Jordin Sparks tour reschedules ‘Battlefield’ concerts from spring to summer
Originally frontloaded to the spring, Jordin Sparks’ tour calendar recently underwent a major overhaul.
More than a dozen concerts from her Battlefield Tour itinerary have been rescheduled for summer or cancelled outright, and several others are still awaiting a final decision.
The tour will not officially launch until June 1, though some spring performances remain on the books.
According to Spark’s official Web site, the changes are the result of “an effort to bring [the tour] to more cities throughout the country.” More tour dates are expected in the near future, with the summer 2010 routing eventually hitting about 35 national markets.
EXCLUSIVE: Crystal Bowersox “Determined” To Win American Idol
After a week of scrutiny surrounding American Idol favorite Crystal Bowersox’s commitment to the reality competition, a close friend of the talented star has told RadarOnline.com that the singer is in it to win it!
“Don’t worry about Crystal, she wants to win American Idol, ” the friend said. “She totally wants it. She is pumped!”
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Why Shania Twain makes a great ‘American Idol’ theme
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that Shania Twain will return to American Idol as a mentor this season. I’ve long thought she was one of the smartest, savviest entertainers around — traits she showed during her stint as a guest judge earlier this season.
Even better, Twain’s songs are uniquely suited the Idol format.
What Will Crystal Bowersox’s Album Sound Like?
Whether or not Crystal Bowersox delivered the best performance in “American Idol” history, there is one thing that is clear: She is the obvious frontrunner and the favorite to win. She has rarely had a misstep and manages to step up a notch or two with each passing week. And even if somebody like Lee DeWyze comes up from behind to top her in the final, there’s no doubt we will be getting excited about Bowersox’s debut album by the time the holidays roll around.
Ryan Playing First Father Role in ‘Shrek Forever After
Ryan gets to experience fatherhood in “Shrek Forever After.” He plays Butter Pant’s father in the new 3D adventure. Shrek, Donkey and Puss In Boots are all back for what Ryan says is “The best Shrek ever!” And it is not just because our main man is in it (although, come on…it helps) but it is also because it is in 3D and is absolutely hilarious! The movie will also include cameos from Kathy Griffin, Regis Philbin, and Kristen Schaal. So, if you have only seen the first movies you will be in for a real treat! Shrek Forever After, the last Shrek adventure, is in theaters May 21st.
If you’re in Los Angeles come see Shrek Forever After with Ryan Seacrest and the Idol gang. Aaron Kelly, Casey James, Crystal Bowersox, Lee Dewyze, Michael Lynche and Siobhan Magnus will all be there. Get ready because the first 250 fans dressed in Shrek green to get to the theater at The Grove no earlier than 4pm this Saturday will get the opportunity to attend the special 3D screening 7:30! It will be on a first come first served basis so only the first lucky ones will be able to go and make the others green with envy.
Dish of Salt Interview with Tim Urban
Tim Urban looks back on his time in ‘La-La Land’
Call him what you will — Teflon Tim, the Comeback Kid, Turban, Big Head Tim (we just made that one up!) — but having extended his “Idol” stay far longer than anyone would have imagined, Tim Urban will go down as one of the most resilient contestants the show’s ever seen. So what did the Duncanville, Texas, native do with all that extra time in L.A.? Not too much sightseeing around our neighborhoods, apparently, but he’s on intimate terms with the Grove. More from 20-year-old Tim, who heaps praise on some of his biggest critics: the judges, in our ‘La-La Land’ questionnaire…
Dish of Salt: Backstage interview with the Top 7
EQ Interview With Adam Lambert –
It’s no secret that Adam Lambert was the ONE person I wanted to interview this year at EQ and I was very lucky enough to get ten minutes with the glam pop rock superstar to talk about all sorts of things that is going on is his big world – from his recent encounter with Boy George in London, to working with Sam Sparro, to his current hit single “Whatya Want From Me” to his thoughts on being out in the music business. I hope you enjoy this interview with Adam Lambert and you can bet that you’ll see me at his UK shows this weekend as the UK finally gets a taste for Glambert live. Enjoy.
Carrie Underwood Joins ACM Winners on Top 20
It’s been a big week for Carrie Underwood, who repeated Sunday night as the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, and host Nan Kelley brings Carrie and some of her fellow stars direct from Las Vegas to this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.
Blog From David Archuleta – 4/23/10
I am checking in from LA today, and I’ve had some good writing sessions this week already. I worked with Guy Chambers, who wrote Angels with Robbie Williams, and Erika Nuri from The Writing Camp. I also had writing sessions last week with Sam Hollander and Sluggo, who my friend Travis from We The Kings actually told me about because he has worked a lot with them. I also worked with a bunch of other really great writers, who you’ve probably seen me talk about on Twitter. But I actually have another writing session today with the Nexus lol. And I’ll let you guys know how that goes too!
Zions Bank “Summer Kickoff” Event Features American Idol David Cook June 9 At Rio Tinto Stadium
SANDY, UT (Thursday, April 22, 2010) – Utah’s state-of-the-art Rio Tinto Stadium is proud to announce the venue’s Wednesday, June 9 “SUMMER KICKOFF presented by ZIONS BANK” event, a special night featuring American Idol sensation David Cook and the home rematch against Real Salt Lake’s MLS Cup 2009 opponent, the Los Angeles Galaxy. School will be out, summer will be here and RSL and Rio Tinto Stadium are kicking off June in style with one of music’s hottest stars. Come be part of the ultimate Summer “Cook-Out” as American idol winner David Cook and his band headline a very special post-game concert.
Interview with Danny Gokey for his last second Wild Bill’s gig; ‘Idol Gives Back’ raises $45 million so far
His single “The Best Days Are Ahead Of Me” is edging up the charts. He is deeply aware of its slow but steady progress. He is also happy with CD sales (now up to 130, 000) but said to get it much higher, he’s going to need a single to go top 10. It’s still a long slog for “Best Days, ” which is at No. 26 on the Mediabase 24/7 country charts today, up 58 spins over the previous week.
“You have to win the gatekeepers, ” he said, referencing the program directors at each country radio station. (Most are now playing the song, including 94.9/The Bull and Kicks 101.5. so at this stage, the stations are basing spins on how the song does with call-out research and requests. So far, plenty of stations are playing it once or twice a day. Once they sense a song has built hit-like momentum, they will up a song to four spins or more a day.)
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: American Idol Contestant Scott MacIntyre Wants To Replace Simon Cowell
American Idol Season 8 contestant Scott MacIntyre is applying for a new job — lead judge on the hit show! “I would love to replace Simon, ” Scott told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive video interview as he performed songs from his new album Heartstrings while playing on Liberace’s piano at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills.
Simon Cowell is stepping down from American Idol next season and Scott says he’s got the right moves to be the New Simon. “I can wear the v-neck shirts. I can be mean if I have to. I can do the British accent: ‘Absolutely excruciating!’ (His accent is a not bad!)
“I’m very qualified, ” he promised. “I’ve got my masters degree
, Marshall Scholar, Fulbright Scholar, American Idol. I would be down for that!”
Idol Fans & Twitterers Pave the Way in the Fight Against Malaria
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Dancing With the Stars’ Bruno Drops In, Drops Trou
Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli took time off from the show to pay a special visit to Joel, and then proceeded to take off his pants, naturally.
Somehow, we’d rather see Bruno on The Soup in his white grape-smugglers than Bachelor Jake on DWTS in the same getup.
Don’t forget to slip into a fresh pair of drawers for the Friday night occasion that is your brand-new Soup at 10 p.m. ET/PT!