Idol Headlines for 08/03/11

Idols Live heads to the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Kellie Pickler at the Clearfield County Fair in Clearfield, PA
Sanjaya Malakar at Birdy’s Bar & Grill in Indianapolis, IN
More at IdolStages

Jeffrey Christ, who works for MTV just tweeted, ” Scotty McCreary’s and Lauren Alaina’s videos were just submitted for air! Oy. (The videos will air on the MTV owned CMT)

Chris Daughtry tweets, “The song we’re working on right now is SO rock!!!!! I can’t wait for you all to hear it! Here’s lil taste of what Steely is tracking

Carrie Underwood & Tony Bennett – “It Had To Be You” Extra Footage

via Luvcuts

Pia Toscano's photo So happy I got to see @philstacey and his beautiful wife tonight!!
Pia Toscano on WhoSay
Pia Toscano tweeted, “So happy I got to see @philstacey and his beautiful wife tonight!!”

When Dieting Becomes a Role to Play

Collecting celebrity spokeswomen is not the Weight Watchers way. In its history, there have been only four celebrity spokeswomen for the company: Lynn Redgrave, Jenny McCarthy, Sarah Ferguson and, now, Ms. Hudson, who said she has lost 80 pounds on the plan.

They have been approached by other well-known clients, Ms. Callan said, “but we have passed on a number of people who were shopping themselves around. That’s not the sort of person we want to work with. When we first started talking to Jennifer, we needed to believe that she would really be willing to embrace the program and change the way she ate forever. I am quite confident that we won’t need to part ways with Jennifer.”

Read more at the New York City

‘Glee’ joins Anna’s Night Out

Sources told Page Six that “Glee” cast members will act as spokespersons for the worldwide shopping initiative spearheaded by Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. During the event, participating stores offer special products, discounts and extend normal shopping hours.

“Glee” stars Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss and others will appear at retail locations from New York to Los Angeles, insiders said. For the first time this year, e-commerce sites, including Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and others, will also participate.

Read more at the New York Post

Doctor’s orders at Sony label

Doug Morris’ latest prescription to breathe new life into Sony Music is to get a doctor in the house. He’s finalizing a five-year deal to create a new company with uber-producer Dr. Luke which sources say could be worth up to $60 million.

Dr. Luke, a k a Lukasz Gottwald, is behind a string of top 10 hits for Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson, including “California Gurls, ” “Party in the USA, ” “Tik Tok, ” “Hold It Against Me” and “Since U Been Gone.”

Luke’s label, Kemosabe Entertainment, is already based at Sony’s RCA. But the new deal would vastly expand his role at the conglomerate. He is also behind music publishing companies Kasz Money Productions and Prescription Songs.

Read more at The New York Post

Lea Michele Covers ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ September 2011

Lea Michele graces the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, on newsstands Tuesday, August 16.

Here’s what the 24-year-old Glee actress had to share:

On her career: “I don’t stop. It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway….I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”

More at Just Jared

Simon Cowell on Love/Hate Relationship With Paula Abdul: I Could Literally Throttle Her

“It is exactly like old times, which is both good and negative. There are times when I could literally throttle Paula, and there are times when I’ve had the best time of my life, ” Cowell told FOX411’s Pop Tarts while on a recent photo shoot promoting the FOX show.

“She’s just got that ability. She can be fantastic and the most annoying person in the world, in the space of five seconds. That’s Paula, but she’s been great, ” he said. “I love having her on the show and she’s been a really good judge. I think the chemistry with her and Nicole Scherzinger is great.”

Read more at FOX News

New X Factor Promo Poster

EW premieres the new X Factor promo poster.  X Factor premiers on FOX September 22.

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