Dolly Parton attended today’s matinee performance to see Diana DeGarmo in 9 to 5: The Musical at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga:
@TheFoxTheatre: “Thanks to Dolly for making a “surprise” appearance at this afternoon’s performance of 9-5. Great times!”
Lee DeWyze sez his single is coming soon. He tweeted today, “Morning! Hope everyone had a good night. Single coming out soon…(very excited :) Performance today, then we’ll see. Ill keep you posted.”
David Archuleta will appear on the Today Show Thursday, October 7. He’s also set to perform on Live with Regis and Kelly on Wednesday 10/6 and The Wendy Williams Show Thursday October 7.
Adam Lambert is back from a vacation in Bali. He resumes his international tour in Nagoya, Japan tomorrow (10/3).
@adamlambert: Bali vacation was a rebirth! Such a beautiful trip. My heart is full. Highly recommend the Four Seasons Villas on Jimbaran Bay! We even chartered a pirate ship!!! Monte and Tommy- you were missed but I hope you enjoyed visiting w family back home!
Steven Tyler picks up the check in Milwaukee, where the Idol crew gets ready for callbacks this weekend: @dizzyfeet: Great restaurant, the Maharajah. Great curry, great company and a very kind host in Steven Tyler. He slipped away and got the bill tonight.”
Auditions for So You Think You Can Dance are beginning soon, @Dizzyfeet: “I’ve just heard we’re auditioning in Oakland on the 13th October for Season 8 #SYTYCD. First I’m in Austin for Idol, no rest for the wicked.”
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Daughtry Concert Rocks Kakaako Waterfront Park
HONOLULU — Musician Chris Daughtry and his band were in Honolulu Friday night to perform at the Kakaako Waterfront Park Amphitheater.
More than 5, 000 concertgoers were expected to attend the outdoor event.
The state is not charging the band or concert promoter use of the park because the promoter agreed to donate to a charter school in Kakaako.
“We are donating a considerable amount of the door revenue to go to the Voyager School. We are trying to make it a community event, ” said Hazelgrove.
Read more at KITV.com
ROCK OF AGES Tour to Appear on ‘Tonight Show’, 10/4
The National Touring cast of ROCK OF AGES, starring Constantine Maroulis, will make their first national TV appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Monday, October 4, 2010. The cast will be accompanied by the ROCK OF AGES band ARSENAL featuring Joel Hoekstra (Night Ranger) on guitar. “The Tonight Show” airs weekdays on NBC at 11:35pm.
Read more at Broadway World
Crystal Bowresox talks on AJ in the morning. Listen here:
– Crystal is keeping her wedding very simple, no extravagant weddings for her.
– Though the wedding seems to have been quick, she said Brian has been her best friend and they’ve known each other for six years.
– She is not going to move from one relationship to another. She has a kid to look out for and shes not “that kind” of mom.
– Explains @girlup campaign which holds dear to her heart now is basically empowering American girls to help out other girls in underprivileged nations. www.girlup.org for more info
– Didn’t specify the date for her debut in this interview but says a compromise will be done between black Friday and spring release.
– Is quite knowledgeable about the AI formula (3 month gap) but says it doesn’t work for her cos she doesn’t feel like the typical American Idol.
– Swears on her IUD that shes not pregnant.
Ficticiousreality sent the link and pretty much wrote the summary. thank you.
A wounded warrior getting a photo for his daughter who is a Kris Allen fan.
chatting with Kris and the wounded warriors1
chatting with Kris and the wounded warriors2
Kris Allen singing a great song.
David Cook Visits Blue Springs High School for Idol Promo
On Tuesday, September 14, David Cook came back to the Blue Springs School District. Cook asked former teachers to speak to American Idol about their experiences and his time as a student. Mrs. Fredalyn Gentry, David’s elementary music teacher and Mr. Richard Wood, David’s baseball coach were filmed at BSSHS. David watched all of the filming and spent time talking with Mrs. Gentry and Mr. Wood.
Archuleta Expresses His Inner Dork on “Other Side”
Although he’s been singing since he was 6, the 19-year-old Utah native has projected a mature voice wise beyond his years, as evidenced during Season 7 of “American Idol, ” when his ballad-ready tenor landed him the runner-up spot behind rocker David Cook.
His 2008 self-titled debut album also highlighted the power of Archuleta’s voice and went on to sell 762, 000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. But the effort failed to capture his teenage spirit, save for the age-appropriate breakout single “Crush, ” which has sold 1.9 million and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Read more at ABC News
On the cusp of his twenties, David Archuleta grows up musically
On David Archuleta’s 1998 debut album, he helped write only two of the songs. On the singer’s newest album, “The Other Side of Down, ” he co-wrote all but two of the songs.
“I’ve grown a lot both writing and having the song go in the direction I want it to go, ” said the Murray native whose new album of original music will be in stores on Tuesday. (Archuleta also released a Christmas album in 2009.) “I know who I want to work with, rather than having people telling me who to work with.”
David Archuleta recalls his childhood memories
Oh Archie…could you be more adorable? This clip is from his Deluxe CD package
Carrie Underwood biographer talks about her new book
Vernell spent about a year working on the biography, approximately two-thirds of it doing research. She started in the archives of the Country Music Foundation, inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She also went to The Tulsa World newspaper offices in Oklahoma.
“I looked for any stories they had starting a couple years before she went on American Idol, because I knew she was playing around there, ” says Vernell, a Nashville-based author and entertainment journalist. “I figured since she was a hometown girl, they were going to writer about her, and they did.”
Read more at Idol Chatter
X Factor acts head to judges’ homes
The final 32 X Factor acts have packed their suitcases and tonight viewers will see them travel to the judges’ houses where they will fight for a place in the final.
The groups are in Spain with Simon Cowell, the over-28s are in Ireland with Louis Walsh and the girls are in Ascot with Cheryl Cole.
But it is the boys who have the longest trip – jetting off to join Dannii Minogue in Australia.
The singer, who missed some of the earlier rounds after giving birth to her first child Ethan, was joined by fellow Aussie Natalie Imbruglia to put the boys through their paces.
Cole teamed up with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, Sinitta joined Cowell and Sharon Osbourne joined Walsh. The judges have to find three acts to send to the next round but soon discover it is not going to be easy.
Read more at the Press Association
That ’80s show
NEW YORK — At the stage door of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in Times Square, an intriguingly motley crowd has assembled. Waiting for the stars of the hit jukebox musical “Rock of Ages’’ to emerge from a Tuesday night performance, some patrons look like they could have come straight from a hard rock show in their just-so raggedy jeans, concert T’s, and long hair. A cluster of middle-aged women, dressed as if to go clubbing in satiny tank tops and miniskirts, abuts a cheerful teen girl and her mom. Then there’s the well-heeled, gray-haired crowd more typical of the Great White Way, sporting pressed suits and matronly dresses and buzzing over glimpses of star Constantine Maroulis as the stage door occasionally swings open to reveal a meet-and-greet backstage.
Read more at Boston.com