Idol Headlines for 09/05/10

Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox will perform at the Annual Ford Day celebration in Dearborn Mi on Friday, September 17. For more information, check out the Ford Day website.


Allison Iraheta has been removed from Jive Records’ artist roster. It could mean she was dropped…or it could mean that Jive is doing some Labor Day Weekend housecleaning. There’s nothing official yet. I’d save the handwringing till we have some real news.


David Archuleta set to sing brand new song “Things Are Gonna Get Better” at Sunday night’s Jerry Lewis Telethon

David Archuleta will sing a new song “Things Are Gonna Get Better” in the 10 PM PDT hour of the Jerry Lewis MDA telethon tonight.

Check your local listings for time and channel! Ace Young and Nigel Lythgoe will each co-host at some point, and the show will open at 6 pm PDT  with a Tyce Diorio choreographed dance number.


Josiah Leming’s debut album C’mon Kid is now available for Pre-order on iTunes. You can Click this link to Pre-Order C’mon Kid.  Lucky me. I got a preview copy and a I am digging it!  The album officially drops on Tuesday, September 15.


More Headlines after the JUMP…

David Archuleta Sneak Peek from the Jerry Lewis Telethon

Jennifer Hudson Fights Hunger with Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson is launching a new campaign to fight hunger; ‘Lose for Good’ with Weight Watchers.   Watch the campaign commercial below.  Check out the ‘Lose for Good’ site to join or  make a donation.

“Lose for Good” behind the scenes

via Jennifer Hudson Daily

Kara DioGuardi: A tribute to a packaged judge

Oh, Kara. Kara, Kara, Kara. (Sorry, turned on my Randy Jackson switch right there.) Last night, you announced via a statement from Fox that you will not be returning to the tenth season of American Idol. And, sweetie, I gotta tell ya, we’re going to miss you.

I know: I’m a little shocked to have written that statement myself. Because here at PopWatch HQ, we have long been critical of the fourth judge, who was added back in season 8. We chided her for her tendency to favor commercialism over true talent when it came to the show’s contestants.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Fantasia – “I’m Doing Much Better Now”

Fantasia is out promoting her new album, and was there with her in the pre-dawn hours Saturday for her appearance at Atlanta Live.

“I’m doing much better now, ” she told exclusively. “I’ve got my strength. I’m OK.”

It has been just a few weeks since the controversial former American Idol champ attempted suicide following revelations she’s made a sex tape with her married lover.

People: a few words with Taylor Hicks

In a way, Taylor Hicks is back where he started. The fifth American Idol winner is again an independent artist, performing in clubs and casinos, after a run that included being named People magazine’s hottest bachelor in 2006, performing on Broadway and getting dumped by Arista Records.

Having done the major-label thing and now doing it on your own, what’s the biggest difference?

The biggest difference is the more ownership you have in your brand, the more money you make. Here’s the thing, I always try to do smart business. Starting my own record label and then having the Broadway run, there was already a built-in audience for my product.

Read more at the Dallas News

The battle of the high Cs

“America ‘s Got Talent” singing sensation Jackie Evancho fears she could lose the $1 million top prize to fellow opera singer Prince Poppycock.

“He’s very theatrical, ” says the 10-year-old prodigy. “He has a great voice and he’s funny. He’d be a perfect Vegas act.”

The alter-ego of aspiring opera singer John Quale, Poppycock is what you might expect if Lady Gaga and Boy George had a child: a towering, powder-faced concoction of glam-rock, synth-pop and light opera wrapped up in flamboyant period costumes.

Read more at the New York Post


DERMOT O’LEARY has been handed a contract to star in X Factor USA. And he’s ready to sign on the line after being told his wife-to-be is joining the show too. Dermot, 37, will host the show when it hits screens next year.

Read more at the Daily

X Factor’s Storm: I will not become Simon Cowell’s bitch

SHOW sensation Storm Lee, mocked by Simon Cowell last night for his ­“stupid” stage name, hit back last, saying: “I won’t be Simon’s bitch.”

Storm, 37, whose real name is Lee Gardner, sang a dazzling version of U2 classic I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

The audition performance, one of the highlights of the series, got him ­unanimously put through to the next round.

But Simon sniped: “I’m not going to call you Storm because it’s a stupid name. I can’t take you ­seriously.”


Returning home a single woman: A smiling Cheryl Cole flies out of LA

She fled to Los Angeles to rest and recuperate following her battle with malaria and to escape the fallout of her marriage breakdown.

But just two days after her ‘quickie’ divorce from Ashley Cole was granted, a newly single Cheryl Cole is finally ready to return home after more than a month abroad.

Cheryl will remain in the UK until the X Factor season wraps up in December, but will waste no time in returning to the US, according to reports.

Simon Cowell has hinted that Cheryl will almost certainly join him on the panel for the US version of the X Factor, while the News of the World claims she will quit the UK talent show after this season.

Read more at the Daily Mail

Yesterday, Kelly Clarkson celebrated the 8th anniversary of her big Idol win!

Kelly tweeted, “Remember 8 years ago when that silly girl w/skunk streaks n her hair cried on television, squeaked through a song & won Idol …she’s rad :)…THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS. IT’S BEEN BUMPY BUT ONE HELL OF A RIDE :)”

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