Idol Headlines for 04/12/10 – The Evening Edition

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Allison Iraheta singing God Bless America LA Dodgers Opening Game April 13

@AllisonIraheta is singing “God Bless America” during the 7th inning at the LA Dodger’s opening game tmrw 4/13. Catch it on MLBN and PRIME!


2010 CMA Music Festival Single Night Tickets On Sale April 17

04.12.2010 – NASHVILLE –  2010 CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13, in downtown Nashville.

Beginning Saturday, April 17, at 11:00 AM/ET (10:00 AM/CT), tickets to the individual Nightly Concerts will go on sale for $30 for general admission in the upper deck of LP Field (plus applicable handling fees). To order tickets, call (262-3378); visit to buy online or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at any Ticketmaster outlet.

Thursday, June 10: Jason Aldean, Danny Gokey, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Carrie Underwood.

Sunday, June 13: Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and Blake Shelton.

CMA Music Festival

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Cost of saving Big Mike on ‘Idol’ may be high

Everyone onstage looked thrilled on Wednesday night that the “American Idol” judges saved Michael Lynche, and it was easy to feel happy for the flummoxed favorite who made judge Kara DioGuardi cry a few weeks ago and apparently made voters yawn last week.

But the price of his continued presence on the show is high. Considering that the reprieve marks the only time all season that the judges will be allowed to overrule the voters, after the celebration ended and the nine finalists went back to their rooms, the contestants’ natural reaction would have been, “How does this affect me?”


Rob Thomas Open to Mentoring ‘American Idol’ Contestants

Attention ‘American Idol’ contestants: Rob Thomas could be your musical guru.

The Matchbox Twenty singer and hit songwriter told an audience at a TimesTalks event at New York City’s TimesCenter that he would be interested in mentoring on ‘American Idol’ if asked.

“I had a time when I loved [the show], ” he said “and then there was a time when I thought it was killing the music business. Now I have time where I realize there’s a lot of talented people out there and it’s giving them a chance to be heard.”


Brody Jenner, Avril Lavigne ink and link up at King Ink debut

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee also introduced his now-steady girlfriend Sophie to Las Vegas for the first time, and they, too, added ink from the master. Other celebrities attending included Laura Prepon, Juliette Lewis, Lemmy Kilmister, Matt Sorum, Joel Madden, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Josh Todd, members of Buckcherry, DJ Skribble, Ron White and Kris Allen.

King Ink is an extraordinary tattoo salon, ultra lounge and outdoor after-hours club unlike anything ever seen in Las Vegas. While guests enjoy the bar scene, the retail displays and the dancers under the $500, 000 chandeliers, tattoo artists are at work until dawn breaks.

Las Vegas Sun

Adam Lambert, Ludacris, Train to play KFEST

Ludacris, Adam Lambert, Train, Orianthi, Taio Cruz, Iyaz, Kevin Rudolf, Aaron Fresh and Charice will play the 2010 edition of KFEST, the annual all-day concert staged by Fishkill-based WSPK (104.7 FM) at Dutchess Stadium.

No further information was available. The station promises on its Web site,, that more information on KFEST will be “coming soon.”

Poughkeepsie Journal

‘American Idol’: Adam Lambert performing at GLAAD awards

“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert has added another engagement to his agenda for his brief stop in the U.S. during his international tour — performing at the GLAAD awards.

Adam says of the event, “GLAAD has advocated for out music artists, including myself, and I am proud to be part of the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards this year. GLAAD’s work to share stories that grow acceptance and understanding about the gay and transgender community is so important in our culture today.”


Idol Cast-Off Alex Lambert ‘Loving’ If I Can Dream House

In the first week as a cast member of the Web reality show, Lambert has already written a new tune called “I’ve Been Workin’” that he calls “pretty crunk.” On it, Lambert sings, “Baby why you changing and I stay the same/Baby why you staging, this ain’t no play, ” to his girlfriend Raylee. But don’t sharpen those heels just yet, ladies — the 19-year-old says he’s still in love with his girlfriend who is back home in Texas.

But Lambert’s life is definitely changing. For starters he’s gone from sharing a one-bedroom apartment with his mom and three brothers to having his own room. “I like it, but I guess I sometimes get lonely, ” he admits, adding that he has trouble sleeping.


Our favorite barks and banter from the 11th annual music and animal festival, held Saturday at Star Nursery Field.

Idle on-stage chatter from Kris Allen: “Look at that dog right there. He looks so sad… He must be an Adam (Lambert) fan.”

Las Vegas Weekly

David Archuleta performed alongside Make-a-Wish recipient, Jonah Gomez at the Real Salt Lake soccer game in Utah Saturday night. Jonah has sickle-cell disease. Check out more photos HERE, a video HERE.

Idol’s Jason Castro stays true to his sound

Jason Castro was a breath of fresh air during American Idol’s seventh season, a bit of a revelation before the show was overrun with Jason Mraz-y singer-songwriters.

His run was eventually marred by a lack of experience and a struggle to stay within the parameters of odd-fitting themes. (Mariah Carey week did him no favors.) Freed from those silly constraints, Castro proves an appealing, adept artist on his self-titled debut album, online and in stores today.

There’s spirit in his voice, and the songs crackle with energy. It’s exactly the type of record you’d expect from the dreadlocked Aggie — and a nice surprise at the same time. (Castro grew up in Rowlett, just outside Dallas.) Sunlight seems to stream from the CD case.

Glee’ Season One, Part Two – An Early Look

Hey, folks! Did you hear? ‘Glee’ is coming back on Tuesday! Wow, Fox really kept that comeback under wraps, didn’t they? Gone for four months, they seem to be bringing the show back without a lot of fanfare.

Too bad sarcasm doesn’t translate very well in electronic print, but, believe me, I was rolling my eyes the whole time I wrote the last paragraph. Between the interviews, the appearance on ‘Oprah, ‘ the performance at the White House, the Rolling Stone cover, the weird 9:28PM ET time slot after ‘American Idol, ‘ and pretty much everything else going on, you couldn’t avoid the comeback of ‘Glee’ if you tried.

TV Squad

Jake Pavelka Readies ‘Hot and Steamy’ Tango for DWTS

The number two has been a lucky one for Jake Pavelka. First, The Bachelor-turned-Dancing With the Stars contestant makes a fine twosome with his fiancée, Vienna Girardi, and now he’s a strong duo with his dance partner, Chelsie Hightower.

But last Tuesday, the number was more of a curse, when Pavelka found himself in the bottom two with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who ultimately ended up heading home on the show.

“It was the biggest shock, ” Pavelka tells PEOPLE of his dangerous encounter with elimination. Like a dramatic rose ceremony, Pavelka says, “I didn’t see it coming. I was tied for fourth place with the judges’ scores and then winding up in the bottom two. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting straight tens. If nobody is voting for you, you will be off.”


‘Dancing’s’ Erin Andrews fends off ‘bimbo’ slam

LOS ANGELES – As if tackling the waltz and the cha-cha weren’t hard enough, “Dancing with the Stars” beauty Erin Andrews has now found herself fending off criticism for her involvement in the show — from a fellow female journalist.

Rosie DiManno, a columnist for the Toronto Star, wrote an editorial that slammed the ESPN analyst for joining ABC’s crop of “Stars, ” labeling her a “ballroom bimbo.”


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