Idol Headlines for 07/17/10

The blog, Kris Allen France has posted some photos that are reportedly from Kris Allen’s aborted music video shoot on Thursday. You can see the gallery HERE. There’s a girl, a bed, a trunk and a piano! Wonder what’s going on?  Rain canceled part of the shoot–it’s rescheduled for the beginning of next week.


‘Idol’s taking over Nashville!’

It’s Saturday morning, 5:30 a.m., in Nashville. At 5th Avenue and Broadway, the streets are packed for a full block in three directions. “I hear they’re about at capacity, ” a guard standing near by one of the barricades says, referring to the size of the Bridgestone Arena, which seats about 19, 000 people.

Randee Reed, 23, a bill collector from Cleveland, Tenn., and Frederick Steinhauser, a 24-year-old full-time student from Clyde, Ohio, are at the front of the line — you can tell, because they’re standing right behind a banner that says, “FRONT OF LINE” — having waited all night outside the arena.

“Amazing turnout, ” Patrick says. He’s not sure if his crowd will break 20, 000 — “we’re still registering people, ” he says, adding, “We’re running out of real estate.”

The Idol auditions are going down in Nashville today. Brian Mansfield from Idol Chatter will be covering it all day. Check it out HERE. Read more HERE.

According to Brian, Shelby Dressler is auditioning again, and plans to relocate to Nashville soon.

More Headlines after the JUMP…

Carrie Underwood’s Honeymoon Heat

New pics have surfaced of Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike Fisher on their honeymoon, having a hot time to say the least!

The couple jetted off to Tahiti’s Le Taha’a Resort (over-water suites go for $2, 000 a night) following last week’s wedding in Georgia—a romantic affair that featured pink lighting, flower balls, ribbon and sparkles, according to the singer.

Read more at EOnlline

Carrie Underwood: Bikini Honeymoon Pics!

Carrie Underwood wears her favorite pink bikini again while honeymooning with husband Mike Fisher on Wednesday (July 14) in Tahiti.

On an exclusive South Pacific Island, the happy couple soaked in the sun outside their ocean-front beach hut.

Read More at Just Jared

Ex-‘American Idol’ Jason Castro Guests on ‘The Bold & the Beautiful’

Jason Castro, who so memorably performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the seventh season of “American Idol, ” will guest star on “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Castro will perform “Love Uncompromised” from his self-titled debut album, which was released in April by Atlantic Records.

On July 29 and 30, the fourth-place “American Idol” finalist will appear in scenes with Hope (Kim Matula) , Oliver ( Zack Conroy) and Aggie (Sarah Joy Brown) as Oliver attempts to romance Hope back into his life after a terrible misunderstanding tore the two young lovers apart.

Read more at EOnline

LV MUSIC: Another ‘American Idol’ finalist to play Musikfest

Allison Iraheta finished two places behind Adam Lambert on the 2009 edition of “American Idol, ” and now she’ll play two places ahead of him at Musikfest.

Iraheta 18, has been added to the lineup of Lambert’s Aug. 13 show at the downtown Bethlehem festival’s main RiverPlace stage. The show also will have supporting act Orianthi.

The festival also announced that folk singer-songwriter Elvis Perkins will open for Norah Jones’s show Aug. 7.


Elliott Yamin American Idol – StarCam Interview

Read more at Starcam

Scott Brown boos Bravo over Kathy Griffin’s quip

Sen. Scott Brown blasted off-color comic Kathy Griffin and the Bravo network yesterday after the Hollywood D-Lister called the senator’s daughters “prostitutes” on her TV reality show.

“People can call me any name they want, but families are off limits, ” the junior senator told the Track. “I love my daughters, Ayla and Arianna, very much, and any parent would be proud to have them as children. Kathy Griffin and Bravo ought to be ashamed of themselves.”

Read more at the Boston Herald

Melissa Etheridge, on the road again

Q. Do you think it’s easier for artists now?

I would like to hope so. The difficulty lies inside them. How much are you willing to not be like everybody else and still insist that your art is good enough, and that people want to hear it no matter where you come from? It starts inside you. I think Adam Lambert, he’s kind of, “Hey, this is what I am.” You can feel the tentativeness in it, and I understand that. But if the music is good, it relates past that.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer

Jane Lynch ‘does something’ cool: Hosting VH1’s ‘Do Something’ Awards on Monday

In the race to be the coolest person on the planet, Jane Lynch is racking up another 150 points — and pulling away from the pack — by hosting the 2010 Do Something Awards this Monday night on VH1. The show, which will feature performances by Lifehouse, Natasha Bedingfield, and Travie McCoy with Bruno Mars, honors young people, celebrities, and organizations who work toward social change in their communities and beyond; at the end of the telecast, one of five nominees (listed below) will win a $100, 000 grant to help them continue these charitable works.

VH1 Do Something Awards ‘Blood Donor’ from Post Millennium on Vimeo.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Knee surgery for Jedward twin after fall at T4 music festival

JEDWARD twin Edward Grimes will go into hospital next week to have an operation on his damaged knee.

And he reckons brother John will steal all his grapes.

The 18-year-old has been recovering after injuring his leg at the T4 on the Beach festival at the beginning of the month.

The X Factor star was rushed to hospital after toppling over on-stage. He twisted his knee and tore ligaments in the fall and now faces surgery to correct the damage.

Read more at the Daily Record UK

To replace Larry King, Britain offers its least edgy talk-show host

If Piers Morgan’s autobiography The Insider is to be believed, then Tony Blair has a future as a soothsayer. “You should go into TV full time, ” the British Prime Minister told the then-just-sacked editor of The Mirror newspaper in 2004, and added, “I think you interview very well.” And lo, six years later, it looks like that prophecy might come to pass, as Morgan is now tipped to fill Larry King’s chair at CNN. Too bad Blair wasn’t as prescient about the Middle East.

Is Morgan, in fact, “very good at interviewing?” Well, that depends on how you feel about Barbara Walters’s skills, since Morgan fulfils a similar role in British culture – he’s the one who gets celebrity tear ducts flowing. And when he does, the headlines follow.

Read More at the Globe and Mail

Nicole Scherzinger returns to X Factor judging panel for boot camp as Cheryl Cole recovers from malaria

With Dannii Minogue’s pregnancy and subsequent birth and Cheryl Cole’s battle with malaria, this year’s X Factor has been thrown into chaos.

After managing to get through the live auditions with the help of various celebrity guest judges, TV bosses have asked Nicole Scherzinger to return for the boot camp session next week after Mrs Cole was deemed to ill to return.

The Pussycat Dolls singer, 32, will join Simon Cowell, 50, and Louis Walsh, 57, at the boot camp auditions next Thursday after previously appearing alongside them at the Manchester auditions last week.

Read more at the Daily Mail UK

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Changes Unsigned Singer Christina Perri’s Life

“So You Think You Can Dance” is renowned for featuring some of the coolest music on reality TV–helping popularize artists like OneRepublic, Adele, Sam Sparro, Roisin Murphy, Goldfrapp, and even Lady Gaga (whose first televised U.S. performance was on “SYTYCD” Season 4). And the latest “SYTYCD” success story is songstress Christina Perri, whose breakup ballad “Jar Of Hearts” catapulted into the Billboard charts after it was stunningly featured on the show.

Read more at Reality Rocks

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ exit interview: Ashley talks injury, love, and her status on the show (‘I never really got asked to come back next year

She might not have been an early favorite, thanks to a criminal lack of screen time, but So You Think You Can Dance‘s Ashley Galvan slowly crept her way into contention — until a fractured rib kept her from advancing further in the competition. Shortly after leaving the show, the contemporary dancer rang up EW to talk about her injury, whether she’ll be coming back next year, and of course, reveal the lucky fella she’s in love with.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

The Plan to Reinvent King’s Show

And Neil may be right. CNN is surely hoping for more interviews like the one Morgan had with Gordon Brown earlier this year. He persuaded the then beleaguered Prime Minister to appear onto his sparse set and got him to discuss the tragic death of his and his wife’s first child, Jennifer. Even if it didn’t change the election, it was the TV moment of the year and a powerful performance for the usually dour Mr. Brown.

While nothing is official yet, a source close to the deal says that it’s only a matter of days after months of negotiations before everything is finalized. The appeal of Morgan, says a source, is that the former editor is not going to be a new Larry King, but will instead want to create a show that brings US audiences the forensic, thoroughly researched approach of his interview show in the UK, which features a markedly sparse set and often family members in the audience (most notably when Sarah Brown was seen crying during the Gordon interview). This will be a marked contrast to King who famously skimps on preparation for his encounters. Michael Hirschorn, owner of Ish entertainment and contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, agrees that “Piers Morgan can interview people, and the thing that he also does have is access, in terms of able to ring people up and get them on.”

Read more at the Daily Beast

Katharine McPhee talks to Greta Van Susteren on FOX about her work with “Feeding America”

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All the Details of Carrie Underwood’s Two Custom Monique Lhuillier Wedding Gowns

No fairy tale is complete without a dress fit for a princess! And in the case of Carrie Underwood‘s ultimate story book wedding, to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher, make that two dresses both custom-created by designer Monique Lhuillier. “[Carrie] wanted something grand and magical. She wears evening gowns all the time but this had to be really special, ” Lhuillier tells PEOPLE. For Carrie’s trip down the aisle, Lhuillier designed a one-of-a-kind, drop waist, custom ballgown–complete with a corseted bodice made of Chantilly lace and covered in silk flowers and crystals. The gown–which took over 400 hours to create!–was cinched with a blush pink sash and topped with a chapel-length circular veil encrusted with clear and pink crystals.

Read more at People

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