American Idol finalists, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet are in New York City this week for promo appearances. Jessica appears on Live! With Kelly today, Joshua’s appearance is tomorrow. Jessica will perform on The Today Show, Thursday.
Idology Finale Wrap Up
Adam Lambert’s North of the Border Memorial Day Promotions – Out promoting his newly-released album, Adam Lambert was spotted arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada on Monday (May 28). The “Never Close Our Eyes” singer took a bit more of a casual look than he’s usually known for while giving the paparazzi a quick smile as he made his way out of the north of the border terminal. – Read more at Celebrity-Gossip.
Chris Daughtry – Jim Beam Live Music Series Interview
KRIS ALLEN: Addresses TMZ’s “FICTION” And Idol Drama! – “It seems (the conversation with paparazzi) a little fabricated to be honest,” Allen told Knapp. “It feels like they were putting words in my mouth but it’s whatever, they do what they do,” he said. He also went on to say he’s a “fanatic” about American Idol. “I would never ever, ever, ever say anything that would harm the show or make it seem like I’m not happy with it,” he said. So, clearly, Allen doesn’t think AMERICAN IDOL should be cancelled.
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Adam Lambert’s Memorial Day Weekend Blitz: ‘Music Doesn’t Have an Orientation’ – The glam-rocker bookended the extended weekend with a radio appearance and a Memorial Day television interview for MuchMusic’s New.Music.Live show in Toronto, Canada, where he praised the unifying power of song. “Music doesn’t have an orientation [or] a preference,” he said Monday. “Music is universal, we all love to dance, we all love to feel, and we all love to sing along to stuff. [It] doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, black, white, girl or boy.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
John Lydon: ”The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ are humiliating’ – He told Reuters when asked for his thoughts on music reality shows like The Voice: “They’re dragging us back into Las Vegas wannabes. And there’s the painful tone of humiliation, the smirking at who gets voted off. And people now think that’s the universe of music. That’s utterly corrupting too.” Lydon also said he had no sympathy for record labels and their financial woes, adding: “The record companies fell apart – quite deservedly. Their corrupting, all-binding contract nonsense had to stop. But this modernization of sampling and regurgitating of old ideas isn’t healthy either. Live music is healthy.” – Read more at NME
Britney vs. JLo It’s All About the Moolah – Jennifer Lopez helped Britney Spears secure a $15 million paycheck for “X Factor” — because Britney had one intractable demand … she had to make more than J Lo did for her first season on “American Idol.” JLo raked in $12 mil for her first season on “American Idol.” There are reports she made $20 mil for the season that just ended, but we hear it’s less than that. Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Britney’s bottom line was no less than $13 mil. But sources connected with “X Factor” tell us Britney initially asked for a lot more — $20 mil. As we first reported, Britney and “X Factor” eventually settled on $15 mil for the season. – Read more at TMZ
Jennifer Lopez To Take ‘Clothes Off’ in Upcoming Single, Says Producer GoonRock (EXCLUSIVE) – Although Jennifer Lopez lit up the stage when she performed her new dance club hit single “Goin’ In” on American Idol, Celebuzz has learned that the pop star is already prepping a racy track titled, “Clothes Off” that will be released on her upcoming album. “It’s emotional and racy,” producer GoonRock told Celebuzz. “The ‘clothes off’ part is a metaphor for feeling good. And the visual of [Lopez] with clothes off is great all the way around.” – Read more at Celebuzz