Idol Headlines for 08/16/11 – The Evening Edition

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Just finished vocals on a song called “Crawling Back To You”….one of my absolute favorite tunes on this record!”

Lea Michele tweets, “First Rachel and Finn kiss of Season 3…So cute!!! Except @CoryMonteith did you have to eat the peanut butter sandwich??”

Chrisette Michele Named As Headliner For ONE Music Fest

Chrisette Michele Headlining ONE Music Fest

Today ONE MUSICFEST organizers announced the complete lineup for this year’s fest. The Pharcyde, Anthony David, The Foerign Exchange, Anoop Desai (American Idol) and headliner Chrisette Michele will grace the stage this year for 12 straight hours of music.

Tickets for the ONE MUSICFEST taking place on Saturday, August 27, 2011, can be purchased at select retailers and online at

Read more at HipHopWired

Kris Allen and Matt Giraud…Together Again!

Matt Giraud attended the Kris Allen/Lifehouse show in Detroit last night. He tweeted, “Had a blast seeing my boy @KrisAllen perform last night. Heres a pic of us. The dude in the middle makes it just perfect. ”

OFFSTAGE: LeAnn Rimes Wows Chicago and Rosie O’Donnell

I have no idea why Rosie O’Donnell was in Chicago. Nor do I have any idea why she was at Joe’s Bar for the LeAnn Rimes/Crystal Bowersox concert, but it was great to see her loving all the live music. And after the five-minute conversation I had with her, I realized how completely hysterical she still is.

The show was a fundraiser for the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives charity which helps improve lives through music, so nights like this one help fund groups and programs that are music-focused. So former American Idol finalist Bowersox took the stage first, to the delight of the standing-room-only crowd. Then Rimes came on, in black shorts, a khaki top and stiletto heels. With a four-man band behind her, she belted out Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night” like it was her own. Then she welcomed the crowd by explaining how she was kind of a local now.

See a photo of Crystal with Leann and Rosie at

Jennifer Hudson Honors Slain Nephew

Jennifer Hudson is turning tragedy into triumph. Over the weekend, the singer honored her nephew Julian D. King, who was murdered along with Jennifer’s brother and mother back in 2008, at an inaugural event for the Julian D. King foundation in Chicago, according to

Wearing shirts that read “Happy 10th Birthday, Julian, ” Jennifer was joined by her sister, Julia, and her son, Daniel Otunga Jr., at the De La Salle Institute to hand out back-to-school supplies for children. J-Hud was photographed with the children, and in front of a big photo of her nephew on his sixth birthday.

More at BET

Constantine Maroulis, Emma Hunton, Lilli Cooper, Tituss Burgess Perform at Broadway Sessions with Ben D (Video)

Broadway Sessions with Ben D, the weekly musical theatre-themed evening at The Midtown Theater, recently featured performances from Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), Emma Hunton (Next to Normal), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid) and Rachel Potter (The Addams Family).

Broadway Sessions is hosted by actor Ben Cameron, who has appeared on Broadway in Footloose, Aida and Wicked, and is described as “an evening of musical performances, comedy, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week.”

See vidoes of Contantine’s performances at Playbill

STAGE TUBE: Kara DioGuardi Prepares for CHICAGO! (TV Content)

This fall, Kara DioGuardi, Grammy nominated songwriter and star of “American Idol” and Bravo’s “Platinum Hit”, will make her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO for an eight-week limited engagement, Monday, September 5 through Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Ambassador Theatre. Click below to go behind the scenes of her CHICAGO photo shoot!

Darren Criss: ‘Imogene’ Set in Queens!

Darren Criss waves to photographers as he hits the set of his new movie, Imogene, on Tuesday (August 16) in Queens, New York.

The 24-year-old actor reportedly stars as Kristen Wiig’s much younger love interest in the new project.

See the photos at Just Jared

Glee Scoop: Does Chris Colfer Want a Spinoff? What Happened With Chord Overstreet?

Before the event, I chatted with Chris Colfer about the possibility of a Juilliard-centric spinoff, after his character Kurt graduates off of Glee this season, and he said he’s on board with the concept.

“Yes, I think it’d be a lot of fun, ” Chris says of Glee 2.0. “I’m very much looking forward to hearing what happens with that. I love Kurt more than myself sometimes. I would love to be with him and see where he goes and see what happens to him in the future.”

See the videos at EOnline

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