Idol Headlines for 02/28/11 – The Evening Edition

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted earlier today, “Just rehearsing the girls. The boys set a great standard on Friday but at least 6 of the girls are just as strong. Every week will be tough!”

Watch out for spoilers from the girls later on tonight! The taping begins at 8 pm ET.

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Another gig for Crystal Bowersox:  She’ll perform at the 13th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging, sponsored by Cities97 in Minneapolis Minnesota on March 5th. She takes the stage at 7 pm. More information HERE.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Photos of Crystal Bowersox and Bo Bice from Friday’s Grand Ole Opry

Via Opry Facebook

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American Idol’s Chris Medina on His Fiancee, J-Lo’s Tears & New Single

Though some fans felt that American Idol’s focus on Chris and Juliana’s story smacked of exploitation, Chris tells us that one of the reasons he tried out for the show was to bring attention to Juliana’s plight. It worked — since he appeared on the show, people have offered them all kinds of assistance. He says, “I really did think and hope that people out there could help. [But] I didn’t know it could be like this…I really think that it will allow me to do something I really love and not have to worry that she’s not being taken care of.” Chris says he can now give up his job in Starbucks, which he took so he could get benefits for Juliana. As for whether or not they’ll marry, Chris wants to wait so Juliana can “learn how to be herself” again.

Read more at KHOP.com

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Jennifer Lopez’s Twins Turn Three with Cartoon-Themed Bash

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony celebrated their twins Max and Emme‘s third birthday with a party at their Hidden Hills home on Saturday.

The cartoon-themed afternoon party took place in the backyard, which had to be tented after a rainstorm threatened to dampen the celebration.

Among the 50 guests were Gwen Stefani accompanied by husband Gavin Rossdale and sons Kingston, 4½, and Zuma, 2½, as well as Leah Remini with her daughter Sofia, 6½.

Read more at People.com

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MTV News’ Jim Cantiello’s weekly ‘American Idol’ live stream starts this Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

“American Idol” fans, you’ve been cordially invited to attend MTV News’ brand-new weekly interactive online series, “Idol Party Live”! And unlike semi-finalist Scotty McCreery’s get-togethers, there’s no need to “lock them doors” nor “turn the lights down low.”

Hosted by “Idol” expert and MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello, “Idol Party Live” is your new destination for can’t-miss post-game analysis, commentary, interviews, conspiracy theories, “Idol” insanity, karaoke and more.

Every Thursday, immediately following the “American Idol” results show, Jim and a special celeb guest will gab about all the drama, music and Steven Tyler-isms that make “Idol” a TV addict’s dream. Plus, viewers can join in the fun by tweeting their passionate opinions with the hashtag #idolparty. The best tweets will get shout-outs live on the air, and our favorite commenters may be asked to Skype in for a future episode.

Read more at MTV

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Mark Salling and the rest of the “Glee” cast on set

Mark Salling is spotted heading back to his trailer during a break from filming Glee yesterday in Los Angeles (Feb. 24).

Along with the rest of the Glee crew, Kathy Griffin was also seen on set. She’ll be playing one of the judges at Regionals. You can see all the pictures of everyone on set yesterday in the gallery below.

See the photos at CaughtOnSet

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