Jordin Sparks, back in the studio working with Claude Kelly on her next album. She tweets, “Its that time again…In the studio with @claudekelly!! Writing & bonding..picking up where we left off! He’s the best! :D
Jordin Sparks‘ annual Superbowl party, the Jordin Sparks Experience will be held in Dallas TX on February 2-4. There’s more information at the event Facebook Page. Michael Johns will perform at this year’s Red, White and Black affair.
Piers Morgan: Cheryl Cole and a Pussycat Doll Will Judge American ‘X-Factor’
Is CNN host-in-waiting Piers Morgan getting back at his buddy Simon Cowell?
Morgan told reporters at his alma mater, the tabloid News of the World, that singer Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls will be the judges on the American version of “X-Factor.” His comments come nearly three months after Cowell blabbed to the press about Morgan’s negotiations with CNN,
Read more at The Wrap
The Birth of Steven Tyler’s New Gig on American Idol
“When they walked in, Steven was at the piano playing ‘Dream On, ‘ and when I saw the looks on [Mike and Cecile’s] faces, I had a really good feeling about how these meetings were going to go.
“Steven Tyler is not only a musical icon, but a style- and trendsetter.”
Sherman says Tyler’s “quotable quips” will be a boon to the show, and that they’ll “be a great leading example for the up-and-coming ‘American Idol’
Read more at the New York Post
Lee DeWyze update via @DweezySignal: “Michelle Lewis collaborated w/ Lee today. She has written songs for Marla Sokoloff, Jessica Simpson, Cher, Shawn Colvin, Ravin & more.” Lee has also recently collaborated with songwriters Mitch Allen (from SR-71) and John Shanks (wrote Michael Johns’ “Heart on My Sleeve” also written for Miley Cyrus, Michele Branch and Bon Jovi)
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Tim Urban tweets from Japan! “Alrighty I’m breaking my silence! I’m in Japan with my friends Chad and Hannah! We’re traveling all over this beautiful country!” Photos Yokohama, Place Tim & friends stayed.
Lionel Richie says ‘next time’ to ‘American Idol’, plans new country album
On The Red Carpet caught up Richie at the All for the Hall concert in Downtown L.A., to ask why he wasn’t selected as a judge on the next season of American Idol.
“You know what, if I could just think of for a brief moment of staying home that long. I don’t know if I could stay in town that long. But I just told them, I said ‘Next time, just call me next time, ’ said Richie. “Ryan Seacrest and I hang so very little when we do get a chance to hang out. That would be the perfect time, an excuse to say I’m there.”
Read more at OnTheRedCarpet
Where’s Katie? Middlebury’s American Idol finalist off tour, pursuing album
“I’ve been so busy every moment of every day with meetings, writing and recording, but I’m glad to be back in L.A., ” Stevens said in a telephone interview last week. “I’m determined to make this happen, no matter how long it takes.”
Read more at the Republican American
Night of high-octane parties
THE Formula One weekend party scene got into full throttle last Thursday with the Avalon At Large – Go! two-day music festival at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands.
According to organisers, it drew 7, 000 and 9, 000 people on the first and second day, respectively.
The high-profile parties such as Go! and the one at Amber Lounge in Temasek Avenue near Conrad Centennial Singapore, had some celebrity sightings.
See the photos at straittimes.com
Brooke White and Jason Castro re-union at the Texas State Fair!
Brooke White performed at the Texas State Fair on Sunday, where she re-united with fellow Season 7 Idol, Texas homeboy, Jason Castro.
Fantasia For Real – Bonus Clips
If you missed last night’s episode, keep checking VH1.com for a stream of the entire episode. No, Fantasia hasn’t tried to kill herself yet. Watch show clips from episode 2 HERE.
Fantasia and Aunt Bunny talk
Fantasia and Aunt Bunny butt heads
Glee Scoop: Another Newcomer Has Been Cast—And Sure Looks Like Kurt’s Boyfriend!
According to reliable inside sources, a new gay student has just been cast on Glee, and his name is:
Darren Everett Criss.
Darren is a relative newcomer who starred in a handful of episodes of Eastwick…And just so happens to be pretty darn moppy-headed, and pretty darn easy on the eyes (and possibly separated at birth from Survivor’s Ethan Zohn). Sue Sylvester is sure to have a field day with this one.
(The photo above is from Darren’s Twitter.)
Sources confirm Darren will be playing Blaine, a gay student from a rival school glee club named the Darlton Dalton Academy Warblers.
Read more at EOnline
‘Glee’ A ‘Dream Come True’ For Stamos
LOS ANGELES, Calif. —
John Stamos will soon make the “Glee” gals swoon — some with his sexy smile, and some with… laughing gas (as he plays a dashing new dentist in the comedy’s upcoming episode).
Either way, the handsome hunk says his new gig on the hit FOX series is “fantastic.”
“It’s a dream come true, ” John told Access Hollywood on Friday, at Operation Smile’s 9th Annual Smile Gala in Los Angeles. “Every couple years, you know, these great things drop in my lap. It’s been fantastic.”
Read more at Access Hollywood
Dancing’s Derek Hough: You Will See a New Side of Jennifer Grey
After Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough topped the Dancing with the Stars leaderboard last week with a 24, rumblings about the Dirty Dancing star’s so-called “dance experience” heated up again — an unfair dig at her, Hough tells TVGuide.com. “Would you ask Adrien Brody to play piano at Carnegie Hall? Or would you ask Hilary Swank to fight in a professional boxing match?” he says. “Jennifer learned to dance 23 years ago for that movie and she played a person who didn’t know how to dance. She wasn’t learning new routines and dancing live week in and week out. I can see why people think that, but they’re not the same.” In fact, the Emmy-nominated pro has a slightly more difficult path to a record third Mirrorball trophy as he must choreograph around Grey’s neck injury. Find out how he plans to do that and more.
Read more at TV Guide