Idol Headlines for 06/04/09

Jennifer Hudson Preggers Source Gets The Boot !

Dont you hate it when friends or …associates share your business ?

While it has not come from her mouth, sources say Jennifer Hudson is heated over her friend Felicia Fields telling Chicago papers about her baby shower over the weekend.

According to close friends, Fields could be booted from Hudson forthcoming wedding guest list ¦Ouch!!

Hudson is due to tie the knot with David Otunga sometime this year.


Middleton child receives nothing from American Idol star’s benefit

JANESVILLE (WKOW) — A benefit performance in Janesville by American Idol finalist Phil Stacey was supposed to support the care of four year old Rylee Jo Williams, but Williams’ parents said they received nothing from the show’s promoter.

Johnathan Williams of Middleton said concert goers May 29 even dropped money into donation jars and bought special cloth bracelets with Rylee’s name, but no money has been turned over.

“And the bracelets, we put them there for money for Rylee, ” Williams told 27 News. “That he (promoter) wanted to keep it all, (it’s) just a little stunning. Just baffles me.”


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David Archuleta to Play after Game at Rio Tinto Saturday

SANDY, Utah – This weekend you could go to a soccer game, help support the military and see David Archuleta, all in one place. This Saturday all three of those events are slated for the Sandy stadium, Rio Tinto. Real soccer will play the Rapids while afterward, American Idol sensation, David Archuleta will perform. But all the Archulta fans are urged to go early to hear Archuleta sing the National Anthem. FOX 13’s Big Budah got a few moments of David’s Time to see what else is going on in his career.


David Archuleta: Already serving a mission

David Archuleta hasn’t let success spoil him.

Even though he recently wrapped up his first headlining tour and his self-titled first CD debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (and is nearing platinum status), he’s still just a kid from Murray.

“I was amazed at how many people came to my concerts, ” Archuleta observed during an interview Wednesday. “I knew people liked me on ‘American Idol, ‘ but I didn’t think they’d care to come see me sing at my own show.”

Deseret News

Daughtry Show They’re Working Everydudes In ‘No Surprise’ Video

Here’s the thing about Chris Daughtry: He is an exceedingly regular guy (aside from his Lex Luthor dome and Pharaoh-with-a-Norelco facial hair). This is particularly noteworthy considering that his band’s 2006 self-titled album is the fastest-selling rock debut in SoundScan history, moving more than 5 million units, birthing seven singles and staying lodged in the top half of the Billboard 200 for more than two years.


Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood Expand CMA Fest

June 3, 2009 ‘  With the CMA Music Festival bringing tens of thousands of fans to Nashville next week, Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood are the latest artists with attractions on tap that expand the dizzying opportunities to connect to country stars.

To mark two decades since he signed his first recording contract, Alan is planning a free concert June 10 at Cadillac Ranch on lower Broadway that promises to pack ‹em in like sardines. Carrie, who already vowed to sign autographs at Fan Fair Hall during the festival, has put her voluminous dress from the Academy of Country Music Awards up on display in a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit, Carrie Exhibit: All-American Girl, which opens June 11.


Rock of Ages (2009)

The idea of an ’80s-rock musical is enough to crank one’s sarcasm meter to 11…or 11, 000. But American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis and Rent’s Amy Spanger so fully embrace classics like Journey’s ”Don’t Stop Believin”’ that even doubters will be wiping tears from their Wayfarers. Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls. A’

Entertainment Weekly

Meet the Nominees: Rock of Ages’ Constantine Maroulis
Theatergoers who only know Constantine Maroulis as that guy from American Idol have discovered that he is more than just a good singer. In fact, his performance as wannabe rocker Drew in the musical Rock of Ages — the first leading role he has ever created on Broadway — has earned him a 2009 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

“I feel very lucky, ” says Maroulis. “This business is a lot about luck and timing. To have the opportunity to create a role in a great show has always been a dream of mine, and then to be able to help take us from Off-Broadway to Broadway and then to get a Tony Award nomination — well, it’s all been a real thrill.”


Photo Coverage: Maroulis, Bach and Frankel Host America’s Hottest Rocker Mom Contest

Bethenny Frankel (Real Housewives of New York City) joined hard core rockers Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis (American Idol, “ROCK OF AGES”) – all who have or will appear as guest stars on IFC’s hit comedy Z Rock – along with Z Rock cast members Paulie, David and Joey as judge and jury for the IFC hosted “America’s Hottest Rocker Mom” contest, to celebrate season two of its uncensored, uncut, hit comedy Z Rock. Perfectly melding the series’ dual “kids band by day/hard core rockers by night” storyline, the band set out to find America’s rocking-est mom via a nationwide online contest.

Five finalists descended on Manhattan’s Madison Square Park for a live, no-holds (leather pants and big hair included!) barred final event.

Broadway World

Taylor Hicks, the singer-actor touring with ‘Grease’

When Taylor Hicks signed on to play the part of Teen Angel in a Broadway revival of “Grease” last summer, fans of the 2006 “American Idol” winner helped make the show a surprise hit.

Since then, the gray-haired performer has toured with “Grease” nonstop, and he arrives in Detroit on Tuesday for a three-week stint at the Fisher Theatre. The angel role, played previously by everyone from Chubby Checker to Davy Jones, has become a showcase for the 32-year-old Hicks, who performs a harmonica-backed medley of “Grease” tunes at the end of the show.

Dannii Minogue secures £1million contract to return to The X Factor

Dannii Minogue will be returning to The X Factor after successfully negotiating a £1 million contract with Simon Cowell, says a report.

An insider told The Star that Dannii had managed to secure a pay rise of almost £250, 000 in her new contact with the hit show and she will now be on the same salary as her rival judge Cheryl Cole.

The source said: “She was finally persuaded that the show wanted her.

“It was never about the money. Dannii was very, very unhappy with the way things went last year.

“She felt she’d been hung out to dry.

6/3: So You Think You Can Dance interviews with Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy

How about this for confusing?

Fox biggest summer show …So You Think You Can Dance is about to wrap up auditions for season five on air this week. On Thursday evening, the top 20 will be announced.

Yet Fox is already in Atlanta for auditions for the next season.

Fox is taking a gamble by inserting the reality show into the fall schedule on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If it fails there, they can simply place it back in the summer in 2010. If it works, theyll probably keep it in the fall.

Marini Healing From ‘Dancing’ Surgery

‘Dancing With the Stars’ runner-up Gilles Marini underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his separated shoulder, an injury he sustained shortly after ‘Dancing’ began filming.

According to E! Online, Marini opted to wait until the season was over to schedule a surgery so he wouldn’t have to drop out of the competition. Marini and partner Cheryl Burke finished second to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and partner Mark Ballas.


Wade Robson & Shane Sparks return to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

So I may or may not have already mentioned — via Twitter, Facebook and this blog — that I got to meet “So You Think You Can Dance”‘s Top 20 yesterday morning, but what I know I have not yet shared is that a couple of the kids confirmed to me that beloved choreographers Wade Robson and Shane Sparks, who were absent from the show last season, are back for sure.

Of course there was never any beef between “SYTYCD” and the boys. They were just busy doing other things. Wade, I believe, was choreographing Criss Angel’s Cirque Du Soleil show in Vegas and Shane, of course, was contracted to judge “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.”


‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Nearly everyone loses in Vegas

We’re so close, “So You Think You Can Dance” fans! Close to learning our top 20 dancers, close to auditions being over, close to the meat of the season! With 172 dancers in Las Vegas for callbacks this season, it seemed as if there were more talented dancers than ever to whittle down, but unfortunately, with so many, it’s hard to feel connected to anyone in particular until the main group is introduced.

So You Think You Can Dance

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Betting It All

(Sniffles) There sure was (gasp) a lot (gulp) of tears (rapid inhales of breath) last night (rubs at eyes), huh? (Stops, takes several deep breaths, centers self, starts sobbing again, steps away from the keyboard, centers self again, blows nose, returns to writing) So You Think You Can Dance’s Vegas Week has always been a brutal, emotional, and infuriating Bataan Death March of auditions, winnowing nearly 200 dancers down to a TV-friendly 20, and last night’s Vegas Week episode brought the drama on all levels. Some superlative dancers faltered just once and found themselves starring in their own SYTYCD mini-episode of ”Walking Out the Door While Talking to the Camera As Sappy Music Plays Me Home.” Others continually screwed up and were given reprieve several times over, only to be cut at the end. And some made it to the very last stage largely on the sheer power of a well-fitting skimpy dance outfit. Well, okay, I’m only thinking of one specific dancer for each of these categories, but you get the idea.

Entertainment Weekly

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