Idol Headlines for 08/11/11

Idols Live at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD 7 pm EDT

Bucky Covington at Fuddfest, Deerbrook, WI
Constantine Maroulis at Midtown Theatre, New York, New York
Danny Gokey at Indiana State Fair, Indianpolis, IN
David Hernandez at “Jersey Rocks” Scottsdale, AZ
Kellie Pickler at The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
More at IdolStages

Lauren Alaina
tearfully thanks her fans for making her music video #1 on CMT. Watch HERE.

19E tweets, “Live near NYC? See a FREE concert of the Top 11 Finalists! Friday, Aug 12 LIVE on Central Park’s Summer Stage. Enter 72nd & 5th at 6am.” (This is a Good Morning America appearance. ABC 7-9 am)

Glee’s Lea Michele tweets, “Rise and shine everyone! It’s an early morning here on the glee set…but I’m a lucky girl cause I get to watch @DarrenCriss sing today!!”

EXCLUSIVE: Casey Abrams Talks American Idol Tour, IBD Awareness

Casey Abrams, a THG favorite from this past season of American Idol, is currently touring the nation with Scotty, Lauren and other season 10 finalists. But he’s doing a lot more than that, too.

He’s working with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, helping to bring attention to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the condition that almost forced him to withdraw from Idol. In the following exclusive interview, Casey speaks on his hospitalization, the tour and this important cause…

Read more at Hollywood Gossip

Pia Toscano interview with Kiss 96.1 – (Pittsburgh)

Scotty McCreery with WCOL’s Woody Johnson

Just A Country Boy At Heart: Champ Scotty McCreery reflects on his ‘American Idol’ win, tour

McCreery, a deep-voiced 17 year old from Garner, N.C., is more the exception than the rule among “Idol” champions:

He’s the second youngest performer to take the title, and the first male country winner.

Ahead of making his A.C. debut, McCreery talks about the thrill of winning the crown, his career idol and how he doesn’t aim to become the “Country Bieber.”

Read more at Press of Atlanta

Exclusive Tour Interview with Haley Reinhart

It was announced last month that Haley has been signed to 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, and she’s beginning the album-planning phase. “We’re definitely thinking about the direction of the record right now and the process of how I want to do it, meaning I’d rather get set-up with producers and songwriters and get in a room with them. I write as well, so I’d like to really collab and have things come out naturally. And I’m sure I’ll get songs as well, but I would like it to be a collaboration of things.”

Read more at American Idol

Watch: Katharine McPhee talks ‘Shark Night 3D, ‘ ‘Smash’

Interview from Comic Con

Via HitFix

Ryan Seacrest Makes First-Ever Radio Partnership With GetGlue

The deal will allow fans of his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, the ability to check in to the show on the GetGlue social network. This is the first time radio listeners will be able to do so on the network.

When listeners check in, they’ll receive exclusive stickers. The more one checks in, the higher in the rankings they’ll get. For example, one starts as a listener, but can earn the title of correspondent, producer and then co-host the more one checks in while listening to the show.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

J.Lo & Marc Anthony REUNITED in Red Convertible

Nearly a month after the couple split, the two singers were spotted basking in the Long Island sun near Sagg Main Beach in Southampton … inside a red Mustang convertible.

No explanation yet for the unexpected reunion today — but Marc’s rep tells TMZ, he was on the East Coast visiting his children.

5:32 PM: A rep for J.Lo tells TMZ, “They are NOT back together — they were just visiting each other and the children.”

See the photos at TMZ

Steven Tyler Teams Up With Andy Hilfiger for Macy’s Line

Retailing mogul Andy Hilfiger (Tommy’s brother) has convinced Steven Tyler to partner with him on a “rocker-inspired” clothing line for Macy’s called Andrew Charles. Tyler will make several Macy’s appearances to promote the collection, which hits stores next month. Meanwhile, in an impressive round of celebrity back-scratching, Tyler’s 22-year-old daughter Chelsea, an aspiring model, will star in the ad campaign.

Read more at Ny Mag

The X Factor Crew Talks Mariah Carey and the “Special” Simon-Paula Dynamic

Of course you have. Which means you’re a fan, which means you’re probably pumped to hear the news that she may appear as a mentor on Fox’s new reality competition, The X Factor. To get the latest word on the street, we spoke to the host, Steve “so hot it hurts to look at him” Jones, plus judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger about the possibility of the legendary diva appearing on the show.

See the video at Eonline

Lythgoe and Murphy make ‘SYTYCD’ predictions

So, who are Nigel and Mary predicting to win?

Resident tamale train conductor Mary Murphy (aka M.M.) is predicting an “M” will take it home. “Marko and Melanie have never fallen down into the bottom, ” Mary told me at the Fox TCA party. “The rest that are up there have fallen down. So I do think it will be between Melanie and Marko.”

Nigel disagrees.

“I believe it will be [one of] the two girls, either Melanie or Sasha, ” he told our E! News pal Ryan Seacrest this morning. “I think the girls this year have been stronger than the boys. Some years the boys are stronger. Certainly Benji and Travis, for anyone who knows this show, were very strong. This year I think Melanie and Sasha are the right two girls to go into the finale. And I do believe that one of them will win.”

Read more at MSNBC

Inside the world of ‘Glee’: What is it really like?

Read more at Sioux City Journal

‘Glee’ Cast Gives A Musical Recap Of The Film

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Marketing ‘Glee’ the movie

“Glee, ” Fox’s breakout musical series about a group of misfit high schoolers, has become a sensation in its two years on the air. It’s earned an army of hard-core fans who identify themselves as “Gleeks” and charted more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any recording artist in history — including Elvis.

Now, the show’s creative team is attempting to bring its magic to the multiplex with a new 3-D concert film opening Friday. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen and culled from two Izod Center shows in East Rutherford, N.J., “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” features series regulars such as Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, and is aimed to appeal to fans with its collection of musical numbers and dressing-room interviews.

Read more at LA Times

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