Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Anthony Fedorov stars in Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Tokyo, Japan, thru March 14.
- Jennifer Lopez’s “On The Floor” music video will premiere during American Idol, David Cook boot song is unveiled.
- Jennifer Lopez appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
- Jacee Badeaux and Colton Dixon perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Casey James will perform with Craig Morgan at the Whiskey Tango in Kansas City MO on March 25. (Via Casey James Blog)
More Headlines after the JUMP…
Casey James moves from “Idol” to Sugarland support
“American Idol” third-place finisher Casey James can barely compose himself when asked about his March stint opening for the country act Sugarland.
“It’s going to be unbelievable, ” James told SoundSpike. “I’m excited to get to watch their shows. I’m excited to get to play music and get to do my thing for everybody who’s been supporting me, as well as a whole new crowd. On every level, I’m pumped. I’m out of my mind excited to go.”
Read more at SoundSpike
Can Jacob Lusk Or Casey Abrams Win ‘American Idol’?
Of course it’s too early to start handicapping who might win season 10 of “American Idol, ” but that’s never stopped us before. After a lackluster first night on the big stage for the top 12 men on Tuesday, we decided to ask a few of our “Idol” experts who they thought nailed it and who appears to have what it takes to win the whole thing.
First, we turned to noted producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All-American Rejects, Flyleaf), who worked with “Idol” alum Chris Daughtry on his band’s smash 2006 debut. He said he was impressed with sudden front-runner Jacob Lusk and Casey Abrams.
Read more at MTV
Clay Aiken gets better at fame game, but it’s not easy
He came in second on the second season of “American Idol, ” which propelled singer Clay Aiken to No. 1 with his fans. It’s been eight years since he was “discovered” on the popular television show and in that time the 32-year-old from Raleigh, N.C., came out as a gay man, became a dad and starred on Broadway in “Monty Python’s Spamalot.”
His memoir, Learning to Sing; Hearing the Music in Your Life, published in 2004, became a New York Times best-seller. Aiken currently is on his “Tried and True” concert tour, which includes a stop at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan.
Here’s some of what Aiken had to say in a recent interview:
Read more at Sun Times
Anoop Desai Introduces His Weekly Music Leak (PHOTOS)
Former American Idol contestant, Anoop Desai is doing pretty well for himself. Making waves in the Pop/R&B music world, Anoop Desai’s debut EP “All Is Fair” breaking #14 on the Pop iTunes Chart. “All Is Fair” almost made #1 on Clear Channel’s Top 20 On Demand. Now Anoop Desai is working on a trilogy of EPs called “Zero.” The first leak off of this EP is “Want Your Love” (which you can listen to below) which was written and co-produced by Anoop and Sake Pase, producer of Rihanna’s “Man Down.”
Read more at Global Grind
Tim Urban – Still Waiting, Wishing
Tim Urban sings…again.
Carrie Underwood sings the National Anthem at the start of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville yesterday
Paula Abdul Calls 911 to Escape Boyfriend’s Car
During the call — placed at 4:35 PM on Valentine’s Day — Paula cries and sobs hysterically and says, “I wanna go, and he won’t let me!”
Seconds later Paula says, “Are you gonna drop me off ’cause I have emergency on the phone” — and shortly after that she says, “He’s dropping me off.”
Officers got in touch with Paula about an hour later and she said it was just a verbal dispute.
We’re told Paula and the guy were driving near Santa Barbara when the epic argument erupted. Cops went to her house that night and found she was fine. Paula did not want to file a police report.
A spokesperson for Abdul tells TMZ, “Arguments with loved ones are often times heated. After the call was made everything was worked out.”
Listen to the recording at TMZ
UPDATE: Chris Medina Receives $70, 000 Towards Fiancée Foundation
Chris Medina was in-studio to talk about his life after American Idol, as well as his recent single “What Are Words.”
However @RyanSeacrest had a surprise donation of $35, 000 from @Proactiv for the Larus Foundation towards recovery for Chris’ fiancée, Juliana!
Meanwhile our following guest Topher Grace, who was in the greenroom waiting for his interview to discuss “Take Me Home Tonight, ” interrupted the interview to donate ANOTHER $35, 000!
UPDATE: During the following interview Ryan Kavanaugh of Relativity Studios pledged 1% of the movies box office to the foundation!
Via Ryan Seacrest