‘American Idol’ Castoff: New Judging Panel Is Scary
Allison Iraheta — one of last year’s finalists on “American Idol” — doesn’t envy the contestants facing Steven Tyler and JLo this season… telling TMZ, “anyone” would choke under that kind of pressure.
The snack-munching Allison was out in L.A. yesterday — adding, Season 10 contestants might have their work cut out for them … but “they’ll get through it.”
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FoxCrime Asia CSI Promo featuring Mr. Sensitive by David Cook
Mark Wahlberg’s heart bleeds for Fantasia Barrino
Mark Wahlberg isn’t really a tough guy — he just plays one in the movies! The Dorchester homey and star of “The Fighter” tells Men’s Health magazine he broke down in tears while watching a show about former “American Idol” Fantasia Barrino. “I was watching the VH1 documentary “Behind the Music” with my wife and I must have cried five times, ” Mark told the mag. “My wife was like, ‘You’re such a softie.’”
Read more at the Boston Herald
David Archuleta Contemplates Christmas Cheer, Turning 20 and Looking for Love
David Archuleta tells PopEater that he’s “never been in a relationship, ” but don’t mistake that for immaturity. For a 19-year-old, he sure has a good head on his shoulders, as evidenced by his willingness to take risks and his compassion for others. The former ‘American Idol’ runner-up just released his latest album, ‘The Other Side of Down, ‘ his first musical project on which he has almost full co-writing credits. At this time of the year, the singer’s 2009 holiday record ‘Christmas From the Heart’ also remains on our radar.
When Christmas is brought into the conversation, Archuleta’s already chipper demeanor seems to brighten, and a bit of youthful excitement takes hold. “I love Christmas music, ” Archuleta gushes, bringing some holiday happiness to the morning by singing the classic lyric “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” The spirit of the season in mind, Archuleta has a candid — and fun — chat with PopEater about the meaning of Christmas, growing up as a ‘Glee’-like music geek and how a personal ‘The Other Side of Down’ track has him wondering about the unpredictability of falling in love.
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David Archuleta arrives in Singapore
David is in Asia for some radio promo
New Version of Adam Lambert/Pink Whataya Want From Me
This really sounds like an actual duet
Steven Tyler FOX 40 interview after the San Francisco Auditions
The Idol gang wrapped up callbacks in San Francisco on Tuesday and Wednesday. Now it’s on to Hollywood!
11th annual Latin Grammys kicks off in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS — With a rush of photographers for Jennifer Lopez, the groove of Chris Botti’s jazz trumpet and a wave of cheers for Enrique Iglesias, the 11th annual Latin Grammys kicked off in Las Vegas.
Thursday night’s gala featured some odd pairings – like Juan Luis Guerra rapping while synchronized swimmers moved to the beat during the opening number, and Iglesias performing with reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel. But the audience enjoyed every moment.
On the green carpet beforehand, Marc Anthony promised a very special performance with two other singers.
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X Factor 2010: Elton John week songs revealed
This week’s X Factor show will feature songs written and performed by Elton John.
It seems a strange choice, considering that the British singer/songwriter recently blasted the show telling Metro:
‘It’s become boring, a***-paralysingly brain crippling.’
The theme was confirmed by vocal coach Yvie Burnett on Matt Edmondson’s The F Factor last night and she promised an ‘incredible’ show, saying:
Read the SPOILERS at Unreality
‘Glee’s’ ‘Teenage Dream’ Targeting Big Chart Bow Next Week
“Dream” on, Gleeks: It looks like the show’s rendition of “Teenage Dream” is going to debut big on the Billboard charts next week.
The “Glee” cast’s take on Katy Perry’s No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single — with lead vocals by guest star Darren Criss — is on its way to possibly the single-best sales week for a “Glee” single.
The track was released on Tuesday (Nov. 9) and is on course to sell perhaps 150, 000 to 175, 000 downloads by week’s end on Sunday (14), according to industry prognosticators. According to Columbia Records, which releases “Glee’s” music, the track did gangbusters on its first day, racking up 55, 000 in sales via iTunes — marking the highest first-day sales for any “Glee” track, surpassing that of “Empire State of Mind.”
Read more at Billboard
‘Glee’ bully Max Adler kisses and tells about Kurt, Karofsky
Max Adler, who plays “Glee” football player and resident bully Dave Karofsky, doesn’t know if he’ll get to kiss and make up on the show anytime soon.
On the Tuesday (Nov. 9) episode “Never Been Kissed, ” Karofsky’s bullying escalates against openly gay show choir member Kurt (Chris Colfer) until they have a confrontation in the boys’ locker room. Instead of pummeling Kurt, however, Karofsky kisses him.
The character’s surprising but confused feelings is something Adler had actually considered but never thought would become reality since Karofsky had always been a one-note tormentor, either shoving other students or dousing them in slushies.
Read more at Zap2it