Idol Headlines for 08/27/11

Idols Live heads to the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence Rhode Island. Show begins at 7 pm EDT

Andrew Garcia at Northwest Love Jam, Portland OR
Anoop Desai at One Musicfest in Atlanta GA
Bo Bice at Thunder Creek Harley in Chattanooga TN
Danny Gokey at 93.7 Bull Float Trip in Leasburg, MO
David Hernandez in “Jersey Rocks” in Scottsdale, AZ
Josh Gracin at Rockhurst University in Kansas City MO
Kellie Pickler at the Sundusky County Fair, Fremont, OH
Lacey Brown at Castle Rock Festival in Castle Rock, CO
Nikko Smith at Harry’s Restaurant & Bar, St. Louis, MO
More at Idol Stages

Adam Lambert tweets, “So much work to do this upcoming week. Finishing vocals on three different singles! woohoo.”

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Working on a killer tune in the studio! One of the most “out there” tunes we’ve ever recorded http://twitpic.com/6c7czw…Oh noooooo…JP is gonna lay down some banjo! http://twitvid.com/GMNKX

Lauren Alaina is set to play Fall Fest in Lancaster, PA on Sunday October 2. More information HERE.

Thia Megia is doing a special meet and greet in the Philippines on September 22, two days after the Top 11 Idols perform a concert in Manila. A special fan day event will happen at the Portofino Alabang Clubhouse from 11-2pm. More information HERE.

Sanjaya posted some sad news on his facebook, “My Mom, Jillian Recchi was hit by a car while she was walking across the street in New York. The car came speeding around a corner with blacked out windows and no license plates, hit her and her friend and sped off. She’s in critical condition in the hospital and isn’t awake from surgery.. You see that shit in Grand Theft Auto… It hits hard when it’s real life… all you can do is pace until the floor falls out.”  Take care, Sanjaya…

Yesterday, Kris Allen tweeted, “Sittin here with @Zorropup listening to some of these @KidzBop auditions. These kids are serious!”

In an interview yesterday, with Tony and Kris in the morning, Season 8 Idol, Danny Gokey, said his next album will be released in early 2012.

Haley Reinhart rebounds from discouraging ‘American Idol’ round

It wasn’t an easy ride to “American Idol’s” top 3 for Haley Reinhart.

The 20-year-old singer from Wheeling, Ill., known for her soulful renditions of Elton John’s “Bennie and the Jets” and The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” on the 10th season of “Idol, ” was actually passed over during her Chicago audition for season nine before then-judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen Degeneres and current judge Randy Jackson. A year — and a new set of judges with Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler — made all the difference. But Reinhart almost didn’t audition for the show again.

Read more at Daily Gazette

Kelly Clarkson looking beautiful at her video shoot on Friday for her new single, “Mr. Know It All”. See the photo HERE.

Kelly Clarkson's photo Watch out @ashleyarrison! Aben and I look pretty cute together! I'm just sayin :) Thanks for letting me borrow @abeneubanks for my video shoot yesterday. He brought the magic! You should be very proud of your hubby.
Kelly Clarkson on WhoSay

Poll: What will win best reality-competition show at the Emmys?

Both “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” blundered by submitting their season finales, which are rather ho-hum viewing experiences now that we know who prevailed. A much better selection for “Idol” would’ve been the one in which Casey Abrams gets saved from elimination. Shrewdly, Ryan Seacrest submitted that one in the host category, but producer Nigel Lythgoe will continue to lose as long as he stubbornly sticks by entering season finales in the program race.

Read more at the LA Times

Wiig out!

“Bridesmaids” star Kristen Wiig celebrated her 38th birthday on the Queens set of her new movie, “Imogene.” The comedienne was presented by the film’s crew with 100 doughnuts, a spy said, which were piled high like a cake. The rest of the cast — including Annette Bening, Matt Dillon and Darren Criss — gathered to sing “Happy Birthday.” No word on how many doughnuts they plowed through. Wiig plays a writer who fakes a suicide attempt to win back her boyfriend.

Read more at the New York Post

“Dancing with the Stars” Chaz Bono Says “I DO!”

TMZ has learned … Chaz Bono will be hitting the hardwood on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Multiple sources connected with the show tell us … Chaz has signed on and will be partnered with a female professional. Makes sense, because Chaz is legally a man … baby.

Read more at TMZ

‘America’s Got Talent’ Hairstylist Russell Latham Dies at 54

Russell Latham, a renowned Hollywood hairstylist who worked on NBC summer hit America’s Got Talent since its 2006 debut, has died. He was 54. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Responsible for the look of the judges and contestants on the show, Latham came to work despite having to go through hours of dialysis each week, and America’s Got Talent in July received an Emmy nomination for outstanding hairstyling for a multicamera series or special — the show’s first-ever nom.

The crew of more than 200 shared a moment of silence onstage last week, and this week’s shows were dedicated to him. Latham also headed the hair department for Paula Abdul’s short-lived CBS show Live to Dance.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

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