Idol Headlines for 10/25/10

Adam Lambert adds a second show in Los Angeles

Fans who have been hoping for a second Adam Lambert show in Los Angeles are in luck! Adam will play a show at the Music Box in Los Angeles on December 15. He’s already scheduled to play a sold-out show at LA’s Club Nokia on December 16. More info HERE.


Ryan Seacrest interviews Paula Abdul about her new CBS show, “Live To Dance”. Auditions will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Paula says Idol was great preparation for her new venture.

Ryan – Paula


Nigel Lythgoe tweets that Idol callbacks begin today at the historic Ryman auditorium in Nashville, “The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville is a remarkable building. Built in 1892 and now hosting the #Idol auditions.Today is going to be great.”


Mariah Carey may judge US ‘X Factor’

Word is that superstar Mariah Carey is going to work for Simon Cowell as a judge on the US version of “X Factor” next year.

Cowell has long been pushing for British singer and style queen Cheryl Cole, a close friend and judge of the UK version of the show.

But Fox, which will air “X Factor” starting next fall, was worried that — despite her high profile in Britain — Cole is a virtual unknown here.

“Look, I’ve said I’d love Cheryl out there but whether it will happen, who knows?” Cowell told the London newspaper News of the World over the weekend.

“Mariah Carey would be an amazing addition to the US show, ” he said. “And she’s exactly the right caliber of star that we want for the show.”

Read more at the New York Post


Anoop Desai finished shooting his “All Is Fair” music video last night. He tweets, “Wrapped! And now into the studio to track some vocals…long, glorious day.”


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David Archuleta visited the Mormon Tabernacle Choir yesterday.  He’ll perform a series of shows with them from December 16-18.

@MoTabChoir: “Thanks, @DavidArchie, for visiting us yesterday. We’re excited for the Christmas concert this year.”


USA Today interview with Kris Allen

Via Idol Chatter


Kelly Clarkson checked out fellow Idol winner, Jordin Sparks in Broadway’s In The Heights last night.  Jordin tweets, “Look who came 2night!! Thanks 4 coming @Kelly_Clarkson! It was great 2 see you, Kate & Jill! Safe travels!”


Anoop Desai, Chris Cauley and Steve Marcia play “Lost and Found” at the soundcheck for BMI Symmetry Live Atlanta on October, 21, 2010. After the show, Anoop goes up to the rooftop of W Atlanta Downtown with Lillie Williams and Calvin Matthews.

via Anoop Desai Official


Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford on Hendrix Tour, Steven Tyler as Judge

Whitford is also glad to be back on stage now that Aerosmith’s tour has come to a close. With frontman Steven Tyler getting ready to debut as a judge on American Idol, Whitford offered his take on what kind of judge Tyler would be.

He says that Tyler “isn’t capable of being as rough as Simon [Cowell], ” but will be “more like a Paula Abdul.” Whitford’s reasoning is that Tyler is “more apt to try and give helpful suggestions rather than say ‘Hey, that sucked.'”

Read more at KBOI


Jennifer Lopez ‘Would Love to Have More Kids, ‘ Says Pal

Are Jennifer Lopez’s twins getting a new playmate?

Leah Remini, a longtime pal of Lopez’s, says there’s hope Emme and Max, both 2, will get a little brother or sister, if Mom has her way.

“Jen would love to have more kids, ” Remini, 40, told PEOPLE at the 32nd Anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball, which benefitted the Barbara Davis Center For Childhood Diabetes.

Read more at People


Jennifer Hudson on Weight Loss — “I Want to Be a Good Role Model to My Son”

Jennifer Hudson was the “big girl” on American Idol. Then she was the “big girl” in Dreamgirls. Now, the Oscar winning performer is a big star with a fabulous new physique. This week’s issue of OK! delves into how J. Hud dealt with the criticism along with how she shed eight sizes (!) to get into what Jennifer describes as, “the best shape of my life.”

Jennifer, formally a size 12 — though she got up to a size 16 for her role in Dreamgirls — is down to a sexy size 4. Even Jennifer hasn’t been able to wrap her head around her incredible transformation.

Read more at OK


Fox Weathering Rough Fall TV Season

After years of languishing in last place in the fall before coming to life in January with the return of American Idol and 24 to win the season, Fox turned the lights on in a big way last fall. There was the introduction of Glee, solid performances from its returning shows led by House, and an ALCS championship and World Series won by the Yankees. But this fall, the network has returned to its old struggling ways, leading the broadcast networks with the steepest ratings declines for the first 4 weeks of the season, down 12% in adults 18-49 and 8% in total viewers.

It’s been a rough fall for Fox from the start, with the shockingly low-rated premiere of the now-defunct new drama Lone Star on the very first night of the season. Fox was at a disadvantage going into the season as it was saddled with the less watched NLCS championship this year as part of its arrangement with TBS, in which the two finals alternate between the two networks. And then on Friday, the Rangers beat the Yankees to become ALCS champions and make it to the World Series for the first time – a great feat for the Texas team but a big blow to Fox as Yankees-less World Series generally draw significantly lower ratings than those with the MLB’s marquee franchise in them. Also, the NLCS final on Fox failed to go to 7 games this year, with the deciding 6th game falling on the least watched night of television, Saturday. (Fox still did respectable business last night with a 3.0 rating in 18-49 and 10.2 million viewers.)

Read more at Deadline Hollywood


‘Dancing with the Stars’ Duo Brandy and Maks on Their ‘Hot-Cold’ Relationship

A week after earning a place on top of the leader board, Brandy and her pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy tackle the Tango on tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars, ” and the dancing duo are sharing their strategy with ET! But first, they talk about their “hot-cold” relationship!

During rehearsal, Brandy asks Maks how he feels about spending so much time together perfecting their routines. “Next question please, ” he jokes, then adds, “Just kidding! I love our time together. It’s confusing for the most part, because we have hot-cold, extra-hot, extra-cold, cry, laugh — all within five minutes, so it’s really fun. … It’s been a pleasant and a great experience.”

See the Video at Entertainment Tonight


Rick Fox & Cheryl Burke Talk ‘Dancing’: ‘No Room For Mistakes Now’

Cheryl Burke and her celebrity “Dancing” partner, former Lakers star Rick Fox, received 24 out of 30 possible points from the judges for their “Dancing with the Stars” performance last week.

Not a bad score — but in the wake of Florence Henderson’s surprise elimination, the powerful pair said they’re stepping up their game.

“There’s no clear front-runner – everything changes every single week, ” Cheryl told Access, at a rehearsal with Rick on Friday. “Anyone can go home at this point. So the pressure’s definitely on for sure.

Read more at Access Hollywood


Audrina Patridge’s DWTS Blog: ‘It’s Really Starting to Get Hard’

This week is rock-themed on Dancing with the Stars, and my partner Tony Dovolano and I are dancing to “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. I love classic rock, so it’s really fun! We’re doing the paso doble, and Tony’s starting to push the limits by making our choreography super challenging. So we’ve been working really, really hard in the studio.

We’re actually doing two dances this week. I’m also learning a second dance for the marathon, where all seven couples take the dance floor at the same time to perform a minute-long routine over and over for four minutes. Whenever a couple starts to struggle or get tired, the judges tap them out of the competition. The last couple dancing gets ten points added to their score for the day.

Read more at People


So You Think You Can Dance an ‘amazing journey’: Edmonton contestant

EDMONTON — In the end, it was the Ukrainian from Toronto rather than the Ukrainian from Edmonton who won the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer in Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. After tabulating more than 1.5 million votes from across Canada, Denys Drozdyuk was declared the winner Sunday night. Edmonton’s Jeff Mortensen came third.

Earlier this week, the 22-year-old told his mother Susan he felt he had already won. She was in the Toronto studio for the live finale, as was his dad Finn and a handful of other family members. Dozens of family and friends descended on a northwest Edmonton restaurant to watch it all unfold on TV, and to celebrate what has been an incredible journey for the one-time Shumka Dancer, who last season never made it past the Top 40 of the popular show.

Read more at the Montreal Gazette


Matt Cardle’s pop past: X Factor favourite struggled to find fame with two bands before hitting the big time

Only three weeks into the live shows, he is already the firm favourite to win this year’s competition.

But success hasn’t always come so easily to X Factor hopeful Matt Cardle.

As his star rises, details of the 27-year-old’s struggle to find success in the industry before joining the talent show are emerging.

Read more at Daily Mail


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