Idol Headlines for 03/17/11 – The Evening Edition

Watch Jennifer Hudson’s V103 Soul Session performance tonight @ 8pm Live from the W Hotel in Atlanta (Via @JHudsonDaily)

Casey Abrams tweets, “Lee DeWyze is so chill, Can’t wait to see him Perform tonight.”

Stefano Langone tweets, “Just like to reiterate again, everything that has happened in my life bad or good, has led me to THIS moment. God is great. Much love.”

Carly Smithson tweets, “Got to meet some of the contestants last night . Pia is so frickin beautiful and her voice is unreal ! Shes got my vote !

Lee DeWyze will be performing LIVE at Westfield Culver City on Saturday, April 2nd at 3pm. Lee will be launching his own shake at Millions of Milkshakes. The first 150 guests to purchase a shake will get an autograph and a photo taken with Lee*. Feeding America will receive 50% of proceeds from the sale of each Lee DeWyze shake sold in Millions of Milkshakes stores beginning on April 2nd, 2011 and continuing through July 2nd, 2011.  Via Facebook

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Taylor Hicks to perform in Glens Falls

Taylor Hicks, 2006 winner of TV’s “American Idol, ” will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, the theater announced Thursday.

Hicks will appear with a small ensemble that is still being put together, said Eric Malette, who is promoting the concert for Adirondack Broadcasting Co. of Queensbury.

Tickets, priced at $48.50, go on sale March 23 at the Wood Theater Box Office, at or by calling 518-874-0800.

Via Poststar

JoJo Hermann, Taylor Hicks, Ivan Neville, Col. Bruce to Play Down on the Bayou III

New Orleans’ Howlin’ Wolf will host Down on the Bayou III on Thursday, May 5 during JazzFest. The show will benefit the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic. The show’s initial lineup includes JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic) and His Mardi Gras Band with George Porter Jr., Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Taylor Hicks and Col. Bruce Hampton.


Gokey to appear at fair

BEAVER DAM – The final act for the 2011 Dodge County Fair has been announced on its Web site.

Danny Gokey, who was the third place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol, will perform at the fair at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. After his placing on the popular Fox network program, Gokey signed 19 recordings with RCA Records Nashville.

Read more at Watertown Daily Times

‘American Idol’ Elimination Predictions: Is This The End For Naima Adedapo?

Last week, viewers of “American Idol” sent home Ashthon Jones, the first voter-fueled casualty of the show’s 10th season. Since the home audience didn’t want Jones in their pool of finalists to begin with, it was logical that they wouldn’t vote for her again (especially following her disastrous performance of Diana Ross’ “When You Tell Me That You Love Me”). In fact, it seems painfully obvious that the first three singers to go will probably be the three the three singers chosen as the judges’ wild cards.

Read more at MTV

Something Pitchy: Stefano and Pia Prove That Italians Do It Better

Also on our minds after last night’s lackluster Top 12 showing was the issue of Paul McDonald’s increasingly annoying (depending on who you ask) stage presence and Randy Jackson’s apparent favoritism when it comes to Jacob Lusk’s “stank.” All that and more in this post-Top12 performances edition of “Something Pitchy!”

Thanks as always to Rickey Yaneza ( and MJ Santilli (MJ’s Big Blog)!

See the Video at TV Squad

Blake Lewis: ‘J.Lo Is the Best Thing to Happen to ‘American Idol’ Since Season 7′

I was really happy to see that at the top of the show the judges gave a shout out to Japan and asked for our help. One of my friends just moved to Tokyo to teach English a day before the earthquake. He’s fine and trying to settle in and help as much as he can. HELP if you can by donating to one of the various charities that are out there…with that said…

J.Lo!!!!! — Cheetah print … Grrrrrr!!! Blakey likey. I thought she was dope already and she is sexy, but last night she was on point!

Read more at TV Squad

OMG Paul McDonald tweeting Hilarious photos:

Rehearsing tonight’s pointy pose

Steven Tyler?

Or Jlo?

Via @AmericanIdol

Lee DeWyze rehearses for his performance tonight

Via @Jlo

Take Your Twins to Work Day

The 30 Most Terrifying Stills Of Casey Abrams

But worse than how Casey sounded (which was bad) were the faces he made throughout. I accidentally paused my TV during his song and the image I caught was on the same level as “life scarring” as all of Killer Clowns From Outer Space. And so we made his faces into a list.

Here are the 30 Most Terrifying Stills of Casey Abrams aka HAPPY ST, PADDY’S DAY!

See the LULZ at Best Week Ever

‘Idol’s’ Top 12 On Fire: Leading Contenders Pia, Jacob, and Casey

Wednesday night’s “American Idol” drew in 22 million viewers and for good reason: the contestants rocked the house! This week’s theme featured the contestants picking songs from the year they were born.

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour was backstage just minutes after their successful performances and talked with some of the singers about the judge’s comments, fighting the flu, and how they feel about moving forward as the final 12!

Read more at ExtraTV

The full interview. Catching up with Adam Lambert, AI10

Via JadellEJ

Will Winnie Mandela put Jennifer Hudson back in the Oscar race?

But this Mandela story, and this film, have problems. Winnie Mandela’s past is troubling. She wasn’t faithful to her husband when he was in jail, and their marriage ended in divorce when he got out. She’s been accused of human rights abuses, including kidnapping a young activist who was later murdered. Movie-goers may not root for her as a sympathetic figure if she’s portrayed realistically on celluloid. But they may not even get a chance to see it. So far, “Winnie” doesn’t have a U.S. release date or even a distributor, and Winnie Mandela is threatening legal action because she wasn’t consulted during production.

Read more at the LA Times

Cover of Anoop Desai’s Zero.0 album

Via @XPosedMonster:

Star Studded EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in NY & LA

The event taking place in Los Angeles on May 7 will be hosted by the Global Brand Ambassador for Revlon and Academy Award winning actress, Halle Berry along with actress Alyson Hannigan. The national anthem will be performed by recording artist and finalist on American Idol, Kimberly Locke. The 18th Los Angeles event will take place at Exhibition Park at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and is expected to draw 40, 000 people to participate in the event.

Read more at PowerNewsNetwork

MTV’S “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” Premieres April 7

Santa Monica, CA (March 17, 2011) – MTV is heating up the dance floor with the return of “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew” on Thursday, April 7, at 10PM ET/PT. This will be the season of the superstars, and, for the first time ever, each episode will be themed to a popular celebrity artist. Special guest appearances include Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, and themed episodes will be inspired by the hottest names in music including Rihanna, Lil Wayne and more!

Read more at TVBYTheNumbers

Matthew Morrison Planning to Direct ‘Glee’ Episode in Season 3

Glee actor Matthew Morrison is a Broadway star, a TV actor and a songwriter, but soon he will add another role to his resume: director.

On the PaleyFest carpet Wednesday night, Morrison told THR that he hopes to take on the director’s role on Glee and said he will “definitely [do it] in the third season.”

Morrison previously told THR that acting on Glee while recording and preparing to promote his album “is the hardest I’m ever going to work in terms of trying to be noticed and seen, so I want to push it until I’m 40. Then, I’d love to get behind the camera, produce films and be more involved in the storytelling process.”

See the video at the Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’ Stars Chris Colfer, Darren Criss Have High Hopes For Klaine

“I had a Wisp (a single-use mini toothbrush) and some Chapstick and that’s about it, ” Colfer revealed about his prep work. “I did not eat the onions and the Chinese food that they brought to set that day as a courtesy, but that’s about it.”

Criss, who joined the cast as a series regular this season, described the kiss as a beautiful moment.

“I really enjoyed it, because we’ve all been waiting for it, ” he said. “I’ve been waiting for it, and like I’ve said, the groundwork was laid down so perfectly that on the day, it felt very natural, ” he explained. “I was just so happy, it was like a release. Finally, we got [it]. It was building for so long, so I think the excitement that the fans felt was definitely felt in that room. It was very special.”

More at MTV

PaleyFest2011: How Would ‘Glee’s’ Chris Colfer Rate Darren Criss As A Kisser?

Access Hollywood

PaleyFest2011: ‘Glee’s’ Darren Criss On Sharing A Kiss With Chris Colfer

Darren Criss chats with Access at PaleyFest2011 about sharing an on-screen kiss with “Glee” co-star Chris Colfer. What did he think about being a part of that storyline? Plus, will Darren and Chris’ “Glee” characters remain a couple?

Access Hollywood

PaleyFest2011: Jane Lynch On ‘World War Sue’ – What Does That It Mean?

Jane Lynch chats with Access at PaleyFest2011 about her character, Sue, declaring “World War Sue” – what does that mean for the “Glee” club? Plus, what does Jane think about Chris Colfer and Darren Criss sharing an on-screen kiss? Lastly, what does Jane think about how Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) father handled the sex talk?

Access Hollywood

Simon Cowell: ‘They Are Doing a Good Job’ With ‘Idol’

Will you ever work with Paula Abdul again?
I’d like to, yes. She’s great and I think she’s really got good taste in music — most of the time! And she gets excited about new artists and music and that’s important, especially for a show like ‘The X Factor’ where, as judges, you have to mentor your contestants in the finals. I don’t know if she will be on the judging panel, we are still working that out, but we are talking to her, yes — it’s not just my decision!

Would you ever consider following fellow former talent competition judge Piers Morgan’s lead and do your own interview show?

Read more at PopEater

Glee’s Chris Colfer & Darren Criss Engage Us in a Post-Smooch Discussion!

Check out our interviews with the boys, and hear from Heather Morris on how she feels about Santana (Naya Rivera) possible getting in between Artie (Kevin McHale) and Brittany. Never fear, she just might have a very sexy solution for the problem.Via EOnline

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