Idol Headlines for 07/10/11

Idol Appearances:

Jordin Sparks playing in MLB Taco Bell Celebrity Softball game at Chase field, part of the events connected to Tuesday’s all-star baseball game.  Jordin tweeted a photo. More info HERE. Glee’s Chord Overstreet is also participating.

Constantine Maroulis in “Rock of Ages”, Atlanta, GA
Diana DeGarmo in “9 to 5 the Musical”, Toronto, Canada
Lee DeWyze at Antone’s Nightclub, Austin, TX
Mandisa at Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, IN
Tamyra Gray in “Twist”, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena CA
Trenyce in “Thriller – Live” – London
Via IdolStages

Channel 6 reporter, Kacey Montoya tweeted, “Just met Scotty McCreery’s mom at Rose Garden..she said Scotty will be recording at a studio tomorrow here in PDX anyone know where?”

Thousands head here for ‘American Idol’ tryouts

Don’t sing anything by Adele. Don’t belt out “At Last” or “I’m Going Down.”

Got it? Now you’re ready to audition for “American Idol.”

Waves of would-be Carrie Underwoods and David Cooks will cover the banks of the three rivers this week when the Fox blockbuster reality show holds tryouts here for the first time.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Danny Gokey coming to Manitowoc

MANITOWOC — Season Eight “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Capitol Civic Centre.

Capitol representatives have been keeping mum about his appearance because of contractual stipulations by Summerfest, where Milwaukee native Gokey performed Wednesday, said Lori Kirby, marketing director.

His show is one of five in the Capitol’s Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series.

Read more at HTRNews

PS Mag: From winner to idol

In a somewhat surreal moment for the 28-year-old, she was called back to the Idol stage in May to join one of this year’s contestants, Lauren Alaina, for her finale rendition of Carrie’s hit Before He Cheats.

”She just looked at me in a way that I was like, ‘oh my gosh, this was me when I was on the show and I got to sing with Rascal Flatts’, ” Carrie said. ”I’m singing with her and she’s looking at me like I looked at them. It was just amazing to think that I’ve been doing this for over six years and been all over the place and people know my stuff and now there’s this new generation of country music people coming into our little world that listen to me. It’s a weird feeling, but a good feeling.”

Read more at The Sun

Music legends from the Stones to Bob Dylan call on producer Don Was for expert guidance

Fagenson — the 58-year-old über-producer better known as Don Was — had his ears on a production career from his youthful days in Oak Park, where he studied songs for their sonic nuances and toyed with a primitive sound-on-sound tape machine, giddily layering parts in a kind of lo-fi symphony.

His enthusiasm would eventually earn him some of the most cherished credits in the music business: lead producer on albums by the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson and Elton John.

Now he’s immersed in one of the busiest stretches of his career, fattening up his already thick résumé with new work by Lucinda Williams, Ziggy Marley and TV talent champs Scott McCreery and Michael Grimm, with records on the way from John Mayer, Kris Kristofferson and the Detroit Cobras.

Read more at the Detroit Free Press

‘I’m proof that dreams do come true’: Jennifer Hudson on living the A-list life

Jennifer Hudson, 29, steps out of towering heels and bends to rub her calves. ‘My feet really deserve a break right now – but please do not say that I took off my fancy shoes, ’ she instructs, mock-stern, sinking into a chair in the penthouse suite of her hotel in Mayfair, London. ‘Unless it’s to say that I changed straight into an even higher, fancier pair, OK?’ The smile that then lights up her face makes one thing clear. She may look a million dollars, but she’s perfectly capable of sending up her diva self.

Read more at the Daily Mail

Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks give William and Kate a Hollywood royal welcome as they join a galaxy of stars at Los Angeles Bafta gala

They are some of the biggest stars in the world and are treated like the Hollywood version of royalty.

But Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and Nicole Kidman were among the A-listers having to take a back seat to the star power of true royals The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening.

They joined a slew of celebrities from film and television at a special Bafta Brits to Watch gala which took place at the Belasco Theatre in the Downtown area of Los Angeles.

See the photos at the Daily Mail

It didn’t have the Rex Factor: Simon Cowell chucks out Paula Abdul’s chihuahua from U.S. talent show

First Cheryl Cole was unceremoniously sacked fromX Factor USA.

Now Simon Cowell has dismissed a dog belonging to fellow judge Paula Abdul – because it was eating more expensive restaurant meals than he was.

Tulip the Chihuahua would regularly join Simon and Eighties singer Paula for gourmet dinners at the end of a day while on the road filming auditions.

Read more at the Daily Mail

Joe McElderry: ‘I Just Hope Simon Cowell is watching’

X Factor winner turned Popstar to Operastar contestant Joe McElderry has said he hopes Simon Cowell will be watching tomorrow night’s finale of the singing competition.

McElderry is in the finale against Bucks Fizz singer, turned presenter, Cheryl Baker and the odds are in his favour to win. Joe McElderry won The X Factor in 2009 beating Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon and while he initially found success in the charts he later struggled and was dropped by Simon Cowell’s record label. Now McElderry has bounced back appearing on Popstar to Operastar and signing a new record deal.

Read more at ATVToday

Witnesses: Hines Ward Didn’t Look Drunk to Us

Witnesses at two different Georgia bars tell TMZ … they spotted Hines Ward just hours before he was arrested for DUI … and they all say the “DWTS” champ showed no signs of being drunk.

TMZ spoke with employees and patrons at two places — Oasis Gentleman’s Club and Bucket Bottle Bar & Restaurant.

A witness at Oasis (an establishment where young ladies work to put themselves through nursing school) tells TMZ … Hines was not drinking heavily, did not want to be bothered, and seemed genuinely “disinterested.” The witness said Ward was only there from 9-10:00 PM

Read more at TMZ

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