Idol Headlines for 04/17/10

GLAAD Media Awards Presented in Los Angeles April 17; Lambert Performs

“American Idol” finalist and former Wicked star Adam Lambert performs at the 21st Annual GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards in Los Angeles April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

The cast of “Glee” and “Mad Men” star Bryan Batt will also appear at the ceremony; those shows are nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series categories, respectively. Lambert is up for Outstanding Music Artist for his “For Your Entertainment” album.


John Fogerty to Join Carrie Underwood for ACM Performance

Put him in, coach. He’s ready to play. That’s what I keep thinking now that I know John Fogerty is going to be performing with Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 18). I don’t know exactly what they’re going to sing together, just that the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will be joining country’s finest for what will be a showstopper.

BritWeek Gala Dinner Honoring Sir Richard Branson features a Performance from David Archuleta

BritWeek is privileged to welcome Sir Richard Branson as guest of honor at the star-studded annual Gala Dinner, which will be held in the elegant Ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening will feature many surprise guests, a performance by singing sensation David Archuleta, and a live auction that includes some once-in-a-lifetime travel packages. Proceeds from this evening will benefit two extraordinary charities: Save the Children and Virgin Unite.


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Kris Allen — A Window Into My Crotch

After getting through his first set without any hardware malfunctions
, the “American Idol” champ returned to the stage at the end of the show to perform “Hey Jude” — with his zipper down.

Check out his reaction when someone in the audience tells him to XYZ — priceless.


Is reality-show voting rigged? Well, sort of …

Television’s latest, greatest mystery isn’t about how “Lost” will end, or whether anyone on “American Idol” will finally show some personality. Instead, it’s this: Just how in the world is Kate Gosselin still on “Dancing With the Stars”?

Weekly, Gosselin’s dancing has dismayed even elephants. Yet, week after week she keeps coming back despite dismal ratings from judges.

Such behavior has raised a few eyebrows, ones that usually lift after the finale of “American Idol, ” when an Adam Lambert loses to a Kris Allen. But “Dancing’s” higher (and “Idol”-surpassing) recent ratings, along with Gosselin’s strange success, have made it a magnet for attention. Could someone be cooking those votes?


Forget Simon — ‘Idol’s’ all about Ryan now

The underlying story on “American Idol” this season is the pending departure of Simon Cowell, the acerbic British judge who has been the face of the show since his first withering takedown of a quivering-lipped auditioner eight years ago. Speculation has naturally centered on his replacement, with the implied assumption that the new Simon will play as critical a role as the current one does.

Forget it. There’s no chance his replacement is going to be Howard Stern or any other big name who would seize the spotlight. It’s already apparent what “Idol” is going to be once Simon is gone next year: The Ryan Seacrest show.



Ever the charitable soul, Underwood will be donating 36 cents of every ticket sold for the fall tour dates to Save the Children’s United States Programs. This initiative was inspired by the “36 cents” written in the lyrics of her album track “Change” which addresses how even the smallest bit of spare change that one might have can add up to make a difference and help “change” the world. Fans can see Underwood perform this song, “Change, ” on Idol Gives Back this Wednesday, April 21 on FOX. Save the Children is also a beneficiary of Idol Gives Back, and is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.

Tickets for the newly announced fall dates will go on sale beginning Saturday, April 24th at 10am – please see local venues for specific information. The “Play On Tour” is Presented by AEG Live.

The updated tour itinerary below reflects the full schedule of shows, including the new fall leg. Please go to for up-to-date tour information.

***Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia to appear as special guest opening acts

Underwood Living Her Dream, Adores Her Fans

Carrie Underwood is taking the music world by storm. Since winning American Idol a few years ago, she’s become a major star.

Now, the girl from Oklahoma is poised to have a big night at the Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday.

KDKA’s David Highfield recently had a chance to talk with her when she visited Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.


Friday ACM Rehearsal Not-Quite-Live Blog: Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Reba

6:28 p.m. Just learned that the Miranda/Carrie number I saw the stand-ins rehearsing before dinner is a cover of a John Fogerty song. And you might recall that Miranda Lambert at one point had a Fogerty cover in her set list. And you might be able to divine from that information what song she and Carrie are doing. And you might recall a little something about John Fogerty being a part of the show this year. And now your interest might be piqued.

7:53 p.m. Carrie starts her first run of “Temporary Home.” She’s wearing a plaid shirt, jeans, boots, and standing planted strong in the center of the stage, belting it out. The outfit doesn’t match the song, but her voice sure does. I have never once seen Carrie Underwood pull back vocally just because she’s in rehearsal. Rehearsal is for chumps. Do, or do not — there is no try for Carrie Underwood.

8:03 p.m. Carrie is laying into “Temporary Home” with such force that the microphone actually shorts out briefly. I’m taking that as a sign that my night here is done. Carrie won’t be doing interviews, nor will Rascal Flatts, who are the last act scheduled for today. Meanwhile, there’s a party on Fremont Street and I want to go see Lady Antebellum rock their neon socks off.

Entertainment Weekly

EXCLUSIVE: Octo-Mom Is The Punch Line Of A Skit On American Idol

Nadya’s attorney, Jeff Czech, revealed to details of the hilarious spoof: Jonah Hill and Russell Brand from the new movie Get Him To The Greek are given an assignment to get celebrities to man phones for the Idol event.

They think they did a great job by snagging Tom Cruise and Marilyn Monroe look-a-likes, Coolio – and, yes, you guessed it, Octo-Mom!


‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Vegas Week: Tyce Diorio brings in the broadway

It’s early evening in Las Vegas and the remaining contestants have pushed past ballroom and are now on to broadway with Emmy-winning choreographer Tyce Diorio, assisted by Season 4 standout, Courtney Galiano.

Galiano has not been named as a returning all-star for Season 7, but executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe did tell me Thursday that there are more slots open, so it’s still a possibility.

Allison Iraheta Sets The Record Straight

TERRA EXCLUSIVE! Salvadorian-American singer, Allison Iraheta, who participated in season 8 of ‘American Idol, ‘ appears in this weekend’s Mun2 news special, ‘The New America.’ This hour-long show, which focuses on the diversity of U.S. Latinos, including your favorite celebrities, is part of a year-long campaign raising awareness around the census. The show airs this Saturday, April 17th at 3:30p.m. ET/ 2:30 p.m. CT/ 9p.m. PT. I caught up with Allison to ask her about the special and get the scoop on ‘American Idol.’ Click the ‘next’ arrow to read more…

Astoria (Hearts) ‘Big Mike’ Lynche from American Idol

MYFOXNY.COM – American Idol contestant Michael “Big Mike” Lynche has a big voice and a big talent that have helped to make him a household name.

Music has been the song in his heart since he was just a boy. So four years ago, he left Florida to chase his big dream to New York, moving to Astoria, Queens.

He got a job as a waiter at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Times Square, with a view of the Nokia Theater. He says he would look at the theater and wish he could make to its stage one day.


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