Idol Headlines for 11/19/10

Lee DeWyze will perform tonight at the Graceland Tree Lighting Ceremony in Memphis, TN. You can watch Lee help light the tree AND sing a Christmas ditty live at 6 pm tonight on Elvis.com.

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David Archuleta performs at the KOSI Jingle Jam, on 12/10, 8:00 am at The Hard Rock Café in Denver. It’s a private invite only, listeners must win to get in. via @MelindaWEG.

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More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

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Kris Allen performs “Alright With Me” at KTNV TV in Las Vegas

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David Archuleta at Jefferson Pointe

David Archuleta interview with Majic 95.1 in Jefferson Point. David will be performing at the Jefferson Point Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow.

Listen to the interview HERE.

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Lee DeWyze interview with @WRVR this morning

via @dweezysignal

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Adam Lambert E! Hollywood Story 2-minute promo***

Danny Gokey Sees Clear Days Ahead

“Milwaukee will always be home and supporting area-based businesses is important to me, ” Danny says. “I’m known for my eyewear. With Wisconsin Vision I will not only have the best in fashion, but also the most accurate lenses available made right here in Wisconsin by a family-owned company.”

Read more at The Boot

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Has Hollywood turned Winnie Mandela into Aung San Suu Kyi?

“I am needed here, ” intones young Jennifer-as-Winnie, dynamic as she is humble, about 45 seconds into the trailer – keening violins being tuned up just out of shot. We soon see why: once her husband was convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, the film appears to suggest Winnie singlehandedly propped up the ANC’s democracy mission for an entire quarter-century. “I will continue the struggle for a free and equal South Africa!” she exclaims testily, violins really hitting their stride now. For those who find this dialogue too oblique, helpful intertitles egg her on insistently: “Her strength … her courage … became his hope.”

Alas, in this 240-second canonisation, the sole whisper of any wrongdoing on her part is a teary apology to the parents of Stompie Moeketsi, the teenaged activist in whose murder she was notoriously complicit. Even that’s an airbrushing: the actual statement dragged out of Winnie at the Truth & Reconciliation Commission in 1997 was a grudging expression of regret at the boy’s fate, not an admission of culpability.

Read more at The Guardian

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Ryan Seacrest to Play a CIA Guy in Expendables Sequel?

DOLPH Lundgren says he’d be happy for Ryan Seacrest to star in The Expendables 2 — as long as he doesn’t try to do any heavy lifting!

The American Idol host is rumored to be appearing in the Sylvester Stallone’s sequel to summer hit The Expendables — but Dolph is adamant that Seacrest should take a desk job!

“If he does join the sequel, I don’t know what he is going to be doing, ” Dolph said.

Read more at Showbiz Spy

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J.Lo Opens Up About ‘American Idol’ & New Fashion Collaboration

“Sometimes it’s great, and sometimes it’s like, ‘Oh no!’” Jennifer told Tony, when asked how she feels when “Idol” contestants audition by singing one of her songs. “But it’s always entertaining.

“[Judging ‘Idol’] has been like sitting there and watching the show for five hours a day, which, hello, how else would I want to spend my days except in bed watching ‘American Idol’ all day?” Jennifer continued. “It’s been so much fun.”

“I was pleasantly surprised, ” Marc told Tony, of his wife’s enthusiasm. “She was like, ‘I think I [can] really do this!’

Read more at Access Hollywood

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Who Do You Think You Are?

THE WHO frontman is the latest star to have a go at the X Factor boss – and he’s done it in a spectacularly frank fashion.

The veteran rocker believes the music industry is in crisis – and he blames Simon.

Roger said: “We really need to break away from The X Factor and American Idol – that Simon Cowell thing.

“I really think the music industry will beat this slump and come back stronger.”

“He wouldn’t know what the “X Factor” was if it bit him on the b******s.”

Read more at The Sun

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HIT Entertainment’s Angelina Ballerina™ and Dizzy Feet Foundation Launch Public Service Announcements and Scholarship Programs to Promote Dance for Children

HIT Entertainment’s Angelina Ballerina™ Stars of Tomorrow Program (AB Stars) and Dizzy Feet Foundation unveiled a Public Service Announcement campaign on November 18 starring Angelina Ballerina™ and Dizzy Feet founding members designed to encourage children’s awareness of and enthusiasm for dance. The initial two PSAs, positioned to encourage the aspirations of promising young dancers, feature Angelina Ballerina alongside Dizzy Feet founding members, including “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, director/producer Adam Shankman, and “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba. The AB Stars Program and Dizzy Feet Foundation also partnered to present the first scholarships to young dancers showing exceptional promise as they pursue their dancing dreams.

See the PSA at PRNewswire

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Brandy: “I Feel A Lot Better” Since DWTS Shocker

“I feel a lot better, ” Brandy, 31, told Us at Thursday’s Hot Hollywood: Stars Who Care bash at the Colony Club in Hollywood.

An early favorite on DWTS, the singer said Tuesday she was “numb” when she learned she wouldn’t be advancing to the final three, while the low-scoring Bristol Palin would vie for the trophy alongside Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey.

“The love that I’ve been receiving has been overwhelming, ” Brandy told Us. “And when you have people supporting you, it makes you feel better. So I feel good.”

Read more at US

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Dancing’s Maks “Disappointed in a Lot of Things”; Thanks Fans for “Humongous Support”

I wouldn’t say I’m mad about the result, but I am disappointed. I am disappointed in a lot of things. I’m disappointed in the hate. I’m disappointed in comments, not just from viewers. Whenever I speak, I speak publicly. One thing about me people know by now is that you will never say “Hey, did you hear what Maks secretly said?” If I have anything to say, I say it publicly because I want to take responsibility for my words. If I’m wrong, I’ll take responsibility, apologize or take my words back. I can’t take words back for things I didn’t say. I was very disappointed, shocked and hurt to hear that Bristol told a magazine that I don’t like her. It’s a complete and absolute lie what she said. I have no idea where she got that from. I never ever said I don’t like her — nevermind the fact that it’s not true that I don’t like her. The only thing I’ve said about her is that I think she should embrace the show more when she got homesick — which is something I would say to every celebrity who comes on the show and has a low point midseason. I have nothing against Bristol, the Palins, politics, the tea party and whatnot. I respect what she’s done on the show and her place in the final.

Read more at TV Guide

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‘Dancing’ toward reform

After Brandy was booted from “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night, a solid source at “DWTS” told me, “People here went crazy.

“Not only was everyone stunned that Bristol [Palin] will be in the finals, ” the staffer said, “it just made everyone realize the voting system really needs to be changed. This is going to lead to a reworking of the entire voting system.

“There definitely will be a restructuring to give the judges’ votes more weight. … It’s tricky, because like ‘American Idol, ’ the strength of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ popularity is the fact people know they can have an impact. We don’t want to lose that because that could have a detrimental effect on ratings, but this is getting nuts.”

Read more at Chicago Sun Times

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‘Glee’ Kicks Off Concert Tour in U.K. This Summer

The stars of the Fox hit will kick off a five-date concert tour in England this June, the network announced Friday.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 22 to American Express cardholders, and Nov. 26 to the general public.

Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron — and the rest of the actors on the Fox hit — will be among those to hit the stage. Songs include “Empire State of Mind, ” “Toxic, “ “My Life Would Suck Without You, ” “It’s My Life, ” and “Don’t Stop Believin.” No word if they’ll cover Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream, ” which just became the most downloaded song in the show’s history, but Darren Criss will be on tour.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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Lea Michele & Cory Monteith: Christmas Kiss!

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith share a kiss while filming the Glee Christmas episode on Thursday (November 18) in Pasadena, Calif.

The co-stars were dressed up in holiday garb and signed autographs and took pictures with fans after they wrapped up for the day.

See the photo at Just Jared

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Glee: Will Kurt & Blaine Kiss?

“Not yet, ” Chris Colfer told me the other night at the GQ Men of the Year party when I asked about kissing Darren Criss.

He laughed, “I don’t know, but I think maybe one gay kiss is enough for at least these 10 episodes. Maybe another one in the back nine wouldn’t hurt.”

Colfer also kinda confirmed that Criss will be following up his hit rendition of “Teenage Dream” with Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister.”

Read more at E Online

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