Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Ruben Studdard and Mandisa will present at the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards set to take place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA – Televised on the Gospel Music Channel 8 pm.
- Mandisa will appear on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” to talk about her new album, “What If We Were Real.”
According to Gina Orr’s Barcode, Crystal Bowersox will sing “Ridin’ on the Radio” on the American Idol results show Thursday. (Thanks to @Blkeener for decoding).
Taylor Hicks proves 2006 ‘American Idol’ no fluke, performing Sunday at Panoply
• He’ll perform with other winners on this year’s “Idol” finale in May and then do another 25 or 30 concert dates this summer.
• And, maybe the project that has him most excited, Hicks has been auditioning and talking to network and movie executives. In fact, he feels confident you’ll be seeing him on the television and/or movie screen soon.
Read more at AL.com
More Headlines after the JUMP…
American Idol David Cook Admits He’s a “Nut”
“I’m a recycling nut, ” the season seven American Idol winner says. “I don’t think I have trash cans anymore—just recycling bins.
“I try to be as green as possible across the board, but especially with recycling in my house, ” he continued. “Paper, plastic, magazines—I recycle everything.”
Read more at Eonline
American Idiot Closes on Broadway April 24; Tour and Film Are Next
The gang at Broadway’s American Idiot packs up its bongs and its bus tickets and its dogtags on April 24, when the musical inspired by the Green Day punk album closes at the St. James Theatre. A national tour will launch this fall.
The final cast of the musical includes David Larsen (Billy Elliot) as Tunny; Joshua Henry (The Scottsboro Boys) as Favorite Son; Van Hughes as Johnny; Justin Guarini as Will; Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername; Libby Winters as The Extraordinary Girl; and Jeanna de Waal as Heather,
Read more at Playbill
‘American Idol’ finalist returns home to Mountain House
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Fans from as far away as New York came here Saturday to see “American Idol” finalist Thia Megia as she returned to her hometown.
The small town of Mountain House, population 10, 000, swelled with dignitaries, fans and press as the San Joaquin Valley teen turned overnight singing star attended a meet-and-greet and recognition ceremony.
Read more at Mercury News
Singer, party hit perfect pitch
MOUNTAIN HOUSE — “American Idol” finalist Thia Megia is used to doing the singing. So it was a bit of a surprise when she was the one serenaded Saturday, April 23.
After greeting some of the more than 2, 500 fans who showed up to celebrate her run for stardom on the hit Fox TV show, Manteca’s Caleb Coleman made her pause, turn around, and listen, as Ryan McKnight’s “I Do” left his lips.
“She’s always the one singing. She deserved to be serenaded, ” said the 19-year-old Coleman, who said he sang to the 16-year-old singer, “Just ’cause. She deserved it.”
Read more at Tracy Press
Stefano Langone Reveals His Relationship Status
Did you have a crush on Pia?
No, me and Pia took a couple of pictures and once that happened – boom! – everyone was talking and it was how it goes. So was it good? Well, any publicity is good publicity, so we weren’t complaining about it. The truth is we have huge respect for each other … She’s having fun with Mark [Ballas]. I don’t what’s going on. She is going to do great and I’m proud of her. Mark seems like a cool dude.
Read more at People
Singer Jennifer Hudson on coping with family tragedy
It’s Valentine’s Day in Beverly Hills, and Jennifer Hudson is thinking of the absent men in her life.
The 29-year-old singer and actress is missing her fiancé, David Otunga. She admits she’s not organised a Valentine’s present yet, but she has an idea. ‘I think the gift should be spending time together, ’ she says. ‘And one of the things we love to do is give massages. If he’s been working, he’ll be all sore and uncomfortable – and I know I need a massage. So when I get home I’m gonna take him for a couples massage. We get it professionally done: you and your partner are in the same room together, the masseuses come in, and David loves it.’
Read more at Telegraph.co.uk
Steven Tyler — Music Video Sans Aereosmith
Steven Tyler has blown up even bigger because of “American Idol” — and he’s making a big move, telling our photog yesterday he’s gonna shoot a music video for a new song … and no Aerosmith.
The music video shoot will go down Monday.
By the way … Tyler has a memoir called “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?” coming out on May 3.
Read more at TMZ
Darren Criss: Warblers CD Signing at Barnes & Noble!
Darren Criss attends a signing for his new CD, Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers, at Barnes & Noble on Friday (April 22) at L.A.’s The Grove.
Also pictured: the 24-year-old singer and Glee actor performed a surprise concert at Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade on Wednesday (April 20) for Cambio’s “On the Spot” series.
See the photos at Just Jared