Lee DeWyze is performing a private breast cancer benefit tonight in Carlsbad, CA, according to @BassickBrandon
According to this tweet, Matt Giraud will join Anna Wilson, and Larry Carlton at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, on November 16. The Grand Ole Opry calendar has “Diamond Rio, Billy Dean, Connie Smith, Larry Carlton, Anna Wilson & Friends, and more.” listed on the schedule for that evening.
Jennifer Lopez called into the Ryan Seacrest KIIS FM show this morning to debunk the rumors that they aren’t getting along on the Idol set.
Jennifer and Ryan also discussed the impressive level of talent in Milwaukee. Listen here:
Idol promo shoot with Kris Allen is today: @Gsafarian: “Another busy day wrapped! Tomorrow it’s a 6:45 am call and a huge promo shoot day with @KrisAllen. Looking forward to it :0). GN everyone!”
@KrisAllen: “Up early for the Idol promo shoot and when I say early I mean I’m so early that the worm is not even up yet. LEtS DO THiS!”
American Idol 10 callback auditions take place in Austin TX today. Ryan Seacrest tweets, “in austin, TX for #idol auds tomorrow… I’ll have @jlo on the radio before so we can negotiate dressing room sizes. http://bit.ly/c2U9D3
(Ryan will have Jennifer this morning on his KIIS FM radio show this morning to dispel the rumors about their supposed “feud”)
David Cook collaborates on a song with his guitar player, Neal Tiemann: @TheDavidCook: “Doing a little writing with @nealfingtiemann. Really cool up tempo idea”
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Whitford says “Idol” won’t stop Aerosmith
“American Idol” doesn’t mean the end of Aerosmith. Guitarist Brad Whitford swears Steven Tyler’s TV gig won’t get in the way of a new record. “We might actually get more work done because we haven’t always been so disciplined when it comes to schedules, ” says Whitford. “When Steven’s filming, it’ll only be two days a week, so it’s our intention to do some new recording on his days off.” And is Tyler on board with that plan? “Yeah, he’s excited, ” says Whitford, who thinks “Idol” could make Aerosmith even more popular
Read more at the Boston Globe
Mike Lynche and Ruben Studdard in the Studio – Day 3′
David Archuleta, Wikipedia’s Most-Edited Music Star, and Either a Tenor or Baritone
David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up in 2008, has become in 2010 the subject of a Wikipedia free-for-all, where the facts of his personal history and his career are up for grabs. On the “most edited pages” list for Wikipedia articles, his article sits at #91 – very high for an artist who’s been on the scene for two years, especially as Michael Jackson is #115, Barack Obama is #110, and Lady Gaga falls outside the top 5, 000.
Yes, young David – only 19, though soon, perhaps, even that will come up for debate – is the object of much Wikipedia speculation. While many of his entry’s edits are minor, some questions arise again and again.
Read more at Urlesque.com
Carrie Underwood on Babies for E! News
His best days are now: ‘American Idol’ finalist Danny Gokey kicks off N.C. State Fair concerts
RALEIGH — Performing at state fairs throughout the United States is a big deal to country musician Danny Gokey, because as a kid, he didn’t have the opportunity to visit any.
“We had no money; we were never able to go to the state fair as a family, ” Gokey, the fifth out of six children, said in a phone interview on Sept. 10 from his tour bus; he was on the way to Vermont for a state fair performance.
The first fair he visited was the Wisconsin State Fair, as an adult, and one of his favorite things may surprise you: “All of that fried food, ” he said. “Deep fried twinkies are incredible.”
Read more at The Times News
Fantasia answers questions on VEVO
CLAY AIKEN HONRED TO BE COMPARED TO ELTON JOHN
Aiken is taking some time off before he goes back on tour in early 2011. However, you can bet that he is already thinking about his next album. Ever since he competed on American Idol, Aiken has sang songs from many different musical genres, from pop songs, to the good old standard songs. We caught up with Aiken who told us that Elton John was a major influence on him. (Click on the audio player to hear Clay Aiken)
Listen at Fox All Access
Channel One Interview With David Archuleta
Vocal Coach Debra Byrd in Boston
Debra Byrd, vocal coach and arranger for American Idol, has partnered with the world renowned House of Blues for her master class series, STAR SCHOOL LIVE! These popular master classes offer vital tips and information to aspiring singers, musicians, performers and basically anyone who uses their voice. It gives vocal hopefuls the chance to work with the much sought after singing coach. Debra Byrd’s STAR SCHOOL LIVE! will come to the House of Blues in Boston, Sunday, October 17, from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Private instruction is also available.
Read more at American Idol
GLEE – Inside the Music: Losing My Religion
Corey Monteith talks about recording REM’s “Losing My Religion” for Grilled Cheesus
Worst TV Show of the Week – Brought to you by the Parents Television Council
Glee earned its highest ratings ever with this Britney Spears tribute, drawing 13.3 million viewers. A scary thought considering that the mostly young teen/tween audience basically witnessed an endorsement of narcotics abuse, public masturbation, and school-sanctioned burlesque. But perhaps most troubling is the deification of a troubled pop star into a symbol of empowerment and self-esteem. Considering her stints in rehab, her very public breakdowns, and her questionable parenting skills, there is absolutely no way Spears should be considered a role model. The producers of the show can spare us the old song-and-dance about fallen celebs turning their lives around. What’s next? Portraying Ike Turner as a reformed feminist?
Read more at the Parents Television Council
Jane Lynch on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
10-Year-Old Vocal Prodigy Jackie Evancho Signs with SYCO/Columbia Records
NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Jackie Evancho, the 10-year-old soprano prodigy whose performances on “America’s Got Talent” won the hearts of millions and brought her into the national spotlight, has signed with SYCO/Columbia Records it was announced today.
“Jackie has a rare and precious talent, ” said Rob Stringer, Chairman, Columbia/Epic Label Group, “and we are excited to help develop that talent in her future recording career!”
“It’s already been an amazing journey for Jackie and we are so proud of and happy for her, ” said Mike and Lisa Evancho, Jackie’s parents. “Everyone at SYCO/Columbia shares our excitement about her future and we are pleased and honored to be working with such a great music company.”
Read more at PR Newswire
Carrie Ann Inaba adds game show to TV dance card
LOS ANGELES — Carrie Ann Inaba is adding a game show to her TV dance card.
The “Dancing With the Stars” judge will host a new version of “1 vs. 100, ” scheduled to debut next month on the GSN channel.
“I never would have thought of myself as a game show host, but when I saw the show I fell in love with it, ” Inaba said Thursday, the first day of production.
The show has gone high-tech with such elements as web cams, which Inaba said appeals to the “tech savvy” side of her.
Read more at Associated Press
X Factor guru Simon Cowell: I’ll help fight to keep wannabe star Gamu Nhengu in Scotland
SIMON COWELL says he’ll “do whatever it takes” to help snubbed X Factor star Gamu Nhengu stay in Scotland.
Cowell has a good relationship with Prime Minister David Cameron and is considering lobbying ministers involved in Gamu’s immigration battle.
He believes it would be “a great shame, given her talent” if UK Border Agency bureaucrats force the Zimbabwe-born 18-year-old to leave the country.
Friends of Gamu revealed in the Daily Record yesterday that she is desperate for Cowell to help her and her family.
Read more at Daily Record.co.uk
Simon Cowell Gets Mini Birthday Serenade
In honor of his 51st birthday on Thursday, Simon Cowell was treated to a song – by a trio of little people.
Fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Cole was the mastermind behind the serenade, reports The Sun, and the men donned gray T-shirts with the words “Happy Birthday, Love Cheryl” printed across the chest.
“Cheryl said she thought it would [be] funny for us to annoy him, ” said Phil Holden, one of the performers hired by Cole. The dwarf actors, Holden and pals Ray Griffiths and Darren Horan, performed the musical number, complete with a violin, drum and accordion, to the classic “Happy Birthday” tune as he arrived for a studio rehearsal in London.
Read more at People
Bo Bice on Don’t Forget the Lyrics
Check out clips from Bo Bice’s episode of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”. Bo played a perfect game, winning 50K for his charity, Music Cares.
Via Reality Rocks
Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, and Alex Lambert also taped episodes.
Bo sings “American Girl”
Born to be Wild
Bo’s winning moment