Idol Headlines for 06/23/11 – The Evening Edition

David Cook clears up “This Loud Morning” bonus track confusion, “FYI: re: confusion of the deluxe version bonus tracks. The tracks are “This Is Not The Last Time” & “Let Me Fall For You”. Hope that helps…”Sunlight” did not end up making the cut for this album, deluxe or otherwise.”

Also, David Cook hits TV tomorrow morning between 8:15 and 11 am ET to promote his album. Check out his schedule HERE.

Hello, Dolly!

Dolly Parton names Carrie Underwood as one of her 5 favorite singing partners, along with Porter Wagoner, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers. “She’s the real thing, another country gal like me who sings from the heart. I loved working with her and I love listening to her.”

Read more at The Star

David Cook ‘This Loud Morning’ editions go for up to $350

When it comes to memorabilia, David has two items he values most. The first is the white “AC” Les Paul Studio that he played on American Idol.

“There’s a guitar solo on Time Marches On that I played on that guitar, and then I shelved it, ” he says. “I haven’t played it since. I don’t think I’ll ever touch it again, just because I’m afraid I’ll break it.”

The second item is an unused ticket from an Elvis Presley concert at Indiana State University that was scheduled for September 16, 1977.

Read more at USA Today

Buzzing on Broadway

To launch his sophomore novel, My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies (Egmont USA, May), author Allen Zadoff is holding a contest that asks readers to submit creative photos of themselves with the book in theatrical locations (the novel focuses on a high school’s, well, drama-filled production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Zadoff will be posting the photos on his Web site and several Broadway luminaries have already gotten in on the act: Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, currently starring in The Motherf**ker with the Hat, is seen here with the book, and other participating stars include Frances McDormand, Liev Schreiber, and American Idol’s Haley Reinhart. The contest runs through July 25; the winner who submits the “most creative, distinctive, or impressive” photo wins a Skype chat with Zadoff for his or her school, class, or theater group.

Via Publishers Weekly

Siobhan Magnus to Open – 2011 TD Bank Pops by the Sea

Centerville MA, June 22, 2011 – The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod is thrilled to announce that rising superstar Siobhan Magnus will sing the Star-Spangled Banner with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to open the 26th Annual TD Bank Pops by the Sea concert on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Read more at Constant Contact

Jennifer Hudson takes Access Hollywood on the Set of her New Video

Jennifer’s new music video “No One Gonna Love You” debuts Friday.

‘Glee’s’ Cory Monteith Talks About His Plans for a Solo Album

“I have a solo deal with Columbia Records. So it’s about, do I want to release an album, when can we do it, what kind of album should it be, how should it be released and marketed and what’s the right timing? Do I have time to do it?, ” Monteith said. “It’s all about questions.”

“I feel like there’s a lot of fear [from others] — like I need to act quickly because my window of opportunity is so limited, ” he said. “I’ve definitely been informed how lucrative it could be, because we have an audience. But I don’t want to do it just because I have the opportunity.”

Read more at THR

Jennifer Lopez on Her ‘Idol’ Return: ‘It Could Go Either Way’

Superstar Jennifer Lopez chatted with “Extra’s” Mario Lopez and revealed she’s still undecided about her return for the next season of “American Idol.” “Nobody’s made me make the decision yet, and it could, you know, kind of go either way.” The songstress added, “I’m not saying I didn’t love it. I so loved it, but you know, I only signed up for one year, so the second year, we don’t know yet.”

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‘SYTYCD’: Mary Murphy blogs about last night’s tear-jerking Top 20 episode — EXCLUSIVE

Hey, it’s Mary Murphy, and I hope you read my blog every week. I will be highlighting some of my favorite dances, behind-the-scenes highlights, and any examples of Murphy’s law that decide to pop up. Like let’s take today: On fumes as I headed to the studio in my car running out of time and gas before the big show, but I didn’t want to stop. Luckily, I made it…this time.

Read more at EW

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