Scotty McCreery will perform “Walk In The Country”, the Keith Urban tune from Clear as Day, at the Country Music Awards on November 9. This was confirmed by the print edition of Entertainment Weekly. (Wouldn’t it be cool if Keith played guitar during the performance?) (Via Windmills)
The Boot confirms that Lauren Alaina and Kellie Pickler will present at the CMA Awards.
A Crazy Fan Did What?
American Idol heartthrob and season seven winner, David Cook, is in the midst of his co-headlining tour with Gavin DeGraw. Touring for his new album, This Loud Morning, David offers SheKnows some inside info about life on the road, music and his idea of a perfect girl.
More at She Knows
James Durbin performs live on VH1 Big Morning Buzz at 9 am this morning
Nikki Reed & Jackson Rathbone: LAX Landing
Jackson Rathbone snaps a pic of the paparazzi with his disposable camera as he arrives at LAX Airport in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (November 1).
With newlyweds Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald not far behind him, the group headed to separate cars on their way back home.
See the photos at Just Jared
Franklin to host national netball championship
FRANKLIN — Netball America and Nashville Kangaroos will host more than 20 teams from seven states at the USA National Netball Championships 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday at A-Game facility, 215 Gothic Court in Franklin.
The clash between the USA representative teams, the East Coast Jaguars vs West Coast Sharks will kick off the event. Netball fans and supporters are also in for a treat as Season 7 American Idol finalist Michael Johns will perform at the event.
Read more at Tennessean.com
Ryan Seacrest to Make Film Producing Debut with Reese Witherspoon (Exclusive)
Ryan Seacrest is producing his first film, a romantic comedy with co-producer Reese Witherspoon. The still untitled project, which will be produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions and Witherspoon’s Type A Films in association with Universal, will be written by Grey’s Anatomy scribe Krista Vernoff.
Seacrest is already a major producer for Universal parent’s television division, for which he produces E!’s Kardashian franchise and serves as host and managing editor of E! News.
Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Inside Simon Cowell’s ‘X Factor’ Trailer (Exclusive)
Cowell gives THR an inside look at his new digs on the set of Fox’s new series. The 40-ton, two-story, 1,100-square-foot behemoth features Italian leather throughout, mirrored ceilings and three 60-plus-inch 3D TVs.
See the photos at The Hollywood Reporter
The X Factor’s Rachel Crow: I’m Singing Etta James Next (And Simon Can’t Stop Me!)
If 13-year-old X Factor contestant Rachel Crow has her way, she won’t be doing another peppy pop song next week.
Asked after Wednesday’s show if she wanted to stick to mentor Simon Cowell’s youthful, upbeat music strategy should she survive Thursday’s elimination, Crow said: “Honest? Right now, if I do make it, no.” She sang a sassier version of the Waves’ “Sunshine” on Wednesday’s show, and last week, a mash-up of Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go.”
Read more at SeattlePI
‘X Factor’ Redux: 12 Burning Questions Answered
X Factor’s Top 12 have shaped up to be an entertaining lot that offers a little something for everyone. But as we get to know these finalists, who range in age from 13 (Rachel Crow) to 60 (LeRoy Brown), questions remain, like these 12 naggers from the first shows.
Was Josh Krajcik’s cover of Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” a tad girly for the burly burrito man?
‘When I first heard it, it felt a little feminine,” he acknowledges. “But I think I did it my own way and I feel pretty good.”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter