Idol Headlines for 07/08/11

The American Idol 10 Top 11 perform at the Comcast Arena in Everett WA (Stefano hometown show!)
Bo Bice performs at Lincoln Way Central High School, New Lenox, IL
Carrie Underwood performs at Hickory Hill Lakes at Ft. Loramie, OH
Constantine Maroulis in “Rock Of Ages” Atlanta GA
Diana DeGarmo in “9 to 5: The Musical” Toronto Canada
Josh Gracin performs at the Uncle Sam Jam, Woodhaven MI
Kellie Pickler performs at Hodag Country Festival, Rhinelander, WI
Lee DeWyze performs at Brewster Street Icehouse, Corpus Christi TX
Tamyra Gray performs in “Twist”, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena CA
Via IdolStages

American Idol auditions take place at Petco Park in San Diego, CA

More information about today’s auditions can be found at  HERE.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood talk about their duet “Remind Me”


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Scotty McCreery on the road with ‘Idols’ tour

We caught up with McCreery, whose new single is “Out of Summertime, ” in Los Angeles just as rehearsals were wrapping up.

Q: I’ll never forget when they put you in a room with Lady Gaga.

A: You only saw half of what she said to me. That was rough.

Q: Do you have anything you want to say to Jack Black after you neglected to hug him after you won the competition?

A: I honestly did not even see him. I just went down into the audience to hug the six people that I came with, but then I went on Twitter and saw that everyone was saying I dissed Jack Black. I thought, “What the …?” So I went back and watched it and saw he wanted a hug. So if I saw him now, I would give him a big old bear hug.

Read more at SFGate

‘American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard coming to Huntsville to perform disaster relief concert

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – Ruben Studdard of Birmingham, the 2003 “American Idol” winner, is performing July 31 in a concert to help victims of the April 27 tornadoes.

Studdard, who attended Alabama A&M University, is performing at the Sports Vision Restaurant, 4701 Meridian St., from 6-10 p.m. Tickets prices will be announced.


Constitution Week Celebration Features David Archuleta as Headliner

This September, Gilbert’s Constitution Week USA celebration will mark its 10th anniversary, with an event that will be bigger and better than ever, featuring American Idol David Archuleta as the headliner.

On Saturday, September 17, the Constitution Week USA celebration starts at 6 p.m. at this year’s new venue, the Gilbert Civic Plaza/Town Square at 50 E. Civic Center Drive in Gilbert. Attendees are asked for a donation of $2/person or $10/family.

Read more at Arizona Beehive

Ryan Seacrest to bring his nightly US radio show to British listeners

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is bringing his US radio show to Britain.

The Real Radio Network will broadcast On Air with Ryan Seacrest every ­weeknight from July 18.

Former singer Seacrest, 36, said: “It’s a thrill for me to bring the show to the UK, a nation rich in arts and culture.

“It’s exciting to expand our reach and I’m ­confident we will learn and grow.”

Read more at The Mirror

Ruben Studdard hands out supplies to tornado victims

TUSCALOOSA | An “American Idol” reached out to about 200 local families on Thursday to offer help in the wake of the April tornadoes.

On Thursday, the GMC Uplift Someone America Tour came to Tuscaloosa with “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and others helping distribute food and toiletries.

GMC partnered with Comcast in Tuscaloosa and the nonprofit organization Feed the Children to sponsor the event, which was held at the Salvation Army center at McFarland Mall. University Church of Christ and the Salvation Army had volunteers on hand to distribute boxes of supplies. Each family received two boxes, which included nonperishable foods and toiletries, plus bottled water.

Read more at Tuscaloosa News

Fantasia’s Mahalia Jackson Movie Invited to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival

The biopic of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson has yet to start shooting and already there’s great news about the project. According to Hip Hop Wired, the film, starring Fantasia Barrino as Jackson, has been invited to be screened at the famed Cannes Film Festival.

Read more at BET


Air Date: Friday, July 08, 2011
Time Slot: 8:05 PM-8:35 PM EST on DISNEY

Starring are Selena Gomez as Alex Russo, David Henrie as Justin Russo, Jake T. Austin as Max Russo, Jennifer Stone as Harper Finkle, Maria Canals-Barrera as Theresa Russo and David DeLuise as Jerry Russo.

Guest starring is Andy Kindler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) as Chancellor Rudy Tootietootie, Nick Roux (“Lemonade Mouth”) as Chase, and Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) as Keith Keith.

Read more at The Futon Critic

Live at So You Think You Can Dance: Dehydration and an Elimination, Oh My!

“We didn’t take into account the couples, ” Nigel said. “We look at the three girls, choose the girl and look at the guys and don’t think they’re a couple. We just choose a guy. It’s never worked out like this this before, [but] all of a sudden it’s couples going every week. I think Chris does a great solo all the time, but it’s not just about doing the solo, it’s how you get on with the piece in the competition. Next week is the final time these couples are going to dance together, then they are going to be separated. It’s going to be interesting to see who America follows with their vote.”

Read more at EOnline

‘SYTYCD’: Nigel Lythgoe confident Lady Gaga will perform after judging

“Gaga is definitely coming, ” executive producer and head judge Nigel Lythgoe told reporters after the July 7 results show. “She is coming.”

No, no date is set for Gaga yet, but Lythgoe assures us that we’ll see her before season’s end.

Whether Gaga will be flattering or critical will be up in the air until her episode, but one thing Lythgoe thinks is a given is whether or not she’ll perform. “I don’t think I’ll be able to stop her from doing a number, ” he says.

Looking ahead to the July 13 and 14 episodes, “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson will sit in on the judges table, while future “X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger is scheduled to perform.

Read more at Zap2it

Javier Colon on The Tonight Show

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