Idol Headlines for 02/12/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Danny Gokey performs at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
  • Elliott Yamin performs at Billboard Live in Tokyo, Japan
  • Andrew Garcia and Tim Urban perform at the University of San Diego at 7 pm.
  • Jennifer Hudson performs at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala

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Clive Davis pre-Grammy Gala red carpet streaming at EOnline or Grammy.com

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Casey James records new music! Songwriter Aimee Mayo tweets, “In studio … Casey is singing our new song … absolutely- straight- through- the- heart- beautiful. i’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Casey has been writing music with Aimee, her husband Chris Lindsey and Alabama’s Randy Owen.

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Looks like Justin Guarini will be at the Grammys tomorrow. He tweets, “On the carpet and having fun rehearsing for the Grammy’s.”

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Simon Cowell’s production company tweets, “No truth in stories Lindsay Lohan being lined up for @TheXFactorUSA-Spokesperson “We have never spoken to Lindsay about any role in the show”

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Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean are set to perform their smash country duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” on Ellen Degeneres, Tuesday, Feb. 22. (Via Kelly Clarkson Express)

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Mike Fisher plays first Nashville Predator game. Wife Carrie Underwood Cheers in the stands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE_Gg8Mri6c

Via vinmancufanclub4

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Steven Tyler — Aloha, Mr. Crazy Man

Steven Tyler made a funny face — or, perhaps, just a regular face — at a photographer who spotted the “American Idol” judge shopping in Hawaii on Friday.

Soon, this man will be on live television every week.

See the photo at TMZ

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The Do’s And Dont’s Of Clive Davis’ Pre-Grammy Gala From Davis And Jennifer Hudson

And you’d better be a music fan if you want to be invited back, Davis says. “I am hands on when it comes to those that come, I want true music lovers, ” he says. “I don’t want people there looking for jobs, I don’t want people there just to schmooze or to talk. I pretty much and ask for, and get, respect for the artists on stage and real passion for the music that they hear. So you see it, and they don’t get invited again if they really are there for other purposes other than that. So through attrition, through the refining, through an eclectic mix we are able to have a spectacular audience with the common denominator being the love of music.”

Jennifer Hudson, who’s been there as both a performer and fan, has a clear memory of her fandom moment at the gala. “The thing that comes to my mind is getting to see Whitney perform. I remember standing at the tip of the stage watching her on the stage, ” Hudson tells Popeater.

Read more at AOL Popeater

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Jennifer Lopez Locks Down ‘Love?’ Album Release Date

Jennifer Lopez is ready to spread the Love? The multi-talented entertainer has settled on a release date for her seventh studio album.

The “American Idol” judge will be working overtime now that her album has a drop date of March 29, Rap-Up.com can exclusively reveal. The project, her first since parting ways with Epic Records and signing with Island Def Jam, will feature production from RedOne on the Pitbull-assisted “On the Floor, ” along with Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Danja, and more.

Read more at Rap-Up

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Milwaukee singer bows out of “Idol”

Scott Dangerfield, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student who impressed judges with a soaring version of “Dreamin’ ” is dropping out of the “Idol” contest, a friend of his says.

Dangerfield, 22, blew the judges away with his Jan. 26 audition (Jennifer Lopez bounced around in her chair and chanted, “I want to vote!”).

The friend says Dangerfield decided to pass on “Idol” in order to finish school (he’s a senior at UWM, working as a student teacher at Riverside University High School). He decided that finishing school was his top priority, the friend says.

Read more at JS Online

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Failed ‘Idol’ Transformer Guy — I Want a Do Over!

Drew Beaumier — the guy who blew his “American Idol” audition Wednesday night while dressed in a ridiculous Transformer costume — is begging for a chance to redeem himself … and we have the video!

He’s actually not that bad — but the best part of the video ain’t his singing … it’s his incredible collection of fully-functional Transformers outfits.

See the video at TMZ

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Scarred ‘Idol’ Contestant — Drunk Driving Victim

Stefano Langone — the “American Idol” contestant who showed his massive scars — was the victim of a drunk driving accident in 2009 … and TMZ has learned, he’s suing the culprit.

According to the lawsuit — filed in April last year — Jacob Sheppard collided with Stefano’s car in King County, Washington.

Sheppard admitted to drinking beers and doing shots before the accident — which left Stefano with two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. Sheppard was charged with two counts of vehicular assault and served more than a year behind bars.

Stefano’s lawsuit is ongoing.

Read more at TMZ

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Fisher already feeling right at home

Fisher was acquired Thursday in the trade that shook Ottawa — the Senators received the Predators’ first round pick in the 2011 NHL draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 draft — and he’s overjoyed.

He’s “excited, ” “thankful for the opportunity” and “comfortable” with the surroundings, having spent plenty of time here with his wife, country music superstar Carrie Underwood, he told reporters in a conference call Friday.

Fisher was to practise with the Predators for the first time this morning and will make his Nashville debut tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, featuring Peter Forsberg in the second game of his comeback.

Read more at the Ottawa Citizen

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Adam Lambert: Don’t Tweet under the influence

Adam Lambert has learned the dangers of TUI: Tweeting under the influence.

At the Grammy Social Media Rock Stars Summit, the pop singer admitted that “drunk tweeting is not good, ” and that when he has looked over some of his tweets from the past, he could see how they were offensive.

Lambert says that “you have to be careful” and that “newspapers will quote your tweets.”

Read more at AP

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Simon Cowell wants Lindsay Lohan as a judge on US X Factor

A show insider said: “Simon wants him and three beautiful girls on the panel. He will sit there like the cat that got the cream. Lindsay is notorious but she will give the show an edginess.

“There’s been serious talks but Lindsay’s legal issues and her commitment to stay sober need to be worked through. She knows this could turn her life around.”

Read more at the Mirror.co.uk

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Jennifer Lopez: UNICEF Luncheon with Marc Anthony!

Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony come out to support the first annual UNICEF Women of Compassion Luncheon on Friday (February 11) at a private residence in Los Angeles.

The 41-year-old American Idol judge sat next to Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini inside the event and also posed for pics with Camilla Belle and Mary J. Blige.

See the photos at Just Jared

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