Idol Headlines for 06/30/10

David Archuleta to Appear on “Ariel and Zooey’ show

David Archuleta will be a guest star on a brand new kids’ TV show called Ariel & Zoey (Eli, too). The show is set to air in September but a segment with David has already been pre-taped. You can see a small snip of David being interviewed by Ariel, Zoey, and Eli in this trailer for the show, at the 0:38 through 0:52 marks.

More about Ariel and Zooey at their website HERE.

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EXCLUSIVE: America’s Got Talent’s Piers Morgan Set To Replace Larry King

Former British newspaper editor turned TV personality Piers Morgan is close to finalizing his deal to replace iconic talk show host Larry King, has exclusively learned.

Morgan, one of three judges on NBC’s top-rated reality TV show
America’s Got Talent, has been negotiating with CNN for weeks and the $10 million deal is all but inked, according to a source familiar with the situation.


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Matt Giraud to perform with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Taste of Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO — “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will team up to perform at the 25th annual Taste of Kalamazoo.

The Taste will be held from July 22-24 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place.

Giraud and the KSO, which will be celebrating its 90th anniversary season with summer concerts and more events beginning in the fall, will play at 9 p.m. July 24 at the Taste.

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Katharine McPhee helped assemble 150, 000 meals at the “Target Party for Good” on June 29, at Basketball City – Pier 36 – South Street, as part of the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. The meals will be donated to the Food Bank For New York City to help feed New York City families in need this summer.

Jordin Sparks gives DFW kids a note of praise for their work

DALLAS — She is an American Idol, and on Tuesday, she became a North Texas idol as well.

Jordin Sparks, who won the popular TV competition in 2007 when she was only 17, invited two teams of elementary school students from the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee’s SLANT 45 initiative to a sound check at the House of Blues, where she performed Tuesday night.

Sparks chose the Fort Worth and Frisco teams to represent the dozens of projects that kids have adopted as part of SLANT 45, which encourages young people to give back to their community.

“Thank you for coming out, ” she said from the stage. “This is going to be a lot of fun, and I am so excited and happy you came.”


Larry King Wants to Pass Torch to Ryan Seacrest

With Larry King announcing his departure from “Larry King Live, ” resumes are surely to be flooding into the CNN offices for the vacant seat. The retiring host told guest Bill Maher on Tuesday’s show that he hopes Ryan Seacrest’s name is in the mix.

Upon being prompted by Maher to come forth with a recommended successor, King replied, “I can’t be objective because I don’t know his feelings, his interest in politics. But Ryan Seacrest…He is curious. He is interesting. He is likable.”

King did stress his concern that he was unsure where Seacrest stands in political awareness. The “Larry King Live” show welcomes guests from all sorts of headlines, political and entertainment. “If he has a great interest in politics, I would recommend him, ” asserted King.


Host Ryan Seacrest Commemorates AT40 Milestone with Casey Kasem Tribute and Announcement of the Top Artist of the Last 40 Years

Premiere Radio Networks is proud to announce that this weekend marks the 40th anniversary of American Top 40 – the most famous countdown show in radio history. As part of the special anniversary weekend, AT40 host Ryan Seacrest will commemorate the milestone with a tribute to the show’s creator and original host Casey Kasem, as well as announce the top artist of the last 40 years. In addition to counting down the current top 40 songs, Seacrest will revisit some of the greatest moments over the last four decades and recognize artists with amazing achievements in music.

The anniversary celebration will continue online with the re-launch of this weekend. Serving as a one-stop shop for AT40 fans, the new site will feature pop culture, entertainment, music and fashion news; artist bio pages, including songs, chart history and on-air interviews; current and archived charts with direct links to iTunes; photo galleries and much more.

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Mario Lopez, Gilles Marini, Kristi Yamaguchi, et al. to Be Rotating Co-Hosts for Ballroom with a Twist Tour

Kristi Yamaguchi, Gilles Marini, Evan Lysacek, Mario Lopez and Sabrina Bryan will serve as rotating hosts for a 14-city tour of Ballroom with a Twist, to launch with a performance on July 14 at the Clayton Opera House in Clayton New York. Dancing with the Stars’ Louis van Amstel has conceived and directed the production.

The company for the tour will feature Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Jonathan Roberts & Anna Trebunskaya along with an ensemble of dancers from shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, High School Musical – The Movie, Dance Your Ass Off, and Dancing With The Stars.Vocals will be provided by American Idol alumni David Hernandez and Trenyce.

Simon Cowell plans party to show love for fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy

If you’d mentioned the words dinner party to Simon Cowell a few years ago he’d have ­shuddered at the idea.

But now the millionaire is so head over heels in love he’s throwing his first ever couples-only supper to show his affection for fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy.

The domestic U-turn came as Cowell and Mish, 37, were reunited after six weeks apart.

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