David Archuleta set to perform in concert at The Grove in Anaheim on Dec 29. Tickets on sale Saturday November 13th at Noon. More information HERE.
Jennifer Hudson’s track, “You Put a Move on My Heart” for the new Quincy Jones compilation, Q – Soul Bossa Nostra is now available at iTunes. Download it HERE
Track two from Tim Urban’s 6 song EP is now available on iTunes. Get “Wheels Touch Down HERE.
Nigel Lythgoe tweets, “AI contestants will still be able to play instruments just not every week. “Playing” a guitar is totally different from “hiding” behind it.”
Also, the kids will be living together in a house again, “If you remember the first couple of seasons we are going back to putting Idol contestants in a house together. It may prove interesting?”
So You Think You Can Dance auditions take place in Richmond VA today. Read the details HERE.
Check out photos from CMA Awards rehearsals yesterday, featuring Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban at GAC TV. CMA Awards air November 10 on ABC.
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American Idol’s Paige Miles Returns to Roots
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!
According to Danni, Beehive — the ’60s Musical! is all about the songs, the women singers and how deeply they were influenced by social and political mores as well as how they influenced the newly awakening generation just beginning to emerge from the straight-laced Eisenhower era to the youthful charismatic Kennedy days. “These are classic songs.”
See the video at FOX4 Morning Blend
Jason Castro seeks spiritual balance with ‘Who I Am’
When a summer tour fell through for Jason Castro, he used the new-found time off to write some new songs. Those songs, most written during a 10-day trip to Nashville, form the core of his new Who I Am album and helped him re-establish a sense of spiritual balance in his music.
“They were kind of written looking back on the last year and the crazy schedule that I really felt had drawn me away from God, ” says Jason, who released his self-titled debut album in April. “A lot of these songs were written in a longing to get back there and thinking about those things.”
Read more at USA Today
Danny Gokey promotes his visit to Wisconsin Vision next week Thursday;
Dream Foundation Held its 9th Annual Celebration of Dreams Featuring Runway Show by Salvatore Ferragamo
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dream Foundation, the first and largest national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life, held its 9th Annual Celebration of Dreams on November 6, 2010 at the Bacara Resort and Spa. The event featured a runway show by famed luxury fashion brand, Salvatore Ferragamo and a Founder’s Award Presentation to actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Lowe. This year’s event was especially significant as Dream Foundation marked a major milestone with the fulfillment of its 10, 000th dream in 2010. An event unlike any other, Celebration of Dreams combined high fashion (on and off the runway), world-class entertainment, and creative cuisine – all benefiting Dream Foundation.
Read more at PR Newswire
Stony Brook Gets to Know Katharine McPhee
Shimmering from head to toe in a black cardigan and sparkling pumps, Katharine McPhee stepped onto Stony Brook University’s Staller Center stage with a smile and a wave. She was greeted with screams and applause by hundreds of fans that included Stony Brook students and members of the local Community.
After McPhee performed her first song, “It’s Not Right, ” off of her new album, “Unbroken, ” she officially greeted the audience, warning that most of the upcoming songs would be unfamiliar to them, but to view the concert as a way to get to know her.
Read more at Stony Brook Independent
Tina Fey Receives 13th Annual Mark Twain Prize Nov. 9; Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Hudson Perform
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts awards the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Emmy Award winner Tina Fey Nov. 9.
Fey will be honored in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall at 8 PM. Among those scheduled to entertain are Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening will be taped for broadcast on PBS stations around the country Nov. 14.
Read more at Playbill
Paula Abdul Confesses: I’ll Miss Simon
On the red carpet of the 16th annual Make-a-Wish Ball in Miami, Paula Abdul talked about what she learned on “Idol, ” the show’s new judges, her feelings for Simon Cowell and her plans for her new series, “Live to Dance, ” which debuts in January. “It’s going to be one of the most charming shows — full of heart and full of brilliant talent — that you can ever witness on television, ” Abdul said.
via NBC Philadelphia
Glee: The Music, Volume 4 Available November 30
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Get ready for Glee: The Music, Volume 4, the next official release in the Glee music catalog, available Tuesday, November 30. Glee: The Music, Volume 4 features 18 brand new songs from season two, including songs from special guests Gwyneth Paltrow and newcomer Darren Criss. Glee: The Music, Volume 4 features such memorable Glee performances as “Billionaire, ” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “Empire State Of Mind, ” which had the single highest first day sales for any Glee track released to date (see below for full track listing). This collection also includes 4 songs from the much talked about “Britney/Brittany” episode, which was the most watched episode with 16.1 million viewers. In addition the Britney episode gave FOX its highest rated Fall live-action comedy telecast in 8 years among A18-49 (since That ’70s show in 2002) and in 9 years among Total Viewers (since Malcolm in the Middle in 2001).
The great ‘Glee’ divide may help more than hurt
“Glee’s” co-creator Ryan Murphy told reporters he believed the Oct. 5 episode, “Grilled Cheesus, ” would stir up chatter based on the provocative theme of religion.
He was right, but not for the reason he thought. The exploration of the subject began after Finn thinks he sees an image of Jesus in his grilled cheese sandwich, and continued in a heart-tugger when Kurt’s atheism springs to the fore after his father suffers a massive heart attack and his classmates turn to their spiritual beliefs for comfort.
Read more at MSNBC
Ryan Murphy Brings a Bullying Story to ‘Glee’
In the first five episodes of its sophomore season “Glee” has addressed topics as ephemeral as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and the music of Britney Spears, and as enduring as the nature of religious faith. In Tuesday night’s installment it turns to subject matter that is timely and also substantial: the episode, called “Never Been Kissed, ” finds Kurt Hummel (an openly gay character played by Chris Colfer) antagonized by a bully who targets him because of his sexuality, and it addresses the consequences of Kurt’s decision to stand up to his tormentor.
Read more at NY Times
Will ‘Dancing With Stars’ Cast a Same-Sex Couple?
When the Israeli edition of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ confirmed it would feature its first-ever same-sex couple, the outpouring of media attention caught the eye of the producers of the American version. Now, sources tell me the US edition of the worldwide dance phenomenon is actively looking to do the same.
“The show is definitely looking for a trick for its next edition that will go up against ‘American Idol, ‘” a ‘Dancing’ insider tells me. “What better than to have a same-sex couple dancing together? That would certainly get more press than even Jennifer Lopez could drum up.”
“Nothing would be as sensational as two beautiful women dancing together, ” a TV expert tells me. “Two men would be less accepted as two gorgeous ladies, that is why the producers’ first choice is Portia de Rossi, who is married to Ellen DeGeneres.”
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On the ‘DWTS’ Scene: Why Maks Chmerkovskiy Confronted Carrie Ann
“It’s not my show, ” Chmerkovskiy told TV Squad on the post-show press line. “When it’s ‘Dancing With Maks, ‘ you can criticize me and talk to me all you want. But [my choice of choreography] has nothing to do with Brandy. It’s just so stupid. Why take the spotlight away from her?”
To be clear, there’s no specific rule that says a couple can’t take a few beats before getting into their routine. “It was our interpretation, ” Chmerkovskiy said. “The song started four bars in. It was very instrumental in the beginning. Then, on the bang we started dancing and we didn’t stop. [Carrie Ann’s comment] wasn’t necessary.”
Read more at TV Squad