Bo Bice at Lexington Music Theater in Lexington, MI
Bucky Covington at Buchanan County Fair, Grundy VA
Casey James at RIMAC Field at UCSD in La Jolla, CA
Crystal Bowersox at the Barnstable County Fair, East Falmouth
Danny Gokey opens for Taylor Swift at the Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Josh Gracin at Billy Bob’s, Fort Worth TX
Kristy Lee Cook at Linn County Fair in Albany OR
Nikko Smith at Eastman Park Amphitheatre, Fort Knox, KY
9, 500 audition for ‘Idol’ in S.C.
Wristband. Check. Ticket. Check. What are you going to sing? Uhhhh.
That was the answer some of the 9, 500 hopefuls at the “American Idol” auditions gave when asked what they planned to sing for their 30 seconds in front of the first round of judges.
They either knew the song, and had been rehearsing every chance they got, or would decide when the moment arrived.
Read more at The Sun News
Nikki Reed Is a Die-Hard Fan of Fiancé Paul McDonald
“I’ve never camped out anywhere for anyone, ” the recently engaged actress, 23, told PEOPLE early Thursday morning while greeting fans – some of whom had camped out for days – at San Diego’s Comic-Con. “But I can imagine I would camp out to go see my almost-husband anywhere, so maybe that’s the kind of passion that they feel.”
Read more at People
American Idol star arrives in Vietnam for concerts
He will perform at concerts in the city and Hanoi on July 22 and 24.
“Idol Music Event 2011” will also feature some top Vietnamese singers like Ho Ngoc Ha, Dam Vinh Hung, Ngo Thanh Van, Dong Nhi, Bao Thy, and Noo Phuoc Thinh, and the 2010 Vietnam Idol winner Uyen Linh and runner-up Van Mai Huong.
Hundreds of fans were at Tan Son Nhat Airport with flowers and banners to welcome him. Archuleta, who was dressed simply, was friendly despite his long flight, and waved at the fans. He went straight to the Military Zone 7 Stadium to rehearse for the show tonight.
Read more at Vietnam Bridge
Nicole Scherzinger praises ‘idol’ Abdul
Paula Abdul is Nicole Scherzinger’s “idol”.
She told Now magazine: “I’m a huge fan of Paula. She’s my idol. I get to sit next to her and I just love her so much.
“Everyone on the panel is like family. LA Reid and I, we just love music, and we’re always swagging it out on the side.
Read more at Winnipeg Press
Jennifer Lopez Split ‘Heartbreaking, ‘ Says Choreographer
The last time choreographer Liz Imperio saw Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony together – just two months ago – the pair seemed deeply in love.
“When I heard they broke up, I was shocked, ” says Imperio, who choreographed their sexy Afro-Cuban performance that aired during May’s American Idol finale.
Read more at People
Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off 42nd Birthday Weekend in Miami
Not letting the media spotlight surrounding her sudden split from Marc Anthony dampen her birthday weekend, a glammed up Jennifer Lopez stepped out solo in Miami, Florida on Friday night (July 22).
See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip