Alexis Grace tweets that she’ll open for Boyz II Men on October 13 in Memphis TN. A google search turned up “Benefit of Love for Women” at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in the first annual concert and silent auction for the Memphis based Ovarian Cancer Awareness Foundation. More information HERE.
David Archuleta set for a Live Q&A with Billboard Magazine on Tuesday October 5, 6 pm. (The day his album drops!). Tweet your questions to @billboarddotcom. More information HERE.
Crystal Bowersox performs at the Hard Rock Cafe in Lexington KY with Switchfoot and Angel Taylor. More information HERE.
Jennifer Hudson taped a segment last week for Live With Regis and Kelly that will air on Monday October 4. She’ll talk about her weight loss and ‘Lose for Good’ campaign with Weight Watcher. via Jennifer Hudson Daily
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Crystal Bowersox will take part in CNN’s Anti-Bullying Initiative Town Hall October 8
CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who has covered numerous stories about the rise of bullying, will recognize October’s Bullying Prevention Month by presenting a one-hour special town hall on Anderson Cooper 360°. The town hall, titled Bullying: No Escape; an AC 360 Special Report with PEOPLE Magazine and Cartoon Network, will air Friday, October 8th at 10pm ET on CNN.
The town hall participants will include author and psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw, and Rosalind Wiseman, author of the best-selling book “Queen Bees and Wannabees”, which inspired the movie “Mean Girls”. American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox will share how being bullied fueled her creative passion and how she plans to protect her son from experiencing what she did.
Read more at Inside Cable News
Brad Garrett to host candid kids show for TLC
Exclu: Brad Garrett is returning to television as host of a new series on TLC, teaming with producer Ryan Seacrest for a candid kids show.
The untitled six-part series could be described as a modern update of “Kids Say the Darndest Things, ” with Garrett interviewing youngsters in a combination of in-studio and field segments as well as user-generated content. Segments include having kids review movies and showing funny viral videos that involve kids.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Total Career Success – Melinda Doolittle, American Idol Star and Author of Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level
Melinda Doolittle, American Idol star, recording artist and author of Beyond Me, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, October 4. The show is designed to inform listeners and encourage them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Melinda has sky rocked to fame since her rise on American Idol. Now she shares her secrets to finding one’s way to the next level:
Read more at PR Web.com
‘American Idol’, art lover David Archuleta comes to Grand Rapids for ArtPrize performance
GRAND RAPIDS — David Archuleta may be a pop prince, reigning over a demi-Kingdom of fans since his second place finish on 2008’s “American Idol, ” but the singer evidently holds little sway over his dog.
“Shhh! Shhh!” he pleads with the barking pup, to no avail. “Sorry, he’s not supposed to be in here. He must have seen something outside.”
Soon, the Idol’s mom, Lupe, comes into the room to apprehend the dog, and things quiet down.
Read more at MLive
CU@USC with musician/American Idol finalist Anoop Desai!
This past Friday, we were visited by the talented Anoop Desai! You may remember him from American Idol when he was voted off prematurely, but now he has emerged as a successful solo artist and he graced the CU set with his presence!
Check out the interview, hosted by Taylor Robinson — we had a lot of fun!
The Deluxe version of All is Fair comes out November 9
Watch the Video at Trojanvision.com
Simon Cowell furious after X Factor final 12 leaked on internet
Simon Cowell is furious after the names of the X Factor finalists were leaked.
The TV judge is considering legal action after the 12 names were posted on a website, days before they are revealed on ITV1. A source said: “Simon is very, very disappointed.”
Read more at the Mirror.co.uk
Ask Ausiello: Glee Spoilers
Question: Let’s assume Chord Overstreet’s Sam is not a love interest for Glee’s Kurt, and Darren Criss is. Well, who will Sam be paired with? —Jeff
Ausiello: I’m hearing single mom Quinn. But if you’ve got a better idea, the comments section below has your name written all over it, Jeff.
Question: Is Mike Chang going to get a solo on Glee? I’m swooning over his dancing (and now his abs!), but a solo would just be the icing on the cake. —Kraig
Ausiello: He’ll get the next best thing to a solo in episode 4: a duet with Tina!
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Why I Loathe Glee
The more it focuses on the music and less on the characters, the higher the ratings climb. Why, I ask as I tear my hair out, is the show so beloved?
Perhaps the answer is as simple as why people loved American Idol so much for so many years. The songs on Glee are not original; they’re culled from a huge catalogue of singer-songwriters, rock bands, and alternative types, but what they have in common is that they’re all part of the pop-culture lexicon already. These are songs that people know the lyrics to, after all. By redoing them within the context of Glee, Fox and its sister studio, 20th Century Fox Television, have created a cottage industry of mass-produced knockoffs, easy to consume and cheap to buy. (It might also be why Idol is so successful, but the original songs for the finalists fall flat every time.)
Read more at the Daily Beast
JLo, Tyler: Simon made it look easy
“I’ve been doing the show for a while and really just trying to help [Tyler and Lopez]. It just kind of happened that way, ” Jackson said of the new-look judges’ panel.
“I’ll sit here and nobody will ever say, ‘Dawg, you’ve become Cowell. Cowell is the Dawg, ‘ ” Jackson said, using his catchphrase.
“He’s still my boy, ” he said of Cowell, “but it’s not like that.”
“I think I’ve been tough, easy and fair, ” Lopez said.
Read more at the New York Post
Jennifer Lopez Putting Idol Hopefuls ‘Through the Wringer’
Steven Tyler, the other panel newcomer, had advice for future Idol hopefuls: “Don’t get mad at what we say – get better.”
Veteran judge Randy Jackson also had some words of wisdom about rocking an interesting look: “Whatever you do, make it hot.”
And with the show returning to Fox in January, host Ryan Seacrest was psyched about the three different styles the judges bring to the table.
“The chemistry is fantastic between these three, ” he said. “You know, they’re having a good time.”
Read more at People
‘American Idol’: Cloris Leachman calls Jennifer Lopez ‘boring’
The new “American Idol” judges are just settling in, and one should already be taking cover.
“Jennifer Lopez is boring, ” Cloris Leachman tells Zap2it.
Leachman, never known for being circumspect, recalls that she was interested in being on Idol, but not as Simon Cowell’s replacement where her searing honesty would have been at home. What she really wanted was to be up on that stage.
“I wanted to go on ‘American Idol, ‘ but you have to be under 28, ” Leachman says.
Read more at Zap 2it