Idology: Skylar Laine on Guns, Guitars, and Glory Notes. Plus: Hear a Bit of Her Self-Penned ‘Pistol’!
Exclusive: Allow Jessica Sanchez to Reintroduce Herself – “I want people to know that the person I was in the competition is kinda different from who I want to be as an artist,” American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez said during a chat with Rolling Stone just after the end of the season. Ready to take the next step in her career – one that will be less pop-oriented, she says – Sanchez also talked about the evolution of her performing alter-ego, BB Chez, how she keeps her cool amidst all the craziness, and why Eminem is one of her biggest influences. – Watch the video at Rolling Stone
Joshua Ledet to perform for Louisiana – SULPHUR, La. (AP) — “American Idol” finalist Joshua Ledet (luh-DET) is performing for his home state at a free, picnic-style concert in Sulphur, roughly eight miles east of his hometown of Westlake. Ledet finished in third place on the Fox reality TV singing competition in which fans across America vote for their favorite performers. Phillip Phillips, a guitar-wielding crooner from Leesburg, Ga., won the competition last month. But towns across southwest Louisiana championed Ledet. Mayor Chris Duncan says town officials have been working for days to organize the concert picnic, which is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. in Heritage Square. – Read more at WWLTV.com
Adam Lambert Talks About Demi And Britney on The X Factor – Adam Lambert is no stranger to reality singing shows so we asked the singer to weigh in on other competitive shows like The Voice and X Factor. He’s super stoked that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are new judges on X Factor. “It’s going to be cool for people to get to know Britney again,” Adam says. Having been on American Idol, Adam realizes what a great opportunity these shows give to up and coming artists like One Direction. “It’s a hard business to break into, so any chance we get is great.” Watch what else Adam had to say in the clip below. – See the video at New Music Live
Adam Lambert: Au Revoir, Montreal! – Adam Lambert keeps it super chic as he gets ready for a public appearance on Friday (June 1) in Montreal, Canada. The 30-year-old singer was in town to promote his recently released album, Trespassing. Before moving on from Montreal, Adam tweeted a goodbye message: “Au revoir Montreal! Love hearing everyone speaking French… so sexy. I want to stay longer next time!” – See the Photos at Just Jared
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It’s pouring rain and grey outside here in Toronto today. So what better day to relive the hot, humid and hilarious time we spent in Nashville in April while shooting the incomparable Carrie Underwood for our July cover? And I have to say: I’m so excited for this one to hit newsstands next week. – Read more at Elle
Behind-the-scenes: Our July 2012 cover girl Carrie Underwood
Casey James: No Amount of Alcohol Can Make Me Sing Karaoke – We had a chance to chat with Casey James backstage before the show got started at Taste of Country 2012. Casey talked about his “American Idol” experience, recording an album his way and how no amount of alcohol could ever make him sing karaoke.
WYRK’s Wendy Lynn asked Casey about “American Idol,” and told him she was rooting for him to go all the way. “It’s a good thing I didn’t,” Casey said. “It gave me a chance to focus on the album and record it my way.”
WYRK.com asked Casey the same four questions we’ve been asking all the Taste of Country 2012 performers. – Read more at WYRK
Constantine Maroulis, Leslie Odom, Jr., Nancy Opel Set for Pump Up The Volume Concert – A cast of Broadway favorites is set to present a concert of songs from the new Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmonrock rock musical Pump Up The Volume, June 25 at 9:30 pm at Joe’s Pub. Dave Solomon will direct. Pump Up The Volume is based on the 1990 film starring Christian Slater about a pirate radio shock jock who shakes up a small town. – Read more at Theatermania
Celine Dion, Lionel Richie Perform at Walmart Shareholders Meeting – Looks like Celine Dion’s recent voice problems, which caused her to cancel a slew of Las Vegas concerts earlier this year, are cleared up. Dion was the closing act at the annual Walmart shareholders meeting in Arkansas on Friday, and brought down the house with her songs “The Power of Love,” “Love Can Move Mountains” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” For “Love Can Move Mountains,” she was joined by two choral groups: The Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir and the Walmart Associate Choir. – Read more at ABC News
Margaret Cho Reveals How Much Money ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Rejects Make On ‘The View’ (VIDEO) – She may not have taken home the “Dancing With The Stars” trophy, but Margaret Cho isn’t complaining. While on ABC’s “The View” (weekdays on ABC) on Friday, Cho admitted that the dance competition show left her with $200,000. She also joked about people mistaking her for other celebrities, saying, “They’ll say stuff like, I just want to know what it was like to make ‘Charlie’s Angels’? And my answer to that is… ‘No, I’m the one from “Grey’s Anatomy.”‘” – Read more at Huffington Post
MTV Movie Awards: Aerosmith to Present Johnny Depp With the Generation Award and 5 Other Reasons to Tune-In – The Hollywood Reporter has the inside scoop on several cant-miss moments on schedule, including a never-before-seen Dark Knight Rises clip — which will not be seen again until the film hits theaters — and a live strip-show from the cast of Magic Mike. Plus, Johnny Depp will receive the coveted Generation Award from none other than legendary rockers Aerosmith. Have we piqued your interest yet? – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter