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Her scariest Idol moment
“During Idol, I really hadn’t been taking great care of myself. You want to forget you’re diabetic for a while, and maybe you don’t watch yourself as well as you should. I ended up getting sick in March, and they told me I was off the show. I wasn’t going to take that. I begged, I screamed, I pleaded. I said, ‘I want to meet with the head honchos. I need this so bad for my kid. I’ll go home if I’m voted off, but not because of this.’ That’s the one time I threw a huge fit, and thankfully, they gave in.”
Michael Johns just finished a shoot for GQ Magazine. He’ll be in the October issue. Michael tweets, “Just finished our GQ photoshoot which comes out in the October issue. Good times with friends.”
Check out scans of Carrie Underwood’s People magazine wedding issue at CMT fan community HERE.
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Pat Monahan films a cameo in the new Kris Allen Video
Pat Monahan of Train tweets a photo of himself with Kris Allen on the set of the shoot for “The Truth” music video. Pat tweets, “Kris Allen and I at the video shoot for THE TRUTH. Great dude! Great singer! Great time! Thanks for including me! Pat”
UPDATE: Lead Actress Cindy Vela reports that the shoot has been canceled tonight due to rainy weather.
Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher: Honeymoon Kiss!
Carrie Underwood and new husband Mike Fisher share a passionate kiss while relaxing on the deck of their overwater suite at Le Tahaa Resort in Tahiti on Monday (July 12).
Read more at Just Jared
Carrie Underwood’s Wedding Shoes – Stuart Weitzman Platform Pumps
We already know what Carrie Underwood wore on her head for the July 10 wedding to hockey player Mike Fisher (check out her pretty Band.do headband!), now we’ve uncovered what she had on her toes.
The 27-year-old singer has on obvious affinity for all things sparkly, wearing a blinged-out tiara and later a headpiece made of vintage brooches, not to mention her huge engagement ring, so it’s no surprise she also added some shiny shoes into the mix.
The bride’s footwear designer of choice? Stuart Weitzman, who designed two similar pairs of peep-toe double platform “Avalon” sling-back pumps for both the ceremony and the reception.
See the photo at AOL
PHOTOS: Carrie Underwood’s Hot Pink Honeymoon BikiniPHOTOS: Carrie Underwood’s Hot Pink Honeymoon Bikini
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher continue to enjoy their South Pacific getaway and RadarOnline.com has the latest photos of the new bride in her hot pink honeymoon bikini.
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What ‘American Idol’ producers REALLY want in a contestant
Sleep is for suckers. Anybody sacked out with their blanket and pillow missed their first big chance to get noticed.
“We tell people this all the time, ” Lynn says. “The minute we see you, we’re about you. If we go out to Broadway tonight, and I see somebody, I’ll say, ‘Come to the audition.'”
The first day of registration — known to the Idol crew as Reg Day One — is ostensibly designed to get everybody signed up for Saturday’s auditions and to get them entered into the system. But Thursday also also provides key establishing shots for next season’s Nashville audition show.
Read more at USA Today
Chris Daughtry announces “September” music video premier Friday on VEVO.com
So she’s not a fashionista. But being limited to a single onstage outfit for the American Idols Live tour did put a damper on Siobhan Magnus’ mash-up style.
“I have to be dressed how I feel or I feel weird, like I’m lying, ” said the 20-year-old Barnstable native who will perform Sunday at Comcast Center in Mansfield.
Magnus said her early idea for an outfit, a dress made of Halloween masks, was rejected for being “too scary.” A plan for platform shoes covered in Barbie heads was also scrapped, but Magnus promises that her lavish tour costume, inspired by the movie “Amadeus, ” will wow her fashion-minded fans.
Read more at the Boston Herald
THE CLAY AIKEN AND RUBEN STUDDARD TOUR!
Former American Idol competitors Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard kick off their summer tour July 23rd in Asheville, NC, and Aiken is excited about reuniting with the former Idol champ. Aiken elaborates on his bond with Studdard, and he sees themselves as a modern day Sonny And Cher. Aiken of course is joking about the Sonny and Cher part, but we get the picture! Here’s what he had to say about working once again with Studdard. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR CLAY AIKEN)
Live Nation shares plunge on poor ticket sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investors sold off shares in Live Nation Entertainment Inc. on Thursday, despite the concert promotion and ticket-selling giant’s bid to overcome a rash of negative press about a weak summer concert season.
Live Nation took its case directly to Wall Street analysts, but midway through the meeting, its shares plummeted more than 16 percent, wiping out some $322 million in market value. The stock recovered somewhat to end the day with an 11 percent decline, down $1.24 at $10.19.
Read more at the Associated Press.
‘Dreamgirls’ producers cancel D.C. leg of ailing tour
Citing disappointing ticket sales, the producers of a national tour of the musical “Dreamgirls” have canceled a planned two-week Washington engagement that was to start at the National Theatre on July 28.
This latest revival of the 1981 musical opened to mixed reviews last November at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. It then went on tour, with a cast that includes a past “American Idol” finalist, Syesha Mercado, as Deena Jones. It still has bookings through the end of the year in such cities as San Francisco, Memphis and Miami. A statement from the production released Thursday said that “the producers hope to bring ‘Dreamgirls’ to Washington at some later time.”
Read more at the Washington Post
NSMT Presents American Idol’s Anthony Fedorov in JOSEPH 8/3-8/22
Bill Hanney’s all new North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues its 2010 season of musicals with the dazzling, family favorite JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT starring American Idol finalist Anthony Fedorov and featuring a chorus of 20 children from the North Shore. JOSEPH opens Tuesday, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 22. Press night is scheduled for Thursday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Read more at Broadway World
Emmy episode entries revealed: Lea Michele, Hugh Laurie, Jim Parsons plus more
It’ll be interesting to see what the reactions of crazed “Glee” fans will be to the episodes chosen by the stars of that hit series. No doubt there will be a chorus of huzzahs over Jane Lynch picking her character’s homage to Madonna, but did Lea Michele hit a sour note picking “Sectionals”? She does have a big, show-stopping musical number — “Don’t Rain on My Parade, ” which she also belted out on the recent Tony Awards telecast. However, many fans believed she might choose the “Glee” pilot instead of “Sectionals.”
Also Chris Colfer and Matt Morrison’s episodes…
Read more at the LA Times