According to twitter reports, Lee DeWyze dropped by the Village Underground last night in New York City. He hopped up on stage and sang an impromptu version of “Ain’t No Sunshine”. Singer, Joss Stone was also in the house. Check out the Twitpic HERE.
@Claudekelly: How is it possible that @leedewyze, Espionage and i wrote another good lil ditty today? Life does not suck. (Producer/songwriter Claude Kelly has been working with Lee in NYC this week)
@IdolsNow: CARLY SMITHSON sings National Anthem at Pala Raceway Motocross, Pala CA, Saturday Sept 12, 12:30 PM PDT.
Hometown American Idol Welcomed Back In Sullivan County
Hundreds came out Friday night in Sullivan County to welcome home their very own American Idol.
Aaron Kelly, a former contestant on the popular TV show, was treated to a parade through Laporte, lined with his loyal hometown fans.
Sitting high up in a horse-draw carriage, Aaron Kelly waved to the hundreds of fans who came out to see their hometown hero be celebrated with a parade through Laporte.
The star struck crowd ranged from the young to the young at heart.
Read more at WNEP (Videos after the jump)
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An ‘Idol’ comes to Tarrytown
Taylor Hicks is calling from Birmingham, Ala., from his parents’ house, actually, during a rare few days off between concert dates, including his upcoming stop at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Thursday. “You probably are gonna laugh, because it is pretty funny, ” says the 2006 American Idol winner, with just a touch of twang. “But I still have all my stuff in my parents’ basement. So, I am technically, still like a college kid.”
Read more at lohud.com
Jordin Sparks: New York Fashion Week Front Row!
Jordin Sparks shows off her pearly whites as she sits front row during the Project Runway Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at The Theater at NYC’s Lincoln Center on Thursday morning (September 9).
See the photos at Just Jared Jr.
Jennifer Hudson Takes E! Behind The Scenes
Read more at Jennifer Hudson Daily
Todrick Hall Does McDonalds Part 3
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Mark Ballas: Bristol Palin needs to work on ‘moving her hips’
Professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas is very aware that he only has 10 more days to get his “Dancing With the Stars”Bristol Palin partner, , daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, ready for primetime when the show premieres on Monday, Sept. 20.
“She’s not ready, ” he tells Zap2it. “She’s not ready for the whirlwind yet. We’ve been going for two weeks now, and she’s doing really well, so I’m excited.”
Read more at Zap2it
Mark Ballas on Bristol Palin: What, Me Worry?
Some of Mark Ballas’ comrades on “Dancing with the Stars” tell TMZ … Marky Mark has been grousing that his partner, Bristol Palin, has been missing so many practices that his performance with her could be downright embarrassing.
Read more at TMZ.com
Jennifer Grey Says ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Rehearsals Remind Her of Patrick Swayze
“He was here and he was so big, such a big presence in my life with the movie, ” Jennifer says of Patrick. “And now I’m doing this, and I’m dancing with Derek, which feels so strangely reminiscent because there is this young, healthy, beautiful, wonderful dancer who’s taking care of me, and no one has done that since Patrick.”***
More at ET Online
The X Factor 2010: audition four sneak peek
The search for the next big thing on The X Factor continues this week as the auditions hit London and Cardiff.
With new mum Dannii looking after baby Ethan, the regular judges are joined by pintsized pop princess Pixie Lott. Speaking about her stint as a judge, Pixie says: “I’m really excited!” seemingly not put off by the 4, 000 strong X Factor audience sitting behind her.
Read more at stv.tv
‘American Idol’ Producer Simon Fuller Should Judge, Carly Smithson Says
“I have always actually thought that [executive producer] Simon Fuller should be the replacement judge, ’cause it’s his show and he created it and he’s a very, very intelligent, nice man, but I have no idea, ” the season-seven contestant told MTV News at the VMA Radio Forum on Friday. “I mean, I had a pedicure with the producers the other day. The girls were all getting ready for the Emmys. They have no clue what’s going on. Only time will tell.”
Read more at MTV
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host Talks ‘Crazy Lineup’
When “Dancing With the Stars” kicks off later this month, it will star two of MTV’s most recognizable faces, “The Hills” alum Audrina Patridge and “Jersey Shore” ‘s very own the Situation. The show’s host, Brooke Burke, admits that she’s excited to see how light on their feet the reality-TV stars are.
“I think they both have a lot going for them, ” she told MTV News at the VMA Radio Forum on Friday (September 10). “I know Audrina is going to look amazing. She looks the part already. She’s gonna get out on the ballroom and look so beautiful and elegant. Can she dance? I have no idea.”
Read more at MTV
Snooping on Mama Sox
Crystal Bowersox has every right to sing the blues about nosy state employees snooping into confidential government databases for dirt on her. If the American Idol runner-up from northwest Ohio can fall victim to such an abuse of public trust, it can happen to any other Ohioan.
No citizen should be subject to prying by employees on the public payroll just because they have access to personal information and idle curiosity to satisfy.
Read more at the Toledo Blade
ITV woos Simon Cowell with three-year deal
A senior source at ITV said: “The desire is to pin down three years.”
Last week Cowell told reporters he was considering quitting the UK show after the current series to focus on the US version, which is due to air next autumn and clashes with a future series of The X Factor in the UK.
Read more at Telegraph.co.uk