The American Idols Live tour heads to the UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
David Archuleta at Military Zone 7 Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Blake Lewis at See Sound Lounge, Seattle, WA
Bucky Covington at Pennsboro Speedway, Pennsboro, WV
Kellie Pickler at Fun Fest Kingsport, TN
Lee DeWyze at Campus Maritus Park, Detroit, MI
Matt Giraud at Taste of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
Nikko Smith at Pinch Penny Pub, Carbondale, IL
Tim Urban at Schlesinger’s Steak House, New Windsor, NY
Appearances via Idol Stages
Nigel Lythgoe battles it out with SYTYCD fans on twitter last night. I love his timeline! Read it HERE. At issue–the judges are still choosing who goes home at Top 10, when in the past the viewers took over.
Via @IdolsNow: SCOTT MacINTYRE to write his autobiography, “By Faith, Not By Sight” for publisher Thomas Nelson, Inc. Scheduled for May 2012 release.
Mood’s getting ugly at Epic
“X Factor” judge L.A. Reid isn’t pulling any punches about becoming music’s next Mr. Nasty, supposedly joking, as new CEO of Epic Records, that the label should be scrubbed of “ugly people.”
Sources say Reid, who started on July 11, allegedly told label executives shortly after, “I don’t want no ugly people working here; I only want good-looking people.”
Read more at the New York Post
American Idol Season 11 auditions take place today in Charleston, SC. More information at AmericanIdol.com
Seacrest welcomes 10, 000 for American Idol auditions
The Holy City could launch the career of the next American Idol.
At least 10, 000 people showed up Friday morning to audition for the popular television show. Even the show’s host, Ryan Seacrest is in town for the big day.
Auditions for the hit show began at 8 a.m. and the lines are wrapped around the block. Those auditoning were let inside the coliseum for a break from the heat while they waited in line.
Ryan Seacrest – Fox 5 Atlanta
‘American Idol’ holds North Charleston auditions
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WACH, AP) — The American Idol crowd is ready and waiting. Thousands of “Idol” hopefuls started lining up early Friday morning outside the North Charleston coliseum.
“American Idol” scouts are traveling to North Charleston to see if the country’s next aspiring pop star is a South Carolinian.
Read more at Midland Connect
Nikki Reed’s Peeps Put the Kibosh on Wedding Talk
But after finishing their meals, Nikki and crew hit the bathroom quickly and, as they were prepping to leave the lounge, a reporter approached the ladies, asking for a few Q’s with Nikki.
Nikki immediately smiled and nodded and, surprisingly, her publicist agreed, saying “You can ask one question.”
The reporter responded, “OK then, I’ll go for the big one. Have you started planning…”
And with that, the publicist smacked his tape recorder and grabbed Nikki, complaining about her oh-so-important time with total be-yotch bravado as she dragged her client out.
Read more at EOnline
Interview: Backstage with American Idol’s Stefano Langone
How has the tour been going so far?
The tour’s been going great. We’re getting some great reviews. Just trying to establish myself as one of the top-notch performers. Everything’s been working out.
After the tour wraps up in September, what’s next for you?
It’s all about who you know. It’s about making real music. It’s all about the music for me. Keep on writing, collaborating, and make a real good album. I’ve made some great connections. I was one of the only Idols that stayed in L.A. to work. I’ve been workin’, and workin’, and workin’, and it’s been paying off. It’s about making that album, and getting a good sound out.
Read more at SeattlePI
David Archuleta plays piano while waiting at Press Event
Katharine McPhee and David R. Ellis on How Shark Night is Like Arachnophobia and The Birds
A creature feature about co-ed victims that isn’t rated R or gratuitous — what kind of horror movie is this, you may ask? “I think people are jaded these days, ” said McPhee. “They think anything that’s scary has to be loaded with nudity or bad language. I think that’s so uncreative, and it’s also so predictable.”
Read more at Movieline
Jordin Sparks loves her sports
espnW: ESPN is using your new single, “I Am Woman, ” as the soundtrack for its WNBA promos in July. What was your response when you first heard about this?
JS: I looked at my friend and I said, “Reeeeeally?!?!?!?” When I got the song, one of my first thoughts was, “Women’s shows, sports and this song go hand in hand.” I’m so excited they’re using it.
Read more at ESPN
How Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ Has Become a Crossover Adult-Radio Hit
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” is proving to have staying power. After peaking at No. 31 in a 26-week chart run from November through May, the collaboration returns this week to the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 48.
Read more at Billboard
Caught in the Act!
Adam Lambert was quite the doting uncle during a family dinner at Kittichai in New York with his brother, Neil, his sister-in-law and their baby. The relaxed group took over a corner table, but Lambert was especially focused on his nephew, entertaining him throughout the meal. Says an onlooker: “It was really sweet.”
Read more at People
Live at So You Think You Can Dance: Top 10 Drops Two in a Tear-Filled Elimination
Even though the top 10 gave it their all on Wednesday’s performance show, there wasn’t enough love from America to keep Clarice Ordaz, Mitchell Kelly, Ricky Jaime and Jordan Casanova safe for another week. While the audience gasped when Ricky was sent to the bottom four, no one seemed more shocked than Jess Leprotto, who was speechless walking offstage after he was deemed safe.
Read more at EOnline
Behind the Scenes of the Moves Like Jagger video
Featuring Christina, Adam Levine, Mick Jagger.
‘SYTYCD’: Mary Murphy on judging with Neil Patrick Harris and her one great regret
Well, I’m the first one to admit that Sasha should have been on the hot tamale train. I had every intention. It was even in my own notes. But sometimes when you are up there, things happen and you get carried away, and I wanted her to know that I felt she was an all-star in my mind and every bit as good as Twitch. When I look back on past seasons, that will be one of my regrets, and I hope to tell her so. I felt that routine and their chemistry was so hot it was getting close to an X rating. Props to choreographer Christopher Scott for a memorable routine.
Read more at EW
The Cat Deeley Guide to Hosting a Reality TV Show
With Project Runway starting up again next week, hosted by the stilted-yet-weirdly charming Heidi Klum, and new X Factor host Steve Jones hoping to help Simon Cowell’s new singing competition squash American Idol, here’s a look at what the effervescent Deeley does best, a de facto guide to what makes a good reality TV host:
Read more at The Atlantic