Idol Headlines for 09/29/11

SYTYCD tour heads to Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, RI

Casey James at the 96.9 The Wolf New Music Showcase, Isle of Palms, SC
Trenyce in “Thriller – Live”, London, UK
Trenyce in Zulu Restaurant & Nightclub, London, UK
Via Idol Stages

Chaz Bono will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 11:35/10:35

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will perform at the Opry on October 18

David Archuleta has announced 3 more dates for his My Kind of Christmas tour. (Via

Simon Cowell still thinks X Factor will have American Idol ratings eventually (CTV)

American Idol tweets, “Day 2 of judging in #Pittsburgh is underway. The judges are hoping for a day as strong as yesterday and @YO_RANDYJACKSON is ready to GO!!”

Scotty McCreery will  cohost Country Countdown USA w Lon Helton next weekend, Oct 8-9

Stars Of American Idol Winning Weekend! Scotty McCreery!

Here is your chance to meet Scotty McCreery up close and personal! It’s a 99.5 WYCD Stars of American Idol Winning Weekend!

Tune your FM dial to 99.5 and beginning Friday (September 30) at 5 p.m. through Sunday (October 2) at 5 p.m., be listening for the cue to call in to 313-298-1999! If you are the 9th caller, you and a guest are invited to the 99.5 WYCD Backyard BBQ featuring Scotty McCreery on October 13th!

Read more: Stars Of American Idol Winning Weekend! Scotty McCreery!

WYCD Radio Detroit

Driving for a Cure: Herb Chambers teams up with Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON, Sep 29, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — With the proud support of Herb Chambers, Joslin Diabetes Center presents Driving for a Cure, an exclusive raffle benefitting Joslin’s High Hopes Fund ( ).

The winner will be announced live at Joslin’s annual High Hopes Gala on November 19th at the Westin Copley Place in Boston ( ). American Idol superstar Crystal Bowersox will be performing at this year’s gala; and among the notable attendees — basketball star, Ray Allen and his lovely wife Shannon.

Read more at MarketWatch


Hundreds of people with IBD submitted their personal stories for a chance to be named the 2011 IBD Icon and win a trip to see Casey perform in Las Vegas. Starting today, the public can vote for the most inspiring stories at For every vote, program sponsor Janssen Biotech, Inc. will donate $1 to program partner the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the leading national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for IBD.

To up the ante, Casey wants 1, 500 people to join the fan club at before voting closes on November 1. If he reaches his goal, he’ll shave his signature beard and Janssen Biotech will double its donation to CCFA.

Read more at PRNewswire

James and Jordin Featured on NFL EP

Season 10’s James Durbin and Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks are featured on the Official Gameday Music EP for the NFL. James performs the original rock anthem, “Stand Up, ” and he will also be featured on video singing this song in all arenas on game days. Jordin sings the track called “You Gotta Want It, ” which is the fifth of the five songs on the EP.

Read more at AmericanIdol

WATCH: Kelly Clarkson Tells Us About Man Bashing!

Kelly’s latest single ‘Mr. Know It All, ‘ has been met with a huge response from Aussie fans and we were wondering what it was all about… has she dated a Mr. Know It All?

Kelly assured us that it’s not about anyone specific, but more about general annoying people she might have worked with in the past.

“I’ve had a lot of man bashing songs…” she told Take 40, “(but) I’m actually very nice.”

More at Take 40

Kelly Clarkson: ‘I’d love to audition for The Voice’ – video

Clarkson told Digital Spy: “I love auditioning. I so want to audition for [The Voice] and see if I can get the chairs to turn around!

“There’s something gratifying about just challenging [yourself], about seeing if you can do it.”

Digital Spy

Carrie Underwood and Smokey Robinson singing “My Girl” at the Ella Awards

Via Hollywood Autographs

Is Jason Derulo REALLY dating Jordin Sparks?

Jason says NO.

Star 94.1

The new (and improved) Pickler

“With ‘American Idol, ‘ you kind of become a star before you even have a reason to be one, ” she said during a telephone interview from Nashville. “You develop backwards. So, now I’m trying to go back and do what I didn’t get the opportunity to do, and that is really try to develop as an artist. I love country music. I know what I love and I’m working hard to get to the place where I can do exactly what I wanna do.”


Diana DeGarmo, Van Hughes, et al. Lead JAWBREAKER Reading

The Broadway aimed musical adaption of the 90’s cult classic Jawbreaker will receive an industry reading in Manhattan on October 13th under the direction of Gabriel Barre. With a book by Darren Stein (writer and director of the film) and a score by Jeffrey Thomson and Jordan Mann (Jonathan Larson award winners), the cast includes Diana DeGarmo (Hair, Hairspray), Chelsea Lovett, Joanna Glushak (Les Miserables, Urinetown), Van Hughes (American Idiot, 9 to 5, Hairspray), Tracy McDowell (Rent), Ryah Nixon, Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu) and Libby Winters (American Idiot). Additional casting to be announced.

Read more at Broadway World

The Real High School Musical: The Stars Recall Their Glory Days

Another Tony nominee warming up his voice at a young age was Rock of Ages’s Constantine Maroulis, who caught the performing bug after seeing his older brother in West Side Story. Ten years later, he had his own chance to audition for his school’s production. “I thought, ‘I’m going to get Tony, ‘” he laughs. “And I failed miserably. I couldn’t even get the song out. But they put me in the ensemble as one of the Jets. That’s where I learned everything.”

Read more at Playbill

Simon Cowell: ‘I Never Called Lady Gaga & Beyonce Boring’

Simon Cowell says he was misquoted in a UK tabloid article that claimed he’d called Lady Gaga and Beyonce “boring.”
The story spread like wildfire on the web, so the man with the ultimate ‘X Factor’ came to to set the record straight.

“It’s the complete opposite in fact, ” Cowell’s rep told exclusively Thursday. “Simon is a massive fan of both and he always refers to them as amongst the artists he most admires.

“He thinks they are two of the most interesting, talented and relevant artists today”.

Read more at RadarOnline

Musical ‘Glee’-Caps Of Season 3


Suspicious Letter Addressed to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

The suspicious, white-powder-containing letter that triggered an emergency situation at CBS Studios in Hollywood today was intended for “Dancing with the Stars” … law enforcement tells TMZ.

TMZ broke the story … emergency vehicles were called to the studio after an unknown white powder spilled out of a letter inside the CBS mailroom.

Officials later determined the substance was not anthrax — or any other harmful substance.

Read more at TMZ

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