Idol Headlines for 02/18/11 – The Evening Edition

Something Pitchy ‘Idol Show’: Is Lauren Alaina Aerosmith’s Biggest Fan?

This time, we’ve got MJ of MJ’s Big Blog in the (virtual) house to discuss Ashley, Scott, emerging ‘Idol’ villain, Clint Gamboa and Lauren Alaina’s continued efforts to woo Steven Tyler. Just remember, Lauren, Steven’s band is called ‘”Aerosmith”, not “Cheap Trick.” Hey-ooo! Check out this edition of “Something Pitchy” for more ‘Idol’ wisecracks and wisdom.

Watch it (if you dare EEP) at AOL


Lee DeWyze to perform at the Viper Room in Lincolnshire, IL on 3/10 for Fresh 105.9


Entertainment writer, Jimmy Carter reports that Carrie Underwood recorded a duet with Brad Paisley for his new album.  Listen to the interview HERE.


Lee DeWyze confirms in an interview he WILL be performing on Idol this season & it WILL be the next single (the single has been decided) (via @dweezysignal)


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Sara Jane Olson’s daughter wows ’em on ‘Idol’ – Daughter of Terror fugitive Katherine Olson

Sophia Shorai Peterson was born in Zimbabwe in 1982, while Olson was California terror fugitive Kathleen Soliah, accused in the 1970s of conspiring to blow up Los Angeles police cars and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento.

Soliah committed those crimes on behalf of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the leftist radicals who staged the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patty Hearst.

After changing her name, Olson and her family moved to St. Paul, and the DFL activist and community theater actress was caught by the FBI in 1999. She pleaded guilty to both crimes, served half of a 14-year sentence and was paroled in March 2009.

Read more at the Star Tribune


American Idol Champ Lee DeWyze Talks With CelebTV


Jennifer Hudson Behind the scenes of her “Where You At” video


Crystal Bowersox visits Good Day LA

Crystal Bowersox on GDLA:


Crystal Bowersox hangs out with the @LAFDtalk


Steven Tyler praised by ‘American Idol’ alum Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox, a folk rock singer who came in second place on “American Idol” in 2010, says new judge Steven Tyler is a good addition to the hit FOX singing contest series.

Via OnTheRedCarpet


“American Idol” Reborn?

The biggest surprise of this somewhat lifeless midseason is the creative resurgence of Fox’s American Idol.

One might assert that the renewed appeal of this show should come as no surprise at all, given the major changes made to it by its many executive producers following the multitude of bad choices that crippled Idol during its last two seasons. That’s certainly a valid observation: How could it not improve with a return to the three-judge format (instead of the clunky four-judge fiasco) and the elimination of celebrity guest judges who are not invested in the show during the crucial audition process?

Read more at the Huffington Post


Michael Johns and Pat Monahan from Train

Me and Pat from Tain sharing a moment the Grammy. (Skeery!)



1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

This week, Billboard published “1000 No. 1s, ” an amazing (if we say so ourselves) playlist of every No. 1 single in Hot 100 history — from Aug. 4, 1958 to this past Wednesday, from Ricky Nelson to Lady Gaga. In addition to being a fascinating look at pop culture over the past 42 years and an endlessly fun trivia search (what song was No. 1 the week you were born?), it also provides a snapshot of the music business over those years. Since label information is unfortunately not included on the list, we’ve covered highlights and general label shares in this article, written by longtime Billboard charts guru Fred Bronson. You can read more about “1000 No. 1s” in this week’s Billboard magazine, available today.

Read more at Billboard


Radio Industry Revenue Increases 6% in 2010

NEW YORK – After three years of decline, the radio industry returned to revenue growth last year as an improving economy, elections and rebounding auto makers boosted advertising results.

Radio revenue rose 6 percent, its biggest annual growth rate in more than a decade, from $16 billion to nearly $17.3 billion, the Radio Advertising Bureau said Friday.

The gain came after an 18 percent drop in 2009, a 9 percent decline in 2008 and a 2 percent decrease in 2007, according to the RAB. In 2006, radio revenue had grown 1 percent to $21.7 billion.

Read more at THR


A visit to the Idol Across America Mobile

The promo “Idol Mobile” swung through Atlanta yesterday, including a stop at Emory University and later, Centennial Olympic Park, as part of a 16-city run. It’s in Charlotte today.

I swung by Emory for a few minutes. It was amusing to see Randy Jackson’s monstrous shoes. The other memorabilia: Carrie Underwood’s victory dress, David Cook’s guitar and a Ryan Seacrest suit. And I even got an “Idol” lanyard for my troubles. Outside, folks could take pictures with the judges – or big lifesize cutouts of the judges. Was it worth the visit? Well, it was only 15 minutes from me so I guess it was worth it for me to take these exciting photos:

Read more at AJC


Who Will Win the Faith & Values Movieguide Awards?

The 19th Annual Faith & Values Movieguide Awards, slated to take place in Los Angeles Friday night, is certainly not saturated in media hype like the Oscars or the Golden Globes, yet it still has quite a standing in some Hollywood circles.

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Friday’s awards show has an impressive lineup, with Kevin Sorbo hosting and Kathy Ireland, Michael Bolton and Taraji P Henson all listed as expected attendees, while former “American Idol” star Ace Young and gospel duet Mary Mary will perform.

Read more at FOX News


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