Idol Headlines for 03/29/10

Adam Lambert to Perform at GLAAD Media Awards

Adam is set to perform at the GLAAD Media Awards, in Los Angeles on April 17. Check out the deets HERE. Wanda Sykes and Drew Barrymore will be receiving awards.

GLAAD

Chris Sligh announces that his Wife is Pregnant (Sort of)

Chris Sligh and his wife Sarah are expecting a baby. Chris tweets “Oh and my wife’s pregnancy is going well, too. We get to see how much sex the fetus will get in 4 wks. Some kind of crystal ball the dr has…What’s that you say? Oh?!!! Not HOW MUCH sex but WHAT the sex will be. Now I’m embarrassed.” Ha ha.

@ChrisSligh

Adam Lambert part of the KIIS FM Wango Tango Lineup

KIIS LA revealed the line-up for the radio station’s big Spring Fling, and Adam Lambert is part of the lineup that includes: Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, B.o.B and Iyaz. KIIS Club VIP tickets go on sale Friday April 2. More info HERE. (I’m hearing that the concert is Sat. May 15, but that’s not official)

KIIS FM

‘Idolatry’: How this week’s ‘American Idol’ had shades of ‘Ringu, ‘ ‘Hannah Montana, ‘ and ‘The Big Lebowski’

It wasn’t the easiest week to be an American Idol fan — not with what Paige Miles, Tim Urban, and Andrew Garcia did to “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now), ” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love, ” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine, ” respectively. But Idolatry is here to help you recover from the horror in time for Tuesday’s R&B night with guest mentor Usher. My cohost Tanner Stransky and I have a few suggestions for improving the downward spiral of season 9, plus, our executive producer Jason Averett has selected some classic film clips to turn “frightening” into “frighteningly funny.”

Entertainment Weekly

Kris Allen, Adam Lambert Nos. 1 and 2 on ‘Idol’ airplay chart

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert take the top two spots on USA TODAY’s American Idol airplay chart this week. Kris’ Live Like We’re Dying has 10, 668 spins — charting on the AC, Hot AC, Top 40 and Christian AC formats — while Adam’s spin total for Whataya Want From Me leaps by more than a thousand to 9, 911. And Whataya Want From Me passes Live Like We’re Dying on the Top 40 chart for the first time, with the songs landing at No. 14 and No. 16, respectively.

USAToday

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Front-runners frequently fail in ‘Idol’

Before season nine of “American Idol” even premiered, word was out that female contestants far outdistanced their male counterparts in terms of talent. Once televised competition began, bloggers and web sites quickly declared it the weakest group of competitors to date – women included. But after last week’s elimination round that produced 10 finalists, it became clear that there were at least five viable candidates for the “Idol” crown, and that a woman – Crystal Bowersox – was the runaway favorite.

Oberserver-Reporter.com

The doomsday scenario: How Tim Urban wins ‘American Idol’

By all rights, this ought to be the week that Tim Urban finally goes home. The dreamy-eyed, questionably talented 20-year-old from Duncanville, Texas, who owes his American Idol spot to Chris Golightly’s dodgy interpretation of contract questions, has made the bottom three the first two weeks of the finals. The other contestants in the initial trio — Lacey Brown and Paige Miles — already have sung their farewell songs. Logic says, then, that this should be the week Tim’s luck finally runs out.

USA Today

‘Katie’ excitement mounts with creation of fan T-shirts and spirit bracelets

Is 17-year-old Katie Stevens on her way to becoming the next “American Idol?”

With each passing week, support continues to grow for this talented Pomperaug High School senior.

“We had about 120 people here last night; it was the biggest crowd ever, ” says Dave Desmarais, a volunteer firefighter at the Middlebury Fire Department, referring to everyone who watched Stevens on the department’s large-screen TV Wednesday, when she became one of the top 10 finalists.

New Times.com

‘Idol’ alum Castro releases album

NEW YORK – It’s been two years since Jason Castro ambled onto “American Idol” — ukulele, dreadlocks, stoner vibe and all. And while most of those voted off the show from seasons past have faded into obscurity or drifted into musical theater, Castro, who finished fourth, hasn’t been easily forgotten.

Nor has his personality changed, which became clear as soon as he was asked about his upcoming solo album.

“I’ll tell you right after this burp, ” he said, somehow charmingly, during a recent visit to Billboard’s New York office. “I just had some amazing barbecue on the way over here. Sorry, but it’s definitely giving me the heartburn.”

MSNBC

Carrie Underwood Serving Wedding Cupcakes Instead of a Cake

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher aren’t afraid to shake up tradition when it comes to their upcoming nuptials. Turns out they won’t even have a wedding cake!

“We’re kind of doing cupcakes, ” the country star tells CMT Radio Live’s Cody Alan. “I consider myself a very traditional person. More than anything, we’re going to get married, that’s the important part. And we want everyone to have a good time, so we’re doing some things like that, that are a little bit different.”

People.com

Underwood finds ‘Temporary Home’ at Mullins Center

Not many artists are better and more powerful live than on albums, thanks to things like autotune and electronically manufactured instruments. Carrie Underwood is a big exception.

Fans became privy to this fact at the Mullins Center on Saturday night during Underwood’s second appearance at the University of Massachusetts. The 2005 winner of “American Idol” sang songs from each of her three albums, and even brought the crowd back to the “Summer of ‘69.”

Daily Collegian

Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas Talk ‘Idol, ’ Stepping Out At Kids’ Choice Awards

Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas took their romance public in a big way on Saturday at Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards.

“We’ve never actually stepped out and held hands until today, ” Demi told Access Hollywood on the orange carpet. “You know, in front of people. It’s fun though – he’s really special.”

The two sang a duet on “American Idol” last week, and even with an audience of millions, the new couple wasn’t too nervous.

Access Hollywood

Harvey Mason’s life after basketball has been note-perfect

Recently, the 6-foot-4 father of two happily combined his two passions — music and basketball — by producing a Hudson-sung version of “One Shining Moment, ” the unofficial NCAA tournament anthem that will debut in an updated arrangement during the network’s April 5 telecast of the championship game.

CBS, at Hudson’s suggestion, approached Mason without knowledge of his basketball resume, which includes a brief on-court appearance during top-ranked Arizona’s upset loss to Oklahoma in the national semifinals of the 1988 tournament.

“I tried to explain to Harvey what the song means to CBS and to the tournament, ” CBS Sports producer Tracy Morris says of their initial conversation, “and he stopped me and said, ‘I understand completely, ‘ and explained his background.

LA Times

Simon Cowell wants Salvador Dali theme for wedding party

ITS official! The showbiz wedding of the year has just turned into the do of the decade…

As if the prospect of 50-year-old bachelor about town Simon Cowell getting hitched wasn’t surreal enough, the X Factor boss wants his big day to have a Dali theme.

He has commissioned chief wedding planner Sinitta to help organise the lavish party after the ceremony to that effect.

Which should just about give Simon enough time to grow at wirly Salvador Dali-style moustache. How fetching!

Mirror.co.uk

Buzz Aldrin Dancing for Space ? and Beyond

Buzz Aldrin may have earned the lowest score — a 14 — on the Dancing with the Stars season premiere, but the legendary astronaut is determined to stick around the dance floor a little longer. Not just to improve his hoofing skills, but to promote awareness about the space program. “[Dancing] is a very strongly supported culmination of being in the public eye and doing things that I think are appropriate for a ‘moonwalker, ‘” the 80-year-old tells TVGuide.com. See what Aldrin, who’s paired with Ashly Costa, hopes to accomplish during his Season 10 run, why he doesn’t like the “moonwalker” label and what you can expect from his upcoming 30 Rock appeareance.

TV Guide

Smaller is bigger on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ this season

ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (tonight, 8 ET/PT) seems to have regained its footing with this season’s slimmed-down cast and new co-host.

After averaging 18.2 million viewers last season, Monday’s two-hour opener pulled in 23.9 million viewers, the biggest audience in 10 seasons.

Last season’s 13% drop in viewership “was on everyone’s mind: Was it an aberration or an indication of long-term issues?” host Tom Bergeron says. “But with this cast, you can look down the list and see the likely reasons for the bounce.”

USA Today

Ellen DeGeneres: It can’t rain on her parade — her crowd is another matter; beware the pats of Ryan Seacrest

Ellen DeGeneres’ fans showed how deep is their love Sunday afternoon.

She brought her show to Universal Orlando for two tapings, and fans at the second taping sat through a deluge. “Extra” host Mario Lopez and Rascal Flatts were the guests for that episode, and a friend reports that DeGeneres previewed the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at the park. That episode will air Friday.

The first taping will air Thursday, and it featured Usher, Sharon Osbourne and “American Idol” castoff Paige Miles. (DeGeneres watched as Miles sings.)

Orlando Sentinel

IdolVoter iPhone app makes American Idol voting easier; win a free copy

A new iPhone app makes voting for American Idol contestants easy—assuming, of course, you want to vote for anyone who’s on this weak season.

The IdolVoter app, which costs 99 cents, is simple: each screen shows a list of the performances that night (scrolling to the right shows the previous weeks). During open voting windows, tapping a contestant’s name calls that contestant’s number. Once voting has closed, the app allows you to easily find that contestant’s performance on iTunes.

There’s no way to text votes, which would make sense, and of course the phone numbers show up on TV, but like most iPhone apps, it’s just another way of making life slightly easier so we can be even lazier.

Reality Blurred

WE ARE THE FALLEN: New Audio Interview With MARTY O’BRIEN Available – Mar. 29, 2010

AlternativeAddiction recently conducted an interview with WE ARE THE FALLEN bassist Marty O’Brien, whose recording and touring credits include DISTURBED, KELLY CLARKSON, STATIC-X, METHODS OF MAYHEM and TOMMY LEE. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.

Blabbermouth.net

Jordin Sparks to headline Memorial Day weekend concert

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – American Idol winner Jordan Sparks is headlining a concert set for Memorial Day weekend, along with other Disney stars, according to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber announced the concert Monday morning as part of the city’s Military Appreciation Days. The chamber added that a parade would be planned for Saturday along Ocean Boulevard.

Officials at the announcement Monday said the weekend is geared around giving “respect for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Memorial Day has not been a respectful or family-oriented weekend [in the past].”

WMBFNews.com

Fantasy ‘Idol:’ 10 exit song alternatives

It’s been several weeks now, but we still can’t wrap our heads around Season 9’s exit song. Sure, Will Young’s “Leave Right Now” is a pleasant enough tune — actually, we quite like it — but subbing the love song sentiment, while not uncommon in the annals of “Idol” history, doesn’t really jibe all that well in this instance, does it? On its own, the title sort of stings and, if you listen to the song in its entirety, you’re met with lyrics such as: “And I’d love to say I do / Give everything to you / But I can never now be true…” Not exactly elimination material.

LA Times

Armchair Casting Director: ‘Glee’

Shelley Morrison, expect a call from your agent. Glee is looking for a fiftysomething Filipina or Hispanic actress to play the recurring role of Amelda, Sue’s maid.

Got a less obvious casting tip than Karen’s long-suffering Ro-Ro? Hit the comments!

Entertainment Weekly

‘American Idol’s’ Paige Miles on ‘Ellen’: ‘These are my farewell pats’

Paige Miles tells Ellen DeGeneres she had a feeling she was going home because host Ryan Seacrest kept giving her “farewell pats.”

Paige Miles performed “Living for the City” on Sunday, March 28th at the Universal City Walk in Orlando as part of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s” trip to Florida.

Zap2it.com

‘Glee’s Chris Colfer & Jenna Ushkowitz Share Favorite Routines

As anticipation builds to a Gleektastic pitch for the April 13th mid-season return of Fox’s first-year hit ‘Glee, ’ we gathered the show’s stars to chat about their favorite musical performances thus far. The first installment in the series of interviews features Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays speech impediment faker Tina, and Chris Colfer, the glee club’s resident gay male soprano, Kurt.

Fancast

Simon Cowell Picks His ‘American Idol’ Favorite

Hollywood.tv spotted “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell in Los Angeles where he revealed who he thinks is the popular show’s frontrunner.

“I like Crystal (Bowersox), ” he admits, while taking a look at new cars with his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy.

Cowell goes on to say that he hasn’t chosen a host for “The X Factor” and that while he’ll miss “Idol, ” says “it’s been nine years, that’s a long time.”

ET Online

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