Idol Headlines for 09/21/10 – The Evening Edition

Carrie Underwood’s Mom (and Hubby) Cameo in New Music Video

Carrie Underwood’s latest music video may look a little bit like a family home video. That’s because it stars her mother Carole and new husband Mike Fisher.

The country singer, 27, enlisted her loved ones for the “Mama’s Song” video, which premieres on Friday. The tune, off 2009’s Play On, is about leaving the nest and finding the man of her dreams.

“[Mike’s] not ‘in’ it but you can tell it’s him, ” Underwood tells PEOPLE about the hockey player’s cameo. “He hung out with my mom [on set] and he’s great with her.”

Read more at People


@CrystalBowersox: At the studio: the crew just went skydiving! One’s first time ever in a plane… way to go guys!!! Then off to the #girlup event. This is GirlUp. Their at the Clinton Globe Initiative at the UN in NYC today.


J. Lo’s ex on ‘keep out’ list

Things could get wild if Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa makes good on his threat to show up at one of the upcoming ”American Idol” auditions — hoping to confront J. Lo as she sits on the hit show’s judging panel.

Note to Noa: That will be very tough to make happen — especially since Lopez and the ”Idol” honchos are well aware of his intentions.

According to key Fox and ”Idol” sources, Lopez has provided them with all kinds of information about her very estranged ex-hubby — including photos, detailed descriptions and even some recordings of him singing.

Read more at Chicago Sun Times


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Taylor Hicks American Idol 10 promotion

Fox 6 Birmingham interview Taylor Hicks at Idol Promo shoot


Fantasia Gives The Drama A Rest And Talks Reality Show & New Album

Fantasia just completed an intense media tour, which included her own VH1 Behind The Music, and appearances on television—Good Morning America, Lopez Tonight, The Wendy Williams Show plus radio and print outlets. It was originally a press train geared up to promote her long awaited third album release Back To Me (which debuted #1 on R&B chart and #2 on the pop chart) plus the second season of her VH1 reality show, Fantasia For Real. But the public scandal of her affair with a married man and the suicide attempt that followed ended up overshadowing the latest milestones of her career.

VIBE checked in with Ms. Barrino to talk family issues, her new album and if all her personal drama from the summer was a publicity stunt.—Ronke Idowu Reeves

Read the interview at Vibe


Alex Lambert plays the Roxy with his new band, the lights


‘American Idol’ contestant Jason Castro, on the Deck Bar Stage

Photos HERE


‘Glee’ Star Reveals Britney Spears Episode Details

“Through a special substance, I go under and have a couple of dream sequences — not only myself, but with Santana [Naya Rivera], ” Morris explained. “A lot of it has to do with Will [Matthew Morrison] not allowing us to perform Britney Spears songs, because he doesn’t agree with what kind of entertainer she is, so it’s our fight to do Britney. But it’s not just us doing Britney in show choir; there are other sequences — it’s our homage to her.”

In the episode, which airs next Tuesday, viewers might catch a rendition of Spears’ 2003 hit collabo with Madonna “Me Against the Music.” Last month, the singer tweeted on-set photos of her and Morris re-enacting a scene from the girl-on-girl clip. Aside from the Madonna collaboration, ” … Baby One More Time” and “Toxic” are also reported to be part of the episode.

Read more at MTV


Vulture’s Painstakingly Accurate Map of Glee’s McKinley High

Some fictional places — like Lord of the Rings’ Middle Earth, or Harry Potter’s Hogwarts — have been mapped in such detail that we know the exact location of every Hobbit hole, over-size spider’s nest, and moving staircase. Not so with Glee’s William McKinley High, where it’s never been clear just how the one hallway the students and teachers are always walking through connects to the principal’s office or the football field. But because it’s important to know, say, how far Sue Sylvester’s office is from the rehearsal room — can she hear the glee club practice? Has that been one of her secret methods of sabotage this whole time? — we’ve tried to assemble the definitive map of McKinley High.

See the map HHERE


Harry Shum Jr. Video portrait by Tyler Shields


Channeling Charted TV Themes

Upon the return of “Glee” – and a week before the “Glee” cast could extend its sum of Hot 100 entries past 64, the seventh-best total in the chart’s history – Chart Beat looks back at 30 TV theme songs that have impacted Billboard charts in the past 30 years. (Even if “Glee” itself, a TV series that has revolutionized the way the medium has spotlighted music, features only an approximately two-second a capella vocal stab for its theme …)

Check out the videos at


How “Glee” is changing high school choir

But according to Ralph Opacic, founder and director of the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana, Calif., not to mention Matthew Morrison’s former music teacher, “Glee” may soon render that brand of show choir obsolete. Often identified as the “real” Will Schuester (Morrison’s character), for the many career parallels between the two, Opacic was at the forefront of the modern show choir movement in the early ’80s, using arrangements of current radio hits as a way to hook students in the performing arts. His choir program at Los Alamitos High School was so successful that he landed a government grant to open OCHSA in 1987, starting out with 100 students. Now in its 24th year, the school has a student body of over 1, 300 and ranks consistently among the top public high schools in the nation. The runaway success of “Glee, ” and Matthew Morrison’s subsequent rise to fame, has garnered national attention for his alma mater. Opacic even attended the Emmys as Morrison’s plus one, where he chatted with Ryan Seacrest and sat next to Betty White.

Read more at Salon


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEWS: Dancing With The Stars – Radar Goes Behind The Scenes At Premiere

Monday’s season premiere of Dancing With The Stars showed us this cycle is going to be a good one, and we exclusively caught up with many of the celeb dancers for their thoughts after getting their feet wet in live competition on the ballroom floor.

Watch The Video On


Backstage at DWTS: The Situation Insists Bad Dancing Is All Part of a Supersecret Master Plan

Len Goodman says he has “the guns but no ammo.” But The Situation disagrees!

Last night at Dancing With the Stars, we caught up with all the new contenders, and learned among other things that The Sitch, aka Mike Sorrentino, has some top-secret ammo up his too-tight sleeves:

He’s saving his real mojo for a few weeks from now.

Read more at E Online


Why Sarah Palin Didn’t Show Up to Support Bristol’s ‘Dancing’ Debut

Last night’s big gossip from the set of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is on the one big name who didn’t show. Sarah Palin was planning on making an appearance to support daughter Bristol’s dancing debut. It seemed like such a sure thing that extra metal detectors were set up for security measures. But I was told in the eleventh hour that Sarah realized it was Bristol’s night. If she sat in the audience, she would have stolen the spotlight from her girl. Sources tell me that we now can expect to see her in the audience next week.

Read more at Pop Eater


On the Scene: Jennifer Grey Remembers Patrick Swayze on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The first night jitters are officially out of the way. Twelve stars and their celebrity pro partners took to the dance floor and performed either a Cha-Cha or a Viennese Waltz on the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 11 opening night show. Actress Jennifer Grey, singer Brandy Norwood and athletes Rick Fox and Kurt Warner performed well — as expected — but the surprise of the night was teen actor Kyle Massey, who brought to mind a young Warren Sapp (Kym Johnson’s season 7 partner) when he performed a dynamite dance with Lacey Schwimmer.

TV Squad was on the post-show press line to get reactions from all 24 participants. For one unlucky couple, alas, it’s their second-to-last interview, because tonight one duo is going home.

Read more at TV Squad


DWTS’ Maksim: “I Would Love to Dance With Erin Again”

If Brandy wasn’t so cool-headed, things could have gone terribly wrong last night when she Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed their Viennese waltz on Dancing With the Stars.

How so? Read on to find out what Maksim told me earlier today about Brandy’s missteps, Bristol Palin’s surprisingly good performance and why he thinks the world won’t stop talking about him his former DWTS partner Erin Andrews…

Read more at E Online


Get a sneak peek of Charice on Glee

Via TV Squad


Jennifer Grey dances into your ‘House’

Soon, there will be other opportunities to cry with Grey. She is guest-starring in the Oct. 18 episode of “House.”

Grey will play Abbey, a woman whose newborn daughter becomes a patient of Dr. House and his team immediately after she’s born. Abbey is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision about her baby’s medical care, and by the end of the episode, viewers are guaranteed to be in tears, a Fox spokeswoman said.

Read more at LA Times

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  1. thank so much mj for the Taylor Hicks video. The man seems to have gotten better looking.
    I think it is awesome that he is reading scripts.

  2. who’s the chick in Alex Lambert’s video who refused to give Casey her number? God i’m jealous. she’ll regret that someday.

  3. Kris calls into a radio station after hearing they were trying to get him tickets to the Arkansas vs. Alabama football game this Saturday.

    American Idol champ Kris Allen – You need tix to Hogs-Bama?
    Sports Talk With Bo

  4. For anyone following Dancing with the Stars, I started reading Margaret Cho’s blog about the experience – and she offers a really great, poignant perspective on the show.

    Here are a couple excerpts that I enjoyed (cause I’m sappy, lol):

    When we started dancing, I was full on crying because it felt great. I was feeling the waltz and it was beautiful and classy and the wings were flying and it all felt right. I want to dance again and again!!

    I am in my trailer hoping for internet so I can watch Jennifer Grey’s performance again. She was so stunningly beautiful! She can really move and was a joy to watch. And the nicest person! Serious contender for miss congeniality. She came over to me in the makeup trailer with a text from her friend saying that our dance was brilliant. I love that. She’s been so supportive, which is really wonderful to be around.

    She also said really sweet things about her dance partner Louis and that she wants to keep him on the show as long as possible because the dancer’s are paid by the week.

    I hope Margaret stays, but either way, she might be a good source for behind the scenes scoop.

  5. @ri-I wish I was that chick on Alex’s show,it would have been a WAAAAY different response LOL….

  6. The rumored solo show for Kris at Valparaiso University is no longer a rumor, but a fact:

    Time Saturday, November 6 at 10:00pm – November 7 at 12:30am

    Location Harre Union Ballroom

    UPC is excited to bring American Idol winner Kris Allen to Valparaiso University.

    Ticket Sales- At Welcome Desk or online at
    o For Students: October 8th, 11 am, Price: $5
    o For Faculty and Staff: October 13th, 11 am, Price: $15
    o For General Public: October 15th, 11 am, Price: $15

  7. It will be interesting to see how the interviews of Taylor Hicks and the other AI winners are handled on the upcoming season. About time more idols are featured and celebrated.

  8. Does anyone know why Kris’ team would not want him to sing at this big football game? I’ve wondered why he hasn’t done it at past games he’s attended. But then, I don’t think those had headline coverage on a major network. This seems like a no brainer. Of course, UA may itself have a student who is singing who would not want to be bumped off…He was funny to say that it was up to his wife.

    I watch E! News and I won’t miss Daily 10 – even had they not really, really messed up with the Adam segment.

  9. Fanaround

    Remember, Kris didn’t even attend the University of Arkansas (although his wife did)

  10. I wonder when this guy is going to Arkansas to film Kris’s spot for the S10 promos/interviews/whatever? It would have to be soon, since Kris will be leaving for his USO tour probably on Sunday (although I guess they could film it in between that tour and the start of the Lifehouse tour)

  11. Does anyone know why Kris’ team would not want him to sing at this big football game?

    It’s not up to Kris or Katy :-) if he sings or not. Any official public performance would have to be approved by his management (19). They probably would not want to do it for free.

    ETA: Also Katy Allen is also a former Homecoming Queen at Arkansas.

  12. seriously, JAYBEE, what could she have been thinking? he wouldn’t have had to ask me twice…

  13. Yeah, even though Kris went to UCA, he always talks about what a big Razorbacks fan he is, and sometimes mentions how Katy was the homecoming queen. I just always figured he might want to do it. Then it appeared in USA Today. It seems like it would have been an obvious win to have been set up previously. Tons of viewers. Anyway, I’m glad I’m not in the talent management business. I love logic too much.

  14. This AI producer is driving me crazy with the teasers about the AI10 winner’s promos.

    LOL!“@iLisaLisa: @GSafarian…Hmm…listening to Kris Kross because Kris Allen admitted he liked the way KK spelled his name? A hint maybe?”

  15. GSafarian
    LOL!“@iLisaLisa: @GSafarian…Hmm…listening to Kris Kross because Kris Allen admitted he liked the way KK spelled his name? A hint maybe?”

    tripp, sounds like Kris is next!

  16. DavidArchie:

    A cute little old white-haired lady comes up and pokes me. “I just needed to touch you so I could tell my granddaughters.” haha
    about 2 hours ago via txt

  17. The rumored solo show for Kris at Valparaiso University is no longer a rumor, but a fact:

    Time Saturday, November 6 at 10:00pm – November 7 at 12:30am

    Location Harre Union Ballroom

    UPC is excited to bring American Idol winner Kris Allen to Valparaiso University.

    Wow!!! This is so exciting… I have tickets to the 11/6 chicago show w/Lifehouse,(and am going with some fellow Kris Stans from NC) and now a solo show the next night!! whoo whoo… Are you going Hoosiermama?? Maybe I’ll finally get to meet some of the Indiana Kris fans…

  18. Yes, Chicagogirly, I was flailing over in the (old) HOF thread! Would love to meet you!

  19. Ok, @hoosiermama… I’ll move over to the other thread.. I didn’t know where you guys were. :)\o/

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