KPRi 102.1 presents a Holiday Soiree with The Doobie Brothers, Shawn Mullins and American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox! December 4th, at Spreckels Theatre in San Diego. Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets as well.
@Larry Flick from Sirius Satellite tweets, “Listening to @LeeDeWyze record a performance for the Jolt and Feel The Spin. He sounds terrific! It (along with an interview) airs next week.”
Shoah Foundation to honor Katzenberg
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) — Steven Spielberg is to present U.S. producer and philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Ambassadors for Humanity Award.
Spielberg is a founder of the institute and Katzenberg’s partner in the DreamWorks movie studio.
Craig Ferguson is to serve as host of the Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, which will feature Jennifer Hudson as special musical guest.
Read more at UPI.com
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Check out a Preview of Carrie Underwood on Extreme Makover Home Edition
Carrie’s episode will air on ABC, Sunday November 14 at 8 pm.
Simon Cowell-less ‘Idol’ holds not-so-secret auditions in San Francisco
“Replace Cowell?” said Ken Warwick, one of the show’s executive producers, on Wednesday. “You can’t do that.
“People always ask us ‘Who is going to fill that (Cowell’s) role?’ What I think happened was when Randy (Jackson), Steven (Tyler) and Jennifer (Lopez) were introduced to America, every other question was that. But we never said that. We weren’t replacing Cowell, we were just looking at it as these are the people in place. It’s a different game with these people. So, let’s go with the chemistry among them.
Read more at the Press Democrat
McPhee: J.Lo Will Be ‘Cutthroat!”
In an exclusive interview with TooFab, the season five runner-up says, “Someone’s got to fill his shoes. I have a feeling J.Lo is going to be cutthroat, that’s a feeling!”
And McPhee adds, “I think it’s a big get to get Jennifer Lopez, she’s like an international star, so I think it’s very cool that she’s doing the show.”
Of the entire judges panel, also consisting of newcomer Steven Tyler and vet Randy Jackson, McPhee tells TooFab, “I think that they’re all great. It’ll be interesting to see how they all work together. One’s like rock [Tyler], and one’s like total pop [Lopez], and then there’s Randy. So I think it’ll probably work, but I said the same thing about [last seaon’s judge] Ellen [DeGeneres], and I was so excited about Ellen.”
Read more at TooFab.com
Katharine McPhee Celebrates Christmas CD Launch With Diamonds And Friends
On Thursday night, Katharine McPhee celebrated her new holiday album Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You with a very special dinner with friends at Koi restaurant in Los Angeles. While her guests received their very own (signed!) copy of the new cd, the gorgeous singer got her own early Santa gift: at the end of the night she was given two Everlon Diamond Knot bangles!
“It is such a special moment celebrating the launch of my CD and I feel like a princess, ” an excited McPhee said afterwards, gleefully posing with the stunning pieces.
Read more at RadarOnline
Exclusive: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony at Latin Grammys
Being the only female on “Idol, ” all fingers automatically point to J.Lo to have the biggest wardrobe, but when asked who actually does, her or fellow judge Steven Tyler, she replied, “Ryan.”
Enjoying her new seat at the judges’ table, Lopez said, “It’s so much fun, we’re having a ball. I thought it was going to be fun, but it’s more than that. I think it’s gonna be probably one of the best years they ever had.”
Read more at ExtraTV