Idol Headlines for 09/21/11

X Factor premieres on FOX tonight at 8 pm!

American Idols Live plays a second show at Araneta Coliseum, Manila Philippines

So You Think You Can Dance heads to Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC

Jason Castro performs at Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC
More at Idol Stages

Jane Lynch on Live with Regis and Kelly
Maroon 5 on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer on The Talk

Scotty McCreery’s debut album, Clear as Day is available for pre-order at iTunes. Order your copy at this link.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Let Me Down” from her upcoming album, Stronger, was written by Kelly Clarkson and Christopher Destephano. Via ASCAP

See behind the scenes footage of Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood on the set of Blue Bloods HERE. Carrie and Tony will appear on Friday’s episode at 9 pm on CBS.

Hudson performs small show at Club Paris

September 21, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Chicago’s own Oscar and Grammy Award-winning performer Jennifer Hudson, serenaded a hometown crowd during an intimate concert at Club Paris late Tuesday night.

The event was sponsored by WGCI for a crowd of lucky fans.

Read more at ABC

IDYLLWILD: ‘American Idol’s’ Casey Abrams is coming home

Lori Ferro, chief instigator at Café Aroma in Idyllwild, said that people jamming closed-off North Circle Drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday will have the opportunity to meet Casey Abrams and, likely, see him perform during a hastily organized welcome-home event for the bearded 20-year-old “American Idol” star.

Abrams traveled to the Philippines this week to perform in two concerts that were added after the last scheduled leg of the summer’s “American Idol” tour.


Exclusive: How Carrie Underwood Celebrated Her Anniversary

Read more at Rumor FIX

mystyle Q&A: Kimberley Locke

WHAT SHE’S STYLIN’: I changed clothes five times. Hi! I’m such a girl. I went the BMI Urban Awards before this and it was the one show where you don’t have to get all gussied up. This is club attire that I can dance in.

STYLE ICONS: I try to be classy, but edgy. Mary J. Blige has that down. They showed a clip of her tonight at the show and I thought, “She’s very classy, but she takes you there.” You still look at her and say, “Wow! Damn!” And then, of course, J.Lo is classy—always beautiful. She’s not too overdone. People look at her and feel like they can obtain what she has, and I think that’s what it’s about.


Michaele Salahi – Smooth Backstage Moves – With Steven Tyler

Michaele Salahi posed for a suggestive photo, hip-to-hip, with the likes of Steven Tyler — more than five years before she decided to run off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

TMZ obtained the photo taken backstage during an Aerosmith concert in Bristow, Virginia — and the story behind it is pretty wild.

Tareq Salahi is telling friends he and Michaele (aka “groupie slut”) went to the show together without backstage passes — oh, the horror –but then Michaele mysteriously disappeared for more than an hour.

Read more at TMZ

‘The X Factor’s’ Nicole Scherzinger on First Day as Judge: ‘I Can Barf or Say Rock-N-Roll’ (Q&A)

Nicole Scherzinger is uniquely qualified to judge The X Factor. Like Cheryl Cole before her, who sat in the very same seat, Scherzinger started out competing on — and winning — a talent show, the short-lived Popstars on The WB (curiously, Cole won the British version of the show a year later). The experience helped launch a music career that eventually took her from the group Eden’s Crush to Pussycat Dolls and now, a decade later, she’ll finally see a lifelong dream come true when her solo album Killer Love is released in November.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

5 Ways Simon Cowell Plans to Crush Idol with The X Factor: Mo’ Money, Crazy Nicole …

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul judging thousands of aspiring singers, some of whom will make your ears bleed? Sounds like American Idol redux. At first glance, there isn’t a ton separating Cowell’s new music competition show, The X Factor, from its predecessors — until you stack up the details. Then Cowell’s master plan for music show domination becomes all too clear.

Read more at TV Guide

America’s got ‘Idol’-like ‘X Factor’ voices

Here we go again. Even if the show had not run a single ad or “sneak peek, ” even if the stars had not done a single interview, wouldn’t you know what you’ll get from the much-anticipated Fox premiere of TheX Factor?

This is the same old Idol same old, complete with Idol’s peculiar blend of the Kramdens and Burns and Allen, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

USA Today

‘The X-Factor’: Just An “American Idol” Copycat?

With the premiere of Simon Cowell’s new talent show “The X-Factor” coming tonight, many are wondering if the ratings bonanza that has been a national sensation in the U.K. for years will find the same success stateside.

The show in many ways replicates the premise of “American Idol, ” with the exception that groups are allowed rather than only solo acts, and the age range is expanded to 12 and up. And of course there is the massive $5 million prize for the winner — which could potentially attract a different level of talent than this season of “Idol.”

Read more at ABC News

Paula Abdul Says ‘He’s Like A Broken In Shoe’ About Working with Simon Cowell Again [AUDIO]

Via Ryan Seacrest

‘The X Factor’: Cast Weighs In on How Show Handled Cheryl Cole’s Exit

“You make right and wrong decisions when you produce TV shows, but I stand by the decisions I’ve made. And I stand by the fact that I’m entitled to make decisions as a producer, and if I’m wrong, I’ll hold my hands up. I’ll always continue to work this way. If I don’t think something is quite right, without throwing someone under the bus, I’ll do what I think is right at the time, rather than months later go, ‘I wish I’d said something.’ … Some people said it was a publicity stunt, to which I say, ‘That’s a bloody expensive publicity stunt!'”

Read more at THR

Cowell Back on TV With ‘X Factor, ‘ Hopes of a Hit

Simon Cowell, a man who thinks big, is picturing his new singing contest “The X Factor” as America’s No. 1 series.

The British music industry executive, TV star and producer wants to prove that the U.K. and international TV hit can play on what he considers the world’s top stage, America.

For Fox, home of “The X Factor” and Cowell’s former stomping ground “American Idol, ” his new show offers the chance to extend to the fall season the ratings domination reliably provided by veteran “American Idol” from January to May.

Read more at AP

‘X Factor’ Creator Simon Cowell Has No Time For ‘Mediocre’ People

And one thing is for sure, Cowell hasn’t learned tact or comment filtering during his short break from the small screen.

“The whole point about trying to make a reality show is that you’ve got to be real and that’s what I’m like in real life, ” Cowell told us. “If I hate somebody, I say I hate them. And if I love somebody I’m happy to say I love them. But to sit there and pretend that mediocre people are going to be stars is just ridiculous.”

Read more at FOX News

‘Dancing With the Stars” Ron Artest Blames Toes for Results

Ron Artest — the Los Angeles Laker who recently legally changed his name to Metta World Peace — explained his elimination from Dancing With the Stars on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night.

“This toe doesn’t work, this one does, ” World Peace said. “Toes not working! But still I’m good, I’m good!”

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

‘Dancing With the Stars” Ron Artest Reacts to Elimination

“Like I said last night, I had to thank ABC and Dancing With the Stars for having me. Thank Peta for teaching me how to dance. Being from New York, the Queens projects, I never knew how to. I enjoy ballroom dance, and Peta was teaching me how to do ballet too, ” World Peace told Robin Roberts.

So who do they think will win?

“I would think J.R. Martinez, ” said Murgatroyd. “He is an absolute standout. Nobody was expecting him to be that good and he was such a natural at it.”

Read more at THR

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