Idol Headlines for 10/12/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Meet Your Neighbor: Idol Camper Chad Buettner

Chad Buettner is back in school but still thinking about the incredible experience he had over the summer at Idol Camp, which is hosted by “American Idol.” The Huntington Beach Wave caught up with Buettner to talk about his unique experience………

OC Register

Idol Also-Ran Clark Probably Cell-Bound

Corey Clark keeps returning to the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

The erstwhile American Idol finalist is facing up to two years in jail after pleading guilty last week in Arizona to felony aggravated harassment involving domestic violence for trespassing on his father-in-law’s property, where his estranged wife was staying at the time…………


Sparks leads star lineup at 1st Phooson concert

American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is scheduled to appear in Casa Grande today as emcee of the first Phooson concert, which will star Latin pop singer Enrique Iglesias, rapper Fabolous and rising R&B star Ne-Yo……


Detroit rockers the Muggs might be on new Fox show

The rumors have been confirmed! Sort of! Detroit rock trio the Muggs Thursday night sent out an email saying the band was one of 12 acts picked for the new Fox TV show, …The Next Great American Band. Modeled after …American Idol, the show will pit groups from all over the country against each other in televised musical competitions.

The Detroit rock scene has been buzzing in recent weeks with word that the Muggs were chosen, but Fox was unwilling to confirm the participation — and has still yet to announce the official lineup. But there are Muggs references all over the show message board at the Fox web site……….

‘American Idol’ Season Three Finalist Jon Peter Lewis Teams Up With Authentic Records

Jon Peter Lewis, the first singer to bring rock ‘n’ soul to “American Idol, ” is joining forces with the independent roots rock label Authentic Records.

Jon will promote his debut record, “Stories From Hollywood, ” which features the hit title track and infectious singles “If I Go Away, ” “Turn to Grey” and his latest, “Boy Next Door, ” on tours with veteran Authentic artists such as the Nadas and the Josh Davis Band. The label will also distribute the album, which Lewis self-released on his birthday, November 7, 2006.

“I’m a big fan of the Authentic roster and I can’t wait to get out and meet their fans, ” Lewis said. “It’s really a good fit and I look forward to a great relationship.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Jon, ” Authentic co-founder Jason Walsmith added. “Honestly, I never even saw him on ‘American Idol.’ I just heard his record and loved his voice and his songwriting.”…….


Broughton event is a special one for senator

…Jenna has a fan in Clay

Clay Aiken was spotted at a Jenna Bush book signing.

According to a piece in The New Yorker, the former “American Idol” singer and current UNICEF ambassador “was hiding in a corner” at a launch party for Bush’s book, “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope.”

He was impressed with the book, which tells the story of an HIV-infected teenager in Latin America.

“I read it on the plane to Afghanistan, ” he said of the book. “I was quite impressed. I remember thinking she must have had a ghostwriter, but she didn’t. She did it herself.”

News Observer

‘American Idol’ Finalist and Hickory Records Artist Elliott Yamin to Serve as a Global Ambassador for Inspired by Diabetes Campaign to Help Children with Diabetes

Rising pop artist encourages people affected by diabetes to enter global contest supporting children in developing nations and camp scholarships for kids with diabetes in the US……….


Pop and Rock Listings

…KELLY CLARKSON (Sunday through Tuesday) After all the excitement of earlier this year ‘  the record company disagreements, the canceled tour, the split with management, the somber new album (…My December) that seemed to please dedicated fans without tempting undedicated ones ‘  Ms. Clarkson, the original …American Idol, finally comes to town, giving her devotees three nights to show her how much they (still!) love her. At 8 p.m., Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway, at 74th Street, (212) 307-7171,; sold out…


Rush & Molloy

….”American Idol” judge Randy Jackson will be honored with the “Music of the Heart” award at tomorrow night’s 10th anniversary celebration for the Lili Claire Foundation, which treats children with neurogenic disorders. Former “Friend” Matthew Perry will play host…

NY Daily News