Idol Headlines for 09/27/10 – The Evening Edition

Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe tweets:  “On my way to New Jersey for Season Ten’s first audition in front of the new Judges. Good luck to everyone & remember, they’ll be nervous too.”

Who will be more nervous? The new Idol judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, or the hopefuls?

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DeWyze Snubs, Denton Shines: Zwecker

Chicago – Talk about being shocked! I was all set to head out to Arlington Park Friday night, planning to chat with American Idol Season 9 winner and Mt. Prospect native Lee DeWyze. We were originally scheduled to talk shortly before his solo concert at Arlington, but on Friday afternoon we got word that Lee had cancelled all interviews — even with us!

Given the fact that Fox Chicago had been nothing but supportive of DeWyze, and in a big way, from the start of his journey to winning Idol, we were stunned that he would snub us!

Oh well, we still love you Lee, please come back and see us next time, even though we’re still amazed that you would blow us off on Friday!

Read more at FOX Chicago

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Pink Rocks: Hard Rock International’s Annual PINKTOBER(TM) Campaign Raises Awareness and Funds for Breast Cancer Research

ORLANDO, Fla., Sep. 27 /CSRwire/ – /PRNewswire/ – Hard Rock International and five-time PINKTOBER™ “Artist Ambassador” Melissa Etheridge invites guests to rock out, in support of breast cancer awareness and research! For the 11th year, Hard Rock locations worldwide support the cause through the multifaceted PINKTOBER campaign, benefiting breast cancer charities worldwide. The 2010 PINKTOBER initiative gives guests a variety ways to show their support, including limited-edition PINKTOBER apparel and accessories, Pink menu offerings and live music events – all for the cause!

The global PINKTOBER launch will kick off on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, with a special appearance and performance by Oscar® and two-time GRAMMY® winner, multi-platinum recording artist and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard. In addition, Crystal Bowersox, “American Idol” 2010 runner-up, will show her support for the cause with a performance at the star-studded PINKTOBER launch. Event ticket and merchandise sales will raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.

Read more at CSRwire

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VIDEO: Fergie on Jennifer Lopez as ‘American Idol’ Judge

What does fellow performer Fergie think of Jennifer Lopez joining the judges’ table on “American Idol”?

“I’m really excited for Jennifer to be on ‘American Idol, ‘” Fergie tells ET. “I think she’s going to be amazing.”

“She was a mentor on the show and I always thought she’d be perfect for it because she’s so good at it, ” the singer added. “She really has the eye and she’s an artist herself. I think she’s gonna rock.”

Read more at ET Online

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Allison Iraheta sings the Anthem – Eagles Vs Jaguars

It’s not complete, but here’s Allison Iraheta singing the National Anthem at the Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars in Florida on Sunday.

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‘Glee’ Britney Spears episode: Harry Shum did a ‘double take’ with Heather Morris

There might only be one Britney Spears, but “Glee” star Harry Shum, Jr. mistook his co-star Heather Morris for the real thing.

“I’m actually really happy for Heather Morris because this is her breakout episode, ” Shum tells Zap2it about the “Britney/Brittany” episode airing Tuesday, Sept. 28, in which Cheerios Brittany (Morris) gets gassed at the dentist and imagines herself as Spears in music videos.

“People are going to go nuts when they see her do her thing, ” he continues. “She looks like Britney in the musical numbers. It’s crazy. You have to do a double take. Me and Kevin [McHale] walked into her doing a musical number because some of them we weren’t in that she was in. We had heard that Britney was coming on set, so we were like, ‘Wait, is that her?’ We had to look really closely to see it wasn’t.”

Read more at Zap2it

GLEE: Brittany (Heather Morris) dreams of being Britney Spears in the "Britney/Brittany" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday,  Sept. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Rose/FOX

via alliholics.com

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Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed for ‘Glee’ gig

Web rumors recently swirled that the Oscar-winning actress, 38, was in talks to join the hit Fox show, but creator Ryan Murphy confirms to UsMagazine.com it is a done deal.

“Yes, it’s true!” he told Us Sunday as he accepted an ACLU Award in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood. “She is a fan of the show.”

What will she do? “She is going to be playing a substitute teacher who Matt Morrison’s character falls for, ” Murphy tells Us. “She will be doing 3 or 4 solos.

Read more at MSNBC

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‘Dancing With the Stars’: Derek Hough on dancing with Jennifer Grey and shirtless paparazzi snaps

Dance pro Derek Hough, 25, and his partner Jennifer Grey, 50, earned the top spot on last week’s Dancing With the Stars season 11 performance premiere with a Viennese waltz set to “These Arms of Mine” (a song featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack). Below, Derek checks in for his weekly grilling.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Singer Robyn Troup’s dreams look poised to be realized

It was, for a few moments, a beautifully realized dream. But that was more than three years ago, and nothing ever materialized — thanks to a certain TV talent show.

A few months before the Grammy contest, Troup auditioned for Season 6 of American Idol. The Yates High School graduate passed the initial auditions but was cut during Hollywood rounds. The show’s contracts, however, prohibited her from pursuing any other deals.

Her deal, the endorsement and any other immediate opportunities vanished.

“They didn’t want me to come out and compete with the winner of that season, who would have been Jordin Sparks, ” Troup, now 22, recalls.

Read more at Houston Chronicle

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