American Idol taping in Jersey City
J-Lo hasn’t been spotted yet.
But American Idol is definitely taping at the Liberty House Restaurant in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
One person who identified herself as a contestant — and definitely seemed prepped not to talk to the press — told Wilshe the show will be there until Thursday.
Read more at NJ.com
@TheRealJordin: “In the booth recording a rough vocal! Haven’t been in the booth in awhile! Nervous! Here we go!”
Idol S10 promo shoot update: @GSafarian: “Picked up an awesome interview & gr8 shots of Fantasia in Greensboro-heading back to High Point now. Gotta say…Fantasia is Fantastic!!”
Melinda Doolittle on tour with the Boston Pops in December. She tweets: “SOOOOO EXCITED!!!! I get to do Christmas with the Boston Pops this year! Eeeeek! Check out the dates here: http://bit.ly/asTFUW.
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American Idol Season 10 Judges Auditions in New Jersey Today
@MelanieFOX43: “Steven said he dressed himself today. His socks didn’t match.”
@MelanieFOX43: “It’s official…we have all just been informed that no one is to address Jennifer Lopez as Jenny, J-Lo or Jenny from the block.”
Will Jennifer Lopez be good for American Idol?
When asked what he thinks of Jennifer Lopez replacing him on American Idol, Simon Cowell said, “I got to know her quite well, ” damning with faint praise as usual. We’ve all gotten to know Lopez quite well over the past decade, but is that a good or bad thing for the world’s most popular competition show? With the departure of superstar judge Cowell and failed judges Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi, Idol has seemingly turned to Lopez as its last best hope: TMZ and other publications reported that Fox is giving her a one-year, $12-million contract to sit and listen to young people who can’t sing. Fans of the show are already skeptical of Lopez’s ability to hold our interest: “I doubt Jennifer will be an entertaining character, ” says Dave Della Terza, whose website Votefortheworst.com is dedicated to whipping up votes for bad but entertaining Idol candidates. “I’ve been saying they need a judging panel of Kanye West, Whitney Houston, and Howard Stern.” But there might be one hope for Lopez, and the show: Idol needs someone who can be as hated as Cowell was. And if anyone can generate that level of animosity, she can.
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David Cook and other stars wish Michael Douglas the best
Hollyscoop.com caught up with the Stars at the 6th Annual Pink Party in Hollywood for Breast Cancer Awareness. David Cook, Brooke Burke, Mayim Bialik & Eva La Rue send out their thoughts & best wishes to Michael Douglas. Interviews by Bridget Daly.
David Cook on Idol, New Judges
American Idol Finalists to Pay Tribute to Motown at LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center
Just in time for Motown’s 50th anniversary, four favorite American Idol finalists will perform in a special Motown tribute concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center, located at 1005 North Abbe Road in Elyria.
American Idol finalists scheduled to perform include, LaKisha Jones from season 6, David Hernandez from season 7, Michael Sarver from season 8 and Alexis Grace, also from season 8.
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David Archuleta gets rattled by fans’ response to new music
David Archuleta’s The Other Side of Down may be streaming now on AOL Music, but don’t think that David is at his computer this week, scanning message boards and comment threads to see how his fans are reacting to the album he’s been working on since last summer.
In fact, the idea that people can finally hear his new songs rattles him a little bit.
“It’s so weird to know that people have actually listened to what I’ve been working on, ” says David, who’s at home in Utah for a couple days. “It’s not just in my own little cave anymore.
Read more at USA Today
Glee’s Heather Morris on Taking the Spotlight in Tonight’s Britney Spears Episode
Last season, Glee fans grew attached to Heather Morris’s lovably daffy Brittany, a Cheerio with a perfect blonde ponytail, killer dance moves, and an endless supply of hilarious non sequiturs. And now, Morris is a full cast member and tonight gets the spotlight in the much-awaited Britney Spears–featuring episode “Britney/Brittany.” She spoke to us (well, as much as she could) about what we can expect tonight, her first vocal solo, and working with John Stamos.
Read more at New York Magazine
Glee’s Heather Morris on Becoming Britney Spears: I Was “So Nervous” To Sing!
The lone Glee clubber who hasn’t belted one out will finally be heard in the show’s tribute to Britney Spears.
It’s only too appropriate that it will be Brittany doing Britney.
“At first, I was so stoked to sing. I was the only one who hadn’t, ” says Heather Morris, who plays the delightfully ditzy cheerleader. “Then I went in the recording booth and I got so nervous. It was like, ‘Freak! What if I sound bad?'”
Read more at TV Guide
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Boos Weren’t Directed at Sarah Palin Show Says
Given the negative reaction to those boos heard during last night’s telecast of Dancing with the Stars, the producers will go the extra mile during this evening’s telecast and show that the crowd was directing their disdain toward the judges, not the visiting Sarah Palin. Many viewers misunderstood that the boos were meant for Palin, who had attended to the show to watch her daughter Bristol and was later interviewed on camera by host Tom Bergeron.
Bergeron told EW today that the audience actually had a bone to pick with the judges and the scores they gave Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough. “We are going to show footage from another camera angle. Thank God we had a camera on the grassy knoll!” quips Bergeron. “You’ll see the judges basically taking on the audience. They were upset they they gave Jennifer Grey an 8.
Read more at Entertainment Tonight
‘Dancing’ Stars Angered Over Bruno’s Bolton Slam
“It was unfair, it was hard, ” Margaret Cho told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson after the show. “I love Michael Bolton, he’s my buddy here and so it’s really tough.”
“I don’t think we’ve seen a 3 since Master P days, ” professional dancer Tony Dovolani, who is paired with Audrina Patridge, told Shaun, recalling the hip hop star’s disastrous Season 2 appearance. “That was harsh. We had to actually dance right after [Michael and Chelsie], so it was hard to watch that because I know Michael wants to do this so badly, and I know the judges are there to judge, but they need to be encouraging.”
“It was harsh, ” Audrina added. “It was kind of rude.”
Read more at Access Hollywood
Sarah Palin Controversy: Here’s What Really Happened, Says DWTS’ Maksim
We’ve been booing for the last eleven seasons. This is the eleventh season of booing at judges’ comments and this time Sarah Palin happens to be sitting in the audience and people are saying, “Oh, the booing must be for her.” Who were they booing at before? I don’t think people were booing because of Sarah Palin. Also, if somebody is going to pick on the fact that she didn’t stand up when her daughter danced, it’s because this is the section where you can’t stand up because there’s a big camera behind you. They tell you not to stand up.
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So You Think You Can Dance‘s Allison Holker Enjoys ‘Dance Jams’ with Daughter
Allison Holker has been dancing nearly all her life, so she’s used to the long hours, wear-and-tear on her body and brutal competition.
But embarking on the 40-city So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Tour this month, she had to cope with her biggest challenge yet: leaving her 2-year-old daughter, Weslie Renae.
The fan favorite — who appeared on season two of the FOX reality hit and then returned as an All-Star this year — is already missing her nightly mommy-daughter ritual.
Read more at People
DO YOU “LIVE TO DANCE”? ANNOUNCING OPEN CASTING CALL DATES FOR CBS’S NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES WITH PAULA ABDUL, “LIVE TO DANCE”
DO YOU “LIVE TO DANCE”? ANNOUNCING OPEN CASTING CALL DATES FOR CBS’s NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES WITH PAULA ABDUL, “LIVE TO DANCE”
Open Casting Calls Set for New York and Los Angeles As Producers Audition Dancers for One of the Most Inclusive Talent Searches Ever on Television
CBS will hold open casting calls for the Network’s new reality-competition series with Paula Abdul, LIVE TO DANCE (formerly titled “Got to Dance”) in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 14 and Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 28. Exact locations for the casting calls will be announced shortly.
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