Idol Headlines for 06/20/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Lee DeWyze performs at the Old Rock House in St. Louis MO
  • Tim Urban appears at the Trump Invitational Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • Crystal Bowersox takes part in the JDRF Children’s congress in Washington DC. The event runs from June 20-22

David Cook on “Hard to Believe” from his upcoming album, This Loud Morning. Watch the video at DCO. Listen to a live stream of the album HERE.

Diana DeGarmo announces the end of her run with 9 to 5 the Musical, “Well, it’s official everyone: my final performance on “9 to 5 The Musical” will be July 17th in St. Paul, MN.”

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Will ‘Be Friends Forever’

Ever since Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina first auditioned in Hollywood for ‘American Idol, ’ the two immediately hit it off, connecting in such a way that two kids from the south would. Throughout the ‘Idol’ season, the two continued to move forward in the competition side by side, eventually making it to the final two. Now, as they both prepare to work on their debut country albums, they continue to remain close.

“We’ll be friends forever, ” Alaina tells Taste of Country with a soft smile.

Read more at Taste Of Country

Nikki Reed: MuchMusic Video Awards with Paul McDonald!

Nikki Reed and fiance Paul McDonald are all smiles at the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday (June 19) at the MuchMusic HQ in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The 23-year-old Twilight star stepped out in a black and white strapless cocktail dress with sequin detail by Ronald Abdala.

See more Photos at Just Jared

Couples Watch: Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano’s Sweet Supper in L.A.

Days after stepping out at hotspot Katsuya, Mark Ballas and former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano went out for another sweet dinner – this time at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. After the meal, the two waited for their car at the valet stand, and though they didn’t show too much PDA, Ballas was quick to open the car door for his girlfriend after it was retrieved by the valet.

Read more at People

PBS wins big, Oprah a no-show, at Daytime Emmy Awards

PBS won the most Daytime Emmy Awards over the weekend. Unfortunately, all 14 of its wins – eight for “Sesame Street” alone – happened during the non-televised portion of the two-day orgy of trophy dispensing. PBS’s wins included the Emmy best kids series (“The Electric Company”) and best pre-school series (“Sesame Street”).

What we saw during Sunday’s cheesetastic, Las Vegas Hilton-set Daytime Emmy broadcast, was “The Bold and the Beautiful” being named top soap, “Today” grabbing the win for best morning infotainment show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” named best entertainment talk show and “Dr. Oz” named best informative talk show.

Read more at the Washington Post

BWW Interviews: Anthony Fedorov, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, June 21 – 26.

“Any Dream Will Do” sings the title character, Joseph, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. But for Anthony Fedorov, the former American Idol contestant and recording artist, who will don the multi-colored coat when that same show arrives at the Fox on June 26, those words aren’t just lyrics in a play, but the theme of his own career that has evolved over the past 6 years. I had the chance to catch up with Anthony and talk about the show, his upcoming record and his musical journey so far.

Read more at Atlanta Broadway World

Cheryl Cole drops Simon Cowell from birthday plans

CHERYL Cole is planning to snub Simon Cowell by withdrawing his invite to her 28th birthday party.

The star has made it clear he is not welcome at the bash in a Spanish hotel on June 30 and, to add insult to injury, guests will include former X Factor co-judges Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.
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A source said: “Cheryl felt humiliated by Simon and they are not on speaking terms. Cheryl will forgive him, but she’ll never forget.”

Read more at the Mirror

Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga big winners at MuchMusic Video Awards

Other notable winners were Lady Gaga and Bieber, both of whom won all the awards they were nominated for. Lady Gaga sealed her international dominance by beating out nine other nominees to take home the award for International Video of the Year — Artist for Judas, and picked up the fan choice UR FAVE International Video for Born This Way.

Teen heartthrob Bieber also picked up two awards. Bieber’s Somebody to Love (remix), featuring Usher, tied with Drake’s Find Your Love for International Video of the Year by a Canadian. But the Beliebers rallied and the Stratford, Ont., native snagged the UR Fave New Artist award for his Somebody to Love (remix) video.

Read more at Calgary Herad

21-Year-Old Californian Wins Miss USA Crown

LAS VEGAS – A 21-year-old auburn-haired California model won the Miss USA crown Sunday night and will represent the nation in this year’s Miss Universe pageant.

Alyssa Campanella of Los Angeles topped a field of 51 beauty queens to take the title at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. She strutted across the stage in a blue bikini with white polka dots and a dark turquoise Sherri Hill evening gown with beading on its top.

Read more at Associated Press

With a Web staff of 10 constantly updating 110 Web pages about the hosts and contestants, the NBC hit is closing in on “Glee” with user engagement.

What has the show done right? A perpetual hashtag, for one, to “inspire tweeting and word of mouth, ” says Sladden, who notes that as many as 70% of Voice tweets during the show’s first live episode included the #TheVoice handle, twice the industry average; Doing so will at least double the amount of activity and could drive as much as 10 times the tweets. The Voice has also been smart about providing access to their talent and reporting on Twitter trends during the live shows, all of which “hook into this sense of real time and urgency, ” she says.

In addition, the show’s digital team, which numbers 10, oversees multiple Facebook accounts, NBC-housed blogs and scores of photos and clips submitted by the artists. “There are over 110 [web] pages constantly being uploaded and, at one point, we were delivering 200 videos a week, ” explains Nicolle Yaron, a supervising producer on the show who’s also responsible for keeping The Voice’s social media hub, the V Room, humming, while the buzz is left up to special V correspondent Alison Haislip.

Read more at THR

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