Idol Headlines for 09/30/11

Casey James at Eagles Nest in Chesapeake, VA
Josh Gracin at Cowles Fieldhouse, Indianola, IA
Justin Guarini in Chicago, Media, PA
Kellie Pickler at the L.A. County Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Mandisa at the Women of Faith, in Denver, CO
Matt Giraud at the Sturges-Young Auditorium, Sturgis, MI
Trenyce at the Shaka Zulu Nightclub, London, UK
More at IdolStages

Simon Cowell guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live 12:05/11:05c (Repeat)
Steve Jones guests on Piers Morgan, CNN 9 m

Lauren Alaina will appear on Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday October 13.

Lauren Alaina to appear at Nashville Family Day, Belmont University, 1-4 pm October 29.  More information HERE.

Human Factor: ‘American Idol’s’ Casey Abrams on life with a digestive disease


Daltrey: Contemporary Music Lacks Lead Singers

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, says there aren’t many contemporary singers who could “lead” a band, and he partially blames shows like “American Idol” for it.

“A lot of the new people they choose on shows like ‘American Idol’ and things like that — I don’t ever hear lead singers, ” he said. “They always seem to choose to pick people that are great singers, fabulous singers, but they’ve never got the voice that makes a great lead singer.”

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First Look: Adam Lambert as Mentor on ‘Majors & Minors’ (Exclusive)

Show producers are staying tight-lipped on when Lambert’s episode will air, no doubt to ensure the Glamberts keep tuning in, but his presence is already being touted as a highpoint of the show’s inaugural season. Says Evan Bogart: “[Adam] specifically wanted to work with the kids on stage presence and delivering the right performance. Even when you’re not the person singing, what you’re doing, how you’re interacting with other people on stage, how you’re being a part of it when you’re not the center of attention. And then when you are the center of attention, how you grab that, run with it, and then pass it off.” All topics in which Lambert boasts expert knowledge.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

Will you tune in for Kelly Clarkson and Meatloaf during this weekend’s Grand Finals?

Former American Idol Kelly Clarkson will be performing at the NRL showdown between the Warriors and the Sea Eagles while Meatloaf is set to perform at Saturday’s massive AFL match between Collingwood and Geelong.

Past performers at these massive sporting events have included John Farnham, Lionel Richie, Jessica Mauboy, Delta Goodrem and many more artists.

Read more at fiveaa

MTV Catches Up With The Original ‘Miss Independent’ Down Under…

It’s been eight years since she won the first ever ‘American Idol’ – and while the music world has seen no end of reality TV show winners come and go since then, Kelly Clarkson has proved she’s not going anywhere.

Making the tricky transition from a manufactured popstar into a true ‘Miss Independent, ’ the girl from Texas with the huge voice and even bigger attitude has since gone on to sell 27 million records!

And now the Grammy Award winner is back with her fifth studio record, ‘Stronger, ’ which she assures MTV is her “best” yet!


Come Eat Ice Cream for Charity on Saturday at 3 Scoops in Brighton!

Do you like ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet? And helping to find a cure to cancer? AWESOME. Then come on over to 3 Scoops Cafe and Gallery in Brighton on Saturday, October 1st from 11-7, where you can buy yourself a treat from Celtics Dancers, Mix 104’s Karson, and American Idol starlet Siobhan Magnus in an awesome fundraiser for the MA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For The Cure. ALL of the proceeds from the day will go to the foundation. And here’s the kicker: I’ll be one of the guest scoopers from 3-4pm!

Read more at Boston Herald

Guarini finds ‘Chicago’ is right place for him

“A friend had told me about this show in L.A., so I auditioned for it. No one at the time knew anything about ‘American Idol’ or what it would mean or become, ” Guarini said. “I saw it as a chance for me to use the skills I had developed and get some attention that might accelerate a career as a singer and actor.

“History is written, and no one can know what would happen if I had gone to Broadway in 2002 instead of to California. ‘American Idol’ provided a rocket shot that propelled me to national fame. The 10 years of working steadily since appearing on ‘Idol’ have been a blessing.”

Read more at Delcotimes

‘The X Factor’ breakout Drew Ryniewicz on her surprising Justin Bieber cover

Who came up with that arrangement of “Baby”?
I came up with that all by myself. My mom and my dad are not musically inclined and I don’t have a vocal teacher currently. So I came up with that arrangement all on my own in 20 minutes or so.

So that’s you playing the piano on the track?
No, I found that track online. I don’t play instruments. [ED. NOTE: According to a rep for the show, The X Factor producers refer some contestants to a web site where they can find suggested tracks with which to audition in front of the judges.]

Read more at EW

America’s Got Talent winner records his million dollar CD in H-Town with Steve Tyrell

The lunch crowd at Ragin Cajun on Richmond got an unexpected treat with their po’ boys and etouffee on Thursday when America’s Got Talent superstar Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. walked in for lunch with songman and record producer Steve Tyrell. The lanky million-dollar-winning singer in black T-shirt and baggy denim jorts posed for photos and autographs as recognition swept across the friendly dive.

Murphy has been in town since Monday working with the Grammy-winning Tyrell at Wire Road Studios on the CD that was part of the package when Murphy won season six of the popular NBC hit. Sony contacted Tyrell, producer/engineer of volume two and three of Rod Stewart’s The Great American Songbook CD, shortly after the 37-year-old from Logan, W.Va., was named the big winner. (See his final round on America’s Got Talent here.)


Simon Cowell Too Busy With X-Factor To Marry Fiancée — For Now

got engaged to fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy 19 months ago, so why aren’t they married yet?

According to an exclusive with Star magazine, the hard-nosed judge isn’t getting cold feet — he’s just too busy with work to find the time.

“I’m not going to lie — everything this year has been about working on The X Factor, ” Simon told Star.

Read more at RadarOnline

Steel Magnolia’s Joshua Scott Jones Enters Rehab

The charismatic male half of Steel Magnolia is taking some time off to deal with alcohol and substance abuse issues that he’s been wrestling with. In a recent post on the band’s official website, Joshua Scott Jones announced he’d recently entered a rehabilitation facility.

To all of our fans and to those whom it may concern,

God has been on my heart to announce and make public that I have entered a rehabilitation and treatment facility to address issues related to alcohol and substance abuse. Hundreds of thousands of people in the world struggle with these battles daily, therefore I am sincerely grateful for all thoughts and prayers at this very poignant juncture in my life and career. I would also like to thank my family, friends, record label and management team for being so supportive and having an active hand in my recovery process.

More at Taste of Country

Cher “Stressed” Over Chaz Bono’s Injuries on Dancing with the Stars

“[My mom] was stressed [Monday night] to say the least!” Lacey Schwimmer’s partner told Us Weekly Tuesday night in L.A. “She called me up and she’s sending her doctors to help. She’s just trying to be as supportive as possible.”

So how exactly did Bono hurt himself? “There’s a step here that’s very easy to miss, and several times I’ve landed on it, ” he explained. “That, combined with dancing every day… It’s a lot of pounding!”

Read more at US

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