Idol Headlines for 08/24/10

Jennifer Hudson’s Nightmare Continues: Accused Killer Of Nephew Avoids Trial Again

Nearly two years after Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew were brutally murdered; the family is trying to move on but still doesn’t have any closure.

Prime suspect William Balfour was charged in the triple homicide in late 2008 and has learned that the much anticipated case has been granted yet another continuance today.

Read more at RadarOnline


Crystal Bowersox to play Power to the Peaceful festival in San Francisco September 11

Crystal Bowersox tweets, “POWER TO THE PEACEFUL. I will be performing on Sept. 11th!!! MICHAEL FRANTI and many others. Check it out….

Michael Franti and Spearhead, Rebelution and Rupa and the April Fishes are some of the other artists performing at the 12th Annual Power to the Peaceful Festival. More info can be found HERE. Peace, man! Heh.


Alex Lambert performs at the Sunset Music Fest

From @ificandream: It’s official @TrueAlexLambert is scheduled to perform @ the Sunset Music Fest this Sat. 8/28 @The Roxy 6:35 pm!! Tix:


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PREACH IT! Auto-Tuned voices aren’t the only TV ‘reality’ that producers control [Updated]

During the first year of “American Idol, ” contestants were so loosely handled that they could be collared and even interviewed during cigarette or water breaks before and after tapings; the kids milled and mingled out in the parking lots with everyone else. That all changed within a year; now access to contestants is arranged far in advance through publicists. Even contestants’ families are generally muzzled by publicists on shows like this.

Given all that careful micromanagement, is it really surprising that the voices on a show like “X Factor” aren’t exactly real?

Read more at the LA Times

What happens when reality TV starts getting real

(CNN) — Fans of Fantasia Barrino’s reality show “Fantasia For Real” won’t have long before they learn if the series will live up to its name.

The second season of the VH1 show premieres September 19, after the singer’s overdose following allegations about her relationship with a married man.

The incident raises the issue of how reality shows handle the troubles and tragedies of their stars before an audience expecting an insider’s view of the subjects’ lives.

Read more at CNN

“Human” Co-written by Jordin Sparks available on iTunes

A couple months ago Jordin performed “Human” with Natalie Grant at the 41st Dove Awards (video below). Now, “Human”, which is co-writtten by Jordin, Dan Muckala & Jason Ingram and performed by Natalie Grant, is available for download on itunes.

Human – Human – Single

Adam Lambert – Fly 92.3 Albany – Meet & Greet – Part 1

Adam Lambert – Fly 92.3 Albany – Meet & Greet – Part 2

Adam Lambert – Fly 92.3 Albany – Meet & Greet – Part 3


GLEE Apparel Launch Event with Jenna, Kevin and Heather!

Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris celebrate the Glee apparel launch at Macy’s Beverly Center on Saturday (August 21) in Los Angeles.

Heather, who plays Brittany on the show, opened up about recreating Britney Spears‘ “Me Against the Music” video.

Read more at Just Jared

Kurt’s Glee Boyfriend: Tall Blonde With “Pouty Lips”

It looks like Kurt will finally get his star quarterback on Glee.

No, we’re not talking a romance with Finn, but…

Rumors that new cast member Chord Overstreet will play Chris Colfer’s on-screen boyfriend appear to be true.

“They’ve cast him already, ” Jane Lynch told us last night at the Audi and Chopard Emmy party when we asked about Kurt’s much-anticpiated love interest. “He becomes the new star quarterback and he’s going to be Kurt’s boyfriend.”

Read more at E Online

‘Dancing with the Stars’: ‘Hills’ star Audrina Patridge locked for Season 11

Sources confirm to Zap2it that “The Hills'” Audrina Patridge has signed on for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars.”

This marks the first post-“Hills” addition to the MTV star’s dance card, which has been relatively empty since the series ended its six-season run in July.

Read more at Zap2it

Alex Lambert sings ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on the Sirius Satellite Elvis Show

Alex Lambert visited Graceland, Sun Studios and performed at Elvis Week for If I Can Dream. Here, He performs ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ on Sirius satellite’s Elvis-themed radio show.

Watch the entire episode of If I Can Dream HERE.

David Archuleta answers Fan Questions

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