Idol Headlines for 08/26/11

David Hernandez in “Jersey Rocks” in Scottsdale AZ
Kellie Pickler at Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA
Mandisa at Women of Faith in Dallas TX
Nikko Smith at Pinch Penny Club, in Carbondale, IL
Trenyce in “Thriller Live” in London UK
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The last of the American Idol Season 11 cattle call auditions take place in Houston, TX today.

Lea Michele tweets, “What a nice day with the family. Gotta get to bed cause I have an early call tomorrow! Shooting a funny scene with @chriscolfer first up!”

Fall music: 11 albums worth a closer listen

Kelly Clarkson Stronger (Oct. 25)

Outline: Clarkson’s latest arrives accompanied by the usual whiff of behind-the-scenes drama. Though there were reports that the album was completed in February, her label says Clarkson was still recording in the spring. Demos were leaked during the summer but quickly taken offline. The finished product includes songs co-written by the American Idol champ and producers Rodney Jerkins, Toby Gad and Greg Kurstin.

Read more at USA Today

Blake Lewis Fan Q&A

Blake took time out of his busy schedule to answer some of your questions you sent in to us a few months back for our special fan Q&A with Blake.

Thank you to all the fans who sent in questions and a BIG thank you to Blake for doing this.

via Blake Lewis Army

‘Glee’ Fan Teresa Musumeci Says Show Used Her Idea And Gave Her No Credit

She told the station, that while outside the venue she asked a security guard to give a letter she had written to actor Cory Monteith. In a what might be the strangest part of the story, the security gaurd actually did give the star the letter and when Monteith came out to meet the crowd, Musumeci says he told her had “gotten the letter and that he loved it and he had read it.”

Flashforward many months later to Musumeci watching the May 3rd episode of “Glee” which opened with actress Heather Morris’ character Britney hosting a web show called “Fondue For Two.”

Musumeci claims that in the letter she sent to Cory Monteith, she described her own webshow she was writing and planning to air on YouTube called “Fondue For Two.”

Read more at Huffington Post

Darren Criss not attached to ‘Downers Grove’ after all

Looks like Darren Criss will get to avoid some on-set awkwardness after all. Just four days after American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that Darren Criss may be starring in an adaptation of Michael Hornburg’s Downers Grove that he’s writing, EW has learned that the Glee star is in fact not attached to the film.

Read more at EW

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Dermot Mulroney

PC: GLEE is one of the biggest subjects here at BroadwayWorld, so I have to ask: what was shooting with Chris Colfer like on his screenwriting debut this Summer? DM: Well, I came in from overseas to do a couple of days on STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

PC: What was the shoot like? DM: That was a really good project. I had a small part, but I had the pleasure of playing his dad. And, he plays kind of a unique and kind of troubled teenager. I find myself in those sort of dad roles these days. (Laughs.)

PC: Chris wrote the original screenplay, correct? DM: He did. That’s one of the things that set that project aside from others – just that such a young guy came up with a screenplay and such a good idea for a story. But, even beyond that, it sends a really strong, positive message.

Read more at Broadway World

Glee Project’s Alex Newell on Being a Drag (Not a Diva), and Facing ‘Genuine Hate’

TVLINE | During one of your last-chance performances, Ryan and the judges made a casual comment about drag, and then next time you were in front of them, you came out in a dress, heels, and wig. Had you done drag before?
This was the first time I had ever done drag, and it was kind of hard. I was apprehensive toward doing it because my family was watching the show, and I didn’t know how they’d take it. But other than that it was pretty good.

Read more at TV Line

EMMYS: Q&A With Brad Falchuk Of ‘Glee’

Brad Falchuk had quite a summer. While working on two shows at once as the co-creator of Glee and FX’s forthcoming American Horror Story, he found himself recently disputing reports of Glee stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, and Cory Monteith leaving the series after Season 3. Despite the fan backlash and gripes online about the quality of its sophomore season, Glee still snared a dozen Primetime Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Read more at Deadline

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