Simon Cowell claim accepted at tribunal
A former Britain’s Got Talent contestant has launched an employment tribunal claim against the show’s creator and star Simon Cowell.
Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai, who suffers from cervical spine neuritis, sang on the ITV1 show last year and claims she was discriminated against.
She says producers knew about her condition and made a “fool” out of her. Mr Cowell has declined to comment.
A pre-hearing review has been scheduled for July.
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Parade kicks off CMA Music Fest
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – The CMA Music Fest kicked off Wednesday with the Sixth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade with Brenda Lee serving as grand marshal.
Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, The Grascals, Lynn Anderson, Katie Armiger, Sherrie Austin, Frankie Ballard, The Band Perry, Bo Bice, Big Kenny, Ash Bowers, Carter Twins, Diana DeGarmo, Whitney Duncan, Edens Edge, Fast Ryde, Brantley Gilbert, Josh Gracin, Buddy Jewell, KingBilly, Jesse Lee, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Danielle Peck, Point of Grace, Marty Raybon, Jordyn Shellhart, Stealing Angels, Pam Tillis, Trent Tomlinson, James Wesley and Chuck Wicks participated.
Bo Bice To Donate Fan Club Proceeds To Nashville Flood Victims
SAGUARO ROAD RECORDS artist BO BICE has reworked his fan club party into a fundraiser for NASHVILLE flood relief organizations. The BO-BRUNCH will be held on SATURDAY (6/12) at 10:30a (CT) at THE LIMELIGHT in NASHVILLE. It will include an acoustic performance by BICE, a Q&A session, brunch, a surprise gift for fans and a meet and greet.
All money generated at the event via ticket sales, donations and a silent auction will be donated to MUSICCARES NASHVILLE FLOOD RELIEF FUND, which continues to aid victims of the floods in the NASHVILLE area.
Tickets are available at www.bobice.com and are $35 for fan club members, $40 for non-members. They can also be purchased by calling (615) 297-7002.
New Music: Ashley Arrison “Trying To Help You Out” Featuring Kelly Clarkson & Album Details
Singer-songwriter Ashley Arrison’s first single “Trying To Help You Out” off her forthcoming full-length debut album, Hearts on Parade, is now available for purchase on iTunes.
“Trying to Help You Out” is full of heartbreaking pop goodness — a cautionary tale to a loved one that pursuit will result in imminent heartbreak. Ms. Arrison enlists good friend Kelly Clarkson for the song, who has co-writer credits and lends background vocals to the song. There’s beauty in restraint as Ms. Clarkson harnesses her trademark vocals creating more of a haunting effect, allowing Ms. Arrison to stand out (rightly so).
Ellen DeGeneres on Greyson Michael Chance: ‘Trying to do it the right way’
Ellen DeGeneres is taping a variety-show special for TBS next week that will feature a number of acts, ranging from a Japanese troupe with a hit viral video to country stars Lady Antebellum.
It would also be natural to expect her protege, 12-year-old YouTube sensation Greyson Michael Chance, to be part of the lineup too, right? Wrong.
“He’s getting ready for whatever is going to happen to him. There’s a lot that’s about to happen, and we’re trying to do it the right way, ” DeGeneres says of Greyson, whom she made the first signee to her newly formed record label.
John Stamos on Joining Glee: “I Hope They Let Me Sing and Dance”
Talk about an explosion of awesome!
After last night’s incredible season ender of Glee—anyone else still weepy?—I just heard from the show’s just-added heartthrob, John Stamos, who is prepping for his role this very minute. Here are John’s first words about his casting:
“I’m at the gym right now working out, ” he admits with a laugh. “I’m singing and dancing every day. All day. So I hope they let me sing and dance a little. I started watching the show when they goofed on me and fell in love with Glee. I find it to be a celebration of diversity and I’m proud to be joining that whole extremely talented team.”
Glee Exclusive:Season 2 Preview
It’s going to be hard for Gleeks to face the long, hot summer without any new Glee episodes, now that the first season has sadly come to an end. But those rabid fans are in luck: EW has some scoop on what we’ll be seeing next year. “We’re plotting the first 11 and we already know the first six of them and they’re really big fun, moving episodes, ” says co-creator Ryan Murphy. “We always go back to the idea of how does our society treat and feel about funding for the arts, and the answer is not very good.” Here’s what else Murphy says to expect in Glee‘s second season:
Glee’ Season Two Had Better Answer Some Questions
Where are Rachel’s dads? Can Brittany sing? And other mysteries not resolved in the season finale.
Sure, the “Glee” season finale was relatively cliffhanger-free. William McKinley High’s ragtag New Directions weren’t able to outperform the soulless automatons of Vocal Adrenaline, but got a stay of execution anyway from Sue Sylvester, allowing them to stick around for another year. Hooray! But not all of the loose ends were tied up. We were left with several unanswered questions that we’d like to see resolved in season two.
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Vegas Week: Tyce Diorio talks Season 7
Korbi TV flew to Sin City this year to watch the very talented “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists get worked by the judges and choreographers… which you’re seeing on the small screen this week.
While there, we got some one-on-one time with Emmy-winning choreographer Tyce Diorio, who was literally screaming with excitement over the new talent and the veterans as well.
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Vegas Week: Lil’ C on why Season 7’s so buck
“So You Think You Can Dance” Vegas, kids.
Korbi TV spent a little quality time with judge/choreographer Lil’ C during the Sin City auditions — which are airing this week — and got the word on what’s buck about Season 7…
…Like the returning all stars, each of whom C says he’s really excited to see dance again. He’s also looking forward to having them mentor the show’s new finalists and act as a support system for them as the season moves forward.