Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Katharine McPhee performs with the Pacific Symphony in Laguna Beach CA. More info HERE.
- Casey James opens for Sugarland, Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena, Sioux City, IA
- Brandon Rogers performs with So and So at the Tap Room at 6 and 8 pm tonight, SXSW conference, Austin TX
- Siobhan Magnus’ glass work will be featured in an exhibit at Morrison Art Gallery in Hyannis, MA. More information HERE.
- Kelly Clarkson and the American Idols perform at Celebrity Fight Night in Phoenix AZ. More information HERE.
The next episode of Glee will be titled “Night of Neglect”, airing APRIL12 and Charice will be covering “All By Myself”
Episode 18 of #Glee will be titled “Born This Way” airing APRIL19.
Simon Cowell Wants ‘Tension’ Between X Factor Judges
“There should be tension to a point, ” Cowell tells PEOPLE about his ideal dynamic among the judges. “I liked the Idol panel when we first started. We had different opinions, and I think it’s important you have different opinions.”
“In life and in music, we all disagree on a lot of different things, ” Cowell, 51, continues. “The important thing is you’ve got to feel comfortable about disagreeing with each other.”
“I’ve seen the nice side of him and the not-so-nice side, ” Cowell explains of his co-judge, 54. “He’s not someone you want to get on the wrong side of … [but] in life and in music, we all disagree on a lot of different things. I’m not sure that L.A. and me agree on everything, but we’re comfortable about that.”
Read more at People
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‘X’ might mark spot for Nicki
R&B sensation Nicki Minaj is in talks with Simon Cowell to be a judge on his upcoming Fox talent show “The X Factor, ” Page Six has learned.
The Queens-bred star, famous for her wild and outlandish outfits and impossibly curvy figure, met with Cowell in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. A source told us, “Simon thinks Nicki is fantastic. She’s sassy, she looks great and she has bags of personality.
“This isn’t a done deal yet, but Nicki would be great for the show. She fits the ideal that ‘X Factor’ will be exciting, vibrant and different. And the show would also be great for her career.”
Read more at the New York Post
Exclusive: Taylor Momsen to Co-Host Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’?
Is Taylor Momsen headed for Simon Cowell’s much-anticipated new show X Factor? Sources connected to the show tell Celebuzz yes!
Celebuzz has learned producers for the show have zeroed in on the 17-year-old Pretty Reckless singer, and want her to take a stab at co-hosting the show. Earlier this week, uber-producer L.A. Reid officially signed on the dotted line to sit at the judge’s table.
We’re told that producers think the often-controversial Momsen is perfect for the spot because she’s “young, hip and edgy” and has just the energy the show is looking for.
Read more at Celeb Buzz
Sam Moore and Kelly Clarkson – Celebrity Fight Night
Exclusive: Adam Lambert Talks Sophomore Album
Gone Too Soon? Ruminations on Karen Rodriguez’s Early ‘Idol’ Exit
On Wednesday night, about an hour after Jacob Lusk held his last sustained note, the Top 12 looked tired, deflated and depressed. It wasn’t just the long days or the illnesses (flu-stricken Lauren Alaina was being put up in a hotel so as not to infect her fellow finalists), it was the beat-down by the judges who are starting to put a bit of bite into their critiques. And, of course, the harsh reality that someone was going home. Or, as Casey Abrams calls it, “scare-dom.”
So why was it Karen Rodriguez, who no less than two weeks ago was being touted as a potential frontrunner and the girl who could possibly give Pia Toscano a run for her pitch-perfect money? It goes back to the very foundation of American Idol: that anything can happen. Also, it’s a good reminder that one bad performance — or, in Karen’s case, two — can send you home.
Read more at THR
BONA FIDE COUNTRY: ‘American Idol’s’ Bo Bice coming to the Dells
It’s not like he wanted to lose.
The thought was never that simple when it entered the mind of Bo Bice as he stood next to Carrie Underwood.
He was apprehensive. Curious about what his role would be in a career about to be swept up in something much larger than him.
“American Idol” started off as a bet he took in 2004 – and just a few months later it was about to change everything he had worked toward. It wasn’t a transformation he was sure he needed.
Read more at Portage Daily Register
Covington: ‘I want to be the best I can be’
BRISTOL, Tenn. — As a kid growing up in Rockingham, N.C. – the home of a fabled NASCAR racetrack – country singer Bucky Covington said he couldn’t help but become a huge racing fan who cheered every victory and mourned every defeat of his favorite drivers.
“That’s the way we do it in Rockingham, ” Covington said with a laugh Friday afternoon, sitting on a plush couch in his parked tour bus at Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re hardcore when it comes to racing. And we really love the drivers who do it.”
Read more at Tri-Cities.com
Rebecca Black’s Biggest Fan – Simon Cowell!
“I love her [and] the fact that she’s gotten so much publicity, ” the X Factor creator, 51, told PEOPLE on Friday. “People are so upset about the song, but I think it’s hysterical.”
So how big a fan is Cowell?
“I want to meet her, ” he says. “Anyone who can create this much controversy within a week, I want to meet. I love people like that.”
Read more at People