Idol Headlines for 07/17/11

American Idols Live – Top 11 perform at the US Airways Center, Phoenix AZ 7MST/10EDT

Jennifer Hudson performs at the Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL

More Idol appearances at IdolStages

Clay Aiken takes part in a panel discussion at Outfest 2011 with the creator of Drop Dead Diva, Margaret Cho and Lance Bass after the preview screening of the Drop Dead Diva episode in which they all appear. Tickets $13.00

According to reports, Lee Dewyze was at the American Idol Experience finale at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando FL Saturday night.

Tweeted by Jonna Walsh

Chris Daughtry tweets, Gonna start tracking drums next week for the new record! Then we all head to NC to record the rest…We’ll be recording all but the drums at my home studio.”

Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony Split: Signs of Trouble

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced their surprising decision to end their marriage Friday, but there were signs of trouble leading up to the power couple’s split.

Anthony, 42, was conspicuously absent at the star-packed BAFTA Brits to Watch bash in L.A. on July 9. Lopez, 40, brought her mother Guadalupe as her date to meet Prince William and Duchess Kate.

Also noticeably absent at the event? The American Idol judge’s wedding ring.

Read more at US

Adam Lambert reveals Album Details

I have no idea how accurate the translation is of this Adam Lambert interview with the Japanese magazine, In Rock, but reportedly, he talks about his upcoming album, says he’s got around 25 songs recorded so far, and that it should be completed around October. The songs will be more personal and current in comparison to his debut, which was more “out there”–a homage to glam-rock in the 70s, 80s, a love letter to his favorite artists such as David Bowie or Boy George. Adam told fans on twitter yesterday that he’s already has a name picked out for the new album.

Adam Lambert Can’t Beat the NYC Heat

Clearly no fan of the overwhelming summertime weather, Adam Lambert looked as though he was having a tough time bearing the heatwave in New York City over the weekend (July 16).

Not helping the cause, the “American Idol” alum was dressed in a dark-colored ensemble complete with black jeans and matching leather boots as he chatted on his cell phone while placing his hand on his forehead to wipe away the dripping sweat.

See the photos at Celebrity Gossip

David Archuleta arrives in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – “American Idol Season 7” runner-up David Archuleta arrived in Manila Sunday afternoon for his solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum to be held on Monday.

See the photo at abs-cbsnews

Concert to benefit local girl

A concert featuring Jason Castro of American Idol fame will help offset the costs of a trip for a cancer-stricken girl through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Carson City’s Jake Mercer, 16, is helping to organize the fundraiser with classmates at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno.

Read more at Nevada Appeal

Joe McElderry is glad to be ‘out of the X Factor machine’

Joe McElderry: He has escaped ‘the X Factor machine’! Pic: ITV

Popstar To Operastar champion Joe McElderry has confessed that he is “glad to be out of the X Factor machine”.

The Geordie lad admitted that he is relieved to have been offered a new record deal with the Universal label, having being dropped earlier this year by Simon Cowell’s Syco records.

Joe told the Daily Star that his new album would not be an opera album and would probably come out on the Decca label.

Read more at STV

Simon Cowell ‘washes his hands’ of Cheryl Cole after X Factor snub

A source close to the former Girls Aloud singer, who is in Los Angeles on an extended sabbatical, says despite 51-year-old Cowell planning to fly out to the city in the next two weeks, the pair have ‘no plans to meet up either now or in the foreseeable future’.

The source said: ‘They have both moved on with their lives. She hasn’t spoken to him and they have no plans to see each other in America.’

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Read more at the Daily Mail


ITV chiefs hope Cheryl Cole will help her replacement Tulisa Contostavlos at the judges’ houses phase of The X Factor.

The nation’s sweetheart was left without a judging spot on both the US and British shows after her move to America ended in tears.

Read more at the Daily Star

Simon Cowell’s Syco ‘lied’ about Leona Lewis ‘plagiarism’

The X Factor winner unveiled new single ‘Collide’ on Friday, which just hours later was noted as sounding “identical” to the song ‘Fade Into Darkness’ by Swedish DJ Avicii, better known as Tim Berg.

Ministry of Sound threatened to sue Cowell over the track, but Syco responded by claiming that “there is zero legal case to answer”, as the dance artist’s contribution has already been recognized.

“Avicii is already credited as a songwriter on Leona’s song, ” a representative said. “It’s a case of sour grapes from Ministry of Sound.”

However, Avicii hit back at Syco’s assertions on Twitter last night, writing: “To answer everyone, the first time I heard Leona Lewis ‘Collide’ was today. I didn’t produce it and neither me or my manager could approve it.

Read more at Digital Spy

Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest’s Poolside PDA

Showing off her makeup-free gorgeousness, Julianne Hough took a quick dip in the ocean before heading poolside to meet up with her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest in Miami, Florida on Saturday (July 16).

See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip

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