Idol Headlines for 11/05/10 – The Evening Edition

Wayne Coyne of the indie rock band, Flaming Lips tweeted an interesting little tidbit, “Masters class at ACM@UCO today with Greg Kurstin..he’s currently working with Kelly Clarkeson she wants him to make her sound like @radiohead”

Go Kelly!

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Lee DeWyze told fans in a twitter party earlier today that he’ll begin touring early next year.

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David Cook tweets about his first day of tennis at the Chris Evert Classic in Boca Raton, “Day one of tennis in the books. A lot of fun AND my knees are still intact, albeit barely.”

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Elliott Yamin is in Washington for the Bishop Walker Dinner to honor Nelson Mandela and he tweets, “Me and @angeliquekidjo at soundcheck 4 this @Africare event were performin at 2nite in DC! http://plixi.com/p/55159202…Gonna b sittin with the president of liberia, at her table….wow!”

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Taylor Hicks tweets, “Just had a great visit at Children’s Hospital at U of M Medical Center!! And to think we have strength…” Taylor is performing at the Maplewood Community Arts Center tonight, in Maplewood, MN.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic kicks off in Boca Raton

The 21st Annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis classic kicked off today in Boca Raton. The competition begins tomorrow at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and runs until the 7th, Chris Evert was at the Boca Raton Resort today to talk to the media and welcome her long list of celebrities that are participating in this year’s event. The list includes: Tennis legends Martina Navratilo, Sebastien Grosjean, Anna Kournikova, actors Jeffrey Donovan from the hit-show Burn Notice, Alan Thicke from the show Growing Pains, comedian Jon Lovitz from Saturday Night Live, musicians Gavin Rossdale, David Cook, among many others.

Check out photos of David Cook HERE.

photo: @AnodyneJunkie - David Cook with Chris Evert
photo: @AnodyneJunkie - David Cook with Dave Foley
Photo: @gottalovecookie

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Thanks Wordnerdarchie

Chris Evert introduces David Cook at Chris Evert Classic Cocktail party

via LightOnForCookie

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David Archuleta chat with Cambio

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Ayla Brown and her Band to Tour Southeast Asia in November as Part of Armed Forces Entertainment.

“We were thrilled to get the call from Armed Forces Entertainment. Our wish to give something back to these brave men and women has become a reality, ” said Ayla Brown. “I can’t think of a more natural partner for our tour than NRACountry. They embody loyalty and pride in America and always stand ready to help our men and women in uniform.”

Yes, Ayla is a country singer now!

Read more at Anti-Music

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Justin Guarini’s ‘Breakdown’ getting a beatdown from theater critics

Justin Guarini is “surprisingly charming” in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, says USA TODAY’s Elysa Gardner. But the musical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-winning 1988 film, which opened Thursday at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, is getting clobbered by critics.

“Take a delectable screen property, add a masterful director, gifted designers and a formidable assembly of stage talent, and what do you get?” asks The Hollywood Reporter ‘s David Rooney. “Sadly, a flavorless gazpacho.”

Read more at USA Today

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Ryan Seacrest ribbon cuts new media center at Children’s Healthcare at Egleston in Emory

Ryan Seacrest flew into Atlanta to christen his first major financial endeavor for his new Ryan Seacrest Foundation: a media center at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston hospital near Emory University.

His first boss at Star 94, Mark Kanov, told me after the event that he had a similar idea two years ago after he retired from Star but held off due to the economy. When he heard Ryan had a similar concept in mind, they joined forces. Ryan funded the operation, well into the six figures, while Kanov helped put the entire operation together. Ryan hopes to place similar operations in children’s hospitals in other cities.

Ryan’s “girlfriend” Julianne Hough was there, as were his parents.

Check out the photos at Atlanta-Journal Constitution

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American Idol’s Paige Miles To Star In ‘Beehive The 60s Musical!’ At TheatreZone

American Idol’s Paige Miles Returns to Roots to Headline in Beehive – the 60’s Musical!

– TheatreZone Director Mark Danni brings singing sensation back to the stage where she began her musical theater career –

Paige Miles, 25-year-old American Idol finalist and Community School of Naples (CSN) alumna, returns to her Naples hometown stage at the G&L Theatre to star in Beehive – the 60’s Musical! announced TheatreZone Artistic Director Mark Danni.

Read more at Broadway World

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Exclusive: Inside Jordin Sparks’ Broadway Dressing Room!

What can’t Jordin Sparks do? She wins American Idol’s sixth season, sells over 4 million digital downloads of her hit “No Air, ” poses for her own Got Milk? ads and now she’s tackling both Broadway and her own perfume at the same time! The soon-to-turn-21 pop diva let us in on her dressing room at In The Heights, the Broadway musical she’s currently starring in, to show Usmagazine.com around and also discuss her new debut fragrance, Because Of You.

Read more at US

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Local barber auditions for ‘Idol’

Standing in line with over 10, 000 eager aspiring singers waiting to audition for the upcoming season of “American Idol” was Beloit’s very own Jason Fane.

The 2009 winner of the Riverfest Singing Idol competition has confirmed he did indeed try out for Fox’s hit reality show set to return in January.

“I made it to a certain portion of the show, ” is all Fane could say regarding what happened following his July audition in Milwaukee.

The 26-year-old father of two did say, however, auditioning was a life-changing experience.

Read more at Beloit Daily News

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Meet Dancing With the Stars’ First Same-Sex Duo

Who’s gonna lead on this one?

For the first time ever, the Dancing With the Stars franchise has a same-sex couple hitting the dance floor.

So who’s this pair of boundary-pushers?

Read more at EOnline

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Get Your First Look at Gwyneth Paltrow on Glee!

She’s here! Academy Award winner Gwyneth Paltrow joins the cast of Fox’s hit musical series Glee Nov. 16 in an episode called “The Substitute, ” and we have the first photos of her on the show!

Check out a still of her “Umbrella”/”Singin’ in the Rain” mashup above, and then we’ve got another photo inside that shows her getting sexy with a certain Glee star we love:

Read more at EOnline

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34 Comments

  1. Interesting tweet about Kelly, Radiohead has evolved their sound considerably so not sure what exactly it means to “sound like Radiohead” but if the songs are as good as Radiohead, then I’m definetly on board.
    It must be just for one song tough, because I doubt RCA would agree to a indie rock album for Kelly, they would want at least some pop hits in the mix.

  2. Thanks, wordnerdarchie, for those tennis pics. That third one particularly, so gorgeous. Cookie mid swing. I love it. I sure hope we get some footage of him playing and mouthing off.

  3. It appears Cookie has been decorating himself again during his time off. Is that a new tattoo on the wrist?? What is it?? Why is Cookie in FL and I am not there?? I didn’t know he was playing, I thought it was just another SSB performance.

  4. Yes, it’s a new tat. Speculation on twitter is that it’s a paw print.

  5. Wait a minute. That video has Cookie and Gavin Rossdale in SFL. How can this be happening so close to me and I didn’t know! I want to drive 3 hrs to Boca but hubby says he got tickets to the fair! Then says BTW, Danny Gokey is playing there. Who Cares! Off to yell at hubby.

  6. Ok I have a question for all you long time Idol aficionados.

    Do any of the people that get singled out early by the local news during audition rounds make it very far? Or is it kinda random whether they do or not?

  7. Do any of the people that get singled out early by the local news during audition rounds make it very far? Or is it kinda random whether they do or not?

    In Season 7, Brooke and Cook were featured in the very first AI commercials for the season (shown during Super Bowl, IIRC). As we know, they finished 5th and 1st, respectively. I know that’s not directly on point (commercials and local news), but that’s one season at least. Don’t recall whether Season 8 finalists were also featured in early commercials and inexplicably developed narcolepsy during Season 9.

  8. Don’t recall whether Season 8 finalists were also featured in early commercials and inexplicably developed narcolepsy during Season 9.

    Both Lee and Crystal’s auditions were shown, but I don’t recall if they were shown specifically in Chicago, or during their “best of the rest” segment. Now as far as commercials, I couldn’t say.

  9. Do you want more Cook pics? (via gottalovecookie)

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    And the schedule has finally been posted. It will be Jeffrey Donovan and Martina Navratilova vs. Sebastien Grosjean and David Cook

    http://www.chrisevert.org/order-of-play/

    Here’s a shot of David Cook in his tennis gear.
    http://mrpoplife.typepad.com/having_my_say/2010/11/latest-pic-of-david-cook-of-american-idol-fame.html

    Sounds like there’s a party going on.

    #gigifernandez:

    Hanging on Claire the mega yacht with @thedavidcook, Alan thicke, stone Phillip, chris and martina etc. Fun fun!

  10. Apparently David Cook is the last white man on earth who has not heard of the benefits of sunscreen.

  11. So Crystal’s album is kinda country sort of?? Maybe a hybrid, I can see that sounding great..

    @crystalbowersox what will your music be? Rock,pop,country??? 6:38 PM Nov 4th via Twitter for iPhone in reply to crystalbowersox

    @Jamie4realzzz yes. 6:42 PM Nov 4th via web in reply to Jamie4realzzz

    @crystalbowersox but it will be more country or pop??? 6:45 PM Nov 4th via web in reply to crystalbowersox

    @Adison4evaa_xD prob more country.. hard to classify 6:57 PM Nov 4th via Twitter for Android in reply to Adison4evaa_xD

  12. Back in season 7 DC was pimped in 2 different early promos (his audition and Hollywood performance), as noted above Brooke was in a promo and I seem to remember Michael Johns was in one too. Season 5 I remember Chris and Kellie in commercials.

    Oh man lovin’ the tennis stuff! I’ve been a huge tennis and Martina fan for years so I’m a little giddy right now!

  13. smeggingnuts:
    11/05/2010 at 8:15 pm

    Ok I have a question for all you long time Idol aficionados.

    Do any of the people that get singled out early by the local news during audition rounds make it very far? Or is it kinda random whether they do or not?

    Adam was feature on Good Day Sacramento when they reported on the San Francisco auditions. I think the Idol producers recommend people and they must know who is going to get thru the judges auditions in advance, and who is likely to do well.

    And the Sacramento news team filmed him before and after the audition. Video with outtakes was on You Tube for a while.

  14. Thanks for all the answers guys..I have to say all this stuff is interesting but I still can’t make myself acctually watch the show hahahaha

  15. David Cook and his brother Andrew were both featured on the KC Fox station way back in the summer during the cattle call rounds in Omaha. I think there were 5 or 6 KC residents who made it through the producers and were featured on the local news even before the judges round. Not sure that necessarily indicates plant considering the nature of local news human interest stories, but who knows.

  16. Thanks for the David Cook updates. He looks great in dress clothes, carries himself like the star he is. 2011’s going to be exciting for Cook fans!

  17. Not sure if this was posted, but charity auction of a really very pretty guitar with autographs by artists including Kellie and Danny.

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/11/prweb4753414.htm

    Country music stars such as: Tim McGraw, The Judds, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Gloriana, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Faith Hill, Darryl Worley, Keith Urban, Katie Armiger, Kellie Pickler, Cowboy Troy, Mark Wills, John Rich, Pam Tillis, Chris Young, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Jimmy Wayne, Darryl Worley, Danny Gokey and more signed a Gibson J200 guitar painted by Nashville artist, Mandy Lawson that will be auctioned off on eBay November 9-19th. All proceeds go to providing live music to foster youth and teens nationwide.

  18. Apparently David Cook is the last white man on earth who has not heard of the benefits of sunscreen.

    Hahaha, I had the same thought. And that makes me wonder, again, how come his skin is so nice?!

    I love his sorta Cookie-Neutron-ish hair. And his goofy faces. *Hugs new Cookie pics*

  19. It will be Jeffrey Donovan and Martina Navratilova vs. Sebastien Grosjean and David Cook

    I dunno who this Sebastian pro is, but I’m guessing Cookie is screwed. Lol I have no faith in him with tennis. If this were like softball, sure, but I really get the feeling he doesn’t play much…

  20. these Cookie pictures are fun, he is so dorky. I love it, adorkable? Hahaha :lol:

  21. And the schedule has finally been posted. It will be Jeffrey Donovan and Martina Navratilova vs. Sebastien Grosjean and David Cook

    haha wow I didn’t know Jeffrey Donovan played tennis…awesome love that guy

    Sorry Cook…Jeffrey gets my cheering

  22. And the second photo is Cook with actor SCOTT Foley (not Dave…totally different celeb) Dave Foley was Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio. Scott was on ‘Felicity.’

  23. Thanks for the Cookie crumbs, MJ. After an epic year of Neverending Tewer youtubies, really miss him. And everytime he shows up on these random events, reminds me why I like him so much (apart from the music) – he just kinda fits in and has fun and makes everybody laugh. I’d be amazed if he doesn’t pick up another bro-mance from this event, lol.

  24. VH1 Top 20 Countdown for Nov. 6, 2010

    02 Daughtry “September” [15|1(2x)] [+5] Back in Top 5, Leap Of The Week

    Looks “September” wasn’t ready to slide back down off the charts. ;)

  25. I’d be amazed if he doesn’t pick up another bro-mance from this event, lol.

    LOL, I may or may not have had the same thought when Cook joked that he and Jeffrey Donavan dressed alike. Burn Notice is awesome, plus that’s like one degree of separation from Bruce Campbell.

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