Idol Headlines for 09/01/10

Kellie Pickler and Carrie Underwood are featured in CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock, airing tonight at 8/7c pm ET on ABC.


Kellie Pickler: “I’m Lucky”

Kellie Pickler takes OK!’s Last Word interview in the issue on newsstands now.

The American Idol alum, 24, who is engaged to songwriter Kyle Jacobs, will perform on CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock, which airs tomorrow on ABC.

This is what you won’t find in the magazine.

Read more at OK

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Adam Lambert set to bring the Glam to Malaysia

Glamberts, rejoice! Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Adam Lambert is set to rock Malaysia on October 14th! Part of his Glam Nation Tour Live, the Season 8 runner-up will only be struting his stuff in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Manila in South East Asia before he continues his tour to Australia and New Zealand.

Read more at MSN

Andrew Garcia: You gotta like him

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ca. – Sit down with Andrew Garcia for five minutes and one thing is guaranteed – you will like him. He’s just one of those kids you are drawn to, you root for. One of those with an enthusiasm that rubs off on you.

He made it to the Top 10 in this year’s American Idol Season 9 show. That was good enough for him. He didn’t have to win.

“This is a dream come true. It’s something I have always wanted to do since I started in music, ” Garcia said earlier this month during the show’s Summer Tour.

Read more at the Press Democrat

Kris Allen Interview

American idol winner Kris Allen is in town Tuesday night for a concert with Maroon 5 at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering. FOX 45’s Kathy Hart has the exclusive interview.

Watch the video at Dayton News Source

Gaga comparison aside, Carrie underwhelms

Call it blonde ambition. Or estrogen in overdrive. Or Jupiter aligned with the North Star.

Whatever it was, blockbuster femme music overtook St. Paul on Tuesday with Carrie Underwood, the “American Idol” turned country queen, at the State Fair and pop supernova Lady Gaga at Xcel Energy Center for a second night.

Underwood is the anti-Gaga. That is obvious simply by comparing one line from Underwood’s opening tune, “Cowboy Casanova, ” and one from Gaga’s closing number, “Bad Romance.”

Read more at the Star Tribune

Marshall’s a Clay-mate

Pop singer Clay Aiken helped Democratic Senate candidate Elaine Marshall at a Durham fundraiser Friday night.

Aiken was the special guest along with state Treasurer Janet Cowell at an event held at the home of Ama lendu and Arundhati Chatterjee in Durham. The price of admission ranged from $2, 400 for hosts to $100 for guests.

Aiken, who grew up in Raleigh, backed Marshall’s former rival Cal Cunningham in the Democratic primary in the spring.

Read more at the News and Observer

9 to 5 Tour – First Look! got a sneak peek at the new tour cast’s first rehearsal! Tune in to hear from director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun, producer Mike Isaacson and to get a tiny listen to the cast singing the title song for the VERY first time (before they even had a music rehearsal!).

Starring in the production are Diana DeGarmo, Dee Hoty, Mamie Parris, Kristine Zbornik and Joseph Mahowald. Rounding out the cast are Jane Blass, Patrick Boyd, Paul Castree, Holly Davis, Janet Dickinson, Madeleine Doherty, Marjorie Failoni, Gregg Goodbrod, K.J. Hippensteel, Jesse J.P. Johnson, Michelle Marmolejo, April Nixon, Ryah Nixon, Rick Pessagno, Wayne Schroder, Micah Shepard and Travis Waldschmidt.

Watch the Video at Broadway World

Fantasia Live at VH1

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Simon Cowell wants to sign Katy Perry as judge on American X Factor

Simon Cowell is so Xstatic about Katy Perry’s scene-stealing stint as a judge, he wants to Factor her in for a repeat performance…

Singer Katy, 25, did so well on the panel for the X Factor auditions in Dublin, Simon has offered her a pay-per-show deal on the US version of his hit series.

Sources say Katy could pocket £220, 000 a show.

Impressed with her off-the-cuff comments and deadpan quips, Simon, 50, contacted her at the end of last week – before her appearance on the ITV1 show had even aired.


Lea Michele Covers ‘Glamour’ October 2010

Lea Michele: Little Miss Big-Time

On a sweltering late-summer morning, with her hit show on hiatus before its second season, actress Lea Michele walks into Mud, a cool New York City coffee shop. She’s wearing a bright orange slipdress and sandals. With her long brown hair piled on her head, she could be just another East Village hipster chick. But how many hipsters have been nominated for an Emmy? And how many of them carry a beautiful, loud-enough-to-break-glass voice in such an itty-bitty package?

Read the interview at Glamour

Who turned down ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Exclu: We’ve seen who will cut a rug on the next “Dancing With the Stars.” But do you know who turned ABC down?

According to a source involved with casting, the network approached Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg to join the dance card for the show’s 11th cycle but was unable to secure him. The network also lobbied unsuccessfully for Sylvester Stallone, political commentator Ann Coulter, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the real Erin Brockovich, billionaire Richard Branson, comic actor Tim Allen and former TV darling Suzanne Somers.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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Lee DeWyze speaks at the “Feeding America” press conference in Chicago Saturday.

Adam Lambert Q&A Q102, Newport Kentucky

Adam Lambert Q&A from Sarah Blazak on Vimeo.

Late Night Sandwich – The Girls bring it on!

via Katie Stevens!

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