Idol Headlines for 10/12/08

Reba & Clarkson: Double the pleasure for concertgoers

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson entered EnergySolutions Arena on Friday night singing “Sweet Dreams Are Made of This” – and the country diva’s earthy twang and the young rocker’s soaring vocals often melded into dreamlike harmonies throughout the night.
Clarkson brought a slightly harder edge to the two hours of duets while McEntire added her sweet country charm.
“We’re tickled to pieces to be here in Salt Lake City, ” McEntire told the packed arena. “We hope y’all have half as much fun as we plan on having up here.”

Salt Lake Tribune

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Music Review: Elliott Yamin – My Kind of Holiday

A holiday album jam-packed with upbeat yuletide tunes, Elliott Yamin hits it on the head with his newest release, My Kind of Holiday.

When someone hears the name Elliott Yamin, many people automatically think …former American Idol Season Five contestant and singer of the hit slow-tempo ballad …Wait For You. One of the hottest acts coming out of the hit TV Show, Yamin delivers a stellar album well in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Elliott Yamin “My Kind of Holiday” Review: My Kind of Christmas CD

October may mean Halloween for most of us, but for the record industry it means time to release Christmas CDs and Idol alumni are well represented this season ¦

This week, Elliott Yamin released …My Kind of Holiday, which combines last year Target exclusive …Sounds of the Season release with two new tracks.

Country: Kristy Lee Cook

With Kristy Lee Cook, Nashville’s corporate tastemakers have once more turned to their cost-effective marketing tool, television’s “American Idol.” There, they’ve found a singer who is marginally talented but young and attractive. If you think otherwise, consider that the 24-year-old crooner managed only a seventh-place finish in the series’ seventh season.

Cook’s Arista Records debut, “Why Wait, ” is an uninspired mash of song mill fare presented in a pop style one might expect from a singer whose role models include Shania Twain, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes. With her indistinct voice and mediocre songs, Cook doesn’t measure up.

News Observer

Reality check for ‘Bees’ stars

For The Secret Life of Bees, director Gina Prince-Bythewood had to help her cast understand the realities of life in the American South some 45 years ago. The film is set at a time when African-Americans were considered to be second-class citizens, and those who tried to register to vote were often beaten or worse.

For Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, who plays Dakota Fanning’s housekeeper in the movie, Prince-Bythewood came up with a unique way to illustrate history. She told Hudson, 27, and Fanning to meet her at a certain location, but she didn’t tell them why.

Tom Bergeron is the host with the most to say

Turns out …Dancing with the Stars co-host Tom Bergeron isnt always the Mr. Nice Guy you see on TV!

Bergeron, who is in the process of writing his memoirs, said he will dish on how he keeps his cool in the face of a lot of Hollywood aggravation.

…The subtext is a lot about the years of meditation Ive done to keep the hot temper – which I hope is never on display on camera – in control, said Bergeron, a Haverhill homey and the ex-host of WBZ …People Are Talking and the MAGIC 106.7 morning show.

Boston Herald

Mary Murphy & Nigel Lythgoe on the 2008 Really Awards Red Carpet

Reality Star interviewer extraordinaire, Albert Lawrence sent me the tip about these terrific red carpet interviews he did at this year FOX Reality Channel Really Awards. In this first clip, Albert talks to Mary Murphy, judge for So You Think You Can Dance about her dance number on this summer season finale. She told him she thinks she still got everything ¦ ;-)

Dance Watcher

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