We Are Heroes Wins ‘ABDC’
The all-girl crew beat out the ever-so-sexy Latino salsa group, Afroborike, on ‘Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.’
‘ABDC’ has pulled all the stops when it came down to choosing the ‘crew-testants’ of season 4.
This year they broke boundaries as finally a crew won that wasn’t a b-boy group. The competition was fierce as both We Are Heroes and Afroborike had a lot at stake and were certainly no stranger to the bottom.
Adam Lambert’s Upcoming Album: Bigger Than The Beatles?
OK, I know that an inflammatory blog title like the one above might create an outcry not unlike the hubbub that ensued when the Beatles’ own John Lennon declared that the Beatles were bigger than God. But here’s a fact: Only a few hours after being listed on Amazon, Adam Lambert’s pre-orderable debut album is already at #2 on the site’s Bestsellers chart…above Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, fellow Simon Cowell-affiliated reality star Susan Boyle (whose own debut comes out the same day as Adam’s, November 24), and–yes–the Beatles.
Kris Allen Chats ‘Idol, ‘ His New Album and Why He’s Pro-Ellen DeGeneres
Still trying to catch his breath from the whirlwind of his ‘American Idol’ win, Kris Allen is finally getting settled as a solo artist. Giving fans a peek of what is to come on his new record (on sale November 17), he has released ‘Live Like We’re Dying, ‘ which delivers a strong message about living life to the fullest. “This first single is a really good introduction to what the rest of the album is going to sound like. It’s raw and has an organic feel, ” Allen tells PopEater. After the jump, he opens up about his post-‘Idol’ career, what he misses about home and why he’s Pro-Ellen DeGeneres.
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Concert Review: Michael Johns and Brooke White live at Chop Suey, Seattle, Washington, 9/24/2009
The team up was Johns’ idea, who considers White his favorite of the female contestants he competed against in Idol’s seventh season. White admitted the audiences have been somewhat small, but always enthusiastic. Chop Suey was exactly the kind of club she enjoys playing, as the close quarters allow for much greater intimacy with the audience. Seeming to hold true to the pattern established in the six dates they had already played prior to Seattle, the club was far from packed but those in attendance appeared thoroughly entertained. Johns agreed that performing in this environment for his dedicated fans was want he values most.
Justin Guarini Describes His Perfect Wedding in Detail
“We just wanted to be married so badly, ” says Guarini, who reconnected with his new bride in December 2007. “I thought to myself, ‘It’s time.’ Seeing how much we both had grown, how well we operated together, and how in love we are, it just made absolute sense.”
Saturday afternoon’s wedding ‘ which took place in the garden of a private estate in Guarini’s hometown of Doylestown, Penn. ‘ may have been pulled together quickly, but the couple still found time to make each detail of the 25-minute ceremony personal.
Jordin Sparks Guest Stars on Suite Life
Special guest star Jordin Sparks stops Dylan Sprouse from ruining her moment on stage in this new still from The Suite Life on Deck.
In the upcoming episode ‘Crossing Jordin, ‘ when recording artist Jordin Sparks comes aboard the S.S. Tipton for a concert, Zack, Cody (Dylan, Cole Sprouse) and Marcus (Doc Shaw) write a song for her to sing. Meanwhile, London (Brenda Song) brings her number one fan on board and discovers she is really trying to steal her identity.
Jordin Sparks Looks Forward to Idol’s New Vibe with Ellen
American Idol season-six winner Jordin Sparks didn’t know what to think when she first heard that Ellen DeGeneres was replacing Paula Abdul as a judge on the show.
“I kind of didn’t get it. I was very confused for a second, ” the singer tells PEOPLE.
“But the more I thought about it, I thought, ‘Well, she’s definitely very opinionated and has a good point of view, ‘ ” says Sparks. “She’ll give Simon a piece of her mind. I’m excited ‘ I think the vibe will be different, but really cool.”
‘American Idol’ singer at Tickled Pink
The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer offers women an opportunity to gather together for good food, good music and an all-round good time while benefiting breast-cancer research.
The sixth annual Tickled Pink event takes place Friday at the Vera Bradley Distribution Center in Roanoke.
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction offering enjoyable ‘experiences’ for women, as well as a live performance by 2008 ‘American Idol’ finalist Michael Johns, according to Catherine Hill, the foundation’s executive director.
Randy Jackson on ‘America’s Best Dance Crew, ‘ Ellen DeGeneres, and his rampant use of ‘for me, for you’
On the flip side of that, how about people who say that you rely too much on phrases like ‘ for me, for you’ or ‘aiight’ or ‘pitchy’ ? Does it bother you when people say that? And will you try to shake it up with regard to those critiques in season 9?
That’s just a sound bite they edit together. And you get stuck on the words ‘dawg’ and you get stuck on those things sometimes. But what it really is, if you really listen to what I say and not listen to the sound bite [compilation] that happens at the end of the season, when we’re at the finale and they’re making fun of us, that’s where that comes from by the way. You can string together any reporter saying ‘What, what, what, what, what’ a thousand times and it sounds funny. And it’s hard being the first one to speak, I’ve got to tell you. It’s hard to jump in first and give your critique, because you’ve got to jump in right away and do your thing. People have selective listening for the most part, but I think I actually say a lot of valuable, good things.
Cowell the $100M man
Simon Cowell is about to become the highest-paid star on TV.
The “American Idol” judge who fans love to hate has signed a deal worth more than $100 million a year to bring “X Factor” — his “Idol”-like show in Britain — to the United States, the Daily Mirror newspaper in London reported.
Cowell will produce, but not appear on, his American version of the show.
The deal will also extend his contract with “Idol” — which had been due to expire — another two years. In total, Cowell will reportedly make $103 million by next fall, according to the British newspaper.
Oprah remains TV’s top earner, but her estimated $200 million income includes her entire empire.
Simon Cowell shows his nicer side at Mirror’s Pride Of Britian Awards
Simon Cowell won’t have much time to recover from his 50th birthday celebrations before he’s off to our Pride of Britain Awards. The X Factor mogul, who’ll be partying on Saturday night although Wednesday is his birthday, is the latest A-lister to confirm he’ll be attending the biggest awards show for real-life heroes.
He will be joining more than 100 stars – including fellow judge Dannii Minogue – for the big night at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane next Monday. Simon says: “I won’t have time to recover from my party, but I can’t miss the Pride of Britain Awards. They’re the best awards of the year.” Don’t forget to bring your tissues, Simon.
‘Dancing with the Stars” Donny Osmond: I Am Going to Dance Like a Teenager
Even though Donny Osmond did well — finishing second in combined judges’ scores on last Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars”‘ men’s competition — he says his sister Marie is keeping the sibling rivalry going!
“After it was all over, Marie turned to me, really excited about everything, and she said, ‘I’m still a better dancer than you, ‘” Donny tells ET, who is exclusively with him at his Las Vegas rehearsal with partner Kym Johnson. He adds, “Thanks, Marie. I really appreciate that.”
At 51 years old, Donny says his biggest competition is 21-year-old Aaron Carter and 30-year-old Joanna Krupa.
‘America’s Got Talent’ winner plays hometown
MAYFIELD, Ky. — “America’s Got Talent” winner Kevin Skinner gave a free two-hour concert to a joyous hometown crowd the night before heading out to Las Vegas to headline his new show.
Six-thousand people cheered his every move during the Saturday night show in the Graves County High School gymnasium.
The Paducah Sun reported that afterward, hundreds of fans stood in line in the gym and waited for the country singer’s autograph. One even brought along a 1991 Graves County High School yearbook with Skinner’s picture – sporting a mullet.
The X Factor final 24 revealed
After six audition shows and two Boot Camps, the X Factor judges have finally revealed their top 24 acts who will go on to the judges’ houses. They’re just one stage away from the live shows, so who are our potential finalists?
An Xtra chance for failed wannabes as final 24 includes a host of familiar faces
The judges last night whittled the X Factor contestants down to the final 24 but for many viewers it is a case of haven’t we heard – and seen – it all before?
Over a quarter of the acts to reach the last phase of the show before the live finals have already had a pop career or previously appeared on TV talent contests.
While X Factor chiefs have not tried to hide the performers’ backgrounds, there are concerns that the show is recycling acts because the talent pool is being drained by the amount of TV singing contests.