Idol Headlines for 10/07/10 – The Evening Edition

Idol promo team shooting Kris Allen’s hometown promo today: GSafarian: “A market, a park, a church, a sports store & a high school-Little Rock, Conway, Jacksonville. Now, onto a riverboat for our sunset shot.”


David Archuleta will be performing at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver challenge on Saturday 10/23 at 7:30 am at the Washington Monument, Washington, DC.


Ryan Seacrest, CAA, AEG teaming for cable channel

The reality producer, radio personality and “American Idol” host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network.

The business venture is in very preliminary stages, but the network’s concept is described as music, pop culture and lifestyle oriented.

The network would pull programming from AEG’s worldwide concert and live venue assets (such as the Staples Center, L.A. Live and The 02 in London), and leverage Seacrest’s entertainment industry relationships and insight as a reality producer.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter


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The annual Carousel of Hope Gala will take place this month to raise money for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.

Presented by Jay Leno, the gala will take place at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, October 23, and will honor Maria Shriver and Quincy Jones for their charity work.

This year celebrates 31 years of helping children with diabetes through the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes. Held every two years, this is the 19th Carousel of Hope. From its inception in 1978, the Ball has raised over $70 million.

The event will feature performances by Gladys Knight, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, with appearances by Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith, Ed Begley Jr., Halle Berry, Thora Birch, Adrien Brody, Cheryl Burke, George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis, Jackie Collins, Joan Collins, Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo-Davis, Clive Davis, Kristin Davis, Jane Fonda, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Rinna & Harry Hamlin, Paris Hilton, Anjelica Huston, Carrie Ann Inaba, Nigel Lythgoe, Jenny McCarthy, Donna Mills, Ricky Minor, Dermot Mulroney, Bob Newhart, Bill Paxton, Elizabeth Perkins, Sidney Poitier, Dave Price, Don Rickles, Mimi Rogers, Rod Stewart, Mena Suvari, Alan Thicke, Raquel Welch, Forest Whitaker, Vanna White, Tatyana Ali and many more.

Read more at Look To The Stars


Watch Taylor Hicks Belt Out Journey & Michael Jackson On ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’

Haters have dismissed “American Idol” as nothing more than glorified karaoke…which makes it somewhat ironic that several Idols have happily signed on to sing along to words on a video screen, karaoke-style, on VH1/My Network TV’s musical game show “Don’t Forget The Lyrics.” But since they’re competing for charity, Season 4’s Bo Bice, Season 5’s Elliott Yamin, Season 6’s Blake Lewis, and Season 9’s Alex Lambert have all willingly swallowed their pride and good-naturedly taped “DFTL” episodes, which start airing on My Network TV next week.

Taylor Hicks episode airs on MyTv network October 12.

Read more at Yahoo Music


“Open Arms”


Kris Allen’s “I Need to Know” was featured on the Vampire Diaries

Nearly the whole song was played in the background of a scene, which is pretty cool.

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