Looks like that Australian X Factor appearance for Adam Lambert is more than a rumor: @Byroncooke: “I can CONFIRM @adamlambert will perform “If I Had You” live on #Xfactor Australia this Mon Night Oct 18th”
Listen to 3 songs from Katharine McPhee’s upcoming holiday album, Christmas is the Time To Say I Love You at her Facebook.
Jingle Bells, Christmas Without You and Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You are streaming HERE.
Crystal Bowersox CD Listed at Amazon with a Dec. 7 Release Date
It looks like the upcoming Crystal Bowersox album is listed at Amazon with a release date of December 7, 2010. The release date could change, but it’s interesting none the less. For now, the CD is called LP #1. You can pre-order the album, now.
Jennifer Lopez Will Be The New Mean Simon, Not Randy, ‘American Idol’ Producer Nigel Lythgoe Says!
“Randy, of course. has changed his persona. Randy knows what he’s doing, so he’s there, ” the 61-year-old producer told us. “Jennifer gets stronger and stronger and she’ll take over. There’s no question in my mind.”
Nigel said between Steven Tyler, Randy Jackson and J. Lo, it’s the 41-year-old girl who’s going to be leading the pack.
“No question in my mind. She will take over, ” he said, adding, “And Steven is very smart, very quick witted. So, I really like them all. They all bring something — and they don’t all agree with each other.”
Read more at Hollywood Life
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Prime-Time TV’s Top-Earning Men
Topping the list is American Idol runaway Simon Cowell, who banked an impressive $80 million over the past year. The British TV personality made much of his bounty from Idol, the top-rated series he chose to walk away from this past spring. (Come January, new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will attempt to fill his shoes.) He also collects fees from both the Got Talent and X Factor formats, along with profits from his record label. Looking ahead to next year, the man TV fans love to loathe will add another potential cash machine to his armory, when The X Factor (finally) crosses the pond.
Not far behind is his one-time Idol frenemy Ryan Seacrest, who raked in $51 million during the same period. At 35 years old the Idol host and E! News personality may not be as wealthy as Cowell, but he’s certainly as busy–and getting busier.
Simon and Ryan are #1 and #2 on the list, respectively
Read more at Forbes.com
Preview – Lee DeWyze Expands on American Idol Chops with “Live it Up”
Critics, and pirates, got an early look at four tracks from lee DeWyze’s upcoming debut album, “Live it Up”, scheduled to be released on November 16th and the general consensus seems to be that while the four tunes represent the Gruff and soulful Lee DeWyze American Idol fans voted to stardom last year, they also expand on his musical stylings in often surprising ways. Here’s a rundown on the tracks:
Read more at TV Overmind
Mary Murphy returns to the dance floor
It is almost impossible to imagine now, but there was a time in Mary Murphy’s life when reality television’s loudest judge had a hard time making herself heard.
“When I would tell people I was a ballroom dancer, most people didn’t get it, ” said Murphy, best known for her earsplitting shrieks and critiques on Fox TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Read more at Sign On Sandiego
Dancing With the Stars’ Bristol Palin: My Mom Is “Definitely Planning To Come Back”
Like any good mom, Sarah Palin shows up to watch her kids compete in their activities—and that goes double for her kids who star on ratings-topping dance reality shows. We just chatted up Bristol Palin at this week’s Dancing With the Stars rehearsal, and she promises us that Mama Grizzly will be back in the audience again. Press play above to see the younger Palin talk about her mom’s visits to the series, and tell us how the show has changed her body so far. Then, click in to see Audrina Patridge show us her rarely seen neck tattoo, and hear Maks explain why he didn’t want to get spanked on national television:
Watch the Videos at E Online
The Situation Answers the Steroid Question
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is famous for three things. 1. “Jersey Shore” 2. “Dancing with the Stars” 3. His abs. So is the reality star using more than just the gym to get in tip-top shape? He answers the steroid question on tonight’s “Nightline” and we have a sneak peek.
“Oh never, never, never, ” he tells Chris Connelly when asked if he uses steroids. “The steroid look is definitely a bulkier look, ” he says. “I have a more thin, lean look. And I don’t judge. If somebody’s going to take steroids, that’s their prerogative and their body. I’m worried about taking care of myself and working out and taking my body to the best it could be.”
Watch the Video at ET Online
‘Dancing With the Stars’: Derek Hough on his choreography, training methods, and where the heck he keeps all those mirrorball trophies
Baby Derek is back! Thanks to all of you who submitted questions for Dancing With the Stars‘ own Fantastic Mr. Fox last week. Below, Derek helps us rev up for Week 4?s “Acoustic Night” with a (nearly) all-readers’ Q&A!
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
‘Dancing With the Stars’: Florence Henderson on her stoicism and acoustic night
As Season 11’s most senior contestant, 76-year-old Florence Henderson would probably be justified in any complaints about the physical rigors of “Dancing With the Stars.”
But while her rehearsal footage has shown most her cast-mates frustrated and exhausted, Henderson has maintained a noticeably stiff upper lip.
“I’m not super human, but I am super stoic, ” Henderson tells to Zap2it at the Oct. 8 GLSEN Respect Awards, acknowledging that she feels just as beat up as everyone else.
Read more at Zap2it.com
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Contestants Marvel At New Stage
Audrina Patridge is gearing up to get “sensual” on this week’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars, ” and the Situation thinks he has a good chance at winning the whole show. When the two MTV stars-turned-dancing machines aren’t rehearsing, they and their “DWTS” co-stars have been tweeting up a storm about the fourth week of the reality competition.
“Just left rehearsal for DWTS! New stage looks AMAZING! Can’t wait for tomorrow:) Now I’m at the nail shop gettin it innnn:)” Brandy tweeted.
The “Boy Is Mine” singer also got some support from her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. “Hey @4everBrandy ! Very proud of you today, ” he wrote. “Now ice, elevate, massage, lots of water and goto sleep early! Tomorrow will be fun.”
Read more at MTV
Todrick Hall – “It Gets Better” music video
Check this out…it’s pretty good
Taylor Hicks Visits The American Idol Experience – Disney Hollywood Studios, Orlando FL
Taylor Hicks visited the American Idol Experience on Sunday (Oct. 10) and had a little advice for the hopefuls.