Kris Allen his wife Katy and band member Cale Mills attended the Garth Brooks concert in Las Vegas last night, @KrisAllen tweeted, ““It’s not everyday that you get to meet someone that has inspired you to do what you do, but today…I did! http://twitpic.com/1etffg””
Nigel Lythgoe presented with an award last night. @dizzyfeet tweeted, “I’ve just been presented with a Philanthropy Award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. Shankman gave it.” About Adam Shankman’s (producer, director and choreographer on SYTYCD) Nigel tweeted, “Adam was hilarious. I think he gave one of the funniest non-scripted speeches I have heard . thanks mate.”
Jason Castro introduced the opening acts for his upcoming tour via twitter yesterday. @JasonCastro tweets, “BTW have I introduced my openers? Meet @CameraCantLie and @Michael_Castro! Buy their music and get aquainted!” Yes, that’s Jason’s brother, Michael who auditioned for and made the Hollywood rounds of American Idol seasons 8 and 9.
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Real Salt Lake notebook: Fans celebrate MLS Cup
SANDY — Before the actual kickoff, Real Salt Lake got the ball rolling in style.
Celebrating its 2009 MLS Cup Championship, RSL had some appropriate festivities for a defending champion’s home opener.
DREAMCOMETRUE: Along with the players, Make-A-Wish recipient, six-year-old JonahGomez went through the line to get a ring with his favorite player, Beckerman.
The festivities continued for Gomez at halftime as DavidArchuleta performed alongside the youngster with sickle-cell disease, even handing the microphone to the young crowd-pleasure for a few bars, becoming an instant crowd favorite.
The ‘American Idol’ judges’ save: Does it really matter?
So the judges’ save has been used already this season. Is that a good or bad thing? I think Michael Lynche probably deserved to be saved. But if Crystal Bowersox, or anyone else not named Andrew Garcia, Tim Urban, Katie Stevens or Aaron Kelly, is in the bottom two next week, I am going to be one mad momma!
For what it’s worth, I think the judges might have saved Aaron this week, but not Andrew. And they both deserved to be in the bottom three based on their performances.
What should the criteria be for using the save? Simon has said the save goes to someone the judges feel deserves a second chance. Is that code for “there was someone less deserving still around so we tried to fix it”? Or maybe everyone has a bad day sometimes, so one bad performance should not kill one’s chances. That would be all good and well if there was more than one save available. But with one shot to right the voters’ wrongs, the judges better get it right.
Review: Kelly Clarkson in Auckland
Vector was eerily quiet at 8pm and for a while it seemed that Sunday might have been a poor choice to hold the Kelly Clarkson concert on.
But the streets outside the venue and the merchansdise stand were empty because several thousand people were already inside the arena, screaming ‘I love you’ at every opportunity at support act Eric Hutchinson.
“Hands up, how many people have my CD?” Hutchinson asked, as the lights were brought up to reveal a smattering of raised hands, “It’s on sale outside, ” he added before getting the crowd up on their feet for his hit Rock and Roll.
Music Review: Jason Castro – Jason Castro
As I listen to Jason Castro’s self-titled debut album, I have a huge smile on my face. I first came across Jason on a little show by the name of American Idol back in 2008. Here was a blue-eyed Texan with dreadlocks, a laid-back demeanor, and a voice that brought folk/pop front and center to season seven of Idol.
What is refreshing about Jason is that his album represents the same artist we got to know during his run on Idol. He still has his folk-pop sound, but on songs like “It Matters To Me” there’s an added country feel.
Concert review: What took Kara DioGuardi so long to sing?
ATLANTIC CITY — Kara DioGuardi has spent most of her adult life writing pop hits that have appeared in everything from television commercials to movies. Her songs have been nominated for Grammys, soared on the Billboard charts and have sold millions of copies.
But until Friday night at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, she never performed any of them at a public concert.
DioGuardi, known for being a judge on America’s most-watched TV show, Fox’s “American Idol, ” came out of the performing closet in a classy, savvy way, offering a “Storytellers”-type debut at the The Music Box.
‘Glee’: It’s the Attitude That’s the Showstopper
“GLEE” is a musical, yet music is the least catchy part of the show. Oddly, that works — paradox is the core of this Fox comedy’s off-kilter appeal. It’s maudlin and self-mocking, cheesy and mordantly modern, a shameless rip-off of almost every classic teen movie and also original, a mash-up not just of pop songs and show tunes but also of narrative styles, mixing melodrama and satire. It’s an over-the-top spoof, “Arrested Development” in a high school setting, but there are flickers of “Friday Night Lights” pathos.
‘Glee’: Attitude, Yes, but Without a Song in Its Heart
IN one of the later episodes of the fall run of “Glee, ” Finn (Cory Monteith), the malleable, doofy, hunky quarterback cum glee-club star, chooses to pledge his undying dedication to Quinn (Dianna Agron), his conniving though angelic-seeming cheerleader girlfriend, who’s pregnant with a baby he believes to be his.
“We have this assignment in glee club to sing a ballad, ” Finn tells Quinn and her parents, who believe Quinn is still a virgin. “They’re all about expressing things you can’t find any other way to say.”
With that, he tears into “(You’re) Having My Baby, ” the maudlin 1974 Paul Anka love dollop, saying the words he wasn’t able to without a melody.
Stars of the breakout Fox musical hit are gracing the cover of TV Guide this week, in all their Madonna greatness.
The show has been on a break since December, but will return to Channel 5 Tuesday night.
On April 20, “Glee” will air a Madonna-themed episode, prompting the TV Guide homage to the Fox hit and Madge.
New Jersey native Lea Michele channeled her inner-Material Girl for the glamour shoot, while co-star Jane Lynch showed she’s got that blonde ambition, too.
Attention, Gleeks! Here’s Your First Look At The Lady Gaga-Themed Episode Of ‘Glee!’
Just when you thought Glee couldn’t get any more ridiculous, here’s a photo of the upcoming Lady Gaga-themed episode. And yes, that really is Kurt (Chris Coulfer) and Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) dressed in Gaga’s signature style. “The outfits are gonna be incredible, ” creator Ryan Murphy tells Entertainment Weekly. “All the costumes are outrageous and legit. I actually went to the tailor this morning who makes the real Gaga outfits. They’re going all-out.”
“I do know that we’re all different Lady Gagas, and at one point I am the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga, ” Lea Michele spills. “I saw a picture of the Kermit the Frog Lady Gaga with a Post-It on it that said ‘Lea.’ I was like, ‘Oh, great. Everyone else has incredible Lady Gaga outfits and I have that one.’”
Is ‘Glee’-mania too much too soon?
A new episode of “Glee” hasn’t aired on TV screens since December, but you wouldn’t know that. Though it’s been a lengthy four months since the fall finale of the musical juggernaut the cast hasn’t exactly stayed away during the hiatus.
Matthew Morrison scored a record deal, the show snagged a few trophies, there was the not-so-surprising second season renewal and the cast even sang and dance at the White House and on Oprah – all within one week. With a four-city tour in the works and a nationwide casting call currently underway for new characters on the show, has “Glee”-mania gone overboard?