Idol Headlines for 07/30/11

Idols Live rolls into the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN 7 pm CDT

The Voice Top 8 performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV

Andrew Garcia at Barnes Park Amphitheatre, Monterey Park, CA
Bo Bice at Shelby County Fair, Sidney, OH US-OH Sidney Shelby County Fair
Bucky Covington at Six Flags, Arlington, TX
Casey James at Santa Fe Station, Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Fantasia at Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL
Jordin Sparks at Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island BS
Kellie Pickler at Wayne County Fair, Wayne NE
Nikko Smith at River City Casinos, St. Louis, MO
Sanjaya Malakar at Times Square Arts Center, New York, NY
Tim Urban at Fire Barn, Bartlett, IL
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Scotty McCreery Backstage on Idol Tour

American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery gets casual backstage in Charloote before an Idol On Tour performance. Jacob Lusk also appears in this interview with Bill West of Charlestonapos;s Country station WEZL

Country Countdown USA tweets, “Scotty McCreery just did some radio interviews backstage at the Nashville arena before tonight’s Idol concert.

Casey Abrams on IBD

Finding ways to talk publicly about ulcerative colitis is challenge, but Casey Abrams is becoming adept at it.

“You have to inch around the bathroom thing, ” says the American Idol finalist, who was diagnosed with the condition two years ago in college. In the above interview, Casey talks about getting diagnosed with the disease, how it flared up during his run on Idol and how he manages his condition on the American Idols Live tour.

Read more at IdolChatter

Contigo en la Distancia – Julie Zorrilla

Taylor Hicks tweets, “AT-T In Store for the Colorado State Games!!

Heidi Klum tweeted, “It’s hot hot hot in Ibiza and my husband and I just ran into @ryanseacrest !!” Heidi is married to musician Seal

Judge backs Lopez over home video row with ex

LOS ANGELES — A US appeal court sided with superstar Jennifer Lopez in a privacy dispute with her ex-husband over the use of the former couple’s home videos.

The singer and actress, who annnounced last week that she was splitting from actor husband Marc Anthony, is seeking $10 million from her ex, Ojani Noa, and writer Ed Meyer.

Lopez says the video footage, which is not of a sexual nature, contains private information about her and her relationship with Noa, whom she married in 1997 but divorced 11 months later.

Read more at AFP

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and Mismatched Celebrity Couples: Why They Wed

Marc Anthony’s pallor reminds some people of a corpse. His skin tone and sunken cheeks have inspired unfavorable comparisons to Skeletor and a diabolical B-movie villain. But the man’s problem isn’t sex appeal—he is, after all, a Grammy-winning tropical salsa singer—so much as his proximity to beautiful women. Think about it: first, he marries a Puerto Rican actress whose good looks earned her the title Miss Universe. Then, in 2004, he weds Jennifer Lopez, just a girl from the Bronx who also happens to be People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World.
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So with his split from Lopez this month, Anthony walks away from not only seven years of marriage, but also membership in a surprisingly large club: celebrities savaged for being “ugly” compared with their mates.

Read more at the Daily Beast

NBC’s The Sing Off Expands, But Won’t Go Live

Production began this week on NBC’s a capella competition The Sing-Off, which is being pre-taped over the next few weeks to air this fall.

Telegdy says there are a capella groups that now organize specifically for the series, and that past contestants are now forming other groups. In one example, Jeremy Lister — a tenor for last season’s second-place Sing-Off finisher, Street Corner Symphony — has now formed a new a capella group for The Sing-Off and is serving as its musical director.

On Thursday, The Sing-Off’s season premiere episode was taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., as the first eight groups performed in front of judges and a live audience. The other eight groups were set to compete Friday night for episode two.

Read more at TV Guide

‘Glee’: Dot-Marie Jones Learned of her Emmy Nom from Co-Star Max Adler (Videos)

After nearly 20 years in the business, Glee’s Dot-Marie Jones learned she’d joined the Emmy class from … Twitter.

The actress, who plays the surly-yet-sweet Coach Beiste, was traveling to Australia and was on a plane when the TV Academy announced nominations July 14.

“When the plane landed … I turned on my phone and I get this tweet from Max [Adler], ” Jones said said last week backstage at Comic-Con.

Read more at THR

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