Idol Headlines for 02/03/11 – The Evening Edition

Spoilers! Joe’s Place Blog reports that the Top 40 will return to Hollywood on February 15, not the 5th as she had previously reported.

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Matt Giraud told a fan on twitter today that he’d be releasing, “probably my studio recordings from River City Studios at first then an EP.”

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Carrie Underwood Won’t Release a 5th Single from Play On?

@HeadlineCountry tweets, “Carrie fans: Many signs point to new music being released next as opposed to a fifth single from the “Play On” album.”

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Casey James and Alabama’s Randy Owen at Arbys!

Photo tweeted by Aimee Mayo.  Aimee, Casey and Randy had a writing session together!

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Ward, Magnus to headline the 2011 Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade

Lowell’s hometown hero “Irish” Micky Ward, whose boxing career is now being played out on the big screen in Mark Wahlberg’s The Fighter, will be the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade. The 6th annual event will take place on Saturday, March 5, less than a week after the Academy Awards, where The Fighter is a heavy contender in a slew of categories, including Best Picture.

The famed boxer will headline a star-studded parade cast. He’ll be joined by the Cape’s own American Idol star Siobhan Magnus, the 2011 Parade Queen. Magnus and Ward will also attend the Grand Marshal’s Dinner/Dance on Friday, March 4 at the Irish Village in Yarmouth.

Read more at Wicked Local

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Jordin Sparks and Tori Kelly at last night’s Red White and Black Affair, part of the Jordin Sparks Experience in Arlington TX. Photo: @ToriKelly

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Mix 105.1 Interview With ‘American Idol’ Winner Lee Dewyze

American Idol winner Lee Dewyze talks about life after American Idol, celebrity stalking, and his views on new Idol judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.

Listen to the interview at MIX 105.1 HERE.

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Jason Aldean Finds a Way to ‘Stay’ Close to Kelly Clarkson

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Jason Aldean’s duet with Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay, ‘ is such a smash hit, he’s taking the pop star on the road with him every night to perform it. Well, sort of.

The dynamic pair debuted the song during the CMA Awards back in November, receiving a standing ovation for their emotionally-charged performance. Now, with Jason on the road with his My Kinda Party tour, the singer has found an innovative way to have his duet partner join him on stage. Kelly is seen on a big screen behind Jason singing her part of the duet on tape when he performs the song live in concert.

“We looked for a way to make her a part of the show because she can’t be here every night to sing with me, ” Jason tells The Boot. “It’s cool; it kinda looks like she’s live from satellite. And none of my guys look or sing like that!”

Read more at The Boot

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Star Exclusive: Steven Tyler’s Teen Lover

In the Feb. 14 issue of Star, on sale now, we report that as the rocker rose to fame, he fell head-over-heels in love with a 15-year-old girl — and their three-year relationship was marked by drug abuse, an abortion and a miscarriage.

“Everyone thought they were both nuts when they got together, ” says a friend of the couple, who met when Steven was 25. “But it was typical of the rock ‘n’ roll decadence of the ’70s; it couldn’t have happened in any other era. Steven was totally in love with Julia. Women threw themselves at him, but he didn’t want anyone else!”

Read more at Star Magazine

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Jennifer Lopez? Ryan Seacrest? Steven Tyler? Who’s the Biggest Diva?

“Well, he [Ryan Seacrest] would say me and I’d say Steven [Tyler] and Steven would say Randy [Jackson], Jennifer Lopez jokingly tells E! News. “Everyone has their thing. We all have our people there with us and we all take a long time to get ready.”

Via EOnline

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GILLETTE VENUS ANNOUNCES JENNIFER LOPEZ AS FIRST-EVER GLOBAL AMBASSADOR

February 03, 2011 — NEW YORK, NY /PRNewswire/ — Professionally, the world knows her as a music icon, actress, designer, TV and music producer and philanthropist; personally she is a dedicated wife, mother, sister and friend. Jennifer Lopez, the ultimate modern goddess, is now the one and only Venus Goddess. As our first-ever global ambassador, she’ll inspire women around the world to “reveal the goddess in you, ” which means feeling their most confident, powerful and beautiful, inside and out. Lopez – and her amazing legs – will star in all elements of brand’s 2011 holistic marketing campaign, supporting the total brand portfolio, that includes TV and print advertising, public relations, digital, social media and in-store communications. The campaign also includes Jennifer’s exclusive remake of the iconic Venus song, plus the launch of a new philanthropic effort dedicated to empowering women through education: the Venus Goddess Fund for Education.

“The Venus brand empowers women and speaks to the ‘goddess’ in every one of us, ” says Lopez. “Every woman is a goddess in her own right when we let our best feminine self shine through. Venus keeps my legs looking beautiful, giving me the confidence to feel just like a goddess.”

Read more at PRNewswire

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Jennifer Hudson Graces the Cover of American Way Magazine

Looking pretty in pink Jennifer Hudson covers the newest issue of American Way magazine. The article titled “Rising Up” chronicles Jennifer journey from a little girl singing in church with her Grandmother on Chicago’s south side, to her Oscar and Grammy winning stardom. Jennifer sits down to talk about her upcoming role in the movie biopic ‘Winnie’ and her highly anticipated sophomore album ‘I Remember Me’ which hits stores March 22nd.

Read more at Jennifer Hudson Daily

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Glee Cast Reveals Secrets (and Secret Fantasies) for Season 2.5

But the show’s charmingly vexing approach to linear (or even recognizable) plot development means that over the past nine weeks, you may have forgotten, or simply never bothered to register, some of the Bryce Canyon worth of jagged cliffhangers the writers “constructed” to fill out 2010. Fortunately, as VF.com’s resident Glee maven, I’ve constructed an intensely complex online spreadsheet–database–search engine that not only tracks every pairing and unanswered question the series has posed but also scours fan sites, blogs, and Twitter feeds to identify, collate, and rank the most important and viral/pestilential questions folks have about Glee Season 2.5.

To do this, I’ve assembled the world’s greatest panel of experts: my five favorite Glee cast members. Max Adler, Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale, Harry Shum Jr., and Heather Morris tell us exactly what you can (and can’t) expect in the coming weeks—as well as provide their good-natured and hilarious responses to my usual incitements, lecherousness, and innuendo.

Read more at Vanity Fair

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‘Glee’ diva Amber Riley channels Chaka Khan in this month’s ‘Essence’

How fierce does Glee‘s Amber Riley look in this fashion spread from Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood issue? Fierce enough that I don’t even care that using the word “fierce” is so 2007.

Given Riley’s inspiration, it’s no wonder she looks fabulous. The big-voiced actress is supposed to be channeling Chaka Khan — a woman who knows how to seriously rock a sparkly ensemble. Riley and Khan go together so well that Essence is even launching a Facebook campaign calling for Glee to do a full episode devoted to the Queen of Funk.

More at Entertainment Weekly

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Jane Lynch Reveals ‘Glee’ Secrets & Her First Crush

Gleeks may want to sit down for this one… “Glee’s” New Directions are about to gain another member – archenemy Sue Sylvester!

Jane Lynch, who plays Cheerios coach and resident meanie Sue Sylvester on the hit FOX show, revealed that she will temporarily relinquish her hatred of the glee club after falling into a deep depression – due to a devastating loss by the Cheerios – and join the high school singers in an attempt to cheer herself up.

“Sue becomes very depressed – dangerously depressed, ” Jane told reporters on a conference call for the show on Thursday. “They get her to join the glee club to lift her spirits. [Sue] is actually in the glee club for awhile.”

Read more at Access Hollywood

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