Idol Headlines for 02/22/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean perform “Don’t You Wanna Stay” on The Ellen Degeneres Show
  • Melinda Doolittle begins a 12 day stint at Feinstein’s in New York City.
  • Scott MacIntyre in concert at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, CO.


Nigel Lythgoe just tweeted, “Simon Fuller has been working on the “kiss-off” track for #AmericanIdol this Season. I think it’s great.” David Cook David Cook David Cook!


Songwriter Jaren Johnston is rewriting with Casey James today: “Co write w/tom douglas, then remix of Kevin griffin co write, then bang ehearsal, then rewrite with Casey James = BUSY DAY. Beers…”


Jennifer Lopez’s new single “On The Floor” feat. Pitbull is available for download now at iTunes and Amazon.


More after the JUMP…


Crystal Bowersox Discusses Married Life, ‘Farmer’s Daughter, ‘ Diabetes and Wanting to Get ‘Knocked Up’

To wrap up, what are your goals for this year?

I really want to get knocked up! [laughs] Plainly put — I want to have another baby. We’ll see how I can fit that into my work schedule. Life’s a little hectic and crazy right now even with one. But my husband and I would definitely like to expand the family.

Read more at Popeater


Ex-‘American Idol’ contestant returns to TV to host talent show on Cablevision

“AMERICAN IDOL” voters launched Jared Cotter into the semifinals four years ago during one of the Fox show’s most memorable seasons.

Cotter, a former Kew Gardens resident, has now snagged another share of the small-screen spotlight – hosting an “Idol”-like contest seeking the best high school singers and bands from the tristate area.

So when the talent show debuts in April on Cablevision, will Cotter be secretly cheering for Queens acts?

“I’ll just root for whoever the most talented is, ” the crooner answered with a laugh.

Read more at the NY Daily News


Invasion of the ‘Idol’ Bloggers

March 1 marks the release of the book American Idol: Celebrating 10 Years, a photo retrospective that chronicles the show’s decade on the air and a project I shepherded over the summer of 2010 as both writer and photo editor.

It was a massive undertaking. The American Idol photo archive contains tens of thousands of images, many of which had never seen life outside of a FreMantle Media hard drive. For an Idol fan, it was the flashback of a lifetime. As I combed through it all, it was like reliving the excitement of those formative early season days — the pre-makeover David Cook, an adorably clueless Kellie Pickler, the camera-ready Constantine Maroulis, the kooky side of Katharine McPhee, an über-confident Adam Lambert, the no-nonsense Jennifer Hudson and ever-the-showman Taylor Hicks, among many memorable others.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter


Local singer makes her way on ‘Idol’

(FOX Providence) – Local singer, Melanie Donnelly from North Kingstown stopped by The Rhode Show to share her experience on American Idol. Having made it up to the final round of Hollywood Week on the show, Melanie learned a lot from her experience.

Local singer makes her way on ‘Idol’:

Fox 12 Providence


Kellie Pickler & Kyle Jacobs: The Ivy Lunch

Kellie Pickler and her husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, walk arm in arm after lunching at The Ivy in West Hollywood on Monday afternoon (February 21).

See the photos at Just Jared

Also, Kellie and Katharine McPhee went on a double date!


March Warfield Concert to feature A.I. finalist

Noted by The New York Times as one of the most “phenomenally gifted” in years, American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle is scheduled to appear in Helena-West Helena next month as Warfield Concerts presents the final concert of its regular season.

“Melinda in Concert at Lily Peter” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in Lily Peter Auditorium at Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (PCCUA). Entergy is sponsoring this Warfield Concert.

Read more at Helena-Arkansas

Plus, there are special ticket prices for Melinda’s upcoming shows at Feinstein’s in New York City. More information at Melinda’s website.


‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Atlanta auditions

Four years ago, hundreds of “So You Think You Can Dance” wannabes converged upon the Fox Theatre and it was barely above freezing. The dancers were miserable.

This past Saturday, Atlanta weather was far more cooperative and the crowd was far more upbeat. They danced, they made funny faces, they yelled “Welcome to the ATL!” A group spelled out “ATL.” Anything for a few seconds of camera time.

More at AJC


So You Think You Can Dance Judge Mary Murphy Is Cancer-Free

Mary Murphy, the judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance famed for her high-pitched scream and trademark laugh, announced she’s free from thyroid cancer after undergoing surgery last month.

“I just want to kiss my doctor, ” Murphy told Life & Style. “I definitely feel like there’s an angel on my shoulder. I feel like somebody’s looking out for me.”

Read more at EOnline


Kathy Griffin to Play ‘Sarah Palin-Type’ Role on ‘Glee’

“D-list” star Kathy Griffin is following in the footsteps of many A-listers (Gwyneth Paltrow and Britney Spears) by guest starring on “Glee.”

A source tells ET that Griffin will be playing a judge who is a “Sarah Palin-type character.”

Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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