Idol Headlines for 09/08/10

Chris Daughtry Announces NEW TV Appearances:

Chris Daughtry and his band have a few TV appearances coming up, to promote their new single, “September”.

R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2010: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (show shoots 9/14)
  • Monday, September 20, 2010: Lopez Tonight (show shoots 9/15) (There’s an error on the Daughtry website. I double checked with CW)
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2010: Dancing with the Stars

On DWTS, Santana will join Chris to sing  “Photograph” from the upcoming Guitar Hero CD.  That’s in addition to “September”

Via Daughtry Official


Cops doubt ‘Idol’ threat

Not even cops want to hear his sad song.

An “American Idol” reject — who is suing the show for $100 million, claiming producers urged him to “gay up” his act — said the NYPD yesterday scoffed at his plea for protection after he received death threats.

“They told me, ‘If you get killed, come back and we’ll write you a report, ‘ ” Ian Benardo said of the alleged brushoff he received at the 19th Precinct station house on the Upper East Side.

Read more at the New York Post

‘Glee’ Premiere to Include Jay-Z, Gaga, Poison

In its first season, Glee featured some weirdly eclectic song choices: Remember “Thong Song” and “Sweet Caroline” in the “Mash-Up” episode? But in the season-two premiere on September 21st, the show will outdo itself. Rolling Stone has learned that the first episode will feature renditions of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind, ” Lady Gaga’s “Telephone, ” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire, ” and Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” In true Gleek fashion, the cast will also perform two vintage Broadway musical standards — “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line and “Getting to Know You” from The King and I — as well as “Listen” from the film version of Dreamgirls.

Read more at Rolling Stone


@IdolsNow: “CONSTANTINE MAROULIS sings National Anthem at Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals game, Friday Sept 10, 8:10 PM CDT, U.S. Cellular Field”


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Josiah Leming Plays New Music For Reality Rocks, Is Awesome, Proves Simon Cowell Wrong, Etc.

Check out Josiah’s fantastic semi-acoustic performances below, along with an informal Q&A between Josiah and the Yahoo! Music staff. And come on, kids: Go buy Come On Kid (which features “To Run, ” by the way) and prove Simon Cowell wrong, while you’re at it…

Watch the Videos at Yahoo Music


See a trailer for the new film Lifted featuring Season 2 Idol winner, Rubin Studdard right HERE. The film, shot in and around Birmingham, AL also features Taylor Hicks and will debut at Birmngham’s Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.


Ellen Degeneres Does a Special Top 20 for David Letterman

Check out Ellen Degeneres’s Top 10 list from Last night’s Late Show With David Letterman. #9 is “What’s the point of quitting American Idol if Randy keeps calling me?”

Carrie Underwood: Casual Cute in NYC

Having been enjoying a little time off following a whirlwind summer in which she tied the knot with NHL player Mike Fisher, Carrie Underwood was spotted tending to midday work duties in New York City on Tuesday afternoon (September 7).

Donning a black Blondie t-shirt with black sweats and striped sweater and flip-flops, the “Before He Cheats” singer looked casual cute as she was accompanied by a few mates while leaving a photo shoot session in the West Village.

See the photos at Gossip Center

BBQ&A: Anoop Desai, Barbecue Hero and American Idol

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumnus Anoop Desai is perhaps best known as the author of an undergraduate honors thesis in American Studies entitled Why Barbecue Matters in the South. The 60-page paper takes a scholarly look at southern culture through the grease-streaked lens of barbecue. “If one examines the Durkheimian paradigm in relation to North Carolina barbecue, ” Desai writes, “then North Carolinians are divided into two clans of the same ethnic group… there are clear divisions between the eastern and western styles.” Heady stuff indeed, but amazingly Desai’s work in the field of American Studies is not his only claim to fame…

Read more at BBQ Jew

Kara DioGuardi and Jason Reeves sing “Terrified” at the Mint in LA last night

X Factor favourite ‘can’t take the strain’: Fears for ‘frail and vulnerable’ teenager Cher Lloyd

She exuded a confidence far beyond her tender years as she strutted around the stage during her X Factor audition.

But Cher Lloyd is the subject of concern among show insiders, who fear the teenager may not be tough enough to cope with the demands of the contest.

Fellow contestants have worries for the size six singer’s health after she appeared ‘frail and vulnerable’ at the second round of auditions, Boot Camp, which has not yet been screened.

Read more at the Daily Mail

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Performance of Brand new Day

Read more at MLive

‘American Idol’ alum Michael Lynche says the show ‘will do fine’ with judge changes

Michael “Big Mike” Lynche has only good things to say about “American Idol.” He placed fourth on the Fox singing contest last season, and he just finished the “Idol” tour. This will be a big weekend for Lynche, who grew up in St. Petersburg and played football at the University of Central Florida. He will sing the national anthem twice: first at the UCF game Saturday, then Sunday at the Tampa Bay Bucs game. I talked to him Tuesday, when he was at home in New York.

Are you going to L.A.? “Yes, you want to capitalize on everything you’ve done in a timely fashion. I’m trying to lock up a record deal and other opportunities. I will be back in L.A. at the end of the month.”

Read more at Orlando Sentinal

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