Idol Headlines for 11/23/10 – The Evening Edition

Kris Allen’s Seattle concert with Lifehouse has been canceled due to bad weather. No liveblog tonight! Boo.


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Jordin Sparks celebrates her 21st birthday at the Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ on December 22. Proceeds of the party will benefit Jordin’s “I’m M.A.D. Are You?” Campaign. More information HERE.


Josh Gracin set to sing the National Anthem for the Lions vs Patriots football game airing on CBS @ 12:30 ET on Thanksgiving day!


Simon Cowell Promises Big ‘Surprises’ on ‘X Factor’

“I’m going to make an announcement within three or four weeks, which is going to tell everyone everything. There will be some surprises, ” Cowell teased. He wouldn’t elaborate on those surprises, but did tell Terri, “Okay, one of the judges has quite long hair.”

The former “American Idol” judge also responded to exec producer Nigel Lythgoe’s comments that Cowell wasn’t missed on “Idol’s” new, revamped season.

Cowell said, “It’s childish, it’s disrespectful. I think bearing in mind what we achieved together, I wouldn’t have liked if anyone else said the same thing.”

Read more at ExtraTV


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Kris Allen talks about New Idol Judges, Life on the Road and More with E News


Crystal Bowersox Interview with FOX Toledo Part 2

Part 2 is on Crystal being a newlywed, and balancing family while working on her debut release, Farmer’s Daughter. Is little Tony going to be an only child?


Gina Glocksen performs at the Little Friends Electric Lights Parade

The annual favorite Little Friends Electric Lights Parade will take place Friday, November 26th winding thru Downtown Naperville beginning at 4:30PM. Magically lit floats, holiday carolers and merriment will be topped off with the Grand Illumination when Santa & Mrs. Claus flip the switch turning on over 300, 000 twinkling lights simultaneously to light up the downtown. Also on hand to sing holiday favorites will be former American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen.

Read more at Chicago Tribune


Kris Allen: The One-Year Anniversary Interview

As you can see, during our two-part conversation, there was some debate as to whether it was in fact Kris Allen’s one-year anniversary. (I won that debate: Indeed it was.) But we talked about plenty of other career-spanning topics: His thank-you “Alright With Me” video for fans, his new single, life on the road, advice for his successor Lee DeWyze, and plans for his follow-up album.

Part 1

Part 2

Read more at Yahoo Music


Lee DeWyze sings “Sweet Serendipity” “Live it Up” and “Sweet Isabelle” on Bradley On Air (Plus Interview)


East Nashville residents seek answers on proposed homeless facility

East Nashville community leaders say a public meeting between residents and the leaders of a non-profit that wants to start a temporary homeless facility has not happened, leaving questions about the group’s ability to pull off the project.

Hsing Liu, developer for Sophia’s Heart, said his organization wants to provide community programming in East Nashville, but he is not ready to speak to residents who have voiced concern about the organization’s proposal.

“We’re in the community, so we want to add value to the community, ” Liu said in a phone interview. “Right now, it’s just really hard to give detailed information. Things are still up in the air.”

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Singer Danny Gokey Sits Down With 12 News

Watch the video at WISN


Danny Gokey on Country Vibe



Relativity Goes Fishing for David R. Ellis’ ‘Untitled 3D Shark Thriller’

Relativity Media has acquired domestic rights to director David R. Ellis’ Untitled 3D Shark Thriller.

Sierra Pictures and Incentive Filmed Entertainment are producing the film, now in post-production. Relativity plans a wide release next year.

Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Katharine McPhee, Chris Carmack, Alyssa Diaz, Joel David Moore, Donal Logue, Sinqua Walls and Chris Zylka star in the story of college friends spending a weekend at a lake house only to find that it’s not safe to go into the water.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter


David Archuleta – Celebs Uncut Nov 2010 Ep 3

This episode features American Idol runner-up David Archuleta during his stop in Singapore recently! He was in town to promote his latest album, Other Side of Down. Watch his Singaporean fans go gaga over this 19-year-old at his autograph session at Bugis Junction.

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David Archuleta on Fort Wayne’s Local Fox News

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Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest’s Sweet Parisian Vacation

Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Julianne Hough have jetted off to Paris, and the happy couple have wasted no time seeing the sights and spending quality time together.

On Tuesday, the two, who are also in town with Seacrest’s parents and his sister Meredith, lunched at Chez André and were spotted strolling hand-in-hand through the City of Light. Next on their itinerary? A stop by Dior’s flagship boutique on Avenue Montaigne.

Read more at People


Dancing with the Stars: It’s Anyone’s Game

In the weeks, days and hours leading up to the season 11 finale, the big debate among Dancing with the Stars fans was how did Bristol Palin outlast contestants like Brandy and Audrina Patridge, whose ballroom skills were superior? But in the minutes that followed Monday night’s performance show, it was clear inside the ballroom that Palin was just as deserving as Jennifer Grey and Kyle Massey of a shot at the mirror ball trophy.

So who will win? It’s anybody’s guess, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told PEOPLE backstage after the broadcast.

Read more at People


‘Dancing With the Stars’: Derek Hough keeps Jennifer Grey in a cage

Jennifer Grey’s “Dancing With the Stars” schedule has been so rigorous, she hasn’t even had the opportunity to go outside to receive any of that positive fan feedback in person.

Zap2it caught up with the Season 11 front-runner and partner Derek Hough after the first part of the finale, and she’s quite relieved the finish line is in sight.

“I’m really excited to finish, ” Grey tells us. “I haven’t been in the public for three months. I’ve been in a car, with my husband and daughter, in a doctor’s office or in the studio.”

“I actually keep her in a cage, ” Hough chimes in.

See the Video at Zap2it


ABC acknowledges voting issues at ‘Dancing’ Monday

LOS ANGELES — So many viewers voted after Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” finale that they temporarily overwhelmed the show’s voting system.

ABC says “a record amount of activity” overloaded its online and telephone voting systems Monday night, and that “some viewers reported experiencing difficulties registering their votes” for the show’s finale.

The network said in a statement Tuesday that the issue “affected each finalist equally” and “was promptly addressed.” Voting times were not extended.

Read more at Associated Press


ITV confirms ‘X Factor’ final schedule

ITV has confirmed that The X Factor final will take place over the weekend of December 11 and 12.

Two two-hour shows will see the show crown its seventh winner, who will follow in the footsteps of previous stars including Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and last year’s victor Joe McElderry.

Read more at Digital Spy

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