UPDATED: Miley Cyrus Tapes Performance For ‹American Idol
Miley Cyrus is coming to …American Idol, Access Hollywood has learned from sources close to the show.
The 16-year-old superstar, who is gearing up for the release of …Hannah Montana The Movie, pre-taped a performance of her hit song, …The Climb, for the hit FOX reality competition on Wednesday night. The performance will air on April 15.
CUCKOO ‘IDOL’ ELIMINATION
THE mystery of Megan Joy’s strange behavior on the “Idol” stage — moments before she was eliminated — has been solved.
Members of “Idol”-taunting Web site Vote for The Worst have been voting furiously for Joy ever since she tacked a crazy “caw-caw” to the end of her “Rockin’ Robin” performance several weeks ago.
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March Album Sales Drop Nearly 18%
U.S. album sales in March 2009 were 17.9% lower than the same period in 2008 and 29.8% lower than the same week in 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Sales in March were much slower than the previous two months. January’s year-over-year decline was only 12% while February’s loss was 11.5%. The 6.6 million weekly average for the four weeks of the March 2009 period was lower than the 6.7 million weekly average in January (five weeks) and the 7.6 million weekly average in February (four weeks). February sales were higher than the months preceding and following in part because the annual Grammy Awards typically fall in February.
Jennifer Hudson: Standing Strong
Jennifer Hudson sits inside an L.A. recording studio, her eyes hidden behind large sunglasses, her braided pigtails peeking from under a pageboy cap. Eight days from now she will kick off a national concert tour, and today is her first rehearsal with a new band. But while the musicians warm up, she doesn’t say much, keeps her head down, fidgets. She’s so unassuming that her backup vocalists, two glitzy gals with easy laughs, seem like the only divas in the room. And then Jennifer Hudson begins to sing, and all doubt is erased.
ACM Entertainer of the Year: Last call for votes!
The Academy of Country Music Awards air Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, so get yourself over to CBS.com and vote for Entertainer of the Year. I was gonna keep this post neutral (really I was), because I’ve witnessed four-time winner Kenny Chesney sweat through his shirt on the first song of a concert. I know that nobody combines talent, heart, and humor like Brad Paisley. I can’t believe George Strait’s only won the title once before — 20 years ago — when he’s being named ACM’s Artist of the Decade. And I’d love to see Carrie Underwood, who delivered some of 2008’s most memorable TV performances (from Idol Gives Back to the CMAs), become only the seventh woman to go home with the night’s top prize.
‹American Idol champ David Cook talks about what happening now
David Cook is pretty sure that he has the best gig in town.
As the winner of season seven of the juggernaut reality series …American Idol, Cook career has launched from playing locales in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., to touring the world and selling out nearly every stop on his Declaration Tour. His self-titled album was released Nov. 18, and went platinum by January. All of which strikes Cook as …just incredible and a big compliment, especially considering the economy, he said during a recent phone interview.
Larry Fitzgerald bringing Jordin Sparks, Adrian Peterson to benefit
A fundraiser in the memory of the mother of NFL star Larry Fitzgerald Jr. includes an appearance by 2007 “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks.
The $100-per-person benefit for the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund is scheduled for the evening of April 10 at the Metropolitan Club Ball Room in Golden Valley.
Morristown’s ‘Idol’-Ist Josiah Leming Gets into L.A. Groove
Apr. 2–KNOXVILLE — Singer Josiah Leming — the former “American Idol 7” contestant from Morristown, Tenn. — came back home this week and did a short, last-minute show at the Square Room on Market Square. The opening act was The Royal Buzz, a band that his brother is in.
Here’s the irony: Leming is performing in the same venue in which “American Idol 7” winner David Cook will be playing later this month. Looks like Leming, who recently turned 20, isn’t doing so badly for himself, considering he didn’t even make the Top 36 cut on the hit series. He’s been touring and is making some changes to his debut CD, coming from Warner Bros. later this year.
Carrie Underwood Wants to Work for OK!
Multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning artist Carrie Underwood is up for a host of accolades at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 5, including the prestigious Entertainer of the Year prize.
OK! spoke to the American Idol champ, 26, who is now dating hockey star Mike Fisher.
American Idol’s Lakisha Jones: Baby On Board & Bad Representation
It’s always unfortunate when good entertainers hire a bad publicist!
Such is the case with ‘American Idol’ season six finalist Lakisha Jones.
Last Monday, March 23, I contacted Jones’ “urban publicist” Denise McIver to seek comment about the 29-year-old singer’s pregnancy with the intent to break the news simultaneously on AOL Black Voices and during my segment on the nationally syndicated ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show.’
“Ain’t Misbehavin'” at the Pikes Peak Center
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — “Ain’t Misbehavin'” originally opened on Broadway in 1978 and instantly made history.
This musical revue won every award a musical can win in a Broadway season, and now, for its 30th anniversary, the show is touring the country to remind everyone of the life and culture surrounding jazz icon Fats Waller.
“It’s loosely based on the life of Fats Waller, ” Frenchie Davis said. “Each of us plays a different part of his life. I’m the raunchy part, and I love it. The show’s amazing and Reuben sounds amazing, ”
David Foster: Clay Aiken a “Spectacular Father”
Music producer and composer David Foster doesn’t find anything strange about his sister, Jaymes Foster having Clay Aiken’s baby.
“She’s very close with Clay — they’re best friends, ” David told the Associated Press Thursday. “It made perfect sense to me that he’d want to have a child with his best friend.”
Carmen Rasmusen: ‘American Idol’ finalist hits DSC, SUU on college concert tour
There’s something about the college scene – particularly in spring – that seems to beg for live musical entertainment.
That’s exactly what Carmen Rasmusen, “American Idol” season two finalist, is ready to provide.
Making stops at Dixie State College and Southern Utah University as part of a Zions Bank sponsored college tour, Rasmusen will perform a mix of her own country hits off her debut album, “Nothin’ Like The Summer” as well as covers from artists like Katy Perry, Rascal Flatts and more.
Cherry blossom parade: balloons, bands and Trebek
WASHINGTON – Giant helium balloons, clowns, great dancing and Alex Trebek all come together Saturday for the cherry blossom parade.
Jeopardy! host Trebek, the honorary grand marshal of the parade, will be at the start of the parade and then joining Channel 7 in the host booth. The two-hour parade along Constitution Avenue from from 7th Street to 17th Street, NW starts at 10 a.m.
“We have Miss America, Katie Stamm, and she is a vocalist and she’s going to sing for us. We have disco dance diva Selma Houston who is going to perform.
American Idol Next Elimination Betting Odds Headed By Scott Macintyre And Anoop Desai
Scott Macintyre and Anoop Desai are the two American Idol acts who are at most risk of being the next eliminated off the show. They are available at odds of 100/1 and 50/1 respectively to win American Idol with Boylesports which shows what the bookies think of their chances.
Shawn Johnson won’t discuss ‹Dancing stalker
LOS ANGELES – …Dancing With the Stars standout Shawn Johnson has kept silent on the disturbing news that a man was arrested for allegedly stalking her. But in a new interview with Access Hollywood Maria Menounos, the gymnast opened up about how she staying focused on the competition.
…How do you keep all the outside stuff that goes on away and focus? Maria asked the 17-year-old Olympic champ.