Idol Headlines for 03/07/11 – The Evening Edition

According to Lee DeWyze bandmate, Idol performance is re-scheduled for March 31

@DweezySignal: NEWS: According to Chris Wrate’s FB, Lee’s Idol performance has been rescheduled to March 31st. http://twitpic.com/479py0

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Paul McDonald tweets, “Tonight is my first red carpet movie premiere! Red Riding hood is the name of the movie. I feel all Hollywood now.”

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Download Jennifer Hudson’s “Where You At” music video for FREE. More details HERE.

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Chris Daughtry tweets, “Working on a song called “Spaceship” in the @TheCatRoom studio. Sounding….out there.

He tweets a “Teaser” that’s really not a teaser. “Don’t be fooled by that crappy drum track…this song KILLS!!!”

One more twitvid (Still a joke). Chris says, “Gotta say, all of the new stuff that has been written sounds NOTHING like we’ve done before….hope that’s a good thing”

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Judge throws out confession in hit-run death of ‘Idol’ hopeful Alexis Cohen

TOMS RIVER — A judge has thrown out the confession of a 25-year-old Toms River man in the hit-and-run death of an ‘American Idol’ hopeful because detectives did not advise him of his right against self-incrimination prior to questioning him.

Daniel J. Bark, 25, of Huddy Drive, was being bailed out of the Ocean County Jail by family members late this afternoon after Superior Court Judge Wendel E. Daniels lowered Bark’s bail from $150, 000 to $25, 000.

Outside Daniels’ courtroom, Nolan said Bark was “browbeaten” into confessing to something he did not do.

Daniels scheduled a conference in the case for March 21.

Read more at App.com

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Muhammad Ali’s annual celebrity charity Fight Night is to return to Arizona this month.

Celebrity Fight Night XVII will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning superstar of country music Reba McEntire, who is returning for her sixth time as emcee. The black tie event will begin with cocktails and a silent auction with dinner, an exciting live auction and entertainment to follow. Billy Crystal will make a special introduction of Muhammad Ali and multi-platinum recording artist Matchbox Twenty will open the musical portion of the evening, followed by a performance from Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kelly Clarkson. Additional performers will include the Top 12 American Idol 2011 finalists, Bret Michaels, Jackie Evancho and Lee Greenwood, under the direction of David Foster – who is returning for his 12th consecutive year as the evening’s Musical Director.

The event takes place at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa at 5350 E. Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Arizona at 6:30pm on Saturday, March 19.

Read more at Look To The Stars

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‘Idol’ Robbie Rosen On Good Day NY

‘Idol’ Robbie Rosen On Good Day NY: MyFoxNY.com

More at MyFoxNY

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Lauren Alaina Thinks Judges Are Nailing It

“I think the judges do exactly what they’re there to do, ” said the 16-year-old teen phenom when MTV News caught up with her and the rest of the “Idol” top 13 at Thursday night’s celebration of this year’s top singers. “When they need to be harsh, they’re harsh. I know that sounds crazy, but … they don’t sugar coat it, most of the time. When they need to say something, they’re gonna say it. Which is great, because it makes you stronger.”

See the video at MTV

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Thia Megia Using Past TV Experience As Tool On ‘American Idol’

“I love being different. I’m an Aquarius, I love being creative, I love to write — poetry is my favorite hobby other than singing, ” said Megia, noting that her other favorite hobbies include “messing around” on the piano and the guitar. “I daydream much more often than I should, I’m full of dreams. … This is a whole vision that evolved into a reality.”

See the video at MTV

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‘American Idol’ Finalist Pia Toscano Plots Her Strategy

“I definitely want to have those big ballads. Since I was a little girl, I’ve always taken to those huge voices: Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey. So I definitely want to bring that back, ” she said of her plan to stick to the strategy that got her where she is now. “But I also want to have those fun dance hits as well.”

See the Video at MTV

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Pondering and AI 10

Newest Vlog from David Archuleta.

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Christian Borle, Justin Guarini, et al. Join MCC’s MISCAST 2011, 3/14

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced fabulous additions to their all-star line-up for the company’s highly anticipated 25th anniversary gala honoring a host of MCC artists past and present at Miscast 2011. Complementing the glittering, previously announced Miscast will be Christian Borle (Angels In America, Legally Blonde), Justin Guarini (“American Idol, ” American Idiot, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) and Josh Henry (Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot). Andy Cohen (Host of Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live”) will host the evening, which will take place Monday, March 14, 2011 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues).

Read more at Broadway World

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With Billie Joe Gone, ‘American Idiot’ Ticket Sales Plunge

As the Green Day song in Broadway’s “American Idiot” goes, “give me novacaine” — please. In its first week of performances without the band’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, as the special guest star in the cast, “American Idiot” saw a painful drop in its box office grosses, falling from $1.3 million to $395, 275 for its standard eight performances through Sunday.

While many musicals and plays also sold fewer tickets in what is typically a poor-selling week on Broadway’s calendar, “American Idiot” declined the most and ran to only half-full houses. That sort of steep fall-off, with no obvious turnaround strategy in sight, usually leads a Broadway show to post a closing notice. Asked on Monday if one was coming for “American Idiot, ” a spokesman for the show declined to comment. The lead producers were not immediately available for comment.

Read more at the NY Times

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Kimberly Caldwell Answers Twitter Questions

Via Cambio

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What’s Jennifer Lopez’s Hubby Doing on TV Now?

Why should Marc Anthony let his wife have all the TV fun?

The acclaimed actor and singer (or Mr. Jennifer Lopez, if you will) has joined the cast of TNT’s Hawthorne as a series regular, reprising his role of Det. Nick Renata.

Read more at EOnline

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Simon Cowell says ‘peace’… but ITV bosses may not be so mellow as it is revealed he is yet to sign on to the next UK series of X Factor

ITV’s director of television has suggested that Simon Cowell is yet to sign a deal to appear on this year’s X Factor.

Appearing on Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 Live show this afternoon, Peter Fincham was asked if Cowell would be returning to the judging panel when the new series which begins in the Autumn.

He said: ‘It has to remain speculation. The X Factor is coming back and is back in the ITV schedule this Autumn. Simon will be closely involved with it as he is always involved with it.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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Randy Jackson Says ‘Idol’ Can Be Won By ‘Anybody’

At the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, Randy Jackson talks with Access’ Shaun Robinson about the Top 13 for “American Idol” and Diddy coming on to mentor the contestants. Also, does Randy miss former “Idol” judge Simon Cowell?

Via Access Hollywood

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Reinventing ‘Idol’: Will The Reality Veteran Finish Up In The Ratings Without Simon?

Things are very different this year, with the research pointing to excitement about the show coming back. Why?

First, the contestants. “We didn’t have showmen and showwomen last season, ” Beckman said. “You never felt like you had a real competition.” This year, the feedback from viewers participating in the panels has been enthusiastic, with them saying that there are so many good singers going into the live shows that “we don’t know who is going to win.”

Secondly, the judges. Fox’s research last season showed that viewers hated having a four-person judging panel. The network took notice and reverted to a 3 judges. Then there was the summer judge panel overhaul prompted by the departures of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. “We re-imagined it a way that resonates with the audiences, ” Beckman said. He said viewers polled in the fall were skeptical about new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. But the attitude has since changed. “Baseline research indicates that the skepticism has all gone away, ” he said. “People feel that Steven and Jennifer are more invested in the kids, have a more nurturing attitude, and are feeling the music.”

Read more at Deadline

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As ‘Idol’ Surges, New Judges Tune Up Their Feedback

American Idol is holding on to its place at the top of the ratings, despite losing its biggest star, incisive judge Simon Cowell. But back in January, when the new season started, Idol’s continued success wasn’t a given.

This week we’re getting to the big performance shows. Fans know this is where the rubber meets the road — for singers AND the judges. It’s where beloved comic Ellen DeGeneres crashed and burned last year, uncomfortable as a critic and uneasy around fellow judges.

Listen to the story from NPR

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