Idol Headlines for 09/28/11 – The Evening Edition

James Durbin tweets, “SPOILER ALERT!!!!! The album is kind of a hybrid of Aerosmith & My Chemical Romance!”

Steve Jones storms off Piers Morgan’s chat show

Everyone loves a good old fashioned celebrity spat and one famous type we can always rely on for that is Piers Morgan – just ask Alan Sugar or Jeremy Clarkson.

And Piers’ latest victim? That’ll be US X Factor host Steve Jones.

The Welshman was appearing on Piers’ American chat show to promote The X Factor, but stormed off set when Piers’ questions turned to different topics.

After the show Steve tweeted, “For the record I’m not ashamed to admit I stormed off @piersmorgan tonight. His line of questing was highly offensive. You judge #thisfriday”

Read more at AOL

Casey James sings a new untitled track

Casey James performed a new song live at the 102.5 Bull Lounge.

Via BullBirmingham

PHOTO FLASH: Kara DioGuardi, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel Jackson, et al. at American Theatre Wing Gala

Jennifer Hudson and Angela Lansbury (© Anita & Steve Shevett)

The American Theatre Wing (Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman of the Board of Directors; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) held its annual gala at the Plaza Hotel on Monday, September 26. The event honored Sir Howard Stringer, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sony Corporation and longtime American Theatre Wing Board Member.

Read more at TheatreMania

X Factor’s Stacy Francis: Simon Cowell Helped Me Lose 70 Pounds!

Things are going pretty well these days for X Factor contestant Stacy Francis.

And I’m not even talking about the incredibleness of her performance of “Natural Woman” on last week’s premiere episode…

The 42-year-old single mother of two lost—ready for this?—a whopping 70 pounds for her audition.

Read more at EOnline

American Idol and America’s Got Talent Stars Join Las Vegas Headliner Clint Holmes to Celebrate Launch of Grand Lucayan, Bahamas

The Grand Lucayan Celebrity Weekend kicks off on Friday night with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a cocktail reception and dinner show. The concert line-up includes American Idol’s fan favorites from Season 9, Didi Benami and Tim Urban, (whose EP Heart of Me was released on iTunes last year) with a headliner performance by America’s Got Talent sensation, Prince Poppycock. Saturday’s fun begins with a charity poker tournament ( at the Treasure Bay Casino and then the evening’s musical line-up presents another memorable American Idol, beatboxer, Blake Lewis. The featured performer is famed Las Vegas crowd-pleaser and headliner, Clint Holmes, accompanied by musical director, Jeffrey Neiman.


Jennifer Lopez Buys $18 Million Hamptons Home

Jenny is moving to a new block!

Jennifer Lopez just purchased a 2-acre property in the exclusive Water Mill area of the Hamptons, New York. The 14, 000-square foot home boasts seven bedrooms, nine and a half baths and beautiful panoramic water views.

Last listed at $17, 999, 999, the home was built in 2010, and sites have been buzzing about her interest in the property for weeks. Luxurious extras include heated marble floors in the master bath, multiple walk-in closets and imported limestone flooring in the foyer.

Read more at People

Chatting with LA Reid

Chatting with LA Reid:

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Former “American Idol” Judge Kara DioGuardi Announces “Cell Block Idol” Contest (Video)

Former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi, who recently made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago, will return to her roots when she judges the “Cell Block Idol” contest, where the winner will not only be named the “Cell Block Idol, ” but will also score tickets to Chicago and a meet-and-greet with DioGuardi.

To enter, visit the musical’s Facebook fan page and click on the “Cell Block Idol Contest” tab.

More at Playbill

Watercooler: An Open Letter to DWTS and Other Reality-TV Time Eaters

Listen, we need to talk. It’s about these two-hour episodes, the twice-a-week commitments, the extended eliminations, the reunions… all of it. Our DVRS are tired, and so are we. In other words, it’s not us. It’s you.

Used to be that TV shows were once a week, and two-hours long only if they were, like, special episodes or season premieres. Now, it seems that every other reality show on the networks wants to eat our free time’s face off. Two hours of Celebrity Apprentice. Three-hour Survivor finales. Four hours a week of The X Factor. Really? For two nights of manipulatively edited auditions? Please. Call us when Steve Jones takes the stage. Or when Nicole has something to say.

Read more at TV Guide

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