Idol Headlines for 07/12/11

The release of Pia Toscano’s single has been delayed until later this week, according to Entertainment Weekly. “This Time” was set to be released today. No word on why Universal has moved up the release.

American Idols Live heads to the Oakland Arena in Oakland CA. 7:30 PDT.

Blake Shelton appears on Late Show With David Letterman11:35/10:35c CBS

Jordin Sparks is set to sing the National Anthem at the MLB All Star game, held at the Chase Field in Phoenix.  It airs on Fox at 8 p.m. EDT.

PLUS watch for a 12 minute preview of X Factor set to air right before the All-Star game at 8 pm!

Constantine Maroulis in “Rock of Ages”, Washington DC
Diana DeGarmo in “9 to 5: The Musical”, St. Paul MN
Tamyra Gray in “Twist” Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena CA
Trenyce in “Thriller Live”, London, UK
Via IdolStages

Kelly Clarkson reacts to the recent song leaks, “Well …..I get back in the states from a vacation and somehow like 50 of my songs are leaked on the Internet?! No point in getting angry because there’s nothing I can do so I hope y’all like the music. I can’t wait for everybody to hear my actual finished 5th album! On a side note, Tahiti is one of the greatest places I’ve ever been. It’s so beautiful! I had an amazing vacation and and got to hang with some awesome people! There’s nothing better than dancing, laughing, having a couple drinks, then more dancing, games, and then more laughing.

L.A. Reid at Epic: His First Week on the Job

Doug Morris has yet to actually occupy his newly minted seat as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (word is he’s in Europe until the 15th), but he’s made his presence known via an introductory memo sent to staff on July 6 promising to “begin a new and important chapter in the history of our great company.”

Conversely, new Epic Label Group head Antonio “L.A.” Reid has been almost a regular fixture around the halls of midtown Manhattan’s 550 Madison Ave., but as of end of day Monday July 11, a formal announcement of his arrival had yet to be made.

Read more at THR

Hudson cancellation leaves fans with unwanted ticket

OTTAWA — Beverley Relfe spent nearly $100 to get a ticket just to see Jennifer Hudson at the Ottawa Bluesfest this year, and after the show was cancelled Relfe was the one stuck with the bill.

“I just don’t think it’s on, ” Relfe said. After finding out the July 13 show was cancelled, she contacted ticket sellers to try to get a refund, and was told not only could she not get her money back, but she couldn’t swap the ticket for another day.

Read more at Ottawa Citizen


SIMON Cowell has given himself a “pretty in pink” makeover to look more cuddly. Simon Cowell left fans gobsmacked when he turned up for X Factor USA auditions in a Barbie-inspired cable-knit jumper.

The tough-talking judge, 51, is usually only seen in black, grey or white T-shirts.

His rivals on talent shows such as American Idol and The Voice are popular with the public because they are kinder to the wannabes than acid-tongued Cowell.

Read more at the Daily Star

Beyonce Fired Dad Amid Accusations of Theft, Legal Documents Show (Report)

Mathew Knowles claims Live Nation told the singer that he “had stolen money from Beyonce on her most recent tour” and is denying the allegations.

Beyonce’s belief that her father stole money from her led to his being fired as her manager, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ.

Read more at THR

Rickey Minor interviews Javier Colon Backstage at the Tonight Show

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