Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Kris Allen performs with the Berklee City All Star Band for Music Empowers – Philadelphia – Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter – Performance begins at 12:30pm
- David Archuleta’s memoir, Chords of Strength will be released in paperback. Order it at Amazon
- Steven Tyler’s new memoir Does the Noise In My Head Bother You is released. Order it at Amazon
- Taylor Hicks plays in the Regions Tradition NCR PRO-AM Golf Tournament in Birmingham, AL. More information HERE.
- Steven Tyler interview, Part Two The Today Show, NBC
- Jennifer Hudson appears on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Paul McDonald, Stefano Langone and Pia Toscano are headed back to New York City to guest on the Rachel Ray Show according to a tweet from Paul.
Crystal Bowersox has been added to the Colbie Caillat show at the Hanover Theater in Worcester MA May 13. More information HERE.
Jennifer Lopez’s new album Love? is available everywhere today. Get it at iTunes and Amazon
Ryan Seacrest Promises Not to Eff with American Idol
You know how The New York Post reported yesterday that Ryan Seacrest was developing a rival singing show to American Idol for NBC? Ryan assures the Hollywood Reporter that he doesn’t plan to compete with Idol:
“It doesn’t make a lot of sense to host a show competing with Idol, ” Seacrest said during an interview in his office in late March. “I think it’s possible [to be the face of another show in the future], but at this point I certainly have not even gone down that road because Idol is in a great place, so I think we’re just enjoying that and we want to focus on that.”
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
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David Archuleta – Hey Mama
New vlog! Happy early Mother’s day
Idoloonies: Sabotage for Haley, Bad Advice for Scotty, and…a Disney Movie for Lauren?
Who’s the real villain of American Idol‘s tenth season: Jimmy Iovine, Nigel Lythgoe, the American teenager? On this week’s installment of Idoloonies, my cohosts (including a real live high-school student!) and I ponder this important question, and assess the last five vocalists remaining in the competition.
Read more at TV Line
Steven Tyler Q&A: On Making ‘Noise in My Head, ‘ Aerosmith & ‘Idol, ‘ Johnny Depp & More
This particular judges’ panel has been very kind and positive with the contestants — and some feel too soft. What’s your take?
Y’know, you attract more flies with honey than vinegar. I think that it’s good vaudeville to shame someone and put ’em down. The audience loves it. But it’s another thing to, if someone’s really trying to be the “American Idol” and they’re taking it seriously, to give them words of encouragement. I know J.Lo does it very well, and I think it’s because of her street and her children, and I certainly do it from my family and my kids and from how I grew up and lessons learned. It doesn’t feel good when you’re put down, and especially for no uncertain reason. You don’t tell someone you don’t like them because of the song they’re singing, you know? Well, that’s what the other guy did, on several occasions. It’s good TV. I get that… I came into this thing scared that maybe that wouldn’t work because what they did before, Simon and that type of company, worked so well. But then I thought maybe nurturing… could be the new black. Maybe compassion could be the new black instead of black being the new black, y’know?
Will Aerosmith perform on “Idol?”
Oh yeah, we’re playing the last show of the season. When I came on board, of course they were talking about, “Are you going to sing with the contestants?” I said I’ll do a song, sure, but it was always my intention, always, to get Aersomith on the show. I mean, Joe’s done it. I’m ready for it. I would love to play with Aerosmith.
Read more at Billboard
Kris Allen on Fox Philly
Steven Tyler to Premiere Solo Video on ‘American Idol’
Steven Tyler will premiere the video for his first ever solo single, “(It) Feels So Good, ” on the May 12 episode of American Idol, sources tell THR’s Idol Worship. The song will have its debut on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM morning show on May 9.
The clip was shot just after Easter, on Monday April 24, by Norwegian director Ray Kay, who thanks to a client list that includes Lady Gaga (“Poker Face”), Britney Spears (“Til the World Ends”) and Justin Bieber (“Baby”), is among of the most in-demand names working in music videos today.
Read more at THR
David Cook Performs At Fresh 94.7 FM Studios
David Cook , American Idol winner, performs songs from his new album for a few lucky fans in the 94.7 Fresh FM Studios. The rock singer-songwriter visited D.C. to promote the Race For Hope May 1st in Freedom Plaza, to raise money to fight brain tumors. For more information, log onto braintumorcommunity.org
See the Videos at Fresh 94.7
Plus, David Cook Meet and Greet at the 1043 MYFM’s (KBIG-Los Angeles) acoustic gig yesterday
Jennifer Hudson performed “I’m Every Woman” and “I Got This” at the 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to Benefit FFAWN. Check out the performances at Jennifer Hudson Daily.
Casey Abrams — EVERYONE VOTE FOR HALEY
“American Idol” reject Casey Abrams has been out of the running for less than a week … and he’s already throwing his support behind one very “special” finalist … his rumored GF Haley Reinhart.
Sources close to Casey tell TMZ … Abrams has been telling his friends, family and hometown supporters in Idyllwild, CA to stay united … and use their votes to send Haley through to the next round.
Read more at TMZ
Jennifer Hudson – MET Ball 2011
Jennifer Hudson shows off her figure at the MET Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 2) in New York City.
The 29-year-old singer and actress wore a silk tissue organza and French tulle confection from Vera Wang and silver top yellow gold diamond pendant earrings by Fred Leighton.
JHud looks gorgeous!
See the photos at Just Jared
Jennifer Lopez – MET Ball 2011 With Marc Anthony
Jennifer Lopez brightens up the red carpet at the MET Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 2) in New York City.
The 41-year-old American Idol judge, who wore a stunning fuchsia Gucci gown, was joined by her husband Marc Anthony at the star studded event.
Jlo, on the other hand, is scaring me a little
See the Photos at Just Jared
Steven Tyler brings in the ‘Noise’ in memoir
LOS ANGELES — Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, that romanticized Boomer cliché, gets a booster shot of head-spinning authenticity in Steven Tyler’s brash memoir, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?, out today.
In his hyperactive tone and razzle-dazzle lingo, the Aerosmith singer alternately revels in debauchery and celebrates sobriety, sharing his hectic life story of success and excess.
“I’ve always played both sides of the fence, ” Tyler, 63, says of his reckless past. “I never wanted to taste honey without getting stung. I just went out too far.”
Read more at USAToday
You might think you know everything about Glee’s New York episode because of your in-depth CIA-like analysis of the photo intelligence, but there are a few Big Apple episode details that only we can share!
Read more EOnline