Idol Headlines for 02/09/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Adam Lambert appears on The Talk for Grammy week. CBS 2 pm.
  • Adam Lambert stops by the Grove in Los Angeles for an interview with Mario Lopez of Extra TV. 1:30 pm ET
  • Crystal Bowersox live in Studio A with WFUV 2:30 pm ET
  • Jordin Sparks, Rickey Minor and Adam Anders take part in Grammy Career Day in Los Angeles. More info HERE.
  • Elliott Yamin performs at Billboard Live in Osaka, Japan, 2-2:30 PT.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


J. Lo Is One Of the Most Irritating Hotel Guests on Earth

That’s according to the new book Concierge Confidential by Michael Fazio, who works in the biz.

Says the tome:

*Jennifer Lopez once kept a hotel massage therapist waiting for three hours while she had screaming arguments with her boyfriend at the time (Puffy).

“The poor masseuse had to stay there, hanging on, while J. Lo cried and screamed hysterically.”

Read more at the Village Voice


Source: Simon and Paula’s ‘Idol’ antics ‘got old’ for Randy

“Randy had no idea what to expect, but he’s getting along marvelously with (Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez), especially J.Lo, ” the source told the magazine. “Randy even texts Jennifer between performances, even though they’re sitting next to each other. They’ll text things like, ‘I can’t believe you liked that person!’ ”

As for the Aerosmith frontman, Jackson likes the fact that the rock star is more of a guy’s guy than Cowell, the source said. “Simon wasn’t the type of guy that would ever just sit back and hang socially. Steven is … more Randy’s speed.”

And it may be a good thing in Jackson’s book that Cowell finally bailed on “Idol” after nine seasons to launch his upcoming “X Factor, ” and Abdul left after season eight. The source told Life & Style that although Jackson loves his ex-fellow judges, “Simon and Paula … it just got old. All that bickering and eye-rolling — it took away from the search for talent.”

Read more at The Clicker


Cowell wants Dickson for ‘X Factor USA’

The UK X Factor announcer Peter Dickson has been approached about voicing the US version of the reality show, it has been revealed.

Dickson, who also works as the voiceover artist for Britain’s Got Talent and The Paul O’Grady Show, said that he will soon be meeting with Stateside producers about a potential role on the Fox series.

“Simon [Cowell] has said he’d like me to be the voice of the American X Factor, ” Dickson told The Sun. “I am being flown out to Los Angeles during Oscars week so I can meet the Fox executives to try to sort out a deal.”

Read more at Digital Spy


Photographer Joseph Llanes – David Cook Photos

Photographer Joseph Llanes has added even more photos of David Cook working in the studio to his blog. Check out more like the above HERE.


Idoloonies: Is It Time to Revamp the American Idol Audition Rounds?

Week Three of American Idol‘s tenth season was about as appealing as a Heidi Montag opera album. The Los Angeles audition telecast, in particular, failed to yield a single Top 20-level contestant, and the Austin, TX tryouts were only marginally better. On our latest episode of Idoloonies, I gather a panel of hardcore Idol fans — including season 8 finalist Alexis Grace — to discuss some potential format changes that could help freshen the show’s early rounds. We also discuss the best (Casey Abrams) and worst (Hollie Cavanagh) Golden Ticket recipients, the pros and cons of executive producer Nigel Lythgoe’s Twitter feeds, and the show’s renewed effort to cram its early favorites just a little further down our throats. All that, plus individual references to both Miley and Noah Cyrus, and the latest on Alexis’ post-Idol fortunes. How can you not press play and watch our latest episode below!

Watch at TVLine


Aretha Franklin feels ‘absolutely super’ ahead of Grammy tribute

The five performers who will take the Grammy stage to honor Franklin are Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence Welch.

Franklin said Berry, an Oscar winner, turned down her suggestion to play Franklin in the movie about her life. Berry bowed out, saying she didn’t have the voice for the role, Franklin said.

Franklin said Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson were on her list of singer-actresses to play her.

More at CNN


Faith comes first for ‘Idol’ hopeful

“When I graduated from Cheatham High in 2001, I weighed 340 pounds, ” he said.

In addition, Dillard suffers from Scheuermann’s kyphosis, a condition that causes a rounding curvature of the spine. He was scheduled to face surgery when his insurance was canceled.

“After surgery you’re bedridden for six months, and then it’s low activity for another six months, ” he said. “There’s also a 30 percent threat you¹ll be paralyzed because they have to break the spine.”



(WWE) American Idol Host at WrestleMania?

– American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is rumored to be a celebrity for WWE’s WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta. Other celebrities linked but not officially announced to WrestleMania include Bob Barker, Justin Bieber and Chili of TLC fame.



Paula Abdul on the Tonight Show

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Chris Colfer on Late Show with David Letterman

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