Idol Headlines for 09/18/10

Idol producers are in Birmingham today, taping Season 10 promos with Ruben Studdard, LA Producer, Golareh Fafarian tweets, “And so here we are…Birmingham, Alabama! On our way to meet Ruben at his studio.”

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Ryan Seacrest doing good in his hometown Atlanta today. He tweets, “Feels good to be home in ATL! Spent time at @ChildrensATL Hospital to get progress of the media center I’m building for kids…almost done!”

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Aw. DANG. Bad news from Diana Degarmo. She tweets, “Bad news folks, due to 9 to 5’s production schedule, I will NOT be performing with Miss Dolly on the Opry tonight. Maybe another time!”

Diana was scheduled to sing with Dolly Parton tonight at the Grand Ole Opry. Diana opens as Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5 the Musical on 9/19 in Nashville. Dolly played Doralee in the original movie. The country legend also composed the songs for 9 to 5 the Musical.

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Michael Johns and his friends are featured in this month’s GQ magazine. Check out the scans at Michael Johns Online.

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Producer. Larry Jackson tweets, “Memorable meeting tonight with @therealswizzz, @iamjhud and @aliciakeys tonight. This is gonna be special.”

Jennifer Hudson’s next album originally set for a November release has been pushed back to early 2011. Wonder what she’s cooking up with Alicia Keys and her husband, Swizz Beatz?

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Diana Degarmo rehearses “Backwoods Barbie” for 9 to 5 the Musical

Diana Degarmo rehearses “Backwoods Barbie” for 9 to 5 the Musical, set to open in Nashville Sunday night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-BzxWtFV5g&feature=youtu.be&a

More rehearsal footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mul3_M9B4dM&feature=player_embedded

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Piers Morgan: The cool, aggressive Brit who would be (Larry) King

In case you hadn’t noticed, the British aren’t just coming, they’ve long arrived and have staked their claim on North American television.

From Hugh Laurie ( House) to Ed Westwick ( Gossip Girl) to Tim Roth ( Lie to Me), you’d be hard-pressed to miss a British presence while channel surfing these days.

Read more at the Vancouver Sun

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‘Dancing With the Stars’: Brandy-Maks, Margaret-Louis have chemistry as expected

Things we learn from the special Tom Bergeron-hosted video ABC shot to promote the return of Dancing With the Stars – and Castle — Monday night (embedded below):

Watch the video at Entertainment Weekly

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So You Think You Can Dance judge, Adam Shankman, directs the Rocky Horror Picture show episode of Glee

“What episode am I directing?” Adam Shankman asks his twitter followers.  Cute!  The episode is set to air the week of Halloween.  Let’s do the Time Warp again!

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30 Comments

  1. Reminder:

    No numbers in the headlines thread. I’ll be deleting those posts when I find them.

    ALL numbers posts go into that day’s numbers thread. Thanks for cooperating.

  2. It’s the new tv season and that gets me excited for Season 10.

    So, I went looking for some spoilers. milajoy (on her blog, Joe’s Place) has already started gathering names. She has the names of people who have made it to round 2 and 3 of the auditions.

    Here is the link. There are links to youtube performances and such.

    Kind of fun to get the early scoop. Super cool if you can find the people who will go far.

  3. I really, really, really hope Season 10 is GOOD and gets people interested and talking about it. I can’t take another season like last one. I bet MJ can’t either ;)

    Kirsten, I forgot how much I liked the treasure hunt of the spoilers. It is fun to see if you can pick out anyone who will go far in the competition.

  4. Aww I was about to say how great Diana sounds in those vids (and she really, truly does), but what a bummer for her that she can’t sing with Dolly! C’mon producers, bend the rules a little for her!

  5. Diana sounds amazing. Very unfortuate that she’s not going to be able sing with Dolly at the Opry tonight. I’m sure that would have been a dream come true for her. In any case, she sounds great and I hope to catch her in 9 to 5.

    Here’s another video of the beginning of the group song above. She sounds so much like Dolly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-uBmwkymvs

  6. Looks like J-Hud’s album is being pushed back to early Spring. So far, we have Jennifer, Cook, Adam and Kat, with new albums for Spring.

  7. I am not really expecting Adam’s album in spring, albums are always delayed.

  8. springboard:
    I am not really expecting Adam’s album in spring, albums are always delayed.

    I agree. It doesn’t sound like he is even working on it yet. I say fall next year.

  9. I’m not expecting Adam’s album until late spring/early summer, at the earliest, but who knows, right? Until a release date is announced, all this is up in the air — and even then, release dates often get changed. Hopefully the release dates of these former Idols will be spaced out a bit so they won’t all be competing with each other.

    ETA: That’s too bad about Diana — I’m sure she was really excited about getting to perform with Dolly Parton. Hopefully she’ll get that chance sometime in the near future.

  10. According to a tweet from Nigel, the later rounds in Nashville are today. (Not sure if the judges are though, or who they are?)

  11. Kris Allen & Friends enjoying the 31 – 24 victory by his beloved Arknasas Razorbacks over the Georgia Bulldogs at his apartment.

    #charlesbrowder
    Not sure what just happened… http://twitvid.com/5LIPC

  12. I think Adam’s album will be released in late Spring. RCA can look around and see what happens to artist who take too long to release new material. From what Adam has said, he already got some writers and producers lined up. Looks like he going to be working with Max Martin and Dr. Luke. I would guess they already have some material ready for him or are working on some for him. If RCA gave him a deadline then surely they will get behind him and provide what resources he need like they did for FYE. I think they see the potential he has to sell more on the second album, because he has expanded his fanbase not only in the States but overseas also.

  13. Diana sounds great as usual; too bad she won’t get to sing with Dolly.

  14. This is kind of nice. From the Lawless band via their Facebook, apparently country station WGAR in Cleveland said Danny was the second favorite act at their Country Jam festival last weekend, behind Jason Aldean. There were quite a few name acts there, including Sara Evans, The Band Perry, Gloriana, and David Nail.

    Lawless We heard on WGAR that we were your 3rd favorite act at this years country jam behind Jason Aldean & Danny Gokey! We really appreciate all your support folks! That’s a huge compliment based on who was there this year. Take that Sarah…LOL…just kiddin sugar.

    That’s cool if Danny was seen as next-favorite after Jason, especially as Danny doesn’t even do any tractor songs ;)

  15. Looks like J-Hud’s album is being pushed back to early Spring. So far, we have Jennifer, Cook, Adam and Kat, with new albums for Spring.

    I think Kellie’s will be delayed ’til then to. She and Jennifer released their last ones on the same day – a mistake, imo as 2 Idols releasing reduce the hype for each, certainly in “Idolworld,” – particularly Kellie in this case as Jennifer had her Oscar thing going.

  16. JohnP:
    09/18/2010 at 5:40 pm
    Looks like J-Hud’s album is being pushed back to early Spring. So far, we have Jennifer, Cook, Adam and Kat, with new albums for Spring.

    I think Kellie’s will be delayed ’til then to. She and Jennifer released their last ones on the same day – a mistake, imo as 2 Idols releasing reduce the hype for each, certainly in “Idolworld,” – particularly Kellie in this case as Jennifer had her Oscar thing going.

    And Kelly Clarkson of course – which is likely to be the largest and most important release of them all

  17. RCA can look around and see what happens to artist who take too long to release new material

    Eh. I think this is one of those factors that gets hyped up in Idol land. I agree the ideal situation (especially for a pop artist) is to get new product out quickly, but honestly if he ends up dropping an album in the summer or even fall it won’t be the end of the world for Adam IMO. There are plenty of examples of folks who did just fine with a 2 year gap between albums or going more than 6 months between singles, which is what he’d end up doing if his lead single drops late spring/summer.

    I think Kellie’s will be delayed ’til then to. She and Jennifer released their last ones on the same day – a mistake, imo as 2 Idols releasing reduce the hype for each, certainly in “Idolworld,” – particularly Kellie in this case as Jennifer had her Oscar thing going.

    Those people are years removed from Idol at this point… I can’t imagine their releases would cause problems for each other. Jennifer Kat and Kellie for instance are in wildly different genres. Maybe Adam, Kelly and Cook could bump into each other just because they are on the same label and as such might test the label’s resources or something. I could see those needing to be stretched out a bit but that’s it.

    They might even get some additional media attention because they’d generate some “idols dropping albums!” type stories.

  18. from Nashville Country Club. looks like they are covering the Darryl Worley charity event where Danny and others are performing tonight.

    @CountryClub: Right now @dannygokey is rockin’ the audience: http://twitpic.com/2pry0d

  19. tessa:
    09/18/2010 at 7:54 pm

    Michael Johns and his friend are sweet eye candy!

    I totally agree Tessa!!

  20. Wow, Michael Johns looks 10 years younger in those pictures. What a baby face and still gorgeous.

  21. Kris Allen & Friends enjoying the 31 – 24 victory by his beloved Arknasas Razorbacks over the Georgia Bulldogs at his apartment.

    #charlesbrowder
    Not sure what just happened… http://twitvid.com/5LIPC

    awwww, was that the Red Guitar that Kris just passed by ?
    Yeah, I repeat the video about 4 times just to see 1 second of Kris.
    Sad.

    And I actually love Michael John more as shown on the album cover or the one on the sofa with the white shirt. Scruffy looking with longer hair.

  22. “And I actually love Michael John more as shown on the album cover or the one on the sofa with the white shirt. Scruffy looking with longer hair.”

    I also agree with you there Ratna but its still nice to see him on these pages in GQ as well- lets just say he is adaptable & comes up mighty fine whether scruffy or clean cut!!

  23. Happy Birthday to my gorgeous lovely 15 year old today at 4:10 pm.

    She loves Adam!

    That’s my headline! :)

  24. Adm’s interview in Tampa, It don’t think it’s been posted

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    Probably no new single from FYE
    He has no say about what single is released
    There is an acoustic EP in the work

    When Adam first announced that they were starting to think about the second album, I had the bad feeling that it meant the end of the FYE era. It is usually how Sony announces it to the fans in order to sweeten the
    blow.
    It’s strange that Adam’s team is planning to release an acoustic EP with no new single to promote it.
    And they still haven’t released ‘Cant Let You Go’ in the US. It is by far my favorite song off FYE.

  25. It would have been good publicity for the musical to have Diana appearing with Dolly. Bad move there, changing the plans.

  26. Kris Allen & Friends enjoying the 31 – 24 victory by his beloved Arknasas Razorbacks over the Georgia Bulldogs at his apartment. #charlesbrowder
    Not sure what just happened… http://twitvid.com/5LIPC

    the infamous red guitar!

    It’s strange that Adam’s team is planning to release an acoustic EP with no new single to promote it. And they still haven’t released ‘Cant Let You Go’ in the US. It is by far my favorite song off FYE.

    They are bound to release something around the time it comes out.
    ditto springboard, love that song. Would love to seem him perform it live.

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