Idol Headlines for 10/23/10

David Archuleta’s manager spills some tour news: Melinda Bell of WEG music tweets, “Looks like California and Asia is the next stop for @davidarchie fans….stay tuned for updates!!”

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R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

Kelly Clarkson tweeted, “I recently got to work with Greg Kurstin for the new album and he’s pretty much fantastic! I can’t wait for y’all to hear the song, so good!”

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Crystal Bowersox is getting ready for a photo shoot. She tweets, “So glad to be home for a minute!! Then off to photoshoot tomorrow. Perfect location. Very excited.”

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David Archuleta performs today at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge in Washington DC.

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Andrew Garcia going on a Canadian tour, he tweets, “So January I’ll be having a Canada tour:) Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver”

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More Headlines after the Jump…

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Adam Lambert strikes gold in Australia. Here he is being honored by Sony Australia executives for

  • Gold sales of the album “For Your Entertainment”
  • Double Platinum sales of ‘Whataya Want From Me’
  • Platinum sales of ‘If I Had You’

Read more at AdamLambertFans

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David Archuleta: Singing & Smiling at EKS Challenge

David Archuleta is all smiles at the 1st Annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge on Saturday (October 23) in Washington, D.C.

The 19-year-old performed at the event, which featured more than 700 participants who walked, ran, and biked to help raise money for the Special Olympics and Best Buddies International.

See the photos at Just Jared

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David Archuleta: Fun in Washington DC

Making the most of his time in our nation’s capitol, David Archuleta was spotted out and about in Washington DC last night (October 21).

The “American Idol” alum is in town ahead of his performance at the Inaugural Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge scheduled for 7:30am on Saturday (October 23).

See the photos at Celebrity-Gossip

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Kris Allen performs to benefit Blackbird art academy

This October, Arkansas will once again welcome home American Idol: Season 8 winner, Kris Allen, as he performs a benefit concert for Blackbird Academy of Arts, Inc.

The performance will be held at the Reynolds Performance Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27. Tickets will only be $25 and will go on sale the first of October. Tickets may be purchased through the Reynolds Box Office located on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus.

This event is being underwritten by the Music Empowers Foundation, an organization established for the purpose of providing funds to non-profit music education programs.

Read more at Today’s THV

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Cheryl Cole ‘would be up for’ American X Factor

Cheryl Cole has admitted that she ‘would be up for’ joining the panel on the new American version of The X Factor.

The ‘Promise This’ singer admitted that Simon Cowell has mentioned the job to her but insisted that ‘nothing’s been decided yet.’

Read more at UnrealityTV

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X Factor 2010: Guilty Pleasures songlist revealed *UPDATED*

This week’s X Factor theme has been confirmed and vocal coach Yvie Burnett revealed that each of the songs on Saturday will be ‘Guilty Pleasures.’

Speaking on Matt Edmondson’s F Factor Burnett said:

“We’ve got a great theme this week, it’s called Guilty Pleasures.”

The singer, who also trains stars on America’s and Britain’s Got Talent added:

“We’ve got a few surprises that are not your normal sort of X Factor songs.”

Read more at UnrealityTV

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Playgirl Plans to Approach Mark Salling & Chord Overstreet!

Playgirl is ready to offer Glee hunks Mark Salling and Chord Overstreet six figures if they agree to be featured in the magazine!

The two actors wouldn’t “even have to take it all off, ” a rep for Playgirl told E! Online.

“We would be very willing to pay for them both — up to $100, 000, ” added the rep. “And it wouldn’t have to be fully X-rated, either.”

Read more at Just Jared

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Glee’s Jane Lynch Poses for More Racy Photos

But Glee’s Cheerios coach has a serious side, as she reveals in an accompanying interview. She has been sober for nearly 10 years after she decided to ditch her “drinking culture” roots when she was 31. Although she says her problem was mild, she says she was sick of waking up hungover.

“Relatively speaking, my personal bottom was rather benign, ” she says. She’d joke at 12-step meetings, “Had I know I’d be telling my story over and over again, I would have made it a lot better.”

Read more at People

Melinda Doolittle sings original song she co-wrote with Regie Hamm at Thursday night’s Bella Bash

Melinda Doolittle sang an original song she co-wrote with Regie Hamm (he wrote David Cook’s “Time of My Life”) at Thursday night’s Bella Bash in Nashville. Danny Gokey also performed at the benefit to support Hamm’s charity, The Angel Wings Foundation.

Watch a snip of that new song here:

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  1. Wagner Carillho: The Spice Girls’ Spice Up Your Life and Ricky Martin’s Livin’ la Vida Loca.

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  2. They don’t really stick to the themes on the X factor, some of the songs in that list are not “guilty pleasures”.
    I’m surprised that they got the rights to play Led Zep, I thought the band didn’t release songs for reality tv shows.
    Matt song has been done so many times in the context of putting someone out of its confort zone that it’s not surprising anymore.

  3. Good Morning!!!
    I looooooove chord…dont rrly wanna c him in playgirl though ewwww
    Im gonna be in DC today..maybe I can catch David :)

  4. Chum-fm (the biggest hac station in canada i think), is debuting Sleepwalker this morning during their top 30 countdown.

  5. Wagner ‘close to meltdown’ over X Factor ‘guilty pleasures’ week song choices as tune Cher will tackle tonight remains a secret

    The 54-year-old, who was initially going to sing Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax, fears bosses are trying to oust him from the show.

    Insiders say he hasn’t yet managed to get the songs right in rehearsals, adding that the star is on the ‘brink of a breakdown.’

    A source told The Sun: ‘Wagner’s so nervous, he forgets his words. He knows that judges like Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh won’t like what he said.’

  6. Me too Lorismile but not happily, lol. I hate most of these songs. And I am offically sick of everything Cruz/DeRulo/Akon/Jay Sean and Sean Kingston related….

  7. As much as I love Glee I wouldn’t want to see any of them in Playgirl. Now if you’re talkin VAMPIRE DIARIES we got a deal! So many hot guys and Nina Dobrev gets to make out with almost all of them- luckiest girl on TV. I hate her, lol.

    Mason Lockwood. YUM:

    I did not know this guy until several weeks ago due to Kris’ I Need To Know.
    Thank you, at least now I know his name. I think that he is hotter than Ian S.
    Ian is very pretty.

  8. They kept the guitar solo in Sleepwalker! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Ratna- ITA, but Ian S. is a total badass on the show which makes him even yummier, lol

  9. They kept the guitar solo in Sleepwalker! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    They didn’t edit it at all, did they? They kept the beginning and the guitar solo. Those were the only things I was listening for to be honest…lol

  10. I don’t think they did edit it Lorismile, but then again I wasn’t timing it, just listening to actual good music :)

  11. They did edit the song some. The version they played was 3:48, the album version is 4:26. I missed it! I’ve been listening all morning and my nurse picked right before it came in to take my vitals!! FML!!!

    ETA: Now per twitter, the song may NOT have been edited. Still trying to find out.

    Sleepwalker is trending in Canada.

  12. If those are legitimate song spoilers it’s going to be a bizarre X-Factor.

  13. Studio57:
    10/23/2010 at 11:33 am

    They kept the guitar solo in Sleepwalker! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Yeah,i love that they didn’t edit it..the Orianthi part is really amazing.

  14. Cindy M- Hope everything is alright- did you BP go up when she interrupted you? My husband picked the middle of the song to call me to tell me he was in a traffic jam, lol.

    So they did edit it? Good job on that because I didn’t notice at all.

  15. Studio, still in hospital from car accident on 9/17. I’m in an acute rehab hospital now though. I’ve progressed to walking with a walker, but leg is still majorly messed up. Should be going home in another couple of weeks I hope.

    I’m waiting for someone to post a clip of sleepwalker, but peeps on twitter said they recorded it and it is at least 30 seconds or more shorter.

  16. OMG Cindy M I am so sorry I didn’t even know that I hope you get better soon!

  17. Dear CindyM,
    Sorry to hear about your car accident.
    Speedy recovery. TAKE CARE. MAWH…(BLOW A KISS)

  18. Oh goodness, CindyM. Could never have imagined you were still laid up!! Hope you go home soon.

  19. Omg, TreyC…WLL.

    Didn’t someone just do Mad World? I can’t help but always compare these to Adam’s performances on AI.

    Do fans of other Idols do the same thing?? For instance, I’m not a Kris fan but I can’t imagine anyone doing Ain’t No Sunshine to the caliber he did it on the show.

  20. CindyM, I’m so sorry to hear about your car accident. I hope your recovery will be as swift as possible. (((((group hug)))))

  21. Omg, TreyC…WLL.

    Lol, can’t believe someone confused STH and WLL.
    I think Rebecca will be great on Why Don’t You Do Right but I don’t see how this is a “guilty pleasure” song.
    Some of the contestants are well served while others have songs that are better fit for the theme.

  22. Studio57:
    10/23/2010 at 11:33 am

    They kept the guitar solo in Sleepwalker! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    I’m not sure that’s the radio edit they played. It won’t be in the adds until Monday, I believe, so I guess we’ll see then for sure. Didn’t someone say that the radio edit had a techno ending? I love the guitar solo too (Orianthi’s, anyway) so hope they do leave it in.

  23. lovingadam:
    10/23/2010 at 2:06 pm

    SW is also trending in USA (#7)

    Ashleyng9 It’s funny when #Sleepwalker is a single of @adamlambert in Canada and US’s trending it <3
    half a minute ago via web
    http://i54.tinypic.com/zx8jsw.jpg

    It’s actually trending worldwide, not just the U.S.

  24. It’s actually trending worldwide, not just the U.S.

    I only see it trending in the US. Not worldwide and not Canada.

    Cool that it’s trending, anyhow.

  25. adam was recognized in australia by Sony Executives for his sales – he looks so happy in the photo!!

    * Gold sales of the album “For Your Entertainment”
    * Double Platinum sales of ‘Whataya Want From Me’
    * Platinum sales of ‘If I Had You’

    http://adamlambertfans.com/news/12860

  26. CindyM, I didn’t know that you had been in an accident, I’m so sorry that you’re having to go through that but glad you are on your way to recovery and headed home soon. I hope you get better even sooner than expected!

  27. I didn’t like the statement the guy made just before he played the song on chum. I don’t believe Adam’s album is a failure. Or did I misinterpret the guy?

    I think this is the FYE CD version. At least that’s what it sounds like to me.

  28. Ceddies:
    10/23/2010 at 2:50 pm
    I didn’t like the statement the guy made just before he played the song on chum. I don’t believe Adam’s album is a failure. Or did I misinterpret the guy?

    The DJ was quoteing Adam from an interview in Australia…someone asked Adam if he new what the secret to success was (since he is doing so well) and Adam said he didn’t know the secret to success but the secret to failure is trying to please everyone. He wasn’t saying Adam was a failure

  29. Thanks smeggs. I’ve been hitting and missing so much on the threads over the past few days that I guess I missed that. Whew, glad to hear it.

  30. Lee Dewyze tweets he now has a band.

    @LeeDeWyze Going to band practice…. Official, the band has been formed…good times

  31. ross:
    10/23/2010 at 2:40 pm

    I only see it trending in the US. Not worldwide and not Canada.

    Well it keeps changing. People can go nuts with tweets. :)

  32. Cindy, so sorry to hear about your accident, and hope you get well soon.

    Well we’ll find out on Monday what the offical radio version of the song is. As long as there isn’t some stupid ass techno crap added to it, and the Tedder sauce is still there, I’ll be cool. I mean I’m a fan of techno dance crap, but not in every song, and SW so isn’t the song for it.

  33. @LeeDeWyze Going to band practice…. Official, the band has been formed…good times

    Good times reminds me so much of Michael Sarver. He used that tagline all the time!

    Nice about Lee’s band.

  34. Do fans of other Idols do the same thing??

    Yes. It’s like, when someones fav sings a song well, the general feeling is that nobody should ever sing it again. Ever. And if a contestant in another year has the temerity to take on the song, all hell generally breaks loose. lol.

  35. Good times reminds me so much of Michael Sarver. He used that tagline all the time!

    Ok this is before my time but didn’t Sarver say he wrote like 100 some odd songs over the idol tour or something. And now Lee co-wrote all but one song on his album…….hmmmmmmm

    hehe

  36. Sony Music (Canada) is scheduled to service Sleepwalker to radio on Monday 10.25.10. If there is a radio edit, it will prob not be out until then. If there is not radio edit, I can’t imagine that SW will get a ton of airplay even with the end cut off like CHUM did today. It was about 4:18 with 54 seconds of instrumental music including a 24 sec instrumental lead in.

    I sure hope that the is a radio edit with a shorter intro, at least some of the guitar break edited and some lead out — and that it is less than 4:18. Otherwise RCA is totally braindead!

  37. Oh thats nice they said they might auction it off. Glad they did I think they said they would do DonorsChoose for the charity…awesome
    haha thats if I remember the interview right

  38. Country blog has an article up about the Bella Bash charity fundraiser where Danny and Melinda appeared earlier in the week. Nice photo of the two of them.

    http://www.countrymusictattletale.com/2010/10/23/bella-bash-was-a-sold-out-success-in-nashville

    By every measure of success, Thursday’s 3rd Annual Bella Bash Concert to benefit the Angel Wings Foundation exceeded all expectations. Over 500 supporters packed the sold-out Loveless Barn for a night of music, comedy, and world-class entertainment

    Hit-songwriter and author Regie Hamm assembled a stellar list of celebrity friends for Thursday night’s “Bella Bash,” including Delilah, the most listened to female voice in radio history, American Idol favorites Melinda Doolittle and Danny Gokey, multi-Grammy winning Christian artist, Russ Taff, nationally renowned comedian, Henry Cho, hit Nashville songwriter Bruce Carroll and an all-star Nashville house-band Tim Akers & the Smoking Section.

  39. More tweets from CHUMFM and they do not know if there will be a radio edit of Sleepwalker:

    About a radio edit or album version:
    # @MissTweet25 Not sure, sorry. – Fav 14 minutes ago via web in reply to MissTweet25

    About Fever:
    @purplegirll It’s my fave too Wink That and Music Again. – Fav 19 minutes ago via web in reply to purplegirll

    About whether it “fits” Top 40 (because of RCA ED post yesterday about Sleepwalker not fitting Top 40)
    @islandgirljams I think it makes a perfect fit. I’d argue most songs on For Your Entertainment would! I’m a big fan too! Wink – Fav 26 minutes ago via web in reply to islandgirljams

    ETA updated: According to someone I s[oke to at CHUM FM the image on the CHUM site is the real Sleepwalker cover art. But it is the photo from the Flaunt Magazine photo shoot. Could be that they asked for permission to use it. But seems odd.

  40. From Archie’s manager:

    Looks like California and Asia is the next stop for @davidarchie fans….stay tuned for updates!!

  41. frogcooke:
    10/23/2010 at 6:51 pm

    From Archie’s manager:

    Looks like California and Asia is the next stop for @davidarchie fans….stay tuned for updates!!

    Asia? That is interesting. Any idea what it is for?

  42. Well apparently sony malaysia has been trying to work out a date to come back and i think the philippines or indonesia or something like that. I know theres been two of them hinting at him possibly coming back for a concert. they commented on someone who had posted on their facebook.

    I’d imagine since his songs do well there, he’s going there for a concert most likely. I hoping maybe he hits up korea as well. seems lately his songs have been used on a show or wo there.

    He has a lot of asian fans so… lol

  43. They love Archie in Asia. That is good news for him. I really like Archie’s new management and his manager Melinda.

  44. I’m glad that Archie has some potential in Asia — and he really gets a lot of support there.

    But I hope his new management team first focuses on doing something in the US — seems like the whole album lunch needs to be rebooted, just like a re-release of it.

  45. Umm..well this guy on twitter just gave ItsMyT1me a 2-word reply & we all exploded ;)

    New band member: Chris Wrate :)

    Well we’re pretty sure he is..

    @ChrisWrate:
    Call backs tomorrow for the Lee DeWyze audition. Going up against some good friends who are also super talented. Gonna be good!

    @ItsMyT1me:
    So did you make it?

    @ChrisWrate:
    I did!

    here they are:
    http://twitter.com/ChrisWrate/status/28382616300
    http://twitter.com/ChrisWrate/status/28563725491

    ..btw, hope u dont mind the quoting, ItsMyT1me

  46. Who knew two little words would instantly wake me up and have me run to this guy’s twitter, facebook and myspace haha. Maybe a band announcement will be made next week?

  47. Seems like Chris Wrate already has a tenuous link to Idol – he played for Charice (now in Glee) – and isn’t Charice a friend of Archie?

    It’s a small world ….

  48. The music market in South East Asia is small and plagued by piracy. I don’t believe that David is selling lots of albums and singles there. Why don’t Jive or his management try to promote him in bigger music markets?

  49. Imkhemari:
    10/24/2010 at 2:28 am

    Seems like Chris Wrate already has a tenuous link to Idol – he played for Charice (now in Glee) – and isn’t Charice a friend of Archie?

    It’s a small world ….

    Ok, after a little more “research” I found this link… http://thechastersalbum.blogspot.com/

    Their drummer in Charice’s band, Elias “Eli” Logothetis, was part of David Archuleta’s band.

  50. The music market in South East Asia is small and plagued by piracy. I don’t believe that David is selling lots of albums and singles there. Why don’t Jive or his management try to promote him in bigger music markets?

    From his management’s perspective, you can make a lot of money doing concerts in Asia if you are popular there. They have some massive concerts.

  51. I don’t know about other idol fanbases, but as an Archie fan and having been to his concerts. I was surprised by the number of Asian fans who flew to the U.S. just to see him in concert and not just one concert, but several different cities. They made a vacation out of it. Those fans were the nicest people and boy did they have a game plan!

    David wouldn’t be going to Asia if there wasn’t a demand. I’m glad he’s keeping busy while his U.S. tour is in the works!

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