Season 9’s Aaron Kelly announces his first single, he tweets, “My first Single “I can’t wait for Christmas” will be available for purchase November 20th.” That’s this Saturday…
Crystal Bowersox Goes Her Own Way On Farmer’s Daughter
As you might expect, Crystal Bowersox is doing things her own way on her upcoming debut album, Farmer’s Daughter. The 12-track disc from the season-nine “American Idol” second-place finisher, due out December 14, is a mix of country grit and blues growl. And unlike previous “Idol” runner-up debuts (or winner debuts for that matter), most of the songs were written by Bowersox, with two pre-dating her time on “Idol.”
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PICTURES: Danny Gokey back in town
He’s our hometown guy who made it to the top three on Season 9 of American Idol. Danny Gokey still has a lot going out. He moved to Nashville, released a country album, still does concerts around the country, and is expanding Sophia’s Heart Foundation.
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Lee DeWyze interview: Live It Up, life after Idol, tour plans and more
Becoming a television star this past spring hasn’t changed much about Lee DeWyze or the music he makes, beyond the fact that he’s now doing so for an exponentially larger audience. His post-Idol debut album Live It Up, which is being released today, sees him still writing his own songs, referencing his hometown lyrically, and refusing to allow himself to be categorized stylistically. In our Beatweek interview, Lee offers insight into the past four months of his newly hectic life and talks about where things will go from here.
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Kris Allen gets in trouble today at the Grove Soundcheck!
According to the New York Post: Tomorrow: “Nigel Lythgoe (“American Idol, ” “SYTYCD”), will be at the Boys & Girls Club Kips Bay to award a scholarship on behalf of the Angelina Ballerina Stars of Tomorrow and Dizzy Feet Foundation . . .”
‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Auditions Come to Brooklyn
How would you gauge the public’s reaction to last season’s format change, which introduced the All-Stars, and a Top 10 instead of a Top 20?
Nigel Lythgoe: People don’t necessarily like change. They originally said, “Why are you changing it? We like the top 20.” And I must say: Me too. What happened when we did the top 10, because we wanted to put in tap dancers and we wanted to put in ballroom dancers, we lost some very good contemporary dancers. So we are going to do a Top 20 this year and we’ll introduce the All-Stars at 10. So we’ll have the best of both worlds.
Read more at the Wall Street Journal
Dina Lohan Wants to Take Legal Action Against ‘Glee’
Dina Lohan is spitting mad at “Glee” after last night’s show featured a scene in which Gwyneth Paltrow, playing a substitute Spanish teacher, instructed her students in the language by asking them questions related to Lindsay Lohan.
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‘Glee’ exclusive: The cast will perform Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for the Superbowl episode — and that’s not all
Gleeks, you probably thought Gwyneth Paltrow doing Cee-Lo was big news. Well, you’re gonna get down on your knees and thank Grilled Cheesus for this latest bit of news I’ve got: A Glee source confirms to EW exclusively that Glee will be tackling Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” for their post-Superbowl episode…but with a twist. The Jackson classic will be performed as a mash-up with another song, yet to be chosen.
‘Glee’ Guest Star Darren Criss Not Yet A Series Regular
“The weird thing about that is, I hear it from all these different blogs and interviews. … It’s never really been officially confirmed to me, ” Criss told MTV News. “I think the option is there and that they want to keep Blaine around.”
Promotion speculation began swirling a day after Criss’ “Glee” debut as an openly gay glee club member from rival Dalton Academy (and potential love interest for Chris Colfer’s character Kurt). Deadline broke the news that Criss was in talks to become a series regular — a status that would take effect during the show’s already green-lit third season. Creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy seemed to confirm as much in an interview with AfterElton.
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Will Gwyneth Paltrow Return to Glee? Ryan Murphy Tells Us
So you fans are asking: Will Gwyneth be back?
Here’s what Glee’s big boss Ryan Murphy just told me…
“[Gwyneth] and I want her to come back. It depends on [the] story…I love her.”
You hear that, fans? That’s a solid “maybe” and we’ll take it! Given the outpouring of Gwyneth love after last night’s episode—not to mention the iTunes and Nielsen’s backing this morning—something tells me Gwyneth will find her way back to McKinley.
Read more at E Online
‘X Factor’ confirms Beatles theme week
This week’s X Factor is to feature the final eight acts paying tribute to The Beatles.
The theme, which has never been used before on the show, has been confirmed on Matt Edmondson’s official F Factor video blog.
Read more at Digital Spy