Idol Headlines for 06/10/09

David Archuleta Speaks for Children Uniting Nations

David Archuleta speaks at the …Children Uniting Nations 4th Annual National Conference held at The House Capitol Building on Tuesday afternoon (June 9) in Washington, D.C.

The 18-year-old American Idol alum tweeted after the event, saying, …Just had a press conference for Children Uniting Nations. Such inspiring speakers. Im so tired though! couldnt sleep. Speakers included Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Children Uniting Nations founder Daphna Ziman.

Just Jared

For ‹American Idol, Voting Early and Often

Their success will also depend on their ability to inspire legions of fans to devote hours to sending blocks of votes into the …American Idol polls. But the growing role of block voting also threatens to disenfranchise the viewers who are some of the show most fervent fans. Just how big those block-voting efforts can get was demonstrated by Erika McMahan of Conway, Ark., who with two of her friends sent in 11, 700 votes by text message on the final night of this year …Idol.

That such practices are having an outsize effect on …American Idol results is the obvious conclusion presented by a strange anomaly that has grown over eight seasons of …American Idol. Even as the show audience has declined in recent years, the number of votes being cast has risen sharply.

NY Times

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Adam Lambert in His Own Words: Sexuality, Kris Allen and Life After Idol

It was the conversation he could only have with us.

“Right after the finale, I almost started talking about it to the reporters, but I thought, ‘I’m going to wait for Rolling Stone, that will be cooler, ‘ ” Lambert said. His patience paid off with a cover story in our latest issue (check out exclusive video of his cover shoot), and here, in his own words, more from Vanessa Grigoriadis’ conversation with Lambert ‘  his true thoughts on his Idol experience, his future in music and why he refuses to hide his sexuality.

Rolling Stone

‘Idol’ Runner-Up Adam Lambert Signs With 19 Recordings/RCA

Adam Lambert’s bad luck apparently begins and ends with losing “American Idol.” The 27-year-old has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and RCA Records and is prepping his debut album for a fall release, 19 Entertainment announced Tuesday (June 9). The news comes one day after the company announced that ‘Idol’ winner Kris Allen signed a similar record deal with 19/Jive Records.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve come to a creative and collaborative partnership and look forward to developing a really exciting album, ” Lambert said in a statement. “We are 100% on the same page and are all anxiously awaiting the start of the recordings.”

“It’s going to be ridiculous!” adds Lambert. “Get Ready!!!”

Adam Lambert: Gay As He Wanna Be

The most ludicrous American Idol contestant ever, Adam Lambert, has finally come out of the closet. In a cover story for Rolling Stone! All of America’s gay boo-boos are now healed, or something.

It’s great that he’s out and unabashed about it. Well, at least unabashed about it now. And whether or not he was under contract from the Idol people to be tacit about his boning preferences, he still could have said something. But he didn’t! Because, he didn’t want to be like his lame gay Idol enemy Clay Aiken. He told our best friend Vanessa Grigoriadis:


Rob Zombie: Adam Lambert Is No Mick Jagger

Adam Lambert may have a great voice. He may have even performed with KISS during the American Idol finals. Heck, Queen has even said they want the young, guyliner-lovin’ singer to front the band.

However, all that praise and good fortune doesn’t make Lambert a rock star.

So says metal rocker Rob Zombie.

“I’m sure Adam can f–king sing 10 times better than Mick Jagger, but who gives a s–t, ” Zombie told me the other day. “He ain’t f–king Mick Jagger. You know what I mean? There are probably a million guitar players in the world better than Keith Richards, but they ain’t f–king Keith Richards!”

No surprise, but Zombie doesn’t exactly tune in to American Ido

E Online

Adam Lambert comes out to Rolling Stone, and a change has come indeed*

LAMBERT The days of “don’t ask, don’t tell” are over for Adam Lambert. Rolling Stone magazine has posted a preview of the cover story in which Lambert unabashedly confirms his homosexuality, and the excerpts online indicate that, from this day forward, this season’s groundbreaking “Idol” expects the media and his fans to accept him for who he is, with neither scandalized whispers nor rainbow flag-waving rallies of support.

By making his calm, cool and collected stand in this particular magazine, Lambert indicates where he’s going next as an artist and a celebrity. Striking a hot pose in a space more accustomed to the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kid Rock, the singer claims a spot for himself as an openly gay man within mainstream rock ‘n’ roll, which has always tempered gender-bending with heterosexual machismo.

LA Times

Rhinestones & Rolling Stone, finally (plus a sneak peek from Ferras about Adam’s album)

We ran into an old friend of Adam’s last night at Hollywood’s Hotel Cafe. Ferras, an out singer-songwriter whose “Hollywood’s Not America” was featured on last season of Idol, is writing a song for Adam’s new album. “Hopefully he will open up some doors for others to follow, ” Ferras told Out. “I think were very fortunate to have somebody like Adam who the world has gravitated to because of his sheer talent. But it also time. It nothing new. It just finally happening because of the vehicle of 40 million people watching the show. I do think it says something that he getting all this press. And it because he great, but it also because he doesnt give a fuck. He is who he is, and that something that very novel ‘ and respectable.”


Young Hollywood Awards

Adam Lambert accepts award from Kara DioGuardi

‘American Idol’ sets Chicago auditions

“American Idol” is holding open auditions in Chicago June 22. If you think you’re the next Kris Allen or Kelly Clarkson, you’ll get your shot at becoming a contestant at the United Center that day.

The first thing you must know is that pre-registration is required; that takes place June 20 and June 21, and registration wristbands will be handed out those days starting at 7 a.m. Those who obtain wristbands will be able to line up for auditions starting at 5 a.m. June 22.

“American Idol” has held open auditions in Chicago in 2002, prior to the show’s debut season, and also in 2005, before the fifth season of the Fox talent contest.

The full details on the audition process are below.

Chicago Tribune

Dreamgirls Costar: Jennifer Hudson Will Be a …Fantastic Mom

Her former Dreamgirls costar tells that the singer and actress will make a great mom.

“I think she’ll be fantastic, ” Anika Noni Rose told Us at the Chicago Broadway musical after-party in NYC Monday. “It’s something that she wants.”

The Oscar-winning star — who is engaged to I Love New York 2 contestant and Harvard Law grad David Otunga — has not officially announced that they are expecting, but her friends and family threw her a baby shower in May.

“When people are excited and in a relationship that’s a good relationship and making something out of love — you can’t help but be good at it because it’s you, ” she told Us. “It’s your love.”


Susan Boyle Preps For ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Tour

Fresh off her stint in the Priory mental-health clinic, “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle is getting set for a 20-date tour with the reality show.

Following her encore performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” during the “BGT” finale on May 30, the Scottish singer entered the clinic, raising questions about whether she would miss the tour entirely. But Boyle checked out Friday, returned to her home in West Lothian, and the U.K.’s Daily Mail is now reporting that she arrived in London on Monday to begin tour rehearsals.

According to the paper, Boyle received 24-hour care from Dr. Sarah Lotzof, a private physician who accompanied the singer on a flight back to London from Edinburgh on Monday.


Parsing Prince Yellow Outfit At The Apollo Theater Gala

The 75th Anniversary Gala for the Apollo Theater in New York brought together Mariah Carey, Jamie Foxx, Steve Harvey, Fantasia Barrino, Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones and ‘  perhaps most notably ‘  Prince, who appeared on stage to help induct a handful of legendary divas into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame. Minneapolis favorite son has kept his wardrobe relatively tame over the last few years, but last night he appeared in an outfit so yellow he would have been mistaken for Big Bird if he wasnt so diminutive. There even more than meets the eye in this particular ensemble, so let take a look at the various components:


Photo Flash: GREASE’s Taylor Hicks ‘Says Cheese’ To Wisconsin Audience

Taylor Hicks had a surprise in store for the audience attending last Saturday evening’s performance June 6th with prop that stopped the show with laughter and applause. While on stage in Appleton, Wisconsin (the CHEESE state), Hicks decided to surprise the local audience when he appears from inside the ice cream cone by wearing a cheese hat!

Kate Morgan Chadwick, who plays Frenchy, quipped: “As if this number could get any cheesier!”

Broadway World

Video: Jonas Brothers Reveal Summer Tour Details!

Kevin, Joe, and Nick discuss their excitement about their big tour, which has already sold over one million tickets, and about being joined on the road by “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks.

ET Online

CMA kickoff parade closes streets today

The fourth annual CMA Music Festival kickoff parade takes place at 2 p.m. today. Paraders will include Deborah Allen, Katie Armiger, Erika Jo, Crystal Gayle, The Grascals, Jeff Griffith, Indian Rodeo, Lonestar, Jason Meadows, Mountain Heart, Michael Martin Murphey, One Flew South, The Roys, Keni Thomas, Trent Tomlinson, Rhonda Towns, Kyle Wyley, Chris Young and the cast of CMT’s Trick My Truck.

Immediately after the parade, the third annual CMA Music Festival Block Party will kick off at Sommet Center (501 Broadway). Featured artists there include Keith Anderson, Zac Brown, Luke Bryan, Joe Nichols, James Otto, Rissi Palmer, Phil Stacey and Chris Young.

Dance this way

Utah dancers Brandon Bryant and Randi Evans knew the show they were auditioning for, one of television’s highest-rated reality shows, isn’t called “So You Think You Can Be Timid.”

Both auditioned for earlier seasons of Fox’s dancing competition, “So You Think You Can Dance, ” and both had been cut because, they claimed, they were each a bit too shy for the judges.

So Bryant, 19, and Evans, 23, stepped it up for their latest auditions and their tenacity and new-found vigor paid off. Both made it into the group of 20 contestants who will kick off the show’s fifth season by performing live tonight at 7 p.m. on KSTU Channel 13. The first results show airs at 8 p.m. Thursday

Salt Lake Tribune

Issaquah’s Paris Torres is a Top 20 contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance”

Issaquah is in step with this season’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The TV dance competition features local dancer Paris Torres, who has risen to the Top 20. Torres, a Skyline High School graduate, started learning jazz, ballet and tap at the age of 6. She studied at the Eastside’s Turning Pointe Dance Centre and Seattle’s Westlake Dance Center, and has taught at Issaquah’s Dance Premier. A Miss Washington Teen Pageant winner, she also danced for the Storm and the Sonics.

The Seattle Times talked to Torres, 19, during a rehearsal break in Los Angeles.

Seattle Times

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