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.”

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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.

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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

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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

“Thriller”

“Open Arms”

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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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32 Comments

  1. Oh Taylor !!!-those notes near the end of Thriller “were PAINFUL DUDE!”-I hope Blake,Bo,Elliott,and Alex do better than that -Yikes!!!

  2. Singing Michael Jackson & Steve Perry, two of the great tenors of rock? They set up a challenge for Taylor for sure. He had trouble with Michaels ultra hign notes but he sounded AMAZING on “Open Arms” though! WOW, he should sing that in his concerts! Can’t wait to see all of it and the other idol alums too.

  3. LOVED Taylor singing “Open Arms” ~ GREAT vocals! WOW! The other song was just too high for him ~ but this show is all about remembering the LYRICS, not how well you sing what songs!

  4. Yikes, Thriller was bad! Open Arms was much better, but he sounded out of breath. You cannot smoke and be a good singer.

  5. Ouch!! Thriller was painful to watch and hear. lol Much better with Open Arms. He had trouble holding notes in places. Need to do some aerobics, Taylor. lol

  6. How crazy is it that today is Taylor Hicks and Simon Cowell’s birthday? :) Happy Birthday to both!

  7. They just played “I need to know” on The Vampire Diaries!!! I heard the first few notes and I was like OMG!!! I sang along the whole song they played like 2min of the song!!! I hate that they didnt include it in the spot where they say music from the episode by….him instead they said other songs… sucky! But either way I loved hearing Kris Allen in one of my favorite shows!!

  8. Yay! Kris even tweeted about it – I hope he keeps pushing his songs more like this. I mean, I love his hysterical tweets, but some stuff like this surrounding events esp for AWM would be excellent

  9. Kris’s I Need to Know was played on the Vampire Diaries .

    OMG, Yes, I’m on the West Coast, that means I can DVR this.

    Thanks, and yay Kris !!!

  10. Here you going for people that don’t want to wait,Here u go guys! @krisallen’s “I Need To Know” featured on Vampire Diaries tonight! :) http://bit.ly/cIxLbC @krinja_signal @FourteenPlums

  11. KrisAllen : The people who are in charge of the music at The Vampire Diaries must know what they’re doing. Thanks for putting “I Need To Know” on there!
    33 minutes ago

  12. The best part is that not only is “I Need To Know” a song that Kris is singing on, but it’s also one that he co-wrote. They pretty much played the whole song, and it sounded great.

  13. Here you going for people that don’t want to wait,Here u go guys! @krisallen’s “I Need To Know” featured on Vampire Diaries tonight! http://bit.ly/cIxLbC @krinja_signal @FourteenPlums

    WOW, what a perfect song for this emotional scene. And Kris voice is soooo heart wrenching. it was a long scene too. Thank you Vampire Diaries.
    I’m so happy for Kris, he must be so proud as a musician to have his song featured on TV series.

  14. INTK sounded great! It was perfect for the scene, and I can’t believe they played the entire song. I hope this is the first of many times one of Kris’ songs will be used on TV. (LOL at him sucking the blood from her hand, tho, WHAT)

  15. KrisAllen : The people who are in charge of the music at The Vampire Diaries must know what they’re doing. Thanks for putting “I Need To Know” on there!
    33 minutes ago

    That’s so good that they used Kris’s INTK on this show.
    Thanks iloveKA for the video of this- they used the whole song which helped build the scene.Looks like Kris is pretty pleased about it!!

    Also looking forward to seeing Kris’s part of the idol promo shoot- sounds like fun!

  16. Yay for INTK!! It seemed to fit that scene quite well. :D So for those of you who watch Vampire Diaries…I Need to Know!…is the guy vampire who sucked the blood from the girl’s hand good? And is this human girl trying to set him up somehow? I don’t really need to know, just curious. ;)

    Seriously, as a Kris fan I feel like when it rains it pours sometimes. I know I always want to check out the artist when I hear great songs on shows. So cool!!

  17. I wonder if INTK well get a bumb for this on i-tunes?I’M so excited,what a great couple of days.For us Kris fans.INTK sound so good on there.So excited the most of course for Kris.That’s really Kick Awesome for him.

  18. Guys – Alex Wong got up the stage at the So You Think You Can Dance tour in NYC today. He said that the doctors took off his boot (special medial I assume) last week and he can now walk (slowly). Hurray for Alex! And really great show overall.

  19. So for those of you who watch Vampire Diaries…I Need to Know!…is the guy vampire who sucked the blood from the girl’s hand good? And is this human girl trying to set him up somehow?

    Stefan is a good vampire, and Elena is his girlfriend. Normally Stefan lives on animal blood, but it leaves him weaker than other vampires. They’re being threatened by enemies that are powerful enough that Stefan needs to be as strong as possible, so Elena decided to let Stefan have a little of her blood each day. (Or at least that what it looks like to me- I’m only halfway through the episode, LOL.)

    I think Kris’ song worked really well in that scene. I hope he gets some new fans from it!

  20. A better vid from TVD with I need to Know is up, the song really works in the scene.

    credit BWQBUploads

  21. This was posted in the Lee thread but I think this is big enough to be posted here too..he did co-write his single! WOOT!!!
    content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/10/more-details-on-lee-dewyzes-live-it-up/1

    Damn you RCA for making me not hate you today.

  22. Damn you RCA for making me not hate you today.

    Don’t worry I find I have a love/hate relationship with them ;-)…Enjoy the moment today they will find a way to turn that smile into a frown. Nature of the beast but good stuff for Lee :-)

  23. That’s exciting news about INTK being used on Vampire Diaries. Good work by whoever is in charge of his publishing deal over at Universal Music Publishing!! Hopefully this will lead to some more of his songs being licensed to films and tv.

  24. Kris’ I Need To Know was perfect for that scene :) So happy for him!

    Trina:
    Damn you RCA for making me not hate you today.

    haha lols! this co-write news is amazing!!

  25. @KrisAllen Up early for the Idol promo shoot and when I say early I mean I'm so early the worm is not even up yet. LEtS DO THiS!

  26. I’m just blown away by all the good things happening with and for Kris. He is definitely a quiet storm.

    The weird thing about ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is it’s a show I don’t watch and on a channel I don’t usually watch … But when I turned my TV on it was on that channel and that show … and I’m hearing ‘I Need To Know’ with people talking. I looked back at my computer and I didn’t have iTunes active! WTF??? AWESOME!!!!

  27. Thanks CathyMK!! Pretty risky business there on Elena’s part. ;)

    TwigLA, what a cool thing to happen for you!

    The CW website now has Kris & INTK listed on its music list from the The Vampire Diaries.

    http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/the-vampire-diaries-music

    Yay!!!

    @KrisAllen Up early for the Idol promo shoot and when I say early I mean I’m so early the worm is not even up yet. LEtS DO THiS!

    LOL! How Kris’s mind works on lack of sleep. Too funny! :D

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