Idol Headlines for 10/13/11

SYTYCD tour at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

David Cook at Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
Justin Guarini in “Chicago” Media, PA
Trenyce in “Thriller Live” London, UK
More at Idol Stages

Scotty McCreery appears at the 99.5 WYCD Backyard Bar-B-Q. More information HERE.
Lauren Alaina appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
Simon Cowell appears on the Wendy Williams show

David Cook returns to Tulsa, touring behind This Loud Morning

“It was a little scary putting out a record that I spent a year and a half working on, especially in a climate where everyone is putting out music in two months, ” Cook said.
On Fire.

Following the new disc’s June release, a big tour announcement was expected. The summer came and went with nothing. Finally a fall tour with Gavin DeGraw and Carolina Liar was announced and Cook is back on the road, where he feels comfortable. When asked about the delay, Cook said “This record presented a real challenge — just implementing the ideas and meanings that came through in the songs. And that also extended to putting together the proper tour. When the opportunity to tour with Gavin came along, it just seemed to fit. He’s a great guy and a great musician and I want to go out with artists that I want to see as well.”

“I’m really jazzed to go out with Carolina Liar, ” he continued. “I met Chad (Wolf, Carolina Liar’s lead singer) in Sweden. We went bar hopping on Stockholm and really hit it off, so I’m really looking forward to touring with his band.”

Read more at Urban Tulsa

‘Mahalia!’ producers apologize

DDP released a statement today asserting that it “extends apologies to Fantasia Barrino for the inaccurate, non-factual and disparaging statements of Ms. Barrino’s reputation, character and image.”

The Post quoted a man named Adrian Taylor, who said that using Fantasia in the movie could hurt Mahalia’s reputation and legacy. However DDP has distanced itself from his accusations.

“The comments made in the article by financing broker Adrian Taylor, were not authorized, approved or condoned by the producers of DDP, ” the company said in a statement. “The information and comments expressed within this article regarding the project were solely those of Adrian Taylor. ”

Read more at S2SMagazine

Lauren Alaina on Her ‘Make It or Break It’ Debut

Via Associated Press

NL Interview: Lauren Alaina Answers Fan Questions

After successfully (and hilariously) tackling our 12 Random Questions interview last week, American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina stuck around a bit longer to answer some of the fan questions we received on Twitter. The questions ranged from which song on her newly-released album, Wildflower, is her favorite, to how her guitar lessons are going, to which charitable organization she’d love to become involved with. And just as she did with our first Q&A, she answered the questions with charm and a bit of humor.

Check out our short but sweet interview with Lauren where she answers your questions below:

Read more at Neon Limelight

Exclusive Interview: Scotty McCreery talks hitting No. 1, his ‘no’ list and prom

Scotty McCreery has only been 18 for three days, but so far so good.

The day before his birthday, he celebrated with 15, 000 fans in Raleigh, N.C. (one town over from his hometown of Garner) and received a gold plaque for his first single, “I Love You This Big, ” selling more than 500, 000 copies.

Then on Tuesday, he played country’s most sacred spot, Nashville’s Grand Old Opry, alongside Trace Atkins and LeAnn Rimes.

Read more at Hit Fix

NSU to honor top alumni including Carrie Underwood

TAHLEQUAH — Exemplifying service and achievement, the outstanding alumni honorees for 2011 will be recognized during homecoming week by the Northeastern State University Alumni Association.

The five alumni will be honored as part of “Truth, Justice and the Northeastern Way, ” during half-time of the Saturday football game versus Harding at Doc Wadley Stadium.

Former educator and lifelong volunteer Mary Battenfield (1960) of Tulsa, actor-playwright Joe Sears (1972) of Austin, Texas, and former educator and legislator Barbara Staggs (1963) of Muskogee will each be honored as Distinguished Alumni. Country music star Carrie Underwood (2006) will be recognized as Distinguished Young Alumna and former state attorney general Drew Edmondson (1968) of Oklahoma City will receive the President’s Award for Community Service. These honors are part of NSU’s homecoming celebration.

Read more at Muskokee Phoenix

Strip Scribbles

Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria and our friend TV anchor Giselle Fernandez have lined up tremendous talent for their 11th Annual Padres children’s cancer charity at the Tropicana this weekend. George Lopez joins Eva as co-host, and music stars include Alejandra Guzman, Stefano Langone and Barbara Padilla. More than 600 people are expected to attend the events, and we’ll have a preview with Eva on Friday.

Read more at the Las Vegas Sun

Sorry, Ryan, network bid doesn’t make cut

Most recently, they were in talks with cable giant Viacom to take over little known niche network VH1 Soul. But two sources told The Post that those talks have ended.

Reps for Viacom, AEG and Seacrest all declined to comment.

The partners reportedly were also in talks with cable giant Comcast — which has a close relationship with Seacrest — about the possibility of taking over its gaming network, G4. Those talks have also ended, said one source.

Read more at the New York Post

‘X Factor’ has been a ‘thrill ride’ for Temecula’s Brewer Boys

“It’s been a thrill ride since the very beginning. I didn’t think we were really going to get that far, ” 14-year-old singer and mandolin player Nathan Brewer said Wednesday, pausing, “at first.”

Just how far the brothers get is still in question. Unable to talk about certain aspects of the show, such as if there will be eliminations on tonight’s episode, both Nathan and 17-year-old vocalist and guitarist Justin Brewer said it has yielded numerous positives no matter how far they get.

Read more at Southwest Riverside News

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