If you missed the LIVE Bo Bice concert and Q&A on Justin.tv last night, you can watch the video HERE.
Adam Lambert has already filmed an “It Gets Better” PSA in the wake of the rash of teen suicides, he said at his recent Malaysian press conference. He performs in Kuala Lumpur today, and the only change he plans to make is to omit the kiss with band mate Tommy.
@adamlambert: “Excited to perform for my Malaysian fans tonight!!! My priority is giving you a great show, and I don’t mind making a slight compromise to do so. You all are more than worth it!!! Bust out the glitter!!! ”
Season 5 Idol, Mandisa attended the Carrie Underwood concert in Nashville last night, @Mandisaofficial: “Carrie Underwood is officially 1 of my all-time favorite voices! AMAZING concert! Best moment was Jesus Take the Wheel/How Great Thou Art!!!…oh! And I did see 5 other Black people! LOL!”
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“IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH ROBIN ROBERTS: ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE” AIRS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 10 PM ET ON ABC
Robin Roberts once again puts on her cowboy boots for an hour-long special, “In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, ” which will give viewers an all-access pass into the homes and private lives of country music’s biggest stars. Roberts will get up close and personal with such country superstars as Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. The special also takes viewers inside the amazing homes of some of country music’s biggest stars, including an exclusive tour of Kellie Pickler’s new Nashville home. “In The Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, ” will air on Tuesday, November 9, (10:00 – 11:00 pm ET) on ABC.
Read more at ABC.com
Adam Lambert Uncowed by Anger Over Sexuality
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Singer Adam Lambert said his Malaysian concert on Thursday would reflect his sexuality despite Islamist anger over his show, which has been accused of promoting “gay culture.”
Lambert said at a news conference ahead of the concert that the only thing he would omit from his show in the mainly Muslim Southeast Asian country was an onstage kiss with a fellow male performer.
“My performance will still have a lot of vibes about it, ” said Lambert, in a black jacket and pants and sporting his trademark black eyeliner.
Read more at ABC News
Protests Planned For Adam Lambert’s Malaysian Concert
However, campaigners are refusing to back down and are planning to demonstrate outside the stadium where Lambert is due to play. PAS youth chief Nasrudin Hassan says, “Lambert is morally unfit. His gay lifestyle will harm our society. He is of bad, bad character and poses a danger to young Malaysians. We want the government to cancel the permit…”
Nevertheless, Hassan is adamant all the planned protests will be peaceful.
He adds, “We will use a soft approach to protest against his performance. He has admitted he is gay. We feel his lifestyle will influence and destroy the young generation. We will not use violence to stop the concert.”
Read more at Starplus
Adam glams our nation tonight!
ADAM Lambert may pile on the guyliner and profess his love for OPI nail polish. Still, the 28-year-old San Diego native is no more extravagantly flamboyant than most when he decides to momentarily vacate his throne as reigning glam king of rock for those moments of normalcy.
In an interview with The Malay Mail, Adam was initially almost curt in his answers, but as he warmed up, the 15-minute phone interview extended to half an hour with Adam breezing through almost every topic raised.
His career since playing bridesmaid to Kris Allen in the eighth season of American Idol, has been one of the most successful talent from the show’s alumni , with no signs of letting up.
Read more at Malay Mail
‘Idol” winner Allen to join Lifehouse Friday at MGM Grand
Kris Allen said he grew up a “huge” Michael Jackson fan, also enjoying other artists’ music such as Queen and The Beatles. But he didn’t ever want to be someone he wasn’t.
“I was never like, ‘I want to be like that guy, ’ ” he said.
So the guy who beat Adam Lambert to take the Season 8 crown on “American Idol” hasn’t, to date at least, been pegged as the next-anyone.
And he’ll bring his unique sound and talents to the MGM Grand Theater stage for a Friday night concert at Foxwoods Resort Casino with alternative band Lifehouse.
Read more at Norwich Bulletin
David Archuleta interviewed on FOX 13
Carrie Underwood’s solo act defies the norms of country music
With no apologies to Taylor Swift, we can now crown Carrie Underwood the reigning queen of country music.
She can also claim the title of the most successful “American Idol” contestant ever.
Saturday night, Underwood headlines a sold-out show at the Sprint Center. Yes, she is sold-out-arena caliber these days, and not just in places close to her Oklahoma hometown, like Kansas City. Earlier this month, she sold out the Hollywood Bowl, where more than 17, 000 fans came to see her.
Read more at Kansas City.com
Inside Carrie Underwood’s Blissful Newlywed Life
@dizzyfeet tweets, “Steven Tyler is a rock’n’roll rogue. He’s #*#*ing hilarious. I’ll have to bleep a few choice words though!”
David Cook’s “Declaration” Used in Japanese 2010 NASCAR Ending
Jason Castro on FOX CT
Jason performs “That’s What I’m Here For”. He’ll be performing a free event at the Mohegan Sun Casino tonight as part of the “Reality Check” concert series. Jason will be signing autographs after the performance.
Bo Bice Wins $20, 000 For MusiCares On ‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics’
SAGUARO ROAD RECORDS artist BO BICE became the first celebrity contestant to win the grand prize on the FOX syndicated TV show “Don’t Forget The Lyrics, ” which will air nationwide on NOVEMBER 1st. The episode will have additional syndication from DECEMBER 10th through MAY 31, 2011 and will air on VH1 on APRIL 19, 2011 (rebroadcasting on AUGUST 2nd).
BICE remembered the lyrics to songs like TOM PETTY’s “American Girl” and STEPPENWOLF’s “Born To Be Wild, ” winning $20, 000 for the MUSICARES organization during a special celebrity edition of the game show, hosted by SUGAR RAY frontman and former “Extra” co-host). The money will go toward assisting victims of the MAY floods in NASHVILLE.
Read more at All Access
Bret Michaels ‘Disappointed’ He Didn’t Get ‘American Idol’ Gig
Although we’re happy to have rocker Bret Michaels back on TV in his new VH1 reality show “Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It, ” a part of us is slightly bummed that he won’t be sitting alongside Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on the new season of “American Idol, ” as was once rumored.
When MTV News caught up with the reality-TV star recently to talk about his new show, we asked his thoughts on almost making the final cut.
“I made it into the top five people. It came down to five people in the end, ” Michaels said. “I was disappointed. I’d love to have done it. I’m competitive, so it would have been great. On the other hand, to have J.Lo and Steven Tyler — one’s a pop icon and one’s a rock legend and both, along with Randy, are going to make such awesome TV
Read more at MTV
The Ultimate Romantic Hero: Simon Cowell?
A sarcastic Brit with a devilish smile and high wasted pants may not seem like an obvious choice for a romantic hero. But Simon Cowell topped the polls when British women were asked which celebrity they would most like to see featured in a romantic novel.
The former American Idol meanie secured 17% of the vote among women. Not only did he make it ahead of Johnny Depp and Jake Gyllenhaal, who tied with 12% each, but he also beat out Jude Law, who only took 3% of the vote. (Would any past American Idol contestants make the cut?)
Read more at Time
Did Mark Salling Get Axed From Glee?
Our source adamantly says Mark’s absence from the show does not have anything to do with his album. Anyone notice Jayma Mays gone last night too? And no one’s making a fuss over that.
“Mark would never prioritize anything over the show, he respects the executives and his cast too much to do that, ” spills our Glee insider.
“People forget that he’s been doing music for almost a decade before Glee, ” adds our source. “He just has a target on his back because he’s the first of the cast to do a solo album.”
Read more at E Online
Louis van Amstel on Margaret Cho’s Rainbow Statement: ‘I Had a Breakdown’
It’s taking a while for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Louis van Amstel to get over the anguish of his and celeb partner Margaret Cho’s early dismissal from the top-rated ABC competition show — which was no ordinary axing, as far as he is concerned.
“I had a breakdown the next day. I called my friends, I felt horrible, ” the Amsterdam-born ballroom champ and choreographer tells PopEater.
Van Amstel has been going around explaining ever since: “That was not the story we planned to tell. That was not my message. Maybe it was Margaret’s message, but not mine. The minute it was about gay pride, I knew we were gone. I knew it. But if I would have said something then and there, I would have looked like an a******. The damage was done.”
Read more at AOL.com
Would-Be ‘Canadian Idol’ on Bail in Terrorism Case
TORONTO – A terror suspect who appeared on the TV show ‘Canadian Idol’ has been granted bail on charges connected to an alleged plot to build bombs.
The ‘Idol’ contestant, Dr. Khurram Syed Sher, 28, was charged in August with conspiracy to promote terrorist activity. Police said they seized 50 circuit boards intended for use in remotely detonated bombs.
An Ontario court judge granted Sher bail Wednesday under strict conditions.
Read more at Fancast
Jackie Evancho slated to appear on ‘Oprah’
Having done “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, ” it was just a matter of time before Jackie Evancho found her way to “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
The Pine-Richland fifth-grader is in Chicago today to film an interview scheduled to air Oct. 22. In preparation, a producer and film crew from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions followed Jackie, 10, around during her school day Tuesday.
Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
GLEE – Take a tour of Brittany’s Bedroom