Season 5 Idol, Mandisa, is working on her next album. She tweets, “Great meeting about album 3. Can’t wait 4 u 2 hear the new music! Hopefully the wait’ll be worth it. “What If We Were Real” comes out 4/5/11.”
American Idol’s David Cook in Town Promoting Season 10
Cook said he’s excited to be back home. He went to the Chief’s game Monday night and he’s happy for their win and he’s also looking forward to finishing up his second album. On Tuesday he was front and center on Main Street in Blue Springs shooting a promo to kick off the next season of American Idol. Cook said the show changed his life, but he’s trying not to change who he is.
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Daughtry Talks at the Grammy Museum
Tonight at 8 pm, the Grammy Museum host the multiplatinum rock group Daughtry to the museum’s Clive Davis Theater. The band first rose to the charts after lead singer’s Chris Daughtry stint on American Idol. The band and producer Howard Benson will be interviewed by the museum’s director Robert Santelli. There will be a Q&A with the audience and a stripped-down performance by the band. Tickets: $25.
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Kris Allen behind the Scenes at Red Rock
Cambio Goes Home with Jordin Sparks
Not-Quite Title Cuts
A recent listen to Daughtry’s latest single, “September, ” revealed a lyrical treasure that’s always fun to discover: an album’s title within a song that’s technically not quite a set’s title track.
The bridge to “September” sports the lyric that contains the name of Daughtry’s second album, “Leave This Town”:
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Ryan Seacrest Gushes (Discreetly) About Julianne Hough
He may have been tight-lipped on the subject for a long time, but Ryan Seacrest has finally opened up about his relationship with Julianne Hough – sort of.
While chatting with Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday morning on his 102.7 KIIS-FM radio show, the American Idol host, 35, gushed about his girlfriend – without even once mentioning her name.
More Than Half Viewing Time Devoted To Ad Messages In Reality Shows
Wonder why reality shows are still a favorite among TV marketers — even with many at mediocre ratings? Just look at the total advertising/messaging time of those programs.
In a recent wide-ranging report, Kantar Media said a whopping 31-and-a-half minutes in a given hour of a typical TV reality show feature some kind of advertising/marketing message. This includes standard national 30-second inventory, TV promos, in-show product placement and other branded entertainment messages.
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Prince Poppycock readies final ‘Talent’ act
LOS ANGELES — Prince Poppycock is hoping to be crowned king of “America’s Got Talent.”
The outlandish operatic creation of 32-year-old singing store clerk John Quale of Los Angeles is among the final four acts performing their ultimate routines Tuesday on the NBC variety competition. Poppycock, who judge Sharon Osbourne dubbed the “male Lady Gaga, ” has captured imaginations with his spectacular showmanship and bellowing singing voice.
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‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast strategizes the impending dance battle
It’s not all about dancing. Like any good competition, “Dancing with the Stars” involves quite a bit of strategy and scheming. And in their first interviews as partners, the Season 11 cast dish on what they have planned.
It’s a mix bag of answers, with way too many falling back on “taking it one day at a time, ” but there are a few gems in there — two, to be exact:
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Bristol Palin becomes Kate Gosselin’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ protege: report
Kate Gosselin has taken Bristol Palin under her wing as the teenage mom prepares for her upcoming stint on “Dancing With The Stars, ” Hollywood gossip site Pop Eater reported Tuesday.
A Palin family insider said that Gosselin told Palin that the show is really a popularity contest and encouraged the 19-year-old to use her famous mom, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, to garner votes.
“Kate became close with the Palin family when she taped an episode of her TLC reality show with Sarah Palin, ” the family source told Pop Eater.
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VIDEO: David Hasselhoff: ‘I’m Not Going To Win’ Dancing With The Stars
David Hasselhoff said on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday that he doesn’t think he can win the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars
, but he’s hoping for a bigger and better prize: his sexy dance partner, Kym Johnson.
“She’s really hot, ” the twice-divorced 58-year-old Knight Rider star told Kimmel. “But she told me that she doesn’t date any of her dance partners till either we’re eliminated or we win. So I said, ‘We’re going out in the first round.'”
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EXCLUSIVE! Sorry ‘Glee, ’ The Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Never Give You The Rights To Their Music!
“Honestly, I don’t know about Glee, ” the 47-year-old lead singer told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the Surfrider Foundation fundraiser in Malibu, Calif. Sept. 11. “I’ve seen a picture of the Glee thing, but I don’t know what it is really.”
After we described the award-winning musical show to him, Anthony STILL wasn’t into the idea of letting Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison & co. sing his tunes.
“Generally speaking, that doesn’t excite me, ” he admitted. “Nothing against Glee or any of those American Idol type shows, but you know … music that is near and dear to our hearts and the people we wrote it for and play it for, it doesn’t make sense to be seen in a television format. It seems emotionally displaced.”
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