Carrie Underwood is one the country music stars profiled in In the Spotlight With Robin Roberts All Access Nashville” at 10 p.m. on ABC. Also, Kellie Pickler takes Robin on a tour of her Nashville home.
Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas CD and DVD which include performances by David Archuleta are available now for preorder and will ship out on November 16th. You can preorder them at Orla’s website. The CD (but not the DVD) is also available at Amazon
One of the tracks is a duet between David and Orla singing “Silent Night.” Listen to a clip of it:
David Archuleta will be performing at WAJI Majic 95.1 Majical Day of Giving at Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne, IN on Nov. 20th. More information HERE
Crystal Bowersox is headed to VH1 on Thursday. @VH1: Hey @AmericanIdol fans @crystalbowersox will answer YOUR questions at VH1 on Thurs! Send us your best!” And Crystal tweets, “Frankie May and I will be Rockin’ out for VH1 Thursday! New songs, and new band members!”
My guess is that Crystal will tape a segment for a VH1 program, to air closer to her album drop. More will be revealed, I’m sure.
Check out a new song by Felicia Barton called “Lost Words” HERE.
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Ordway CPA Announces Cast For JOSEPH, Headlined By Anthony Federov
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts [St. Paul MN] today announced the cast for its holiday production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, opening December 7, 2010 and running through January 2, 2011.
Starring in the title role will be Anthony Fedorov, who placed in the top four finalists of the FOX hit show “American Idol” and performed to more than a half-million fans throughout the country during the 2005 “American Idol Summer Tour.” In 2007, he made his professional theatrical debut as Matt in THE FANTASTICKS and has gone on to play the title role in several productions of “Joseph” around the country.
Read more at Broadway World
Robin Roberts Puts Carrie, Brad, LeAnn + More ‘In the Spotlight’
You have a great track record with getting very reserved stars to open up, namely Carrie Underwood. What’s your secret to making her feel comfortable enough to tell you things she’s normally private about?
My secret is that she trusts me. There are some things she’s said to me that I’d never repeat. Nothing risque or that would make a tabloid … but she’s just comfortable around me. I went home to Oklahoma with her and met her mom and her teachers who were so instrumental in her life. To see where she has come in the last year … The last time we sat down with her, last year, was the first time she even mentioned his name, Mike Fisher. And they’re married now!
You take viewers inside the homes of some of the stars on tonight’s special. Which houses really ‘wowed’ you?
Kenny Rogers has a really nice touch. Naomi Judd has something surprising in her closet. But I spent a lot of time with Kellie Pickler. Do you know how hard it was to get her to let us into her home? And that’s only because she didn’t want people to think that she thinks she’s all that and a bag of chips! She’s so humble and honest; she didn’t want people to feel like she’s full of herself.
Read more at The Boot
David Archuleta and his sister’s backstage with Lady Antebellum after the band’s concert last night.
Kid Rock clears the ‘Record’ about Steven Tyler
Unlike other celebrities who get called out for making such harsh statements, Kid Rock isn’t backing down. In fact, during the upcoming episode of Fuse’s “On the Record with Fuse” (airing Nov. 12 at 7p.m.), he reaffirms his statements…and then goes on to explain exactly what his problem is with “American Idol” and why Tyler was making such a mondo mistake.
via New York Post
Simon Cowell and Jonathan Ross meet at George Michael’s house as music mogul reveals plans to relaunch their careers
Simon Cowell and Jonathan Ross certainly made an unusual pair as they giggled like schoolchildren after meeting at George Michael’s house.
But what appeared to just be a random evening together has now been revealed as the music mogul’s first step in relaunching Ross and Michael’s careers.
It has been claimed Cowell is planning to put together a one-off TV show which will see Michael give Ross an exclusive interview about his time in jail and his plans for the future.
Read more at the Daily Mail
Susan Boyle to sing for Prince Charles
LONDON — Reality television sensation Susan Boyle said Tuesday she will sing in front of Prince Charles, weeks after performing for the pope when he visited Scotland.
The 49-year-old performer, who shot to global fame after dazzling judges on television show Britain’s Got Talent, will sing her version of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” at the Pride of Britain charity show in London next Monday.
“It’s going to be a real privilege to be performing before His Royal Highness the Prince Of Wales, ” the singer said.
“It’s going to be a great night. I can’t wait to be there.”
Read more at the Press Association
Jenna Ushkovitz: Playing Tina on ‘Glee’ Is a ‘Dream Job’
Jenna Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on ‘Glee, ‘ knows she has, “the dream job.”
“It’s so time consuming, we don’t even think about it, ” Jenna says of she and her costars’ work on set. “We’re like in a bubble. We all know what we’re doing though and stay focused. We don’t even realize how hard we’re working we’re so into it! But we get to sing and dance! It doesn’t get better than that.”
Jenna says the reserved, gothic character she plays is definitely, “much darker and more pensive, ” than her real-life personality.
Read more at Popeater
Backstage at DWTS: Latest Elimination a “Hard Pill to Swallow”
“Crazy season, don’t you think?”
And those were the last words he ever spoke…
Kidding! That was just Derek Hough perfectly summing up another wonky elimination after Tuesday’s Dancing With the Stars. And he’s not the only one. Everyone backstage was shocked by the star sent a-packin’ (and a few of the stars left standing)…
Read more at EOnline
‘Dancing with the Stars’ eliminated contestant: ‘We didn’t in any way embarrass ourselves’
Not surprisingly, Fox took the rejection with grace. “I’m flooded with memories of the past few months, all the joy we’ve had through the experience, and I think, wow, ” he told EW afterwards. ”I’m still processing not being able to go forward, but it doesn’t take away from everything we’ve done. I’ve had an amazing time. I’ve got no regrets.”
Unlike some of his competitors, Fox said the grueling dance schedule hadn’t slowed him down. “My body about two weeks ago turned a corner and hit its stride. Would I get to a point where, like Jennifer Grey, I would be exhausted? But I just felt more energized and really in a good place.”
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Cheryl Burke: Rick Fox Is DWTS’ “Most Shocking Elimination” Ever
DWTS fans were shocked Tuesday when Rick Fox was eliminated – even though he earned his highest scores Monday night.
But no one was more surprised than his professional partner, Cheryl Burke.
“I have to say, this is the most shocking elimination I’ve ever been through in 10 seasons, ” she told UsMagazine.com after the show.
Read more at US
Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing ‘F-ck You’ on Glee
The tracklist for the fourth Glee soundtrack is out, and, as usual, it can be scoured for hints of what’s to come. Namely, during her forthcoming guest turn on the show, Gwyneth Paltrow will be performing the radio edit of Cee-Lo’s “Fuck You, ” known as “Forget You.”
Read more at NY Magazine
Talent Announced for NBC’s 13th Annual “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Special on November 30 (8-9 P.M. ET/PT)
New York – November 3, 2010 – NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree once again with a live broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City on Tuesday, November 30 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT). The star-studded holiday special will feature performances by Susan Boyle, Mariah Carey, Charice, Sheryl Crow, Jackie Evancho, Josh Groban, Katherine Jenkins, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Simpson and The Radio City Rockettes with a mix of current hits and holiday classics.
The 78th annual holiday extravaganza will feature a tree that is 74 feet high, 40 feet in diameter and weighs a whopping 12 tons.
Read more at TheFutonCritic.com
Schumer, Gillibrand win NY Senate races
Kirsten Gillibrand was finally elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday while fellow Democrat Charles Schumer eased to a third term, each defeating an underfunded and largely unknown Republican opponent.
The White House and party strategists in Washington helped her avoid a primary challenge and big-name Republicans such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani declined to run for the seat, leaving the race to former congressman Joseph DioGuardi, father of former “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi.
DioGuardi is a certified public accountant who represented Westchester County in the House for two terms in the 1980s.
Read more at the Associated Press