‘American Idol’ auditions at AT&T Park this week
Auditions for the next American Idol take place in San Francisco on Thursday.
San Francisco is the last stop on the popular show’s Season 10 tour, and wristbands for the tryouts will be given out at AT&T Park beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday until 8 a.m. Thursday.
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Musician Katharine McPhee Concludes U.S. Hunger-Free Summer Tour for Kids by Visiting Houston Children in Need
In order to help children facing hunger, the ConAgra Foods Foundation and Feeding America created the Hunger-Free Summer initiative.
Among those supporting the Hunger-Free Summer program this year is 2006 “American Idol” runner-up, Katharine McPhee.
“I have had so much fun this summer visiting children from Orlando to Los Angeles, writing songs, singing with them and working to provide laughter and fun in their day, ” said McPhee. “The Hunger-Free Summer initiative has been truly rewarding for me and I hope the awareness does not end when children go back to school, because unfortunately, hunger doesn’t fully stop when school starts.”
Read more at PR Newswire
Katharine McPhee serves lunch, sings in Houston***
Katharine McPhee thought she had it tough facing Simon Cowell. The American Idol 5 runner-up had to win over about 30 kids Tuesday in Houston — and she did it with hot meals and a few songs.
Read more at the Houston Chronicle
David Archuleta Vlogs
He’s almost finished with his new album!
Stand Up to Cancer ‘Teams’ Up with CBS’ Survivor for Online Fundraising Program to ‘Challenge The Odds’
The 2008 Team Community Challenge brought in more than $80, 000 in the run-up to the inaugural Stand Up To Cancer broadcast, which was a key component of the effort that raised over $100 million for innovative cancer research. “Crush Kids’ Cancer – David Archuleta’s Angels”, the 2008 winning team that has raised more than $50, 000, will be participating again in the 2010 challenge, led by Archuleta fan Stacie Goldberg, who is herself a cancer survivor.
Stand Up To Cancer will return to primetime TV on September 10, 2010, at 8PM EDT & PDT / 7PM CT. The one-hour fundraising event will be simulcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Bio, Discovery Health, E!, G4, HBO, HBO Latino, MLB Network, mun2, Showtime, Smithsonian Channel, The Style Network, TV One, and VH1. To find out more about the fundraising teams, visit www.su2c.org/teams.
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‘American Idol’s’ Kimberley Locke: Learning to hit high style notes
Kimberley Locke took center stage on “American Idol” because of her voice in Season 3, but she’s back on camera because of her evolving style.
Locke, who’s never lacked confidence, likes the way she looks as she models tight blouses and jeans on “You’re Wearing That?!?” — the mother/daughter makeover show — premiering Thursday, on WE TV.
Read more at Zap2it
Fore! Kellie Needs Fiancé On Golf Course
Kellie Pickler and her fiancé, songwriter Kyle Jacobs, were lovey-dovey, goofy golf partners at a fundraiser yesterday (Aug. 16) in Nashville.
Seems like Kyle might be the better golfer of the two.
Kellie stepped up to the ball at the annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament. She concentrated. She pulled back her club. She swung mightily. And she missed. Several times.
Read more and see the photo at Country Weekly
Jordin Sparks discusses ‘American Idol’ changes
Jordin Sparks begins her Broadway run with the musical In the Heights on Thursday, and USA TODAY’s Elysa Gardner recently sat down with her to talk about the musical. But they also ventured into American Idol territory, and, in this video, Jordin addresses a number of subjects, ranging from the judging changes to the lowering of the age limit for Idol contestants. We’ve got more from Jordin coming up, but, for right now, enjoy this clip.
See the VIDEO at USA Today
Dancing with the Stars to Announce Next Round of Dancers During Live Press Conference
Hoping to further capitalize on one of its top-rated shows, ABC will telecast a live press conference to reveal the celebrity cast for the next edition of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, Aug. 30. The new group of hoofers will be introduced by Dancing co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke during an episode of Bachelor Pad.
This is the first time in the show’s history that a live press conference was scheduled to unveil the participants.
Read more at Entertainment Weekly