Kelly Clarkson to sing the National Anthem at Game 3 of the World series on Saturday, according to Entertainment Tonight. Plus, Kelly performs at the Mall of America on November 6. More information HERE.
Nigel Lythgoe has found his Idol winner! He tweets from Nashville today, “We have just seen a really gifted 15 year old that may well win #AmericanIdol this Season. Brilliant talent in Nashville today.”
Nigel must be getting some negative tweets!
@dizzyfeet: Wow people talking about pimping and rigging because I liked a 15 year old. I didn’t mention male or female or name them. You’re really SICK
@dizzyfeet: “There was an incredible 16 year old in Milwaukee too. Don’t knock the young guns ’till you’ve heard them. I bet you’ll be shocked.”
Help Make Veterans Arena Pink For Carrie Underwood Concert
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — SMG Jacksonville will turn the Veterans Memorial Arena pink Tuesday night during the Carrie Underwood concert.
This is in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The company is also encouraging all those who attend to wear pink to support the cause.
Read more at 4Jax.com
Jennifer Lopez Is the ‘Alpha Female’ at the Judges’ Table, Says Idol Producer
“They’re all kind, but they’re tough, ” he says. “You’ve got to look at their backgrounds and what they’ve been through. So they’re not going to be cruel. They’re not going to be like, ‘Pack your suitcase – you’re going home.’ The integrity is going to be there.”
“[Randy’s] the one who knows what he’s doing, ” he says. “But … every one of them is an alpha.”
“We’re going to have all different styles, ” he says. “No one is going to be allowed to hide behind their guitar. A little more variety – a little more polish before they get to the American public.”
Read more at People
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Adam Lambert Interview with Scotty Rocker in New Zealand
OK! Interview: Kris Allen Is Honored by Little Kids Rock (Part Two)
You recently posted on Twitter a picture of “Creation Station” where you will be working on new songs. Anything come out of there yet?
Yeah, we’ve got some stuff we’re pretty excited about. You never know what’s going to happen. It’s the really early stage of stuff, but it’s nice to have some complete songs and I’m really happy about them. People may hear them, we’ve recorded demos versions of them. Maybe it will end up on the album, maybe not.
What do you want the second album to be like?
More than anything, I’m happy we’ve had the time to spend on it and work on new songs. And really talk about the ideas that everyone has for it. For me, I want to get in the studio, in the same studio, working with the same producer, working on songs that I’ve really really been a part of and really put myself into. Just putting out the best songs that are out there. I feel like I can write better stuff. I feel like I can work with people and better stuff can come out. Not that the other stuff was bad, or not great, because I feel like it is. I think as an artist, I think you need to strive to be better and better. That’s the plan.
Read more at OK Magazine
Randy Jackson Idol-izes Brad Paisley
Millions seek the approval of American Idol judge Randy Jackson. Brad Paisley got it without even trying. Randy was flying into Nashville for a round of Idol auditions when he ran into Rolling Stone contributor David Wild.
That’s when Randy gave Brad a big thumbs up, according to David’s Twitter account.
“Flew in with Randy Jackson who I knew pre-Idol, ” David tweeted. “Loves Nashville. Called @BradPaisley a ‘monster player.’”
Read nore at Country Weekly
Brian Mansfield of Idol Chatter spots Ryan Seacrest at the Ryman in Nashville for Idol callbacks today.
FOX Memphis report from the Idol call backs in Nashville
Jennifer Lopez was an hour late!
Robert Pattinson-Simon Cowell Record Deal Rumors Untrue
Who would ever have the gall to turn down a record deal proffered by star-maker Simon Cowell? Well, according to internet rumors, “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson, that’s who. A story today in the British newspaper The Sun claims Rob turned down an offer from the former “American Idol” judge saying, “I play according to my mood, and sometimes that can come across as very depressing in music. He is a clever guy and he created artists that he knows the public will like, that’s why I don’t think he could ever launch my music career.” However, when MTV News reached out to Robert’s management for comment, we were told there was no truth to this story. It’s just “another headline generated by the internet, ” his manager wrote in an email.
Read more at MTV
EXCLUSIVE: Wife Of America’s Got Talent Contestant Found Dead In Hotel Stairwell
Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found dead in a hotel stairwell while visiting her husband—a contestant on America’s Got Talent, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
What’s more, RadarOnline.com has also learned that the the dead woman’s husband, Joe Finley, auditioned while his wife Laura Finley, 48, was still missing.
Read more at Radar Online
‘America’s Got Talent’ Contestant Arrested for Drugs
TMZ has learned “America’s Got Talent” contestant Joe Finley was arrested for drug possession on the same day his wife was found dead in downtown Los Angeles.
According to police, Finley was busted for possession of ecstasy. Cops took him into custody on Saturday night when they interviewed him about his wife Laura Finley’s death. Finley tells TMZ he had three pills at the time.
Laura’s body was found in a stairwell at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in L.A — where Finley was auditioning for “America’s Got Talent.”
Read more at TMZ
DWTS: What’s Making Brandy Cry?
“I cried this week, ” she told us at Barbara Davis’ Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton hotel. “With the pressure of the leader board and staying on top, it’s a lot of pressure. And it’s week six. We gotta’ really step it up to bring it.”
Maks warned, “I sweat and she cries. We’ve got the tears and sweat. The blood, we haven’t had yet.”
Despite the tears, Brandy says this week’s tango is coming along just fine.
Read more at EOnline
‘Glee’ Enters Illinois Political Fray With Ad
I found this at Deadline Hollywood. It’s a political attack ad that uses the Glee “What you missed” format to diss the opponent. The two candidates are running for Governor. I’m waiting for the lawsuit from FOX.
Glee stars may perform on X Factor
The cast of Glee will reportedly sing some of their hits on the results show of The X Factor later this year.
Stars such as Katy Perry, Michael Buble and Cheryl Cole have already performed and reports suggest the cast of the US show will take to the stage on one of the Sunday night shows before the end of the series.
A source told UK newspaper The People: ‘Getting Glee on board is a real coup and everyone is very excited about it. Fans are going to be in for a real treat.’
Read more at Monster and Critics
‘Glee’s’ Cory Monteith On Gwyneth Paltrow: ‘She’s Fabulous!’
Gwyneth Paltrow was on the “Glee” set last week, shooting her role as a McKinley High School substitute teacher and series regular Cory Monteith said she’s part of one of the biggest numbers in the show’s history.
“We shot one of the best dance numbers ever!” Cory told Access Hollywood over the weekend at Lucky Strikes Lanes in Los Angeles, where he was shooting a new campaign for OP. “It was amazing.”
Gwyneth will play a substitute who fills in for — and reportedly falls for — Matthew Morrison’s Will Schuester, and she’ll also be showing off her pipes.
“She sings because, of course, she’s fabulous and incredibly talented and our guest star — she sings the leads, ” Cory explained.
Read more at Access Hollywood
The Nice Guy Who Puts the Mean Into ‘Glee’
IT’S true: Sue Sylvester is a man.
Behind most great comedic actors, the saying goes, there is a great comedic writer. Will Ferrell has Adam McKay. Jack Lemmon had Billy Wilder. And Jane Lynch, who won an Emmy Award last month for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester, the acid-spewing, narcissism-redefining cheerleading coach on “Glee, ” has Ian Brennan.
It was the 32-year-old Mr. Brennan, for instance, who wrote the classic Sue zinger: “You think this is hard? I’m passing a gallstone as we speak. That is hard!”
Read more at the NY Times