Idol Headlines for 06/12/09

Adam Lambert on Being Gay: ‘I Don’t Think Twice About It’

“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert opens up about his sexuality during a photo shoot with “Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi.

“Within my circles, no one thinks twice about it. So I don’t think twice about it, ” Adam tells Kara in a Web video released by the TV news magazine “20/20.”

Click the video for more candid talk! And catch “20/20” this Friday at 10 p.m. on ABC for Adam’s first broadcast interview since coming out about his sexuality earlier this week.

ET Online

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Adam Lambert’s Rolling Stone Cover Shoot: The Wild Idol Lets Loose

Rolling Stone Issue 1081 – June 25, 2009.

Adam Lambert photographed at Smashbox Studios, Culver City, California, May 23rd, 2009.

Rolling Stone

‹Idol chat: Q&A with Season 7 champ David Cook

Auditioning on a whim for …American Idol in August 2007 got David Cook further than he had ever imagined. Originally there to support his younger brother Andrew, David was then encouraged to try out as well. Thanks to his rich, raw vocals and devotedly powerful performances, millions of fans watched as rocker David Cook took the title as …American Idol for Season 7, winning with 56 percent of the votes.

SDNN

Go Behind the Scenes of Jordin Sparks’ ‘Battlefield’ Video Shoot

Before she performed the song live on ‘American Idol, ‘ Jordin Sparks filmed a music video for ‘Battlefield’ with director Philip Andelman, who has worked with Beyoncà ©, Jesse McCartney and the Jonas Brothers. In this exclusive behind the scenes clip, Sparks endures the wrath of nature while lying in the grass for a performance shot. Have a look.

Popeater

Archuleta Blogs for ‘Fan Pack’ Release

Fans in need of a David Archuleta fix no longer have to wait until the ‘Idol’ star tours with Demi Lovato this summer. Today, he releases a digital “fan pack” on iTunes, containing his video for ‘Touch My Hand, ‘ as well as two new songs: fan favorite ‘Zero Gravity’ and a cover of Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles.’ Check out Archuleta’s message to fans and listen to both songs from the Fan Pack below.

Popeater

Archuleta On Lambert Coming Out: …I Just Kind of Assumed It

Last year American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has become one of the show first alumni to comment on Adam Lambert big revelation. Like the majority of the Season Eight breakout star fans, who reacted with little surprise but lots of support, Archie wasnt shocked by the news. …I dont think it was a big surprise, Archuleta said in Washington, DC, at the Children Uniting Nations gala, where he performed John Lennon …Imagine. …I dont think he was trying to be all sneaky and secret about it. Im sure he was happy with who he was and stuff, it not like he was ashamed.

Popeater

Sparks ‘doesn’t regret Chris Brown duet’

Jordin Sparks has insisted that she has no regrets about recording ‘No Air’ with Chris Brown.

The pair enjoyed transatlantic success with the track last year before Brown’s reputation was marred after an alleged assault on former girlfriend Rihanna.

Sparks, who releases new single ‘Battlefield’ on June 29, insisted that she would not let reports influence her opinion of him and that he had the right vocal for the track.

“I don’t regret recording that with Chris at all. I want to keep Chris on that track because he was the original person on that track and that’s how it should be, ” she told NME.

Digital Spy

Jordin Sparks kicks off Universal concert series

About a year ago, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks was coping with a potentially career-ending throat injury.

She has recovered from that scare and, with the upcoming release of her sophomore album, is positively sunny in a recent phone interview.

“Everything is going by so fast, ” says Sparks, who will perform Saturday at the opening concert of Universal Orlando’s Summer Concert Series. “We’re working on the final touches of the album.”

The album, due on July 21, is titled Battlefield. For Sparks, the title song has multiple meanings.

Orlando Sentinel

Get the Sweater Right Off Carrie Underwood Back

Wanna look like Carrie Underwood? Then this L.A.M.B. sweater is just the thing for your wardrobe. Right now, the current bid stands at $305 for this little black and yellow striped number from Gwen Stefani designer brand. Underwood wore it during Fashion Week in New York City last year. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, if you dont believe me. And a picture of Underwood wearing it, if you need even more proof. Best of all, though, is that by buying this particular sweater youre helping Musicians on Call, a group that brings music (and often real live performances by the artists) to the bedsides of patients in the hospital.

CMT

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! Meet Kellie Pickler’s Animal ‘Kids’!

Kellie Pickler has a pet that keeps things secure when she on her tour bus, but it’s not a watchdog. “Ever since I got the snake, everybody’s scared to come on the bus, so that’s always a plus — I don’t ever have to worry about anybody just walking on there now!” she tells PEOPLE Pets about her python, Boots.

Peoplepets.com

Favorite country music videos of the stars

Take Kellie Pickler, winner of last year’s USA WEEKEND Breakthrough award. Her video for I Wonder was based on her relationship with her biological mother, who left Pickler when the star was just 2 years old. The emotional video sparked a special bond between fans and Pickler. “I have 5-year-olds who ask me to sing it at concerts because it’s their favorite song, ” she tells USA WEEKEND Magazine. “I’ll be pumping gas at a station, and I’ll have an 80-year-old man come up to me and tell me how he wasn’t raised by his parents either. The great thing about country music is that we can tell real stories about real people.”

USA Weekend

Kelly Clarkson, Cute Overload

To know me is to know that I love everything that comes out of Kelly Clarkson’s mouth — that even includes her now extinct “cool beans!” But I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed two minutes that has ever cemented my adoration for a celebrity like this interview (via) Kelly gave to Australia’s “The Fix.”

The hilarity kicks in around the one-minute mark, and once the piggy remarks start, the genius continues aaaaall the way home!

NY Post

Pianist Brickman filming two Niagara Falls shows

The Christmas show will be taped June 17 at the casino Avalon Ballroom, starting at 8:30 p.m.

The next night, Brickman is back filming a PBS special coinciding with his upcoming album, …Beautiful World. It airs in August, just before Brickman embarks on a 75-city world tour. Guests will include Jon Secada, Melinda Doolittle, Arthur Hanlon and Orla Fallon.

…I think everyone in Niagara has seen those beautifully-filmed PBS music specials on (Buffalo) WNED, says casino spokesman Greg Medulun. …Mr. Brickman shows give 3, 000 of our guests the chance to be a part of one of those specials. They get to see a great concert, but they also get to see how one of those specials is created.

Niagra Falls Review

Banco Popular to Join National Puerto Rican Day Parade With More Than Two Million Participants

NEW YORK, NY — 06/11/09 — Native Puerto Rican singer Jorge Nà ºÃƒÆ’ ±ez, finalist in an internationally known reality television singing competition this year, will perform on the Banco Popular float at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, beginning at 11:00 AM, Sunday, June 14, on Fifth Avenue, between 44th and 86th streets. The celebration in New York, along with festivities throughout the United States, draws more than two million participants. This is the 47th year that Banco Popular celebrates the spirit and culture of the Puerto Rican community during this special event.

Earthtimes

30th New York Mississippi picnic bringing fried catfish and Delta blues to Central Park

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) ‘  Blues man Super Chikan, American Idol contestant Jasmine Murray and bluegrass players The Delta Mountain Boys are among the entertainers set to perform at the 30th New York Mississippi Picnic.

The event is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in New York’s Central Park, and the theme is “Celebrate Mississippi.”

Gov. Haley Barbour says he plans to attend the picnic, which typically attracts hundreds of New Yorkers and transplanted Mississippians for fried catfish and sweet iced tea.

Mississippi chefs will be on hand to cook, and several artists, including watercolor painter Wyatt Waters, will show and sell their works.

News 3

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Tony’s missteps in the wardrobe department

It’s always so convenient when the boy and the girl who get eliminated on “So You Think You Can Dance” happen to be in the same couple, isn’t it? No messy re-pairings to deal with, no short girl with tall guy. But joking of conspiracy theories aside, I totally agreed with tonight’s elimination.

We opened with a group hip-hop number choreographed by Shane Sparks (who is back after a hiatus). It was sort of a “Hancock” meets “Heroes” conceit, with the dancers seeming to portray derelict superheroes. Some parts of the routine were cheesy, like the newspaper-strewn stage and the blowing of magical glitter, but the dancers were pounding out their moves and it was fun to watch overall.

LA Times

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: The Numbers Game

This is going to be short, dear readers, since last night’s So You Think You Can Dance results show was a night of practically zero surprises and entirely minor revelations. The best thing about it was the Shane Sparks group number that opened the show, which, after multiple viewings, I’ve decided was about mystical urban dance fairies led by an unconvincingly crazy-eyed Queen Caitlin, who has directed her hard-edged hip-hopping fairy underlings to blow their magic dancing dust upon the city’s downtrodden and homeless and turn them into more hard-edged hip-hopping fairy underlings, one of whom danced so hard-edged, he apparently danced himself to death and had to be covered with a black sheet that caused him to kinda levitate off the ground. Or something.

Entertainment Weekly

So You Think You Can Dance Most Memorable Couples

It been proven in seasons past that pulling the right routine and choreographer out of the hat is the first crucial step in the early voting rounds of So You Think You Can Dance. The other is making the routine memorable. The Las Vegas cuts now behind them, it was time on Wednesday episode to find out which of the top 20 dancers have what it takes to avoid the bottom three and the judges chopping block ‘  especially this week as nobody wants to be the first two to be voted off.

People.com

Fox’s ‘Dance’ tops Wednesday night

Another two-hour installment of summer’s top-rated series, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance, ” dominated Wednesday’s primetime ratings, while ABC’s “Wipeout” put up solid numbers as well. Repeats of crime dramas, meanwhile, aren’t performing as well as in years past, dragging down the averages for CBS and NBC.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “So You Think You Can Dance” remains a consistently solid performer for Fox, averaging a 3.3 rating/10 share in adults 18-49 and 8.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. — on par with its average on the same night a week ago. The show grew with each half-hour and was especially strong among adults 18-34, beating second-place ABC by about 40%.

Variety.com

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