Idol Headlines for 09/08/10 – The Evening Edition

Via TMZ’s Harvey Levin: “Just found out Susan Boyle got totally dissed by Lou Reed ..he wouldn’t let her sing Perfect Day on America’s Got Talent..She was hysterical…she flew into l.a. today for the show but she’s at LAX right now crying at the airport she’s so upset.” Here’s the story from TMZ. Susan is unprepared to change her song. She is going back to London.


Carrie Underwood Gives Herself Good Marks for Film

Carrie Underwood on her upcoming film Soul Surfer:

“I really liked how everything turned out, including myself, ” Underwood said in an interview Tuesday. “I was really expecting the worst from myself, and I really surprised myself.”

The Grammy-winning country superstar plays a youth counselor in the film, which is based on the story of Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack.

“There are people that are absolutely amazing actors and actresses, and I am not one of those, though who’s to say one day; you never know, maybe I will be, ” she said. “But I’m definitely new at this and just doing what’s fun right now, and I love my music; that’s my first love.”

Read more at the Associated Press


@Idols Now tweets: “CRYSTAL BOWERSOX is Melissa Etheridge’s special guest @ Hard Rock Cafe’s Pinktober campaign kickoff in Hollywood on Sept 28, invitation only”


Allison Iraheta tweets: “A shout out to all of my amazing fans!!! Thank you soo much for ur support!! Means alot!!”


Alexis Grace opens for David Archuleta at the Delta Fair in Memphis on Sunday, Alexis tweets, “Hope you all can make it 2 the best idol night ever!!! Delta fair, Sunday at 6, I’m opening up for THE @DavidArchie!!!! Loves it!!!!”


Sir Elton John ‘turns down’ US X Factor judge job

The Rocket Man turned it down because he couldn’t face the thought of seeing tuneless crazies trying to sing.

‘He was approached but it just didn’t suit his lifestyle, ‘ said the source.

‘Could you imagine Elton jetting off and sitting through some of the oddballs in a place like Illinois or somewhere?’

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Piers Morgan on ‘creating headlines’ with his new CNN gig (starting with a jab at ‘Idol’)

He’s not afraid to go after the big guys – and that includes American Idol: Says the America’s Got Talent star about the in-flux judging panel of TV’s other reality competition series: “I think Idol is in a bit of disarray at the moment. And, frankly, as one of the enemy shows, I’m quite happy to see that disarray. The more disarray, the better.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

Jennifer Hudson celebrates her birthday at the Christ Universal Temple in Chicago, September 12


Casey James on the cover of Southwest Blues magazine

Twenty-seven guitars. But who’s counting? Casey James, an extraordinary lead guitarist and vocalist had to stop and count them to be sure of the number. Why so many? “Because they all sound different, way different, ” exp lains James. According to Billy Gibbons guitarist for ZZ-Top, “Each guitar has its own character and personality, which can be magnified once the player engages in beatin’ it up.” James’ fans have started a Twitter site called “Casey’s Guitars.” The guitar tweets belong to the six guitars selected
to travel on a national concert tour with James, a singer/songwriter from Cool, Texas.

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Check out the lengthy interview inside


Jane Lynch Wants Simon Cowell on ‘Glee’

“I think when we do nationals, wouldn’t he be a great judge?” Lynch asked “Extra’s” Terri Seymour at the “Glee” Season 2 premiere party. Laughing, Lynch added, “Local judge, Simon Cowell.”

Read more at ExtraTV


Party Vids: Which Glee Romance Is On and Which One Is So Over

Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and Heather Morris discuss Glee Season 2 romances with E Online.

Watch the videos at E Online


Meet the Newest ‘Glee’ Cast Members

New and old Glee cast members interview on the Glee premiere red carpet


Glee’s Matthew Morrison set to release album February 2011

Matthew Morrison told Billboard Magazine at the Glee premiere party last night that he hopes to release the album he’s been working on in February 2011.

“I’m about three-quarters of the way done with the album, ” he says. “During our hiatus was the big chunk of putting it together — it’s full-time ‘Glee’ right now. I’m trying to do it on the weekends.” He doesn’t feel like one job is tearing him away from another, however, since “‘Glee’ is promotion of the album.”

Matthew told MTV that he worked on a track with Backstreet Boy JC Chasez. “I wrote about half the album so far, but I’ve definitely co-wrote. I’ve definitely teamed up with some great producers, some great songwriters, ” he teased MTV News at the “Glee” season two premiere party on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. “And yeah, I just did this great song last week with JC Chasez that was very, very cool. It turned out really well. He’s such a good songwriter.”

There’s more at MTV News


‘Glee’ Star Matthew Morrison Goes Retro In Priceless High School Snapshots [PHOTOS]

“Glee” fans, delight in these hilarious adorable photos exclusively obtained by of stage and small screen star Matthew Morrison in high school.

The photos are pretty lulzy. Check them out at Ryan


10 Hints from ‘Glee’ Season Two Premiere

Glee” unveiled its second season premiere on the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles Tuesday night (Sept. 7) — and while we wouldn’t be so rude as to give flat out spoilers to the show, we aren’t above giving some clues as to what everyone’s favorite show choir did over their summer vacation. Here are 10 hints to tide you over until “Glee” returns to Fox on Sept. 21:

1) Empire State of Mind. 2) ? 3) Finn & Rachel 4) Tina & Kevin 5) Tina & Mike 6) ? 7) ? 8.) ? 9) Chord Overstreet 10)?


Find Out Which Glee Stars Are Doing Duets!

Good afternoon, Gleeks. Glee season two premieres in less than two weeks (Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. on Fox ), and our view of the episodes to come got a lot clearer after we interrogated the cast last night at the premiere bash.

Care to know who’s singing what song with who when? Which characters are facing off, and which ones are hooking up? Read on for our latest Glee update, including the dish on who’s singing “one of the best duets ever recorded in the history of duets”:

Read more at E Online


‘Dancing with the Stars” Cheryl Burke Campaigns Against Domestic Violence

ET is with “Dancing with the Stars” two-time champ Cheryl Burke as she courageously breaks her silence about domestic violence and shoots a new PSA for the important social cause.

“Well, it’s happened to me and it can happen to anyone and I’m just here to be able to tell people that it’s very important to be able to talk about it and to reach out to somebody, ” says Cheryl, who is shooting a promotional spot for The Allstate Foundation’s Tell a Gal Pal Campaign.

Watch the video at Entertainment Tonight


Who is the Greatest Diva of the Last 25 Years? We Offer Scientific Proof!

The decline of “Divas Live” is, in many ways, the mark of a network that never quite knows when its shows have run their course, but it is also indicative of a change in the landscape of popular music. While the word diva has found its way into common usage, the actuality of the diva—a puffed-up, preternaturally gifted and hopelessly drama-filled songbird—has been sold off in favor of an endless line of talentless smut merchants (Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Justin Bieber) and boring moaners (everyone else). Consider this potential Divas 2010 lineup: Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood and the Autotune 5000. Sure, that might be an interesting show, but when those six girls convened on center stage to sing an old Aretha song, what could it sound like? Would you hold your breath the way you did when you saw Whitney stumble up on stage next to Mary J Blige and her fucked-up hairdo? Could RoboDivas 2010 pound out a ten-minute anything?

Read more at The Awl


Special Interview with Pete Ganbarg, Executive Vice President of A&R at Atlantic Records

Pete Ganbarg, who heads the A&R department for Atlantic Records, has been one of the most successful A&R execs in the music industry for the past 20 years. Starting in 1989 at SBK Records, Ganbarg has subsequently held top A&R posts at EMI, Arista, Epic and Atlantic Records. He has worked with a tremendous array of hit artists, such as Carlos Santana, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Train, David Cook, Kenny G, Run-D.M.C, Chaka Khan, Aaron Neville, Stone Sour, America, Vanilla Ice and Blessid Union of Souls. Ganbarg has also had success running his independent company, Pure Tone Music, which has been an A&R consulting and music publishing company.

Read more at Songwriter Universe

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