Idol Headlines for 08/23/10 – The Evening Edition

Adam Lambert interview runs on NPR’s All Things Considered 8/30

Adam Lambert announced on his newly-live fan community that a recent interview with NPR radio will run on All Things Considered Monday afternoon, 8/30.

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Adam taped the interview when the Glam Nation tour made a stop in New Hampshire recently.

All Things Considered can be found on your local NPR station. Check your local listings for exact times.


Idol’s Fantasia rebounds with soul, sass

“You know, sometimes, you have to put yourself first, ” Fantasia proclaims during I’m Doin’ Me, the first track on third studio album Back To Me.

Normally, the line would play like a standard, post-Destiny’s Child assertion of female independence. (Throw ya hands up at me.) But the American Idol 3 winner’s new disc, online and in stores today, has suddenly taken on a deeper meaning. Fantasia was hospitalized earlier this month after overdosing on aspirin and other pills. (Her manager denies a suicide attempt.) This was after being accused in court documents of having an affair with married man Antwuan Cook.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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Is Fantasia Barrino taking the right steps following her suicide attempt?

Before going any further, let me be clear: I don’t think Barrino swallowed all those pills as part of some well-orchestrated promotional plan. But it does seem she may be moving a bit too quickly to jump back into the media spotlight.

In addition to booking those interviews, Barrino also was spotted last week chatting in a North Carolina park with Antwaun Cook, the man whose wife has threatened Barrino with a lawsuit on the grounds that Barrino’s affair with Cook broke up the marriage. While the two engaged in conversation, cameras nearby were capturing all the details, presumably — as People speculates — for future episodes of “Fantasia For Real.”

Read more at Washington Post

Katharine McPhee’s Car Crash Leads to Cop Crush

Her publicist tells E! News the 26-year-old had been sitting at a red light on Ventura Boulevard when another car came around the corner, was blinded by sunlight, and smacked into McPhee’s ride.

Dane Cook, meanwhile, followed the drama as it played out on Twitter and couldn’t resist tweaking her about her crush on the uniformed hunks: “glad ur ok KM. Weird. I was in car accident today in full makeup, hair, wardrobe &background singers.Ugly cops.”

Read more at E Online

Brown County Fair to issue refunds for canceled Kellie Pickler concert

People who purchased reserve seating tickets for Friday’s canceled Kellie Pickler show at the Brown County Fair will be refunded $15 for the concert portion of their pass.

The $10 general admission portion of the ticket will not be refunded; however, fair officials allowed the pass to be used for admission on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday’s show was canceled due to heavy rains that hit the area and flooded portions of the seating area. The rest of the fair was shut down as well.

Read more at Green Bay Press Gazette

OK! EXCLUSIVE: The Situation & His Abs Join Dancing With the Stars

You might not think the tango, mamba or waltz would require rock-hard abs, but Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is setting out to show that his GTL skills can translate to the dance floor! OK! has exclusively learned that the Jersey Shore cast member who named his own muscles has signed on to the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars.

Read more at OK

Jane Lynch ‘Really Scared’ About Her ‘SNL’ Debut

“Glee” star Jane Lynch spills some secrets about her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig.

Jane told ET’s Cojo while at the 2010 Creative Arts Emmy Awards that she believes she’ll be making her “SNL” debut on October 9. “I’m really, really scared, ” she said of hosting. “It’s one of those things, [it’s] live, you can’t take back. There’s no take two.”

Read more and watch the Video at E Online

X Factor star removed from Miss GB

Eccentric X Factor hopeful Shirlena Johnson has been thrown out of this year’s Miss Great Britain contest after organisers discovered her real age when they watched her TV audition.

Millions of viewers saw Shirlena, a single mother, get through to the boot camp stage of the X Factor on Saturday night after she performed, in leopard skin leggings, a bizarre rendition of the Duffy track Mercy.

Shirlena told the X Factor judges that she was 30, but the age on her online Miss Great Britain form was 28, said a spokeswoman for the contest, which is for those aged 29 and under.

Read more at Press Association

Glee’s Jayma Mays Wants to Sing & Be With Will!

Gleeks out there who were horrified by the doomsday report Ryan Murphy gave my TV diva cohort on the future of Will and Emma, take heart: Jayma Mays is rooting for them to work out!

“There’s definitely still interest there but I think Emma’s trying to be wise and not put all of her eggs in one basket. And I think she’s just allowing herself time to pursue other things and maybe heal herself from her germaphobic tendencies a bit as well, ” she told me at last night’s Audi pre-Emmy bash.

So there’s a chance John Stamos won’t steal her away from Matthew Morrison forever? Jayma, who posed for pics with Matthew last night, said she’s crossing her fingers for Wemma to live happily ever after.

Read more at E! Online

Cory Monteith on His ‘Idiot’ Glee Character, His Two Left Feet and What’s Ahead For Finn Hudson

Like the character he portrays on Fox’s Emmy-nominated gem Glee, Cory Monteith is a paradox. Both awkward and well-rehearsed, the Canadian-born actor had famously never sung in front of a live audience before his audition for Ryan Murphy’s musical series. He never learned how to throw a football before playing star quarterback Finn Hudson. And despite having zero experience dancing, he landed a role on the only scripted series that demands its stars learn new choreography each week.

Read more at Movieline

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  1. Does Fantasia’s manager talk to her? Because it’s all over Yahoo that Fanty admits it was a suicide attempt on her VH1 “special”.

    Ugh. Cannot stand this woman. Just go away.

  2. I’m really excited for Adam’s interview on NPR. My sister works for a PBS/NPR station in the Northeast and it is their highest rated NPR program. Nice PR.

  3. I bet that NPR interview is going to be quite interesting.

    Fantasia is jumping into things too quickly after whatever happened to her. But she ain’t going nowhere if those cd reviews are any indication…..maybe she should quit that sillyass reality show, and let her music speak for itself. There is still an audience out there for her. Trust.

  4. omg! I love NPR! I love hearing about new music and all of that! Hooray! I hope I get to hear Adam’s interview. That’s soooooooo great!

  5. Wow, I have a lot of respect for NPR and their programs. I’m so excited.

  6. That NPR interview should be interesting.

    Kris tour date post has been updated — he’s doing 26 shows in all with Lifehouse. All over the U.S.

  7. And to TOTALLY change the subject from NPR, LOL at ‘the Situation” on DWTS.

  8. Good press for Adam…not to be a snob but I remember when Lady Gaga got this kind of placement (along with places like the New Yorker), her credibility with critics went way up. It probably shouldn’t matter, but it helps. Oh, and I CANNOT wait for Jane Lynch on SNL, too!

  9. Adam Lambert announced on his newly-live fan community that a recent interview with NPR radio will run on All Things Considered Monday morning, 8/30.

    MJ, “All Things Considered” is the late afternoon/early evening program on NPR. “Morning Edition” is the morning one. Which one will Adam be on?

    Has this video showed up here on MJs? Sorry if it has and I missed it. It’s worth a watch if you haven’t seen it:

    Music Fashion Magazine interviews the Idols

  10. Bad news no Acoustic EP for Kris figure’s

    I would have gladly shelled out $$ for one from Cook but… we didn’t get one either :(

  11. And why does Kris not think LIR is good enough to add to the setlist.So sad I love that song.

  12. MJ, “All Things Considered” is the late afternoon/early evening program on NPR. “Morning Edition” is the morning one. Which one will Adam be on?

    All Things Considered.

  13. I think Jane Lynch will probably be hilarious on SNL.

    Fantasia should start thinking of her child as top priority. This bugs me.

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