Idol Headlines for 08/18/10 – The Evening Edition

@Sony_Music tweets, “Tomorrow night @adamlambert will be on @muchmusic ‘s ‘Born To Be’ at 9:30 PM/ET. P.S. keep your ears open for a special announcement! :)”

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Check out Adam Lambert’s recent interview with Sirius Satellite Radio in 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

In Part 3, Adam confirms that an EP of acoustic FYE songs are in the works. Plus, he says his next album will have a more focused sound, more in the vein of  the pop sound of “Whataya Want From Me” and “If I Had You.

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The fan blog, Jennifer Hudson Daily, confirms a list of producers and writers who have contributed to Jennifer Hudson’s upcoming album due out in November.

They include: Ne-Yo, Claude Kelly, John Legend, Stargate, Rich Harrison, Ryan Tedder, Hit Boy, Alicia Keys and producer/rapper Swizz Beatz, Harvey Mason Jr. and Missy Elliott. Plus, Jennifer herself penned a song called “I Remember Me.”

For more deets on Jennifer’s album, head over to JenniferHudsonOfficial

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More Headlines after the jump…

Clive Davis joins Carlos Santana at HRH on Aug. 25

Legendary record mogul Clive Davis, known for his appearances on American Idol and launching the careers of numerous superstars, joins Hard Rock Hotel resident headliner Carlos Santana to host a VIP listening event Aug. 25 at Vanity in the Hard Rock to unveil Carlos’ new album. Afterward, singers who performed on the album will join Carlos for a one-night-only concert as part of the run of Supernatural Santana shows in The Joint.

The album Guitar Heaven features the greatest guitar classics of all time and will be in stores Sept 21. Guest artists include Chris Cornell, Pat Monahan, Chester Bennington, Ray Manzarek, Rob Thomas, Scott Weiland, Chris Daughtry, Indie.Arie, Gavin Rossdale, Nas, Joe Cocker and Yo-Yo Ma.

Read more at the Las Vegas Sun

Tonight: Matt Giraud to perform benefit concert for Big Brothers Big Sisters

BATTLE CREEK — Kalamazoo resident and “American Idol” finalist Matt Giraud will perform at benefit concert for at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek.

The 2010 Bob and Patty Miller Champions for Children Concert will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Battle Creek Boychoir and Girls Chorus will open for Giraud, who is a mentor with BBBS.

Read more at MLive

Adam Lambert Goes ‘Tongue Diving, ‘ Makes Out With Two Fans In Concert

It’s become common knowledge that Adam Lambert loves to make out with people onstage. While he usually reserves his tonsil hockeying for nationally-broadcast award shows, last night the singer made an exception, interrupting his performance at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, to kiss two fans, leaving the crowd screaming for more and Lambert’s glittery black leather vest ripped open.

“TongueDiving is the new StageDiving. Get Into It, ” Lambert tweeted after the show, likely a nod to Lady Gaga’s infamous crowd surfing antics at last week’s Lollapalooza festival.

Read more at PopEater (also the Lupos concert thread has all the deets)

Fantasia: Behind the Sessions

In anticipation of her third studio album, ‘Back to Me, ‘ ‘American Idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino recently graced our L.A. studio for a live Sessions performance.

Read more at AOL

Steven Tyler signs deal with ‘American Idol’

After weeks of speculation, E! Online, the Hollywood Reporter and other sources are reporting that Steven Tyler has inked a deal with “American Idol” to join the judge’s table.

That can only be a good thing for the show, whose ratings could be hurting even more without Simon Cowell and his withering comments.

Tyler clearly brings some sorely needed personality back to the show. The dude’s got Paula Abdul’s eccentricities, Simon’s wit and Adam Lambert’s fashion sense all wrapped up in one unpredictable, fast-talking package

Read more at AZ Central

Steven Tyler to Walk This Way to ‘American Idol’: Report

According to E! News, the Aerosmith frontman finalized negotiations late last week to serve as a judge on the tenth season of Fox’s hit reality singing competition, which recently lost high profile judges Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres.

Fox declined ABCNews.com’s requests for comment.

“Right now, it sounds very chaotic, ” M.J. Santilli, who writes MJs Big Blog about the show, told ABCNews.com following Cowell and Degeneres’ exit. “You wonder about what’s going on behind the scenes. Whether they can right the ship by the end of the month remains to be seen.”

Read more at ABC News

Is Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler A Done Deal For ‘American Idol’?

One former “Idol” contestant who is excited about a potential seat for Tyler or J. Lo at the table is 2009 runner-up Adam Lambert, who told Montreal’s Virgin Radio that he welcomes some rock and pop attitude on the show.

“I keep hearing them throw around Steven Tyler, ” Lambert said. “I think that’s really cool, because he’ll bring a lot of rock credit to the show, and he’s an icon. Then they keep talking about J. Lo. It’s a great thing too. She has a lot of perspective in the pop/urban world, and she’s been an entertainer for a really long time. She knows what it takes to keep it going. I think the two of them kind of contrast each other kind of nicely.”

Read more at MTV

Britney Spears Has ‘So Much Fun’ on Set of Glee


Britney Spears‘s wish to appear on Glee is finally coming true — and she couldn’t wait to Tweet the first photo of her and Heather Morris on set of the hit Fox show.

“About to do my first shot of the day for Glee tweeties!” Spears, 28, posted early Wednesday on her Twitter page. “Here we goooo!”

And apparently, the shoot was a success. Accompanying the photo of Spears and Morris, the pop star Tweeted, “what’s up GLEEKS? Having so much fun on set!! Can’t wait for you guys to see the episode!”

Read more at People

Glee Goes After George Michael and Prince

At the Eat Pray Love premiere, Murphy revealed his passion for the Purple One, telling us, “I want to do something on Prince. I love Prince. I think he is just a genius, and I would love to feature him and his music on the show. Everything about him is dreamy and fantastic, and more than that, he meant a great deal to my life growing up. So I’m saying, ‘Prince, help me out.’ ”

You hear that Mr. Purple Rain?

Murphy also wants to go back to the ’80s and feature the works of pre-downfall George Michael. Murphy says, “I don’t think George Michael will be on per se, but I’m a huge fan of George Michael and I love his music…so we are gonna do something with George Michael’s music.”

Read more at E Online

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