Idol Headlines for 11/18/10 – The Evening Edition

Unfortunately, a scheduling conflict will keep Casey James from joining Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne at the James Gang Cafe in Nashville tomorrow night. Read the tweet and weep.

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Bo Bice will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. via Bo’s Facebook

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Crystal Bowersox’s debut album, Farmer’s Daughter, will be available for Pre-sale at iTunes on November 22. The iTunes album will contain a bonus track, with clean and explicit versions available. Physical CDs at the Big Box stores like Walmart and Target will be the clean version. via @GinaOrr

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Kris Allen Thanks his Fans! SO COOL

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Humble Suggestions: The Challenges ‘American Idol’ Contestants Must Perform

1. Dog-Bothering. In this challenge, a large, friendly dog sits on the stage, lulled into a restful and placid condition by Ryan Seacrest, who will lean down and say, “Who’s a good dog? Who’s a good dog?” while scratching it behind the ears. The dog should be named Rusty. When Rusty is calm, each contestant will be placed behind a chicken-wire barrier and required to bother Rusty until Rusty gets off and lumbers offstage. Contestants may not use any words (such as “squirrel” or “vet”), but are permitted to use braying, yodeling, shrieking, or any other skills contained on their audition tapes.

Read more at NPR

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VIP Great Tree Lighting and Black Friday Shopping Package Offered at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead

ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Kick-off the holiday season with a special Thanksgiving package offered by the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. The Atlanta luxury hotel has partnered with the local Macy’s to provide guests with a unique holiday experience they will never forget.

The festivities begin Thanksgiving Eve at the 63rd Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Celebration. Your two VIP tickets earn you a pre-show concert at 6:15 p.m. with performances from Katharine McPhee, Chuck Wicks and other artists while you enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The tree lighting ceremony will take place in front of Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall from 7 to 8 p.m. with a fireworks finale and holiday music to follow.

Read more at PR Newswire

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Members of Congress, Singer Clay Aiken, Community Members Advocate for Anti-Bullying Legislation in the Wake of Recent Tragedies

WASHINGTON – Senators Bob Casey and Al Franken and Representatives Jared Polis and Linda Sanchez were joined by singer Clay Aiken, Dancing with the Stars’ Louis Van Amstel, and Sirdeaner Walker and Tammy Aaberg, two mothers who lost their sons to suicide after they faced in-school bullying, to stress the importance two bills that address the bullying and harassment of students in schools.

Clay Aiken, known to many as an American Idol star, is also a father and a former special education teacher who feels strongly about enacting specific anti-bullying protections so that future generations have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. “I never had someone who told me that it was ok to be different…that it was okay to be me. What I did hear was that it would get better once I was out of high school…that things would get better. But from where I sat, I could not possibly believe that to be true. We need federal leadership from Congress to encourage all states and districts and each and every schools to create safe learning environments where all students can learn and succeed.”

Read more at GLSEN.org

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Tim Urban: American Idol’s Comeback Kid Performs For Yahoo!

Tim recently moved from his native Texas to Los Angeles to pursue that career (which will include acting as well as music), and happily, his first stop after he unpacked his suitcase was Yahoo! HQ, where he sat down with me to talk about this new phase of his life and play three songs from his EP for the Y! Music staff. Check out his interview and songs below, and click here to get his EP on iTunes!

Watch the performances at Yahoo Music.

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WHO WAS SIMON COWELL’S FAVORITE CONTESTANT ON AMERICAN IDOL?

Hint: Think Disney

More at FOX All Access

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Glee Stars Dish on What’s Ahead: “Shocking Episodes” and…Julie Andrews?

First things first. Chris Colfer has entrusted us with the über-important task of launching his campaign to bring his all-time idol Julie Andrews on the show.

“I am now heavily campaigning to get Julie Andrews to play my grandmother on the show, ” Chris told us. “So if you know anyone who knows Julie, give ’em a buzz. I think she likes the show, so we’ll see!”

Julie, you listening? Give Ryan Murphy a call.

And let the guessing begin! Jayma Mays gave out a big ol’ whopper of a potential spoiler, when she teased this for her Gleetastic alter ego, Emma Pillsbury: “There’s definitely going to be some shocking episodes soon for my character. Shocking.”

Read more at EOnline

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Glee Tops Charts With ‘Teenage Dream’

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The music from Fox’s smash hit Glee has reached another amazing milestone this week with their rendition of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” debuting at #1 in digital track sales. This is the first time a Glee track has landed at #1, the cast’s version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” reached #2 on digital track sales charts in May 2009. With an impressive 214, 000 tracks sold, “Teenage Dream” has the highest debut week sales of any Glee track to date.

The Glee cast surpasses James Brown this week for the #2 most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Last month Billboard magazine reported that Glee had replaced The Beatles for the #3 most entries on their Hot 100 chart, with James Brown at #2 with 91 entries. This week 3 new Glee songs appear on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, taking their grand total of entries to 93. According to Billboard, only Elvis Presley has more entries than Glee with a total of 108 entries on their Hot 100 chart.

To date over 17 million Glee songs have been digitally downloaded, with over 6.5 million albums sold worldwide.

Read more at PR Newswire

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Glee’s Chris Colfer on the Ellen Degeneres Show

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Announce New Clothing Line

The funniest thing here is Jennifer and Marc’s reaction to this week’s Dancing With the Stars shock boot.

via Extra

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