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

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Wow!!!! Just wrote some BIG ROCK with B-Crad and our dear friend Andy Waldeck! You WILL approve”


Nigel Lythgoe tweets to Casey:@CAbramsAI10 how are you feeling? Don Was, me and Jimmy wanted to stop by but the hospital wouldn’t let us. Feel better and see you soon.

Casey Abrams tweets to Nigel Lythgoe: I feel like I can run around the hospital. Thanks for thinking of stopping by though, thats awesome you were thinking of doing it…watched the show from the hospital. Wish I could have been there, but it was stil very and nerve racking AND enjoyable on TV.


Paul McDonald tweets, “Thanks for the support! Getting my new tunes ready for next week with the man Tricky Stewart!”


Casey James has been added to two more Sugarland shows, at the Greek Theater in Los Angels on 7/25 and 7/26


Ousted ‘American Idols’ to Perform on ‘Regis & Kelly’

Beginning next week, contestants ousted from American Idol on Thursday night will perform on Live! With Regis and Kelly the following Monday.

Via The Hollywood Reporter


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Paul McDonald interview: ‘American Idol’ contestant dishes on hard work and his dating life

“I’m exhausted man, ” McDonald, 26, a Huntsville High School graduate who attended Auburn, said. The Top 12 “Idol” contestants perform again Wednesday night at 7. “Last night when we got home we had a going-away party for Ashthon (Jones, who was voted off the show Thursday night).

“We had a big dinner and stayed up late and then had to get up at 8 a.m. today. Now, we’re headed to Interscope Records, got more interviews, press all day and working on the new song.

“It’s been intense. It’s work, man.”



Stefano Langone sends a shout-out to ‘the 425, the 206, the 253’ back home

“Oh, my gosh, it’s insane, ” Langone said Friday morning from a van headed to Interscope Records, where he and 11 other remaining “Idol” contestants are working with producer Jimmy Iovine. “You get a little taste of what it’s like to be in the industry.”

But the taste has not been a turnoff. “I am really pumped up.”

The days start at 7 a.m., and within an hour, he is on his way to the studio to work with Iovine and other “Idol” producers to choose and polish songs.

Read more at The Seattle Times


Jennifer Hudson Stops By MTV

Jennifer was kind of tired because she’d been doing press interviews all day, but she was still super sweet to everyone. I took a quick behind-the-scenes shot so you guys could see what goes into the preparation for celeb interviews. They usually come in with a posse–managers, makeup artists, assistants, etc, so the room is kind of tight. In the photo above, Tamar asked Jennifer ten things she’s currently obsessed with, so she had to write a few down so she wouldn’t forget! I can’t give away everything she said, but let’s just say she loves America’s Next Top Model more than the average person.

Read more at MTV


‘Idol’ Alum Anthony Federov in Tokyo: ‘It’s Pretty Crazy Out Here’

“It’s pretty crazy out here, ” Federov, who’s in Japan starring a production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, tells the Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship. “Just before the end of the movie’s first act, the entire theater started shaking… The balcony above us was shaking… Everyone went outside and we were allowed back into the theater, but there was an after shock and then they cancelled the show.”

Federov reports that “other than taxis, all public transportation shut down.” His last communication to THR was from the city’s enormous glass-structured Tokyo International Forum, where he and cast members were waiting to go back to their hotel. “Luckily we are all okay, ” he said.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


‘American Idol’ Prediction Results: The Experts Nailed Ashthon Jones’ Exit

We nailed it! Well, most of us did anyway. It wasn’t that hard to predict who was going to go home on Thursday night’s (March 10) “American Idol” elimination episode. After future hair product model Ashthon Jones face planted on a cover of Diana Ross’ “When You Tell Me That You Love Me, ” it seemed pretty obvious that she would be the first of the top 13 to be sent packing.

Read more at MTV


An Open Letter to Simon Cowell: ‘American Idol’ Needs You Back

We know you just told Piers Morgan that “American Idol” is a “better show than last year.” But we’ve got something to say too: Come back. Please?

Sure, the show’s ratings still top the charts among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, even if they’re not what they once were.

And we admit we’ve been infatuated with Steven Tyler, with his hot-pink shirts, bleeped-out outbursts and quirky critiques — like this one to the contestant who’s a dockworker by day: “Holy shipbuilder!”

But he and the rest of this year’s panel utterly lack your unique gift for honest appraisal. Season 10 is a gentler, kinder “Idol, ” all about politeness and misplaced encouragement that would never have been tolerated under your watch.

Read more at Ad Age


‘American Idol’ Opinion: 5 Reasons Why The Judges’ Save Is Lame

On last night’s “American Idol” results show, it was revealed that the controversial Judges’ Save–i.e., that Get Out Of Jail Free card that the judges can use only once per season, to salvage one promising contestant from unjust elimination–is back this year. Of course, the Save wasn’t used on this season’s first castoff, Ashthon Jones, but this announcement was, supposedly, good news for the remaining top 12 contestants. I, however, beg to differ.

Read more at Reality Rocks


American Idol Season 10: Exclusive Interview with Brett Loewenstern

From the very beginning of the season on American Idol, Brett Loewenstern stood out – in all the right ways. Not only did he have a unique singing voice and style, he treated everyone around him with respect and love. When Jacee Badaeux was kicked out of his group in Hollywood, Brett welcomed him with open arms, further helping him to win the judges over. He made it to the Top 24 but his rendition of “Light My Fire” didn’t do it for America and he was eliminated without a shot at a wild card spot. Today, we spoke to Brett in an exclusive interview about his Idol experience.

Read more at Reality Wanted


Spotted: Jennifer Hudson Jazzes Up Nickelodeon Upfronts

In the television world, this current period of time is known as upfront season, where the various networks trot out their new shows and ideas for the forthcoming television season. The presentations used to be low-key affairs featuring little more than advertisers and industry insiders, but they have evolved into huge events that feature all sorts of surprises and live entertainment. On Thursday (March 10), Nickelodeon took over Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City for their upfront presentation, which featured the announcement of a new late night block of programming that is going to feature reruns of cult classics like “Clarissa Explains It All” and “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.” There was also a live performance by former “American Idol” winner Jennifer Hudson, who took the stage with jack of all trades Rafael Saadiq for a funky, soulful blast of R&B goodness.

Read more at MTV



Via Red Beanie Blog


Phil Stacey Market America World Conference Highlights for Conquer Entertainment


Ryan Seacrest brings Julianne Hough along for dinner with American Idol judges (and she manages to steal spotlight from J.Lo)

If he wanted to impress his American Idol colleagues, Ryan Seacrest made the right move by inviting his gorgeous girlfriend Julianne Hough to dinner last night.

The 22-year-old dancer turned country music singer cut a stunning figure as she joined the 36-year-old American Idol judge at Ago restaurant in Beverly Hills.

In a clear sign Julianne has become an important part of the television host’s life, she was invited to join him as enjoyed a post-show night out with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

Read more at the Daily Mail


Piers Morgan Gives ‘Extra’ a Sneak Peek at Simon Cowell Interview

CNN talk show host Piers Morgan gave “Extra’s” Terri Seymour the inside scoop on his upcoming interview with “The X Factor” creator Simon Cowell.

Cowell talked with Morgan about “American Idol, ” Elton John, and Cowell’s father passing away. “He’s never really talked about that on American television and I think people will see a very different side to Simon.”

Read more at Extra


Open Casting Announced for Julianne Hough’s Love Interest in ‘Rock of Ages’

An open casting call is being held March 26 to fill the role of Drew Boley, who falls for Julianne Hough’s character, Sherrie, in Adam Shankman’s upcoming adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages.

New Line is looking for a male actor between 18-25 “with a real rock ‘n’ roll singing voice, ” the studio announced Friday.

The announcement is bad news for former American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis, who played the role of on Broadway. He told THR he wanted to be considered for the big screen version. “Obviously, I feel like this is my part and I’ve done all the work and I feel like I’ve done a lot to bring the show to this sort of level of success, ”

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


Blake Shelton talks ‘The Voice’ (and the start of his rivalry with fellow coach Cee Lo Green) — EXCLUSIVE

Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, and Adam Levine, the four “coaches” for the upcoming Mark Burnett-produced NBC reality singing competition The Voice, have been in L.A. this week getting to know one another and doing photo shoots in preparation for the start of taping next week. (The series debuts April 26.) “When you get down to it, sure, it’s another reality create-a-star-on-television America-votes type show, but the process of getting there is like nothing else I’ve ever seen, ” says Shelton, a former Nashville Star judge and Clash of the Choirs choir director. “Every different level along the way just creates more entertainment. And what I love about it, and was talking to Adam about, is it’s not like you’ll see on American Idol where they build this story and there’s drama and it’s sad. This is all just so much fun.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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