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Idols at the Super Bowl
Carrie Underwood: The Season 4 winner will sing the national anthem to officially kick off Super Bowl XLIV, followed by Queen Latifah who’ll deliver “America the Beautiful.” It won’t be Carrie’s first time trying to hit those tricky high and low notes, she also sang the anthem at the 2007 World Series in Denver, at the 2005 NBA Finals in Auburn Hills, Mich., and during the NFL playoffs in 2006. Suffice it to say, she’s had plenty of practice, though this will be her biggest audience bar none.
Chris Daughtry: Having recently wrapped a successful European tour, Daughtry will perform at the NFL’s Super Tailgate Party outside Sun Life Stadium just before kickoff. The band will play a 45-minute set that includes the hit single, “Life After You, ” and is expected to go on at 3:45 p.m. Eastern time. The performance will be broadcast on CBS as part of the network’s pre-game coverage.
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THE OFFICIAL “GLAMILY REUNION”
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host The “Official Glamily Reunion” from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, February 27th in the Fantasy Lounge. This exclusive party will feature raffles for Adam Lambert memorabilia, delectable hors d’oeuvres, no host bar, and maybe even a few surprises. Party goers can also look forward to a signature “Glamily Reunion” cocktail. Tickets for the Glamily Reunion are $30 and go on sale Monday, February 8th at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (800) 827-2946. This party is only open to 400 people.
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Filming 4 an exclusive accoustic version of my first single “Heartstrings” off my upcoming album!
Still workin away and making progress on my book. I’m on a strange sleep schedule these days! Like 3am-1pm!
Meeting w my co-author working on my upcoming book. Making great progress :)
Did We Say It’s Psychedelic?
At first glance, Maya Hayuk’s art might make you timid: Her bold, colorful graphic shapes hint at an earlier era, when abstract art was a confusing thing for serious people to sort out by yelling at one another. Then you might come across a strange little bubby psychedelic space-alien thingy and exclaim, “O Hai Adam Lambert!” Because the aquatic, psychedelic space-alien thingy has the American Idol hero’s name written across its chest in a rudimentary alphabet, right where a necklace would be. And that’s when it hits you: Maya Hayuk has a sense of humor.
Surprises in store for American Idol’s ninth season
One gets used to the hype that attends the launch of each new season of American Idol. But when judge Randy Jackson says Season 9 of the mega-hit talent contest is going to be very different, you tend to believe him.
For starters, there will be a new judge sitting to the right of Simon Cowell: popular talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, recruited last September after Paula Abdul left over a contract dispute.
N.J. stars discuss changing face of reality TV as “Survivor” turns 10
Things were so different in the early days of reality television — way back at the dawn of the 21st century.
“At the time when ‘Survivor’ came out in 2000, there really weren’t that many other reality TV shows out there, ” says Ethan Zohn, who was a Fairleigh Dickinson University assistant soccer coach in 2002, when he won $1 million on “Survivor: Africa, ” the third edition of the CBS series. “I mean, to go from a soccer coach to being on the cover of magazines was huge.
Even under the best of circumstances, staying in the spotlight — for the right reasons — is “hard work, ” says Wyckoff-bred Constantine Maroulis, sixth-place finisher on the fourth season of “American Idol, ” who now stars on Broadway in “Rock of Ages.”
This season of “American Idol” is one for the books, and we’re not talking about the “Pants on the Ground” phenomenon.
Personnel shake-ups have turned attention to the judges. Paula Abdul is out, Simon Cowell is making his way toward the exit and Ellen DeGeneres makes her debut Tuesday as Abdul’s replacement.
With her appointment, it’s time to wonder whether the show has jumped the shark.
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All eyes on Ellen in “American Idol” judge debut
The arrival of the popular talk show host and comic is expected to boost viewership on the Fox television network’s aging singing contest, now in its 9th season and facing challenges to its coveted spot as the No. 1 show on U.S. TV.
The biggest question is, can Ellen get viewers to stay?
DeGeneres, 52, takes the seat held by Paula Abdul, who quit last summer in a contract renewal dispute, and “Idol” fans and TV critics remain passionately divided over her replacement.
“Ellen brings a huge fan base and people will be curious to see how she does. But if she performs poorly, that is bad for the show’s long-term health, ” said Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Slezak.
Kelly Clarkson and her fears for kid star Shaheen Jafargholi
KELLY Clarkson has said she fears for child stars like Swansea’s Shaheen Jafargholi.
The American Idol winner spoke to Celebrity Scoop, saying: “I don’t think this industry’s a great environment for a child to grow up in — we’ve all heard stories of young people having problems with fame.
“I know a lot of people my age in the industry who have been doing TV since they were kids and they missed out on proms and hanging out with friends.”
Her view mirrors that of the critics who called for a minimum age on shows like Britain’s Got Talent after semi-finalists aged as young as 10 broke down in tears on live TV. Chart star Kelly added: “I think it’s difficult for everyone not to be affected badly. There is a lot of pressure for anyone in the public eye.
DWTS Finalist Warren Sapp Arrested for Domestic Battery
NFL standout and Dancing With the Stars season 7 runner-up Warren Sapp was arrested Saturday accused of attacking his girlfriend of two years at Miami Beach’s Shore Club hotel.
Police were dispatched to the hotel after Sapp’s girlfriend, not named by authorities, called to report the 5 a.m. attack around noon. She was later taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center and treated for a swollen knee and bruising on her neck.
American Idol: “Bikini Boy” Audition Was a Radio Station Stunt
Auditions for American Idol are always filled with funny, absurd, and just plain terrible aspiring singers and Tuesday night’s auditions in Denver were no different. Most notably was a performance by the Idol-hopeful appropriately deemed “Bikini Boy, ” but before you feel sorry for a guy who might be mentally unstable, keep reading to find out about his audition which was nothing more than an elaborate hoax…
The aspiring American Idol contestant dubbed “Bikini Boy” is actually Ty Hemmerling, an employee at Denver radio station KWOF-FM. His impersonation of the infamous “Bikini Girl” from American Idol’s eighth season was nothing more than a prank for his job. According to Hemmerling, the Idol producers were in on the joke.