Idol Headlines for 07/24/11

American Idols Live heads to Amway Arena in Orlando, FL. We’re on the East Coast. Tonight’s show begins at 7 pm EDT.

Clay Aiken guest stars in the season premiere of Drop Dead Diva tonight on Lifetime 9 pm

Casey James at the California State Fair, Sacramento, CA
Danny Gokey opens for Taylor Swift at the Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
David Archuleta at the Vo Exhibition Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
Jason Castro at Manogue High School, Reno, NV
More at IdolStages

Idol visit Disney World

The Top 11 are in Orlando FL for a concert tonight. Yesterday, Scotty, Casey and Lauren checked in from Disney World.

Casey Abrams tweeted this photo of himself and Scotty McCreery on the Everest ride

Lauren Alaina’s mom tweeted a pic of Lauren with her brother.

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James Durbin spent his day in Orlando yesterday recording

Guitarist, Eric Friedman tweets:

@IIEROCKII Had a great studio sesh today other than my ProTools crashing & losing vocal tracks? Here’s @JDurbinAI10 at his best! http://img.ly/6zqF

@IIEROCKII Great day with you dude @JDurbinAI10 ?OHHHH YEAHHH!!!

Jordin Sparks – Miley Cyrus – Starkey Gala Pre-Party

Starkey Hearing tweeted this photo of Jordin Sparks with Miley Cyrus at the Starkey Hearing Gala pre-party. The Gala takes place tonight in St Paul, MN.

American Idol Season Ten Tour Interviews in San Jose, California

Fun Facts Gleaned From Interviews With Idol Finalists Durbin, Langone and McDonald
Suite101: What was the most difficult/favorite song style to learn on the TV show?

(James Durbin didn’t have a problem with any of the song styles; he found a way to make them all work for him in a big way).
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Langone: “I wanted to do ‘Stevie, ’ but I had to sing ‘Hello’ by Lionel Ritchie. I didn’t know the song. We all know how that ended up.”

McDonald: “I don’t know if I can choose a favorite. All have special aspects of what I like to do.”

Read more at Suite101

Mandisa sang at Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley Harlan’s wedding yesterday in Pittsburgh

At Christ Church at Grove Farm in Ohio Township, Ms. Harlan’s father, Dave, walked his daughter down the aisle to “Threads of Love” and contemporary Christian singer Mandisa performed the music for the nuptial ceremony. Violinist Christopher Wu, a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted a string quartet accompanied by guitar and piano.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11205/1162710-348.stm#ixzz1T22J5Bxs

The Sunday Conversation: Gladys Knight

So now you’re working on a new album with Randy Jackson? That will be your 39th?

Yes, it’s about somewhere up in there. But I love working with Randy. We did a couple of Grammy albums together, and he was just coming into his own at Universal when me and the Pips came over years and years and years ago. He worked with me and the Pips, then after I did my last thing with him, he worked with me. We just hit it off. We feel the same things and hear the same things. This was before “American Idol.”

Read more at the LA Times

Lea Michele Is ‘Dorothy Of Oz’ In EXCLUSIVE Still

Lea Michele knows there’s no place like home. The 24-year-old “Glee” star is lending her signature pipes to the 3D animated musical “Dorothy of Oz, ” and we have an EXCLUSIVE look at her adorably drawn alter ego!

Produced by Summertime Entertainment and Bonne Radford, Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll, “Dorothy of Oz” will hit theaters in 2012.

See more at MTV

Rachel Berry on the Road – New Glee 3d Promo

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