Kris Allen drops by Alexis Grace’s radio show on The Q in Memphis Listen HERE
Jordin Sparks misses a performance of In the Heights
Jordin Sparks, joined the cast of In the Heights on August 19th and less than 10 days later posted on twitter: “Got my 1st broadway injury tonight. Hurt my hip in the first act. But I finished the show! Thank you so much to everyone who came tonight. Sorry I couldn’t sign. It’s hard to stand/walk. Hopefully the physical therapist can fix me!” She offer consolation to the fans who missed the autograph signing, tweeting: “If you’d like, you can send your playbills/tkts/pics w/ a stamped return envelope to the theatre & I’ll get them back to you. Thank you for understanding. It means the world. Love you guys. <3”
For today’s [Sunday’s] performance Courtney Reed went on. Let’s hope she gets better so her fans will no be disappointed.
Read more at Times Square Chronicles
‘Idol’s’ Nigel Lythgoe: We’re looking for chemistry
“There isn’t another Ellen DeGeneres or Simon Cowell, ” Lythgoe said, so “you’re looking for people that will have great chemistry.” In the beginning, he pointed out, it was “that chemistry created that entire team.”
While Lythgoe said he had “no idea” what’s going to happen with Kara DioGuardi, he did say that they’re going to have to nail down who will fill those empty judges seats soon – in about three weeks, as a matter of fact.
Read more at CNN.com
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American Idol Judges: “All the Seats Are Open, ” Says Nigel Lythgoe
Nigel Lythgoe insists you shouldn’t believe everything you’ve been hearing about American Idol.
AI’s returning producer says he still doesn’t have all the judges finalized…
“All the seats are open, ” Lythgoe told us at yesterday’s BAFTA/LA pre-Emmy Tea Party.
Read more at E Online
Nigel Lythgoe avoids ‘Idol’ talk
American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe wouldn’t discuss the show’s recent upheaval regarding judges: “While we’re in negotiations, I’m not at liberty to talk to anybody. … American Idol is about the young kids (contestants) who come forward. If we find the right judges, I think the people will invest in it as much as they did before. In the end, it’s the Kelly Clarksons and Carrie Underwoods who we remember.”
Read more at USA Today
Aerosmith’s Perry calls situation ‘normal’
“He told me just a couple of days ago he signed his papers to join the show. As far as he knew, everything’s set to go, ” lead guitarist Joe Perry said late last week by phone on their way to a show in Syracuse, N.Y. Bassist Tom Hamilton said the same thing to the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger last week.
Perry said he doesn’t expect an “Idol” announcement to affect the current tour, set to end Sept. 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beyond that, he said it’s anybody’s guess what happens with the band.
Read more at Cincinnati.com
Crystal Bowersox and the American Idol Tour play Toledo
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – The American Idol Tour played the Huntington Center in downtown Toledo Sunday night. Along with the nine other performers was Elliston native Crystal Bowersox, the runner-up on the TV show.
The Idol tour rolled into town in the middle of the night from Chicago. Bowersox says she was tied up at the Huntington Center all day and didn’t make it home to Elliston.
Bowersox says the American Idol experience has been exhausting. But after a long, hard day of work she’s grateful and happy to be doing what she loves: performing for a live audience.
Read more at WTOL.com
Northwest Ohio holds fond memories for ‘Idol’ runner-up Crystal Bowersox
TOLEDO – As Crystal Bowersox came home Sunday to Northwest Ohio for one of the final performances in the “American Idol Live Tour 2010, ” she looked back on growing up in Elliston but also forward to how she hopes to shape her career.
Bowersox, who was runner-up in this season’s popular television show, performed with fellow “Idols” Sunday at The Huntington Center in Toledo. The tour concludes Tuesday in Indianapolis.
Read more at Marion Star
Jubilant Bowersox, crowd of 6, 800 rock the house
Crystal Bowersox’s four-song set Sunday night at Huntington Center was a blur of emotion, jubilation, and unabashed love between the northwest Ohio native and about 6, 800 of her best friends.
A long, full-throated roar greeted the Elliston, Ohio, native when she strolled onto the stage for the American Idols Live! show wearing a T-shirt that said “Peace” and a million-watt grin.
Read more at the Toledo Blade
Idol tour brings Bowersox home
As she sat down for an interview hours before performing live in her home city, Crystal Bowersox grinned and slammed something down on the table.
A baby bottle.
About a third of it was still full, and she’d had it in her pocket all afternoon.
When a media representative walked by and tried to pluck it out of the camera’s view, Crystal grabbed it back.
“I think it’s funny, ” she giggled.
Read more at Sandusky Register
Crystal sings to hometown crowd
Mamasox was back home in Northwest Ohio, Sunday night. Crystal Bowersox and other American Idol season 9 contestants stopped by the Glass City for a special performance at the Huntington Center.
The Elliston native was able to see friends, fans and family members she hasn’t seen in a while. “That’s been the biggest surprise, ” said Bowersox. “How devoted and how much love these fans have.”
Read more at FOX Toledo
Curiocity: Q & A With Top 10 ‘American Idols’
Before this year’s Top 10 “American Idols” took the stage to throngs of screaming fans — at the Target Center Friday night — they took a moment to talk about life on the road and what’s next with just five shows left to go.
It was a routine they’ve no doubt come accustomed to, as “press hour” has been built in to their daily schedule of bus trips and sound checks. Still, the foursome of “Idol” stars — runner-up Crystal Bowersox, Aaron Kelly, Tim Urban and Didi Benami — faced another round of media questioning in stride (even if it interrupted Miss Bowersox’s, no doubt, needed napping.)
So without further ado, see what the Season 9 finalists had to say during their brief stop in Minneapolis.
Read more at WCCO.com
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Event
The magic of “Beauty and the Beast” returns to movie theaters for a two-day cinema event on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. local time and Oct. 2 at 12 noon local time! Prior to the feature presentation, Jordin Sparks will take audiences through an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the newly restored high-definition animated classic and the making of her all-new “Beauty and the Beast” music video.
Read more at the Washington Post
Freddie Mercury: Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Humble Showman
Mercury’s voice was untrained and unpredictable, sometimes soaring from an earthy baritone to a wild but heavenly tenor.
“It’s supersexy, ” says American Idol star Adam Lambert. He spent hours upon hours listening to Queen, trying to figure out how Mercury did it. And when he auditioned for Idol, he sang Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
“Freddie’s voice has so much texture to it, ” Lambert says. “He kind of grabs at everything, he squeezes it.”
(Audio from NPR will be available at 9 am et)
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‘Glee’ Scoop: Jayma Mays, Mike O’Malley talk ‘Wemma, ‘ Kurt/Finn, and The Boss
Just how crazy did things get when I caught up with Glee’s Jayma Mays and Mike “Kurt’s Dad” O’Malley at the 2010 Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film pre-Emmy bash? Let me put it to you this way. Before we were done, she got a little too close to my, ahem, microphone while discussing her upcoming on-screen affair with John Stamos, and he persuaded me to use a Springsteen classic to make my world premiere as a singer right here on Ausiello TV. Or did he? Press play to find out!
Watch the video at Entertainment Weekly
No ‘Glee’ over no royalties
Some cast members of Fox hit “Glee” claim they’ve been stiffed out of profits from the show’s big-selling soundtrack.
After their latest record, “Glee: The Music — Journey to Regionals” landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in June, star Mark Salling said he’d seen “not a dime” of royalty payments from label Sony Music.
Co-star Corey Montieth told Toby Knapp’s DC 99.5 radio show: “I got 400 bucks from it going No. 1. But you know what, that’s OK, because if I’m patient, and if this thing does really well, maybe I’ll see another 400 bucks.”
Read more at the New York Post
‘Mad Men, ‘ ‘Modern Family’ win top Emmys
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards began with a song and dance number with host Jimmy Fallon and surprise guests, including Tina Fey, “Glee” cast members, Jon Hamm and Betty White, but the night spotlighted many first-time winners and featured some upsets.
AMC’s “Mad Men” took home its third straight award for top drama, while newcomer and critical favorite “Modern Family” grabbed its first win for comedy series.
When “Family” co-creator Steve Levitan referred to the lack of recognition for writers as he accepted on behalf of the cast and crew, he joked, “That’s Hollywood!”
Read More at The Hollywood Reporter
New David Blog – 8/30/10
Helloo to everyone from Nashville. It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog, so I thought it’d be a good week to write one.
I’ve had a really great past couple of weeks! I’ve been on the first leg of a radio promo tour, and it’s been great visiting all the different radio stations and getting to perform again! I started in Greenville, South Carolina for B93.7’s Zoo-A-Palooza to help raise money for the local Greenville Zoo there. I then went to Louisville, Kentucky where I got to do a show for WDJX with other performers like We The Kings, Hot Chelle Rae, Iyaz, and Kris Allen as the host. It was really fun hanging with everyone there. We then made stops at 106.3 in Lexington, Q102 in Cincinnati, WNCI in Columbus, and Q102 in Philly. It’s fun getting to go to all of the different radio stations! We also went to PRO FM in Rhode Island, which is always great going over to see them! After that we went to Sixflags New England for a show with KC 101 where Auburn, Boys Like Girls, Flo Rida, and Bruno Mars performed at too. I must admit that I’m a pretty big fan of Bruno Mars’s stuff. He has an awesome voice. I’m sure you guys know his new song Just the Way You Are, but if you haven’t then you should really check it out.
Read more at DavidArchuleta.com