Idol Headlines for 04/26/10 – The Evening Edition

Sons of Sylvia to Perform on Wednesday’s Results Show

via @Idoltracker: So many performers on Wednesday’s Idol: Sons of Sylvia, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flats and Shakira!

(Sons of Sylvia used to be called the Clark Brothers. Some of you might remember them as the winners of 19E’s ill-fated The Next Great American Band back in 2007. Also, Ashley Clark played fiddle in Carrie Underwood’s band. Sons of Sylvia are currently opening for Carrie on her tour.)

Front-runner? So? Bowersox could lose ‘Idol’

As we head into the homestretch of the “American Idol” season, there’s one thing that is abundantly clear: Crystal Bowersox is the overwhelming favorite. It seems like all she has to do is make it through the next five weeks without throwing up onstage or deciding to quit without letting the heroic and selfless Ryan Seacrest talk her out of it. (Well, that’s one version of the story, at least.)

Not so fast.

MSNBC

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Cape Cod goes Siobhan crazy — literally

By looking at Jack MacDonald of Bourne, Mass., one wouldn’t think, here’s the kind of guy who’d display a life-size cardboard cutout of Siobhan Magnus, complete with faux judges’ table and microphone stand, on his front lawn. But somewhat disturbingly, that’s exactly what this Cape Codder did as his “small part” to get the community to rally behind its local wonder as she pursues her “American Idol” dream.

And he’s not ruling out an expansion. Should she progress, Siobhan’s shrine, which lights up at night, could grow to include the Hollywood Hills and various celebrity cameos.

LA Times

Tim Urban On Good Day NY

MYFOXNY.COM – A flip of the hair got Tim Urban, 20, lots of attention throughout his run on American Idol, but what the aspiring singer didn’t get was enough votes to stay on the show. Urban was booted from the top seven. On Monday, he stopped by the Good Day NY studios for an interview with co-host Rosanna Scotto.

“I haven’t really been able to catch my breath. Running up to New York. I’m going to be on Letterman tonight, ” Urban said. “After the tour is over the plan is to head out to L.A. and see what’s out there in acting… maybe in Glee.”

Urban is one of nine children in his family, most of whom are singers and entertainers.

“We could be a cool little group, ” said Urban.

My Fox

Michael Johns sees Lee and Crystal in a David vs. David final showdown

The Season 7 heartthrob says his personal standouts are Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James, but that it will probably come down to the first two in the finale. “Casey doesn’t need to be in the Top 2 to have a career, ” he says. “Casey’s set.”

As for a Crystal and Lee showdown, “it would be awesome, ” he adds. “It would be like David [Cook] and David [Archuleta] or Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee, where you don’t know which way it will go.”

He adds that it took a while for this season to “get its stripes.” “I didn’t like it at first, ” he says. “It wasn’t until the Top 8 when you could really see their confidence come through.”

LA Times

Gina Glocksen is auditioning for Glee with the rest of the Hoi Palloi. Check it out HERE. (You can still vote for her)

David Archuleta scholarship fundraising raises questions

MURRAY — A group of David Archuleta fans have donated $5, 800 to Murray High School for a music scholarship — but the fundraising process is raising red flags.

The check cleared, and Murray High counselor Amy Knox says the fan group’s spokesperson seems to have “good intentions.”

However, there are questions that remain unanswered, including whether the group has Archuleta’s permission to do the fundraising and why the group touts tax-deductible donations while not being registered as a charity or nonprofit organization.

Regardless, Murray School District is accepting the scholarship money for now.

Deseret News

Kelly Clarkson celebrates her Birthday in Kuala Lumpur!

Hey guys! I celebrated my 28th birthday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and it was AWESOME!! My band and crew threw a surprise party for me complete with a sunflower cake, celebrity impersonators & lots of dancing! Here are some pictures I thought I’d share with ya’ll. Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes. I had a super birthday :)

KellyClarkson.com

We Chat To American Idol Runner Up And New Music Artist Adam Lambert

There is nothing runner up about Adam Lambert, the pop star who wowed the American audience every night on American Idol, has come to London and we got the chance to talk to the For Your Entertainment star about his plans.

Having made it to the finals of American Idol, it was great to see Adam go back to his old stomping ground this season and mentor this year’s finalists.

Entertainmentwise

Adam Lambert is the Top Man

Adam Lambert visits the London Studios and then heads to Oxford Street to pick up some fashionable threads at Top Man on Monday (April 26) in London, England.

The 28-year-old American Idol vet was recently asked by fans who should play him in a movie about his life. Adam responded, “I have always thought that Leonardo DiCaprio is a really good actor – he could get intense.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Leonardo DiCaprio playing Adam Lambert??

Just Jared

Adam Lambert Turns Up at ITV

Taking care of some overseas promotion, Adam Lambert was spotted at ITV studios in London, England today (April 26).

The “For Your Entertainment” singer looked cool and casual as the paparazzi snapped up pics nearby, sporting a black jacket, black trousers and black UGG boots.

Celebrity-gossip.net

Jennifer Hudson’s Kid Is a Hollywood Natural

He’s only 8 months old, but somebody has already mastered the art of charming the pants off the paparazzi.

While Jennifer Hudson may have been the shutterbugs’ intended target in Beverly Hills this weekend, her adorable son, David, quickly stole mommy’s thunder.

“He likes the camera, ” the Oscar winner said while looking down at her little grinning guy.

Oh, but David didn’t just stick with smiling. When Jen asked him to say cheese, he quickly did so.

Well, at least it sounded like cheese. Either way, a cooing kid this cute kills us every time.

EOnline

Melinda Doolittle releases new book, ‘Beyond Me, ‘ in May

American Idol alum and Brentwood resident Melinda Doolittle shares stories and success secrets in her new book, Beyond Me, which hits shelves on May 4.

In Beyond Me, Doolittle looks at her experiences on Idol and in her life as a single mother to help the reader achieve their own goals.

“I haven’t just sat back and let life throw at me whatever it will, ” she explains in a press release. “Instead—and this has been key—I’ve always worked to find my way to life’s next level.”

For more information on Beyond Me, head to the book’s official site, or check out the EPK after the jump.

Tennessean.com

Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Up Her Heels For Celebrity Charity Auction

Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, and Elton John are just several celebrities who are kicking off their shoes for the Second Annual Hillsides Foster Soles auction.

Held during Foster Care Awareness Month in May, the annual online auction raises awareness of national foster care issues and the plight of children and youth in the system by auctioning off celebrity signed shoes and photographs.

The online auction, which runs from May 4 through May 20, includes autographed shoes from Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Elton John, Billy Joel, Larry King, Ryan Seacrest, Billy Zane, Dave Koz, Jack Johnson, Jamie Kennedy, Marlee Matlin, Dr. Drew Pinsky, “Dancing with the Stars” performers, Wayne Newton, Adam Sandler, Florence Henderson, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, and many more – including USA Network’s cast of “Burn Notice.”

LookToTheStars

Lea Michele Reveals Hair Secrets

“Glee” star Lea Michele’s talent shines brightly — and so does her fabulous hair. What’s her secret? ET knows!

As she prepares to kick-off the “Glee Live Concert Tour” this May 15, Dove Hair jumped in to become Lea’s first-ever commercial sponsor! Since Lea spends hours on the set every day putting her hair through a lot — blow drying, curling, brushing and hot stage lights — it’s a match made in heaven.

“I have naturally curly hair, ” Lea reveals. “I have to straighten it every day … I also have hair extensions, so my hair goes through an array of damage throughout the day.”

ET is behind-the-scenes of her new Dove commercial, which debuts at the end of May.

ET Online

‘Glee’ Eyes Billy Joel, Courtney Love For Madonna-Like Tributes

Which recording artist will be next to get the ‘Glee‘ treatment?

On the heels of last week’s well-received all-Madonna episode (watch it here) – and in the wake of some chatter that the show’s ensemble might next channel Britney Spears – series creator Ryan Murphy instead has his eyes on a Piano Man.

“A Billy Joel episode might be cool, ” Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter. “He’s a big fan of the show.”

Pressed to name another contender for a themed episode, Murphy offered, “Maybe Courtney Love.”

Fancast

Chris Colfer: ‘Glee’ Is Sweet Revenge for High School

The beatific cast of ‘Glee’ had a party on Saturday — the wrap party for season two, to be precise. We got this classified intel speaking to Chris Colfer (aka Kurt Hummel), who called in between takes this weekend.

The baby of the cast — he’s not yet 20 — chatted about his high school experience, his best friend on ‘Glee’ and what song he most wants the gang to perform.

Do you do karaoke at ‘Glee’ parties?
We do sometimes, but I really hate it because Amber and Kevin turn it into a concert.

AOL

‘America’s Got Talent’ judges weigh in on ‘American Idol’s’ empty seat

While former “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe isn’t shy about sharing what he thinks “Idol” needs to do next season with judge Simon Cowell’s vacated spot, the judges for that other reality competition show — “America’s Got Talent” are bit more measured.

“It’s a bit like following Sinatra in Vegas, ” Piers Morgan says on a break between auditions for the new season of “AGT.” “Those are very, very difficult shoes to fill.

“The big stars have commitments. ‘Idol’ is a four to five-month commitment.”

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