David Archuleta, Ace Young, Nigel Lythgoe to appear on the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon
Nigel Lythgoe and Ace Young will co-host, David Archuleta will perform on the 2010 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, set to run 21 1/2 hours, beginning Sunday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. EDT. Originating live from the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, the show concludes Labor Day, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. Check listings for local start and end times, or visit mda.org.
Enrique Iglesias, Lynyrd Skynryd, WAR, John Ondrasik, OneRepublic, and Barry Manilow are also set to appear. The show opening is choreographed by SYTYCD choreographer, Tyce Diorio. Numbers from popular Broadway and Vegas shows will also be featured.
For more information, read the Press Release.
From @IdolsNow: “Publicist for CARLY SMITHSON’s band We Are The Fallen announces new single “Tear The World Down” to be released Oct 12.”
Aaron Kelly tweets, “I am excited about fan day :) I hope a lot of you guys will be there :) its September 11th in Hughesville, PA :)” You can meet Aaron at the Hughesville Fairgrounds at 1:30 PM EDT.
@IdolsNow: “TRENYCE moving to London to join cast of Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 tribute show “Thriller Live” at Lyric Theatre in the West End.”
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Carlos Santana, Chris Daughtry, Gavin Rossdale, Indie.Arie at Hard Rock Hotel today
Launch listening party for Carlos Santana’s new guitar classics album will feature performances from Indie.arie, Gavin Rossdale and Chris Daughtry, who are all featured on the album. Clive Davis will also be at the listening debut of Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All set to drop 9/21.
Read more at Las Vegas Weekly
Daughtry — A Day in the Life
Being part of ‘American Idol’ will follow you wherever you go, but season five standout Chris Daughtry has managed to shake off the show’s stigma and pave his own way toward rock star status.
After his stint on the hit show, he turned down a lead singer gig with Fuel and formed his own band, the aptly titled Daughtry, in 2006. With their multi-platinum and award-winning self-titled 2006 debut and 2009’s ‘Leave This Town’ recently passing the million mark in sales, it’s safe to say that Daughtry are doing pretty well on their own.
Read more at AOL.com
Adam Lambert Answers Fan Questions at WXLO in Providence RI
Adam says his next album will be released in the Spring, and he wants to do more writing this time around
Adam Lambert and his band visited DonorsChoose.org in New York City yesterday. Adam has partnered with the organization to raise money to fund arts in the classroom. Check out a bunch of photos from his visit HERE.
David Archuleta to Perform at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
David Archuleta is all smiles as he performs at Inside Studio Q For A Live Performance at Q102 in Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon (August 24).
The 19-year-old singer will be helping to headline the 2010 Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day THIS WEEKEND in NYC.
Read more and see the photos at Just Jared
Please Don’t Feed the Narcissist: The Fantasia Barrino Follies
Why should I care about this Idol? Perhaps I would have left it alone if she (or the staff at American Idol) had not used her alleged religious faith and her holy single motherhood card as her raison d’être. Just because she fashioned herself as a gospel singer/wailer did not mean she was ever singing for God, just for celebrity. Perfect – in an Oprah influenced world where feigned emotion works as a palliative for people who are unable to experience anything authentic.
In a taped interview at church, just two weeks after vocal cord surgery, (please check out this link, it is surreal!) she got on the stage and whispered dramatically and gave of herself so completely to her flock that she even sang just a bit for them risking her recovery, God bless her. The creepiest of all was when she put her arms around a group of small children and offered them golden nuggets of timeless advice.
Read more at the Huffington Post
Bucky Covington Uses His Head to Win ATV Race
Bucky Covington loves pretty much anything with wheels, so it’s no surprise that during a recent concert taping for the 3rd Annual Fisher’s ATV World reunion show in Pennsylvania, he and his twin brother, Rocky, took to their ATVs to compete against each other in an ATV obstacle course.
Bucky says he loves having a twin, but he’s found that it means he has to automatically double the fun whenever he makes a purchase on something fast! “The bad thing and the great thing is that I have an identical twin brother. And that’s really cool … it’s a homemade best friend from the word go, ” Bucky tells The Boot. “But the bad part about it is if I go out and buy a toy, I’ve always got to buy two of ’em! So that gets pricey after awhile! But we don’t buy real expensive stuff. I buy everything used … dirt bikes and whatever, usually pretty inexpensive stuff. Usually all it takes for us to have fun is a campfire and a cooler of beer, but sometimes you gotta have a dirt bike!”
Read more at The Boot
Woman Can Sue Over ‘American Idol’ Dust-Up
(CN) – A 68-year-old woman can sue for false arrest after he was kicked out of an American Idol concert, a New York appeals court ruled.
Pauline Guntlow was attending the concert at Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y., when she was ejected at the request of fellow concertgoer Marc Barbera. He told police that Guntlow had hit his wife, Alicia.
Guntlow said that Alicia and the Barberas’ 4-year-old daughter stood up during the concert, blocking their view. Guntlow said she only tapped Alicia on the shoulder and asked her to sit.
Read more at CourthouseNews
Watch: Paula Abdul Perfects Her ‘Booty Walk’
Check out Paula Abdul as she perfects her “booty walk” on the set of “Drop Dead Diva.”
The pop star and former “American Idol” judge tells ET that it’s a shame she didn’t get a chance to do her “booty walk” when she filmed her guest-starring appearance on the Lifetime show, but she’s showing it off now — only for ET!
Watch the video at Entertainment Tonight
Billy Joel Gives ‘Glee’ A Hall Pass For His Music
Matthew Morrison and Neil Patrick Harris dueted to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” on “Glee” last season, and Billy told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson that more of his illustrious catalog might make it to McKinley High.
“Have you ever seen ‘Glee’?” Shaun asked.
“Yeah, ” Billy confirmed.
“Would you sign off on a ‘Glee’ episode of Billy Joel?” she continued.
“I already have, ” Billy confirmed, breaking news about the hit FOX show.
A nonchalant Billy told Shaun that it’s not a question of if the McKinley High halls will echo in his “New York State of Mind, ” but when.
Read more at Access Hollywood
Dianna Agron & Alex Pettyfer: New Couple Alert!
Glee starlet Dianna Agron holds hands and shoots some hoops with her new British boyfriend, Alex Pettyfer, while on break from shooting her hit series Glee on Tuesday (August 24) in Los Angeles.
Dianna, 24, and Alex, 20, co-star in the upcoming sci-fi action flick, I Am Number Four. It looks like their on-screen chemistry spilled over into their real lives!
Read more at Just Jared
Exclusive: Glee’s Naya Rivera Keyed Mark Salling’s Lexus in Jealous Fit
Hell hath no fury like a Cheerio scorned.
Though a source tells the new Us Weekly Glee costars Mark Salling, 28, and Naya Rivera, 23, were never an exclusive couple, Salling’s dates with other women this summer caused an infuriated Rivera to egg and key his pricey car.
Read more at US
Simon Cowell’s Third UK Cheating Scandal
Talkback Thames emailed me. The producers are trying to split hairs; they claim the sound enhancement software is used only in post-production, and that Cowell and fellow panelists Piers Morgan and Amanda Holden do hear and judge only the performers’ raw efforts. But the audience is deprived of making fair comparisons about the contestants’ talent amid allegations that some singers are advancing because of interesting backstories instead of vocal ability. Even now, Talkback Thames is refusing to confirm or deny whether Britain’s Got Talent’s most famous contestant, Susan Boyle, had her audition helped by Auto-Tune. That YouTube video of her performance garnered 120 million views, earning ITV an estimated $500, 000 and making her a global singing sensation. But her success won’t feel so magical if it turns out her audition was Auto-Tuned as well.
Read more at Deadline.com
Fantasia Lopez Tonight Preview
Fantasia appears on Lopez Tonight on TBS tonight at 11 pm