Idol Headlines for 10/29/10 – The Evening Edition

Hillary Lindsey’s dad confirms on Facebook that Carrie Underwood will sing “Mama’s Song” at the CMA Awards. Hillary will sing back up. She co-wrote “A Place For Us” with Carrie and David Hodges for the Chronicles of Narnia.

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A few tweets from Jonna Walsh, the actress playing Lee DeWyze’s love interest in his “Sweet Serendipity” music video, shooting today in Los Angeles:

@JonnaWalsh: “Arguing with @LeeDeWyze about sports teams. Lakers forever.” (Check out a photo of Jonna in the mustang HERE.)

@JonnaWalsh: “Having a blast at the video shoot:) got to drive a sickkkkk mustang convertible all morning:) yep. I love my job.”

Director Matt Stawski tweets, “on set making video gold with @jonnawalsh and @leedewyze.”

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Pre-Order ‘Live It Up’ From Newbury Comics and Get A Limited Autographed Booklet!

Pre-order the upcoming release, Live It Up, by Lee DeWyze and get a limited autographed booklet with purchase! please review the offer page for full details and applicable restrictions.

via LeeDeWyzeOfficial

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Sweet Serendipity

With “Sweet Serendipity, ” “American Idol” season-nine champ Lee DeWyze delivers a debut that suits both his musical influences and vocal style. The 24-year-old Illinois native’s husky, soulful voice fits nicely into top 40 pop-rock fare, as he describes his journey and offers an uplifting message about believing in destiny.

Read more at Billboard

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Sony Music Revenues Drop 11%

Sony Music’s revenue dropped nearly 11% in Sony’s fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2010, showing just how much Michael Jackson contributed to the company’s 2009 performance. Revenue was $1.33 billion and operating income was $98 million.

In the last two years Sony Music’s revenue has dropped about 12.7% even though revenue sank 11% in just the last 12 months.

Read more at Billboard

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Sony Music Cuts Staff

Sony Music Entertainment let go of about 15 staffers on Wednesday including about a dozen at its Sony U.S. Music Sales unit. Among the staffers no longer with the company are: senior VP of channel marketing Kevin Twitchell, VP of field marketing Tony Camardo and sales Colleen Andersen, who oversees the Amazon account.

Read more at Billboard

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Jason Aldean Talks Kelly Clarkson Duet

Country singer Jason Aldean’s fourth studio album, My Kinda Party, doesn’t drop until Nov. 2, but you can hear what could be its second single, a power ballad duet with Kelly Clarkson called “Don’t You Want to Stay, ” on EW.com today.

”When I was listening to this song, it was a pretty short list of who I thought could pull it off and who I wanted, and she was on top of it. We went in to cut her stuff, and I come into the studio with my wife and my two girls, ” he recalls, laughing. “She’s a sweetheart. She wasn’t a pop star who was there to handle her business and leave. She was very cool, very personable, and very grateful that we had thought of her to do the song.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Regis and Kelly Dress Up as Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez on their Halloween show today

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Paula Abdul Talks Dancing and ‘Idol’

Paula Abdul spent eight seasons searching for the next “American Idol.” Now she’s looking for folks who “Live to Dance.”

My whole life has been about ironies and metaphors and things like that. I’m excited about it. I do feel they’re two completely separate shows. The irony of it is my experience — one family to a new family. For me, I celebrate having shows that are a platform for raw, untapped talent. In my mind, there can never be too many of those shows.

Read more at ABC

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What’s Glee Star Chris Colfer Gonna Be For Halloween?

So what’s his costume? It’s all about location, location, location. “This year, I’m going to be in Los Angeles, ” reveals Colfer “I’m gonna poof my hair up to be a big solid chunk and that’s gonna be the Hollywood sign. You know those sleeper pillows you wear on airplanes? I have shoulder pad things that look like that. I have downtown Los Angeles made out of clay on one end and I have the Santa Monica pier on the other end. And then I have Paramount Studios behind my head and I have a huge, huge, heavy, heavy cape that’s [going to be] traffic. Then I have a sparkly silver vest and a blue shirt that kind of looks like the ocean.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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‘Glee’: Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison do ‘Rocky Horror’ live

On Tuesday, “Glee” performed a sanitized “Rocky Horror Picture Show, ” but last night, stars Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison got to let loose at a “Rocky Horror” tribute show at the Wiltern Theatre.

Dammit Janet

There’s A Light

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Prince Poppycock’s ‘Whirlwind’ Rise to Fame Leads to This: Mayor of Halloween

Yep, Poppycock — real name, John Andrew Quale — who won the hearts of ‘America’s Got Talent’ viewers this past summer with his baroque dandy look and awesome voice, has been summoned to be crowned the honorary Mayor of West Hollywood for the Creative City’s annual Halloween Carnaval. He’ll perform in the opening ceremony and on the main stage. PopEater caught up with Quale, who has no publicist or manager, between performances on the 25-city ‘America’s Got Talent’ tour to get his thoughts on the big night.

Read more at AOL Popeater

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Brandy Dances to New Tune for Girl Who Needs Heart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – She is wowing fans on the reality TV contest “Dancing With the Stars” but behind the scenes this week, singer/actress Brandy has been in a more important competition. She is racing against time to help save the life of a teenager who needs a heart transplant.

Brandy, who gained fame as chart topping R&B singer and actress on the TV show “Moesha, ” has been raising awareness and money for 16-year-old Jessica Harris, who suffers from a congenital heart defect. Known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the condition can be fatal.

“I just want to do whatever I can to get her story out there in the public, ” Brandy told Reuters. “You hear a lot of stories like these, but this one just connected to me.”

Read more at AP

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