Idol Headlines for 02/18/11

Today’s Idol Headlines:

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Danny Gokey to perform at the Rio Blanco County Range Call on July 2.

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Crystal Bowersox will play  the South By Southwest Conference in Austin TX on March 18. (via @crystalbowersox)

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Newly signed Season 4 Idol, Anthony Federov tweets, “I’m in the studio now and the music is really coming great!”

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Steven Tyler is tweeting again. Uhm.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Weight Watchers’ stock skyrockets amid membership increases, program makeover

Weight Watchers’ profits have jumped off the scale.

The diet company’s stock rocketed 46% Thursday amid word that a spike in new members worldwide and the growth of its online business propelled earnings last quarter.

Also helping the shares was Weight Watchers’ prediction that revenue would grow 15% to 20% this year amid a big increase in subscribers, especially in the U.S.

Read more at NY Daily News

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Travis, Bice coming to RiverFest

Country music singer Randy Travis has listed the Gadsden date on his website for weeks, but The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County said it only recently got confirmation with a signed contract.

Travis will headline the event on June 11, which kicks off with entertainment from The Chamber’s Take the Stage competition, followed by country music singer Jessie James and Birmingham’s Bo Bice, known for his rock and country performances that made him famous a few years ago on the hit television show “American Idol.”

Read more at Gadsentimes

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Siobhan Magnus pays homage to artistic idol Gorey

Barnstable belter Siobhan Magnus made a national splash last year when her screams and fashion sense dazzled audiences and most judges on “American Idol.” She’s been anything but idle ever since — writing songs, working with her band Lunar Valve (check them on Nimbit.com) and just last week laying down original tracks in a Nashville studio.

She took time off from music this week and made the drive to Boston to pay homage to a longtime hero and fellow Cap Cod notable. Magnus, 20, met us at the Boston Athenaeum to take in the new exhibit, “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey.”

Read more at the Boston Herald

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More photos of Carrie Underwood cheering her hockey husband, Mike Fisher, as he plays for his new team, the Nashville Predators, HERE and HERE.

Plus, FOX 17 interview with the co-writers, Zac Malloy and Luke Laird talk about writing “Temporary Home” with Carrie. Luke says he’ll be writing with her again soon.

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Life’s lots of fun for Kellie Pickler

“I just feel so blessed, ” she said in a recent phone interview.

Pickler has taken advantage of her time in the spotlight by recording two albums (she’s working on a third) and performing all over the country.

Pickler said her life has been a blur since her tryout for “Idol, ” singing first-year winner Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” and Martina McBride’s “A Broken Wing.”

Read more at My Desert.com

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Q&A with Diana DeGarmo, star of ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

“9 to 5: The Musical, ” based on the film starring Dolly Parton, is coming to ASU Gammage Auditorium February 22 to 27. The show follows the story of three friends who hatch a plan to get control of their company. Diana DeGarmo will be playing Doralee Rhodes, the character Dolly Parton portrayed in the original film. DeGarmo spoke with The State Press about the musical, her predecessor and what she’s been up to since she was runner-up in the third season of “American Idol.”

Read more at the State Press

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‘American Idol’s’ Kimberly Caldwell hoping to meet Steven Tyler, plus 12 more confessions

We make no apologies for loving catchy pop music, and right now we’re totally digging Kimberly Caldwell’s latest pop ballad “Desperate Boys & Stupid Girls.” It’s the first single off her debut album “Without Regret, ” which is expected to hit stores this April.

Zap2it caught up with the bubbly blonde, who first jumped into the lime-light during the second season of “American Idol, ” and asked her about everything from her most embarrassing moment, to her drink of choice (and we love that she’s a tequila girl). She even spilled on which celeb she’s dying to meet. See her 13 confessions below.

Read more at Zap2it

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FOX News interview with Kimberley Locke

Watch it HERE

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