The Lee DeWyze “Sweet Serendipity” music video will debut on LeeDewyzeOfficial.com tonight.
Lee DeWyze performs on the Today show today! Tune in at around 8:30/7:30 am on NBC for his performance. His album, Live it Up, drops tomorrow.
David Archuleta will be LIVE IN CONCERT on December 3rd at the Majestic Theater in Dallas. The concert benefits the Children’s Medical Center. Get your tickets starting Tuesday, November 16 at ticketmaster.com. Via 103.7 LiteFM
Also David will perform at the Star 94.1 Acoustic Jingle Ball in San Diego December 13th. More information HERE. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 11/17.
Jordin Sparks played her final performance as Nina in the Broadway production of In The Heights last night.
She tweets, “Final performance=electric. The whole cast was amazing. These are the moments I thank God that I’m alive! I will never forget this.”
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David Archuleta Kicks Off Our New Web Series, “My Day My Life”!
Holiday Lighting Spectacular with Taylor Hicks
Join us for the inaugural holiday lighting celebration! “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks and the Birmingham Boys Choir will perform your favorite holiday carols and Santa will cast the magical explosion of lights. Tuesday, November 16 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Shops at Grand River in Birmingham AL. More information HERE.
Lee DeWyze VH1 Acoustic Sessions debut Tomorrow
Lee DeWyze performs “Sweet Serendipity” at VH1 today with his keyboard player, Lincoln. The Idol winner’s acoustic sessions debut on VH1 tomorrow. via RCAPromo
Lee performing “Live it Up” via @VH1
Lee DeWyze worked ‘Jedi mind trick’ on RCA to let him record his own songs
“The truth of the matter is, I’ve always put myself out there and hoped for the best, ” says the winner of American Idol’s ninth season, who releases his album Live It Up Tuesday. “Whether it’s deciding to go on the show or just every day life, for me, it has always been the way my life is. I always tell myself, ‘Things will work out; just think positive, and just throw your hands up in the air.’ That’s kind of what I did for a long time, so that song speaks true to me.”
But if mere good fortune got him through Idol and into the recording studio, he needed more than that to become the rare Idol act to write nearly his entire first album after the show.
“It was a Jedi mind trick with the label, ” says Lee, who co-wrote 10 of 11 songs on Live It Up, including Sweet Serendipity.
Read more at USA Today
Giving V for the ‘X’ judge job – Waiting for Simon’s call
But the biggest guessing game of the moment is: who will Simon Cowell pick to judge what could be the biggest talent contest of all: “X Factor.”
Paula Abdul seems out. She’s fronting a new CBS dance show set to start early next year.
Mariah Carey is headed for maternity leave just when Simon would need her.
At the moment, there looks to be a backstage battle heating up between Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger — last season’s champion on “Dancing With The Stars” — and Cheryl Cole, the British pop singer who is already a judge on the show’s UK edition.
Read more at the New York Post
SCREAMING GIRLS at the David Archuleta Autograph Signing in Bugis, Singapore
Taylor Hicks performed at the Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival gala awards presentation honoring Clint Eastwood in Los Angeles yesterday. Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Lopez, Eli Wallach and more came out for the event.
Scott MacIntyre visits Nashville, works on his book
Scott MacIntyre spent most of last week in Nashville. While the former American Idol finalist scheduled some songwriting sessions during his first trip to Nashville, and sang the national anthem at Saturday’s hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, he spent most of his time in Music City focusing on business.
“There are a lot of irons in the fire, ” Scott told me shortly before Saturday’s game. ‘I’ve been in meetings solidly — Wednesday night when I got in, then all day Thursday and Friday.”
Scott hasn’t been in the public eye as much this year as he was during 2010, but he has been keeping busy — busy playing concerts, releasing his Heartstrings album, working on a book scheduled to come out next year and making public speaking appearances.
Read more at USA Today
Katie Stevens and Mickey at Disneyland yesterday
Katie tweets, “Disney is fun but after 12 hours.. My feet hurt!! Bedtime for me! Writing tomorrow so excited”
‘American Idol’ star rolling
Constantine Maroulis plays the lead role in a musical so willing to make fun of musicals that one of the characters is referred to on stage as “Waitress No. 1.”
The least I can do, then, is make fun of lunch-with-an-actor stories by announcing right up front what he ordered at Pegasus: saganaki, followed by pastitsio. Unlike his mother’s pastitsio, it came with a red sauce. Maroulis said it was good.
Also, so I don’t have to cleverly work it in later, this is what he wore: A black jacket with more than the average number of zippers, a blue shirt open to the fourth button, a long silver pendant, skinny black jeans and black work boots.
I thought he looked cool, and so did the girl on the sidewalk in Greektown who called out, “Are you Constantine?”
Read more at the Detroit News
Former ‘Idol’ Fantasia, back from the brink
Fantasia Barrino doesn’t want to talk about the night in August when she tried to kill herself.
To her, it’s done. It’s over. It’s old news.
“I’m moving on…. I just want everybody to know that I’m good. I am human. So because I’m human, that makes me just like you, ” the Charlotte-based R&B singer told the Observer in a recent phone interview.
Read more at the Charlotte Observer
Couples Watch: Jennifer & Marc Catch a Show in Vegas
After attending the Latin Grammy Awards Thursday night, Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony made a quick change and ran across the street to catch the late-night performance of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The well-dressed pair, accompanied by a small group of friends, enjoyed some wine during the show, and slipped out quietly afterward – but not before saying a quick “thank you” to the cast.
Read more at People
Cowell compares Aiden to Jennifer Hudson
Simon Cowell has compared Aiden Grimshaw to American Idol’s Jennifer Hudson.
The SyCo boss said that Grimshaw’s surprise exit from The X Factor last night was similar to the shock caused by Hudson’s early exit from series three of Idol.
Speaking on The Xtra Factor, Cowell urged Grimshaw to follow Hudson’s lead and make the most of the publicity and exposure that the show had given him.
Read more at Digital Spy
Katie Waissel track ‘released in US’
Katie Waissel has lent her vocals to a track that was released in the US last week, it has been revealed.
The X Factor contestant sings on the new album by South Carolina musician David Reed, although show rules state that contestants cannot hold a current recording contract, reports The Sun.
Waissel avoided disqualification from the ITV singing competition in September after it emerged that she was already signed to Chamberlain Records. Simon Cowell’s lawyers reportedly fought to get the 24-year-old out of her deal so she could participate on the show.
Read more at Digital Spy
Dancing’s Derek Hough: Show’s Focus on Jennifer’s Injuries Has Been “Overkill”
TVGuide.com: Her injuries have taken over your packages the past few weeks.
Hough: It’s kind of a shame because we have a lot of fun together. We laugh and joke around. I’m always being dumb and weird. But with her injuries, that’s what they’ve been showing. But I don’t want people to get the impression that that’s all that goes on. It’s a minute package out of a 30-hour week.
Read more at TV Guide
Brandy & Maks Get Ready to Tango on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
“Dancing with the Stars” heats up now that it is down to the final four. Tonight, Brandy and her professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be dancing the Argentine Tango and the Paso Doble.
“Our Paso Doble is dedicated to anybody who has been bullied in their life, ” Brandy tells ET. “Maks and I both had experiences when we were children and we want to tell a story in our Paso Doble and we think that is the perfect story to tell.”
Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Jane Lynch Sings the Praises of Her ‘Glee’ Wedding Dress
“The dress is so awesome, ” she continued. “It’s by Ali Rahimi, the guy who actually did my whole outfit and [my outfits for the] Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He’s a great designer. He made a Sue Sylvester tracksuit wedding dress.”
Read more at Fancast
Glee’s Chord Overstreet on the Gwyneth Episode, His Future With Quinn & Why He Won’t Get Naked
Glee’s newest hottie, Chord Overstreet, was out at the launch event for Lotus Cars on Friday, so we took the opportunity to grill him on all things Glee, including his future with Quinn, working with Gwyneth Paltrow, that GQ cover and why he won’t show us his goods in Playgirl.
As far as his relationship with Dianna Agron, he’s playing coy. “There’s some tension, some drama, that happens here and there. There’s some good fun stuff. I’m basically talking without giving away any storyline, ” the bespectacled star told me.
But he wouldn’t talk about his costars’ “borderline pedophilia” magazine cover at all…
Read more at EOnline