Idol Headlines for 09/16/11

Idol Appearances:

Ace Young at the Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood, CA
Casey James at the Crystal Palace Bakersfield, CA
Crystal Bowersox at Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
Elliott Yamin at Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville, PA
Josh Gracin at Wheelhouse, Cedar Falls, IA
Katharine McPhee at Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH
Kellie Pickler at Horseshoe Casino, Robinsonville, MS
Mandisa at Women of Faith, Spokane, WA
Michael Johns at the Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
Taylor Hicks at the Flamingo Room, Houston, TX
Trenyce in “Thriller – Live”, London, UK
More at IdolStages

Kris Allen will perform at 7pm at Dylan’s Candy Bar in NYC along with finalists of Kidz Star USA.

Lauren Alaina appears on this week’s CMT Top 20 Countdown.  The show debuts today at 11 am ET/PT

Jordin Sparks appears on The Talk, CBS 2 pm

Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone and Naima Adedapo will participate in a CD signing at the Trinoma Mall in Manilla at 1 pm on September 18. More information HERE. The Idols are in the Philippines for a two day concert stint on September 20 and 21. More info HERE. Additional appearances: Sept 18, 5PM – ATC – Scotty, Haley, Casey and Jacob, Sept 19, 3PM – GLORIETTA:  Thia, Naima, Haley, Casey, Pia, James, Sept 19, 3PM –  MARKET! MARKET!:  Scotty, Lauren, Jacob, Stefano, Paul

American Idol finalists to join ‘Manny Many Prizes’

MANILA — Finalists of the hit US reality show American Idol joins Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao this Saturday on “Manny Many Prizes”.

Filipino-American singer Thia Megia and fellow finalists Pia Toscano, Stefano Langone and Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery are expected to grace the show.

The four will give their Pinoy fans a sneak peek into their American Idol Season 10 Live Tour in Manila happening on Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Read more at the Sun Star

Scotty McCreery Says His ‘Clear as Day’ Songs Had to Pass the ‘Mama Crying Test’

Scotty McCreery had a reliable barometer to determine if a song was good enough to make his new ‘Clear as Day’ album: his mom. In an interview with Dan Van Media, the ‘American Idol’ winner says Judy McCreery was instrumental in determining which of the more emotional tracks made the cut.

“Mama cried on a couple of them so we told all the guys to label them, ” McCreery explains. “When they sent me songs and demos I would email them back and say, ‘Well, it passed the Mama crying test so it must be a good one.’”

More at Taste of Country

EXCLUSIVE: Pia Toscano Broke Up With Mark Ballas Over Commitment Issues [AUDIO]

We’ve learned from an inside source that it was Pia who broke things off, because Mark was just moving too fast. Mark started pushing for marriage just two months into their four month relationship and Pia felt it was way too soon, they really barely knew each other. We wish them both the best!

Listen to the audio at

Kim Kardashian Calling the Shots for New Pussycat Dolls Show

Kim Kardashian is all set to return to the “Pussycat Dolls” … only this time, she’ll be running things BEHIND THE SCENES — as the executive producer of a new PCD reality show … TMZ has learned.

Kim signed a TV deal with “American Idol” honcho Nigel Lythgoe — to be the E.P. for an upcoming reality show about the “Pussycat Dolls empire” … that will feature the launch of a “new” PCD group.

One source tells us the newbies are “10 times better than the original group.”

Read more at TMZ

Ryan Seacrest wins the Network/Syndicated personality Marconi award

The Premiere Networks personality was competing this year with Bob & Sheri (Greater Media), Clark Howard (Dial Global), Laura Ingraham (TRN) and Michael Smerconish (Dial Global).

Here are the other NAB Marconi winners, announced Thursday evening at the NAB/RAB Radio Show in Chicago:


Thia, AI finalists thrilled over Manila show

MANILA, Philippines – American Idol (AI) Season 10 finalists, including its grand winner Scotty McCreery and Filipino-American Thia Megia, are now on their way to Manila.

Megia and other AI finalists will stage two concerts at the Araneta Coliseum on September 20 and 21.

In their official Twitter accounts, the AI finalists including Megia shared their excitement in performing in front of Filipino audience.

Megia shared that she’s also looking forward to seeing her relatives in Manila.

Read more at cbn-news

‘X Factor’ puts Simon Cowell in edgier setting

America will find out starting Wednesday, when Fox’s premiere week is dominated by four hours of The X Factor, a big, brassy singing competition owned and operated by the former American Idol judge. Reuniting the genre’s biggest star, Cowell, with Idol foil Paula Abdul, the show (Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. ET/PT) trades on the public’s affection for the original, even as it tries to distinguish itself amid an increasingly crowded field of singing contests.

It’s unlikely the new entry will transform pop culture the way Idol has done. Idol has finished No. 1 in prime-time TV ratings for the past eight years, turning Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and others into recording stars, spawning multiple music competitions on TV and making Cowell, among others, a household name.

Read more at USA Today

Carrie Underwood Included on List of the Most Dangerous Celebrities in Cyberspace

Carrie Underwood ranks No. 51 on a recent list of the most dangerous celebrities on the internet. The study looks at what famous names cyber-criminals use to lure people to sites containing malicious software. Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum beat out last year’s most dangerous celeb, Cameron Diaz, to lead this year’s pack of McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities.

Ironically, Underwood is known for not making use of some of the social media platforms other stars invest time in. She doesn’t have a Twitter account, so if you think you’ve been following the ‘Before He Cheats’ singer there, well … that’s why she’s on the list. She is the only country star on the list, now in its fifth year.

Read more at Taste of Country

David Archuleta – Seventeen – Asia

InDepth InterView: Kara DioGuardi Talks CHICAGO, BOOK OF MORMON, AMERICAN IDOL, GLEE & More!

PC: What does it feel like to see one of your songs show up in a theatrical context – like many have already on GLEE?

KD: I absolutely love it! Are you kidding? I mean, to be a part of that show is incredible. You are reaching a new generation of kids in the process, too.

PC: Totally.

KD: Especially when they bring back one of my older songs – like “Taking Chances” was on one season and it was a few years since it had been released. So, it was like, “Oh, my God! A new life for ‘Taking Chances’!”

Read more at Broadway World

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