Idol Headlines for 08/31/10

Kelly Clarkson album update

Kelly Clarkson, currently recording her next album, reveals her favorite song in a tweet: “For all of those asking, the new record is sounding great! My favorite song thus far is called ‘You love me’!”

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Jordin Sparks Injures Hip, Temporarily Out of In the Heights

Jordin Sparks, who recently joined In the Heights as neighborhood sweetheart Nina, suffered a hip injury during the August 28 evening performance. Sparks finished the remainder of the show, but did not go on for either of the August 29 performances. Her injury has yet to be officially diagnosed, and no return date for the star has been announced.

Read more at Broadway.com

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American Idol Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze announced his support for Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month at a Chicago press conference Saturday

Winning style: “American Idol” Allen bringing his rock show to State Theatre

Along with touring right now, Allen has been writing in anticipation of a new album.

“I’m writing in my free time, ” he said. “No time at all now to get into the studio, so I’m just writing. In the winter, we’ll get back in the studio, lay some stuff down and get it out.”

Though some try out for “American Idol” searching for fame and fortune, Allen’s intentions were a little different.

Read more at the Altoona Mirror

Nashville Celebrates Wynonna

Dignitaries, community and music industry leaders came together Tuesday night to celebrate Wynonna Judd with the Cecil Scaife Visionary Award for her humanitarian contributions to the local, national and international community.? ?

A power packed room at the Tennessee Governor’s Residence gave tribute to the big-hearted star. Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and wife Ann Davis, music icon Mike Curb along with wife Linda, joined 2009 American Idol finalist and Sony/RCA artist Danny Gokey, music industry and civic leaders Tony Brown, Connie Bradley, Hal Cato, and Harry Chapman in paying tribute to Wynonna for the countless charitable endeavors championed through her personal mentorship and support.

The event proceeds will fund a scholarship awarded in Wynonna’s name to a Belmont student studying for a career in the music industry.? ?

“There was electricity in the air as Danny Gokey sang to Wy, one of his idols, and a lump in the throats of the audience throughout the evening as we had the honor of celebrating one of Nashville and the world’s most beloved stars, this time not for her one of a kind talent, but for her one of a kind heart, ” said event Chairperson Pamela Davis Needham.? ?

Read more at Wynnona.com

‘Idol’ no longer: Taylor Hicks enjoys having control over his life, work

In a way, Taylor Hicks is back where he started.

Hicks, the fifth American Idol winner, is again an independent artist, performing in clubs and casinos.

It’s a far cry from winning TV’s top-rated singing competition and being named People magazine’s Hottest Bachelor in 2006.

Read more at the Toledo Blade

Kimberley Locke: Life after “American Idol”

Once the final chapter of “American Idol” is written there will be a few things that will not go unmentioned: Simon’s sharp tongue, Paula Abdul’s unpredictable antics and the big powerful voices that the show introduced to America. One of those voices is season 2 finalist, Kimberley Locke. She may not have beat out Clay Aiken or Ruben Studdard but she has proven that with determination you can still find success on the dance floor, that is.

Since leaving “American Idol, Kimberley has racked up numerous Billboard dance hits including her latest hit “Strobelight.” Now she is the first artist signed to “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson’s Dream Merchant 21 record label and hard at work on her upcoming reality series, “Making the Curve.”

Read more at Teen Music

VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Fantasia Performs In Vegas Before Star-Studded Crowd

Fantasia Barrino got a much-needed boost from superstar Demi Moore and several other celebrities when they came-out to support her new album’s launch in Las Vegas, RadarOnline.com has learned.

And Moore really got the crowd going when she took to the dance floor as Fantasia performed with her friend Snoop Dogg.

Read more and see the video at Radaronline

New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ cast: ‘Dirty Dancing’ with Mrs. Brady, The Situation and Rick Fox’s hair

How did ABC manage to nab The Situation, The Hoff, and The (Bristol) Palin? Not to mention Jennifer Grey, Michael Bolton and Florence Henderson? We refuse to say anything about putting Baby in a corner. And then there’s Kurt Warner and Rick Fox! Hello? And adorable Kyle Massey, beautiful Brandy, hilarious Margaret Cho and unlucky-in-love Audrina Patridge.

We spoke with “Dancing With The Stars” senior producer and head of casting Deena Katz about how she selected her dirty dozen. Among the tidbits she shared: The first two contestants to sign up were Warner and Patridge, she has asked Hasselhoff and Grey to participate on the show every season since the first, and she considered Palin and the Situation longshots, but they were quickly interested.

Read more at the LA Times

Is Simon Cowell planning to let Shirlena Johnson rejoin the X Factor?

Axed X Factor contestant Shirlena Johnson may get a reprieve and a chance to return to the show.

Simon Cowell and producers dropped her from the series after it a medical report and the show doctor said she may not be able to able to cope with the stress of the show.

But last night Cowell admitted he felt his hands were tied and was investigating if there was anyway to bring her back.

Read more at the Daily Mail.co.uk

Jackie Evancho’s voice strikes a chord

It’s been nearly three weeks since 10-year-old Jackie Evancho took the nation’s breath away on NBC’s ” America’s Got Talent.” Her version of “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicchi” brought the house down and assured her a place in Tuesday night’s semifinals.

And sure enough, within minutes of her performance, the Internet was alight with people insisting the young girl was lip-synching. The rumor mill was running at such a furious pace that on the next evening’s results show judge Howie Mandel asked Evancho to sing a few notes on her own to prove it was really her voice that audiences were hearing.

Read more at the LA Times

Security Guard Roger Talks to New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Cast [VIDEO]

In his latest mission, Ryan sent E! security guard Roger out to the “Dancing With The Stars” cast reveal press event, where he joined intern Nelson to talk to the new stars!

More at RyanSeacrest.com

Dianna Agron: Drop Dead Vanity Fair Gorgeous

This girl gets more gorgeous with each passing day!

Dianna Agron is all sorts of wonderful in this new shoot for the October 2010 issue of Vanity Fair, on stands Sept. 7. Here’s what we learn about the 24-year-old Glee hottie:

See the Photos at JustJared

The X Factor Australia 2010 Auditions 1 Nicole Canaway

20-year old Nicole Canaway, who has been living in a storage container, sings Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home” for her X Factor Australia audition

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