Homecoming queen: Crystal Bowersox returns with American Idol Live!
The American Idol Live! tour stops in Toledo for a 7:30 p.m. show at the Huntington Center before it wraps up two days later in Indianapolis. The two-hour concert features the top 10 finalists from season nine’s “American Idol.” Tickets — $40.50, $50.50, and $70.50 — were still available at press time.
Bowersox said she expects her homecoming to be emotional as she steps onstage in front of family, friends, and fans and caps a rapid Cinderella-like transformation from barroom singer to big-stage entertainer after her runner-up finish to Lee DeWyze on American Idol.
Read the interview with Crystal at The Toledo Blade
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Tim Urban Homecoming
Duncanville will welcome home American Idol finalist Tim Urban at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Duncanville High School’s Panther Stadium, 900 W. Camp Wisdom Road. Urban will sing the national anthem and perform several songs during halftime of the Duncanville football game against Garland High School. He’ll also sign autographs after the halftime show. Tickets are $7. Visit www.duncanvilleisd.org.
Read more at the Dallas Morning News
Matt Giraud headlines Western Michigan University’s Bronco Bash
KALAMAZOO — One of Kalamazoo’s favorite sons is headlining one of Western Michigan University’s largest annual events.
Matt Giraud will perform at this year’s Bronco Bash, set for 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.
The former American Idol contestant and WMU alumnus is one of five acts providing the entertainment at the bash.
Read more at MLive
American Idol star sentenced to community service
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Savannah’s singing sensation and former American Idol contestant, Stephanie Edwards, is speaking out about her recent trouble with the law.
In March, police arrested Edwards and Laquilla White for fighting in Jackson Park. Edwards said they were fighting over a man, that it was “baby mama drama”. The court ordered Edwards and White to stay away from each other.
Edwards said, “I am just happy I’ll have a clean slate. I don’t mind the community service. I was wrong. I put myself in a bad situation and bad predicament.”
Read more at WCET
Fantasia: I’m Bouncing Back
After attempting suicide, Fantasia Barrino is ready to get on with her life. And her first stop on the comeback tour – an impromptu concert in Las Vegas.
With Demi Moore and Soleil Moon Frye on hand, Barrino took to the stage Friday night at Palm’s Casino Resort’s Rain Nightclub to belt out four songs and briefly detail her recent dark days.
Lea Michele & Mark Salling: Biking and Boarding!
Lea Michele and Mark Salling ride around the set of Glee on their respective bicycle and skateboard while taking a break from filming on Thursday (August 26) in Los Angeles.
Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Cory Monteith all strolled around the set as well, though on foot! The cast has been hard at work filming the second season of their hit show.
See the photos at Just Jared
Jane Lynch Almost Had A ‘Whore’
Jane Lynch hits up the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Frozen Moments Gift Lounge backstage celebrating the 2010 Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Saturday (August 28) in Los Angeles.
Check out Jane guest-starring on iCarly on Sept. 11 @ 8/7c on Nickelodeon. Preview the ep below!
Read more at Just Jared
Fantasia — Do As I Say, Not As I Do (Or Say)
Fantasia Barrino admittedly took a whole bottle of aspirin because she “wanted it to be over with” — but in a Las Vegas club Friday night, she made the whole incident seem like something that was done to her … not something she did to herself.
It’s been three weeks since her “suicide attempt” and Fantasia has gone back to shooting her reality show and promoting her new album. She performed at Rain nightclub over the weekend where she told the crowd, “They thought I was finished, they thought I was done, they counted me out. But I will never, ever stop. I don’t care what nobody say about me … Don’t let your haters stop you. Don’t let nobody stand in the way of your destiny.”
Read more and see the video at TMZ