Kris Allen will visit American troops in Europe, between September 27 and October 4 according to the USO website HERE.
David Cook To Release Album Early Next Year?
This hasn’t been confirmed officially, but when the folks at B98.5 in Little Rock AR posted the latest teaser for David Cook’s upcoming album, the also posted this interesting tidbit, “A rep from
David’s record company has told us that Cook’s new album will likely be released early next year.”
In an interview from his recent Busch Garden’s concert, David was asked his plans for next year, “New Record, New Tour, New People, New Places”. Fans were hoping for a fall release. Winter/early Spring would be the next best thing.
‘It’s jealousy’: ex-band manager
Is Joe Perry, Steven Tyler’s Aerosmith bandmate, right, wrong or just plain jealous in saying that if the rock god joins “American Idol” it would be one step above starring in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
According to one who really knows, “This is Steven Tyler’s great opportunity to transition to something he’s always wanted to be: a Hollywood celebrity! And that’s the problem right there.” Ouch.
No, that’s not Perry savaging Tyler again. This time the tough talker is no less than A&R legend John Kalodner, the guy behind Aerosmith, Foreigner, Iron Maiden and Bon Jovi for starters.
Read more at the New York Post
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A 3rd Lee Dewyze promo for his Arlington Park performance surfaces
Check out another video promoting Lee DeWyze’s upcoming appearance at the Arlington Park race track. This one feature his adorable parents! Lee will be performing a new song, when he hits the track on September 24. We’re thinking this song will be Lee’s single, as both David Cook and Kris Allen released their first singles at the end of September. For more information and to see the video, Click This Link.
Fantasia Barrino — Crackin’ Suicide Jokes
It’s been one month since Fantasia Barrino attempted to kill herself with Aspirin and a sleep aid — but now, the time has come to crack some jokes about it … at least according to Fantasia.
The former “American Idol” champ was boarding a plane in NY yesterday when she decided to open up about pills, her love life and, of course … her new album.
Watch the video HERE.
Kris Allen inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame – FOX 16 News Report
Jennifer Hudson covers the October issue of FASHION Magazine!
Jennifer Hudson Daily has some gorgeous photos of Jennifer in the October issue of Fashion magazine, where she graces the cover.
See the gorgeous photos of Jen and her beautiful baby David HERE.
Anoop Desai Tour Poster
Anoop Desai is getting a tour together to promote his album All Is Fair. Check out the poster below. He’s got 3 dates so far, in North Carolina and Georgia. Check out the dates HERE.
Nikko Smith celebrates new single with release party
Former “American Idol” finalist and St. Louisan Nikko Smith is about to make his fans’ speakers blow. “Speakaz Blow” is the title of his new R&B single, and he’s celebrating it with a release party this weekend.
• What is “Speakaz Blow” all about? We’re just trying to do something new and up-to-date, something 2012 that people could bump in the ride and in the club, anywhere they’re going. When speakers blow, I’m talking about anything that’s getting on your nerves, when someone’s running their mouth or saying this and that. It’s overwhelming, and they’re blowing your speakers. It can be your girlfriend or boyfriend, your mama or aunt, your teachers.
Read More at St. Louis Today
The One and Only Hit-Man David Foster and Friends Returns to Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15
GRAMMY® Winning Producer, Writer and Showman Lines Up Seal, Ne-Yo, Martina McBride, Donna Summer, Charice, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Michael Bolton, Ruben Studdard, Earth, Wind & Fire and Surprise Guests; Tickets on Sale Wednesday, Sept. 15 at Noon.
The concert will be recorded by THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG for PBS broadcast on GREAT PERFORMANCES, and also will be released as a concert CD/DVD on 143/Reprise Records.
Tickets priced at $125, $75 and $55, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 15 at noon and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Read more at Marketwire.com
UnitedHealthcare Hosts ‘Do Good. Live Well.’ Community Fair in Minneapolis; Marks National Day of Service and Remembrance
MINNEAPOLIS, Sep 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — UnitedHealthcare will host a community fair at Oak Park Center on Saturday, Sept. 11 — the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The “Do Good. Live Well.” community fair will be held at Oak Park Center, 1701 Oak Park Avenue North from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer a free health fair, entertainment, the building of an outdoor classroom at the Oak Park Center, and other volunteer activities.
The community fair will include a neighborhood picnic, performances by local “American Idol” alumna Paris Bennett, Grammy(R) Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, Lynhurst, and Voice of Culture Drum and Dance, and will include a live broadcast from KMOJ-FM.
Read more at MarketWatch.com
‘Idol’ rocker takes on ‘Rock of the Ages’
Constantine Maroulis admits after performing in “Rock of Ages, ” a high-energy, ’80s rock opera, he finds it impossible to step down from his cloud of exhilaration. “When I finish the show, it’s hard to go to sleep, ” Maroulis said. “I’m so revved up, I stay up all night playing video games.” A finalist on “American Idol, ” Maroulis sang a blistering rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody, ” that demonstrated he has mighty vocal chops. “Idol has made some huge stars, ” Maroulis said, “but there are some people who aren’t as well known, who have a loyal following. Thirty million viewers is like the Super Bowl. You have to take your opportunity and run with it. I think that’s what I have done.”
After making a name for himself in the national tour of “Rent, ” Maroulis performed on Broadway in “Rock of Ages.” Nominated for five Tony Awards, “Rock of Ages” launches its national tour Sept. 21 at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago.
Read more at the Post-Tribune
Seacrest to build broadcast media centers at Children’s
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation recently announced a new initiative to build broadcast media centers within pediatric hospitals and recently began construction of its first center in Seacrest’s hometown at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“Throughout my 20-year career in the entertainment business, I’ve visited numerous hospitals and centers across the country that have the weighty task of caring for children facing challenges because of life-threatening disease or injury, ” said Seacrest, the “American Idol” host who launched the nonprofit to enhance the quality of life for seriously ill and injured children through unique programs that utilize multimedia and interactive platforms to enlighten, entertain and educate.
Read more at Neighborhood Newspapers
Is 10-yr-old opera singer a lock to win ‘America’s Got Talent’?
Ten-year-old singing sensation Jackie Evancho hasn’t missed a note since popping up last month on “America’s Got Talent.”
She seemed to have come from nowhere — but, in fact, she found her way on to the show via a YouTube audition.
And, after five weeks of near-hysterical praise — and 5.4 million views on her debut video — she seems to be already making plans for the $1 million cash prize.
“I want to use it to buy a pony. . .and help baby seals, ” she tells The Post.
Read more at the New York Post
VMA Choreographer Promises ‘Epic’ Moves
Travis Wall, a season-two competitor on “So You Think You Can Dance, ” is choreographing several numbers for Sunday night’s show. Wall, who now choreographs for the Fox show, said he held auditions about two weeks ago to cast about 55 dancers in a few routines.
“We’ve been working on a couple of numbers for a week now, ” he told MTV News inside Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre. “This process has been amazing. The stage here, the set is really futuristic and spacey. We wanted to create something epic for the VMAs this year.”
So what all will we see? Wall was tight-lipped, but he did say that he drew inspiration from big, contemporary artists, including Lady Gaga.
Read more at MTV
Jedward ‘sign £250k Nintendo deal’
Jedward have signed an advertising deal with Nintendo, it has been revealed.
The X Factor twins have agreed to front a Christmas marketing campaign for the video games company in a deal worth £250, 000, according to The Sun.
Read more at The Digital Spy
Cheryl Cole ‘is definitely’ leaving Britain to do US X Factor
The Eighties singer, who claims she is Cowell’s ‘right-hand woman’ on the show, told Metro Cheryl is ‘definitely in the line-up’ for the US version of The X Factor.
The Macho Man singer let slip at the MOBO nominations launch that Cowell, 50, wants 27-year-old Cheryl by his side.
‘I know she is definitely in the line-up and is being considered, ’ said Sinitta.
Read more at the Metro
Brit ‘X Factor’ May Move to Jan 2012
ITV has assured X Factor boss Simon Cowell that it has enough money to do a revamp of the show as planned. “What we’re trying to do is make better shows than we’ve done before, ” Cowell told the BBC. “If we can’t do that, there’s no point in doing it.” Filming on the US X Factor stars next March, which could mean moving the next Britain’s Got Talent series to Fall 2011.
The X Factor impresario said he’d become bored of doing American Idol after 10 years “especially when you’re not producing it. I got fed up”.
Read more at Deadline London