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”
Lee DeWyze told fans in a twitter party earlier today that he’ll begin touring early next year.
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.”
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!”
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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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.
Chris Evert introduces David Cook at Chris Evert Classic Cocktail party
David Archuleta chat with Cambio
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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