Today’s Idol Appearances
- Justin Guarini performs at the MCC 25th Anniversary Gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC. More info HERE.
- Jane Lynch appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- Ashthon Jones appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
- Simon Cowell appears on Piers Morgan, CNN 9 pm
- Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and the American Idol 10 Top 13 will host a panel at the Paley Fest at the Sabin Theater in Beverly Hills at 7 pm. More information HERE.
Check out a slide slow of David Archuleta’s visit to Rising Star Outreach a few weeks ago via David Archuleta Fan Scene HERE.
David Cook Concert for Hope takes place Friday, April 29 at 8 PM ahead of the May 1 Race for Hope in Washington DC. Ticket sales to benefit the Race for Hope – DC. Look here for ticket sales link beginning Wednesday, March 16.
Casey Abrams is out of the hospital, reports Nigel Lythgoe, “Casey came out of hospital this afternoon. I hope he doesn’t have to go back? Send positive thoughts! Thank you.”
Also, Nigel tweets to a fan, “I want to organize a Japanese Fund. I will ask the if we can donate from Idol Downloads?” Nigel tweeted that a decision will be made on today
Paige Miles has been confirmed for the “REALITY ROCKS” expo at the LA Convention Center for April 9-10! She will be a part of the celebrity panel for American Idol!
Katharine McPhee tweets, “Rise and shine…first day on set for #Smash! Heading to hair and makeup. Can’t wait.”
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Exclusive Video: Kimberly Caldwell’s Video Diary
In this, her first installment, Caldwell performs for Good Morning New Orleans during Mardi Gras and runs into 15-year-old singing sensation JC Badoo, who coincidentally wowed the judges this year with his melodic croon.
Queens-bred ‘Idol’ fave makes NY proud
“When I was a little girl, I would say, ‘Mom, I don’t want to go to college. I don’t want to leave you guys, ‘ ” she told The Post.
“I was always very sheltered. I was actually really nervous to go to school in Manhattan” at La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts, the “Fame” high school.
“I come from a very old-school Italian family. I am still not allowed to stay out past a certain time.”
Read more at The New York Post
Haley Reinhart eager to jazz it up some more on ‘American Idol’
The morning after Haley Rein-hart landed in “American Idol’s” bottom three, she’s being shuttled in a car somewhere with two other people babbling loudly in the background. She sounds drained.
The 20-year-old Harper College student got the full treatment Thursday night from Ryan Seacrest: an on-camera escort to the Stools of Doom, an ill-timed commercial break, psycho-torture fakeouts. Finally, she learned that Ashthon Jones would be going home, not her.
Read more at Chicago Sun Times
American Idol fans rally behind Suddeth family
Fans of Lauren Alaina Suddeth are rallying behind the singer with their votes as well as fundraising efforts to help her family’s travel expenses.
Lauren, Rossville’s teen singing sensation, is a finalist and judges’ front-runner on Fox network’s “American Idol.” Should the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School sophomore continue to advance, she could remain in Los Angeles as many as 12 weeks.
“Idol” pays for one parent to stay with a contestant who is a minor. All other family members or friends must get to LA on their own dime.
Read more at Times Free Press
Fisher trade crushes girl’s dream of dinner with Underwood
OTTAWA — Mike Fisher broke the hearts of many Ottawa Senators fans when he was traded away.
Now, Carrie Underwood has crushed the dream of an Ottawa girl who was set to have a private dinner with the country superstar.
Liberty Aliferis was so excited after her parents Aik and Afrodity bought a private dinner with Underwood and Fisher at a charity auction in November at Fratelli’s restaurant in Kanata. Ottawa businessmen Nick Pantieras and Jimmy Zourntos also bid on the dinner and were also to be guests at the dinner planned for Aliferis’ home on Winding Way.
When Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators in February it put the dinner in question. And now Aliferis understands that the dinner with Underwood and Fisher is not going to happen.
Read more at The Ottawa Citizen
Think you can travel, Simon?
NIGEL Lythgoe will be jetting in to London from Los Angeles every week to film BBC show So You Think You Can Dance – showing pal Simon Cowell it CAN be done.
“Nasty” Nigel, 61, has agreed to the gruelling 12-hour commute so he can also fulfil his duties as executive producer on American Idol. Beeb bosses feared he would not return after landing the million-dollar gig on US telly.
But he will be back with fellow judges Arlene Phillips, Louise Redknapp and Sisco Gomez when the show returns on March 26.
Read more at The Sun
Nigel Lythgoe and So You Think You Can Dance Alums at the Los Angeles auditions
Los Angeles Auditions for the upcoming season of So You Think You Can Dance took place in Los Angeles over the weekend. Look who came to visit!
Nigel tweeted last night, “We are still auditioning. I am now exhausted. Filming with the Idols first thing in the morning and back out to SYTYCD in the afternoon.”
Jennifer Lopez Features Lil Wayne On Next Single
Steven Tyler isn’t the only “American Idol” judge trying to make the most of a double dose of weekly prime-time exposure on TV’s biggest reality show. While Aerosmith’s back catalog has gotten a boost thanks to its prominent placement on “Idol, ” fellow judge Jennifer Lopez has parlayed her spot on the program into the highest-charting single of her career with “On the Floor.”
And over the weekend, she revealed that she’s got a strong follow-up single ready to go. Speaking with fans during an online chat, on Saturday, Lopez said she’s finished a song called “I’m Into You” with Lil Wayne that will be the next single from her still unscheduled Love? album.
Read more at MTV
Jennifer Lopez Dishes to Mark Steines on Her ‘American Idol’ Breakdown
Jennifer Lopez has tackled music, movies and fashion all while raising a family, but the one arena that almost proved too much for the entertainer was reality television.
“I know I’m a passionate person and I know I’m an emotional person, I just didn’t expect it to hit me in that way, ” JLo said of her widely-publicized emotional breakdown while judging an episode of “American Idol” in February.
Read more at ET