DeWyze Makes Good
Chicago – Monday afternoon, I got a call from a representative of Lee DeWyze’s label, who was very upset DeWyze “snubbed” us on Friday by canceling an interview at Arlington Park before his concert.
Turns out, they had no idea who had originally booked DeWyze with us and feel terrible about the mix-up.
The good news: DeWyze will be back to talk with us before his album comes out and will give us an exclusive angle on all of it.
He feels terrible that we weren’t able to connect on Friday.
Read more at FOX Chicago
The Idol Season 10 judges’ round of auditions begin today in New Jersey. Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “Very damp and gray here in New Jersey. Good luck to everyone auditioning today. Make sure you bring the “sunshine.””
@dizzyfeet: “We are just putting the final touches to the ‘set’ and lighting. The judges should be arriving in a moment. Outside is getting darker. Rain?”
Siobhan Magnus to perform in Hyannis fall fest
The Barnstable High School graduate will be the grand marshall for the “March of the Horribles” and then perform at the Hyannis Village Green on Oct. 17.
Magnus, a Marstons Mills native, will lead the parade down Main Street beginning at 2 p.m. Following the parade, Magnus is slated to perform a song with her father’s band before hitting the stage accompanied by her own band, Lunar Valve, according to Lynne Poyant, director of community services.
Poyant said that while Magnus is the star attraction, the festival will run from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and will also include activities like face-painting and pumpkin-carving.
Read more at Cape Cod Online
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Idol producers in High Point, North Carolina to shoot promo segment with Fantasia Barrino. Tweeted yesterday, “Really need the sun 2 break through already! In the meantime, working on our shoot schedule with Fantasia tomorrow-lots of locations to hit!”
Aaron Kelly has been busy since he moved to Nashville. He tweets, “I’ve gotten 14 total songs written since I got in Nashville ON A ROLL!!!!!”
Crystal Bowersox at the launch of the the UN Foundation’s “Girl Up” in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010
In this photo released by the United Nations Foundation, musician Crystal Bowersox, left, Queen Rania of Jordan, center left, singer and actress Victoria Justice, center right, join MTV Chief Executive Officer Judy McGrath at the launch of the the UN Foundation’s “Girl Up” in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010 . (AP Photo/United Nations Foundation, Craig Ruttle)
NASHVILLE’S THIRD ANNUAL “BELLA BASH” –OCTOBER 21ST
To help turn that dream into reality, on Thursday, October 21st, Regie will assemble a stellar list of celebrity friends for Nashville’s 3rd Annual “Bella Bash, ” being held at the Loveless Barn on Highway 100 in West Nashville. Already scheduled for the evening of “music that makes a difference, ” guests including Delilah, the most listened to female voice in radio history, American Idol favorites Melinda Doolittle and Danny Gokey, multi-Grammy winning Christian artist, Russ Taff, and nationally known comedian, Henry Cho, will join Regie Hamm onstage with additional music by Tim Akers & the Smoking Section. Celebrity red carpet is scheduled for 6:30 P.M with doors at 7:00 P.M.
Read more at askjimmycarter
Review: Carrie Underwood brings thrilling `Play On Tour’ to San Jose
More musical mediocrity has been spawned by TV’s “American Idol” than from any other single entity in history.
The biggest exception continues to be Carrie Underwood, the 2005 “A.I.” champ that has totaled 10 No. 1 country singles, three platinum-plus-selling albums and numerous music awards during her relatively short career.
Her one weakness has traditionally been her live show, but now that has become a strength as well.
Read more at San Jose Mercury News
Interview: David Archuleta’s ‘Down’ with new album, plots Spanish-language album
The first time David Archuleta released a full-length album, he’d co-written two of the 12 songs. For his newest “The Other Side of Down, ” he’s credited for 10. The result, he says, is a set of songs that lift the veil on some of his quirks.
“This album is about personality, ” Archuleta says in a phone interview. “It’s embracing that I’m not perfect, but I have to be the way I am or I’m not gonna be happy.”
“I really wanna do a Spanish album, ” the Utah native mentions, noting that his mom is from Honduras. “I have that Latin culture background. It’s a part of me. I’m not the best Spanish speaker, but I have a longing to connect with that. I just think how supportive the Latin community has been, even during ‘Idol.’ I’d like to give back with something like that.”
Read more at Hit Fix
The Glee Cast talks Britney
Refurbished Grand Ole Opry ready to greet fans again
NASHVILLE — Tonight’s star-studded reopening of the refurbished Grand Ole Opry House may be specially titled Country Comes Home, but in some ways, the long-running radio program never left.
The Opry didn’t miss a single airing after the devastating middle Tennessee flooding in May. But its permanent home near the Cumberland River east of Nashville suffered significant damage, forcing a temporary relocation to several area venues.
Read more at USA Today
Tom Bergeron Tells Kimmel Sarah Palin Wasn’t Booed at ‘DWTS’
‘Dancing With The Stars’ host Tom Bergeron went on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ last night and claimed that, despite all appearances to the contrary, Sarah Palin was not booed by the audience right before her interview.
Read more at Fancast
Top 10 list of books most-often left behind in hotels: Cowell bio tops UK list
What book have you decided to leave behind when checking out of your hotel this year?
Travelodge UK hotels recently surveyed its hotel managers to reveal the 2010 Top 10 list most-left-behind books in its hotels rooms. (Finally, a fun hotel survey; too bad no U.S. chain’s repeated it.)
The No. 1 most-abandoned book – in the UK, anyway – just might wipe that smirk off Simon Cowell’s face. It’s Simon Cowell: The Unauthorized Biography by Chas Newkey-Burden ranked No. 1, the UK’s Guardian tells us.
Read more at USA Today
Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show in Stores October 19
NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for Halloween, Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show, hits stores on Tuesday October 19. Paying homage to Richard O’Brien’s cult musical masterpiece, the Glee cast injects their distinctive style to such Rocky Horror Show classics as “Time Warp, ” “Damn it, Janet” and “Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me” (see below for full track listing). This special Rocky Horror Show themed episode airs Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm et/pt on FOX.
Full track listing: 1. Science Fiction Double Feature, 2. Damn It, Janet, 3. Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?, 4. Sweet Transvestite, 5. Touch A Touch A Touch A Touch Me, 6. There’s A Light (Over at Frankenstein Place), 7. Time Warp.
Read more at PR Newwire