Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Kimberly Caldwell performs a Le Festival de Mardis Gras @ Cajun field New Orleans LA 6 pm. More info here.
David Cook joins Train, Fefe Dobson and Andy Grammer on Saturday April 9 for the MIX 94.1 Pet-A-Palooza at Star Nursery Fields in Las Vegas! More information HERE.
David Cook promotes his upcoming performance in a MIX 94.1 interview:
Bo Bice will broadcast LIVE on Justin.tv tomorrow (March 8) at 7 pm ET.
Ryan Seacrest tweets, “Just got word Relativity will keep donating 1% of box office for “Take Me Home Tonight” to Chris Medina’s fiancee until $80, 000 is reached! That would bring total donations from Relativity and @Proactiv to $150, 000, all for the care of @OfficialMedina’s fiancee. Phenomenal.”
Phil Stacey’s new album “Faith” is set to be released April 8 through Conquer Entertainment. You can get a sneak peek HERE.
Paul McDonald tweeted last night, “Ok. Time to pass out. Group rehearsal done. Tomorrow more solo rehearsal and then another red carpet event/party! Should be fun!”
More Headlines after the JUMP…
‘American Idol’: Scotty McCreery to cover Taylor Swift?
Could “American Idol’s” resident country boy Scotty McCreery be putting his own spin on one of Taylor Swift’s songs during his run on FOX’s hit show?
Possibly. When Zap2it caught up with the 17-year-old at “Idol’s” Top 13 party on Mar. 3, we ran the idea by him. Guess what? He didn’t hate it.
“Maybe! Who knows? She’s great, for sure! I might able to pull that out, ” he says.
Read more at Zap2it
Exclusive! American Idol Alum Anoop Desai on His Fave Contestant and Sexytime Soundtrack
We’ve got the scoop from Anoop! We recently had a chance to chat with American Idol Season 8 finalist Anoop Desai. These days the singer is hard at work on his three-part music project Zero Trilogy, but he took the time to answer our burning questions. Read on as Anoop spills some juicy deets on his forthcoming album and reveals which AI contestant he’s cheering for this season.
Don’t forget to head back to Wetpaint this Wednesday, March 9, when we exclusively release a brand new song from his forthcoming EPZero.0!
Read more at Wetpaint
‘American Idol’: Scott McCreery Promises He Can Do More Than Country
It’s hard to imagine this deep-voiced singer belting out anything but country music, but “American Idol’s” top 13 finalist Scott McCreery says he’s got more up his sleeve than we’d expect.
“People don’t know, but my first couple auditions that were preliminary before the judges, I sang Frank Sinatra and John Mayer. I do different stuff and I’m in a classically trained choir in school, ” McCreery told us at a recent “American Idol” top 13 event.
So if “Idol” throws Broadway or Latin his way, he can step up? “Of course, ” he confessed. “It’s tough and it’s not me, but I can do it. I might stay true to me and true to my genre, because country is who I am, but I think I can pull through.”
Read more at Fancast
Scotty McCreery Says Josh Turner Is ‘Proud’ Of His ‘American Idol’ Run
“I actually met him the day I auditioned for the show at a meet-and-greet, ” McCreery revealed. “He sent me a message today, and he just told me he was rooting for me and that he was proud of me. So that meant a lot to me.”
With regard to what McCreery plans to sing during the 10th season of the reality singing competition, the 17-year-old hinted at a few big country names and accepted our suggestion that he take on fellow deep-voiced singer Trace Adkins.
Watch the video at MTV
Kelly Clarkson in Spider-Man?
Someone posted on the ATC Broadway board that a high-profile visitor to Broadway’s troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, who is famous from American Idol, might have gone as a precursor to possibly taking over one of the roles in the show.
That’s pretty vague–someone please turn off the dark–but occasionally the comments thrown at the wall on that board turn out to be almost sort of semi-true.
And the person in question sounds like Kelly Clarkson, who became famous under the gaze of Simon and the gang, and who did indeed see Spidey not long ago.
Does she sing well in double harness?
Read more at Village Voice
Casey James Ready To Re-Introduce Himself To His Fans
Just as Casey James was about to fall off the radar, the ex-American Idol has landed in Nashville and is set to release his first contemporary country music album. Recapping James gradual rise to stardom, last May he was just one week away from competing in the finale of American Idol. Lee DeWyze went on to become the season nine winner. First runner up Crystal Bowersox has already released her debut album.
James recently signed with a major record label and is recording in Music City. “I’ve written about 60 songs. I’m working with a lot of talented writers and musicians and I’m loving the process.” James will open for Sugarland and Little Big Town throughout March. “Really looking forward to getting back to performing. I’m a big fan of both bands and to be able to share the stage with them is a dream come true.”
Read more at LowCountryToday
‘Idol’ won’t be live
In a rare change of protocol, “American Idol” will tape this week’s first perform ance featuring the top 13 — rather than air it live.
Since the series began 10 years ago, perform ances by the “Idol” final ists have always been aired live.
Read more at the NY Post
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony’s Puerto Rican Weekend
Finished up with a weekend trip to the Caribbean Sea commonwealth territory, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were spotted prepping for departure from Puerto Rico on Sunday (March 6).
The “American Idol” judge and her Latin singer hubby were chauffeured to an airstrip in Carolina as they loaded onto a private jet ahead of the flight back to the States.
See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip
The X Factor Live Tour – review
If you’ve ever wondered what The X Factor would be like if you removed the judges and just focused on the musical acts, then wonder no more. This two-hour long showcase of the top nine finalists from last year’s series starts like every episode; the opening titles are shown on the big screens and Carl Orff’s O Fortuna whips the crowd of excitable pre-teens and middle-aged mums into a frenzy. You half expect Dermot to walk on and do a piece to camera.
Read more at The Guardian
P&G And Walmart Team For Another Family Friendly TV Movie/Backdoor Pilot On NBC
Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble has partnered with Walmart for a fourth family friendly 2-hour movie/backdoor pilot to air on NBC as a time buy. The project, Magic Eye, centers on Tyler McFarland (Tony Oller), the captain of the high school football team who is expected to lead his school to victory but must make the difficult decision to tell the coach about teammates Nick and Alex (Chris Tavarez) bullying a mysterious new kid in school, Cory. Meanwhile, Tyler’s little sister discovers a camera with magical properties that may hold the key to Cory’s past. Gregg Champion is directing the movie from a script by Wesley Bishop. David A. Rosemont, Brian Wells and Jeff Grant are exec producing. Filming on the project, which is being done without any creative involvement by NBC, is slated to begin this week in Atlanta for a premiere eyed for June 11, a Saturday.
Read more at Deadline
‘Glee’ Star Lauren Potter on the ‘R’ Word: Enough is Enough
The third annual national awareness day to end the hateful use of the “R” word (retard) took place last Wednesday, March 2, and ET’s Mark Steines got one of the campaign’s leading spokespersons, “Glee” star Lauren Potter, to dish on the event and her new boyfriend.
Since starting her role as Becky Jackson on “Glee, ” Potter has noticed a change in her social life, saying that people now ask for her autograph when she goes shopping or out to eat.
“Those people at stores and restaurants are like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s Becky Jackson! Oh my gosh!'” Potter said.
See the video at ET
Steven Tyler Talks About his New Memoir
The book comes out May 10
Scherzinger confirms ‘X Factor’ talks
Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed that she has held talks about a job on the US X Factor.
Speaking on Loose Women earlier today, the Pussycat Dolls popstar said that she would “put my all into it” if she landed the reality TV role.
“I don’t know [if I have the job]. I’ve spoken to Simon [Cowell] a few times, but the offer hasn’t been made official, ” she said. “We’ll have to wait and see.”
Read more at the Digital Spy