Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Ruben Studdard sings the National Anthem before the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC
- Bo Bice sings the National Anthem at the Nashville Predators vs Detroit Red Wings game, 2 PM CDT, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
- Danny Gokey honored at the Midwest Empowerment Awards, Milwaukee, WI
- Danny Gokey and Brooke White will perform at the Miramar air base in San Diego for a free red-carpet showing of “Change of Plans” at 4 p.m. at the Bob Hope Theater, Bldg. 2242. 3 pm.
- Kimberley Locke and Paris Bennett perform at the Grand Slam charity event at the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino, WI
- Kellie Pickler to headline NCAA Women’s Final Four Festival at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Part of the “Town Tourney” festivities.
- Crystal Bowersox performs at the La-Z-Boy Center, Meyer Theater at 7:30 pm, Monroe, MI
- Lee DeWyze will perform live at the Westfield Culver City, launching his own shale at Millions of Milkshakes to benefit Feeding America.
David Cook tweets, “”Album Photo Shoot” Day, otherwise known as “David, Don’t Pick Your Nose” Day.”
Adam Lambert tweets “Great show by @UhHuhHerMusic last night! Great to see @AllisonIraheta, @SashaMallory, and @IlseyJ!” (Allison Iraheta was in the house!)
Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Will-I-Am came in to help the contestants pick songs today. He was brilliant. I want to find a show for him, loved working with him.”
Lea Michele tweets, “Just did a great scene with @MsAmberPRiley she was amazing. She had to cry and it broke my heart! I love you Amber!”
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Kelly Clarkson Visits Orphanage in South Africa
Kelly Clarkson updates her facebook: I just got back from Africa and had so much fun! I got to hang with the “house of hope” kids and go on a mini safari with some friends and family. I love South Africa!
I love those kids even more. If you don’t know, House of Hope is an orphanage in South Africa that I got involved with a little over a year ago. They house around 30 kids right now and have had a rough life but you wouldn’t know it because they are the greatest kids with the best hearts, laughs, and smiles!
Lee Dewyze will play the Nightfall on the River concert series in Des Moines, IA on July 21.
Danny Gokey will perform May 12 at the Dothan Civic Center as a benefit concert for the Cultural Arts Center in Dothan, AL
Steven Tyler has been added to the lineup of the seventh annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 6.
@AmericanIdol: True or False… @CAbramsAI10 celebrated his birthday this week
Adam Lambert: Uh Huh Her Show with Sauli Koskinen!
Adam Lambert and pal Sauli Koskinen sandwich in Uh Huh Her singer Leisha Hailey at her concert on Friday (April 1) at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
The 29-year-old singer also met up with Leisha’s bandmate Camila Grey and rock singer Ginger Pooley backstage.
Read more at Just Jared
Mama Sox rocks Monroe for her biggest fans
Via FOX Toledo
Jennifer Lopez shoots “I’m Into You” Video
Jlo tweeted this photo today from her “I’m Into You” music video. She recorded her new single with Lil Wayne.
Taylor Hicks — I ‘Banged’ My Way Onto an Airplane
Former ‘American Idol’ champ Taylor Hicks pulled a full-on rock star move to force his way onto an airplane in Atlanta after nearly missing his flight.
Taylor gave us the blow-by-blow when he got off his Delta flight from Atlanta to NYC on Friday — telling us, “They wouldn’t let me in so I had to call the higher-ups. We banged on the door to the plane as it was leaving.”
Hicks — the oldest ‘Idol’ winner ever — might be exaggerating his pull with the airline just a bit. Officials at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta tell us they have no record of Hicks’ flight being held up … and they suspect he merely knocked on the jetway door shortly after it closed.
See the video at TMZ
Danny Gokey tweets, “Me and @brookewhite hanging!!!”