Crystal Bowersox discussed GirlUp.org, the new season of Idol and her upcoming album with the 105.1 Morning Mix crew today. Crystal called in from New Jersey where she’s recording her album, due out in December.
Crystal reports that every song on the album, but one, will be originals. Listen to the interview HERE.
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Disney has reissued their animated classic Beauty and the Beast on DVD and Blu Ray, featuring the new music video featuring Jordin Sparks singing the theme song. Order it from Amazon. Plus, Jordin talks about her mentor Michael W. Smith in a video sponsored by Lunchables. Watch it HERE.
The Jacksonville, AR Parks and Recreation is welcoming Kris Allen at Excell Park THIS Friday (10/8) at 10 am to present Coach Hickingbotham a check for the proceeds made from the Kris Allen shirts. Jacksonville AR is the city where Kris was born, leading some to speculate that the even will be filmed for Kris’s Season 10 Idol promo.
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Jennifer Hudson and Jason Mraz Join a Star-Studded Roster for the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education’s 15th Grand Slam for Children Benefit Concert
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ — The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education today announced that talented artists Jason Mraz, the Canadian Tenors and Jennifer Hudson have been added to the line-up for the 15th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert, joining Elton John and Rob Thomas. The annual event supports the Foundation’s efforts to transform education through its signature project, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (Agassi Prep), a K-12 public charter school in Las Vegas that strives to provide children with a first-class education. Hosted by tennis legend and philanthropist Andre Agassi and presented by Genworth Financial, the 2010 Grand Slam for Children will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 at Wynn Las Vegas.
“We are honored that these international sensations are performing for this special 15th concert, ” said Andre Agassi. “The support received through the Foundation and from these renowned artists ultimately helps us make a difference in the lives of Agassi Prep students.”
Read more at PR Newswire
Beer, Wine and Local Boys Done Good
On a recent visit to SLU’s Re:public, folks were surprised by the treat of a somewhat impromptu concert by Grammy Award-winning composer (ever hear of that one movie “Juno”?) and local boy Mateo Messina and American Idol finalist (and local boy) Blake Lewis.
Turns out these two have teamed up to help some kids in need and are paying visits to some of Seattle’s favorite eating and drinking spots to spread the word about the upcoming Primal Symphony – Messina’s 13th annual benefit concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7pm, Red Door & Friday, Oct. 8, 6:30pm. Primal Symphony takes place Nov. 9. More info HERE.
More at Seattle Weekly.com
David Archuleta sings “Elevator” live on Z100
David’s Q&A with Billboard begins at 6 pm et HERE.
David Archuleta Interview with GOOM Radio
Post-Idol Braddy making sound waves in Music City
Ricky Braddy may not have taken home American Idol’s top prize last year, but he did take to heart some of the critiques offered to him by the popular Fox show’s infamously acerbic judges.
The judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, told Braddy that he needed to focus on a style; that he needed to decide if he was serious about his star quality. Braddy, from his home in Nashville, Tenn., says he is serious about his style and his career, and just in case you want proof, he’s ready to show River City just what this post-Idol performer is all about.
“I think I’m headed in the exact direction I want, ” Braddy said.
Braddy will bring his focused and newly honed act home to Elizabeth City Thursday at Arts of the Albemarle’s Maguire Theater, 7 p.m. He’s arriving home on the heels of signing his first record deal with Christian music producers All Entertainment.
Read more at The Daily Advance
Simon Cowell to receive special Emmy Award
Cowell, 50, will be presented with the International Emmy Founders Award for his work on TV talent shows, including American Idol.
The X Factor judge will be joined at the ceremony by nine other British television stars nominated for the awards.
In total TV stars from 15 different countries are up for the prestigious awards, which will be presented by former Beverly Hills 90210 star Jason Priestley in New York on November 22.
Read more at Monsters and Critics
Glee Boss Dishes on the Return of Jonathan Groff, “Trouble” for Rachel, the Super Bowl and More!
Happy Glee day, y’all! To celebrate what some are calling the best-ever episode tonight, “Grilled Cheesus, ” I’ve checked in with the show’s big cheese himself, Ryan Murphy, for exclusive scoop on John Stamos, Jonathan Groff, the Super Bowl episode, Gwyneth Paltrow, Finn and Rachel and more…
Will Jonathan Groff be back?
Jon Groff is definitely coming back next year. Next calendar year. He’s not available until January, but he’ll be in the back [nine] episodes of this season.
Will John Stamos become a regular?
We haven’t made any decisions about John yet, but we love him! I think he’s been incredible so far on the show. And really funny.
Read more at EOnline
Glee’s Jayma Mays on Why She Makes Sure Not to Dress Like Emma
After two prominent TV gigs playing girls named Charlie (on Heroes and Ugly Betty), Jayma Mays parlayed her quirky redheaded charm into a role on Glee playing Emma Pillsbury, the embellished-sweater-loving, germophobic guidance counselor. (And she parlayed that into a co-starring role in the upcoming Smurfs movie.) After spending season one of Glee pining after Will Schuester, Emma is showing a newly confident side thus far in season two — perhaps owing to her hunky new dentist boyfriend, played by John Stamos. Mays (who has a slight Southern twang Glee-watchers won’t hear) spoke to Vulture about Emma’s gradual development, her Stamos-coined nickname, and how filthy prop Smurfs get by the end of a shoot.
Read more at NY Mag
DWTS’ Maksim Blasts Judge Carrie Ann: “Absurdly Disrespectful”
Dancing With the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy is pissed that judge Carrie Ann Inaba tried spanking him last night after she criticized his tough teaching methods.
“It’s an absurdly disrespectful thing for her to even think of doing, ” the pro hoofer told us earlier today. “Is she crazy? She’s not my mother.”
Read more at Eonline