Idol Headlines for 03/13/11

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • Kris Allen performs at Pet-a-palooza for 98.7, Coachman Park, Clearwater FL 11 am

Andrew Garcia tweets, “Some 4 dudes in a beige truck just tried to jump me and my cousins, my cousins are 14 and 18. Wow. Really? Homies need to do some growin up…It makes no sense I have a son and family and they might too! There no reason for a that, the old me Would got out and beat there #$$”

Glad he’s OK!

Paul McDonald tweets, “Wakey. Wakey. Sunday fun-day. Time to go film another Ford music video….good times.”

Songwriter, David Hodges, tweeting goodbyes from Nashville, “Heading back to LA. Had a great time writing & hanging w/ @kevinmgriffin, @jesscatesmusic, @zacmaloy, #RachelProctor, @plumb_artist……@mattbronleewe, @trentdabbs, @jeremybose, @thedavidcook, #ChrisHennessee, @charliepeacock, & #CarrieUnderwood this week. Nashville wins.”

Hodges celebrated Carrie Underwood’s 28th birthday with her and David Cook in Carrie’s Nashville Predator’s box on Thursday night…

More Headlines after the JUMP…

‘American Idol’: Nigel Lythgoe Reveals Aerosmith & Jennifer Lopez Performances

On Sunday afternoon, “Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke with at the “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions in Los Angeles and revealed some good news – new that “Idol” fans have hoped to hear all season.

When asked if we’d see Aerosmith and J-Lo perform on the finale, Lythgoe offered an even better, more surprising response. “It will probably be before that, actually, ” he said.

Urged to spill any more details, he joked, “Actually, no, I told you that. It’s before then.”

Earlier in the week,’s “Idol” columnist Roy Trakin addressed whether Aerosmith would perform this season, as it was the question everyone was asking, but extremely iffy since Tyler and the band’s guitarist Joe Perry weren’t on speaking terms.

Read more at Fancast

Another Video report from Anthony Fedorov in Tokyo

As you may have heard the production he was starring in, Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat was canceled because the theater was deemed unsafe. He’s packing up and getting ready to come home.

Paul McDonald tweets, “In the studio with Tricky and the crew. I think you guys are going to dig this track!”

Jacob Lusk tweets, “Just leaving studio working with Jim Jonson …wait till WEDS y’all gonna FLIP!”

‘Idol’ threat: Santa Cruz’s James Durbin talks about music, fame and his life-changing experience at the eye of the “American Idol” hurricane

James Durbin’s life is not a fairy tale. To characterize it as such would be to belittle what the 22-year-old Santa Cruzan has endured in his life. But considering what has happened to Durbin in the last few weeks, his story is beginning to sound like the kind of crazy movie pitch that Hollywood producers can’t resist: Equal parts “Rocky, ” “Good Will Hunting” and “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, ” with a spoonful of “The King’s Speech” tossed in as well.

A couple of months ago, Durbin was just another guy in Santa Cruz, a would-be musician nursing a dream, bouncing from job to job, with an infant son and the burden of carrying not one but two high-stigma neurological conditions.

Read more at Santa Cruz Sentinel

‘Idol’ Singer’s Sweet Hometown Treat

“American Idol” country singer Scotty McCreery’s hometown bosses have his back in the competition… and to show their support they baked him a giant cake.

McCreery’s hometown of Garner, NC has been holding big “Idol” viewing parties — and this week the market he works for sent over a giant cake made out of 1, 000 cupcakes.

See the photo at TMZ

Michael Sarver performed at the Ice Skating Competition for the Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games last night. You can follow his tweets HERE.

“Just had an incredible experience flying over Alaska in a Helicopter! Wow! And we so landed on a glacier, got out, and walked around on it!”

Interview with Season 3’s Matt Rogers, host of Lifetime’s new ‘Coming Home’ airing Sundays

Matt Rogers finished 11th way back during season three on “American Idol.” While he got that far due to his voice, he quickly decided he wanted to host TV shows like Ryan Seacrest.

Seven years later, he has found a truly cool hosting job: “Coming Home, ” which debuted on Lifetime last Sunday. On it, he interacts with families who have soldiers on long stints in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. They then create surprise “welcome home” situations.

Read more at the Altlanta Journal Constitution

Steven Tyler: Just Say No … to Singing Aerosmith

You might think Steven Tyler would consider it a compliment if an “American Idol” contestant performed one of his classic Aeromsmith songs on the show. Think again …

See the Video at TMZ

Wendy Williams Reveals Her ‘Dancing’ Motivation

Wendy Williams will make her dance floor debut on “Dancing with the Stars” in mere weeks, and the outspoken talk show host says she’s willing to work through her lack of physical grace to reap a few choice benefits.

“I am not the most coordinated person… but the opportunity to have a professional, a world-class dancer with one-on-one lessons? That’s number one, ” Wendy told Access Hollywood of what motivated her to join the reality dance competition at a rehearsal in LA on Friday. “Number two, of course, the transformation of your body. You get longer, you get leaner.”

Read more at Access Hollywood

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