Idol Headlines for 11/05/10

Looks like David Archuleta has a charity function for the Dream Foundation tomorrow night in Santa Barbara.

So You Think You Can Dance alum, Caitlin Kinney tweets, “…Performing w @DavidArchie to support the Dream foundation! can’t wait to work with him such talent!”

R Kelly super fan gets arrested
R Kelly super fan gets arrested

It’s probably First Ladies Presents: 9th Annual Celebration of Dreams, scheduled for tomorrow night…

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Added a video of the entire press conference with the Idol panel yesterday at the Idol callbacks in LA. Watch it HERE.

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According to the Carrie Underwood fanclub, Carrie will perform a mini-concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on November 14 for a CBS Thanksgiving Day special.

Fan Club members get first dibs on the 200 tickets available before they become available to the general public.

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Crystal Bowersox to perform at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago, IL on Saturday November 20 at 3 pm. More information HERE.

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David Cook plays a little tennis this weekend at the Chris Evert/Raymond James Celebrity Tennis Classic in Boca Raton FL Nov. 5 – 7.  

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Elliott Yamin performs at the Bishop Walker Dinner, National Building Museum, Washington DC at 7 pm tonight. The gala will honor former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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OFFBEAT: Macy’s and ‘American Idol’ Katherine McPhee ready to light 2010 Great Tree

McPhee, who’s always lived in Los Angeles, already knew about our 30-degree temps and said she’s packed appropriately.

She’s headed to the Windy City to promote her new Christmas CD called “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You, ” and she’s written a brand new Christmas song called “It’s Not Christmas Without You.”

At noon Saturday, she’ll be in the historic Walnut Room at Macy’s on State Street performing two songs at the lighting of Macy’s Great Tree, which she’ll brighten up with a push of that big red button, while under the watchful eye of Macy’s President/CEO Terry Lundgren.

Read more at NWITimes

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Katharine McPhee – ABC News Chicago (Interview with a cllip from her new music video)

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David Archueta – Good Day La

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUq5GKF7PLI&feature=player_embedded

Via totoroarchie

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Third Time’s a Charm for Brad Paisley

WS This is the third year you’re hosting the awards with Carrie Underwood. Do you two have a routine now?

BP We’ve become a little comedy duo. She’s the classy one; I’m more irreverent. But it’s not all about being funny. It’s a big night, and we don’t want to be the reason it’s not a good one.

Read more at Parade

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Touring the musical decades with Elvis Costello on his latest project, ‘National Ransom’

AP: Would you ever be interested in having your music featured in a show like “Glee” or “American Idol”?

Costello: I don’t think it’s ever been suggested. I’m not a big fan of shows where the stage directions are “Fill the arena with water and now release crocodiles” … I don’t know about “Glee, ” I haven’t seen it. Sometimes if a beautiful song could be heard by a broader audience because it’s attached to a show, that’s OK. My songs are in movies. Sometimes they live a little longer than the films that they’re in, but that doesn’t matter, either. It’s whether you’re really hearing it or if it’s just being played. That’s the difference.

Read more at the Associated Press

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Theater Review: Women on the Verge Not on the Verge of Much

The actors feel it too, and curl into themselves accordingly. Scott’s Pepa is rapturously heartbroken, and sells Yazbek’s swelling torch-song “Lie to Me” with eyes and soul abrim. Scott’s voice contains real ache, actual breath–my seatmate said “you can always hear the effort, ” and meant it as a compliment. But overall, there’s more steely-eyed resolve to Pepa than Valium-enabled acting-out. Even her sudden rages feel considered. Dumped by Iván and harried by his ex, she certainly deserves our sympathy; she just doesn’t seem to need it much. Speaking of that ex: Lupone ought to be the feathered centerpiece in the middle of this diva smorgasbord. But her simmering Lucia is so contained, so dangerously bottled and theatrically muted, she barely registers–neither the peril nor the comedy of her blood-vendetta against her former spouse and his many lovers manages to bleed through. Early American Idol pinup-tenor Justin Guarini feels a bit too safe to play the restless nebbish Carlos (the nerd-hunk role originated on screen by Antonio Banderas), but he executes adequately and sings well. Mostly, everyone seems to be focusing on their rather unfortunate my-name-is-Inigo-Montoya accents, with particular emphasis on the delightful Andalusian lisp: As far as Sher and, apparently, Broadway audiences are concerned, the cast’s pronunciation of “gathpacho” is the joke that keeps on giving.

Read more at New York Magazine

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

If waste were the eighth deadly sin, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, now at the Belasco Theatre under the auspices of Lincoln Center Theater, would be accused of committing it big-time. Rarely has a show squandered so much major musical comedy talent.

Up there on the beautifully refurbished Belasco stage are such luminaries as Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Benanti, Sherie Rene Scott, Danny Burstein, Justin Guarini, de’Adre Aziza, Alma Cuervo, and Mary Beth Piel. But what these boffo performers have been asked to do by librettist Jeffrey Lane and songwriter David Yazbeck is to make their third-rate adaptation of Pedro Almovodar’s 1988 film work like gangbusters.

Read more at Theatermania

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Adam Lambert Live in Malaysia

Adam’s concert aired on Malaysian TV.

Part 1

Part 3

via michellesk129

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Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: ‘The Gloves Are Off’

Jennifer Grey and pro partner Derek Hough have to learn two dances for Monday’s “Dancing with the Stars, ” and they tell ET that when it comes to the competition of the Final Five, it’s war!

“Psychological warfare, ” jokes the former ‘Dirty Dancing’ star about their strategy. “I have one thing to say to the competition: The gloves are off.”

“Now you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, ” says Derek. “It’s kind of like this second wind, let’s rock and roll, let’s do this thing, we’ve made it this far, let’s keep going.”

Watch the video at Entertainment Tonight

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Exclusive: Glee Remaking The Grinch?

I’m hearing the Fox hit’s Christmas episode will be titled “Sue the Grinch” and will revolve around the coach’s attempts to sabotage the holidays at McKinley High. And yes, the Grinch’s iconic theme song will get a Sue-centric remake. (Hey, once Jim Carrey became the live-action Grinch, it was clear nothing was sacred anymore.)

Read more at Movieline

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Exclusive: Jane Lynch: Sue Sylvester Gets “Married” on Glee This Season

Glee star Jane Lynch revealed a startling plot development for her tough-as-nails character on the Fox hit.

Cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester is “going to get married, ” Lynch told UsMagazine.com Thursday at the BAFTA Los Angeles Brittania Awards. “But I can’t say who! But you may know who it is! I’m really excited about the wedding. We shot it already and it was so much fun!”

Read more at US

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