Idol Headlines for 07/18/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Anti-Buzz: From Kelly Clarkson To Indie-Rock Rappers, In Bigger Than The Sound
Panic! at the Disco’s sophomore LP, 50 Cent’s delayed Curtis and more.

…Blake Lewis’ Yet-Untitled Debut
Why Will It Suck?: Lewis himself describes his first album as “electro-funk-soul-pop, ” and to that end, he’s already lined up a techno guy to produce it (BT) and promises (threatens?) that it’ll feature a beatboxing spot by Doug E. Fresh. Also, given that this is Blake Lewis, one can only assume that there will also be cameos from dude-core greats like 311 and Pepper. Also, throw in “American Idol” buddy/ poor-man’s JT Chris Richardson too. Sounds awful…

Sparks to perform at Arena Wednesday

Glendale’s American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks, will once again sing for her hometown.

The 2007 American Idols Live summer concert tour plays at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Arena. The performance marks Jordin’s first return home since she had two weeks’ vacation to spend with her family in early June, after a whirlwind media tour following her Idol win….


Pair dressed to kill as Emmy comes calling

….Speaking of not catching a break, TV’s biggest hit, Fox’s “American Idol, ” is poised to become the most significant flop in Emmy annals this year. Not only has the show lost out to CBS’ “The Amazing Race” in the reality-competition series grouping for four consecutive years, it has zero statuettes to show for its 22 nominations all told. If it remains winless for three more nominations, “Idol” will tie “The Bob Newhart Show” for greatest Emmy futility. Four more and it stands alone. Stay tuned….

Hollywood Reporter

Westwood singer scores on TV

Robert Hatcher finally sang an entire song on a national TV show, and the judges loved him.

Now his fate is up to …America Got Talent viewers.

The Metropolitan Sewer District worker from Westwood sang Whitney Houston …Run to You on NBC live telecast Tuesday, six months after he was first seen ‘ briefly ‘ on Fox …American Idol……..

The Enquirer

The Gates Are Open At The Merced County Fair

…Tuesday night kids twelve and under get into the fair for free. And at 9pm, former American Idol finalist Josh Gracin will be performing…

Carrie Underwood plans fall CD release
‹Im not gonna try and top the first one, says the former ‹Idol winner

Former …American Idol champ Carrie Underwood will drop the follow up to her debut album, …Some Hearts, on Oct. 23.

The as-yet-untitled release was produced by Mark Bright, who previously worked on seven cuts from Underwood first effort. Bright has also produced albums for Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts.

Underwood co-wrote several of the tracks on her upcoming release, though no song titles have been announced. The blond crooner previously helped write the …Some Hearts cut …I Aint in Checotah Anymore………


The Society of Seven earns standing ovations for 2 shows

…Vocal soloists Lani Misalucha and guest singer Jasmine Trias were excellent. Besides her Celine Dion impersonation, pops and Broadway tunes, Lani went operatic with “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” and brought the house down. Jasmine, Hawaii’s “American Idol” star, has certainly grown up. Like Lani, she was decked out in fabulous form-fitting gowns as she performed “Idol” and Broadway numbers…

Star Bulletin

Little Big Town hits big leagues with CMA Music Fest appearance

…It will even have American Idol people – Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and (in a duet with Reba McEntire) Kelly Clarkson….

Clarion Ledger

Former ‘American Idol’ Semifinalist Weighs In On Miss New Jersey’s Photo Scandal

Early this month, Miss New Jersey Amy Polumbo announced that someone was trying to blackmail her into giving up her crown by threatening to release embarrassing photos posted on her Facebook social networking page. Polumbo admitted that some of photos showed her acting in an unladylike manner, but the Miss New Jersey pageant board decided not to disqualify her because the photos did not feature nudity.

21-year old Antonella Barba found herself in a similar situation while she was a semifinalist during this year American Idol. Although no one was attempting to blackmail Barba, a set of photos that showed her posing provocatively spread throughout the internet, creating some negative publicity for both Barba and the show. American Idol producers decided not to disqualify Barba, but she was eliminated right before the Finals………

Buddy TV