Due to the news coverage of Japan, Simon Cowell will not be on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight as originally announced. A new date TBA. (Via @TheXFactorUSA)
Casey Abrams tweets, “I AM out of the hospital, feeling so energetic too. I owe it all to #Tigerblood”
Matt Giraud to make an appearance on Food Network’s Ice Brigade, on Thursday March 17 at 10 pm.
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The Idols Arrive at Paleyfest in Los Angeles Tonight (via @AmericanIdol)
‘American Idol’ Music Director Talks Auto-Tune, Live Shows
“No Auto-Tune, ” Chew told us. “This is a [singing] contest, so that is absolutely a no-no. Plus the show, it’s happening live, so Auto-Tune would be a process that you’d either have to use globally or selectively with parts, ” he explained. “All the vocals that you hear are live, there is no kind of manipulation of anything and auto-tune is absolutely a no-no in this show.”
Another point of contention — also mentioned in previous seasons — is the judges, contestants and studio audience experience the sound during live tapings of “American Idol, ” versus the version that TV audiences hear at home. (Former judge Simon Cowell, for example, used to make comments that the version he heard in the studio was different from the one he watched on his TV.) Chew assured us that the “Idol” team goes to “great lengths” to ensure the sound quality is the best it can be.
Read more at MTV
Download these: hip-hop songs from a pre-“American Idol” Stefano Langone
Kent’s Stefano Langone is currently belting out Stevie Wonder songs on “American Idol” — check Nicole Brodeur’s Q&A with him here, where he shouts out “the 425, the 206, the 253.”
If the area code shout-out didn’t clue you in, there is a hip-hop bone in Langone’s body.
Pre-“Idol, ” he collaborated with local rappers like P. Smith. Check Langone lending his high-pitched tenor voice on the four thoughtful, heartfelt tracks above, from Smith’s June ’10-released “Lucid Dreams” mixtape.
More at Seattle Times
Video! At the Essence Photo Shoot with Jennifer Hudson
“Extra” takes you behind the scenes at the Essence photo shoot with Jennifer Hudson’s, showing off her new svelte figure for not one, but two different covers of the April issue of the magazine!
Read more: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2011/03/extra_raw_video_jennifer_hudson_shows_off_new_bod_for_essence_photo_shoot.php#ixzz1GcNPRyg8
Another new song from Jennifer Hudson’s upcoming album I Remember Me
“Angel” is written by Alicia Keys and co-produced with her husband Swizz Beatz.
Jennifer Hudson MTV Extended Play
More video clips at MTV
Melinda Doolittle in Atlanta does a medley w/ Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”
Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow contribute new music to “Every Mother Counts” compilation
Christy Turlington Burns made her directorial debut with the documentary “No Woman, No Cry, ” and a companion CD for the film, featuring new music from Jennifer Lopez and Martha Wainwright, is set to hit Starbucks stores next month.
The documentary “No Woman, No Cry” tells the personal stories of pregnant woman in different countries: Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and the United States. Together, they struggle to receive healthcare and battle maternal mortality.
The album also features never-before-heard music from Jennifer Lopez, “One Step at a Time, ” which she reportedly penned for her twins, and Patti Scialfa’s “Children’s Song.” Gwyneth Paltrow, fresh off her “Glee” and “Country Strong” singing stint, covers Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” for the album.
Read more at All Headline News
‘SYTYCD’: Mary Murphy Will Tame the Hot Tamale Train
When Mary Murphy returns to the judges’ table on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” this summer she might be having to channel her “inner woo hoo” more than that trademark, gregarious squealing she’s known for.
After undergoing surgery to remove a tumor in her thyroid, and to remove her thyroid, the favorite judge told us in July that she might not ever be able to yell again. Well, the good news is, it’s not quite as bad as that.
Read more at Fancast
Glee Casts a Psychiatrist! Which Character Needs Therapy the Most?
Glee is casting for the role of Dr. Shane, described as “a very smart, cool and kind psychiatrist.” Right now, the role is described as a guest stint, but it could possibly be a recurring gig. Dr. Shane won’t be appearing until after the mini hiatus, so in the meantime, let’s speculate on who at McKinley High is most likely to head to the psych couch.
Read more at EOnline