Idol Headlines for 07/25/11

Anwar Robinson performs at The Singers Lounge in New York
Casey James performs at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
More appearances at IdolStages

A rep from Brad Paisley’s Talent Agency (William Morris) tweets that he thinks the Carrie Underwood/Brad Paisley “Remind Me” video will be released this week, “just saw the preview for the video of “Remind Me” @BradPaisley and @CarrieUnderwood. It is amazing and beautiful. Out this week I think.”

Christina Applegate tweets, “its official. I will be a guest judge on SYTYCD august 3rd. I’ve never done anything like this except judging at a county fair when I was 15”

Lauren Alaina tweets, “I just realized @justinbieber follows me. Not gonna lie, thought it was pretty awesome #belieber thanks Justin for making me feel cool haha”

David Archuleta receives a 6x Platinum award from Sony Music in Maylasia

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David Archuleta Doesn’t Do Drugs

Cutie pie David Archuleta arrived in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon and at a press conference several hours ago, he was presented with a plaque marking his six times platinum status by Sony Music Malaysia and a wau as a souvenir.

David expressed sadness at the news of Amy Winehouse’s sudden passing: “I know she’d gone through a lot and she lived a very difficult life but she has made some great music which has made a huge impact on the music industry. It’s sad to see her go.”

Read more at Galaxie Blog

American Idol finalist makes appearance at Celebration of Children

Aaron Kelly moved to Nashville to pursue a singing career after becoming American Idol’s all-time youngest finalist last year, but he still considers Pennsylvania home.

“Being home is so nice, ” the 18-year-old native of Sonestown, Sullivan County, said in a recent interview with The Patriot-News. “I’d like to send a thanks to my fans in the Harrisburg area. Thank you for all of your support.”

Kelly, who also plays guitar and keyboards, was preparing to return to Pennsylvania for an appearance at PECAN Inc.’s Celebration of Children youth talent show at The Forum on July 17. The American Idol Season Nine Top 5 finalist was this year’s recipient of the nonprofit organization’s Arpeggio Award.

Read more at Penn Live

Katharine McPhee – JustJared.com Exclusive Interview!

JustJared.com caught up with Katharine at the event to chat about the film as well as her new musical series Smash!

Katharine even revealed that she originally auditioned for Sara Paxton’s role before getting the role of Beth.

Read more at Just Jared

Idol tour a triumphant return for Lauren Alaina

“Literally, I cannot. I think about it sometimes, and I can’t even talk about it — I start stuttering, and it just blows my mind, ” she said.

Jake Suddeth, the singer’s cousin, said about two dozen family and friends are traveling to Nashville to welcome Lauren home. Until then, dad J.J. Suddeth is celebrating in Facebook posts about his daughter’s new EP, which is available exclusively on walmart.com. The self-titled EP has five tracks, all songs Lauren performed on “Idol, ” and sells for $5.

Read more at Times Free Press

Jordin Sparks on the Starkey Hearing Gala Red Carpet

@starkeyhearing tweeted this photo of Jordin Sparks on the Starkey Hearing Gala red carpet Sunday night in Minneapolis, MN.  Miley Cyrus, Reba McIntyre, Meatloaf, Garth Brooks and President Bill Clinton also appeared/performed.

Q&A: Clay Aiken Talks ‘Drop Dead Diva’

Q: How did you get involved in working on Drop Dead Diva?

Clay Aiken: They had called me a while back, a few years ago to do a different episode and I was not able to do it. I was out of out town and was not able to get to Atlanta.

And when they called again – we had left it open and asked them, you know, to call back at another time and we would be interested. Just the timing didn’t work out and when they called this time, I think they had in mind to, you know, this particular episode. And it was something that I was much more interesting in doing.

Read more at All Your TV

Jennifer Lopez ‘Very Happy’ Celebrating Birthday in Miami

Fresh from her split with husband Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, who turns 42 on Sunday, is living it up in Miami to celebrate her birthday.

On Saturday night, Lopez and her entourage of 16 – which included her mother, sister, manager and stylist – enjoyed a lavish dinner at Scott Conant’s restaurant, Scarpetta, inside the Fontainebleau hotel.

Read more at People

Dolly Dazzles (and Raps!) in Hollywood

Dolly Parton turned Hollywood into Dollywood on July 22-23 as the country icon took over the legendary Hollywood Bowl for two high-energy shows.

Being Hollywood, of course, there were some famous faces in the audience: actor Vince Vaughn, who has caught several Dolly shows over the years; KeKe Palmer, who stars with Dolly in the upcoming movie ‘Joyful Noise’; ‘American Idol’ season three runner-up Diana DeGarmo, who plays Dolly’s character Doralee in the touring company of ‘9-to-5: The Musical’; and Dolly’s real-life goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. Dolly, who appeared on ‘Hannah Montana’ as Miley’s character’s aunt, sang the show’s theme song ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ for her friend.

Read more at The Boot

‘Glee’ Season 3: EP talks Finn and Rachel, Will and Emma

While Falchuk said Finn and Rachel will face obstacles on their road to graduation, he revealed the couple will not be breaking up anytime soon. “That relationship — we’re not interested in breaking them up this year and, at the same time, there’s the challenges of you’re graduating and they’re different kinds of people and where does that take you? I think that’s what we’ll explore with that.”

So what about Will and Emma? “They’ll be getting into it this year, ” Falchuk said. “All the relationships [fans] should feel really comfortable with. We’re not really interested in breaking anybody up this year, but those are all relationships we’re going to get into. Will and Emma definitely, especially in the first ten.”

Read more at Zap2it

‘Glee’ Cast Remembers Amy Winehouse

“She’s paved the way for so many artists, so at least every artist can pay homage to her in some way, ” Ushkowitz told MTV News at Comic-Con 2011. “Hopefully they will, ” she said, adding, “It’s just so tragic: She was so young and so talented.”

Criss said, “She definitely brought back a lot of soul to mainstream, and it’s really unfortunate to see her go, but I think she’ll live on in other artists who will follow [with] the same soul.”

Read more at MTV

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With… “Glee”

If you’re a geeky show (or even a geek-adjacent one) the place to be every July is Comic-Con International: San Diego. And with the success of last year’s press line interviews, we’re braving the unwashed masses once again to snag a few minutes with your favorite stars and creative teams. Day 4 marked the end of Comic-Con as we chatted with the gang behind “Supernatural, ” “Glee” and “Castle.”

Watch videos interviews with Darren Criss, Jenna Ushkowitz & Harry Shum, Jr., Dot-Marie Jones and series producers at yesterday’s Comic Con HERE.

Sir Philip Green owns no stake in Simon Cowell’s Syco

Announcing the formation of the entertainment vehicle, in January 2010, Cowell and Sony said that each would own 50% of the new company. The statement said that Green, the retail magnate behind TopShop, would be “an adviser to Simon Cowell and a shareholder in the company, majority owned and controlled by Cowell, which will serve as the partner with Sony Music”.

However, documents lodged at Companies House earlier this month show that Green does not hold a stake in Syco.

The ownership structure is a far cry from plans outlined by Cowell and Green in 2010. In an interview with GQ magazine the pair spoke of becoming partners in a business that would become a “new Disney”, with merchandising and retail arms.

Read more at the Guardian

Justin Timberlake Goes Incognito as Ernie at Comic Con

There were scores of outlandish costumes and cosplay outfits at Comic Con this past week, but Justin Timberlake may have trumped them all: dressed up as Ernie from Sesame Street.

The perennial jokester, at the San Diego convention to promote his new movie In Time, purportedly strolled around incognito Thursday as the beloved orange-faced children’s character along with Esquire writer Chris Jones, who accompanied him as Bert.

Read more at the Huffington Post

The Glee Crew on Cast Cuts, Series Regular Upgrades and a Big Dilemma for Coach Beiste

First, Glee reveals that it’s graduating (but not dismissing) Rachel, Finn and Kurt, and now… I can’t even bring myself to tell you which other McKinley High mainstay’s future may be up in the air.

What I will say is that it may involve Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr., Darren Criss or Dot Marie Jones, all of whom stopped by TVLine’s interview suite at Comic-Con to talk up the new season and share their own intel about their respective futures on the Fox phenom. Plus find out what Shum and Criss really think about their recent series regular promotions…

Read more at TV Line

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