Lee DeWyze will be interviewed by Jen & Steve on WXLO 104.5 in Fitchburg MA in the 8am hour. Listen to the interview for a major announcement!
Maybe Lee will play the XLO Acoustic Christmas, but the tickets already went on sale for it. (thanks wylyh12)
Danny Gokey will release a cover of the Amy Grant Christmas song “Tennessee Christmas”. The song will be released to radio.
Actress Jonna Walsh tweets, “Any Lee Dewyze fans out there? I’ll be his love interest in his next video:) I’ll be tweeting during the shoot.”
Lee’s video shoot is reportedly scheduled for Friday October 29. via @TeamLeeDeWyze
You can download “Love TKO” by Ruben Studdard on iTunes today! He is featured on Fourplay’s Let’s Touch The Sky album. –> Love TKO – Let’s Touch the Sky
According to Lee DeWyze’s guitar player, Chris Wrate, Lee will be recording his studio performance for Walmart Soundcheck on Thursday (@DweezySignal)
Kelly Clarkson is excited to sing the National Anthem at Game 3 of the World Series in Texas on Saturday (Game starts at 6:30 ET). She tweets, “World Series here I come WOOHOO!! 2 of my brothers & my nephew r coming w/me! W/that much “Clarkson” there’s no way Texas will lose”
David Archuleta’s performance on Nov 13th at the Delta Miracle Awards has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict. (Via @ArchieRx). But, he will appear at the Sierra Mall in Clovis, CA to perform a 30 minute acoustic set for the Y101 Unplugged show on Nov. 3.
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Part 2 of Adam Lambert’s MTV Japan interview
Watch Part 1 HERE.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Close Out Broadway Run of ‘In the Heights’
After a Broadway run of more than two and a half years that included four Tony Awards and a Grammy, the hit musical “In the Heights” will close on Jan. 9. “It’s the right time, ” one of the producers, Kevin McCollum, said Wednesday, citing the implacable economics of Broadway. “If we ran another year, it wouldn’t make sense.”
The “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, who joined the cast in August, will be leaving as planned in mid-November but Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created the musical and originally starred in it, will be returning to the lead role of Usnavi for the final 19 performances. A movie version is also in the works, scheduled to begin shooting in 2011.
Read more at the NY Times
Kid Rock on Steven Tyler’s ‘American Idol’ judgeship: ‘I think it’s the stupidest thing he’s ever done’
“I think it’s the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life, ” he told the magazine, in an conversation to be published next week. “He’s a sacred American institution of rock ‘n’ roll, and he just threw it all out the window. Just stomped on it and set it on fire.”
“I think whoever’s advising him, ” he continued, “we should bring back the guillotine, or whatever they call that thing. And if it was himself, he needs some serious counseling. I love him to death, but I gotta speak the truth.”
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Allison Iraheta’s song, “Friday I’ll Be Over U” will be featured on the Nickelodeon cartoon, Monster High. New episodes begin airing on October 31.
Watch a clip at Alliholics.
Kris Allen in Concert – Blackbird Academy Fund Raiser
Promotional video for tonight’s Blackbird Academy fundraiser features Kris Allen and his song “Red Guitar”.
“Our home still takes my breath away”
I noticed a story on the web this week marking the one-year anniversary of the Extreme Makeover build we did for the Cowan-Brown family in Bunker Hill, Indiana. Here’s what the builder, Paul Schwinghammer (what a great name for a builder!) of Hallmark Homes said: “A day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t thought of the experience of helping the family and organizing thousands of eager volunteers. It was a humbling testament to how giving Hoosiers are.”
Man, that’s always what I love to hear and I was equally stoked to read Heather Cowan’s (the mom) quote: “Our home still takes my breath away. I never would have sat down and described this as my dream home. It is much more than my dreams!” I remember this show was a great build and I really liked having singer David Cook join us on site. I dug into my iPhoto and grabbed a few pics from this episode’s special project to help celebrate this anniversary!
Read more at TyPenningtonStyle
Foster’s song struck chord with Johns
Singer Michael Johns and producer David Foster happened to be working in Foster’s Santa Monica recording studio when Foster’s director friend, Michael French, came in to tell them he had finished his feature film on Vancouver athlete and activist Rick Hansen.
The chance encounter resulted in the acoustic version of the Foster-penned hit “Man in Motion” that appears on the movie’s soundtrack.
“It was one of those happy coincidences, ” says Johns, the Australian-born singer who started working with Foster after appearing on TV’s American Idol two years ago. “David and I were actually working on another project and the director came in.”
Foster is an executive producer of French’s movie.
Read more at The Province
David Osmond, Idol Season 8 Hollywood Contestant, and nephew of Donny and Marie, talks about his struggle with MS on the the Today Show.
Backstage at DWTS: “Words Cannot Describe” Tonight’s Emotional Elimination Upset
Words really can’t describe tonight’s shocking Dancing With the Stars elimination. But since we did chat with the ousted duo backstage right after the show, we’ll do our best:
PHOTOS: Dancing With the Stars Season 11 Cast
Spoiler Alert! Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani were sent packin’ on DWTS tonight—can you believe that?! The front-running twosome (along with everyone else on the Dancing cast) were stunned to hear their names called in the end, and their disappointment carried to the postshow press line.
Read more at EOnline
Anoop Desai sings “All is Fair” on Charlotte Today
Anoop performs at Evening Muse in Charlotte tonight.
Jim Cantiello’s “Glee Cap” featuring…Kris Allen!
Audrina Patridge Will Reunite with Tony Dovolani on New Show
Jaws dropped inside the ballroom Tuesday night, when Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani were unexpectedly eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.
But fans of the Dancing duo can rest easy, because Patridge says she will reunite with her pro partner on TV once again.
“My new show with [realty TV producer] Mark Burnett just got picked up, ” Patridge told PEOPLE backstage after her elimination. “It’s going to be on VH1 and we’re going to start filming soon. I’m sure Tony will be on that.”
Read more at People