Idol Headlines for 09/26/11

Allison Iraheta performs at the Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA
Micheal Johns sings the National Anthem before the Gulf Coast Tennis Challenge at 6:30 pm in Birmingham, AL. More information HERE.
Blake Shelton appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
Stefano Langone and James Durbin help a teen meet their weight loss goals on Dr. Drew’s Life Changers. 3:30 pm. CW. Watch a clip HERE.

The first date of David Archuleta’s Winter Tour is confirmed. Thursday December 1 at the NYCB Theater in Westbury New York. More information HERE.

Lee Dewyze’s old (new?) label tweets, “Lee DeWyze fans.Please join the mailing list @ for news, free downloads, etc and some interesting happenings coming soon.”

‘American Idol’ round set for Thursday

The final round of preliminary judging for the Fox reality hit “American Idol” is scheduled for Thursday, but don’t expect to hear any singing in the streets. Security will be tight at the David L. Lawrence Conventer Center, and an afternoon conference with judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, as well as host Ryan Seacrest, will be for media only.

Read more at Post-Gazette

Tim Halperin tweets, “Here’s my cell. Starting at 5am tomorrow morning, this is my home for 28 hours. #TimInJail #RiseAndFall” All is explained here. Tim’s album, “Rise and Fall” drops on Tuesday. I got an advanced copy…and me likey!

Chris Daughtry tweets, “Ladies and Gentlemen!!! The album is finished!!! Still gotta finish mixing but never the less…we’ve finished our part”

XFactorUSA tweets, “We have New York, New Jersey and Chicago auditions coming up this week! Which are you most looking forward to watching?”

The second Kidz Star USA episode, featuring Kris Allen has been posted online. You can watch it HERE.

Michael Johns interviewed ahead of the Gulf Coast Tennis Classic on FOX 10

Stars serve up tennis challenge:


Singer Chris Daughtry Selling North Carolina Pad For $699, 900

While many rock n’ rollers claim New York or L.A. as their home base, American Idol Season 5 runner-up and Grammy-nominated singer Chris Daughtry has lived in North Carolina throughout his career in a home that’s now listed at a price well below the cost of most celebrity hideouts. Daughtry’s home is now listed on the Oak Ridge real estate market for $699, 900.

Daughtry picked up the estate in 2006 for $690, 000. According to property listings, the home first hit the market at $720, 00 in late 2010 and was removed before it made a reappearance on the market with its new price tag.

Read more at FORBES

Jason Derulo & Jordin Sparks — Are They Dating?

Has Jason Derulo found his new “It Girl” in “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks?

The two were spotted arriving to and leaving a 21st birthday dinner for Derulo together last night at Philipe Chow’s in Hollywood, where they were very smiley while posing together for photos.

Jason was previously linked to his “It Girl” co-star Tika Sumpter, though the two insisted they were just friends.

See the photos at Too Fab

Scotty McCreery attended the last concert of Brad Paisley/Blake Shelton tour in Raleigh, NC last night! Brad tweeted, “Look who’s here tonight. Hopefully @ScottyMcCreery is learning how NOT to behave on tour… Scotty tweeted, “me and @BradPaisley just soaked @blakeshelton w/ remote control water shootin trucks, hahah. #funny” Ruh Rho! Brad tweeted, “The pranks here in Raleigh are starting to get a little outta control” HA.

Scotty joined Brad and the opening acts at closing to sing Brad’s hit  “Alcohol” (Taste of Country)

Nikki Reed & Paul McDonald: Doggie Date

Enjoying some quality time together, Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald were spotted out walking their dog in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday (September 24).

The “Twilight” hottie and her “American Idol” alum fiance looked very much in love as they strolled hand-in-hand past the paparazzi.

See the photos at Celebrity Gossip

‘Idol’ gets warm welcome home

Nearly 1, 000 people welcomed home “American Idol” finalist and Idyllwild resident Casey Abrams on Sunday with a Block Party and Jazz Jam outside Café Aroma.

The four-hour event took on a street-fair atmosphere as vendors set up food and craft booths and visitors arrived early to put their lawn chairs in front of the stage constructed in the middle of North Circle Drive, which was closed to through traffic.

The first thing Abrams did when he took the stage was videotape all the people in the audience.

“I’m more of a musician than a talker, ” he said before singing “Nature Boy.”


Lacey Brown on American Idol

She was just two slots shy from making it onto the air. But, producers asked her to return the following season to try out again.

“I thought that made no sense, ” she said. “If they rejected me this season, what makes them think that they will considering me again in six months at tryouts?”

Brown took the next five months off to work on her singing, memorizing as many songs as she could and even taking a few vocal lessons.

Read more at Lodi News

Lee DeWyze and fiancee Jonna Walsh spotted at Hollywood Flea Market

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze was spotted with his fiancee Jonna Walsh at a Hollywood Flea Market this weekend. The couple both wore beanies as they walked their dog and browsed for goodies to buy.

See the photos at Celebrity Photos

Kelly Clarkson: Dating Is Like Being On ‘American Idol’

Original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson recently told fans (via Facebook) that she “can’t wait to find a man who thinks [she’s] freakin’ awesome!”

With a breathtaking voice and over 23 million albums sold, the question is – why is the superstar singer having trouble in the relationship department?

“The problem isn’t getting offers — the problem is getting offers from someone you like, you know?” Kelly explained to Access Hollywood when asked about her relationship woes during an interview in Los Angeles on Thursday. “It’s really hard to find.”

More at Access Hollywood

Live: Tony Bennett at Staples Center

Tony Bennett did what he could to turn a sports arena into a cabaret Saturday night as the singer headlined a benefit for AARP’s Drive to End Hunger initiative at Staples Center.

Bennett was no less generous during Saturday’s duets, first with Underwood on an appealingly Patsy Cline-ish “It Had to Be You, ” then on “For Once in My Life” with Wonder, whom Bennett called “the greatest entertainer in the world.” At Wonder’s apparently unplanned request, the two singers also ran through “I Left My Heart in San Francisco, ” Wonder offering up a tart harmonica solo that drew an appreciative chuckle from Bennett.

Nice photo of Carrie at LAT

Kristin Cavallari’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Rehearsal ‘Sweaty But Fun’

Kristin Cavallari may not have started out as a dancer, but she’s definitely a quick learner.

On the season 13 debut of “Dancing With the Stars” last week, the 24-year-old former “Hills” and “Laguna Beach” starlet wowed the judges and audiences alike when she shook her way through the cha-cha, proving she has more to offer than just reality-TV drama. MTV News caught up with “DWTS” pro Mark Ballas and the former reality bad girl, who stressed the show’s grueling (but fun) rehearsal schedule.

Read more at MTV

Julianne’s BF Seacrest a ‘Great Guy, ‘ Says Derek

Although we no longer get our bi-weekly dosage of the lovable Julianne Hough on Dancing with the Stars this season, brother Derek assures us that she’s doing very well in her recent career pursuits and has herself quite a catch with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest.

“He’s an outstanding guy, ” Derek says with a smile. “We’ve had a chance to get to know eachother better, and he’s a great guy.”

As Julianne is currently taking a season 13 Dancing breather, Derek took some time off earlier this year, scoring a leading role in the upcoming dance flick, Cobu 3D.

See the Video at ET

Cheryl Burke: Low Scores Motivate Rob Kardashian

Last week Rob did really, really well on Dancing with the Stars. I’m proud of him! He’s never danced in front of anybody or danced period, so he did a great job. And his whole family was there to support him, which was really nice. He was happy with his performance, but I don’t think he was happy with his scores. I told him it’s better to start off low and improve every week.

Read more at People

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