Today’s Idol Appearances
- Jane Lynch appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- Academy of Country Music Awards nominees announced on CBS, 8:30 ET
Jennifer Hudson isn’t letter a little bad weather stop her! She’s shooting the “Where You At” music video in Chicago today. She tweets, “Gci playing my song right now ! As I’m getting dressed to shoot the video right here in my home town Chicago !!”
Jennifer also confirms to a fan that Anthony Mandler will direct.
Kris Allen is set to perform at the Alive Christian music festival on June 25. Read more HERE.
More Headlines after the JUMP…
GLEE’s Superbowl Episode Gets Extra 6 Minutes – Idol March 3 Show expanded to Two Hours
FOX has super-sized Sunday’s post-Super Bowl episode of “Glee, ” while “American Idol” is getting an extra hour on Thursday, March 3.
“Glee” will now run for 66 minutes on Sunday, starting at approximately 10:30/9:30c.
Meanwhile, “Idol” is now set for two hours on Thursday, March 3 at 8:00/7:00c – its first results show of the season. The expanded installment, news of which has been confirmed to the site exclusively, will pre-empt “Bones” that night.
Read more at Broadway World
Watch Crystal Bowersox on Tennessee Mornings right HERE.
Idoloonies: Randy Gets Nasty, New Favorites Emerge, and the Pimping Begins on Idol
It’s only week two of American Idol‘s tenth season, but the show’s producers are already commissioning full symphonies and setting off fireworks displays to alert us to their personal favorite contestants. That’s okay, though, because Idol without viewer outrage/irritation/consternation would only be half the fun. And anyway, it’s not as if the Milwaukee and Nashville audition episodes weren’t filled to the rim with talented Golden Ticket recipients, right?
Watch the Video at TV Line
Civil War ‘Idol’ Contestant — A Real ‘Musket’ Man
The Civil War reenactor from last week’s episode of “American Idol” wasn’t joking — the guy actually pretends to be a soldier from the 1860s in his spare time … and TMZ has obtained a photo to prove it.
Sources in Nathaniel Jones’ Civil War reenactment group — called “Muskets and Memories” — tell TMZ, the 22-year-old from Wisconsin has attended the historical dramatizations for years with his family.
Read more at TMZ
American Idol Season 6 Finalist, Phil Stacey, to Perform at Market America World Conference, February 4, 2011
Conquer Entertainment (http://myworld.marketamerica.com/index.cfm?action=services.ceLanding), in partnership with Market America (http://www.marketamerica.com) announces a special musical performance by Season 6 American Idol finalist, Phil Stacey, at its World Conference in Miami, Friday Feb. 4, 2011.
Read more at Trading Markets
David Archuleta and Other Celebrities go Home
Aerosmith flies again
Despite speculation that Tyler’s new role on “Idol” would cause friction within the band and further delays in recording, Whitford said he is thrilled for the frontman and what the exposure will do for Aerosmith.
“I think he’s a great choice (for ‘Idol’), ” he said. “I always told him he should be a stand-up comedian because he’s one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known in my life. I think people will see that as they get to know him better. He and J. Lo will bring a lot of authenticity to what they’re doing. And it’s going to expand our audience, for sure. People who would never think about seeing Aerosmith might change their minds after seeing him on TV.”
Tyler’s TV emergence coupled with Aerosmith’s inclusion in “Guitar Hero” is making for a welcome renaissance for the 40-year-old band.
Read more at Boston Herald
X Factor Hunt for the New Beatles
THE X Factor is to hold auditions in Liverpool for the first time – in a bid to find the new BEATLES.
The move comes after bosses were impressed by the quality of acts during Britain’s Got Talent auditions in the city earlier this month.
Executive producer Richard Holloway said: “Liverpool’s talent was amazing.” An insider added: “It would be great to find the next Beatles or Cilla Black.”
Read more at The Sun
‘Glee’ Cast Apologizes to Lindsay Lohan for Making Fun of Her
Lindsay Lohan ran into cast of ‘Glee’ on Sunday and they were nice enough to go and apologize to her for making fun of the actress in an episode that aired last year.
TMZ is reporting Lohan was out to dinner in West Hollywood and the cast (minus Lea Michele and Jane Lynch) walked up to Lohan and apologized to her for the jokes made where they referenced Lohan’s frequent trips to rehab.
The cast said that they did not mean to hurt her feelings and Lohan reportedly accepted their apology and everyone parted ways.
Read more at AOL Popeater
Third time even luckier? Ricky Gervais reveals he’s been asked to host Golden Globes again – despite furore caused last month
Ricky Gervais has revealed he’s already been asked to present the Golden Globes next year – but he’s not sure he should.
The former Office funnyman, 49, has announced: ‘The ratings went up again, and the organisers asked me to consider a third year. (But) I don’t think I should. I don’t know what I could do better. I certainly couldn’t get more press for them, that’s for sure.
And with reference to The Office, the show in which he made his name, he quipped: ‘You know me. Two seasons is enough.’
Read more at the Daily Mail
Citigroup Takes Over EMI
Citigroup has acquired EMI Group and has recapitalized the major label group in a debt-for-equity swap, the two sides announced Tuesday.
As a result, the company’s debt has been reduced by 65% from £3.4 billion to £1.2 billion, and the company has in excess of £300 million of cash available, EMI said in a press release. EMI’s management team remains unchanged, with Roger Faxon as the group’s CEO.
Read more at Billboard
Jennifer Lopez: SiriusXM Studio Visit!
Jennifer Lopez signs the wall at SiriusXM Studio on Tuesday (February 1) in New York City.
The 41-year-old entertainer and American Idol judge stopped by the studio to chat about her latest endeavors and what’s next for her!
See the photos at Just Jared
Darren Criss Covers ‘Prestige’ January 2011
Darren Criss rocks out in an Emporio Armani suit and Ben Sherman dress shirt on the cover of Prestige’s January issue.
Here’s what the 23-year-old Glee star and singer shared with the mag’s Oliver Singer:
On fame: “The one exciting thing about celebrity is that you get to be in a position to do great things for the world. A lot of our favorite celebrities have given back to the community, and I hope I can do the same.”
See more at Just Jared
‘Glee’ Star Jane Lynch to Release Memoir
Glee star Jane Lynch has signed a deal with Voice — an imprint of Hyperion Books that publishes works by female authors — to write a memoir.
Hitting shelves in spring, Happy Accidents will recount her comedy career at the Second City improv theater and her work in films like Best in Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as well as her award-winning role as Sue Sylvester on Fox’s Glee. The book also will address how she learned to her embrace her homosexuality and overcome alcoholism.
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
‘Glee’: Watch the Super Bowl episode’s boobalicious opening performance set to Katy Perry’s ‘California Gurls’ — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
EW can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that the opening Cheerios dance number is set to Katy Perry’s “California Gurls.” It’s a veritable boob-a-palooza — with more bikinis than an episode of Jersey Shore — produced to keep eyes glued to the screen even after the big football game is done. “I think our opening number is going to retain a lot of male viewers, ” says co-creator/executive producer Ian Brennan.
See the Video at EW