Ryan Seacrest tweets there are huge crowds in New Jersey today, “We just saw a huge crowd of super enthusiastic auditioners in NJ, registration is still open until tues a.m. but already big big numbers.”
I’m hearing that the special guest who will perform with Kris Allen at Monday’s MixFest104 in Boston on is Train!
Congratulations to Tamyra Gray! Yesterday, she tweeted the awesome news: “I am proud 2 announce that on July 17th I gave birth 2 a beautiful little girl weighing 8lbs 12oz.”
SYTYCD contestant, Billy Bell wants to work with Adam Lambert. Billy tweeted, “Just saw @adamlambert’s “If I Had You” video such a cool guy. I’d love to work with him.”
American Idol hopefuls get their chance to audition at Meadowlands
EAST RUTHERFORD — While there are plenty of vacancies currently at the American Idol judges table, auditions for Season 10 of the hit FOX show will be held this week at the Izod Center in East Rutherford.
Wristbands will be distributed to auditioners during pre-registration Sunday starting at 7 a.m. at the Meadowlands arena and tables will be open until 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Auditioners who obtain their wristbands are can return to arena at 5 a.m. on Tuesday to line up for their audition.
Read more at NJ.com
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Kara Dioguardi Shocked and Appalled That She’s Being Fired From Her American Idol Gig!
“Kara loved judging Idol, ” a source said. “She’s horrified that she’s just being tossed aside like this.
“She understands the show is in need of a revamp, but Kara really thought she had a job for as long as she wanted it. She’s beside herself.”
Read more at Showbiz Spy
Jimmy Smits on Jennifer Lopez: “She’ll Be Well Rounded As a Judge” on ‘American Idol’
“I know Jennifer. Let’s not forget she mentored on the show and she did a great job doing it, ” Jimmy said. “The dream that those kids all want to attain, she has actually walked that path, I mean, not in the Idol way but she knows what that is.”
Jimmy explained that if Jennifer takes the judging gig, her experience as a crossover artist would be very insightful.
Read more at OK Magazine
Adam Lambert Rocks Out in Sin City
Taking his act to Sin City, Adam Lambert performed at The Beach at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night (July 31).
After treating the packed crowd to quite the entertaining show, the “American Idol” alum voiced his appreciation to his fans, tweeting, “Thank u Vegas!!!”
See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip
Women want to touch his hair
What’s universal among “American Idol” fans when it comes to finalist Casey James?
“They want to touch my hair, ” said James, who rolls into the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion near Houston with the rest of the season nine “American Idol Live” gang on Saturday.
The Fort Worth resident finished third in this season’s competition, behind winner Lee DeWyze and runner-up Crystal Bowersox.
Read more at Express-News
Exclusive: Jimmy Fallon On American Idol Rumors
PS: There was lots of American Idol news and rumors this week. Who are your dream judges for the show?
JF: I was thinking about this today. I can’t crack the nut, I can’t solve it. You can’t top Simon. You need a bad guy who’s right. You need an honest guy who people aren’t going to like because he’s too honest.
Read more at Buzz Sugar
Jennifer Hudson InStyle Makeover Spread
We finally got a hold of Jennifer Hudson’s 2010 August Issue of InStyle Makeover Magazine Spread. She is also on the cover!
Jennifer reveals in this funny interview about her new weight loss as well giving small details on her new album which is due out in November. Here are interesting quotes that we wanted to point out.
Read more at Jennifer Hudson News
SIMON COWELL’S X FACTOR PLAN TO TAKE OVER THE CHARTS
X FACTOR supremo Simon Cowell plans to dominate the pop singles charts this year by releasing up to 16 songs a week.
He is going to make all the contenders’ performances available for immediate download after each show.
The aim is for an X Factor takeover of the No1 slot in the charts.
Read more at DailyExpress.co.uk
‘American Idol’ Behind-The-Scenes Drama Is An HBO Tell-All Movie In The Making
Although this certainly doesn’t herald the end of “American Idol” as a franchise, it would seem that significant changes are coming to the show. It only makes sense then that some network — say, I don’t know, HBO — secures the rights to making the “American Idol” behind-the-scenes tell-all telemovie. In case that ever happens, we’ve taken the liberty of casting the major “American Idol” players with some of HBO’s regularly used faces. Check out our casting picks after the jump!
Read more at MTV
‘Glee’ tops TCA Awards
Fox’s musical comedy “Glee” won top honors at the Television Critics Association’s annual TCA Awards Saturday night in Beverly Hills. The freshman series was named program of the year and outstanding new program, and also picked up individual achievement in comedy honors for actress Jane Lynch.
For a full list of winners, read The Hollywood Reporter
Behind the scenes with the Top 10 Idols on tour, from USA Today