Idol Headlines for 11/11/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

‘Idol’ finalist will host EMU’s version of contest

“American Idol” season five finalist Paris Bennett will be the guest host for the “Eastern Idol” finale Wednesday night at Eastern Michigan University.

Bennett, 18, of Fayetteville, Ga., recently released her first album. Since her appearance on “American Idol” in 2006 she’s sung with artists such as Barry Manilow, Queen and Rod Stewart……


Some theatergoers make best of strike situation

….Around the corner, Steve Wilson, from Columbus, S.C., was standing outside the Broadway Theatre where “The Color Purple” was shut down. He looked despondent, but his wife, Teresa, found compensation.

“Fantasia came out and sang for us, ” she said, referring to the “American Idol” winner who is playing the lead in the musical. “I got my picture taken with her! So it wasn’t a total loss.”….


Country music’s big names are also Oklahoma-grown

Headlining the Nov. 16 grand finale of the state’s centennial celebration, the Oklahoma Centennial Spectacular, are five of country music’s biggest names: Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks and Toby Keith. All five have deep ties binding them to their home state….

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Jennifer Hudson on Walter’s ‘Fascinating People’ List 2007

Academy Award-winning Best Supporting Actress and singer Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) made it on the list of “Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2007, ” to air on ABC on Thursday, December 6………

Broadway World

“Idol Alum Melinda Doolittle Raises Money For Franklin Theater”

“American Idol” alum Melinda Doolittle returns to her Franklin roots.

Friday night, Melinda Doolittle helped raise money for Franklin’s Boiler Room theater, where she used to be a regular.

She described her return to the theater as a sort of homecoming………


STRIKE COVERAGE: Stations Fear Glut of Reruns

….Several GMs are wondering just how huge Fox unscripted giant American Idol can get if it airs against reruns in January. “It becomes that much more dominant if it up against lesser competition, ” said Harold Cooper, GM of Fox affiliate WVAH and ABC outlet WCHS, both in Charleston, W. Va….

Broadcasting & Cable

Audio Day Dream
Blake Lewis

Track Listings
1. Silence Is Golden… (Intro)
2. Break Anotha
3. Gots To Get Her (Inspired by “Puttin’ On The Ritz”)
4. Know My Name
5. How Many Words
6. Surrender
7. Hate 2 Love Her
8. Without You
9. Here’s My Hello
10. What’cha Got 2 Lose?
11. She’s Makin’ Me Lose It
12. Bshorty Grabs Mic!
13. End Of The World
14. 1000 Miles
15. I Got U
16. ..I Choose Noise (Outro)