Today’s Idol Appearances:’
- Danny Gokey opens for Sara Evans at the Andre Bosse fundraiser in Silver Lakes MI
- David Archuleta will be performing at the 60th Annual Sun Fun Festival Kick-off, Myrtle Beach, SC. More information HERE.
- Justin Guarini stars in the Broadway musical, Rent at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ. Through June 19
- Crystal Bowersox plays two shows at the Valentine Theater, Toledo OH 7 & 10 pm
- The American Idol 10 Top 4 perform at the Microsoft Store in Lenox Square, Atlanta GA. More info HERE.
- Adam Lambert live in concert in Moscow. He’s playing at the Maxidrom Festival, Toshino Airfield.
Paula Abdul — I Was Traveling When Cheryl Got Let Go
Time zones and air travel combined to leave Paula Abdul out of the loop — because when she arrived in Singapore to promote “The X Factor” … she had no idea what was going on with Cheryl Cole.
Paula seemed to have just heard the news when she took the stage earlier this week to face reporters. When asked about Cheryl leaving the show, Paula responded, “This apparently has captured the news while I was traveling so I’m just finding out things as you are … You probably know more than I do.”
Watch the Video at TMZ
Former ‘Idol’ Contestant — My Ex Threatened to Kill Me
Season 7 “American Idol” contestant Asia’h Epperson claims her ex-boyfriend beat the crap out of her on multiple occasions … and then threatened her with death … this according to court docs.
Epperson — who placed in the Top 16 on “A.I.” in 2008 — filed a request for a restraining order against her 27-year-old ex BF … claiming the guy has a history of “choking me and slamming me on the ground, fighting and wrestling me.”
According to the docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Epperson claims the abuse got so bad, the ex began making “threats about killing me and then himself.”
Read more at TMZ
Lauren Alaina is at LFO Graduation
Lauren Alaina, runner-up in this year’s American Idol competition, is in Chattanooga Friday night.
Lauren is attending her older brother’s graduation ceremony from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School.
The event is being held Friday night at UTC’s McKenzie Arena, the same place where hundreds of fans watched the finale of American Idol on Wednesday night as Ryan Seacrest announced Scotty McCreery beat out Lauren to win the title of Season Ten American Idol.
Scotty’s Idol roots were grown locally
At one time, Scotty McCreery was so nervous on stage, he dropped his guitar pick several times before performing. Last week, the deep voiced crooner held all of America as he sang his new single, “I Love You This Big” on the finale as the winner of “American Idol’s” 10th season.
But the journey started with the help of many in the community who supported and encouraged him along the way.
Help from a musical mentor
Musical mentor for Scotty since 2009, Bud Moffett said he met the new Idol when he performed at the Clayton Idol. Bud was a preliminary judge and put Scotty through to the final round, which he won with his rendition of “In Color.”
Read more at Garner News
Adam Lambert in Concert Today at the Maxidrom Concert in Moscow
Bowersox gives back to St Paul’s
TOLEDO, Ohio (WUPW) – Crystal Bowersox made a secret stop Friday afternoon in Downtown Toledo to give back to those who helped her when she was struggling.
The recording artist and former American Idol finalist from Elliston signed autographs for clients at the St. Paul’s Community Center and helped serve lunch.
“She wanted to serve the clients that come here because she was a client herself, ” said Marsha Langenderfer, St. Paul executive director. “She used to come in for lunch before she became famous.”
Afterward Bowersox played a brief set of seven songs, including some of her original work as well as cover tunes.
Brad’s Duet Pitch To Carrie
One piece of trivia is the day she recorded her part of the duet was also the day jer husband, hockey star Mike Fisher, was traded from Ottowa to Nashville. Which meant they could both live together in Music City. Brad recalls, “She lands, comes over to the house, and she looks shell-shocked, she had no idea that was a possibility, and she says, ‘I guess I’ll stay here, he comes in tomorrow.’”
Listen to the audio at CMT Country Countdown
Bo Bice Lends Voice to Civil War Documentary, Urges ‘American Idol’ Tour to Include Military Bases
Bo Bice may have placed second to Carrie Underwood in the fourth season of “American Idol, ” but his career is still going strong. His latest project is lending his golden voice to a PBS documentary about the Civil War.
“My good friend William Lee Golden from The Oak Ridge Boys and his wife were part of this documentary and asked me, and being from the great state of Alabama, I was honored to go out and do a song, ” Bice told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column on Tuesday, prior to the AT&T Idol Celebration Day in Los Angeles. “I’m into Civil War history and I think that much like any of the other wars we’ve fought, we’re destined to repeat the past if we don’t pay attention to it. I’m a southerner by heart but I’m an American first, so every time we have an opportunity to learn about our heritage we should definitely take that and pass it on.”
Read more at FOXNews
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Lopez’s Ex Wins Battle To Release Intimate Home Video
Jennifer Lopez is facing a huge embarrassment as intimate home video of the singer with her ex-husband, Ojani Noa, is set to be released.
Lopez has been battling Noa in court for years to prevent release of the footage, which was taken during their short lived marriage.
Lopez had been successful in that legal fight…Up till now…citing that release of the footage would violate the confidentiality agreement Noa signed.
Read more at Radar Online
Musician Jewel hosts Bravo’s new competition series, which features head judge Kara DioGuardi
They’re young, they’re attractive, and they really want to write catchy pop songs.
Sticking to the formula set forth on shows like Project Runway and Top Chef, Bravo’s latest reality competition, Platinum Hit, follows 12 fledgling songwriters in their quest to become, of all things, the next Kara DioGuardi. Well, if not her, then Michael Jackson will do.
“I’m a musical genius for sure, ” says Nick Nittoli, a 23-year-old telemarketer as the cast assembles at Hollywood’s Grammy Museum in the premiere episode. “I’m pretty confident I will be the next king of pop, definitely.”
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
The Year in TV Ratings: Winners, Losers, and the Power of Snooki
Now, for old time’s sake, onto the networks. To quote Randy Jackson’s one quote, American Idol was clearly in it to win it (again): Even minus Simon, the performance episode of the singing competition remains TV’s No. 1 show in both viewers and adults 18 to 49 (which we’ll refer to as “the demo” going forward). Its overall audience of roughly 26 million viewers on Wednesdays was actually up a bit versus last season, though given how awful last season was, that’s not as big of a deal as it might seem.
‘X-Factor’ helps Fox lead ‘upfront’ ad sales
Fox took the early lead in the annual “upfront” ad-sales market yesterday, lining up the first deals for commercial time for the coming TV season at prices estimated to be 11 percent higher than last year.
The network leveraged interest in “X-Factor, ” the hotly anticipated reality series from “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, in its negotiations with big marketers and their ad buyers, sources said. (News Corp. owns Fox and The Post.)
Other major broadcast and cable networks are also negotiating price increases that range from 8 percent to 12 percent, network execs and ad buyers said.
Read more at the New York Post