David Archuleta Joins Parade
The morning after his December 3 concert in Dallas to benefit the Children’s Medical Center David Archuleta will join the hospital’s patients, and Santa Clause as they make their way through Downtown Dallas in the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade. At 10 a.m. on December 4, David will sing a special number while riding on the “Sounds of the Season” float.
Kris Allen joins Lee Dewyze on the bill at the ‘Nelson, Terry & Stacey Christmas Show’ (The Buzz 105.1) in Portland, OR December 13. via @KrinjaLists @LittlePawns
Casey James has a gig on the same bill with songwriter Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne at The James Gang General Store Saloon and Cafe on Friday November 19. The venue is in White’s Creek, TN, just outside of Nashville. More information HERE. 8 pm.
Today’s TV: Lee DeWyze and Chris Colfer appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show, Nigel Lythgoe stops by The View. Check out my Idol Appearances page for more.
More TV: Lee DeWyze tweets, “Satellite media tour today, At the tv studio now …. I’ll see you all soon!”
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
HQ Promo for Adam Lambert’s E True Hollywood Story
Adam’s E True Hollywood Story debuts Sunday, 11/21 on E! @ 9 pm.
Kohl’s has deal with Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony
Kohl’s announced a partnership Thursday with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for a new contemporary fashion line that will be in stores next fall,
Kohl’s said the brands will initially include women’s and men’s apparel and accessories. The Jennifer Lopez collection will include sportswear, dresses, handbags, jewelry, shoes and sleepwear. The Marc Anthony brand will launch in dress shirts, sportswear, neckwear, accessories, suit separates, sportscoats and shoes.
Read more at JS Online
Billy Bush interviews Kris Allen for the Billy Bush Radio Show. Check it out tonight and tomorrow.
Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Dick Van Dyke, Ace Young et al. Set for 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade
Theater veterans Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Dick Van Dyke, and Ace Young will be among the celebrity participants in The 2010 Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys For Tots, to be presented live in Hollywood, CA on November 28, at 6pm.
Larry King will serve as the Grand Marshall of the event. Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie will serve as broadcast hosts for the national telecast to be aired on the Hallmark Channel on December 10. Kyle Massey and Christopher Massey will be roving reporters along the parade route.
Read more at TheaterMania
David Archuleta stays positive amid criticisms, challenges
MANILA, Philippines – In a time when songs about sex dominate the charts, and even regular folks criticize public figures, well, regularly if not unwarrantedly, singer-songwriter David Archuleta stays positive with goals intact.
“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It’s a matter of me making a mark. What I’m trying to do is make a mark and leave an impression to the people who want to listen and willing to take time to understand what I’m trying to accomplish, ” the baby-faced “American Idol” runner-up told Bulletin Entertainment and other members of the media in a roundtable interview last Nov. 17.
Read more at MB.com
So what’s the other side of David A.?
Why did you call your album The Other Side of Down?
“Because I want people to look at things in a different way. I wanted to be very positive with the album and I was able to help in writing the songs. I guess the main message is that life can be difficult and challenging but life is good even if sometimes it can be confusing.”
“Yeah. Life can be confusing especially among teenagers. You know, they keep asking, ‘Where do I take my life? What am I supposed to do?’ It’s a confusing time for so many people but at the same time there are so many opportunities, and so I wanted to remind people to just have a good attitude.”
Read more at PhilStar
David Archuleta in Tweetbiz (QTV 11) with Tim Yap
Adam Lambert – Acoustic performance NRJ (France)
Christmas Comes Early for Katharine McPhee
via Associated Press
Walt Disney World Extends Christmas Day Parade Taping; Seacrest Outs Regis and Kelly
According to an email sent to cast members confirmed to attend the taping of Magic Kingdom portion of the 2010 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, certain performances will now be recorded on Thursday, December 2 as well as the following Friday and Saturday. This parrots the actions of the Resort last year when it came to taping the performances of the likes of Celine Dion, the Jonas Brothers, American Idol winner Kris Allen and more.
In addition, the email notes that the event will not be hosted by Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa who have held the title since 2002 (with exception to 2009 when Philbin was unable to host due to health concerns). Instead, Ryan Seacrest will flip coasts this year and host the Magic Kingdom portion. Interestingly enough, Ripa was backed up last year by Nick Canon as the man-on-the-street while Seacrest hosted the Disneyland portion of the parade.
Read more at Stitch Kingdom
Maksim Slams DWTS: “This Season Has Just Been Ridiculous”
Are you mad at all about it?
I felt really disappointed with Bristol. On Monday night, I found out that she went on record saying that I said something about her along the lines of, “I don’t like her because she’s still here and she’s not a good enough dancer.” Every time I’ve opened my mouth about Bristol, I’ve been nothing but supportive…For her to come out on Monday night and totally smear my name the way she did, that’s just completely uncalled for…I have no idea where she got it from, but wherever she got it from, shame on her and shame on whoever told her that.
What about the alleged right-wing conspiracy theory keeping Bristol on the show? Are you starting to believe it?
I definitely think that the system is flawed. I think there are a lot of problems with it. I have a lot of friends in the Philadelphia area who couldn’t call at all. People here, in front of me, picked up the phone, dialed one time and it said, “Thank you for voting. You are over your limit.” Anybody crazy would think, “This is a conspiracy theory. Everybody’s out there and wants Bristol to win.” Not at all. I think it’s just a flawed system.
Read more at EOnline
Why Is Bristol Palin Still on ‘DWTS’? Host Tom Bergeron Explains (VIDEO)
On the new ‘Chelsea Lately’ (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!), Chelsea Handler asks ‘DWTS’ host Tom Bergeron what’s going on. Tom explains the situation very slowly and patiently to Ms. Handler: “She is … getting … more votes … than the people who … aren’t there anymore.”
Read more at TV Squad
Simon Cowell – Cowell Fights Back Against ‘Fix’ Claims
SIMON COWELL has lodged a formal complaint with Britain’s media watchdog over allegations his hit U.K. TV show THE X FACTOR is fixed.
The music mogul has seen his singing competition plunged into controversy during its current season amid claims the voting system is engineered to keep certain acts on the programme.
The gossip came to a head this week (begs15Nov10) with the publication of a report which suggested Cowell is aware of the results of the crucial weekly viewers’ poll in advance – and he is furious at the allegation.
Cowell is adamant The X Factor judges are never given advance information about voting patterns, and his legal team has lodged a formal grievance with Britain’s Press Complaints Commission (PCC) about the new report.
Read more at Contact Music
My admiration for Simon Cowell – by Sarah Palin
Cowell, Palin writes in America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, is “almost alone in his willingness to tell hard truths” to contestants deluded in their belief that they are talented singers.
In one of several scanned pages of the book on the US website Gawker, Palin says: “No one they’ve encountered in their lives – from their parents to their teachers to their president – wanted them to feel bad by hearing the truth. So they grew up convinced they could become big pop stars like Michael Jackson.”
She does not expand on what the president’s role in this should be.
The argument concludes: “Cowell can be a little harsh at times, but he upholds the highest standards, and something in us recognises and responds to that.”