The newly married Crystal Bowersox thanks you all for the well wishes, @crystalbowersox: “Thanks everyone for all the well wishes and congratulations! We (all 3 of us) couldn’t be more excited about our future! -the walkersox fam”
Lee DeWyze to perform at “This Old Bag-The Power of the Purse” a benefit for the breast cancer emergency fund this Friday October 15 at the Regis Hotel in San Francisco, Ca. More information HERE.
Rumor has it that Adam Lambert will be the guest performer on next week’s X Factor Australia. X Factor’s results show airs on Monday October 18 at 7:30 pm. The next day, Adam begins a 3 day stint beginning in Melbourne.
Carly Smithson and her husband to be featured in a magazine shoot @CarlySmithson: So excited for tomoro! Doing my first big magazine photoshoot with my husband in the morning! The theme is sexy, trashy, Hollywood, Motel
Jason Castro will celebrate the release of his re-packaged CD at the BB King Blues club in New York City on 11/9, the day it’s released. Tickets go on sale TODAY. Check HERE for more information.
More Headlines after the JUMP…
Adam Lambert’s Back-up Dancer Temporarily Detained at NAIA
MANILA, Philippines – A police aviation security confirmed Monday that a back-up dancer of the American Idol runner-up was temporarily held at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after officials spotted ammunition for an Armalite rifle inside the dancer’s luggage.
The ammunition were spotted through the airport’s X-ray scanner.
Chief Superintendent Pedro Desuasido of the Aviation Security Group said Taylor Brattun Green, 20, was about to board the Cathay Pacific flight 900 en route to Hong Kong when he was accosted at the departure area of NAIA terminal 1.
Desuasido said that the ammunition, all 18 pieces of them, were used as props for the concert held Sunday night.
No charges were filed and Green was eventually released.
Read more at MB.com
Adam Lambert’s backup dancer on Philippines TV
Malaysia Islamists Object to Adam Lambert Concert
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Islamist opposition party on Monday demanded that authorities cancel a planned concert by U.S. glam rocker Adam Lambert that they say is promoting “gay culture” in the mainly Muslim country.
The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has also threatened to call “as many of its members and supporters” to proselytize to concert-goers if the performance by the former “American Idol” runner-up goes ahead on Thursday, a party official said.
“Adam Lambert’s shows… are outrageous, with lewd dancing and a gay performance that includes kissing male dancers, this is not good for people in our country, ” said PAS Youth leader Nasrudin Hasan. Homosexual sex is a criminal offence in Malaysia.
Read more at ABC News
Before Leaving Texas, Casey Discussed Music, Heading to Nashville and His Upcoming CD
If you expected Casey James to sound frazzled after the year he’s had, you’d be surprised. The voice on the other end of the phone, who told me he was “relaxing here in Ft. Worth, Texas, ” sounded rested and happy. It
was an ordinary Saturday. Casey had spent the day over at his best friend Jake’s house and watched the Texas – Oklahoma college football game. He joked about the Texas team’s less-than-impressive performance and reflected on how great it was to be able to do something so normal after such a whirlwind year.
Ah, Nashville. Music City USA. Home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry. Casey’s excitement about heading to Nashville is palpable and infectious. Any question about why someone often described as a blues rocker signed with a country label was quickly dispelled. “I love country music, always have and always will. That’s where I’m at. I’m signed to Sony Nashville and things could not be any better. And the thing that I’m most excited about is that I’m going to bring something new to the situation. And to be honest with you I know that they’re excited about it as well.”
Read more at Associated Content
Adam Lambert Loves Lea Salonga and Lumpia
MANILA, Philippines – “American Idol” Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert is no stranger to Pinoy culture having grown up to the music of award-winning Filipino singer, Lea Salonga.
“I have so much respect for her. I remember listening to the Ms. Saigon soundtrack album over and over again when I was younger, ” Lambert said on “TV Patrol, ” Oct. 10.
Read more at MB.com
‘Idol’ alum Kris Allen opens for Lifehouse at MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Kris Allen won “American Idol” in 2009. Since then he’s been touring nonstop as an opening act. Friday, he opens for Lighthouse at MGM Grand at Foxwoods.
When interviewed three weeks ago, though, Allen was enjoying some time at home in Arkansas.
“We’ve had a little bit of a break, which has been nice. Just hanging with the family, ” he says.
He was heading into the studio that day to do some demos.
Read more at The Day
Cast a Vote in The Cheesecake Factory’s “Share Your Voice” Singing Competition
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Oct 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — This summer, The Cheesecake Factory, asked Americans to “Share Your Voice” in a multifaceted movement to raise awareness for Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month in September. One component of the campaign encouraged inspired singers to submit a performance of the uplifting song “Lean on Me” online or at many of the American Idol Live concert tour stops across the United States. The Cheesecake Factory received more than 1, 000 “Idol-oke” submissions, and now in true American Idol-style, it’s America’s turn to vote on the four finalists to select the grand prize winner.
The public can cast a vote for their favorite singer online at www.thecheesecakefactory.com/share from now until October 17, 2010. Voters will also have the chance to win more than 100 instant prizes, including cheesecake for a year, complimentary slices of cheesecake and $25 gift cards.*
The grand prize winner, who will be announced on October 18, 2010, will win an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to meet American Idol Season 9 Winner and Hunger Action Month Spokesperson Lee DeWyze at The Cheesecake Factory in Hollywood.
Read more at Market Wire
Carrie gets personal with hometown fans
How far our Carrie Underwood has come since Rooster Days.
And to the crowd who packed the BOK Center to the rafters Sunday night to see her sing, she is very much our Carrie Underwood.
The Checotah girl who went to Northeastern State University, sang at local fairs and festivals – and then tried out for a little television show called “American Idol.”
Read more at Tulsa World
Christine Bleakley being lined up as X Factor host if Dermot O’Leary leaves
Christine Bleakley is being lined up to replace Dermot O’Leary on The X Factor.
The breakfast TV star has been told she will take over from O’Leary if he accepts an offer to host X Factor USA.
The deal, in which Christine, 31, would become one of the highest-paid women on TV, is being masterminded by ITV controller Peter Fincham, who helped launch Christine’s career at the BBC.
The move has been given the all-clear by X Factor boss Simon Cowell.
Read more at the Mirror.co.uk
Cowell may can Coke for Pepsi sponsorship
Simon Cowell might be sitting in front of a Pepsi cup next fall when Fox debuts his new talent contest, “X Factor.”
The beverage giant is in talks to become a sponsor of the show, fronted by Cowell, the former “American Idol” judge, sources tell The Post.
“American Idol, ” is due back on air in January and is sponsored very visibly by Pepsi’s arch-rival, Coke, which has been an integral sponsor for years.
Whether Pepsi signs on with Cowell’s new venture is still open to question since the show, being imported from the UK, is still a year from its US debut. Cowell, who turned 51 last week, and his production company, SyCo, part-owned by Sony Corp., are not expected to begin filming until June.
Read more at the New York Post
Rick Fox Dancing Without Pants?
Rick Fox is shooting for a three — for Cheryl Burke. The former Los Angeles Laker has three National Basketball Association championships, and a Dancing with the Stars victory this season would give his pro partner a record third Mirrorball trophy. “I’m putting the pressure on myself to get that for her, ” he tells TVGuide.com. “I know Derek [Hough] and Mark [Ballas] could get three too. I have to make sure I’m attentive, coachable and I’m putting in the effort that is required. She shapes our partnership into championship level.” So coachable is Fox that he gamely went with Burke’s last-minute costume change to have him shirtless in their samba. What prompted the change? Find out below. Plus: See when Fox will return to The Game.
Read more at TV Guide
FYD blame running order for exit
X Factor rejects FYD have blamed the show’s running order for them being given the boot in the first week of live finals.
The group said that being the first act on Saturday’s show had counted against them because some viewers missed the early minutes of the show.
The five piece boyband from London – Matthew Lawton, 26, Kalvin Lamey, 25, Alex Murdoch, 22, Ryan-Lee Seager, 22, and Jordan Gabriel, 22 – were left in the bottom three after the public vote.
They were booted off after competing in the sing-off against Katie Waissel, and only their mentor Simon Cowell chose to try to save them.
Read more at Press Association
Jennifer Lopez — ‘Idol’ Support from Ex-Husband
Jennifer Lopez has 2 ex-hubbys — one who’s trying to use her gig on “American Idol” to re-inject himself into the spotlight … and one who’s simply wishing her well. Can you guess which description fits Chris Judd???
Last night, ex-hubby #2 was leaving Beso with his newer wife, Kelly A. Wolfe, when he told us what he thought about J.Lo.
FYI — the other ex-hubby we’re referring to is Ojani Noa … who recently announced that he was going to crash this year’s “Idol” auditions … even though he’s 8 years past the limit.
See the Video at TMZ
Adam Lambert arrives at the Hong Kong airport (he performs their tomorrow night)