‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest’s stalker caught at E! building
UPDATE: Accused stalker Chidi Uzomah is being held on a charge of felony stalking. Seacrest has also obtained a restraining order against Uzomah, TMZ reports.
A man carrying a three-inch knife was apprehended outside Seacrest Headquarters on the E! campus.
E! News has confirmed the man was Chidi Uzomah, the man arrested for attacking Seacrest’s security guard last September. Uzomah was carrying a three-inch folding knife but was captured before he got anywhere near the “American Idol” host. The security guards detained Uzomah until members of the Los Angeles Police Department arrived.
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Snap Judgment: Adam Lambert, ‘For Your Entertainment’
The first single and title tAlg_adam_lambertrack from Adam Lambert’s soon-to-be-dropped debut album couldn’t be more of an announcement. “For Your Entertainment” strides into the room, snaps its fingers and declares 2010 the year of Our Gorgeously Airbrushed Overlord.
With a toy whip in his hand and a glittery gleam in his eye, Glambert croons familiar phrases about making it hot, getting rough and staying in control. Scandinavian hitmaker Dr. Luke wrote and produced the track, and it has that compressed, noisy rock ‘n’ roll circus sound he’s created for others, including Britney, Pink and that other neo-vaudevillian troublemaker, Katy Perry.
‘Idol’ runner-up Adam Lambert debuts new single
Adam Lambert has graduated from ‘ American Idol, ‘ ended his flirtation with classic rock band Queen and now he has one message for his fans, ‘Baby, do what I say.’
That last quote among the lyrics from Lambert’s new single ‘For Your Entertainment, ‘ the title track from his upcoming album. The album comes out on Nov. 23, but the single came out on Friday, debuting on ‘Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest’s L.A. radio station. It’s now playable at Lambert’s official website. To listen, click here.
Adam Lambert Streams His New Single Online
Adam Lambert introduced his new glam-rock single, “For Your Entertainment, ” on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show early Friday morning, and is now streaming it on his Web site in time for the Halloween party weekend.
“It’s dance music with a glam-rock shuffle beat, in the style of T. Rex and ‘Rock & Roll, Part 2, ‘ ” the American Idol runner-up told KIIS-FM listeners.
Glambert Debuts New Single: Are You Entertained?
Just in time for Halloween, the Glampire himself has loosed upon the ever-critical Interwebs the first single/title track from his debut album.
Described by Adam Lambert as “dance music with a glam-rock shuffle beat, ” “For Your Entertainment” premiered on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show this morning and is currently streaming on Lambert’s official site.
While the cut may not show off the American Idol runner-up’s pipes as much as his reality stint did, it more than defined his style.
David Cook to return to Oklahoma for Nov. 6 Shawnee show
SHAWNEE ‘ David Cook, the 2008 winner of ‘American Idol, ‘ will return to Oklahoma to perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Firelake Grand Casino.
Born in Houston and raised in Blue Springs, Mo., Cook was working on his music career in Tulsa when he won a spot on the reality TV singing contest. Just a week after winning ‘Idol, ‘ he had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs Survey and 11 on the Hot 100.
His self-titled debut album, released last fall, has been certified platinum.
However, music wasn’t the only career Cook considered.
‘I thought I wanted to be a pro baseball player, but my fastball wasn’t fast enough and I couldn’t hit to save my life, ‘ he says in a news release. ‘Performing was the only thing I ever felt I was great at.’
Young Stars support Camp Ronald McDonald at Universal
An ultra-charming army of young Hollywood celebrities got dressed up in cute costumes to make a lot of kids happy at the Camp Ronald Mc Donald for Good Times’ 17th Annual Halloween Carnival. It was held on the backlot of Universal Studios, near the locations that the classic horror movies Frankenstein, The Wolfman and The Mummy were filmed.
There was music to enjoy thanks to the carnival’s media sponsor Clear Channel Radio. Live entertainment included a special performance on the 104.3 MY-fm stage by American Idol’s Brooke White.
Neil Haskell from So You Think You Can Dance Set for Brief Return to Altar Boyz
Neil Haskell, who was featured in Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance will return to the Off-Broadway production of Altar Boyz, at New World Stages, October 30-November 2. He will reprise the role of Luke, replacing Lee Markham, who will return to the show on November 4.
A spoof of a Christian boy-band (complete with one Jewish member), the show has music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker and a book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport. It is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.
… the X Factor
I don’t know about you, but I decided that I would not watch this particular series of The X Factor, because I thought, I’ll get worked up, and possibly along the way very sad, depressed and paranoid. I won’t watch it, because if I do I’ll end up taking it more seriously than perhaps I should, even down to closely monitoring The Xtra Factor on ITV2 directly after the live show, just to look for clues to something ‘ I’m not sure what ‘ in those moments when the extremely impatient professional judging panel, the obedient and dumbfounded amateur contestants and the extremely patient presenter Dermot O’Leary have to hang around after the main show has finished while the fiendishly frivolous Holly Willoughby does her job, which cannot really be described. (It involves, while tottering on shiny stilettos, being able to switch instantly from oozing sympathy to delirious ecstasy to some sort of resonant existential emptiness that suggests her superpower is the ability to wipe the memories of everyone she speaks to. I sometimes wonder what is going on in her mind as she does her job, and once or twice I swear the un-look in her eyes made me think she was actually deliberating over the second four-line stanza of the Emily Dickinson poem You Left Me. “You left me boundaries of pain/Capacious as the sea/Between eternity and time/Your consciousness and me.” On the other hand, she might just have had some producer in her ear telling her to ask whoever she is talking to “how they feel”.)
X Factor judge Simon Cowell on his children hospice mission: “These kids are the ultimate reality check”
‘It is an extraordinary but baffling fact that children’s hospices in this country have little government support.
They rely largely on fundraising to provide the most amazing care to youngsters suffering from lifethreatening or life-limiting illnesses. They also give support to the families who suffer the agony of watching their loved ones go through such ordeals.
On average just 12% of funding comes from government – and that runs out in 2011, an insane situation.
The rest is from donations, an especially difficult challenge for people in the midst of a recession.
Q&A: ‘Glee’ Music Producer Adam Anders
Compelling characters, inspired performances, engaging story lines and irreverent dialogue are just a few of the magical elements that make up Fox’ hit series ‘Glee’ . But what sets the show apart is its cast recordings of some of the most evocative, iconic pop songs around, driving millions of downloads and two forthcoming soundtracks. The show’s music producer Adam Anders’â€also a songwriter whose credits include Disney’s ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘High School Musical’ franchises’â€chatted with Billboard shortly after he joined cast member Lea Michele and the team behind ‘Glee’ in a panel discussion at The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference on Oct. 30.
How is working on ‘Glee’ different from working on ‘Hannah Montana’ and ‘High School Musical’ ?