Idol Headlines for 11/01/10

President Obama will do a sit-down with Ryan Seacrest on the Idol host’s  KIIS-LA radio show on Election day. Ryan is soliciting questions through a Facebook post:

Do YOU have a question for President Obama? What issues concern you most? Let us know in the comments below and Ryan might ask it in the interview!

Ryan’s interview with the President airs tomorrow at 7:15am PST in Los Angeles, and will be immediately available afterwards at


It’s “American Idol Week” on Don’t Forget the Lyrics. The episodes air on the My TV Networks. Monday 11/1 Bo Bice, Tuesday 11/2 Alex Lambert, Wednesday 11/3 Elliott Yamin, Thursday 11/4 Taylor Hicks, Friday 11/5 Blake Lewis. But you will need to check your local listings for exact time and channel.


Taylor Hicks is part of an all-star lineup booked on the  Jam Cruise 9,   on board the MSC Poesia leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 4 – 9, 2011.  More information HERE.


Adam Lambert nominated for Top Pop Artist by the Billboard Japan Music Awards 2010. Voting starts today and continues through November 15.


Elliott Yamin performs at the Bishop Walker Dinner, National Building Museum, Washington DC on November 5 at  7 pm.

This year’s gala event will honor His Excellency Nelson R. Mandela for his lifetime commitment to freedom in South Africa and his contribution to peace for all mankind.


David Cook bandmates, Andy Skib and Neal Tiemann released an acoustic EP of music from their band, Midwest Kings. You can pay for it…or not. Check out the details HERE.


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Tim Urban was in Australia on vacation. Now, he’s on his way to the Bahamas. He tweets, “About to fly to the Bahamas! Second part of my trip! Get back just in time to release the album!


Halloween night fun: Katie Stevens tweets, “Bowling with @LeeDeWyze @MikeDeWyze @graciewarwick @VincentJFerrara”


Danny Gokey promo for the AMA Awards

Danny will act as one of the Red Carpet co-hosts.


Dutch girl on course for American Idol

The 19-year-old April Darby was selected from 15, 000 candidates for the audition rounds of the American tv show American Idol and has just come through the fourth round with 130 others.

April, who lives in The Hague, was born in America but grew up in the Netherlands, says the Telegraaf.

The show will be broadcast from January 18 2011 on Fox TV and until then she is not allowed to say how much further she got, her mother and manager Lucienne Schouten told the Telegraaf.

Read more at Dutch News


Carrie Underwood Co-Writes and Records End Title Song for THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter, and 5-time Grammy winner Carrie Underwood has recorded the end title song, “There’s a Place for Us, ” for the holiday motion picture event THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER in theaters December 10th.

Underwood agreed to co-write (with David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey) and record the song, produced by her famed, multi-platinum producer Mark Bright, after the filmmakers screened for them a rough cut of the picture.

Underwood commented: “I’m a big fan of the ‘Narnia’ books and films, so I was really excited about seeing this new movie and writing and performing a song for it. I was blown away by the film, and I think people are going to be really excited when they see it. It’s the perfect holiday film.

“THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER presents an imaginative world that’s also relatable because it’s easy to connect the characters and themes to our own lives, ” Underwood continues. “The land of Narnia represents a place where the young heroes truly belong. That inspired me to get together with David and Hillary and write ‘There’s a Place for Us, ’ which says that for everybody, there’s a place where you’re powerful and where you belong. The movie and song are about finding that place where you fit in.”

“There’s a Place for Us” will receive major broadcast and online debuts this month, and will be available for purchase exclusively at iTunes on November 16th.

International cover versions of Underwood’s song will be recorded overseas in a small number of select countries, broadening the impact of this worldwide release.

Read more at Business Wire


Songwriter, Alisan Porter tweets, “It’s a family affair”  Yes, that’s Adam Lambert on the right in his Halloween finery…


Paula Abdul brings the trash-talk in ‘Idol’ face-off

‘I want to kick their butts, ” Paula Abdul told a friend and longtime fellow “American Idol” associate the other day. The ex-“Idol” judge was showcasing her rarely revealed, very strong competitive nature — talking up her new CBS series, “Live to Dance.”

“Paula loves the fact she’s going to go head-to-head with ‘Idol’ on Wednesday and Thursday nights, when both shows kick off in January, ” said the source.

“I never knew she had this thing about Jennifer Lopez, ” added the BZ spy. “Apparently, it really bugs her that people are comparing her to J. Lo. It’s like she’s obsessed about it, which is weird, ” added the former Abdul associate.

Read more at the Chicago Sun-Times


Katelyn Epperly as Andy Warhol “Factory Girl” Edie Sedgewick. Katelyn tweets, “Happy Halloween, my creepy, yet fabulous, twitterbugs!”


Jason Aldean celebrates ‘My Kinda Party’

The album also features a duet with pop singer Kelly Clarkson. Aldean had a specific sound in mind for that track, “Don’t You Wanna Stay, ” and Clarkson was the first (and only) person he thought could pull it off.

“(I wanted a) singer that had a really soulful voice and that’s Kelly’s vibe, ” Aldean said. “There’s honestly not many people in country music that could really make that song sound the way I wanted it to. I’m a fan of Kelly’s. Country music fans aren’t used to hearing Kelly Clarkson on country music radio, so when they hear that I think it’s going to grab their attention.”

Read more at The Tennessean


Pride of Britain: Simon Cowell moved by our award nominees

TV tough guy Simon Cowell certainly isn’t known for his soft side, but he admitted he was deeply humbled after reading the nominations for the Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards.

The X Factor boss joined the judging panel to pick the inspiring winners who will be honoured in front of Prince Charles at the glittering event next week.

Simon said: “There is no shortage of people today telling you how hard life is and how they deserve a leg-up but this is different, I have been reading the stories of people who truly are less fortunate than others yet have done something incredible and it’s truly humbling.”

Read more at Daily Mirror


Caught! Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough take their love public with courtside seats at Lakers game

Though Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Julianne Hough have remained mostly silent about their relationship, the two continue to provide photo evidence that their romance is going strong.

Sitting courtside at the Staples Center Sunday as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Golden State Warriors, the couple was all smiles as they watched the game and chatted with each other.

And the pair may or may not have smooched for all to see when the “Kiss Cam” showed the lovers on the big screen.

Read more at New York Daily News


Bristol Palin: I’m Shocked That I’m Still on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Surprised Bristol Palin’s still hanging in there on “Dancing with the Stars”? Well, Bristol admits she’s pretty astounded, too, as we take you inside her top-secret rehearsal for tonight’s show.

“I’m shocked that we’re still around, but I’m thankful for our fans out there that have voted us back each week, ” Bristol tells ET with a shy laugh.

We’re there as the Sarah Palin’s daughter and her pro-partner Mark Ballas rehearse the Viennese Waltz and group Cha Cha. Bristol’s progress is admirable, Mark says.

See the video at Entertainment Tonight


Audrina Patridge’s DWTS Blog: ‘I Wasn’t Ready to Go Yet’

When Tony Dovolani and I were sent home from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night, we were both in shock. We didn’t think we were going to be sent home so soon.

Even though Tony and I received high scores and were in second place, we still got voted off! It’s just so baffling. I think a lot of people don’t understand why it happened either. Even the judges were in shock.


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