Idol Headlines for 03/01/10


American Idol Season 8 runner-up, Adam Lambert is coming to Singapore for an exclusive, by-invitation-only, intimate showcase! It will be a cosy setting in the newly-opened Resorts World Sentosa. Date: 12th March 2010, Friday Time: 8.30pm (Doors open at 7.45pm) Venue: Hollywood Pantages TheaterTM, Universal Studios Singapore®

Autograph session on 13th March 2010: Only Deluxe Edition of For Your Entertainment manufactured by Sony Music Entertainment Singapore may be autographed, subject to capacity availability. Autographs are restricted to one copy of the Deluxe Edition per person only. Watch this space for more updates on the autograph session happening on the 13th March 2010, Saturday!

Adam Official

Adam Lambert for Dance, Sunrise.

American Idol’s Adam Lambert arrives in Sydney on Thursday and is set to appear on So You Think You Can Dance Australia later that night (yikes, jet lag).

He will also appear on Sunrise next Monday morning.

Sydney fans can also catch him signing copies of his album ‘For Your Entertainment’ at HUM on Oxford, Sydney, on Saturday, March 6th from 12pm.

He will also visit Melbourne on Tuesday with his itinerary yet to be confirmed (NB: I will update this post with the info later, so check back). via @LambertUK


Oreo Cakesters Jingle Contest featuring Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud

Your winning jingle could be on national radio and you could meet singing Idols Anoop or Matt (Anoop is a dedicated dunker, Matt not so much. lulz) More details about the contest HERE.


Critic’s Corner Monday: ‘Bachelor, ‘ ‘Mother, ‘ ‘Tonight Show’

•In better news, Idol winner and singing star Carrie Underwood guests as Ted’s latest love on How I Met Your Mother(CBS, 8 ET/PT). She acquits herself surprisingly well, particularly considering how stiff she can sometimes seem on TV. As Simon might say, good job.

USA Today

More Idol Headlines after the Jump (keep checking back for more)…

Ricky Martin, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, Daddy Yankee, Belinda and Shakira, David Archuleta

The exclusive, world-wide premiere of the song’s music video will air on March 1st at 10pm ET/PT (9pm Central) on “El Show de Cristina” (The Cristina Show) on the Univision Network. An exclusive one-hour, behind-the-scenes special will also air on the Univision Network at a later date to be announced. In addition, Univision Radio will premiere the song nationwide during the morning drive time on March 1st.


Carrie Underwood Talks Long Distance Love

She’s a busy girl, with a massive tour and tons of promotional duties, but Carrie Underwood says she doesn’t let it hurt her relationship with her NHL hockey-playing fiancé Mike Fisher.

The “Jesus, Take the Wheel” songstress recently told press that though she’s usually in a different country than her beau, it all works out.

Comcast SportsNet Northwest turns search for outdoors host into reality show

The result is “WANTED: Adventure Host, ” which debuts at 8 tonight on Comcast SportsNet Northwest (channel 37 on Comcast and 77 on Verizon). The series, filmed on location in central Oregon in September, puts contestants through physical and mental challenges to see who gets sent home and who hangs on to ultimately win the hosting job.

Making the call were three judges: Kristy Lee Cook, a former “American Idol” finalist from southern Oregon; Brian Wheeler, founder of Northwest School of Survival, which trains people to prevent and survive backcountry emergencies; and “Danger” Ehren McGhehey, a McMinnville native who appeared on the MTV daredevil stunt series “Jackass, ” as well as in “Jackass: The Movie.”

Katharine McPhee: Charity Chick

Doing her part to help the less fortunate, Katharine McPhee was spotted at the FEED Foundation/Hungry in America benefit last night (February 28).

The “American Idol” alum looked lovely as she arrived at the shindig, held at Craft in Century City and hosted by Vanity Fair.

Danny Gokey releases debut album, “My Best Days, ” Tuesday

WITI-TV, MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee’s own American Idol Danny Gokey is releasing his debut album Tuesday. Gokey has a busy week ahead, including numerous media interviews, a special performance on Thursday’s American Idol results show and an album launch party and concert in Milwaukee Saturday night.

FOX6 WakeUp news spoke with Gokey Monday morning about his exciting week, his album and what life has been like the past few months.


Simon Cowell’s Future Wife Shows Off Huge Rock

If you can put up with his snide remarks, dating Simon Cowell seems to have its perks, as his new fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy stepped out in public for the first time since their engagement sporting a whopping diamond ring.

Hussainy, who at 36 is 14 years younger than Simon, announced last week that he did indeed ask her to marry him despite Cowell’s recent denials that he was planning to pop the question. The two met on the set of ‘American Idol, ‘ where Hussainy works as a make-up artist. Want to see the ring? Huge photo after the jump!

Pop Eater

Idol airplay, Kelly Clarkson, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and more

Kelly Clarkson may not last much longer in the Number One spot on the American Idol airplay chart — Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying is barely a thousand spins away — but she’s still there this week with Already Gone. Also, Kelly’s new single, All I Ever Wanted, enters our Mediabase-powered chart this week at No. 76.

USA Today

DANNY GOKEY – “My Best Days”

So Mr. Gokey is a country singer, right? Not exactly. For this onetime church worship leader (an increasingly present and influential subset of “Idol” competitors), the most important word in that song’s title was the first one.

There are no shortage of Christian pop and rock stars, but none have crossed over to the mainstream since Amy Grant in 1991. After his “Idol” success Mr. Gokey faced the opposite problem: he was already something of a household name, and an explicitly inspirational album might limit his audience.

Country music, with its omnipresent religious streak, is the obvious compromise choice, even if Mr. Gokey, who is from Milwaukee, is twangless: even Rascal Flatts sounds Southern by comparison. “My Best Days, ” his debut album, is for better and for worse Christian pop squeezed into Wranglers.

New York Times

Desai declares independence

While the latest Top 24 aspiring singers on “American Idol” are being whittled away, North Carolina’s top 10 contestant from last season is beginning his next chapter.

Anoop Desai was in town last week, at Raleigh’s Osceola Studios finishing the vocals on an EP titled “All is Fair, ” which he’ll release in May. A single, “My Name, ” comes out March 23. (You can follow him on twitter and at

Although he lives part time in Los Angeles, Desai produced the EP in Raleigh and will release the music without the help of a record label. It’s his choice, he says.

News Observer

Haiti single knocked off top spot

Simon Cowell’s celebrity charity single for victims of the Haiti earthquake has been knocked off the top of the charts.

After two weeks at No 1, Helping Haiti’s Everybody Hurts, orchestrated by pop mogul and TV talent show judge Simon, was pushed down eight places to ninth spot, according to the Official Charts Company.

In My Head, a new entry by 20-year-old American R and B singer Jason Derulo, shot straight in at No 1.

Press Association

Ripley, Hoff, Maroulis and More Are Rockers on Broadway at March 1 Haiti Benefit

Rockers on Broadway — Rocks to Rebuild, an all-star benefit for the children of Haiti, will be presented March 1 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

Presented by B.B. King Blues Club and The Path Fund, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit UNICEF and Save the Children, organizations working in Haiti to “provide safe havens for the thousands of children left homeless by the earthquake.”

Learning to get down from a master

Phillip Chbeeb moved like liquid, pouring himself into position and then spilling into his next pose.

“He has no bones, ” said 18-year-old Lucy Garcia, as she stretched her legs in a Bellaire dance studio and prepared to follow along.

After the cutthroat competition of So You Think You Can Dance, followed by an exhausting months-long tour with the show, Chbeeb was back in his element this weekend: teaching his latest dance routine in the Houston area, where he grew up.

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Getting to know Mezhgan Hussainy, the future Mrs. Simon Cowell

It’s been the buzz of the Web and the cause of much chatter behind the scenes at the “American Idol” studio, and though the news has yet to be confirmed officially, multiple sources say Simon Cowell and the show’s lead makeup artist, Mezhgan Hussainy, are engaged. (Cowell’s rep tells Idol Tracker, “Simon does not talk about his personal life.”)

Reports over the weekend describe a “stunning” and “classically elegant” ring adorning the 36-year-old’s finger, and of course we all saw the loving wink and a smile on Thursday’s show, which Simon said was aimed directly at his “girlfriend” (it’s interesting to note that Mezhgan — pronounced mish-khan — was apparently not wearing a ring that night, according to a backstage observer, though she was telling crew members of the engagement).

LA Times

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Adam Lambert: The kids understand

CNN: Did you take music when you were in school?

Adam Lambert: In middle school, I really didn’t have music, but in high school, I remember taking a lot of choir and drama.

CNN: How do you think it changed your life as a student?

Lambert: I didn’t feel like I fit in, especially in middle school. That was the particular three years that I felt really unsure of who I was, and I didn’t have a lot of friends. But in the few art classes that I took, that’s where I felt like I was good at something. It gave me confidence. I made friends through it, and it gave me a sense of belonging.


INTERVIEW: Kris Allen: Doing the Right Thing got the chance to speak to Kris about his trip to Haiti, how it felt to return to “American Idol, ” last week to perform and help raise funds for Haiti, his thoughts about this year’s contestants and more.

Q: What is one memory you will take from your trip to Haiti?

Kris Allen: I think there was a lot of lasting memories, but for me it’s always the kids. I got to go into this women’s tent and it felt like a really safe place and they were taking care of their babies, which are from newborn to two, and just taking care of them. I got to sing a song for them and hold a couple of babies. It just seemed so happy. It was a really cool experience.

Q: I’m sure they must have been pleased to hear your voice. What song did you sing?

Kris Allen: I sang “Amazing Grace.”


“Idol” creator launches “Dream” interactive venture

“If I Can Dream” follows five aspiring artists bidding for stardom in Hollywood in what is billed as a groundbreaking marriage of social networking and the fast-growing market for television shows streamed on the Internet.

It will also be the first recurring show available to select international audiences on Hulu — the joint venture between NBC Universal, News Corp and Walt Disney that allows viewers to stream TV shows over the Web.

In what sounds like a cross between “Idol” and “Big Brother”, 30-minute weekly episodes on Hulu will track the triumphs and set-backs of two actresses, a musician, an actor and a model looking to break into show business.

Viewers will also get unedited access, 24/7, to their lives through 50 cameras in their shared Hollywood Hills house on the website. Fans also can interact with the five through texts, blogs, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook.


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