Idol Headlines for 09/11/11

Idol Appearances:

John Stevens at Sullivan Outdoor Concert, Block Island, RI
Josh Gracin at Faces of Freedom, Colorado Springs, CO
Kellie Pickler at Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne, IN
Lee DeWyze at Life Changing Lives Gala, Anaheim, CA
Nikko Smith at Rams Tailgate Concert, St. Louis MO
Trenyce in “Thriller Live”, UK London
Read more at IdolStages

Jordin Sparks will sing the National Anthem at the Arizona Cards opener against Carolina.
David Cook will sing the National Anthem at the KC Chiefs home opener in Kansas City
Pia Toscano sings “God Bless America” during the 7th inning stretch of the Mets-Cubs game at Citi Field

The X Factor 8 minute extended preview airs after the NFL football game and again during Family Guy on FOX. More info HERE.

Andrew Garcia tweets, “I lowered my show price from 80, 000 to 40, 000…. times is rough!!”

Scotty McCreery’s debut album, Clear as Day,   will be available in a special deluxe edition at Wal-mart. Check it out here. “…includes a 72-page collectible publication with dozens of rare and never-before-seen photos, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary. It also includes an exclusive set of four Scotty McCreery baseball cards and three bonus postcards. 500 random lucky fans will also find an authentic Scotty autographed photo inside!”

David Cook and Gavin Degraw play the Arizona State Fair on Sunday October 23. Any day now, we should have news about a David Cook tour! So stay tuned.  More info HERE.

David Cook rehearses the National Anthem

Photo: @KeithKingnKC

It’s America’s turn to judge ‘X Factor’

“I saw the fear on my producers’ faces the other day because suddenly they realized that it has to match people’s expectations, ” Cowell said recently at a West Hollywood hotel wear he held court with the show’s other judges, his curmudgeon persona seemingly replaced by an articulate charmer.

Fox is betting lightning will strike twice for the network with Cowell’s latest venture, which also marks his return to American TV.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times

Has Simon Cowell backed his first loser?

Surely some mistake at Red Or Black? where, despite claiming to love a good statistic, Ant & Dec consistently failed to discuss some really interesting numbers.

This show’s ratings. Let’s be clear. Once the press conferences have ended and Simon Cowell and ITV have stopped blaming each other for allowing a convicted thug to win the first £1 million prize, this show’s future will probably be decided by how many of us stuck with it.

Or to put it another way, whether ITV’s ad sales account for the show is in the red or in the black.

Read more at The Daily Mail

Darren Criss, Marissa Jaret Winokur, John Stamos and More Appear at LA’s Festival of New American Musicals Sept. 10

“Glee” star Darren Criss, spokesperson for Los Angeles’ 2012 Festival of New American Musicals, makes an appearance at this season’s closing party, held Sept. 10 in Toluca Lake, CA.

“I feel very honored to be a part of the Festival of New American Musicals, an organization that helps foster and inspire young artists like myself to create the next generation of new, exciting musical theatre, ” said Criss in a previous statement.

Read more at Playbill

Chaz Bono on naysayers: ‘These people have an agenda. I have one as well’

Chaz Bono is feeling pretty sore these days, but it’s the grueling rehearsals on Dancing with the Stars — not the internet backlash to his being the show’s first transgender – that is keeping him on ice.

Bono spoke of the grueling choreography while walking the red carpet of the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday. “It’s tough … everything is hard, the position that everything is supposed to be in, ” he told EW. “I’m icing a lot, trying to sleep and eat well.”


DWTS: Mark Ballas on Rooting for Chaz Bono, and the Trouble With Same-Sex Partners

Mark Ballas may be paired with reality staple Kristin Cavallari for the latest installment of Dancing With the Stars, but that doesn’t mean his loyalties sit solely with her. Talking with TVLine Saturday night in Los Angeles at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, the two-time DWTS champ expressed a soft spot for one of his Season 13 rivals: Chaz Bono.

“He’s a lovely person. He’s putting himself out there. He’s going to go for it. I’m rooting for him, ” said Ballas, adding it was “whack” that Bono has endured a flurry of negative comments for being the show’s first transgender contestant. “This is a dance show at the end of the day. It’s not politics. It’s a dance show. He’s going to do great, and he’s lovely. So good luck to him.”

Read more at TV Line

Latino Pride Shines at ALMA Awards

In a lively display of achievement and support, Latinos from all walks of the entertainment industry dazzled on the red carpet at last night’s ALMA Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles.

As expected, co-host Eva Longoria outshone George López in a beautiful mermaid strapless dress with an exaggerated tail. Starlets like Jessica Alba, Marcia Cross, Eva La Rue, Naya Rivera and Demi Lovato added to the night’s glamour in floor length gowns.

Congratulations to Glee’s Naya Rivera who picked up an award for Favorite Female Music Artist

Read more at FOX News

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