actually didn’t have my typical violent reaction against the Chris Golightly sob story cuz I found him marginally likeable, but even I had to laugh at Kristen’s callous comment about his foster families. She’s just too outrageous. I kinda love her. Cameos by David Cook and Jason Castro were brief but cool– I bet that means they’ll show up in later episodes if they bothered to drop by the EW office.

  24. Yeah I wasn’t really planning on the Alabama one. But I would like to go on vacation around one of the times he does something. But somewhere exciting that I’ve never been before. It would be so neat to see Kris but also just to have a vacation somewhere nice.

  25. I like this article on Grease, much better than the one posted in News

    OPENING IN FEBRUARY, 2010 – MUST-SEES:

    (1) From February 2nd to Feb. 21st, Grease, at The National Theatre, in Washington, DC.

    Fifth season American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and contestant Ace Young (who finished 7th) slick back their hair, and will energize the National Theatre stage, as they bring their own “Greased Lightning” to the Nation’s capital. OK, the show is silly, and it’s been produced a zillion times, and DC has seen a zillion Grease productions in local community and dinner theatres, and tours, but who cares? You can’t beat a night out at the theatre that reminds us of the innocence and growing pains of the 50’s.

    This tour is receiving raves all over the country, and I want to see why. Plus, I love the National Theatre! Everything looks great there, and in these tough times – couldn’t we use a little “Shakin’ at the High School Hop”?

    Check out the Grease tour website here.

    http://dc.broadwayworld.com/article/A_Theatre_Lovers_Guide_to_DCCapital_Area_Theatres_February_2010_Offerings_20010101

  26. ptslittlecomment
    01/29/2010 at 11:26 am
    ilovekrisallen

    “Alabama Adventure is a second rate theme park – think a Six Flags crossed with a State Fair. You might want to pick another venue to make a vacation out of it.”

    Your right it’s a second rate them park. I live in Alabama and I know the place. I wouldn’t waste vacation time going there. I am sure Kris is going to perform at better places than that. I would wait and see what else he has scheduled.

  27. I just wanted to weigh in on Kris at Alabama Adventure. Yay that is near enough for me to go, so I will because I really want to see him in concert, but Alabama Adventure, really? Not the best concert venue. Now my kids and I love the water park there, but outdoor mid-July Alabama heat/ humidity is not the most comfortable place for a concert. You do get into the concert “free” with a day’s paid admission to the park, but you have to line up early to get a decent seat.
    Come on Kris, if you are coming to Alabama, why not Workplay, Alabama Theater, or even Sloss Furnace? Why are you making me see you at Alabama Adventure? Sigh.

  28. The park looks pretty nice. Voted Alabama’s best attraction in 2007 (haven’t been often to Alabama — Huntsville a couple of times, or driving through mostly, so that could be a lame thing that’s less lame then the other things for all I know LOL) But, they have the voters’ 3rd best water ride in the nation, so that sounds pretty cool. The picture for concerts and events looks kind of cool.
    I live by a six-flags and they have a summer concert series with really good acts that are VERY well attended, so, it sounds like a good gig to me.

  29. LMAO, quoting myself for context:

    Cameos by David Cook and Jason Castro were brief but cool– I bet that means they’ll show up in later episodes if they bothered to drop by the EW office.

    Slezak confirms:
    #EWMichaelSlezak: Yes, @PriscilaRC, scoop-filled @thedavidcook Q&A next week. For now, you’ll have to keep rewatching the Idolatry intro! http://bit.ly/bbnBm7

    In other news, THANK THE LORD, A COOKIE HAIRCUT!! I’m pretty sure DC follows Slezak on Twitter, but I wonder if he reads the random popwatch posts like the one after his EM:HE episode where his hair gets [rightly] dissed a bit? Maybe he took the message to heard and finally did something about it! Ha..

  30. Slezak also tweeted this

    @EWMichaelSlezak: Scoop-filled @thedavidcook Q&A next week. For now, keep rewatching the Idolatry intro!

    SQUEE! Gah!

    eta: LOL sma11ie think we’re a bit excited?!

    Yep he does follow him on Twitter. He’s tweeted him a few times.

  31. How awesome that they’re having Elliott go back to Angola for IGB! It’ll be a great experience for Kara too.

    Elliott’s continued working on the Angola projects since his first trip over there. I don’t think he could easily forget what he saw, and he has been determined to keep on helping, it seems. … So he earns his trip back…Hope they let him *sing,* but I kind of doubt that they will since he doesn’t have a new album out.

  32. gulfluv
    You are absolutely correct. There are many better places in the Birmingham area that Kris could play. I hope his management takes note.

  33. liking that part 2 of the slice interview with adam.. small or big screen possibly? bring it on!

  34. @EWMichaelSlezak: Scoop-filled @thedavidcook Q&A next week. For now, keep rewatching the Idolatry intro!

    Ooh! YAY!

  35. Live in Alabama too. Not a good place for a concert. Do you know what Alabama heat and humidity is in July?? Even at night, you can’t breathe outside. No, this attraction does not rank up there with Six Flags or anything close. But, it is a gig. Locals will probably go but it will be miserable.

  36. Do we know for certain that the Alabama Adventure show is not the Kris Allen with Southern Thunder?

  37. It’s 15 minutes to half an hour from Taylor, Ruben or Bo’s hometown. It would make sense for them to play there.

    I think it makes sense for any new artist who is trying to establish his or her name, plus expand their fan base to go and play wherever they are invited.

    Despite semi popular opinion, those fresh off from AI aren’t on the same level as people who can just go out and fill up stadiums. Too often, the people who go to shows of those from AI are the same people over and over again. While it’s nice to have such loyal fans, it makes sense for them to do everything they can to get exposed to new people.

  38. Reminder:

    OMG. I can see this theme park discussion devolving along clearly partisan lines. Ugh. So, I’m just going to stop it dead in it’s tracks. Just try to think how you’d be reacting if it were your favorite, rather than your rival.

  39. It seems a little odd that they would book this gig for Kris so far in advance when they don’t even know his tour dates yet. Are they going to book his tour around whatever random gigs they are setting up for him now?

  40. So, I see that Adam’s AOL Sessions haven’t been posted yet when they were supposed to be up yesterday. What a shock, huh? I wish I knew what was going on with this — they are 0-for-3 in terms of posting the Season 8 Idols’s AOL Sessions in a timely manner.

  41. OMG. I can see this theme park discussion devolving along clearly partisan lines. Ugh. So, I’m just going to stop it dead in it’s tracks. Just try to think how you’d be reacting if it were your favorite, rather than your rival.

    Yes I would be happy to see my favorite but I just would not plan a vacation to see Kris there. I was really only talking about the extreme heat and location. Not the best for making big plans. Glad he has a gig but just wanted to warn people about having high expectations about the location since we live in Alabama and know the area. I would say the same about my favorite and the location-and the extreme temperatures. It was not meant to be degrading.

  42. I also wasn’t trying to bait anyone. Just trying to advise someone to make plans around a better locale. I like Kris and think he will get better gigs than this one. He deserves it.

  43. @EWMichaelSlezak: Scoop-filled @thedavidcook Q&A next week. For now, keep rewatching the Idolatry intro!

    New album scoop maybe? Pretty please? :)

  44. New album scoop maybe? Pretty please?

    Gimme *something*, I’m heading towards needing a group hug!

  45. girlygirl
    01/29/2010 at 12:11 pm
    So, I see that Adam’s AOL Sessions haven’t been posted yet when they were supposed to be up yesterday. What a shock, huh? I wish I knew what was going on with this — they are 0-for-3 in terms of posting the Season 8 Idols’s AOL Sessions in a timely manner

    The MOD on AO said they wouldn’t be up yesterday, something about legal issues….surprise surprise.

    Thanks for posting the numbers everyday girlygirl!!!!

  46. On the park’s website they list The Jonas Brothers, Sugarland, and MercyMe as acts that have performed there in the past. I think if it’s good enough for Sugarland then it’s good enough for Kris.

    It seems a little odd that they would book this gig for Kris so far in advance when they don’t even know his tour dates yet. Are they going to book his tour around whatever random gigs they are setting up for him now?

    It makes more sense for the tour to be made up of festivals, club events, radio promotions, opening for established acts, etc., and not just one long tour where Kris is either the headliner or the opener. Kris needs more exposure, he needs to establish his name, and he needs to build a fan base, and that is not going to happen on a tour, where the only people who will show up at every venue are the same AI fans.

    Kris isn’t going to be the first idol contestant to perform at festivals or small club events, nor will he be the first artist to do so. This is how most new artists pay their dues.

  47. Kris isn’t going to be the first idol contestant to perform at festivals or small club events,

    All the Idols who tour do a mix of events. Small clubs, casinos, festivals, state fairs, and sometimes an amusement park or two. This is the way it works for everybody. Get out there are play for people wherever you can to help build and/or solidify an audience.

  48. Some festival dates for acts ARE headlining events. Some are the types where you get a show included with festival admission and multiple acts in a night but some are also regular main stage events where you have to pay full price to see one certain act. Carrie was still playing festivals even pretty recently.

  49. Carrie was still playing festivals even pretty recently.

    Kelly also did some festivals and small clubs over the summer. She did one club in my city that was sponsored by a local radio station, and the club wasn’t even big enough to hold 300 people, but she’s one of the most played artists on the station that held the event.

  50. You are correct Sugarland was there in 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBk04SzkAPM
    and the Jonas Brothers were there in 2007
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZBk_-TL9Ws&feature=related
    Bo Bice has played there a lot, before and after he was on AI. Would not be surprised if that was not the same for Taylor and maybe Ruben.

    Again, I am not belittling Kris for playing at AA. I understand a gig is a gig. My advice was for ilovekrisallen, not against Kris.

  51. Again, I am not belittling Kris for playing at AA. I understand a gig is a gig. My advice was for ilovekrisallen, not against Kris.

    Mee too and anyone else who was planning a vacation around this event. The point was not that Kris was playing at an amusement park, the point was that for anyone that might be planning a vacation “here”- they might want to wait for another gig-that’s all.

  52. SonyMusicGlobal

    happy birthday 2 U, happy birthday 2 U, happy birthday dear @adamlambert , happy birthday 2 U! #happybdayadam !!!

    Birthday wishes from Sony!

  53. All the Idols who tour do a mix of events. Small clubs, casinos, festivals, state fairs, and sometimes an amusement park or two. This is the way it works for everybody. Get out there are play for people wherever you can to held build and/or solidify an audience.

    Exactly. So doing the gig at the Alabama waterworks whatever, makes sense and is a good gig….well except for the fact that it’s Alabama in July. Which sounds like hell on earth on to me. Sorry, I don’t like heat and humidty and the summers in Madison were too much, so I can’t imagine that I would do too well with Alabama’s summer.

  54. Kris isn’t going to be the first idol contestant to perform at festivals or small club events, nor will he be the first artist to do so. This is how most new artists pay their dues.

    This makes sense to me. Not every performance will be a Billboard NYE type event. I’m sure those who frequent this park are used to the elements, and die hard fans who make the trip to see Kris will happily endure the elements to see him perform live.

    I’m looking forward to updates on other performances, especially in the NY metro area!

  55. alaadam
    01/29/2010 at 12:54 pm
    Again, I am not belittling Kris for playing at AA. I understand a gig is a gig. My advice was for ilovekrisallen, not against Kris.

    “Mee too and anyone else who was planning a vacation around this event. The point was not that Kris was playing at an amusement park, the point was that for anyone that might be planning a vacation “here”- they might want to wait for another gig-that’s all.”

    Me three, I wasn’t slamming Kris, I was just giving my two cents about that particular amusement park. As a Alabamian I know the area and the park, it’s not exactly a great spot for a vacation.

  56. girlygirl
    01/29/2010 at 11:04 am
    ilovekrisallen39

    That is this Kris — not the one from Southern Thunder?

    Yep, it’s our Kris Allen. Bo Bice has appeared there in the past. I understand it’s a pretty good gig.

    From their Facebook page:

    BREAKING NEWS! Kris Allen (American Idol Winner) will perform at Alabama Adventure July 17 @ 7pm! Get your Season Pass today to enjoy this and all 7 of our great concerts for just $49.99 when you purchase 2 or more! Visit http://www.alabamaadventure.com

  57. I understand it’s a pretty good gig.

    You can look at the venue from the short clips of Sugarland and JBros I posted above.

  58. Truthiness
    “Exactly. So doing the gig at the Alabama waterworks whatever, makes sense and is a good gig….well except for the fact that it’s Alabama in July. Which sounds like hell on earth on to me. Sorry, I don’t like heat and humidty and the summers in Madison were too much, so I can’t imagine that I would do too well with Alabama’s summer.”

    I love my state, but Alabama in July can be miserable. When you have 90-100 degree temperatures, with a higher heat index, plus high humidity, it’s like being in a steam bath.

  59. RyanSeacrest If u have a second, the mother of one of our idol contestants is missing. Please help us spread word: http://bit.ly/findviola
    18 minutes ago from UberTwitter
    Retweeted by thedavidcook and 100+ others

  60. As far as Alabama Adventure for Kris July 17, he & Cale will be right at home being from Arkansas. The other members of the band may have a problem dealing with the heat and humidity.

  61. American Idol pretty much sucks for playing up the back stories which only opens up contestants to ridicule.

    revcat, I totally agree with you on this. It’s what I hate most about the show. I don’t mind if fans and the media uncover the stories. It’s the hokey emotional manipulation by the producers that is so disgusting.

    Unfortunately, a lot of these contestants come in playing up a backstory, real or embellished, to try to get on the show.

  62. I think the Golightly kid has had enough to deal with in his life without being tagged with the moniker “Orphan Boy” which has been used on this site. That is so disrespectful.

    He calls himself “Orphan” so I don’t see any disrespect.

    Yeah, I heard that’s what he calls himself on his myspace, etc.

  63. thedavidcook: # Back in LA… Wow… Deja vu. I feel like I’ve tweeted that before…. Weird.
    21 minutes ago from mobile web

  64. Tweets from the Fantasy Springs gig for Adam

    #HappyBirthdayAdam All hotel packages for your show have been sold out and tickets are going fast!!!

    400 tix sold in first 10 minutes RT @funqueen: So how are the sales for
    Adam Lambert show going?? Wish I could be there

  65. YOUR WEAKEND CHART PREVIEW: Lady Antebellum will debut at #1 with a total that now looks like it’s well over 400k. This is the best showing by any album on a January chart since The Documentary by The Game (Aftermath/Geffen) debuted way back in January ’05 with a total of 587k. EMI is all but guaranteed four titles in the Top 10 next week (whoa) and has a chance for five if the first Lady Antebellum album continues its strong sales through Sunday. Here’s the projected Top 15 headed into Grammy weekend:
    * Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 400-425k
    Hope for Haiti Now (Hope for Haiti) 140-150k
    Michael Jackson’s This Is It (Epic) 65-70k
    Susan Boyle (Columbia) 65-70k
    Lady Gaga, The Fame (Interscope) 60-65k
    2010 Grammy Nominees (Capitol/EMI) 50-55k
    * Barry Manilow (Arista/RMG) 45-50k
    * Corinne Bailey Rae (Capitol/EMI) 45-50k
    * Celtic Woman (Manhattan/EMI) 35-40k
    Lady Antebellum, self-titled (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 35-40
    Alicia Keys (J/RMG) 35-40k
    Black Eyed Peas (Interscope) 30-35k
    * Kidz Bop Kids (Razor & Tie) 27-30k
    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 27-30k
    Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster (Interscope) 27-30k
    * Denotes debut
    You may now return to explaining to your homies why Peyton Manning can’t possibly be stymied by the Saints defense next Sunday. (1/29a)

    http://hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi

  66. Me three, I wasn’t slamming Kris, I was just giving my two cents about that particular amusement park.

    Okee doke. I was basing my mod on how these things typically progress. Especially lately. I had to shut down the Kris Haiti thread. It got really ugly in there, and yes, the argument was clearly divided along party lines. I try to nip things in the bud before they get out of hand.

  67. More Wishes

    EWMichaelSlezak

    @adamlambert You share a bday w/ Oprah, so I hope she’s sending you some of her FAAAYVORITE THINGS! [insert audience squeal] #happybdayadam

    @TheRealJordin: Happy Birthday @adamlambert! I hope you’re having fun! Congrats on everything! More to come! :)

    jambajim Today’s Tune: Of Montreal – The Party’s Crashing Us Now http://tinyurl.com/yz744dz #HappyBdayAdam
    about 2 hours ago from web

  68. YOUR WEAKEND CHART PREVIEW: Lady Antebellum will debut at #1 with a total that now looks like it’s well over 400k. This is the best showing by any album on a January chart since The Documentary by The Game (Aftermath/Geffen) debuted way back in January ’05 with a total of 587k. EMI is all but guaranteed four titles in the Top 10 next week (whoa) and has a chance for five if the first Lady Antebellum album continues its strong sales through Sunday. Here’s the projected Top 15 headed into Grammy weekend:
    * Lady Antebellum, Need You Now (Capitol Nashville/EMI) 400-425k

    Congratulations to Lady Antebellum for their #1 debut for their album “Need You Now”. It is well deserved IMO and 400,000+ album sales is great. :)

  69. More wishes:

    Z100NewYork Happy birthday @adamlambert!

    ESPN announced Adam’s birthday?! LOL!

    27KIISFM

    Lets wish a big Happy Birthday to @oprah & @adamlambert!!!! 11

  70. alisanporter: Happy Birthday @adamlambert I love uuuu!!!!¢¾¢¾??¢¾¢¾! Xoxo
    half a minute ago from Twittelator

    AnoopDoggDesai it’s my friend Adam’s birthday today, do you know him? naaaahhhh…
    5 minutes ago from web

    lyndseyparker @adamlambert Here’s the best bday song in pop history http://bit.ly/9zs3LA Now go celebrate!
    16 minutes ago from Echofon

  71. brian_mansfield Happy birthday, Adam Lambert. And all the best to you! #HappyBdayAdam
    4 minutes ago from web

    PerezHilton @AdamLambert Happy birthday! xoxo
    4 minutes ago from web

    FROM http://twitter.com/Monterrific

    @adamlambert Happy Birthday, Adam!!!
    12 minutes ago from web

  72. @adamlambert happy birthday rockstar!!!! Xo @nicolinaroyale

    Tweet MTV
    Happy Birthday @AdamLambert! Check out Adam Lambert’s music video history here: http://su.pr/8tGxpF #HappyBdayAdam

    ClaudeKelly HAPPY BIRTHDAY @adamlambert!!!! *confetti falling all over the Twitterverse*
    less than 5 seconds ago from UberTwitter

  73. michaelsarver1: Happy Birthday to my friend @adamlambert. I hope u have an incredible day surrounded by peolple u love. Love ya buddy!
    22 minutes ago from Echofon

    ImMattGiraud: Hey boy hey! @adamlambert have an awesome birthday! Wish I could be at the partay!! Thanks for plugging the tune my brotha!! I wouldn’t…:)
    8 minutes ago from txt

  74. JustinHawkins @adamlambert Happy Birthday!! x x x
    1 minute ago from web in reply to adamlambert

    Meganjoysings I have to find something hilarious to give adam tonight….. Hmmm
    9 minutes ago from txt

    leecherry @adamlambert Happy Birthday bud!!!

  75. Another Tweet from Fantasy Springs:
    FantasySprings: Wow, we’re getting calls from Taiwan & we have ppl who drove 3 hrs 2 B here early ths morning 2 wait at the box office 4 @AdamLambert

    Tickets went on sale 15 mins ago online and it seems the servers have been unable to cope:
    We’re sorry, we were unable to process your request due to high transaction volumes. Please try to submit your request again

  76. Reminder:

    Could we get the Cliffs notes version of Adam’s birthday messages? We need to leave some room for headlines. :).

  77. Could we get the Cliffs notes version of Adam’s birthday messages? We need to leave some room for headlines. .

    Maybe just post his twitter site so those who want to read every one of his birthday tweets can just go there and read them? I expect there will be a lot.

  78. Could we get the Cliffs notes version of Adam’s birthday messages? We need to leave some room for headlines. :)

    Okay –

    Universe @adamlambert Happy Birthday, bb

  79. I kind of like to read the ones from the other idols or idol bloggers. It’s also neat to see the ones from Sony, media outlets and songwriters or producers we have talked about on this site. Most of these posted tweets are from names I recognize from reading this site.
    I think this is the cliff notes version. LOL I think Adam is literally getting thousands and thousands of birthday wishes. I don’t really want to go through his whole twitter account and thousands of tweets.
    I find the ones posted to be interesting and relevant to this blog.
    Maybe put them in the Adam interview thread. IDK. ???

  80. this made my day.a tiny present for Adam:

    my friend who admits she’s homophobic and hates Adam so much it’s disgusting just e-mailed me saying she can’t get wwfm out of her head.resistance is futile!!!

    Don’t forget the big dream,Adam: WORLD DOMINATION

    lol:)

  81. Well twitter is going crazy Kris wish Adam a Happy B.Day. And his also going to the Party that Adam is having.

  82. @thezodiacshow: Happy Birthday @adamlambert!!! It’s safe to say your Change Has Come!!

    @AOLRadio: Happy Birthday Adam Lambert #HappyBdayAdam

    Sorry MJ, I’ll keep them far and few!!

  83. ilovekrisallen39
    01/29/2010 at 2:32 pm

    Well twitter is going crazy Kris wish Adam a Happy B.Day. And his also going to the Party that Adam is having.

    ^^^Yeah Kris!!!

  84. iloveka! LOL, I’m lurking on twitter. I knew immediately what had happened when I looked at my computer and saw well over 200 new tweets re: krisallen. It just made me smile.

  85. And Jim then had to tweet and tell Kris what he could give as a gift to Adam he told him to bubble tweet an acoustic cover of Adam’s Sleepwalker or better in jim’s word If I had you. I think that would be a late B.day gift for Jim and not Adam.

  86. I found this on twitter:)

    ……

    GigiSutton RT @blueskiesandsun: Heard Slash giving an interview on radio today. He was gushing over @adamlambert #Happybdayadam
    less than a minute ago

  87. Awwww! I love that Kris and Megan are going to Adam’s big birthday bash!

    Update on Fantasy Springs, New Tweet:

    R phn system is crashing due 2 the large volume of calls. 2 avoid long waits, the best chance is 2 order online

  88. nyc
    01/29/2010 at 2:00 pm
    Another Tweet from Fantasy Springs:
    FantasySprings: Wow, we’re getting calls from Taiwan & we have ppl who drove 3 hrs 2 B here early ths morning 2 wait at the box office 4 @AdamLambert

    Tickets went on sale 15 mins ago online and it seems the servers have been unable to cope:
    We’re sorry, we were unable to process your request due to high transaction volumes. Please try to submit your request again

    This makes me so happy!!!

    Seems like the S8 crew may not have set tour plans this year. Maybe sporatic shows are the way to go with the sad state of concert shows and the lack of sales???

  89. ETA….great news on Matt’s singles!!! He was not a favorite of mine, at all, even at the concert, but I think he could kick some serious ass in the jazz genre.

  90. luvadamlambert
    01/29/2010 at 2:30 pm
    this made my day.a tiny present for Adam:

    my friend who admits she’s homophobic and hates Adam so much it’s disgusting just e-mailed me saying she can’t get wwfm out of her head.resistance is futile!!!

    “Don’t forget the big dream,Adam: WORLD DOMINATION”

    That’s great Luv, all it takes is for a person to open their mind and heart and realize all of us are essentially the same deep down.

  91. lorismile
    01/29/2010 at 2:51 pm

    ETA….great news on Matt’s singles!!! He was not a favorite of mine, at all, even at the concert, but I think he could kick some serious ass in the jazz genre.

    ^^^Adam tweeted Matt’s single, so a lot of Adam fans purchased his single. Good for Matt.

    Disclaimer: Not saying because of Adam fans Matt single is doing well !

  92. A tweet from the resort:

    #HappyBirthdayAdam All hotel packages for your show have been sold out and tickets are going fast!!! 2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    ^^^ This is great news. I believe capacity is 4500 seats!

  93. Allison said there might be duets at the Concert in NYC. Adam, Kris .Elliott and more are there also.

  94. Heading downrown to @kiisfm Grammy suite. Got questions for @rihanna @justinbieber @adamlambert @ludacris @onerepublic ??

    @michellemarietv

  95. Awwww! I love that Kris and Megan are going to Adam’s big birthday bash!

    Hoping for pics!! ;)

  96. Allison said there might be duets at the Concert in NYC. Adam, Kris .Elliott and more are there also.

    Elliot? You mean Yamin? I thought this would just be Kradison…there will be other Idols too?

  97. That’s what it said on twitter but I’ve only seen Allison so far. Other radio stations are doing interviews also. But am only looking at the one. I don’t know if there’s any other one’s that are streaming live like this one.

  98. http://www.kesq.com/global/Story.asp?s=11903115

    Lambert Mania Hits Fantasy Springs Casino

    INDIO – Hundreds of fans lined up outside Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday wanting to get their hands on tickets to see “American Idol” castaway Adam Lambert.

    At noon, casino officials told News Channel three that nearly one-third of the seats were sold as phone started ringing last night. One call came from Taiwan.

    People started lining up as early as 6am to get tickets, this morning. One woman drove from Orange County, another from San Diego.

    It’s also a trending topic on social media sites like Twitter, where avid fans are quick to point out today is also Adam Lambert’s birthday.

    Fantasy Springs management says no artist has received so much attention in such a short amount of time before at their concert venue.

    Adam Lambert appears there on February 27 at 8pm.

  99. Nice article (blurb) about the tickets selling for Adam’s gig on a local tv station:

    Adam Lambert Mania Hits Indio

    “Fantasy Springs management says no artist has received so much attention in such a short amount of time before at their concert venue.”

    http://www.kesq.com/global/Story.asp?s=11903115

  100. Happy birthday, Adam Lambert! Time for a news-link party

    Adam Lambert turns 28 today, and the Ministry of Gossip is having a link party to celebrate.

    His album, “For Your Entertainment,” was last week’s bestseller, and downloads of the single “Whataya Want From Me” (the video is embedded below) got a boost after he appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” where he recognized the fleeting nature of fame and promised to enjoy every moment of his time in the spotlight.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/01/happy-birthday-adam-lambert-time-for-a-newslink-party-.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MinistryOfGossip+%28Ministry+of+Gossip%29

  101. Me too dcglam.I have to add it to my 2,708 Adam pictures (I think I accidentally made iTunes delete some for more space :( )

    what? Me? Obsessed?

    ….

    Nah :)

  102. Kris was on but you couldn’t understand a word he said. I know it was a different stream it was the people that interviewed him before when they said they should trash him because he won against Adam. And afterwards said how Kris sound like he wasn’t paying attention to them. I guys we know now that Kris has crazy fans also. Because they told him they got some hate tweets after. They didn’t sound mad thou and apologize to Kris. Someone did say they heard Kris say that there still working on tour dates.

  103. At noon, casino officials told News Channel three that nearly one-third of the seats were sold as phone started ringing last night. One call came from Taiwan.

    What’s so amazing to me is that there has been literally no advertising of this event whatsoever! Even Adam hasn’t tweeted about it.

    This all started because of a tweet by the resort – yesterday, I think. Pretty wild when you think about it. And impressive.

  104. They on tweeter also said Kris Apologize to them for his fans that were complaining and also for sounding sleepy.

  105. They sold 1,000 tickets in about 3-4 hours at Fantasy Springs

    About 1,000 tix sold to show @FantasySprings so far. Hotel rooms sold out. Easier to get tix online than calling.

    1009 tickets sold to be exact to @adamlambert

  106. Tweet -ET

    BradBesseyET ET’s birthday surprise for @AdamLambert now posted on http://www.etonline.com. Oh, and btw, #KellanLutz just told me he sleeps in the buff.

    BradBesseyET #HappyBdayAdam – So happy we’ll be celebrating Adam’s B’day weekend with him at The Grammys for ET. Promo runs tonight. Love that guy.

  107. Did anyone else’s twitter crash after Kris tweeted his birthday greeting saying that he’s going to Adam’s party? Mine did…

    Luckily, Adam has said this party is private and isn’t spilling details on where it is going to be. Hopefully that will keep the people who like to try and follow Adam everywhere he goes at bay.

  108. Adam and Kris are all over the place in the media today. I know some station is going to interview him today some time. Because the person tweeted asking for questions to ask Kris. And his going to be on some country web station it’s http://www.cmtcody.com saw a tweet from that website. Unless there talking about the other Kris Allen.

  109. loved this from neon limelight (got it off my email alerts)

    28 years ago, the world welcomed a baby boy who would grow up to become the fierce, eyeliner loving, glitter adoring, spotlight-stealing, glass-shattering belter known as Adam Lambert.

  110. Adam and Kris have both tweeted about Matt’s single being available to download. Have any of the other Idols tweeted anything about this? I no longer follow most of them on twitter, so I don’t know what the reaction has been from the rest of the S8 group.

    Also, what is the # for the jazz chart on iTunes — pop is 14, country is 6 (or is it the other way around? hah – I forget). I want to be able to check the jazz chart later on to see if Matt’s single is still at #1.

  111. I guess the days before the Grammys are a big media blitz chance for artists? It seems like a lot of Idols are doing a bunch of media stuff today. Is this common on the Friday before the Grammys?

  112. Oh hai Kevin Frazier! I see you giving Adam his birthday cupcakes.

    I used to work with Kevin Frazier!!! Really, I did! So — yay — I now qualify for 6 degrees of Adam Lambert…right???

  113. girlygirl, I had the “cliff notes” on this on the Matt thread, but here are the AI-related folks that I saw that tweeted about Matt’s single: Adam, Michael, Anoop, Kris, Alexis Grace, Casey Carlson, ainow and jambajim. I halfway expected both Megan and Allison to do so, but not yet. Megan did, however, tweet that it was gorgeous a few weeks ago before any of the rest of us had heard it.

    I check ITUNES rankings from the following website:

    http://musicchartfeeds.com/

    YDKM is back at #1 on the Jazz chart, but it fell to #2 for a few hours this morning. Anna also mentioned it went to #1 on the Canadian jazz chart, but I have no idea how to verify that.

  114. yeah, typically before the grammys there are all sorts of pre-grammy gifting suites and all that jazz…most artists are there right now

  115. girlygirl-unforunately most likely one of the guests will tweet the location i bet later on tonight, hopefully not too many cray-crays will be out and about, or hopefully security wont let them in

  116. Haha glambert696969:

    glambert696969 WOOOOOOO TO US GETTING #happybdayadam AS A TOP TREND! WE NEED TO DO MORE MORE MORE!!! How about #ThankYouLeilaLambert ?
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 Adam Mitchel Lambert. You saved television. You saved music. You saved…me. #happybirthdayadam
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 (I KNOW HE CALLS THEM GLITTERBABIES BUT WHEN WE’RE ALONG TOGETHER HE SAYS GLAMBABIES SO IT’S KIND OF AN INSIDE JOKE. SO CHILL.)
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 He changed music forever. He captivated the WORLD. He impregnated me with Glambabies. #happybdayadam
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 A beautiful and majestic creature, he wandered the land spreading his glittery seed. #happybdayadam
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 28 years ago today an angel was sent to this earth. #happybdayadam
    about 5 hours ago

    glambert696969 VERY disappointed that Obama did not announce that he was turning Adam’s bday into a National Holiday. DID HE NOT GET MY 69,129 LETTERS?
    1 day ago

  117. Adam is so excited about his birthday and everything going on with his life. Heck, we all are excited for him. Happy Birthday, Adam!!!!

    In the ET link posted by sweetni4, Adam is so darn handsome and really beautiful. That is my favorite look for him, and I think this is my all-time favorite sighting of him. Just gorgeous.

  118. dolTracker Happy Birthday, Adam Lambert! http://bit.ly/95ekUV

    Adam Lambert has a busy weekend ahead of him — style lounges to visit (he’s expected at the KIIS-FM Grammy Gift Lounge today), a red carpet to host on Sunday (for America’s top-rated celebrity news show, “Entertainment Tonight,” no less) — so he may want to home in tonight’s birthday celebration … or not.

    “Idol’s” poster boy for all things glam turns 28 years young today, and here’s hoping it’s a happy one!

    In honor of this momentous occasion, let’s watch Adam “Strut” his stuff on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” earlier this week.

    — Shirley Halperin

  119. Cute pic from Make Up Forever lounge:
    from http://www.zannel.com/viewupdate.htm?id=PXMOXH

    LATimesIMAGE Adam lambert getting a bunch of eyeliner from the Make Up Forever lounge in grammy style studio-
    7 minutes ago from web

    LATimesIMAGE Adam Lambert posing with products at the grammy style lounge at smashbox studios. He’s much taller in person.
    about 1 hour ago from web

    BenSherman1963: @adamlambert sighting at @thegrammys styling lounge !!

    BenSherman1963: @adamlambert just took my one of a kind 3 piece navy bensherman tux and looks sexy!!

  120. ilovekrisallen39
    01/29/2010 at 4:40 pm
    Adam and Kris are all over the place in the media today. I know some station is going to interview him today some time. Because the person tweeted asking for questions to ask Kris. And his going to be on some country web station it’s http://www.cmtcody.com saw a tweet from that website. Unless there talking about the other Kris Allen.

    I heard part of the radio interview with Kris. It was a San Diego station. The country station is out here broadcasting for the Grammies. Kris and Randy are both scheduled for interviews from backstage.

  121. happy1_29adam: @adamlambert WWFM is the no.1 on the chinese radio-hit FM China. This is the pic. http://img.ly/q9W #HAPPYBDAYADAM
    less than a minute ago from web

  122. Looks like FYE (the song) is #1 on that Chinese radio website, right?

  123. sr4mjc
    01/29/2010 at 5:29 pm

    Looks like FYE (the song) is #1 on that Chinese radio website, right?

    Yes, I believe it is FYE single because that is the song charting on most Asia radio

  124. Kris just did an interview and he said that he wasn’t going to Haiti as part of IGB, and that it was part of an organization. I’m guessing he was going with his friend Matt’s group, since a lot of the other missions that Kris has gone on have been with that group. So, I guess a lot of the speculation that was going on this week was off base.”

    I’m so glad that Kris has stated this – so thanks for the info!! Still don’t really know which organisation but this would be more his style – low key with the people needing help being his main concern as it was in the past!

    Glad that Kris is able to go to Adam’s party . It will be a great opportunity for some of AI8 to catch up!!

  125. Latest tweet from Fantasy Springs Resort:

    Thailand, Australia, Taiwan, UK, Massachusetts – People all over the world are buying tickets to see @AdamLambert here @FantasySprings 2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  126. I think “everybody hurts” is a horrible choice for Simon’s Haiti relief single

  127. Oh hai Kevin Frazier! I see you giving Adam his birthday cupcakes.

    I used to work with Kevin Frazier!!! Really, I did! So — yay — I now qualify for 6 degrees of Adam Lambert…right???

    Well that’s cool. But what’s not cool is that now I want a cupcake. Damn you Kevin Frazier! and damn you and your birthday, Adam Lambert!

  128. gangreen29
    I think “everybody hurts” is a horrible choice for Simon’s Haiti relief single

    I agree. The lyrics do not fit the tragedy, the optics of a bunch of stars singing those lyrics feels like it is missing the point a bit.

    Although it IS a really good song apart from it’s use in this case, maybe they just wanted a song they thought more people would buy? I dunno, weird choice.

  129. I always thought “Everybody Hurts” was about Michael Stipe trying to talk a friend out of committing suicide. Not sure if that’s the best song choice for the Haitian relief charity single…

  130. luvadamlambert
    01/29/2010 at 4:42 pm

    loved this from neon limelight (got it off my email alerts)

    28 years ago, the world welcomed a baby boy who would grow up to become the fierce, eyeliner loving, glitter adoring, spotlight-stealing, glass-shattering belter known as Adam Lambert.

    Thanks Luv for this wonderful viewpoint in describing the artist that is Adam Lambert. :-)

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