Idol Headlines for 06/16/09

Katie Holmes Taping SYTYCD Performance in L.A.

The actress was spotted arriving at a sound stage on the CBS Studio lot — where STYCD airs live each week — this morning.

“They are making it seem like a huge Broadway production, ” the source tells Us. “It’s a massive set.”

See how Katie Holmes’ hair has changed over the years.

Holmes — who was also spotted rehearsing at CBS Studios yesterday — “has been working on this for a long time, ” the source says. “She is working with the choreographer Tyce Diorio. They want it to seem like she waltzed in and put it together very quickly, but that’s really not the case. This has been a longtime in the making.”


Exclusive: Paula Abdul in tug-of-war between Strip hotels for her new show

Vegas DeLuxe has learned that Paula received private, behind-the-scenes tours at both Wayne Brady Theater in The Venetian and at the Danny Gans Theater in Steve Wynn Encore. Paula also saw The Peepshow Theater in Planet Hollywood. Scott Zeiger, co-CEO of BASE Entertainment, escorted Paula at all three Strip venues.

It not clear exactly what show format is being developed by BASE with and for Paula, but we do know it will play off her skills as a top TV personality, singer, choreographer and talent scout. She was originally to open her own outdoor summer theater at the Silverton Casino Lodge a year ago, but that expansion was postponed due to the economic slowdown.

Vegas Deluxe

American Idol Auditions Hit Atlanta

ATLANTA – Hundreds lined up at the Georgia Dome to begin their shot at being the next American Idol.

Registration for season nine of the hit show began Tuesday morning and runs through Wednesday.

A producer at the Dome said registration will run all day and night with a cutoff of about 8-9am Thursday. The auditions begin Thursday, June 18.

If you feel you are the next American Idol, head down to the Dome!

FOX Atlanta

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Adam Lambert: ‘This Whole Experience Is Liberating’

Meeting his own American idol.
“I met Madonna and that was pretty wild. Most everybody I’ve met is pretty cool and on the level, but Madonna is just legendary. I was definitely the most starstruck with her. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was a kid. So that’s definitely part of the intimidation factor.”

Rumors that he’s working with Lady Gaga’s producer, RedOne.
“I can say that is true. We have been writing the past couple days and I think we’re going to come out with some amazing tunes. I’m going to have my own sound but I do love Lady Gaga. I’m a huge fan.”

Preparing for his debut album.
“I have been doing a lot of writing, actually. It’s been really exciting. I think something that people can expect from the album is that, lyrically, everything that I’m singing about is true to my life. That’s important to me, its something I can connect to personally. I think this is the album that’s going to be fun and exciting and sexy and also going to have positive hopeful messages.”

Parade Magazine

Danny Gokey …Dancing With The Stars Season 9

Danny Gokey is hanging up his mic and lacing up his dancing shoes.

The spectacled second runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol ‘  whose dance moves were critically-panned by the Idol judges ‘  will join the cast on the upcoming ninth season of the ABC ballroom reality show Dancing With The Stars, The National Enquirer has learned.

… ¦He convinced he can win it! says an insider. …Danny may even have to rehearse his dance routines on the road this summer, but the Dancing producers have said theyd work around his schedule.


Photos: American Idol Season 9 Auditions in Boston

Thousands of American Idol hopefuls lined up very early outside the Gillette Stadium to register and secure an audition for the ninth season of the show.


Ninth chance to be an ‹Idol

…American Idol crowned Kris Allen its eighth winner just three weeks ago, but America No. 1 television show is already holding auditions for the ninth season.

Singers with stars in their eyes can arrive at 7 a.m. today and Wednesday to pre-register for Thursday first-round auditions at the Georgia Dome.

Producers do not encourage people to camp out overnight like many did in the show early years. They ask people to arrive at 5 a.m. Thursday. Auditions will begin inside the Dome after 8 a.m.

The eligibility requirements are the same as in recent years. Hopefuls must be between ages 16 to 28 as of last Friday to qualify and cannot have any professional recording or acting contract.

This will be the fifth time Atlanta has been an audition site.


American Idol: 10 Audition Tips From Nick Pedro

Ever wonder what it takes to make it through to Hollywood week on American Idol? Well, just ask Nick Pedro. Nick was a season 6 American Idol finalist, who has auditioned twice and made it through to Hollywood both times. Now that auditions are in full swing, Nick is offering 10 tips for anyone who might be considering throwing themselves at the judges mercy ¦

Reality TV Magazine

Better than Ezra leader finds kindred spirits on ‘AI’

Watching “American Idol” has become a ritual in the Los Angeles home of Better Than Ezra [ tickets ] vocalist/guitarist Kevin Griffin. It should be. After all, he’s written songs for a number of contestants.

“I have a song called ‘Avalanche’ that [David Cook and I] wrote together, ” Griffin said during a recent interview with LiveDaily via telephone from New Orleans. “I’ve written with David Archuleta; our song didn’t make the album. I’m writing right now with Jason Castro and another kid, Josiah Leming, I just produced a song. He got kicked off early and he was really, really good. I’m hoping to write with Kris Allen. We’ll see.

“A lot of these ‘Idol’ guys, they’re kind of doing what I do really well, ” he added. “It’s just kind of my thing. It’s great. It’s so hard to break an artist these days. These ‘Idol’ kids already have their names out there. Everybody knows them. Half the battle is done. That’s why it’s so successful. Love it or hate it, ‘Idol’ is here to stay–at least the reincarnations. I’m a fan. I did not like it at first, but it’s just good TV.”


Exclusive Interview: Michael Johns on New Album, Tour and Kris Allen

With his new album “Hold Back My Heart” to arrive in U.S. on June 23, Michael Johns shares to AceShowbiz about what fans can expect from the forthcoming record. In this exclusive interview, he spills the bean on his upcoming headlining tour as well.

Besides, Michael who once competed on “American Idol” season seven also makes comments on this season’s winner of the FOX’s reality singing competition, Kris Allen, and its runner-up, Adam Lambert. Greater than that, the singer, who has a new single “Heart on My Sleeve” available for digital purchase on iTunes, gives tips to those auditioning for the next season of Idol.


Playlist: Daughtry

Chris Daughtry is a real rock n’ roll cowboy. He rolls into towns, takes over their largest venue and then rides off into the sunset.

Instead of a six-gun and a horse, he’s got a huge voice and a knack for riffs. On his forthcoming record, Leave This Town, Daughtry takes everything to a new plateau. His band is tighter than ever, busting out massive melodies like there’s no tomorrow. Daughtry has created one of the most epic rock records of the year, and he and the boys are ready to bring that sound to the masses.

Sitting on the set of his video for first single “No Surprise.” Daughtry delves into one stand out track, “September.”

Artist Direct

A Very Special Mix CD: Ten Songs That Kelly Clarkson Should Listen To That Arent …Pork & Beans

Kelly Clarkson had her turn in the New York Times‹ …Playlist chair yesterday, and the results were, well, mixed. Weezer red album got a shoutout, as did the Irish band The Script, who Clarkson described as’eek!’OneRepublic meets rap. Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. Aw, Kelly. Listen. In honor of you being my favorite American Idol (and having one of my favorite albums of the year) (well, except for all those songs by the OneRepublic guy, which are just plodding and terrible and tuneless and ugh), I decided to craft a mix CD for you. Because girl, there is there is so much music out there that you would love’and that would probably love you back!


Exclusive: Kellie Pickler, Milo Ventimiglia are sexier vegetarians than Michael Ausiello

PETA has revealed to EW the winners of its Sexiest Vegetarians Poll: American Idol’s Kellie Pickler and Heroes’ Milo Ventimiglia. Runners up for the women’s category included Robin Quivers, Ellen Degeneres, and Portia de Rossi, and on the men’s side: Owain Yeoman, Horatio Sanz, Mark Ruffalo, and…wait for it…trust me, I’m not buying it either….Michael Ausiello. Look at him over there, gritting his teeth. He just can’t stand it.

Entertainment Weekly

Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kellie Pickler Will Present at CMT Music Awards

Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Kellie Pickler and Heidi Newfield have been added to the list of presenters for the CMT Music Awards on Tuesday (June 16). In addition, Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins, ventriloquist Terry Fator, model Karolina Kurkova, and comedian Melissa Peterman will also present awards. Hosted by actor-comedian Bill Engvall, the awards show will include performances by Keith, Pickler, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Def Leppard.

Kellie Pickler’s fuzzy new friend

Ah, more pet news via Twitter. Celebrities can’t resist Tweeting about their little furry ones. Kellie Pickler, of American Idol fame, is the latest.

Pickler recently posted this picture of a creamy little pup, implying, according to People, that her boyfriend, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs, gave it to her. The sweetie is an 8-week old Labrador named Nala. According to People, Picker practically has a barn full of animals, including a python named Boots, a Chihuahua named Moo Moo and a tabby cat named Pickles.

Baltimore Sun

Former ‘American Idol’ finalist Bo Bice donates clarinet to Nashville schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ‘  Former “American Idol” contestant Bo Bice has donated a clarinet to a Nashville instrument drive.

Bice, who was on the show in 2005, personally delivered the instrument Saturday to collection officials, who said he used it when he was younger. It was described as in mint condition.

The drive was organized by the Nashville Alliance for Public Education and the Country Music Association.

The instruments will be turned over to music programs in local public schools.

Bice, of Helena, Ala., was an “American Idol” finalist.


Alexander is the fiance of Jennifer Hudson and is making his FCW TV debut. He also looks quite jacked up. Mathews said People Magazine, Star Magazine, and TMZ were all paying attention to this match. Both men exchange slams. Jackman botches a hot shot attempt on the ropes. Alexander battles out of a headlock and nails a jumping shoulder tackle. Alexander then gives Jackman The Verdict (Batista’s spinebuster) for the quick win.

WINNER: Dawson Alexander in 3:26. Speaking of Batista, Alexander is reminiscent of him.


Boyle Back on Track

Posted by ExtraTV Staff on June 16, 2009 6:02 AM

Susan Boyle delighted her fellow Scotsmen by taking the stage in Glasgow on Monday night and performing two numbers from her stint on “Britain’s Got Talent.”


Susan Boyle Returns To ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Tour In Scotland

After taking a day off on Sunday to rest, “Britain’s Got Talent” runner-up Susan Boyle was back onstage Monday night in her native Scotland and received a standing ovation, according to BBC News.

The singer’s publicist said Boyle received a “rapturous” reception from the audience at Glasgow’s SECC arena, just one day after she’d been advised to rest and skipped two shows in Manchester, England. Earlier this month, Boyle had been treated for exhaustion at a mental-health facility, following her surprise second-place finish on the show.


Fox announces fall schedule

The net starts with the fall edition of “So You Think You Can Dance” on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m., leading in to the regular series premiere of “Glee” (which was previewed on air in May) at 9 p.m.

Fox originally had announced a two-hour “Dance” on Tuesdays this fall. The show eventually will expand to two hours on the night, starting Oct. 27, a week after the “Hell’s Kitchen” finale.

Paris Torres, Tony Ballissimo dish on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Paris Torres doesn’t “begrudge” So You Think You Can Dance’s judges for using the fact that many of the season’s other female finalists are also contemporary dancers as a factor in their decision to eliminate her from the show’s fifth season.

“I knew being through it last year that they are typecasting for the show. They need certain personalities, they need certain ethnicities, they need certain styles of dance, ” Torres told reporters during a Friday conference call.

“I am thankful for the opportunity I got on the show, ” Bellissimo told reporters during a separate Friday conference call. “I will definitely come back into the dancing field as a better and stronger trained dancer and definitely watch out for my creative ideas; they’re coming. I have a lot more ideas to come.”

Reality TV World

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Predicting who’ll go home is, like, hard!

It has been five days since the Top 20 on this season’s So You Think You Can Dance first strut their stuff, and I gotta say, I’m pretty stoked: Other than couples Asuka & Vitolio, Jonathan & Karla, and Tony & Paris — i.e. last week’s bottom three couples — the rest of the dancers were all effin’ terrific. But I have to admit, I’m also pretty worried, since it’s clear that given the high caliber of dancing this season, figuring out which high-steppers are going home is going to become really hard, really fast, and I’m supposed to be the “expert” on’s SYTYCD Prediction Challenge. Instead, I’m just 303rd out of 2, 196-and-counting players, and although I think that’s in something like the 85th percentile (stat geeks, help me out here with the math), I really ought to be doing better.

Entertainment Weekly

Katie Holmes on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Why not?

There are multiple reports surfacing online that Katie Holmes will perform on So You Think You Can Dance in what’s rumored to be a massive movie musical number by regular SYTYCD choreographer Tyce Diorio and featuring several SYTYCD alums. Although no one connected with the Fox series will comment to about it, judge and exec producer Nigel Lythgoe let slip to some paparazzi that he’s met with Mrs. Tom Cruise, and that the show has something “very, very, very special” in the works. Some are speculating that the plan is for the number to air on the show’s 100th episode in July, while others are wondering why the program would celebrate that milestone with, of all people, Katie Holmes. Can we say random?


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