Idol Headlines for 09/29/10 – The Evening Edition

Idol producers will shoot Kris Allen’s Idol 10 promo next, @GSafarian: “Well everyone…I believe Arkansas is next! What?! Great stuff in the works…very exciting!”

Kris will return to the US on 10/4 after wrapping up his current European USO tour.  Idol producers have already filmed segments with Lee DeWyze, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Taylor Hicks, Ruben Studdard and Fantasia.  That leaves Kris, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to go.


Crystal Bowersox at the Anderson Cooper 360 show!

Crystal Bowersox taped her segment for the Anderson Cooper 360 Town Hall special on bullying set to air on October 8, CNN 10 pm. Crystal will discuss her own experiences with bullying, and how she plans to protect and help her son.

According to tweets, Crystal performed a mini-concert for staff after the taping. Some of it will be shown on AC360 tonight (CNN 10 pm). Anderson Cooper tweeted about Crystal. He called her voice “amazing”

More Headlines after the jump..


photo: Kira Kleaveland

@KiraCNN: @crystalbowersox performing for our staff. Her voice was slammin!! See some of her perf tonight on ac360 at 10

@KiraCNN: Awesome night. The @crystalbowersox performed miniconcert for us after taping our upcoming bullying townhall

@AndersonCooper: “From ac: crystal bowersox just did an impromtu performance in our newsroom. her voice is amazing! We will play some of it on 360 tonite!”

@AndersonCooper: me and crystal bowersox. She was bullied in school and was taping a special on bullying with us today.


Katharine McPhee: Bountiful, UT Gala to benefit Alzheimer’s patients

LAYTON — Thanks to the Davis County Gala next month, Alzheimer’s patients for the first time ever will have access to more services locally.

That’s thanks to an agreement that is being forged with the Alzheimer’s Association of Utah and the Davis County Health Department.

The gala event will be held Oct. 28 at the Davis Conference Center.

American idol finalist Katharine McPhee will be the featured entertainment. The gala theme plays on Halloween, due to the date’s proximity to Oct. 31.

Read more at the Davis County Clipper


National Inclusion Project Champions Gala with special performance by Clay Aiken

The National Inclusion Project invites you to sponsor and attend our annual “Champions Gala.” Featuring recognition of our Champions honorees and a special performance by Clay Aiken, this night is a celebration, promoting awareness of the benefits of inclusion and supporting the National Inclusion Project’s programs.

On October 16, 2010, we will celebrate the impact we have made nationwide as well as the Champions who have joined us in creating an inclusive world for all. We invite you to join us for an incredible evening and the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.

More information HERE.



Jordin Sparks Talks About Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is talking about the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast sing-along two-day event at select theaters. She also shows clips of the new music video for her remake of the song Beauty and the Beast. The event happens on September 29th and October 2 only at select theaters. You can hear what Jordin says in the video below this post.

Read more at BSC Kids

Jordin Sparks Excited About New ‘Idol’ Judges

When Jordin Sparks won American Idol in 2007, she faced a different panel of judges than those going through auditions for the 2011 season will see.

“I’m excited, ” she tells me during a Quaker Chewy event at Thurgood Marshall Academy in NYC. “It’s going to be very different to see how the contestants do since Paula, Simon — even Kara and Ellen — they’re not going to be there, and they aren’t familiar with them. It’s going to be cool to see how they respond, how they work and how the judges vibe together.”

Read More at OK Magazine


Give your old eye glasses to Danny Gokey

Milwaukee’s “American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey is the draw in a drive to collect eye glasses for the “Lions Recycle for Sight” program.

Starting Monday, anybody who brings used eye glasses, sunglasses (or two non-perishable foods item for the Hunger Task Force) to one of the 22 Wisconsin Vision locations in the state gets a ticket to meet Gokey at the opening of the chain’s newest outlet at 5530 N. Port Washington Rd on Nov. 17.

At that appearance, Gokey, who has launched a country music career, plans to announce a community relief program to get his fans around the country to help local children, as part of his Sophia’s Heart Foundation.



Adam’s glamorous life

Lambert has a theory about why Australia seems to ‘get him’.

“The culture [in Australia] seems very open, every liberal, very peaceful and positive. Those are things I try to project. As far as people enjoying the music, there’s probably not as much fear of homosexuality down there, so people can just enjoy the music a little easier, ” he offered.

He even put on a special show for his gay Australian fans earlier this year, performing at the Mardi Gras closing night party.



David Archuleta interview today with K29, Roanoke VA

David performs a benefit for Susan G Komen for the Cure.

Pt 1

Pt 2 (David sings Elevator)

Part 3


Uber-Music Producer Sean Garrett On Britney, American Idol, and Beyonce

American Idol has two of it’s highest profile judges ever this season with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

They’re leaving guest judges seats open though. Would you ever consider it?

I’m definitely down for being a guest judge, it’s a great platform, whoever the judges are. It’s necessary for new artists and for the music world to have a show with such a large reach to keep people inspired, to keep dreaming and to keep hope alive. It’s inspiring to a nation, to even those not musically inclined. It’s giving people a chance to shine. I’d look forward to being a guest. I can’t say it’s in the works, but I can say I’d be delighted to be a part of that.

Read more at Radar Online


Ryan Murphy Dishes on Glee’s Biggest Guest Star Ever—and the Answer on Kurt’s Boyfriend!

So now that we know Kurt’s story arc is the major throughline for the new season, how about we clear up the conflicting rumors that either Chord Overstreet (Sam) or newcomer Darren Everett Criss (Blaine) will play his new love interest?

Hope you’re on your knees because…Praise “Grilled Cheesus!” Finally, an answer!

“It’s definitely not Chord, ” Ryan tells me of Kurt’s love interest. “It’s not Chord. And the new character [Darren Criss] is certainly an option. I’m not sure how soon I want to [reveal] that information because it’s such a big storyline of the year—I want there to be some surprises. But Darren has a major, major arc. He sort of becomes Kurt’s mentor and then maybe love—he had to leave his own school because of bullying and goes to an all-boys academy and finds acceptance because that school has a no-bullying, zero-tolerance policy. So Kurt really admires him and respects him. He plays someone who’s one year older than Chris’ character, so he’s the old pro.”

Read more at EOnline


Jackie Evancho’s ‘AGT’ Tour Dates Limited To 10 Cities

In a last-minute announcement, it was revealed on Jackie Evancho’s official Facebook page Thursday that her “America’s Got Talent” tour dates would be limited to 10 of the 25 scheduled cities.

The “America’s Got Talent” tour kicks off Oct. 1 in Oakland, Calif.

The message stated:

“After careful consideration and with Jackie’s best interest in mind, Jackie’s AGT tour appearances will be limited to the following 10 dates:”


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