Idol Headlines for 10/04/10 – The Evening Edition

Crystal Bowersox! Open Mike Night! She tweets, “AAAwwww yeah, open mic 2nite @Town Hall Pub! I’m goin’ with some friends at 1030–3340 n. Halstead, Chicago Il!!!!!:) Come on out:-)+21”

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The American Idol 10 My Space auditions end in two days! If you’ve been putting off uploading your audition to Americanidol.com,   do it now. Check out the deets at this link.

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Buy Jordin Sparks’ new fragrance “Because of You” at Dots.com. Jordin tweets. “You can buy it at Dots stores or online at Dots.com. I’ve been wanting to tell you all for months!! Im so excited! If you get it be sure 2 tweet & tell me what u think!”

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Fantasia’s VH1 reality show, Fantasia For Real aired last night. If you missed it, you can watch clips of the 3rd episode of the new season HERE. Keep your eye on that link for the full episode (and you can catch up on Eps 2 & 3). I’ve been watching, and I’m not sure why. It’s pretty terrible.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Fremantle Buys Majority Stake in @radical.media

FremantleMedia has bought a majority stake in @radical.media, an innovator in the growing field of branded entertainment — the business of incorporating brands and products into the plots of entertainment content like movies, TV shows and video games. FremantleMedia is the production arm of the RTL Group unit of the media giant Bertelsmann.

The deal was announced on Monday at the opening of the 2010 Mipcom programming trade show in Cannes, France. It was one of several deals in the media, marketing and advertising realms that were made public in the last couple of days, offering an echo of the “Merger Monday” mania that has returned in recent weeks after a slowdown during the recession.

Read more at the New York Times

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David Archuleta Kids Around on ‘The Other Side of Down’

The “Other Side of Down” campaign is heavily targeting that age group with a back-to-school campaign at 750 junior high and high schools across the nation. Jive Label Group director of marketing Nicole Bilzerian says the campaign, which kicked off Sept. 27, is servicing schools with promotional items like bookmarks and locker posters, as well as the “Something ‘Bout Love” single and video for school radio and TV station consideration. Individual school newspapers will also feature single and album reviews in the coming weeks.

“Given David’s core demographic of tween and teen girls and the timing of this album, this is a way to target David’s fans directly and super-serve them with promotional goods, ” Bilzerian says.

She adds that the label is also focusing on Archuleta’s website and his mobile fan club, which has more than 40, 000 subscribers and is among Sony’s biggest. “We’ve had a lot of success because he’s so active, ” Bilzerian says. “He’s calling in and leaving messages for fans directly.”

Read more at Billboard.com

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Exclusive David Archuleta Interview!

He may not have won American Idol, but David Archuleta definitely won our hearts in the competition! Find out more about the singer now!

Check out the slideshow at Seventeen Magazine

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Carrie Underwood dazzled at Jobing.com Arena.

The sounds of fireworks that kicked off Carrie Underwood’s Play On Tour at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale Sunday, Oct. 3, held the promise of a night filled with interesting sets, sparkling costumes and larger-than-life vocal acrobatics.

It’s been five years since Underwood, 27, won “American Idol.” Since then, the Grammy-award winning country sweetheart has released three platinum albums and 13 consecutive No. 1 singles on the Billboard country charts. She recently won Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, surpassed fellow “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson in album sales and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, country music’s greatest institution.

Read more at AZCentral.com

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Scoop: Glee Cast Gets Miniaturized!

Methinks Glee is about to answer the centuries-old question, “What does a 5-year-old boy look like with a Mohawk?” Sources confirm that the Fox phenom is looking for kindergarten-aged actors and actresses to play kiddie versions of Puck, Santana, Rachel, Brittany, and Mercedes in this season’s seventh episode. Why? Beats me. Got a theory? Hit the comments!

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Cory Monteith Talks Getting Naked for PETA & Glee

When asked who should pose naked for PETA next, Lea Michele recently suggested her Glee costar Cory Monteith. So I caught up with Cory on Sunday at a benefit brunch to see if he’s down to drop trou for charity.

“Wow. Naked, huh?” he said. “I don’t know what I think about that. It’s pretty extreme.”

But the hunky actor says he’s already nearly nude for an upcoming episode…

Read more at E Online

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Audrina Patridge — The ‘DWTS’ Curse Strikes Again!

It was only a matter of time until someone got injured on “Dancing with the Stars” — but luckily for Audrina Patridge, she got off easy.

Sources close to the show tell TMZ Audrina tweaked her ankle during rehearsals yesterday and she was tended to by on-set physicians. Not to worry though … we’re told it’s just a minor sprain and Audrina is “pushing through.”

Read more at TMZ

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Glee Video-Palooza: Will the Acafellas Sing ‘N Sync?

Where Brit-Brit goes, ‘N Sync must follow. Following on the huge success of the Britney Spears episode of Glee, Joey Fatone has announced his interest in setting up an ‘N Sync episode of the hit musical series. So what do the Glee stars think of that prospect? Press play to hear Cory Monteith and Matthew Morrison weigh in, and then jump in to hear how Heather Morris’ life has changed since “Britney/Brittany”:

Watch the videos at E Online

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