Idol Headlines for 10/29/09

Paula Abdul on joining ‘SYTYCD’: ‘It is an intriguing offer’

Paula Abdul told exclusively that while ‘it is an intriguing offer, ‘  she has yet to grant Nigel Lythgoe’s request that she join the judging panel of So You Think You Can Dance. During Monday’s telecast of the dance show, Lythgoe officially offered the former American Idol judge a guest spot on the panel. ‘I haven’t made any decisions about what I want to do next, ‘  Abdul said while walking the red carpet of last night’s This Is It premiere in Los Angeles. ‘I might need a break from judging for awhile. But you never know. Dance was my first passion.’  ‘ With reporting from Carrie B

Entertainment Weekly

Mia Michaels: Why I Left So You Think You Can Dance

Why did you decide to move on from So You Think You Can Dance?
It’s been an amazing five-year journey and I am in a place where I have all these great opportunities that have been presented to me and I am ready to take on all these challenges. So when I was working on the show, I wasn’t able to really focus on anything else. Now I’m really focusing on these other projects that I can’t pass up. I think that’s pretty much the main reason why I left the show.

TV Watch

From Stockton to the USO, Edman is go-to guy

John Edman is what Dirk Hamilton and many other musicians call their “go-to” guy.

Edman, a veteran Stockton sound technician and recording studio engineer and producer, has made musicians from smooth-jazz sax players to hard-rock bands such as Filter hear just what they – and their audiences – want to hear.

He just returned from spending two weeks in Japan with Elliott Yamin, a Los Angeles-based R&B singer. He’s assuming a management role with Yamin and Los Angeles’ 16 Frames (“intelligent pop in the Matchbox 20 vein”), whose music has been heard on MTV’s “The Hills” series.

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Carrie Underwood Brad Paisley to Play Free Show in Nashville Next Month

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will play a free concert in downtown Nashville, Tenn., for ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’  on Nov. 10, one day before they host the 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards.

Paisley and Underwood will perform the special show on the Sommet Center’s outdoor plaza, according to The show is open to the public.

Underwood, who hails from Checotah, and Paisley are co-hosting the CMA Awards for the second time. The awards show will air live from the Sommet Center on Nov. 11.

The co-hosts also will appear on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’  on back-to-back nights next month.

Underwood will perform on the late show Monday, Nov. 2, the day before her hotly anticipated third album, ‘Play On, ‘  is released.

Adam Lambert time travels to early 1980s for ‘For Your Entertainment’ album cover

Last week brought the video for Adam Lambert’s “Time for Miracles, ” which features the “American Idol” runner-up crooning in the midst of an apocalypse (the song is on the sound track for upcoming end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it flick “2012”).

This week, we can see where Lambert landed after the mayhem and destruction – in his own distant and peculiar galaxy, circa 1983.

New York Daily News

Adam Lambert vs Rihanna: Battle of the bizarro album covers!

rihanna-lambert_lAdam Lambert’s already infamous new album cover ‘” an unholy amalgam of Europe’s AquaNet-rock classic The Final Countdown, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Starlight Express, and a serious Glamour Shots sesh at the Sherman Oaks Galleria ‘” has some fierce competition, kids.

Rihanna’s November 23 release Rated R, top left, is giving ole Glammy-bear a run for his face-clutching money. In fact, it looks like the two just staggered away from the world’s sexiest catfight (Rihanna: ‘Oh sweet disturbia, my eye!’  Glambert: ‘Bish, please. If you hadn’t voted for Kris, I wouldn’t be bleeding magenta glitter from the ear right now.’ ) and into Patrick Nagel’s portrait studio.

Adam Lambert Is a Gossip Queen?

Here’s “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert at the “This Is It” premiere in L.A. last night (left) — and gossip columnist Cindy Adams, 79, at some event a while back (right).


Kris Allen album snippets hit the Web early: Surprise!

Kris Allen’s self-titled debut CD won’t go on sale until Nov. 17, but you can get an early preview right now at’s German branch. As of today, the online retailer is streaming roughly 30-second snippets of every song from the American Idol winner’s album.

This isn’t the first time a foreign site has allowed consumers to hear an album long before its release date. Similar snippets were recently posted for Bob Dylan’s Christmas in the Heart and the New Moon soundtrack.

11 Most Insane “American Idol” Album Covers Of All Time, Starring Jim Cantiello!

#11. The wholesome David Archuleta issued this pouty album cover when he was 17. Rumor has it it’s framed in the offices of NAMBLA. Ick.


Our Life Would Suck Without Kelly Clarkson

She covered The Black Keys, The White Stripes, The Kings Of Leon, Alanis Morrisette, and Patsy Cline. She called the industry types at her record label “a bunch of assholes.” When her voice cracked she used it as proof she didn’t lip sync her act. Through 90 minutes at Rosemont Theatre Kelly Carkson reminded us why we love her; of all the pop divas she truly is the one we could sit down and have a beer with. And sing drunken karaoke with.

P&G’s Always and Announce ‘America’s Biggest Sleepover’ With 19 Recordings/Jive Records Artist Jordin Sparks

CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ — Always, the leader in feminine protection, announced renowned, award-winning singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks will host “America’s Biggest Sleepover” on Saturday, November 7, on, a Web site by girls, for girls. This nationwide, online event will bring together girls across the country for a night of fun, sleepover-themed activities. Girls can register to be part of this exclusive event on until November 7. For every girl that participates in “America’s Biggest Sleepover, ” Always will donate $1 (up to $25, 000) to Protecting Futures, a program dedicated to helping girls in developing regions stay in school.

“When I was younger, I loved having sleepover parties with my friends, so I jumped at the chance to host ‘America’s Biggest Sleepover’ on, ” said Sparks. “The night will be filled with lots of fun activities and tips on how to host the perfect sleepover.”

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‘Dreamgirls’ live on Stage At the Apollo

A sensational new stage production of ‘Dreamgirls’  comes to the legendary Apollo Theater on Nov. 7.

Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, ‘Dreamgirls’  tells the rags-to riches story of an up and coming 1960’s girls’ group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.

With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and lyurics and book by Tony and Grammy winning Tom Eyen, Dreamgirls features the unforgettable hits: ‘And I Am Telling our I’m Not Going, ‘  ‘One Night Only’  and Listen.’ 

Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom and co-choreographer Shane Sparks (TV’s So You Think You Can Dance), along with some of Broadway’s top designers, re-envisions his Tony and Academy Award winning musical so it sparkles like never before!

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Review | `The Color Purple’ worth the wait — and you may have to

She is given in marriage to Mister (Rufus Bonds Jr.), a widower with four unruly children, a man who beats her, sexually uses her and openly disdains her as “ugly.” For decades, she is cut off from any contact with her beloved younger sister Nettie (the radiant ex-American Idol finalist, La Toya London, who really can act). And though Celie eventually does find love, that lover proves as unreliable as she is intoxicating.


‘Idol’ alum Jason Castro to perform at Pasco mall tonight

We catch up with the crooner before he hit the road.

Q: When does the album drop and what can listeners expect?

A: The album comes out early next year. The single “Lets Just Fall in Love Again is already out. It’s a playful song; and the perfect song to kick off the album; I wanted it to be about my personality. It’s about getting back to the magic’ ¦let’s enjoy what we have. I’ve been calling it a modern singer song writer album.

Q: You have a record deal, you’re on tour. How are you feeling?

A: I couldn’t be happier, this is my first record and if I could make one record then this is it. I am so happy with how the sound came out.

Kawasaki Disease Gala Loads Stage With Hollywood Stars

(SAN DIEGO) ‘ A star-studded lineup of celebrities, researchers, and members of the Southern California business community will gather for a fundraising event for Kawasaki Disease Research on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Attendees, including parents of children with Kawasaki Disease (KD), will celebrate advances in the diagnosis and treatment of KD and honor and recognize those who have made a difference in children’s health.

This charitable gathering will feature honorees and KD parents such as the Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell and his wife Leighanne, and Don Dawn, President and Chairman of the Gorden and Marilyn Macklyn Foundation. Anita Pointer of The Pointer Sisters will provide live entertainment while Justin Guarini, from American Idol Season One and TV Guide’s Celebrity Red Carpet Host, will be Master of Ceremonies for this incredible night.

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Extra points

The Pistons’ 96-74 victory over Memphis on Wednesday night didn’t contain much drama, unless you include the wait for the game to begin. Pregame entertainment featured hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, dance troupe JabbaWockeez and American Idol finalist Lil Rounds, and pushed back the tip 15 minutes or so.

Big names lend a hand on Daughtry’s sophomore project

After spending the last few years hammering away to fans and the press that there’s a full band behind his namesake group, ‘American Idol’  season 5 veteran and singer-guitarist Chris Daughtry admittedly no longer has that chip on his shoulder.

‘I’ve just kind of stopped, ‘  laughed Daughtry, calling from Los Angeles. ‘People are either going to know it’s a band or not. And even the people who do know it’s a band still sometimes refer to it as Chris Daughtry coming to play tonight. It’s like, whatever. They already have their mindset with a specific name, and the fans know who we are. I think Daughtry suits us in the same vein as Bon Jovi suits them. For me it was just obvious to go with my last name for name recognition. Every job I ever had everybody called me by my last name, it’s what spawned the idea.’ 

Christian musician Michael W. Smith brings ‘New Hallelujah Tour’ to B-N

“It is weird, yeah, a little surreal, ” he reflects just hours away from the opening night of his “New Hallelujah World Tour, ” which will work its way cross-country for a Nov. 6 stopover at Bloomington’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum. “I don’t picture myself that way.”

But the three artists joining him on the tour are all relative young-‘uns: singer Matt Maher, 34; “American Idol” alum Phil Stacey, 31; and singer Meredith Andrews, in her 20s.

And they’ve all been pumping him for advice and guidance on how to handle their careers.

And Smith has accepted his role as the tour’s designated Yoda.

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