Idol Headlines For 06/30/10 – The Evening Edition

Season 7 Top 24 contestant, Luke Menard to Release First Single

Luke tweeted, “i’ll be announcing the release date of my first single soon. it will be sold on ITunes. i co wrote it and its called ‘Starting Line.'”

Luke underwent treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the summer of 2008. His cancer is now in remission.

Fantasia’s ‘Bittersweet’ video: Best of her career? (Yes!)

I can’t stop watching Fantasia’s new video for “Bittersweet” on repeat loop, and I’m not just saying that because today is her 26th birthday or because she remains my all-time favorite Idol. Indeed, while the clip for this gorgeous, old-soul ballad doesn’t break any new ground in terms of storytelling (Fantasia reminisces about an ex-lover) or visual effects (rich, retro lighting prevails), it finds the American Idol season 3 champ at her stylish, classy best — and that’s no small achievement for an amazing vocalist whose look has occasionally been more “gah!” than gahhh-geous.

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Quick Update From Lee DeWyze [VIDEO]

Lee took a moment to make a video for all of his fans (that’s you guys) to tell you what he’s been up to, check it out to see what he has to say!

Lee DeWyze Official

Danny Gokey Is Sponging Off Sugarland’s ‘Incredible Machine’

“At this point in my career, I’ve become a sponge, because I understand the only way to get better is to learn from the people who are the best, ” says the Wisconsin native. “And Sugarland, they’re the best of the best out there. To see their set design, to see their interaction with the crowd, to see how their movements sparks energy; when you get on a stage, you first have to get a thermometer and kind of gauge the atmosphere and watch how they’re doing that. Because each city is different. Each city, not everyone is going to be up on their feet shouting or dancing. Sometimes they’re going to be sitting down. You have to learn how to manipulate and control a show at that point. I’m learning from them and from everyone I can get my hands on and watch.”

The Boot

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Former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks to headline Bay City’s Labadie Pig Gig

BAY CITY — The annual Pig Gig event in Bay City is adding a little Soul Patrol to its concert lineup this August.

Taylor Hicks, the season five winner of American Idol, will perform at 7:11 p.m. Aug. 7 during the Labadie Pig Gig Presented by State Farm in Veterans Memorial Park.

Bo Bice Guests on Animal Radio

(Animal Radio® Newsroom June 30, 2010) American Idol’s second place winner, Bo Bice is guest-hosting the nationally syndicated Animal Radio® show July 10th on 99 AM-FM stations and XM Satellite Radio.

Since topping the charts, musician Bo Bice has been keeping active with tour dates and a new album to benefit flood victims.

Bo travels with his two dogs wherever he goes. He has an English bulldog named “Sally” and a Bagel (Beagle/Basset Hound) named “Gracie.”

Bo refers to his dogs as his children. “I take my children on the road. You can’t say the word ‘bus’ without Sally heading to the door. She loves traveling.”

Animal Radio

Sparks has moved on from ‘American Idol, ‘ and then some

It’s been three years since Jordin Sparks was crowned the youngest-ever “American Idol” winner, but the 20-year-old R&B singer has hardly slowed down.

She’s riding high on her sophomore album, “Battlefield, ” she’s sold more than 9 million singles worldwide, she’s making her Broadway debut next month, has a clothing line, a soon-to-release fragrance and has toured with Jonas Brothers (who share her evangelical Christian values and purity ring).

The Grammy nominee visits San Diego next week for a concert at the House of Blues, and the wholesome, bubbly brunette answered a few questions via e-mail.

North County Times

Don’t Laugh — Ryan Seacrest Is Larry King’s Best Replacement

Seacrest has a curiosity that will serve him well as a talk show host. Even in the most benign interviews, he likes to ask the questions the average viewer would like to know, mainly because, for the most part, he’s still looking at show business from an outsider’s perspective.

Last year, for instance, he interviewed ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen on King’s show. And while the topic was in his wheelhouse and he’d likely gotten to know Allen a bit during the ‘Idol’ season, Seacrest still asked questions about “the Christian vote, ” what Allen’s toughest week was, and why Arkansas doesn’t get a lot of respect.


Julianne Hough Keeps Coy On Ryan Seacrest Rumors


Country singer and “Dancing With The Stars” pro Julianne Hough isn’t making her romantic life public, but she is giving hints that rumors linking her to “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest are true.

When asked Tuesday whether she is dating Seacrest, Hough laughed and said that she wasn’t going to confirm or deny anything. While she answered, Hough looked up and to the right with a coy smile on her face.

Hough went on to say: “Ryan’s great. He’s a really good guy.”

Access Hollywood

‘Glee’ star Jayma Mays talks John Stamos, Smurfs, and her plan to defeat Peter Facinelli and Joan Cusack in an online cookie sale for charity

Ask Jayma Mays about John Stamos playing Emma’s dentist/love interest in Glee‘s upcoming second season and she turns as giddy as we were when we first heard the news. We caught up with Mays yesterday to chat about Stamos, the Smurfs movie she just wrapped last week opposite Neil Patrick Harris, and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a charity for which she’s helping to raise awareness and funds. (So Emma, right?)


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