Idol Headlines for 04/19/10

Adam Lambert Flight to UK Postponed

Volcanic ash from a recent volcanic eruption in Iceland is wrecking havoc with air traffic to and from Europe. Adam Lambert was supposed to leave for the UK today, but his flight was canceled. The latest word from Sony UK, reportedly is that they are trying to get him in for Thursday and that the flight is a possibility.

VH1 renews ‘Fantasia For Real’

You can only win “American Idol” once but, apparently, you can be a reality TV star forever–or at least two seasons–if you’re Fantasia Barrino.

As part of its Upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday, VH1 will announce that it has renewed “Fantasia For Real” for another season.

The docu-style show will continue to follow the “Idol” third-season winner as she works with Sony on her third album and takes care of her family.

LA Times

Oddsmakers say Idol finale will be Crystal v. Lee

Seven singers remain in the competition, but according to the fan buzz and the oddsmakers, “Idol” is nothing but a two-horse race.

Crystal Bowersox — the inventive, guitar-wielding single mom — and Lee DeWyze — the raspy-voiced, disarmingly handsome kid from suburban Chicago — are being touted as shoo-ins for the final two come May.

“Should he make it to the finals, which is a decent possibility, [DeWyze] is probably the only one who can defeat Crystal, ” writes Shayne Zucker, one of the scores of chronic “Idol” bloggers who are predicting a Crystal-Lee finale.

New York Post

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Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music’s Top Award

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Carrie Underwood was named country music’s top entertainer for the second year in a row on Sunday and Miranda Lambert won three awards, including best album, as the two young women ruled the once male-dominated Academy of Country Music Awards.

Underwood, a small-town Oklahoma girl who first shot to fame only five years ago on TV’s “American Idol, ” became the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year twice — firmly taking her place among country music’s greats.

ABC News

Adam Lambert settles in atop ‘Idol’ airplay chart

Adam Lambert remains atop the American Idol airplay chart this week, according to Mediabase. From the looks of things, he could stay there a few more weeks, as long as he keeps getting consistent spins for Whataya Want From Me. The track’s freshest competition, Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted, is already losing spins at Top 40 (though it actually moved up a slot, to No. 38 this week). And it’s not like the two singles that moved into the top 40 of their formats this weeks — Bucky Covington’s A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How) at Country and Phil Stacey’s Some Kind of Love at Christian AC — are going to threaten his position any time soon.

USA Today

Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia talk ‘Idol’ at the ‘Dream’ house

As has become a Friday tradition, we spent the evening having dinner with the week’s eliminated “American Idol” contestant at the “If I Can Dream” house. Only on this go-round, there were two of them. Katie Stevens and Andrew Garcia joined the Dreamers, which now include former Top 24 contender Alex Lambert, for taco night, filling them in on “Idol’s” early mornings and jam-packed days, which were especially rough on 17-year-old Katie, who had to attend school at the same time.

We all learned a lot about the process (like how individual contestants get only 15 minutes with the mentor!), and about these hopefuls, who’ve survived every form of critique — good and bad — in their two-plus months of competition.

LA Times

Kris Allen: Shirtless Sexy with Wife Katy!

Kris Allen goes shirtless while enjoying the water rides at the Atlantis Resort & Casino in the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon (April 18).

The 24-year-old American Idol champ was seen soaking in the sun on the lazy river, sharing a double tube with wife Katy.

Just Jared

Adam Lambert Should Replace Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol’

So perhaps in that atmosphere, Adam Lambert’s visit last week as a mentor was destined to be something special. Lambert’s proven to be something of a lightning rod, as his 2009 American Music Award appearance and run on last season’s ‘Idol’ showed, but he wasn’t on the show last Tuesday night as a singer.

He was there as a mentor. To put it plainly, Adam Lambert was great in that role and, if given the chance, he could be a legitimate replacement for Simon Cowell.

TV Squad

Adam Lambert, Benjamin Bratt rally for equal rights at GLAAD Media Awards

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, held their 21st annual media awards this weekend in Los Angeles, and several high profile celebrities were on hand to promote equal rights.

Celebrity guests included Adam Lambert, Benjamin Bratt, Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart, Chaz Bono, and the cast of Glee.

“I think that we are making a lot of strides, but we still have a ways to go, ” said Lambert. “And being proud of who you are and what you are is the first step.”

On The Red Carpet

Stars Rally Around Ricky Martin At GLAAD Media Awards

“American Idol” Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert hopes Ricky’s bravery will inspire other LGBT celebrities to be more open.

“It’s great to see people like [Ricky] feeling liberated to come out and come forward, and hopefully it will open the door wide open for more and more people to be comfortable with who they are, ” he told Access on the red carpet.

Access Hollywood

Fergie talks ‘Idol Gives Back’, ‘Glee’ and ‘Lost’ theories at Red Cross annual Red Tie Affair

Fergie just got back from tour with the Black-Eyed Peas and is gearing up for “Idol Gives Back” this week — but she took a little time out of her busy schedule to stand by her man Josh Duhamel at the American Red Cross’ annual Red Tie Affair on Saturday (Apr. 17).

The Dish Rag caught up with Fergie on the red carpet, where she told us how proud she is of her charity-minded husband. Duhamel recently organized a Youth Run 4 Haiti in Santa Monica and has been a long-time supporter of the Red Cross.


David Archuleta watches Charice show at gay club

MANILA, Philippines – Did Filipino singing sensation Charice get “American Idol” finalist David Archuleta in trouble?

The online community is now abuzz over Archuleta’s night out at Club 57, a popular gay club in New York City in the United States, on April 17. Gay rumors have hounded the American singer since he was spotted at the club.

In his Twitter page, Archuleta said he was at Club 57 to show his support for his Filipino friend, Charice.


Jason Castro Talks Marriage and Movin’ On

For all the teens who dreamed of one day staring into the eyes of “American Idol, ” season 7 finalist Jason Castro, running their hands down his locks and being serenaded with one of his acoustic love songs; you’ll have to keep dreaming. If you didn’t yet know, Jason got married in January to Mandy Mayhall and he opens up to about taking the big step.

Teen Music

Crowd slow to warm to Hudson at Costas benefit

Jennifer Hudson had her work cut out for her at the 22nd Annual Bob Costas Benefit at the Fox Theatre Saturday night.

Her task was to engage a seemingly unmovable, low-key crowd who didn’t know who she was or didn’t care. The Oscar and Grammy winner, who was the evening’s headliner along with comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon, had attendees at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital benefit heading for the exit not long after the start of her set.

Salt Lake City Today

Anoop Desai Bride Contest – Win a chance for Anoop to sing at your wedding.

One lucky bride could win a chance to have Anoop serenade her at her wedding!

Just pre-order Anoop’s debut album, All is Fair, at Anoop Desai Store, and email your receipt to by June 30th!

Good luck!


On the Couch With…Diana DeGarmo

This week we put Diana DeGarmo on the couch. Since gaining instant international stardom as the runner-up in the third season of “American Idol, ” Diana DeGarmo has secured her place as one of New York’s brightest stage talents in such acclaimed musicals as Hairspray and The Toxic Avenger. She’s currently wowing fans as Sheila in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair, opposite fellow “Idol” alum Ace Young.


Carrie Underwood, ACM Awards, Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels ACM Triple Crown Ruby and Diamond Award Designed by Johnathon Arndt

This year, Johnathon Arndt Gallery of Jewels was honored that Carrie Underwood received the Triple Crown Ruby and Diamond Award, designed by Johnathon Arndt. The Award details are as follows: 13.38 ct. of Rubies and 3.20 ct. of Diamonds. Carrie Underwood also won “Entertainer of the Year” making history with the ACM Awards on CBS.

In addition Carrie Underwood wore Johnathon Arndt Jewels, on the Orange Carpet and on the ACM Award Show. This is not the first time Underwood has unveiled a breathtaking collection of jewels by Johnathon Arndt. The Founders have been working with Carrie Underwood for several years, as her beauty, style and elegance are a perfect match for the Johnathon Arndt brand.

PR Newswire

Carrie Underwood Not Stressing about Wedding Plans

“We’re not people who stress about anything, ” Underwood, 27, told PEOPLE on Sunday about planning her nuptials with hockey player Mike Fisher. “We just focus on a few of the main things, and everything is like, whatever.”

She added: “I don’t care what color napkins are on the table. I don’t care. We’re just both really laid back. Family, food and fun, that’s all we really need. And, oh yeah, get married.”

Carrie: Mike Fisher “Would Love Me if I Weighed 800 Pounds”

Carrie Underwood says she’s not working out like crazy before her upcoming wedding to Mike Fisher.

“I’m just taking care of myself, which is what I always hope to do, whether it’s the ACMs or other award shows or some television appearance, ” the singer, 26, told reporters after winning the entertainer of the year award for the second straight year at Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

“I’m always trying to be my best. Not to look my best, but to be my best, and I’m on tour right now, ” continued Underwood, who rocked a Basil Soda gown to the Las Vegas show.

Besides, Fisher — who missed the show because he had a hockey game in Ottawa that night — doesn’t care about her looks, she says.

US Magazine

Kelly Clarkson all dressed down at gig – not that anyone would notice

IT SEEMS Kelly Clarkson’s management really aren’t keen for the American Idol star to be seen up close by fans, as they discovered during her Acer Arena show at the weekend.

As we reported yesterday, there were no big screens at the show, meaning most of the 10, 000 people in the half-full venue could hardly see her or her facial expressions – now a standard feature at most Acer shows.

As is a decent wardrobe. Clarkson and band looked extremely low key, the singer not even wearing shoes.

Herald Sun

Paula Abdul Chats About Future with ‘American Idol’

Paula Abdul speaks with ET’s Samantha Harris about her future in show biz following reports that she may be returning to “American Idol.”

“I’m always a fan but I don’t think that’s happening, ” Abdul said of coming back to the judges’ table. Abdul attended the 8th Annual TV Land Awards and referred to her time on “Idol” as the “most wonderful experience of my life.”

ET Online

‘Glee’ Star Can’t Start Believing Madonna’s Love for Kurt

Madonna is singing ‘Glee’s praises – and in doing has left at least one cast member in blissful disbelief.

“I thought the Madonna episode of ‘Glee’ was brilliant on every level, ” the Material Girl told upon reviewing this Tuesday’s episode of Fox’s freshman hit. She went on to note, “I especially loved [the characters of] Sue Sylvester and Kurt Hummel.”

Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, is beyond thrilled to have a fan in the pop icon. “That, I’m still processing, ” he tells Fancast. “I cannot believe that that happened.”

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‘Glee’s’ Cory Monteith: Taylor Swift is a ‘great friend’

Taylor Swift has begun hanging out with “Glee” leading man Cory Monteith.

So far, he’s only referred to her as “a great friend of mine, ” who recently kicked his butt at bowling in Los Angeles, says People, referring to a CMT Radio Live interview Monteith had done.

“I’m not gonna deny this. I was just an uncoordinated mess that day and I couldn’t put the ball into the pins. I couldn’t do it. It was bad, ” said Monteith. “She just brought the A-game. And I brought the B-game.”

Is there something more going on there?

“She’s pretty fantastic, ” he added.


G-A-Y owner nears £30, 000 charity target for Amnesty International

Following months of fundraising, nightclub entrepreneur Jeremy Joseph is now just £829 short of his £30, 000 charity target for Amnesty International.

Joseph, who owns both Heaven and G-A-Y, is trying to raise the funds for the global organisation via sponsorship for the forthcoming London Marathon, which takes place on 25 April.

Earlier this month he had raised £24, 171, but following a £5, 000 donation by American Idol star Adam Lambert on Saturday, his current total stands at £29, 171.

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