Idol Headlines for 08/01/11 – The Evening Edition

Jordin Sparks tweets, “Call back for that audition a couple weeks ago! Eeeeeeee! Here we go!”

Happy birthday, Tony Bennett!

Hear what Tony’s partners on his new album ‘Duets II’ have to say to him in celebration of his 85th birthday! Carrie Underwood wishes Tony a Happy Birthday at the :40.

Diana DeGarmo and John Stamos Rehearsing for Hairspray

Diana and John are co-starring in Hairspray at the Hollywood Bowl 8/5-8/7

John Stamos' photo me and @DianaDeGarmo rehearsing HAIRSPRAY in a jungle.  eat your heart out my friend - @EricTheActor
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me and @DianaDeGarmo rehearsing HAIRSPRAY in a jungle. eat your heart out my friend – @EricTheActor

Greenblatt: “We Want to Restore NBC to Its Leadership Position in Quality

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) — “I think like anyone in a job like this, I will take all the credit for the shows that work and blame people who are no longer at NBC if they don’t, ” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt joked at the start of the network’s executive session at the TCA Summer Press Tour.

Greenblatt was on hand to tout the Peacock’s freshman series, manage expectations considering its status as the fourth place network and make a few programming announcements:

Read more at Futon Critic

FIRST PIC: Jennifer Lopez Steps Out With Twins, 3, Post-Split

Jennifer Lopez had a day off from filming What To Expect When You’re Expecting in Atlanta on Sunday — so she treated her adorable 3-year-old twins Max and Emme for a special day.

It’s one of the first times Lopez, 42, has been photographed with her kids since she and their father, Marc Anthony, announced the end of their 7-year marriage.

Read more at US

Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour After Dallas ‘Fiasco’

Kings of Leon announced the cancellation of their U.S. tour following an onstage meltdown at a performance in Dallas on Friday night (July 29). Frontman Caleb Followill walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequently postponed its show in Houston scheduled for the following night.

“We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion, ” reads a statement from the band’s publicist. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break.”

The statement also says that the 28 dates “cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.

Read more at Billboard

Lady Gaga On Amy Winehouse Death: ‘Everyone Was So Hard On Her’

Lady Gaga detailed her sadness over the untimely passing of Amy Winehouse with the ladies of ABC’s “The View” Monday morning, saying, “I’m just so devastated and so sad.”

“I really couldn’t speak for like 48 hours straight, I was in such shock, ” said Gaga. “I think the most unfortunate thing about it all is the way that the media spins things, like we can learn from Amy’s death. I don’t feel that Amy needed to learn any lessons. I felt that the lesson was for the world to be kinder to the superstar. Everybody was so hard on her, and everything that I knew about her was that she was the most lovely and nice and kind woman.”

Gaga added, “You know, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t enjoy listening to someone sing sad songs about the blues and heartbreak and then not expect them to be truly heartbroken.”

Read more at ETOnline

TCA: Joel McHale Takes Shots At Ryan Seacrest, Christian Slater, E!, His Own Show

Community star and host of E!’s The Soup Joel McHale returned to his standup roots this morning when he was summoned to open NBC’s executive session and dropped a few zingers.

He called to American Idol host Ryan Seacrest as “the most powerful hobbit in all of Middle Earth.” He referred to the E! Entertainment that employs him to the “Ehh… Network”.

Read more at Deadline

Katie Holmes & ‘SYTYCD’ Stars Celebrate National Dance Day

Saturday, July 30, was the second annual National Dance Day, a new official holiday created by “So You Think You Can Dance” producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe’s Dizzy Feet Foundation to encourage amateur dancers of all ages and athletic levels to dance for fun and fitness. After routines choreographed by “SYTYCD” pros Mary Murphy, Robin Antin, and Tabitha & Napoleon were posted on www.dance4yourlife.org for fans to learn, those fans congregated at locations across the nation to participate in flashmobs (and burn a few calories while doing so–they were literally dancing for their lives!).

See the videos at Yahoo Music

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