It’s a Monday holiday (Presidents Day) here in the States, so the news may be on the light side today.
Kelly Clarkson tweets, “I just performed with Jason Aldean on Ellen and had so much fun at the show! I love Ellen, she is one of a kind and just so down to earth and her staff is awesome as well! Jason and I performed our song “Don’t you wanna stay”, hope y’all like it!”
Kris Allen tweets, “Another day of awesome writing! I can’t wait for you guys to hear some of this stuff.”
Allison Iraheta tweets, “i know i know. some of you guys wana kick my ass!! but trust me! its gonna b good. cant wait to share what ive been workin on with u guys.”
Anoop Desai tweets, “Photo shoot w @djtrauma for the #ZeroTrilogy…Track listing for Zero.0 & some special news on my blog @ www.anoopdesai.com on Wednesday!”
Is Jordin Sparks shooting a Video Today?
A Team Media tweets, “Shooting @TheRealJordin “Is this Love” today. Sounds like a #1 to me, Europe will be our lead indicator!!! #Letsgo”
Jennifer Hudson tweets, “I c alot of u guys want to see more of me n Christina together . What yal think about us touring together ?”
Fred Bronson of Idols Now had dinner with record producer Matt Serletic last night, who is currently mixing David Cook’s latest album. According to Fred, David’s album features the same organ heard on Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild & Magic Carpet Ride.
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Anoop Desai and and DJ Trauma at today’s photo shoot for Zero.0 trilogy set to drop on March 23.
Salcido’s ‘American Idol’ hopes dashed
“I was shocked, I thought I was gonna make it through” to the Hollywood round, Salcido said. “I was sure I was gonna get a golden ticket. I was disappointed. I felt like crying. But I hate showing emotion on the camera. Ryan (Seacrest, the show’s host) looked disappointed for me. Inside I was holding back tears.
“But I know what to work on for next time, definitely. Projecting my voice.”
She plans to re-enter the competition again next summer. The 24-year-old Rohnert Park resident still fits into the show’s age restrictions, which top out at age 28.
What those judges apparently didn’t know about Carmina, was her story of survival. Twenty-two years ago, her father, Ramon Salcido, murdered seven people, including her mother and two sisters. Then Carmina, who was just a toddler, survived having her throat slit. She was found in a county garbage dump next to the bodies of her two sisters.
Read more at the Press Democrat
Adam Lambert’s Bora Bora Getaway
Enjoying his time on holiday in Bora Bora, Adam Lambert was spotted jet-skiing in the Pacific Ocean yesterday (February 20).
The “For Your Entertainment” singer was joined by rumored boyfriend Sauli Koskinen as he raced around the crystal clear waters on his personal watercraft.
See the photos at gossip-center
‘Rock The Vote’ Debate After Party At Rockit With Del Valle, Chico, Lee DeWyze (PHOTOS)
In an attempt to push for the former and not the latter, Rock the Vote decided to corral some candidates and throw a party to get young people thinking about politics. After last Thursday’s final mayoral debate, Billy Dec’s Rockit Bar & Grill played host to a Mayoral Debate After Party. All six candidates were invited, though only Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle attended.
The two men addressed the assembled crowds, American Idol winner Lee DeWyze played and sang and the merriment began. Whether the voting follows, we’ll have to wait and see.
See the photos at Huffington Post
Polished ‘Idol’: Venue owners not surprised by Suddeth’s success
Mike Wild, manager of CiCi’s Pizza in Fort Oglethorpe, has to chuckle when he thinks about the sudden success of his weekend employee, Lauren Alaina Suddeth.
“Now I have thoughts like, ‘I may have asked the next ‘American Idol’ to sweep crumbs up off the floor, ” he joked.
Wild is one of several local venue managers who knew Lauren Alaina Suddeth before she became the female front-runner on Season 10 of “American Idol.” They knew the 16-year-old before she shared a spontaneous duet with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, before she sang weekly in 26 million homes.
Read more at Times Free Press
Hilary Duff: Why Is She Jealous of Carrie Underwood?
“I’m a little envious of her right now because he just got traded to Nashville, ” Duff joked to reporters about Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher. “Like, ‘Really?’ I’m like, ‘Come on! I’ll take San Jose, I’ll take any place closer than Pittsburgh!”
Duff added with a laugh, “I do love Pittsburgh [though] and the team is really good. ”
Joking aside, Duff says she and Underwood both understand the hardships of a long-distance marriage, adding, “We get it because we kind of go through the same thing. When we see each other we [talk]. For a while, our guys played on the same team so it was cool to see her there.”
Read more at E Online
Celebrity Column: Opry All-Star performers include Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton
Every Grand Ole Opry show is an event, but on March 4 and 5, cast members plan to polish their sequins a little brighter for the Opry All-Star Weekend.
The three-show weekend will marry performances from country legends, including Country Music Hall of Famer Little Jimmy Dickens, with appearances from contemporary country stars Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Rodney Atkins and others.
Read more at the Tennessean
Cheryl Burke: I’m So Ready to Find Love
While it’s still a mystery who she’ll be paired with on season 12 of Dancing With the Stars, two-time champ Cheryl Burke tells PEOPLE one thing she’s certain of is finding a perfect match in her personal life.
“I am so ready for love, ” Burke told PEOPLE at the Open Hearts Foundation Inaugural Celebration at actress Jane Seymour’s Malibu estate. “I have a feeling it will happen soon.”
Lil C, Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe at the SYTYCD auditions in Atlanta today