Idol Headlines for 08/03/10

Ryan Seacrest said it could be weeks before the mystery over the show’s new judges finally comes to an end. According to the Associated Press, “Seacrest said he didn’t know how big the revamped panel will turn out to be.”

Ryan made the comments At AI10 auditions today in East Rutherford, NJ, where he broadcast his KIIS LA radio show from inside the Izod Center.


New People Country Special edition has more photos from Carrie Underwood’s wedding. It’s also been revealed that wedding guest, David Cook caught the garter at the wedding!  The mag is available on newstands now – thanks windmills


‘American Idol’ Auditions at the Meadowlands

MYFOXNY.COM – We may not know who will be on the judges panel when Season 10 of American Idol begins, but we do know that some locals are getting a chance at ‘Idol’ stardom. The Izod Center at the Meadowlands takes center stage for the American Idol auditions.

More at MyFOXNY

Ryan Seacrest tweets that over 17, 000 have registered to audition today.

More Headlines after the JUMP…

‘American Idol’ Is Down, but Is It Out?

Fox made no announcement Monday about its biggest show, allowing wild speculation about the future of “Idol” to continue: Is Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres? Will the show’s original producer come back to save it?

“Right now, it sounds very chaotic, ” M.J. Santilli, who writes MJs Big Blog about the show, told “You wonder about what’s going on behind the scenes. Whether they can right the ship by the end of the month remains to be seen.”

Read more at ABC News

Dish Of Salt, 2010 NBC TCA Party: Rickey Minor On ‘American Idol’ Judge Shakeup

Former “American Idol” music director, Rickey Minor, thinks that “change is good” for “Idol, ” but who does he think the new judges should be? Plus, what practical jokes has Jay Leno pulled on him since he started as music director for “The Tonight Show”?

Access Hollywood

‘American Idol’ Finalist — Fury Over Hunting Show

While promoting her new reality/hunting show “Goin’ Country, ” Cook — who placed 7th on “Idol” in 2008 — recently said, “I never used to like killing animals until I got out and experienced it. It’s the food chain. Animals are here for us to eat.”

Obviously, the statement didn’t sit well with the group In Defense of Animals, who see things a little differently … saying, “Contrary to Kristy Lee’s beliefs, animals are meant to live out their lives in peace, not to be killed for our enjoyment.”

Read more at TMZ

North Shore Joseph, with “American Idol” Finalist Anthony Fedorov, Begins Aug. 3

The North Shore Music Theatre’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which features “American Idol” finalist Anthony Fedorov in the title role, begins performances Aug. 3.

Directed and choreographed by Jayme McDaniel — based on original staging by McDaniel and James A. Rocco — the musical will officially open Aug. 5 at 7:30 PM; performances will continue through Aug. 22.

Read more at Playbill

Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken: primed for Vegas

It isn’t as though the careers of Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have stalled, despite the modest turnout for the pair’s performance Sunday evening at Club Nokia in the downtown L.A. Live complex.

The winner and runner-up of American Idol’s second season (2003) have both maintained solid record sales and noteworthy philanthropy while simultaneously diversifying their portfolios. Studdard, for starters, earned positive notices for playing Fats Waller in a recent touring revival of the 1978 musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, while also garnering strong reviews (including a B+ from Entertainment Weekly) for his fourth album, last year’s Jam & Lewis-produced Love Is. After years of seeming stiff on stage and in front of cameras — a marvelous voice unmatched by a compelling personality — the Velvet Teddy Bear has developed into an easygoing charmer whose appeal still has untapped potential to expand beyond his core R&B demographic.

Read more at the OC Register

Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding Dance Had Star Help

(NewsCore) – Chelsea Clinton and new husband Mark Mezvinsky had a leg up on most couples for their first dance as newlyweds as it was choreographed by “Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, OK! Magazine reported Monday, citing a source.

“Chelsea is a huge ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fan and she wanted to dance like a pro for her special day, ” the source said after Saturday’s wedding in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Read more at MyFoxBoston

Simon Cowell’s X-rated karaoke show as pals take the mic out of his terrible voice

Simon, who is currently cruising the Mediterranean on his Lurrrve Boat [or should that be Loathe Boat?] has been playing a karaoke version of his hit ITV talent show.

Taking part in the onboard fun and games is a gang including his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy, former girlfriend Sinitta and ­hypnotherapist mate Paul McKenna.

Relishing his turn at playing a judge, Paul hitched his trousers up around his waist, Cowell-style, and likened Si’s singing to being worse than “a pair of strangled hyenas”.

Read more at the Daily

Playful Pics: ‘Glee’ Stars Have Fun at FOX Festival

It was like a carnival for William McKinley High as “Glee”‘s biggest stars played games and jumped around at FOX’s Television Critics Association fair on Monday on the Santa Monica Pier. In celebration of the upcoming fall season, the network’s actors unleashed their inner child, bringing all of the bells and whistles to the bash. Some even walked away with the coveted stuffed animal prize from the amusement park.

See the photos at ETOnline

‘Glee’: More details on Britney Spears, Susan Boyle and Rocky Horror

Did “American Idol” approach him to judge? “Yes, they did actually. I cannot comment on that.”

“Susan [Boyle] is on the same label as us. I guess she’s a fan of the show. She’s coming out with a Christmas album, so the story I want to do for our Christmas episode is have Kurt give her some sort of fantastic makeover and have her sing a song from her album on the show. She’ll be playing a character.”

“So I’m directing the episode where [Brittany and Santana will] kiss a couple times. I think the key is to do it a couple times so it doesn’t seem forced. I don’t think you have to announce a very special episode like back when they did it on ‘Roseanne.’ It just seems so outdated and archaic to me. As a gay man, I would never do that. I would make it very organic and do it several times and not make it a stunt.”

Read more at Zap2it

Read more Glee spoilers HERE.

Constantine Maroulis attends today’s Idol auditions in E. Rutherford NJ.

InStyle’s Makeover of the Year Is… Jennifer Hudson!

Jennifer Hudson deserves waaay more than just our makeover of the year award: The Grammy and Oscar winner not only went from a 16 to a svelte size 6, she also had a baby, planned a wedding and cut a new album! So how is she commemorating all of this change? In addition to a self-confessed shopping problem, she told us: “I’m actually thinking about shaving my head. I am! Because I feel I’ve got a good structure now [gingerly feels cheekbones].

Read more at InStyle

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