Idol Headlines for 09/09/11

James Durbin is now listed on the Wind-Up records website with an album release date of November.

Idols Live at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

Constantine Maroulis at the Highline Ballroom, New York, New York
David Hernandez in Jersy Rocks in Scottdale, AZ
Elliott Yamin at Planet Trog, Whitehall, PA
Jasmine Trias at Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn, WA
Jason Castro at Universal Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL
Mandisa at Women of Faith, Anaheim, CA
Trenyce in “Thriller Live”, London, UK
More at Idol Stages

Tony Bennett will appear on tonight’s 20/20 to talk about his new Duets album, featuring Carrie Underwood. ABC, 10 pm.

Michael Johns
sings the National Anthem at Singing the LA Galaxy game against the Colorado Rapids at the Home Depot Center, Carson CA

Kara DioGuardi performs on Live with Regis and Kelly

Clay Aiken on Celebrity Apprentice seems likely

American Idol alum Clay Aiken is filming a network television show this fall, and he most likely is joining the fifth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.

Clay announced Thursday that an event that he was hosting and performing at had been rescheduled, citing “an unavoidable scheduling conflict with a network television show.”

It’s not official, but RealityBlurred puts together a pretty compelling case. Read more HERE.

David Cook called into the Kelly Urich show on ThePoint 99.7 this morning. He’s at home in Kansas City to sing the National Anthem at Sunday’s Chief’s home opener. David mentions that he’s getting ready to announce dates for his tour.

David – Kelly

Carrie Underwood will not be speaking at a ‘Happy, Hungry Children’ event on October 8th as previously reported. This posting is not true, and Carrie has never been scheduled to participate in this event. Via Facebook.

Lauren Alaina and Kellie Pickler help Martina McBride Flip The Switch” As Opry’s Signature Barn Goes Pink

The Grand Ole Opry® is joining Women Rock For The Cure™ in the fight against breast cancer on Sat., Oct. 22 with its third annual “Opry Goes Pink” show.

Opry member Martina McBride, whose current single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” offers hope to those affected by cancer, will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night.

The special show will also include performances by Lauren Alaina, Edens Edge, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap, and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.


Holiday Music Superstars Mannheim Steamroller, American Idol Star David Archuleta Headline PANDORA Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice

PHOENIX, Sep 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –Olympic champion Brian Boitano leads cast of world and Olympic skaters at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix on Nov. 12

Mannheim Steamroller and American Idol runner-up David Archuleta will star in PANDORA(R) Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice. The live show, part of the PANDORA NBC Skating Series, kicks off the holiday season with music and figure skating. Olympic champion Brian Boitano headlines the spectacular skating cast in a one-time-only performance at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix on Nov. 12. The show will be taped for a national broadcast on NBC Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. EST.

Read more at Marketwatch

Carrie Underwood performed at the Petey’s Preds Party event at the Bridgestone Arena


She helped raise money to benefit the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson’s and the Nashville Predators Foundation. Predators Coach Brent Peterson, was diagnosed with the disease several years ago.

Bucky Covington and Chuck Wicks were on hand. Comedian Jeff Allen provided the live entertainment, with a special guest appearance from Carrie Underwood, who performed an acoustic version of “Jesus Take The Wheel.” Peterson introduced Carrie as “Mike Fisher’s wife”, according to tweets. Carrie’s husband plays for the team.  Read more HERE.  Another recap HERE with a nice photo.

Exclusive! Pia Toscano Dishes on Her Upcoming Album

“As soon as I get off tour, I’ll finish the album, ” she says. “November, the album will be released. We’re about 8 or 9 songs in right now.” In addition to mega-production team Rock Mafia, Pia has been in the studio with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, famed for his work with Lady GaGa and Mariah Carey, as well as Harvey Mason, Jr., who worked with fellow Idol alums Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson. “I have a wonderful track called ‘Counterfeit’ with Rock Mafia. That’s definitely one I’m excited about, ” she says. Second single, perhaps?

Read more at WetPaint

Exclusive Tour Interview with Jacob Lusk

What’s the best thing about being on tour, and what’s the hardest part of being on tour? Jacob responded, “The best thing is interacting with the fans and doing what we love, for sure. I guess the worst thing is the lack of sleep. That would be the worst thing.” When we interviewed the Top 11 on camera just before the tour, Jacob was voted Most Likely to Snore and Most Likely to Fall Asleep Anywhere. Is it hard trying to sleep when you’re on the road? “It is a little harder, but I’ve definitely been doing it.”

Read more at AmericanIdol

Simon Cowell Calls for ‘Red or Black’ Winner to Give Back Million Dollar Prize

LONDON – Simon Cowell has stepped in to address the growing unease over the debut winner of his new British gameshow, Red Or Black?, saying the winner of the first million pound ($1.7 million) prize should examine his conscience over the award.

“I’d like him to give the money back but I’m not in a position to force anybody to do anything. That’s why he got the money, ” Cowell said in a hastily arranged briefing for showbiz reporters in London Thursday.

“If I was him I know what I’d do – I’d give away the money to the person he had the altercation with and a charity. I would do it, ” he said, according to The Sun.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

‘Glee’ Stars Help Launch Fashion’s Night Out

Lea Michele and Darren Criss helped kick off Fashion’s Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, spilling funny details about Glee’s FNO promo.

In the video, the entire cast struts and swirls up and down a fashion runway looking like seasoned pros, but Lea and Darren revealed that looks can be deceiving.

“[We were] trying to act cool like we knew what we were doing, ” Lea said with a giggle. “I think you can see me laughing with delight, ” Darren added.

Watch the video at ET

‘Dancing With the Stars:’ Ricki Lake Suffers Injury at Rehearsal

Ricki Lake sustained the first injury of the new Dancing With the Stars cast. An ambulance was apparently called to her rehearsal with pro partner Derek Hough.

“Not sure how my bruise turned into a medic showing up?” Lake Tweeted, along with the photo of her shin. “I’m fine! “I injured myself yesterday by hitting my heel into my shin, ” she told TMZ shortly after. “I’m fine.”

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Fall TV: Seacrest out? Steve Jones serves as host of Fox’s ‘X Factor’

“The X Factor” isn’t the only British import coming to Fox this fall. Steve Jones will also make the overseas voyage to serve as host of the much-hyped singing competition, which has been dodging “American Idol” comparisons since mumblings first began of its U.S. adaptation. As far as hosting is concerned, the similarities between Jones and “Idol’s” Ryan Seacrest are limited. Two words seem to be the limit, actually.

“I think I’ll borrow his outro — ‘Seacrest out!’ — when our live shows begin, ” Jones, who’s rarely seen out of a suit, said wryly. “That’ll be my new catchphrase. At the end of every show, I’ll say, ‘Seacrest out.’ That’s one less thing I’ll have to worry about.”

Read more at LA Times

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