Idol Headlines for 08/18/11

David Hernandez in “Jersey Rocks” in Scottsdale, AZ
Taylor Hicks at the Canyon Club, Agora Hills, CA
Trenyce in Thriller Live, London UK
More at IdolStages

Cat Deeley is today’s guest co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly

Jane Lynch hosts the “Do Something” Awards on VH1, 9 pm. Adam Lambert makes an appearance. 9 pm.

Kelly Clarkson tweets, “New goal in life is to sing a duet with @amyleeev from Evanescence. Watching her in concert ….she is so intense, a beautiful vocalist, and has great taste in melodies and music. Wow. I’ve always liked her but wow, such a beautiful spirit and so great.”

Ryan Seacrest, ‘American Idol’ land in Savannah

Fans gathered on River Street outside the Hyatt Regency’s doors Wednesday hoping for an “American Idol” cast member sighting.

The television host greeted and talked with fans in the early afternoon while filming scenes for the show. Seacrest said on Twitter that Savannah was the first day on the set for himself and the show’s judges — Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.

Read more at SavannahNow

Scotty McCreery living a wild life as ‘American Idol’

“Pretty wild” are the words Garner, N.C., native Scotty McCreery uses to describe his whirlwind life since winning the coveted “American Idol” title in May.

“It’s been nonstop, ” he said in a recent telephone interview. “We’ve been here and there and everywhere. It’s crazy. It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun.”

McCreery will showcase his deep baritone country voice when the “American Idols Live!” tour comes to the Richmond Coliseum Saturday. The event also features performances by this season’s other top contenders: Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.

Read more at the Richmond Times Dispatch

Haley Reinhart will take time to make debut album

“American Idol” third-place finisher and Wheeling native Haley Reinhart isn’t in a big hurry.

In fact, to ensure her debut album sounds just the way she wants it, she’s going to take as much time as possible to make it.

She also talked about her relationship with mentor Jimmy Iovine and her plans once the “Idols Live” tour ends in September.

Read more at the Daily Herald

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian’s Wedding: What Celeb Guests Are Expected?

But not every star in Hollywood was able to clear their calendar for the nuptial bash. Kelly Ripa, who’s going to be out of town on the 20th, sent her regrets; American Idol also-ran Pia Toscano (Kardashian wanted her to perform) also declined.

But Toscano’s man, Dancing with the Stars’ Mark Ballas, is a big part of the wedding planning: He worked with the bride and groom to choreograph the first dance!

Read more at US

Carrie Underwood, George Strait + More Included on ‘Country Dance 2? Wii Game

‘Country Dance 2? is on the way for all you Nintendo Wii players. ‘Country Dance 2? will land at retail just in time for the holiday shopping season. For country music fans, this game could be reason enough to pick up the gaming system if you don’t already own it!

The game will include over 30 country tracks from acts as diverse as Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert to Eric Church and George Strait.

Read more at Taste of Country

Pennyroyal Studio Announces Third Signature Collection Collaboration with Adam Lambert

Los Angeles, CA, August 18, 2011 –(– Pennyroyal Studio announces its third Signature Collection collaboration with musician Adam Lambert. The Signature Collection has raised over $100, 000 for various charities since its launch in 2009. Continuing its success, Pennyroyal and Adam Lambert have teamed up again for a third pendant design, which features a peace sign, to benefit The Trevor Project.

“I believe that peace is exactly what the Trevor Project promotes. Peace of Mind, peace amongst our youth, and peace at home. With peace comes comfort and grace and that is my wish for all, ” says Adam Lambert.

Read more at PR.COM

Six years after success on ‘American Idol, ’ Bo Bice is still going strong

You might think the runner-up of “American Idol” would get tired of standing in the shadow of that show.

You certainly could be forgiven for thinking that of country artist Bo Bice, who came in second to Carrie Underwood on the fourth season of the Fox reality competition. After all, Bice released “The Real Thing, ” to sales of more than half a million albums in 2005, the same year he came in second. And while he’s still sold respectably in the years since, subsequent albums have yet to match that level of success.

Read the Daily Times

Kellie Pickler Stops By to Chat

MESA – American Idol alum Kelly Pickler performed Wednesday in Mesa, and we got a chance to talk to the star afterwards!

Kellie Pickler Stops By to Chat:

Read more at FOX Phoenix

Emmys 2011: 10 Reasons Why ‘American Idol’ Should Win

We want justice! Now is the time to reverse the TV crime of the century, the academy’s refusal to honor America Idol with the Emmy for outstanding reality-competition program. Here are 10 good reasons why it’s too important for Emmy to keep ignoring:

1. Nobody has been such a winner in reality. For seven straight years, the most-watched prime time show on TV was an episode of Idol, a record.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Kimberly Caldwell – Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp” kicks off its second season Saturday at 10 p.m. on VH1 Classic with host Kimberly Caldwell — and this year’s cast boasts rockers Paul Stanley (Kiss), Sammy Hagar, Marky Ramone and Mark Hudson, among others.

“There’s more drama within the bands this season, ” says “Camp” founder David Fishof. “Paul [Stanley] doesn’t just do his songs, he does a Who song, and Sammy Hagar does a Stones song.

Read more at the NY Post

Joshua Bergasse Tapped to Choreograph NBC’s Broadway-Centric Series Smash

Joshua Bergasse will serve as choreographer for the forthcoming NBC series Smash, which centers on the making of a fictional Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. The show stars Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Katharine McPhee, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle and is produced by Steven Spielberg.


‘The X Factor’ winner Matt Cardle to release debut album this October

The winner of last year’s The X Factor, Matt Cardle, has announced the release of his debut album.

‘Letters’ will be released on October 17, and apparently sees him continuing with the same Biffy Clyro balladeering which won him a Number One hit single last Christmas with ‘When We Collide’. He’ll also be having his way with mum-pleasing Snow Patrol-style sonics on the album.

According to The Sun, the title track is said to be similar to Coldplay’s 2005 single ‘Fix You’ while Cardle said of ‘All For Nothing’ – which was co-written with Adele collaborator Eg White – that he “recorded it after a couple of cups of tea and a few cigarettes so it’s quite raw”. Indeed.

Read more at NME

The X Factor’s back, so kiss goodbye to your life

You’re right to feel trepidation ahead of Saturday’s X Factor. Thanks to X Factor USA, the entire dynamic of the UK show has been skewed. No longer will Simon Cowell swish around in a shirt undone to his pubis. No longer will Cheryl Cole burst into tears each time one of her acts hits a wrong note. No longer will Dannii Minogue spend several days in makeup teasing her hair into the shape of a Pauling–Corey–Branson alpha helix. Instead, we’ve got three new interlopers in their place – Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos; the next generation, as ITV is determined to relentlessly parp. If these newcomers can’t convince, then X Factor might be done for.

Read more at The Guardian

Google Will Pay License Fees For Indie Music Clips On YouTube

Google has agreed to pay royalties to songwriters repped by the National Music Publishers Assocation when their songs appear in videos on YouTube. The deal, which covers roughly 3, 000 mainly indie songwriters, resolves a copyright lawsuit brought by the organization in 2007 and sets up the two sides to share ad revenues generated by videos on YouTube.

Read more at Deadline

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