Idol Headlines for 03/01/11 – The Evening Edition

Some Blake Lewis News! Today, he’s shooting a promo for the Reality Rocks Expo at the Los Angeles Expo April 9-10. He’ll be appearing there with other Idol alum, including, Didi Benami, Michael Lynche, Paige Miles, Katie Stevens, and Tim Urban.

Plus, some behind-the-scenes footage of the “Operator” music video will come out on Yahoo Music tomorrow.

Plus, later this week, a BT video, “Suddenly”, featuring Blake debuts.

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Kris Allen interview with Hot 98.5 in Washington DC. Kris will perform at the Challenge Champions Gala. Listen to the interview HERE.

Kris says his new album will have a “cohesiveness”. He’ll be at the Idol finale and would love to play. He hopes to get a single out before the season is over.

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Jennifer Lopez wiill be at The Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday at 7:30 pm promoting her new music video “On The Floor” in a one-on-one interview with Extra TV’s Mario Lopez.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Kris Allen sings Alright With Me on MIX 107.3

OMG the hair. Lulz.

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Simon Cowell lines up record executive Tommy Mottola for X Factor USA judging panel

Simon Cowell is lining up legendary American record executive Tommy Mottola to star on the US X Factor, the Daily Mail can reveal.

The two music titans wined and dined at swanky Hollywood restaurant Cecconi’s last night and beamed as they left.

A Fox source said: ‘Simon and Tommy have known each other for years since their days at Sony and Simon has wanted to get Tommy on board one of his shows for a long time.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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Lauren Alaina, Julie Zorrilla Lead ‘American Idol’ 24, Oddsmaker

They’ve already survived Hollywood Week, Las Vegas and even that very long walk down the airplane hangar, but now, the real competition begins. On Tuesday night (March 1), the “American Idol” Top 24 will sing for their lives — guys first, followed by the girls on Wednesday — and it will be up to viewers at home to determine just who moves on.

And though there’s still a long way to go until we reach the finals in May, that hasn’t stopped some “Idol” hopefuls from already surging to the front of the field … at least, according to the oddsmakers, that is.

With the Top 24 set to tip off, the folks at Bodog.com have just released their odds for each of the remaining contestants, a list that’s topped by early frontrunner (and Steven Tyler favorite) Lauren Alaina, who is a 7/1 favorite to win the season-10 crown.

Read more at MTV

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Idoloonies: Dishing the Top 24 (Paul, Good! Thia, Bad!) With Idol Grad Melinda Doolittle

The American Idol season 10 semifinals are upon us, and thank goodness the top 24 contestants are a talented bunch, considering we’ll be spending the next three months obsessing over ‘em here on Idoloonies! On this week’s installment of The Internet’s Most Important Show*, Idol‘s season 6 standout Melinda Doolittle takes a break from her residency at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency in New York City (where she’s playing now through March 5) to talk about which young contestant brings out her inner cougar, which teenage female should’ve gotten the “wait a few more years” treatment from the judges, and what she’d take as a consolation prize if Nigel Lythgoe & Co. won’t let her perform on a results show this season. (Spoiler alert: It’s got something to do with Steven Tyler, and it’s a little bit naughty!)

Read more at TV Line

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American Idol’s Chris Medina on “What Are Words” Success: “I Couldn’t Dream a Dream This Big!”

Via FOX

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Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: Tonight’s ‘Idol’ Viewing Nosh

Sarah Sellers, the cool geek-chic food blogger who auditioned for “American Idol” this season, sadly didn’t make it past episode one of Hollywood Week. (She’s one of the most-robbed contestants of Season 10!) But like the rest of America, she’ll be watching this season to see how the friends she made in Hollywood fare on the live stage. And she has the perfect snack suggestions for any “Idol” viewing party!

Read more at Reality Rocks

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Underwood, Songwriters Cheer Charttopper

BMI recently toasted the creative team behind Carrie Underwood’s #1 hit “Undo It” at an intimate luncheon in Nashville.

The song was co-written by a cross-genre BMI powergroup: Underwood, her frequent collaborator Luke Laird, pop-savvy songwriter Kara DioGuardi, and hard rock hitmaker Marti Frederiksen.

“Undo It” marks Underwood’s thirteenth chart-topper and is the first trip to the top of the country charts for both DioGuardi and Frederiksen.

See the Photo at Music Row

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In The Studio With The Make It Rain With Josh Gracin Winner

Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, February 28, 2011) – Average Joe’s Entertainment recording artist Josh Gracin went in search of a duet partner for a song slated for his upcoming album, Redemption, due out this summer. In a non-traditional effort, Gracin felt radio contesting would be a fun way to find a compatible female voice for the track. Radio stations throughout the country encouraged listeners to send in their video entries for consideration. Gracin and his team sorted through countless submissions and finally found their winner in fellow Michigan native, Shelagh Brown.

Read more at JoshGracin.com

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Watch the Hilarious First Interviews with the New Cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ [VIDEO]

Via RyanSeacrest.com

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