Idol Headlines for 01/29/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Danny Gokey performs at the Chrome at Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ruben Studdard headlines 2011 I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa Celebration Day.  Des Moines IA. More info HERE.
  • Matthew Morrison performs at the Grove in Los Angeles. Free concert at Noon.
  • David Archuleta is in Channai, India to visit Rising Star Outreach.


Siobhan Magnus heads back to Nashville

News via the Siobhan Magnus official website, “Following the show on Sunday we will be headed back to Nashville to record four original Siobhan Magnus songs with producer Michael Flanders, and working on our top secret project for summer release. Also will be setting up new official Facebook, My Space and You Tube pages for our real fans to interact. Thanks for your patience and we hope you like the site and will help us to develop it as we go. Thanks also to all of you who have signed up, please tell your friends and help us to grow the Siobhan Magnus / Lunar Valve community

Siobhan & Lunar Valve play the Battle of the Bands at Patriot Place in Foxboro Ma tomorrow.


Josh Gracin will be part of Mardis Gras this year. He tweets, “Sitting in New Orleans eating dinner discussing this years Crewe of Orpheus parade for Mardi Gras! Yes I’ll be in Mardi GRAS this year!!!”


More Headlines after the JUMP…


‘Idol’ Reject Files Lawsuit — Third Time’s a Charm!

Former “American Idol” contestant Ian Benardo is trying his luck again … suing the show for discrimination for the third time — but this time, he’s asking for a lot less money.

Benardo has filed this suit twice before — claiming “Idol” producers “exploited” his sexual orientation by asking him to “gay it up” on their show — and it was tossed out on a technicality each time.

This time Benardo and his lawyer, Matthew Blit, think they have their ducks in a row and filed the suit again in federal court on Friday.

But get this … the first time Benardo sued for $300 million, the second time he asked for $100 million, and this time … he’s asking for just $5 million.

If this gets tossed out again, the next lawsuit will be for bus fare.

Read more at TMZ


Another West Texas native heads to Hollywood with ‘American Idol’

Bell also competed on “American Idol” during Season 2, when he also made it to Hollywood and was eliminated. He returns this year with much more experience.

He now lives in New York City, but mentions on social media pages he is a 2001 Frenship High School graduate who went on to study music at both Texas Tech and the University of Central Oklahoma.

The biography on his Myspace page begins: “I began first singing as far back as I can remember, which was at least 3 years old. I’m sure I started even before then. Originally from a dusty town called Lubbock, Tx. Grew up listening to all different types of music.

Read more at Lubbock Online


American Idol Contestant Lauren Alaina Supported by Community

Newschannel 9 has video of Suddeth singing at Sing It or Wing It, a karaoke bar in downtown Chattanooga. Owner Gina Bennett says she was impressed by Lauren’s voice. “All of a sudden this kid gets on stage, everybody’s minding their own business and the first note? Bam. Head’s turn to the stage. Everybody couldn’t believe how incredible this kid was.”

via News Channel 9


‘American Idol’ contestant will be guest co-host Monday on ‘Majic in the Morning’

On Wednesday’s show, “American Idol” contestant Joe Repka of Toledo, Ohio, told judges he not only sings, he also is going to school to become a disc jockey.

Local radio station WAJI, Majic 95.1-FM, decided to give him a shot behind the mike — he’ll be guest co-host on the station’s “Majic in the Morning” show from 7 to 9 a.m. Monday.

Read more at news-sentinal


Adam Lambert’s Pre-Birthday Shopping Spree

Gearing up for his special day, Adam Lambert ventured out shopping in Los Angeles, CA on Friday afternoon (January 28).

The “American Idol” alum joined a friend in visiting Tonk ‘K’ on Melrose Ave. as he readies to celebrate his 29th birthday on Saturday, January 29th.

See the photos at Gossip Center


Adam Lambert: Melrose with My Mustang

Adam Lambert does some shopping on Melrose Avenue with a friend before riding off in his black Mustang GT on Friday (January 28) in Los Angeles.

The singer and former American Idol runner-up turns 29 tomorrow (January 29). Happy early b-day, Adam!!!

See the photos at Just Jared


Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher Spotted at Phantom of the Opera in New York City

Photo via Chris Bohannon


Soul Surfer Official Trailer Featuring Carrie Underwood


The “Mystery Idol” is Revealed! Kimberley Locke and Ace Young Work Together in the Studio

Last week, I posted a teaser that I was in the studio with a former Idol and nobody guessed right away (Erin Jacobs did guess correctly shortly after this video was filmed). The song is going to be killer! You’re going to love it!

Watch the video HERE.


Scott MacIntyre Backstage with his sister, mom and Micheal W. Smith

Via Scott MacIntyre


Randy Jackson Weighs In On Week 2 Of ‘Idol’

“She’s mad talented, ” Randy Jackson told Access Hollywood on Friday of the teen who got the golden ticket to Hollywood after dueting with Steven during her audition on “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.” “She’s mad talented and fearless.”

Randy said the youngster was so good, she had him thinking about the past a little bit.

“She’s definitely got a gift. Reminded me a little bit of our first winner, Miss Kelly Clarkson, ” he said.

“I think it affected all of us, ” Randy said of Chris’ story. “When these kids walk in, they come in with their stories and we listen to their stories and I think we got affected along with America. But that’s what this show’s really about. It’s about people trying to achieve their dreams in the face of all sorts of odds, you know what I mean it’s a tearjerker, man; it’s a heartbreaker. I think we were all so just touched by it.”

Read more at Access Hollywood


Danny Gokey Isn’t Watching ‘American Idol’ But Is Defending Contestant Chris Medina’s Emotional Story

“I really think people think the world revolves around them, and here’s why: People think the show needs to only be about them and [needs to] entertain them, ” Gokey tells Taste of Country. “They will blame the producers, saying they are exploiting or taking advantage … well, whether the producers are doing that or not, it’s working out for the good ’cause there is someone out there who is watching it that is going through the same thing.”

Read more at Taste of Country



ROBBIE Williams has been headhunted to replace Simon Cowell as the new “top dog” on The X Factor.

Show bosses are desperate to land a big name if, as expected, Cowell decides to front the US version instead.

And they will tell the hunky Take That star that “He’s the one!”

Read more at the Daily Star


Big Mike Lynch Extra Interview from Times Square


Didi, Tim, Katie and Andrew Talk To Extra About the New Judges


Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony’s Brentwood Dinner Date

Kicking off the weekend with a romantic evening on the town, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were side-by-side in Brentwood, CA on Friday night (January 28).

The “El Cantante” co-star couple were all smiles as Marc led the way to the car after having dinner with a few friends.

See the photos at Gossip Center


Kris Allen Practices for Tomorrow’s Pro-Bowl

Kris Allen is in  Hawaii to sing the National Anthem for the NFL Pro Bowl.

Photo via LizBiz8


Mandisa Finds Her Dress for the Dove Awards

The Dove Awards take place in Atlanta on April 20.

Mandisa tweets, “I think I just found my Dove Award dress!”

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