The X Factor returns to Providence – Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato are all expected at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. (I plan on attending the second show on Friday) – Read more at WPRI
Jordin Sparks will be on 106 & Park today for the premiere of the video of her song with Whitney Houston “Celebrate “. 6 pm BET.
Aerosmith Pushes New Album From August to November – Aerosmith’s new album, Music From Another Dimension, has been pushed from August 28 to November 6. Steven Tyler told Cleveland’s WMMS “Too many [other notable recording artists] are releasing [new albums] those weeks [in late summer]. We don’t wanna step on their release dates. So we said, ‘You know what?! We’ve got the goods. [There] ain’t no doubt about it. We’ll wait another couple of months.'” – Read more at Vintage Vinyl News
Carrie Underwood’s Album Gets ‘Blown Away’ Using New App: Video – Carrie Underwood is no stranger to the word “reality.” After all, as the winner of the 2005 season of “American Idol,” she won the hearts of millions of viewers across the world. Now, the singer has entered into a promotion that is sure to please her fan following. Sony Music Nashville and Aurasma, the world’s leading augmented reality platform, have partnered to launch an augmented reality promotional campaign for Underwood’s No. 1 album, “Blown Away,” which was released in May. – Read more at Billboard
Adam Lambert: Queen are class act – Adam Lambert has thanked the remaining members of Queen for being “class acts” who haven’t “intimidated” him. The American singer is joining the British rock band for a series of shows across Europe, where he will be the frontman in place of the late Freddie Mercury. Read more at the Belfast Telegraph
Jennifer Hudson Had Second Thoughts About Marriage, But The Wedding’s Back On Track – Jennifer Hudson has experienced some major pre-wedding jitters, but she is finally ready to say her ‘I Do’s’! After having doubts about marrying David Otunga and even returning her engagement ring, the Academy Award winner’s wedding to her longtime love is back on track after a nearly 4 year-long engagement, a source tells RadarOnline.com exclusively, and the couple is getting ready to wed. – Read more at RadarOnline
Nikki McKibbin on American Idol, Paula Abdul and Singing About a Dog Named Germs – You might have seen Nikki McKibbin in the national media these days, recalling her time with Rodney King on Celebrity Rehab 2, but she’s still singing around the DFW area in two bands: No Rest for the Wicked and Love Stricken Demise. The latter has a new EP, Psychotrip, and will support Warrant, Trixter and Firehouse on Friday at the Glass Cactus. The band will be doing a signing at Discount Concert Shirts and Posters at Trader’s Village on Sunday, between 1-3 p.m.
McKibbin took some time out and shared some of her first experiences in music, including her time on American Idol and how she’s been a fan of rock music for only a short time. – Read more at The Dallas Observer