Idol Headlines for 08/10/11

Idols Live heads to the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Jason Castro performs at The Loft in Dallas TX
Trenyce performs “Thriller Live” in London, UK
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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: David Cook

David Cook, 28, (Cook’s second album This Loud Morning, is out now) shares the 25 things you don’t know about him with Us Weekly.

1. I still own my first guitar. It’s covered in stickers and unplayable, but I’ve got it.
2. I’m a wino. A good Opus One and I’m set.
3. I never took guitar lessons.
4. I got my braces off less than a week before college started. Close call.

Read more at US

‘Idol’ Comes to McDonald House

COLUMBUS — Some excited boys and girls at Columbus Ronald McDonald House on East Livingston Avenue got an Idol surprise visit Tuesday morning!

Scotty McCreery and Thia Megia, from the hit Fox TV show American Idol stopped by before their local concert Tuesday night. The two singers signed autographs, shared laughs and read stories to the kids.

See photos from their visit HERE. Watch video HERE.

Broadway Sessions Presents Constantine Maroulis, 8/11

Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida, Footloose) is the host and creator of BROADWAY SESSIONS at THE MIDTOWN THEATRE at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street / Between 6th & 7th Avenues) every Thursday night at 11:00pm. Broadway Sessions is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week, and features musical director/composer Will Van Dyke (The Addams Family) on piano. In addition after the show we open the microphone up to anyone who wants to sing. Open mic from 12:00-2am.

This THURSDAY, August 11th, 2011 the weekly show (now in it’s 3rd year) will hold a special concert event celebrating the birthdays of Broadway Sessions associate producer Cori Gardner and Co-Creater/Executive producer of the docu-series Curtain Called, Danny Jordan. The evening will feature performances by Maroulis and a host of theater luminaries.

Read more at Broadway World

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Chelsie Hightower takes a dance step into a larger world with the USO

In June, “Dancing With the Stars” pro Chelsie Hightower and fellow dancers Tristan MacManus and Peta Murgatroyd headed to Germany with the USO to visit six U.S. bases, signing autographs, visiting with the troops and teaching a few dance steps.

With less than 1 percent of Americans having a family member serving on active duty, the dancers got to experience something that most of their countrymen only hear about from the media or from friends of friends.

Read more at Zap2it

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judge Mary Murphy Says This Season Is Best Ever

“So You Think You Can Dance” judge Mary Murphy says fans should be excited to see “more dancing than you’ve ever seen” on the upcoming season finale of the show.

In an interview with “FoxNews.com Live, ” Murphy says the contestants this season are “really terrific” and that she was particularly inspired by them, who have been waiting for eight seasons to come on the show.

See the video at FOX News

Exclusive: Peter Edge and Tom Corson Talk RCA Music Group’s Future

Billboard.biz: What should we be calling the company now?
Peter Edge: RCA. We still have the Jive, J and Arista imprints and they are not going to go away. But we will be focusing on the RCA brand. It’s like Columbia Records, one of the longest standing names in the recorded music business. We want to up the ante for RCA and rebrand it.

Read more at Billboard.biz

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, HIMYM, Bones, Cougar Town, Dexter and More!

I heard through the grapevine — the grapevine in this case being the red carpet at the premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie — that Quinn gets back in touch with her inner bad girl when Season 3 starts. Also, word around town — the town in this case being Westwood, which is where the premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie was held — is that several castmembers will be taking a crash course in tap-dancing in preparation for the Sept. 20 season opener.

Read more at TV Line

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