Idol Headlines for 05/23/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Simon Fuller gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. David Cook & Carrie Underwood, Kris Allen, The Top 13 and more Idols are expected to attend. 11 AM PDT. Hollywood Blvd in front of W Hotel.
  • Chris Colfer appears on The Piers Morgan Show, CNN 9 pm
  • Randy Jackson appears on Chelsea Lately, E!

Cleveland’s 96.5 is broadcasting live from the Nokia theater HERE

Kelly Clarkson posts on her Facebook, “Tonight I got to sing at Reba McEntire’s induction to the Hall of Fame ….seriously, I had the greatest night because I had the opportunity to see one of my greatest influences become a part of this incredible group of people! I love music and amazing people!

Kelly sang Reba’s 1993 hit, “Does He Love You, ” recorded with Reba and Martina McBride.

Photo via KellyClarksonIndonesiaFC

Snip of Kelly Clarkson & Martina McBride singing “Does He Love You” at Reba’s induction

Check it out between the 9:19-9:48 mark

‘Idol’s’ Haley Reinhart Clarifies Relationship With Casey Abrams [AUDIO]

Although not in the top 2 now, Haley still remains positive, exclaiming, “I’m very excited for the future and this has just been…such a great start for everything that’s to come.” Adding that being eliminated, “only makes you stronger — adds about 10 million layers to my skin…it’s been the best thing for me to have face a number of different obstacles.”


Missy Elliott, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige open up for new season of ‘Behind the Music’

VH1’s “Behind the Music” is continuing its resurgence with a new season of the revived documentary series.

Launching at 10 p.m. June 29 with an episode dedicated to rapper Missy Elliott, the series will continue its brand of intensely personal narratives, paired with never-before-seen footage from the featured artists and interviews from those who know them best.

Beside Elliott, the season also includes Ice Cube, Miranda Lambert, Mary J. Blige, Enrique Iglesias, Adam Lambert and Ricky Martin.

Adam’s Behind the Music episode airs on August 10. Read more at VH1.

Read more at Los Angeles Times

Idoloonies: James Durbin Talks Flaming Pianos, Metal ‘Revolution, ‘ ‘Waterworld’ Inspiration

James Durbin wants to lead a heavy-metal revolution for today’s youth, but he doesn’t take himself so seriously that he can’t laugh about his goals. American Idol‘s Season 10 fourth-place finisher sat down for an Idoloonies interview and talked about how he wrote a storyboard to plan for his “Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting” performance, why he stood up against Jimmy Iovine about his right to rock, who he wanted to strangle after watching Season 10?s Hollywood Week episodes, and which of his performances benefitted from him catching a cold. Press play below for all that plus references to The Book of Eli, Adam Lambert, Bo Bice, American Chopper, and Zakk Wylde. And for all my Idol news, reviews, and interviews, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!

Read more at TV Line

Exclusive: Nigel Lythgoe on Haley Bashing, Twitter Rants, and SYTYCD Changes

As executive producer of American Idol, Nigel Lythgoe has to balance the job of creating a compelling TV show with the work of discovering the nation’s next big music sensation — tasks that sometimes take him down competing paths. Lythgoe sat down for an Idoloonies interview (prior to Top 3 performance night and Haley Reinhart’s elimination) and shared his thoughts on how the eventual third-place finisher was treated by the judges after her performance of Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song, ” what changes he and his team are considering with regard to theme nights and voting rules, and why Season 10 results-night telecasts have been more compelling than in years past. Other topics on the table included Steven Tyler’s performance as an Idol judge, the oft-discussed but never realized contestant songwriting night, and the idea of taking viewers even further behind the Idol curtain.

See the Video at TV Line

‘Idol’ finalist Scotty dominates Garner

GARNER, N.C. (AP) — Aversboro Coffee is the kind of place that opens its doors early if customers are waiting; if the chairs are down, folks are welcome to come in.

And it’s become a gathering spot for people wanting to talk about all things Scotty McCreery, a finalist on Fox’s “American Idol” who faces Lauren Alaina Suddeth of Rossville, Ga., Tuesday night in a last performance before a winner is crowned on Wednesday.

Read more at the Times Union

Idol contestant Scotty McCreery has local die-hard fans Finalist’s father went to Marshwood High

ROCHESTER — Nestled in the woods on the outskirts of Rochester live two of American Idol Scotty McCreery’s most ardent supporters.

“I graduated from Marshwood High School in 1983 with Scotty’s father Michael, ” said Lisa Bolduc Lefebvre. Always a fan of the Fox Television show American Idol, McCreery noted that when the latest season began and she saw that one of the performers was named McCreery, it rang a bell.


‘American Idol’s’ Alums: Where Are They Now?

American Idol alumni are not unlike a military platoon, a fraternity pledge class or the cast of the Real World – 12 (or 13 this year) seemingly random people experiencing both a traumatic and exultant event in their lives, and one that will most certainly set the course for their future. And that’s not meant in the flowery way. For an Idol finalist, whether he or she comes in second or tenth, the lifetime affiliation and all that comes with it — from adulation to annoyance — is the same.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

2011 Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Gala – Carrie Underwood and Martin Short Help to Raise $5 Million

On 19th May 2011, leaders from the toy and juvenile products industries joined together to celebrate the 2011 Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Gala in New York City. The Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund is a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., and during this special evening of entertainment and fundraising, $5 million was raised to keep children safe and help them in times of need. The star-studded gathering was hosted by Emmy® and Tony Award®-winning comedian Martin Short and featured a dazzling performance by five-time GRAMMY® award-winner Carrie Underwood.

Read more at Toy Dispatch

Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Little Richard to perform in Washington, DC on 4th of July

LOS ANGELES — Steve Martin and his banjo are taking on the U.S. Capitol on July 4.

The 65-year-old entertainer is set to perform from the Capitol’s west lawn during the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert this year. Josh Groban, Little Richard, “Glee” star Matthew Morrison, “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara also share the bill.

Jimmy Smits will host the Fourth of July concert, which will be broadcast on PBS, National Public Radio and the American Forces Network.

Read more at Washington Post

Judging ‘Idol’

Nobody held a gun to my head and forced me to write recaps about the tenth season of American Idol. Although I feel like someone must have and I just forgot about it.

New York’s offered me the job in January. Way back when, I’d watched the first two seasons in their entirety. And in my capacity as a talking (and eventually hosting) head for VH1’s Best Week Ever, I saw a plethora of clips from the subsequent seasons. So I agreed to do the recaps, thinking, How much work could it be? It’s a dumb show that never changes.

Read more at New York Magazine

No idle summer for Boston Bad Boy Steven Tyler

“American Idol” wraps up its 10th season this week, but while judges J.Lo and Randy Jackson are thisclose to their summer vacations, it’s the Same Old Song and Dance for new judge Steven Tyler, who will be back at it with Aerosmith.

The Bad Boys of Boston — who refused to perform on Wednesday’s finale even though their frontman promised they would — are scheduled to meet in the next couple of weeks to clear the air before getting down to the business of making their final album for Sony.

Read more at Boston Herald

Mark Ballas’ ‘DWTS’ journal: This is it

After getting the news that we’d made it to the last week of the season, Chelsea and I had to stop and smell the roses. We knew that the few minutes after Tuesday’s show following the press line would be our only moment of the week to take a breather. Little did I know it would be one of the last things I could smell all week!

Read more USA Today

Jedward to work with Aerosmith

JEDWARD and their quiffs show no signs of flopping. They are in talks for their biggest collaboration yet – with AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER on a new version of the rockers’ 70s hit Walk This Way.

A source said: “Jedward never thought someone like Steve would join forces with them and on such a massive song. But it looks likely to happen. The excitement has sent them into a spin.”

The Irish scamps have also just signed a deal to be the face of Oreo cookies across Europe after coming eighth in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Read more at The Sun

Risky business

Keep the ambulance engine running!

The upcoming season of “America’s Got Talent, ” which begins next Tuesday, has already produced some life-threatening moments, says comedian Howie Mandel, who is one of the show’s judges.

“We have had some thrills and spills that I’ve never seen before — almost near-death experiences, ”

he told reporters during a recent press conference.

“I don’t know if NBC is going to air them. But I’m telling you, it’s become the most dangerous show on television.”

Read more at The New York Post

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