Idol Headlines for 10/3/14

Alex Preston and Sam Woolf New Show – Alex tweets, “New England! @samwoolfmusic and I will be performing at The Capital Center in Concord NH NOVEMBER 8th! You don’t wanna miss this show….” Tickets go on sale Monday, October 6 at 11 am.

Caleb Johnson to Sing National Anthem Tonight – American Idol winner Caleb Johnson will sing the national anthem prior to Friday’s Enka at Erwin football game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. from Kerr Stadium and admission is $7. Warriors athletic director David Ball said that Johnson will only be performing the anthem. – Read more at Citizen-Times

Jennifer Hudson In Talks for ‘Sex and the City 3’ – Two of the four Sex and the City leading ladies have already confirmed they’d do a third sequel — and now it looks like Louise from St. Louis may also be returning to the film franchise. Jennifer Hudson, who appeared in the first SATC movie as Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) personal assistant, told Dish Nation that she’s been approached about reprising her role. “Somebody just came to me talking about that,” the 33-year-old Oscar winner revealed. “So if it’s in the talks, it might happen. So look for it.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Jennifer Lopez At American Idol 14 Photo Shoot – Jennifer instagrammed a photo from an American Idol photo shoot that took place on Thursday, with the caption, “American Idol photo shoot #rockandrollglam #imwitheboysintheband #Idolseason14.” Check out more photos of the daring outfit she wore at The Daily Mail.


Bowersox calls Toledo home again for now – Crystal Bowersox is back and she’s bullish on Toledo. After a four-year odyssey in which she worked her way from the obscurity of the Toledo bar scene and busking the streets of Chicago to national fame on American Idol, Bowersox has moved back to northwest Ohio. “Some people know it and they see me bugging around town and say ’What are you doing here?’ ” she said in a telephone interview this week as she made her way to a show in Bloomington, Ill. Her reason for moving back after living in Portland, Chicago, and touring relentlessly was simple: she wanted her now 5-year-old son Tony to be able to spend time with his grandparents. – Read more at The Toledo Blade

Crystal Bowersox: Carving Her Own Niche – “When people recognize me from the show, I take it lovingly because that’s where they know me from; but the song itself is about the light and the dark side of reality TV competitions,” Bowersox says by telephone, during a tour stop in Kansas City, Mo. “Thankfully for me it’s brought nothing but great opportunities, but I have friends on the other side of that who can’t get a gig right now because of the show. That’s something people don’t really talk about.” Bowersox has made the most of that duality. While she can’t seem to shake the image of the dreadlocked singer-songwriter whose bluesy growl and humble persona made her an Idol favorite, she’s used the exposure to carve out her own comfortable niche. – Read more at No

Seems like old times! Nikki Reed and ex-husband Paul McDonald reunite in NY for a worthy cause at The Pink Party – Nikki Reed announced the end of her marriage to Paul McDonald in May, but obviously still shares common goals with the musician. The Twilight star and McDonald got back together for a good cause – and on a friends-only basis – by attending Bloomingdale’s The Pink Party together on Thursday. The exes looked happy as they stood arm-in-arm at the New York City event, which supported The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Carey Foundation and The Marisa Acocella Marchetto Foundation, which all strive to help breast cancer victims, survivors and their families. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Jordin Sparks Says Playing a Mother in New Movie “Left Behind” Was “Definitely Intense” – “They had sent it to me to read this specific part for this mother named Shasta,” Jordin tells ABC News Radio. “And I was like, ‘Well I’m not a mom.’ And then I was like, ‘Well, it would be really cool to be able to try and play that part, someone a bit little older.’ [But] I don’t have any kids, so I had to imagine who that was close to me….[how I’d feel] if they were just gone in a blink of an eye.” Jordin got into that zone by imagining if her beloved brother P.J. suddenly vanished. In fact, she got so far into the zone that she had a hard time getting out of it. “It was definitely intense,” she recalls. “I remember at the end of the last take I was so into what I was doing that it took me 20 minutes after [the director] yelled ‘Cut’ to pull myself out of it. I was a wreck!” – Read more at ABCNewsRadio

Kellie Pickler Not Shaving Her Head Again, but Still Fighting for a Cause this Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Blush and bashful were just two of the many shades of pink at the invitation-only Eat. Drink. Party Pink event in Nashville on Tuesday, a kickoff to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A sea of pink-clad guests mingled on a pink carpet, amongst pink lights, sipping pink cocktails. The only thing not drenched in the hue? The event hosts Amy Grant and Kellie Pickler. “I knew there would be a ton of pink here tonight and I didn’t want to disappear into the walls or even worse – clash!” Pickler joked. “There are a surprising number of shades of pink! My friend Summer [Miller] is here tonight and she’s wearing pink for us both.” – Read more at

Maroon 5’s “Animals” Music Video Slammed by Sexual Assault Support Group as “Stalker’s Fantasy” – Yikes. Maroon 5’s talked-about music video for “Animals” has an opponent in one sexual assault support group. The Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN) has slammed the band for glorifying a stalker in their latest clip released Monday, Sept. 29. “Maroon 5’s video for ‘Animals’ is a dangerous depiction of a stalker’s fantasy,” RAINN says in a statement released by its Vice President of Communications, Katherine Hull Fliflet. “And no one should ever confuse the criminal act of stalking with romance. The trivialization of these serious crimes, like stalking, should have no place in the entertainment industry.” – Read more at USMagazine

Details on One Direction’s Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer – According to multiple sources, 1D holds a financial stake in 5SOS. An Aug. 9 report in a U.K. paper was the first to make the connection, reporting that the five members of 1D, which also includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, own a share of London-based company 5SOS LLP. Billboard has since confirmed that the registered partners listed for the company are the four members of 5SOS and One Mode Productions, whose directors include the five members of 1D in addition to Modest’s Griffiths and Will Bloomfield. According to the documents filed at London’s Companies House, the split allots for 120 shares: 1D holds 50 percent, and the managers hold the other 50. Looking at 5SOS music sales so far, for instance — 788,000 albums and EPs and 2.4 million song downloads sold, per Nielsen SoundScan — that would amount to $250,000 in earnings for Modest and 1D, or $25,000 added to each 1D member’s bank account, Billboard estimates. Consider bigger revenue generators like merchandise, and 1D could see far greater returns. – Read more at

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