American Idol to be Inducted Into Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame
NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — American Idol, the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning and top-rated FOX primetime series created by Simon Fuller and from producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment (a division of CKX), will be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame. The 21st annual awards dinner, honoring the broadcast industry’s best, is set for Wednesday, October 26, at the famed Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
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Read the press release at PR Newswire
Pia Toscano’s “This Time” featured on an SYTYCD Promo
Pia Toscano Says ‘This Time’ Isn’t ‘Just A Breakup Song’
“The song could pertain to ‘American Idol’ and my journey on the show, ” Toscano told MTV News about the double meaning some fans and critics have found in the empowerment anthem’s lyrics about shaking off a guy (or a voting bloc) who did her wrong. “It’s a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, and it’s not just a breakup song.”
The tune, with a heavy R&B beat and a twinge of twang that might not be out of place in a Carrie Underwood foot-stomper, was written by Ester Dean, who has made similarly smart anthems for Rihanna (“S&M, ” “Rude Boy”) and Nicki Minaj (“Superbass”).
Read more at MTV
‘Idol’ Lee DeWyze Visits Magic Kingdom Park
Guess who popped up at Magic Kingdom Park today? It was “American Idol” season nine champion Lee DeWyze (right), and his girlfriend, actress Jonna Walsh (left), pictured here with Minnie Mouse.
Of course, guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios can see DeWyze anytime at The American Idol Experience, as he’s featured in video elements within the attraction.
See the photo at Disney Parks Blog
Check out who had some fun in Total’s Exclusive Fashion Photo Stand this past weekend! Yup even Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher enjoyed throwing on some props and smiling for the camera! via Facebook
EXCLUSIVE: Constantine Maroulis Will Join Rock of Ages Film
Rock of Ages launched its U.S. tour in Chicago last September an will conclude its run July 24 at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.
The Tony-nominated rocker is keeping the details of his involvement under wraps for now, but told Playbill.com, “Adam Shankman called me and he wants me to be a part of the movie. He always wanted me to be a part of the movie from the beginning, and it’s just been [a matter of] working out what that is. Now, with the tour ending, I can go and do that.”
Read more at Playbill
‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ Launches In U.K. Tonight
“On Air with Ryan Seacrest” is invading the United Kingdom starting tonight, as our daily radio show kicks off across the Real Radio Network of stations in Wales, Scotland, Yorkshire, North West and North East England. The five stations combined reach 2.5 million listeners every week.
Ryan Murphy Talks New FX Show American Horror Story: Everyone Was Freaked Out by the Creature
FX has ordered Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story to series, the network announced Monday.
So what is Horror’s story? Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), a therapist, and his wife Vivien (Connie Britton) move to San Francisco for a fresh start after Ben makes a terrible mistake that fractures his family. But their new house ain’t exactly home sweet home.
Read more at TV Guide
Behind the Breakup: Marc Anthony Had “Jealousy Issues” With Jennifer Lopez
“She tried so hard to make this marriage work, ” says a close friend and colleague to the American Idol star. But apparently, to no avail: “She put up with—and kept putting up with—Marc’s controlling ways, which had been going on for a long time, and she was really trying to make the best of it.”
Indeed, another source with intimate knowledge of the couple’s activities tells us that as of a month ago, J.Lo and Marc were seemingly just as they’ve always been. They were focused on each other and the kids, working together on business-related projects—a reason so many are shocked at the split news.
Read more at EOnline
Darren Criss Recording New Music, No Solo Album Yet
Darren Criss may have been recording new music while in the UK last week, but he’s not recording a solo album just yet, he told HuffPost Celebrity on Friday at LeakyCon, a convention celebrating all things “Harry Potter.”
“I was doing music there, I mean theoretically I am always recording an album just like everyone is always making something, ” he told HuffPost when asked about Twitter rumors sparked by a San Diego Union-Tribune Tweet that revealed he was recording an album. “I happened to be working on music in London. So, sure? But not really.”
Read more at Huffington Post
Lady Gaga, Coldplay Help iHeartRadio Fest Sell Out in Under 10 Minutes
A sold out music festival is a feat in itself; but to sell out in just 10 minutes is a feat the first ever iHeartRadio Music Festival can boast. The two-day concert, taking place in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, sold out within the first 10 minutes of being on sale to the general public this past Saturday (July 16).
The festival is the result of the official launch of the new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s digital radio product.
Read more at Billboard