James Durbin sets the record straight via facebook, “Columbus Ohio! Half way through with the tour! I know that theres a rumor goin round bout wether I was signed or not..the answer is…..I can’t tell you!!!!! Lol but just keep hangin in there! The cosmos are aligning! The world will know it was worth the wait! Peace! -JD” James will be featured in the Sept/October issue of Revolver Magazine. More information HERE.
Michael Grimm the Season 5 Winner of America’s Got Talent is set to open on tour for Stevie Nicks. The 14 city North American tour kicks off at Red Rocks in Denver on August 9th. Michael’s self-titled album was released on May 17. Read more HERE.
TV Guide tweets from the TCA tour in Los Angeles, “American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox to guest-star on the new season of Body of Proof. #ABC #tcas11″ That’s the episode Crystal shot earlier this year in Providence.
Crystal Bowersox tweets Lauren Alaina about her new music video, “@Lauren_Alaina so glad 4 you, + glad you had positive experiences with your mom growing up. That’s how it should be, but not always is…”
Nikki Reed Says Paul McDonald ‘Taking Control’ Of Wedding Prep
“He’s doing a lot of it, he is. He’s, like, taking control, ” Reed said with a laugh. “He sits with his computer in between songs and is kind of on a roll with everything.”
McDonald couldn’t make it to the awards show over the weekend, but the 23-year-old actress found a way to bring him along with her anyway. “Paul’s on my nails, ” she smiled, pointing at her hand. “I put Paul on each one of my nails, and that’s his band, the Grand Magnolias. That’s their logo because he can’t be here, and I said I’d take him with me.”
See the video at MTV
Carrie Underwood Interview with IHeartRadio
Carrie is really looking forward to seeing Jane’s Addiction at the I Heart Radio Festival. Carrie will take the stage on September 23 (Kelly Clarkson performs on the 24th) in Las Vegas.
New Interview with Scott MacIntyre
“I’m really excited about the book and the title. It’s been a long time in the making and it’s been a process finding a home for my story, ” Scott shared. “I met with three major publishers since my time on American Idol. When I went into Thomas Nelson Publishing and met with [Senior Vice President and Publisher] Matt Baugher, it felt like home. They were enthralled and saw the potential my story had. I wanted to do a book on my life since before Idol, and I didn’t have an audience for it until now.
Read more at AmericanIdol.com
Latoya London and her band Urban Punk
An Update! More about Urban Punk HERE.
Was Steven Tyler Tipping David Ortiz Off? The Whiny Yankee Fan Story
The enfatuation isn’t likely to simmer down anytime soon, either, especially now that those oh-so-endearing Yankee backers are now claiming that the lead singer of Aerosmith tipped off David Ortiz right before he hit the bomb that put Boston up 2-1 in Friday night’s eventual 3-2 loss to the Bronx Smallballers (ed. note: “small ball” is a baseball term and is in no way indicative of the collective testicular fortitude of the Yankee roster, however realistic a comparison it might actually be).
What actually happened, of course, is that Steven Tyler saw himself on TV and, like he always does whenever people are paying attention to him, he hogged the spotlight. The eight-second tape delay notwithstanding, nothing that Tyler did affected the approach that Ortiz took to the at-bat or the ensuing result.
‘Glee The 3D Concert Movie’: Red Carpet Premiere
Even more interviews from the 3d Movie red carpet for you gleeksters: Lea Michele, Diana Agron, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz and the cast of “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” talk to THR about the making of the film.
See the videos at THR
Q&A: ‘Platinum Hit’ Winner Sonyae Elise Sees Kara DioGuardi as a Mentor
Sonyae Elise, the singer and songwriter on “Platinum Hit” who did not play an instrument or read music, was crowned the winner of the first season of Bravo’s songwriting competition on Friday. Having released a mixtape, “Lady Rebel, Vol. 2, ” during the break between taping and the final announcement, Elise is already in the studio working on her first album.
BMI-repped Elise, born and raised in northern New Jersey and currently based in Los Angeles, won $100, 000 cash, a publishing deal with Sony and a recording deal with RCA/Jive. In an exclusive interview with Billboard.com, she shared her thoughts about the show’s first season, hosted by Jewel and head judge Kara DioGuardi.
Read more at Billboard
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss On What’s Next For Their “Glee” Characters
The film breaks up the cast’s concert footage with featurettes on three unique teenage Glee fans, including Trenton, a gay teen who came out in the eighth grade after having his journal stolen and hand-delivered to his secret crush. Trenton discusses how much of a positive influence Colfer’s character has been on his life. “It’s crazy when you represent such a select community, just the stories that you hear that are heartbreaking and inspiring, and they always thank you so much, not realizing that it’s really them who are brave and are the strong ones, ” Colfer says.
Criss agrees, adding that the response from gay fans has made him take his character more seriously. “They are much greater than they think they are, because it comes right back to us, and that goes into every performance, ” he says. “It’s not just a job anymore. It’s like I’ve been given this superhero’s costume and I get to play him, and it’s a privilege.”
Read more at After Elton
‘Glee’ Changes at the ‘Glee 3D’ Premiere
Show creator Ryan Murphy was also on hand to support the film, and talked about his recent incendiary comments that fan favorites Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would not be returning for another season.
“I don’t regret saying anything because all I said was the truth, ” he reiterates. “What I said was that three of them are graduating and that they were going to be doing a spinoff, but now we’re not doing a spinoff so they’ll probably stay in that world.”
Uh, Ryan? Have you talked to your bosses lately? Kevin Reilly says there still might be a spinoff. And when you laid your bombshell about the graduating seniors, you did not mention the spinoff, leaving your actors to twist in the wind when asked about it. Ryan Murphy… STILL AN ASSHAT.
The Glee Cast Had No Idea That Jane Lynch Wasn’t In Their Movie
The cast had no idea that Jane Lynch is M.I.A. in their 3D Concert Movie.
When asked why Jane Lynch appeared in the film’s trailer and not the actual movie, the entire panel responded with a surprised, “What?!”
When pressed for other concert moments that the cast was disappointed to see had not made the final movie cut, Darren Criss offered, “We haven’t seen it. But I’m sure there are.”
Darren Criss and Ashley Fink were both mistaken for fans…and savagely tackled…by Glee’s own security team.
“I didn’t miss a single Amber Riley performance the entire tour. I even tried to hug her once [after she finished but] I had put on a hoodie and the security guys were like ninjas, ” Darren Criss said. “It was my fault. I went to go hug her backstage, just did a beeline for her, and I just got tackled.”
Read more at Movieline