Tanith Belbin Skating to Adam Lambert’s “Strut” for Stars on Ice show
American Olympic figure skater, Tanith Belbin, twittered that she is rehearsing
for the Stars on Ice show, and she’s performing to Adam Lambert’s “Strut”
@TanithJLB Can’t get @adamlambert ‘s “Strut” out of my head after a full day of stomping it out to it on the ice in SOI rehearsals. Gonna be a hot # !
Kellie Pickler Co-Hosts Top 20
Didn’t you know how much we love her? Kellie Pickler takes part in this week’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, but she’s not just making a guest appearance. She’ll actually join Nan Kelley to co-host the run-down of the genre’s top videos.
The Finalists: American Idol Baby Photos!
Think Aaron and Katie are adorable now? Check out the too-cute childhood snapshots of the remaining 11 hopefuls!
SomethingPitchy Broadcast: We Can’t Always Get What We Want
This week, the SomethingPitchy panel sat down to debate the top 12’s big debut, including the blooming race between Crystal Bowesox and Siobhan Magnus, Lacey Brown’s elimination and that infamous, um, “performance” by Ke$sha.
Joining host Andy Scott in the studio were Sandy Deane (AOL Television), Denise Warner (PopEater’s Girls on Pop) and Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org). Joining us via Skype was MJ from MJ’sBigBlog.
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Katie Will Miss Prom, Graduation for ‘Idol’ Success
If Middlebury’s candidate in the “American Idol” Top 12, Katie Stevens, continues on the show, she will miss attending prom with her boyfriend and walking in her graduation at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, “Access Hollywood” reported.
Covering the Top 12 party last week in Hollywood, the show quoted Stevens as saying, “It’s sad, but I know everybody there is rooting for me and this has been my dream come true for so long. So, I wouldn’t give this up for anything.”
‘Glee’ license takes the stage
Tuner licensing company Music Theater Intl. is in talks with creators and producers of “Glee” for a stage adaptation of the buzzed-about FOX skein.
Nothing has been finalized for the venture, according to a rep for MTI, and details are scarce, in large part because the project is still in its initial stages of development.
As of yet, there’s no indication whether the proposed legit adaptation of “Glee” would be aimed at amateur or professional troupes, or even the education market to which MTI often licenses the musicals in its roster.
From Idol Experience to show’s Top 12
Not much has been made about it, but “American Idol” contestant Aaron Kelly is the first “graduate” of The American Idol Experience in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to not only make it onto the hit TV show, but to advance into the Top 12.
The idea behind the popular attraction in Walt Disney World is to give both singers and audience members a realistic taste of just what it’s like to experience “American Idol, ” the wildly popular Fox TV singing competition.
Ke$ha Had A Good Time Playing Dress-Up: The MTV News Quote Of The Day
“I think it came across like we were just having a good time onstage, like, just playing dress-up. And I was kind of making an ass of myself at the end, but whatever. I was having a good time. I hope it was infectious.”
Will somebody please cancel ‘American Idol’?
There is nothing quite as sad as an aging champion who doesn’t know when to quit.
It’s the boxer who fights one too many bouts, the baseball player who plays one too many games and the television show that airs one too many seasons.
A house guest who overstays his welcome is only in danger of being a bore. But a champion who overstays his welcome is in danger of hurting his legacy.
5 Reasons Why ‘American Idol’ Season 9 Doesn’t Suck As Much As You Think It Does
The world’s highest-paid professional glowerer, Simon Cowell, has long shown a certain ear for what’s hot (or at least “contemporary”), and it’s clear from the indifference on his face that he believes American Idol has finally lost its sizzle. (As if that wasn’t clear from the moment he decided to bolt Idol to produce the U.S. edition of his British hit The X Factor.) But Idol’s Season 9 isn’t a complete failure. In fact, you could argue that the reality competition is currently in one of its most exciting seasons yet. Yes, we’re mad as hell about Lilly Scott too. But hear us out. After the jump, we present to you our Top 5 reasons why American Idol still captivates every week.
‘Idol’ winner Allen at Fiesta Texas
Current “American Idol” champ Kris Allen predicts this season will end the show’s present guy streak.
“It’s going to be a woman, ” Allen said of who’ll take the next “Idol” crown, suggesting that the female talent looks particularly good this year.
As for which contestant on Season 9 of the Fox TV juggernaut is his favorite, Allen said he couldn’t say yet. Now that the Top 12 have been picked, however, he said he’d be watching more closely.
Carrie Underwood talks new tour, secret wedding date and acting experiences in Country Weekly
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood talks about her new “Play On Tour, ” her secret wedding date and her acting experiences in the March 22 issue of Country Weekly magazine, on sale now.
The Checotah native is featured on the magazine’s cover in a story titled “Holding Nothing Back.”
Underwood launched her “Play On Tour, ” which unfortunately isn’t coming to Oklahoma, last week with a sold-out show in Reading, Pa., and she told the magazine that fans can expect a major production.
Randy Travis talks hits, humor and Carrie Underwood before playing two Oklahoma shows
“Radio’s just not that open to playing me that much anymore because there seems to be an age limit these days. Carrie gave me a boost and did me a favor … and she sang the fire out of that song. She’s one of the finest singers to come into this business in many years.” he said. “Carrie has attracted a group of listeners who weren’t necessarily country fans until she came into this business.”
American Idol judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi comes to GDNY to talk about Idol as well as Claritin.
Kara is also the spokeswoman for Claritin. As the weather becomes nicer, she says it is important to keep your allergies at bay to be able to enjoy the weather.
Who’s hot in Hollywood
This month, Anoop Desai releases My Name, his first single since finishing sixth on last year’s American Idol. A digital EP, All Is Fair, is due out in May and infuses sitars and tablas into a contemporary R&B sound. “Both of the cultures I consider myself a part of, the South and Indian culture, have rich musical traditions, ” says Desai, 23, who’s from North Carolina.
Gokey’s match made in country heaven
If there was ever a musical match made at the recording studio in heaven then it’s Danny Gokey and country music.
“I love what it stands for, I love what it means, ” Gokey said Thursday afternoon during a promotion tour stop in Sacramento. “I am very proud to call myself a country singer.”
Gokey rolls into Santa Rosa on Friday afternoon for a singing/radio promotion tour stop at the Chrome Lotus. He’ll perform in a noon-2 p.m. time slot, but only for a select few lucky winners of a promotion sponsored by country station Froggy 92.9 FM.
Valley hosts star-studded Celebrity Fight Night this weekend
PHOENIX — One of the Valley’s biggest red carpet events and charities, Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night, will bring celebrities and fun to Phoenix on Saturday.
On the red carpet will be stars like Jim Frey of the Eagles, Reba McEntire, who will return for her fifth year as emcee as well as 15-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster.
Receiving the Muhammad Ali Sports Achievement Award is sensational IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick.
Taylor Hicks — Alive & Doing Well
Season Five “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks took time out from not selling records to help build houses in Alabama on Thursday.
Non-Drowsy CLARITIN(R) Partners with Kara DioGuardi, Judge on TV’s Hottest Show, to Collect Inspirational Stories from Allergy Sufferers Across America
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Schering-Plough Consumer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Merck & Co.(NYSE: MRK), and the maker of non-drowsy CLARITIN allergy medicines, wants to learn what millions of American allergy sufferers are able to do when they aren’t hindered by bothersome symptoms. The brand is teaming up with long-time allergy sufferer Kara DioGuardi, judge on TV’s No. 1 hit series, to share her story and encourage others to do the same for a chance at stardom in an online commercial.
“For contestants on the hottest TV show in America, the stakes are high. They’re sharing their talent and giving their best, so I owe it to them to focus on their performance, not my allergies, ” said DioGuardi. “That’s why I choose CLARITIN to relieve my worst allergies without making me drowsy. If I miss a detail, someone could miss their big chance.”
Is Kara DioGuardi Good or Bad for Dad’s Campaign?
Joseph DioGuardi got national attention this week when he announced he was seeking the Republican nomination to run against New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in November.
Because his daughter is a judge on television’s most popular reality show. That’s why.
“The day before he announced, nobody except a handful of those in the chattering classes would even know Joe, but every story about his run has labeled him ‘Kara DioGuardi’s father’, ” says Baruch College Professor of Public Affairs Doug Muzzio. “It certainly has helped him with name recognition.”
But while having a celebrity in the family can certainly inject buzz into a political contest, potential pitfalls can outweigh the positives.
Snooki Responds To ‘American Idol’ Shout-Out From Ellen DeGeneres
Siobhan Magnus’ dramatic and sinister take on “Paint It Black” on Tuesday’s “American Idol” had Randy Jackson saying the singer looked hot, Simon Cowell calling it the standout performance of the night and Ellen DeGeneres comparing her to a certain pint-size MTV reality star.
“Like Snooki’s poof, you just stand out, ” the judge declared.
Shortly after the show aired, Snooki told MTV News how excited she was about the shout-out and shot a compliment right back at Ellen. “I didn’t watch ‘American Idol, ‘ but my mom called me screaming. I was like, ‘Why are you screaming?’ She’s like, ‘Ellen DeGeneres just said Snooki.’ I was like, ‘Oh, that’s my girl!’
Scott MacIntyre’s Tokyo Performance for Charity
On Sunday, April 11, Season 8 finalist Scott MacIntyre will perform live at Billboard Live in Tokyo, Japan. He will perform two shows, one from 4:00-5:30pm and one from 7:00-8:30pm, and proceeds will go to the Tyler Foundation to support children with cancer. Scott knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle with health issues. He has been visually impaired since he was born, and he’s undergone a kidney transplant.
‘Glee’ casts wheelchair-bound actor in guest starring role
“Glee” aired an episode in November 2009 called “Wheels, ” which emphasized the unique struggle of wheelchair-bound Artie when the glee club couldn’t afford a wheelchair-friendly bus to take them to regionals.
The episode featured two actresses with Down’s Syndrome playing characters with Down’s syndrome, which called attention to the fact that Kevin McHale, who plays Artie, is not disabled in real life. Criticism of the casting choice poured in from the Associated Press, the Media Access Office, and disabled “CSI” actor Robert David Hall.
On Friday (March 19) a letter was posted on the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website from disabled actor Zach Weinstein, who was recently hired for a guest-starring role on “Glee.”