Crystal Bowersox Pennyroyal Silver Design – 6/28/10
Pennyroyal and American Idol Runner-Up, Crystal Bowersox designed this pendant to benefit The Red Cross in her hometown of Toledo, OH. The simple music note design is tattooed on the back of her left shoulder and was her very first tattoo. Each pendant comes with a collector card that features a hand-written message from Crystal that says, “Success ain’t about money, It’s about doin what you love. This was my first tattoo.” The pendant is 1.25″ tall and is handcrafted from 9 grams of solid sterling silver. It hangs on a 16″ sterling silver chain.
This design will be available to order only until 7/31/10
Broadway in Chicago concert tonight
The annual Broadway in Chicago promotional dark-night concert takes place tonight at the Taste of Chicago in Grant Park.
As in previous years, casts are flown in from upcoming bookings (the likes of “Shrek, ” “Rock of Ages” and “Hair”) to entertain the folks and score some business. To its credit, Broadway in Chicago has included shows not under its presenting wing, including a chance to see a part of “Million Dollar Quartet.” Like the rest of the show, it’s free.
And Constantine Maroulis, the “Rock of Ages” star and American Idol alum who (trust me on this) sings his face off, is slated to appear. Note the 6 p.m. start.
(Diana DeGarmo tweeted today that she’d be attending with the cast of Hair)
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Sammy Kershaw Enlists Kellie Pickler, Zac Brown Band for Gulf Recovery Project
Kellie Pickler, the Zac Brown Band and Colt Ford have all signed on to be a part of the ‘sp[OIL]ed’ photo campaign, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting ProtectOur Coastline.org. Created by New Orleans photographer Matthew Arthur and NOLA-based event planner Nicholas Landry, the pictures show the stars with oil on their hands, a testament to the oil still spilling in the Gulf.
Kellie Pickler Fallin’ in Love With Summer Fairs
Kellie Pickler is booked at one of the biggest music festivals in the country, Summerfest, tomorrow night (June 29) in Milwaukee, sharing the bill with the likes of Cypress Hill, Guster, Papa Roach and Weird Al Yankovic. A few weeks later, on July 10, she’ll perform at the Madison County Fair in Madison, Neb., home to about 2, 300 fine Midwestern folks. And she’s satisfied with all of it.
Carrie Underwood Celebrates with ‘Chill’ Vegas Bachelorette Party
Carrie Underwood hit Sin City to celebrate her dwindling single days – but there was no sinning for the engaged country singer.
Underwood, 27, and a group of girlfriends took over a VIP table on the LAVO stage for a bachelorette party on Friday. The singer donned a “Bride-to-Be” sash, and the group wore feather boas from LAVO’s bachelorette goody bag while dancing the night away.
Carrie Underwood’s Las Vegas Bachelorette Party
Joined by a dozen or so friends and family members, Underwood was spotted on Saturday at Lavo nightclub. Wearing a costume tiara, the singer held court in a VIP booth. She and her pals, who were waving around blue feather boas, sipped on Hpnotiq cocktails and stood on the banquette for some dancing.
Underwood and Fisher will reportedly say their I do’s on July 10.
DAVID ARCHULETA: NOT THE ‘IDOL, ’ BUT DEFINETLY NOT IDLE
It has been two years since David Archuleta was a runner up on American Idol, losing out to David Cook. But unlike even those who have won American Idol, such as Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard, and other runner ups such as Justin Guarini and Bo Bice, Archuleta has found much success since he was on Idol.
We caught up with Archuleta, who told us what life has been like for him since he was on American Idol. (Audio)
Photos: Katharine McPhee hosts and sings at Azure Pool
It was a nonstop weekend of fun for singer-songwriter, actress, model and American Idol alumnus Katherine McPhee when she and her husband Nick Cokas checked into the Palazzo. The sultry performer was on The Strip for an appearance at Azure Pool and to host a daytime party to celebrate the launch of Belvedere pink grapefruit vodka. The A.I. Season 5 runner-up is the first guest to kick off the new Stereo Love Saturdays parties.
Randy Jackson: Phoenix House Fun, Dawg!
CWE Media founder Charlie Walk (and wife Lauren) and President of MTV Programming Tony DiSanto are honored by Randy Jackson and Jason Binn at a private residence in Southampton, NY on Saturday (June 26).
The event was a fundraiser for Phoenix House, a non-profit substance abuse service organization that helps people struggling with substance addictions.
Judge Kara DioGuardi’s Top 5 Tips For Working With Hit Songwriters
As the music world becomes more singles-driven, bands that once wrote their own music are now enlisting experienced outside co-writers to craft a radio hit. “American Idol” judge and songwriting powerhouse Kara DioGuardi is credited on more than 100 albums and has either written or co-written hits for Paula Abdul, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Cobra Starship and many more. Here, DioGuardi offers advice on why and how to hire a songwriter, and what it takes to make a collaboration a success.
Ryan Seacrest: The Man Without A Shtick
Still the number one show on TV, Idol, which first appeared in 2002, is a fading comet. Yet it’s just a bullet point on Seacrest’s résumé. With grander ambitions, he has tried to model his career after entrepreneurial broadcasters like Merv Griffin, Dick Clark, Casey Kasem and CNN host Larry King. Seacrest gets $15 million a year from Idol (in a three-year contract he signed with the show’s parent, CKX ( CKXE – news – people )). Radio brings in $15 million (a weekday local and national show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, plus the weekend’s American Top 40 and advertising time he peddles). Comcast ( CMCSA – news – people ) adds $15 million (a daily gossip roundup, E! News, plus celebrity coverage and shows he produces like Keeping Up with the Kardashians). Brand deals with companies like Procter & Gamble ( PG – news – people ) and Microsoft’s ( MSFT – news – people ) search service, Bing, contribute another $5 million. Hosting gigs are good for another $1 million (Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, ABC’s Christmas Parade special and frequent subbing on Larry King Live, among others).