Idol Headlines for 10/01/10

David Archuleta’s TV album release tour in NYC next week now includes The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday

According to @Wendyshow David Archuleta will perform on the Wendy Williams Show on Thursday 10/7.  According to the show’s website, David will sing his single “Elevator”.

David is all set to appear on the Today Show (TBA) and Live with Regis and Kelly (10/6).


The Idol crew is on their way to Milwaukee for more Idol auditions. Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “On our way to Milwaukee today for more #AmericanIdol auditions. Sorry to be leaving New York but looking forward to the talent in Wisconsin.”

Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating. “Foul weather. Our flight has been cancelled today. We now fly to Chicago and go by road to Milwaukee.”


It’s time for Bo’s 2nd annual Christmas Party

We proudly announce the 2nd Annual Bo Bice “Peeps” Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 11th at The Rutledge in downtown Nashville. Advance tickets will go on sale right here on – Friday, October 1st at 10 am! Tickets will include: food, non-alcoholic beverages, surprise souvenir, silent auction, meet and greet and a special performance by Bo! (Doors will open at 11 am)

As always, we’ll be donating to a local shelter. Please bring a can of food, blanket or a toy and help make a family’s holiday season a bit brighter.

More details at


Brooke White finishes shooting her TV movie. She tweets, “Wow… Just wrapped our movie an hour ago… Two all nighters in a row… What an experience… Loved it… Time for bed.


Carrie Underwood is the subject of a new biography, penned by Nashville entertainment journalist Vernell Hackett. Carrie Underwood: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) is out this week.

via Idol Chatter


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Eminem, Lady Antebellum Expected to Lead 2011 Grammy Nominations


Two breakout acts, B.o.B and Mumford & Sons, were mentioned on multiple occasions as strong contenders for best new artist, but most believe it’ll be a battle between Drake and Justin Bieber, with Drake taking the award.

Emerging stars Nicki Minaj and Bruno Mars are ineligible for nomination this year, as their album release dates fall outside of the eligibility period (Sept. 1, 2009-Sept. 30, 2010); in Mars’ case, by one week. Other possible nominees this year include Florence & the Machine, who got a big boost out of their MTV Video Music Awards appearance, and reality TV superstars Susan Boyle and Adam Lambert.



@crystalbowersox has a busy morning: Meeting with the good folks at @girlup and the UN this morning to talk to a whole LOTTA radio. Tune in to your fav station, u might hear me


Producer Golareh Safarian tweets about working with Kris Allen last year on the Season 9 “music” promo: @GSafarian: Here’s the scoop on “Music”. Personally I loved working on that campaign. It was such a challenging/fun/exciting shoot…It was a 3-day shoot with more than 15 company moves! We shot with Kris @ The Shrine Auditorium in LA and it looked awesome!…But in the end, the energy of the AI finale night was just something else, and we had to go with that for our final cut!…This campaign is completely different! It was awesome working with Kris and his team in 09, can’t wait to shoot with him again!


Jordin Sparks is Fun & Fearless in Times Square

Jordin Sparks lights up Times Square NYC as she uploads the very first photo into Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Female digital global campaign on Thursday morning (September 30).

Using Facebook Connect, viewers of the video can download their own photographs and those of their friends, which pop up in the video as it progresses; the viewers are depicted as the stars of the campaign.

See the photos at Just Jared


Siobhan’s grand return

“Earlier, when I first left the show and my mom had mentioned that people wanted to have a welcome home celebration…I was so beat and grumpy I didn’t want to, ” Magnus said
Then Magnus’s mother, Colleen, and Sullivan, Magnus’ longtime drama coach, pitched the idea of holding a Halloween-themed event, believing she would approve.

“[They mentioned] a Halloween parade and I ate it up. They were right, ” Magnus said, adding that she will have the opportunity to ride in a hearse in the parade.

THE DIVINE MISS ‘M’ – Barnstable’s own Idol, Siobhan Magnus, will serve as grand marshal of the Barnstable High School Drama Club’s “March of the Horribles” parade, slated for Oct. 17 in Hyannis.

Read more at Barnstable Patriot


Anoop Desai Update

Anoop Desai, conducted a chat with fans last night, fresh from a visit to Los Angeles where he did a photo shoot for “All is Fair”, the single. Plus he got to hang out with Allison Iraheta, David and Andrew Cook, wrote a song with Brandon Rogers and tracked a new song he co-wrote with David Mikush called “Said and Done.”

Today, Anoop tweets, “Another day in the studio. Crazy live band playing on this next track! #AllisFair2.0”

“All is Fair” will be released as a single on 10/26 and the Deluxe edition of All is Fair will be released in November or December.

Also, in LA, Anoop


Video: Matt Giraud on new Idol judges, performing in Bay City and where his career is going

Giraud visited Bay City to talk about his upcoming show, his experience on “American Idol” and what he has been up to since the season eight finale.

Here’s a new video of Giraud performing, “This Love Aint Meant to Be, ” at Brewtopia Coffee on Wednesday. You can hear the singer-songwriter perform his song, “Hotel, ” here.

Former American Idol contestant Matt Giraud

Read more at MLive


Carly Smithson Interview

Q – When you get on stage, what is your favorite song to perform?

A – I think it’s the new single, “Tear the World Down.” It for us is the definition of what you always hope to achieve in music, a song with that magnitude and power. The lyrics are universal, choir, strings and the heavy guitars. The one thing I always remember as a little girl, I was in “Les Miserable” and I remember coming out on stage and nothing will ever compare to playing with strings and choir. All that kind of stuff is so powerful and moving. I’d always lose myself in these operas I’d perform in. I never really experienced it again until this record, because it’s such a big wall of sound. Honestly I feel like these songs grab me while I’m singing and I just become part of the song through the whole show or forty-five minute set. I mean I’m lost in the music and I was never able to do that again. I think that’s why I wanted to go so far into this sound for this record and for my post “Idol” project, because I remembered when I was nine years old how powerful and emotional and connected to the songs I was when I had full string pieces and full choir and just massive orchestral sound, it’s just so amazing. Definitely though, singing “Tear the World Down, ” I just go to another place. The story of the song you can almost visually see it every time you perform it. It’s very cool and very different.

Zoiks Online


Lea Michele for Marie Claire

‘I was told by agents and casting directors I wasn’t right for TV, ‘ the self confessed Gleek says of her early days in the industry. ‘I didn’t feel that but I was told it and you believe it. I was always working on Broadway and auditioning for TV – things like Law & Order – but there was never anything’.

See the photos at Marie Claire UK

Tom Bergeron guests on Lopez Tonight

Tom Bergeron is HILARIOUS. That is all. He defends Bruno and insists the crowd was booing Jennifer and Derek’s scores.


Next Top Model Host Explains Her Broadcast Blunder

Just days after screwing up the announcement of the winner during the Australia’s Next Top Model finale, host Sarah Murdoch is speaking out about the catwalk catastrophe.

“The last thing that had been communicated to me through my earpiece was Kelsey [Martinovich] 1, Amanda [Ware] 2, ” Murdoch told the Aussie news show A Current Affair. “We had this great idea that we wouldn’t use a card, that we would have it all communicated to me through my earpiece.”

So much for great ideas…

Read more at E Online

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