Idol Headlines for 09/10/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

On Tour with American Idol: The LaKisha Jones Q&A

Simon, Paula and Randy gave her rave reviews for soulful renditions of songs like “I Believe” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” Now single mom LaKisha Jones is struggling to find the balance between parenthood and performing. Here is what she shared with TV Guide as the American Idols Live! Tour neared its end…….

….TV Guide: How will you juggle being a parent with working if you get a record deal?
LaKisha: Well, when I get a record deal, then I call the shots. That’s going to be a part of my deal. I need to take my baby with me. I’ve seen plenty of artists who have their children with them. So it’s possible…..


William Shatner to Join J.J. Abrams’ Film Star Trek 11?

…Meanwhile, she’ll take time out to host her 17th annual Divas Simply Singing AIDS fundraiser Oct. 6 at Los Angeles’s Wilshire Ebell Theatre, featuring such artists as Natalie Cole, Desiree Coleman-Jackson and “American Idol’s” LaKisha Jones. Ralph, who earned a Tony nomination for the role of Deena Jones in the original Broadway production of “Dreamgirls, ” says the Divas concert will also mark a reunion for herself and those other original Dreamgirls, Loretta Devine and Jennifer Holliday…

National Ledger

AGAPE honors its ‘real’ idols
Group names its volunteers, foster family of the year

On Aug. 18, AGAPE Child & Family Services held their annual Heartlight Gala at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Heartlight is AGAPE’s largest fund-raiser each year.

This year’s event was themed “Back to Reality, ” featuring dinner and a concert by “American Idol” finalist Mandisa…..

Commercial Appeal

MTV’s Video Music Awards Take Over Vegas

….Former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughtry said he hadn’t gambled as of the beginning of the VMAs, but planned to.

“I hope to pay for my wife’s dress, ” said Daughtry…

Louis leads the applause

…The X Factor’s “Mr Nasty” Simon Cowell sent a heartfelt video message from the US, where he is filming the new series of American Idol. He said: “Your award is well deserved and I’m very proud of you, Shayne.”…

Manchester Evening News