Idol Headlines for 09/20/10

@Fantasia_Info tweets that Fantasia will embark on a 30 city tour starting in November.  Touring with her will be Eric Benet and Kandi Burruss.  More details will be forthcoming, so stay tuned.

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R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

American Idol Finalist Vonzell Solomon Joins Nat’l Tour Of BURN THE FLOOR 10/12

The producers of BURN THE FLOOR, Broadway’s Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular, announced today that Vonzell Solomon of TV’s “American Idol” will join the touring company of BURN THE FLOOR on October 12, 2010 in San Diego, Calif., as the show’s female vocalist.

Read more at Broadway.com

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Mariah Carey releases new Christmas music – Randy Jackson to co-produce

It’s Merry Christmas II You, Mariah Carey’s second career album of holiday tunes, arriving Nov. 2.

Highlighting the album is a brand new recording of Mariah’s all-time standard, All I Want For Christmas Is You. Along with traditional seasonal songs, there are four original songs composed by Mariah, including the new single Oh Santa. Producers include American Idol’s Randy Jackson, Jermaine Dupri and Aretha Franklin.

Read more at USA Today

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Q102 BOSOM BALL featuring Sara Bareilles and Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox will perform at the Q102 Bosom Ball for Breast Cancer in Covington KY on Thursday October 21. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, click this link.

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More American Idol promo shoots today. LA Producer Golareh Safarian tweeted yesterday, “It’s almost a wrap for today…just one more location. Then it’s another full day of shooting tomorrow-with Taylor Hicks.”

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STEVEN TYLER’s First Solo Single Due In November; Audio Sample Available – Sep. 18, 2010

According to Tokyograph, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler has recorded the theme song to the live-action movie “Space Battleship Yamato”. The track, entitled “Love Lives”, is being billed as Tyler’s first solo project.

Tyler wrote the song for “Yamato” after studying a translated script and the video materials for the movie’s final scene. The ballad expresses the concept of wanting to protect a loved one.

The single will go on sale in Japan on November 24.

Read more and watch the trailer at Blabbermouth

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A Special Message From Adam Lambert

The US Leg of my Glam Nation Tour is coming to a bittersweet end. Its been a fantastic summer sharing my music and vision with my passionate fans! I was so thrilled that the tour was sold out in nearly every one of the 72 venues we played. The next chapter of the tour are the International dates. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit many of the cities we are planning to perform in while promoting my album. I’m excited to return and to also visit many new countries (and looking forward to some days off here and there!)

When I was recording my album it was very important to me to give it an International sound – something that would have a broad, universal appeal. The album has since become quite successful around the world! (The singles charting even higher in some countries than the US!) I am very anxious to meet and perform for audiences abroad who have supported me as an artist and further experience their cultures! I’m particularly curious about both Paris and Milan as I have never been to either city and have always dreamed of exploring these two legendary locales!

Feel free to take a look at my itinerary and if you have any recommendations of restaurants, activities or shopping in any of the many cities we’re playing, I’d love to hear from you on adamofficial.com! Although it will be lots of travel and hard work, I know this fall will be magic! Stay tuned for updates from the road! Peace!

From AdamOfficial

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Carrie Underwood talks with Big D and Bubba

Carrie Underwood called in to the Big D and Bubba syndicated radio show Monday morning, talking with them about her fans’ reaction to the Country Music Association’s not giving her an Entertainer of the Year nomination. “They love their girl, ” Carrie said.

Read more at USA Today

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Barcelona and Blake Lewis To Headline 2010 Symphony Guild Event

SEATTLE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Symphony Guild today announced the artist lineup for the 2010 musical event, ‘Primal Symphony, ‘ an annual event which benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital. Local artists Barcelona, American Idol runner-up and beatbox extraordinare Blake Lewis and talented singer Claire Nordstrom join some of the region’s premiere music ensembles in support of the uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Participating music ensembles include the Northwest Symphony Orchestra directed by Anthony Spain, Northwest Chorale, Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Choral Company. Tickets go on sale Mon., Sept. 20 at 8:00 a.m. PST at http://thesymphonyguild.org.

‘Primal Symphony’ will take place on Friday, November 5, 2010 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle, and special guest appearances by local Seattle personalities.

Tickets range from $40 to $60 and are available through the Guild’s website, www.thesymphonyguild.org.

Read more at PR Newswire

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Ten Days Left to Help The Cheesecake Factory Donate 3.5 Million Meals to Feeding America During Hunger Action Month

The Cheesecake Factory is committed to raising 3.5 million meals for Feeding America this September and is encouraging guests to make a pledge to take action in one of several ways. At the special “Share Your Voice” website, www.thecheesecakefactory.com/share, visitors can pledge to donate food, volunteer their time, write to elected officials, advocate to friends and donate money to Feeding America. As a thank you for making a donation of $5 or more to Feeding America through this website in September, The Cheesecake Factory will provide an e-Slice redeemable for a complimentary slice of cheesecake*.

The Cheesecake Factory is also asking guests to “Share Your Voice” by singing for the chance to meet American Idol Season 9 Winner and Hunger Action Month Spokesperson Lee DeWyze at The Cheesecake Factory in Hollywood. Hopeful singers can submit a video performance of the soulful classic “Lean on Me” which can be submitted online at www.thecheesecakefactory.com/share until September 30. In true American Idol fashion, America will have the opportunity to vote online for the top four singers from October 8 — 17, 2010 and the Grand Prize winner will be announced on October 18, 2010.

Read more at Market Watch

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Adam Lambert performs in So. Fla.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) — A former American Idol contestant holds a concert in South Florida, days after he was accused of being rough with a photographer.

Adam Lambert performed live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Sunday night. The show was completely sold out, and fans seemed unfazed by the recent controversy surrounding the glam rock star. “He’s just amazing. I love him. I love his style, his music. He’s totally awesome, ” said one fan, Carolina Henao.

“He’s awesome. We’ve been watching him since American Idol, and we love him, ” said Katie Nichols, who attended Sunday’s concert.

Read more at WWSVN.com

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Over the weekend, Casey James hung out with songwriter Aimee Mayo (she’s written songs for Kellie Pickler, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert) and her husband producer/songwriter Chris Lindsey (worked with Kellie and Carrie)

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Seacrest Off the Market? ‘Idol’ Host Ready to Pop the Question to Julianna Hough

Get that champagne on ice, because sources tell me that America’s favorite bachelor, Ryan Secrest, is getting ready to pop the question to his special lady, ‘Dancing With the Stars’ beauty Julianne Hough.

“Things are really heating up between them, ” a friend of Ryan’s tells me. “We have never seen him like this before. For the first time ever he is taking a second away from work. We never thought he would ever meet anyone he liked as much as he does working but now he has.”

Read more at AOL Popeater

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Alex Lambert gets a new Tattoo

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Jennifer Lopez’s gets biscuits she wants

Jennifer Lopez will not be denied her favorite biscuits. J. Lo wanted to have a 42nd birthday party for her husband, Marc Anthony, at The Lion on West Ninth Street, but the restaurant was booked by Calvin Klein Inc. for a dinner following the firm’s runway show. Lopez ended up throwing the party with Benny Medina at the Bowery Hotel, but she sent her driver to pick up 50 biscuits from The Lion while Katie Holmes, Julianne Moore, Desiree Rogers, Ethan Hawke and Francisco Costa dined inside.

Read more at the New York Post

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Fantasia Pole Dances On ‘Fantasia For Real 2’ Premiere

The episode kicked off with Fantasia celebrating her newly empty house in Charlotte, North Carolina, after her mother and brothers moved out. She tricked out the mansion with a new game room and a brightly colored playroom for her daughter, Zion. While the songstress appeared to revel in her drama-free domesticity, she did have an album to promote, so she jetted off to New York City to work some breezy looks in a photo shoot.

Read more at MTV

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‘Dancing With the Stars’: Pro Derek Hough talks training, tanning, and having to put Baby in a corner

I am feeling so aliiiiiiiive! Dancing With the Stars premieres tonight, and its most exquisite professional specimen Derek Hough, 25, has graciously agreed to answer some of our burning ballroom-related questions each week in between training sessions with his Star, Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey, 50. Keep it clean! You know that’s always been Derek’s motto.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Interview with Corky Ballas, ‘Father’ of Dancing With The Stars

As he was gearing up for the intensive rehearsal schedule that Dancing With The Stars demands with new celebrity partner Florence Henderson, Corky Ballas spoke with me and shared his excitement about the new season and being back on the show. The last time Corky competed was on Season 7 with Cloris Leachman. Corky, the father of dancer Mark Ballas and adopted father of dancers Julianne and Derek Hough, has also trained many of the professional dancers on the show over the years, which makes him – in a very real way – the ‘Father’ of Dancing With The Stars.

Read more at Huffington Post

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Audrina Patridge Finds DWTS ‘A Lot Harder Than I Thought’

I’m looking forward to writing this blog and giving all of you Dancing With the Stars fans a glimpse into each week. When the show asked me to participate, I was instantly on board – no hesitation! I did tap, jazz and ballet when I was eight years old, but that doesn’t really count because ballroom dancing is such a different animal. It’s actually a lot harder than I’d thought. But I’m loving every second of it!

Tony [Dovolani] and I have been rehearsing for about two and a half weeks so far, and my muscles ache every night. The first week I had the worst blisters from getting used to dancing in heels. Funny thing is now when I get pedicures I tell them not to take the calluses off. I actually want calluses on my feet because then they don’t hurt as much when I’m dancing. But you know what they say: some of the most beautiful dancers in the world have the ugliest feet!

Read more at People

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IT’S “GLEE” AGAINST THE MUSIC WHEN BRITNEY SPEARS GUEST-STARS ON THE HIT SERIES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, ON FOX

New Directions performs Britney Spears’ most iconic and memorable songs, including “Toxic, ” “…Baby One More Time” and “Me Against The Music, ” and the pop princess herself makes a special cameo appearance on an all-new, sure-to-be-fan-favorite episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

“Working on GLEE was an amazing experience, ” said Spears. “The cast is so talented, and I really had an incredible time working with Ryan Murphy.”

In the “Britney/Brittany” episode, MR. SCHUESTER (Matthew Morrison) insists that the glee club perform adult contemporary music at the school assembly, but the kids have other plans. As New Directions mounts its campaign to perform Britney Spears’ greatest hits, they learn that their own BRITTANY (Heather Morris) has a connection to the famous performer. Meanwhile, Will meets EMMA’s (Jayma Mays) new love interest, DR. CARL (John Stamos), who sparks a rivalry between the two men as they vie for her attention.

Read more at Futon Critic

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‘Glee’ Is Back with Angst, Songs in Sophomore Year

LOS ANGELES – ‘Glee‘ is back for its sophomore year with a new football coach, two new ear- and eye-catching students, and an identity crisis for big man on campus Finn.

There’s also something of an identity crisis for Fox TV’s hit series as trouble comes fast and furious for the McKinley High glee club and its members in Tuesday’s debut episode (8 p.m. EDT). There’s barely room for the buoyancy that infused ‘Glee’ last season.

“Let’s show them how down we are, ” says glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison), challenging his students to stage a number that will persuade others to join the club branded as a way station for losers.

Read more at Fan Cast

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