Idol Headlines for 03/31/10

‘Glee, ‘ ‘Modern Family, ‘ Ferguson win Peabodys

ABC’s “Modern Family, ” Fox’s “Glee” and CBS’ “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” were among this year’s prestigious Peabody Award winners.

Full list with reasons for their inclusion:

Glee (FOX)
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Dependably tuneful and entertaining, the musical dramedy that revolves around the motley members of a high-school choral club hit especially high notes with episodes such as “Wheels, ” about the daily struggles of a wheelchair-bound singer.

The Hollywood Reporter

Daughtry’s ‘Leave This Town’ reaches the million milestone

Daughtry’s Leave This Town hit the million mark last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album’s weekly sales, not quite 8, 000, pushed the band almost 2, 000 units into seven figures. It’s the second platinum album for the band — Daughtry remains on The Billboard 200, having sold 4.6 million units.

USA Today

Kelly Clarkson to guest judge on Superstar K

American pop diva Kelly Clarkson, singer of a number of American hit tracks (Because of You, Behind Those Hazel Eyes etc) and winner of the first season of American Idol, was invited to be a judge for South Korea’s version of American Idol, Superstar K Season 2.

According to cable music channel Mnet’s affiliates, Kelly Clarkson will be coming to South Korea this May. On May 3rd, she will participate as a judge for the third round of this show, which is taking place in Daegu.

K Pop Today

Buzzmeter: ‘Idol’ experts pick Didi as Tuesday night’s loser

Our “American Idol” experts have spoken, and the majority of our panelists expect Didi Benami to be sent home Wednesday night (despite her trademark tears). The rest are split between Tim Urban and Andrew Garcia.

What will “Idol” voters judge more harshly: Benami’s lackluster rendering of a Jimmy Ruffin classic, Urban’s flat version of Anita Baker’s love song, or Garcia’s streamlined take on Chris Brown (which the judges actually applauded)?

LA Times

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We Are the Fallen’s ‘Tear the World Down’ Cover Art, Track List Revealed

Tear the World Down’ track list
1. ‘Bury Me Alive’
2. ‘ Burn’
3. ‘Paradigm’
4. ‘Don’t Leave Me Behind’
5. ‘Sleep Well, My Angel’
6. ‘Through Hell’
7. ‘I Will Stay’
8. ‘Without You’
9. ‘St. John’
10. ‘I Am Only One’
11. ‘Tear The World Down’


Alex Lambert joins ‘If I Can Dream’ cast, loses mullet

Proof positive that dreams really can come true in Hollywood, the producers of “If I Can Dream, ” the 24-7 “post-reality” series that’s the brainchild of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller, have offered a sixth spot on the show’s cast — and in its multi-million dollar mansion — to Top 24 reject Alex Lambert! He’s moving in on Thursday with a new look and — gasp — a haircut!

LA Times

Kris Allen confirmed for Benton concert

The first-ever Saline Summer Daze festival will feature Arkansas native and last year’s “American Idol” winner Kris Allen, the Benton Advertising and Promotion Commission confirmed on Monday.
The festival is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and will coincide with the Wally Hall Tournament of Champions softball/baseball event, the state’s largest such tournament.

More details about the festival and the concert — including specific dates, ticket prices and sale locations — are set to be announced on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference, Benton city officials said Monday.

Benton Courier

‘American Idol’: Kimberley Locke’s Season 9 faves are Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus

In between cutting a new single “Strobelight” (due out April 6), “American Idol” Season 2 finalist Kimberley Locke has found some time to watch the Season 9 Idols.

Kimberley tells Zap2it, “Big Mike is my favorite. He’s like a seasoned performer. Watching him is like watching somebody who’s been doing it for 20 years … I got the opportunity to talk to him and he is the most gentle soul and just the sweetest person.”


‘American Idol’ Fantasy Theme: Goth Night

So far this season on “American Idol, ” I’ve been disappointed by the weekly themes. Last week’s top 11 Teen Idols Night was inexplicably switched at the 11th hour to a generic “Billboard’s #1 Hits” theme, thus crushing my pipedream of seeing Siobhan Magnus cover her fave band Hanson and Casey James do David Essex’s “Rock On.” This week’s theme, R&B/Soul Night, is equally unthrilling. So I’ve decided to propose a few fantasy themes for future “Idol” episodes. I harbor no delusions that anyone at Fox or 19 Entertainment will actually read this and heed my advice, but hey, a girl can dream.

This week’s fantasy theme is…Goth Night! I want to see Siobhan and company paint it black, for real.

How to vote for your favorite ‘American Idol’

Last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” made me want to call up my Grandma Kirk and make sure she actually understood the hieroglyphics of the “American Idol” phone voting system. Not because she’s slow — because let me tell you, Grandma is a spry, hot lil’ thing — but because Jimmy’s pal Uncle Frank had me believing that the Golden Gramps among us are using what he calls, “the 4-1-1 system.”

Take a look at just what I mean below, and in the words of Jimmy himself, “If you don’t vote, you forfeit your right to complain about the direction karaoke in this country is headed.” And now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

NY Post

Ratings: ‘DWTS’ ties ‘Idol’ for week’s top spot

Is this the season that ABC’s Dancing with the Stars takes over Fox’s American Idol as the most-watched program on network television? Well, that doesn’t seem like too big of a stretch, especially considering that Dancing tied Idol—each nabbing 24.2 million viewers—for the top spot for the week ending March 28. Granted, Dancing’s viewership was likely enlarged because the episode was its season premiere (it’s highest-rated ever!), but it’s still quite a moment for the show. In third place for the week, of course, was the other episode of American Idol, the Wednesday results hour, which pulled in 21.4 million viewers.

Entertainment Weekly

Dish Network Makes Amends For Ellen DeGeneres ‘American Idol’ Snub

On her talk show last week, Ellen DeGeneres read a letter from a fan who pointed out that on DISH Network’s onscreen program guide, DeGeneres’s name was left off the list of “American Idol” judges. Predictably, the network received calls and e-mails from miffed Ellen fans. But DISH has since made amends and “added a little oomph, ” according to spokeswoman Francie Bauer. Now, when the network’s audience of 30 million viewers tune in, they see show descriptions like: “American Idol, starring Ellen DeGeneres and some other people.” Simon, eat your heart out.

Carrie Underwood: My Dog Will Be a Ring-Bearer at Wedding

When Carrie Underwood marries Mike Fisher this summer, one wedding party member is bound to stand out: Ace, her chihuahua.

“He’ll be one of the ring-bearers, ” Underwood jokingly told during Tuesday’s Pedigree Adoption Drive event at the Bideawee Manhattan Dog Shelter.

US Magazine

Underwood brings Nashville to NEPA REVIEW

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — It’s safe to say Carrie Underwood no longer needs to have “former ‘American Idol’ winner” anywhere near her name, especially after seeing the country chanteuse perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena Monday night. The blonde starlet is now a bona fide superstar who can belt with the best of them.

The Weekender

PICTURE GALLERY: Danny Gokey shoots ad for Wisconsin Vision in Milwaukee

Danny Gokey shoots Wisconsin Vision ad in Milwaukee


Danny Gokey goes from singer to spokes-model

At an undisclosed location in Milwaukee, Danny Gokey was trying on numerous pairs of glasses this morning, trying out a series of poses as a still photographer snapped away at the singer.

That undisclosed business is to keep fans of the finalist from last year’s “American Idol” from getting in the way of day of shooting for Wisconsin Vision.

The 29-year-old Gokey recently signed a two-year deal to be the face of the Wisconsin-based company, and he’s in town this week for two days of shooting. Eyeglasses have been Gokey’s trademark since he started his run on last year’s eighth season of the Fox singing competition.

On Milwaukee

CMT Insider Interview: Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey’s voice and story are familiar to the millions of faithful viewers of American Idol, and he has followed through on the media exposure by releasing My Best Days, his debut album on 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville.

The former truck driver finished third in the eighth season of the talent competition, and fans learned he had already traveled a difficult road. A month before his American Idol audition, his wife, Sophia, died unexpectedly following what was considered a routine heart surgery.

In a recent interview with CMT Insider, the Milwaukee native talks about his new album and how Randy Travis convinced him to pursue a country music career. Here’s part of the interview:


Kellie Pickler Says Growing Up Is Hard to Do

“It’s hard to make that transition from a teenager to an adult, ” Kellie tells The Boot. “Growing up in front of everyone is tough, because they don’t want you to grow up. People see me on ‘Idol, ‘ and they want me to stay the same and expect me to be the exact way that I was on the show. That’s just impossible for anyone to stay the same their whole life. When you look at anyone who is 25, 30 or even 40, they’re not the same person they were when they were 18 years old … I’d hope not, anyways! Hopefully they’ve matured and grown up and been through a lot of life experiences and have more wisdom and knowledge.”

The Boot

‘DWTS’ Mark Ballas on Shannen Doherty: “We Were Shocked”

On the first night of elimination on ‘Dancing with the Stars, ’ most thought Kate Gosselin would be the one sent packing, but the reality TV mom wasn’t even in the Bottom Two, despite a rough performance Monday night.

It was Shannen Doherty, the former ‘Beverly Hills, 90210‘ star, who was sent home instead in an elimination upset–and there wasn’t a non-shocked person in the audience. Another surprise: ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson was the other celeb in the Bottom Two.

Shannen Doherty on her ‘DWTS’ experience: ‘Really scary’

Despite showing marked improvement from week to week, Shannen Doherty’s performance on Monday (not to mention her decent scores) weren’t enough to keep her on Dancing with the Stars. Fighting back tears, Doherty talked briefly to tonight about her struggle to feel at ease under the mirrored ball.

Entertainment Weekly

‘Dancing with the Stars’ recap: There’s No Voting Against People

Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas were the first couple voted off Dancing With the Stars last night. It’s okay. She’s pretty sad — according to my colleague Lynnette Rice, who interviewed Shannen after her elimination, she couldn’t stop crying — and her dad’s really cute. But I sensed a hint of relief during her on-camera interview. Shannen will begin the healing process as a muscle near Mark’s knee begins the process of detaching itself from the bone. They are in this together, partners ’til the end. (Mark won’t be able to dance for six weeks; Shannen would have been paired with his father, Corky, next week.) Shannen’s now rooting for Evan Lysacheesecake. ”Love you!!! Kick ass for us please!” she recently tweeted.

Entertainment Weekly

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