Idol Headlines for 11/30/10 – The Evening Edition

@IdolsNow: “DANNY GOKEY sings at the Corporate Citizenship Awards presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tonight in Washington DC.”

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@IdolsNow: “JENNIFER HUDSON will appear in the west coast portion of “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve With Ryan Seacrest” on ABC Dec 31.”

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Siobhan Magnus and Lunar Valve set to perform at the 9th Annual Bourne Firefighters Homeless for the Holidays with PIXY 103 benefit at the Bay Motor Inn in Bourne, MA on Dec 11. More info at Siofan.com

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Watch the Video for the new Jason Aldean/Kelly Clarkson single, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” on GAC TV at 12:03 am and 7:55 PM tomorrow, December 1.

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More Headlines after the JUMP…

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Cambio.com presents Kris Allen and Ra Ra Riot

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Fresh Video: Brooke Hunter Chats With Lee DeWyze

via Fresh 105.9

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The Italian Duo, Sonoro perform Carrie Underwood’s “There’s A Place for Us” for the Italian release of Narnia

via sebmayer

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Katharine McPhee: NBC In NYC

Katharine McPhee was all smiles outside the NBC studios in New York City on Monday (November 29).

See the photos at Just Jared

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Jennifer Lopez becomes Boys & Girls Club spokesperson

Jennifer Lopez has a new job.

Denzel Washington, who has been a spokesman for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) since 1992, today announced that Jenny from the Block will join him as a national spokesperson.

Read more at USA Today

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Ryan Seacrest is ‘Dead’ But Has 3 More Years on Radio

Ryan Seacrest’s digital death is captured in this new coffin shot before World AIDS Day on Wednesday (December 1).

The 35-year-old TV and radio personality is just one of many celebs to give up Twitter and other social media sites until $1 million is raised in support of Keep A Child Alive.

See the photo at Just Jared

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ casting: How do you top a polarizing contestant like Bristol Palin?

“Each season we try to assemble a cast of characters that brings us something new, ” Green told EW. “That was the thought behind Bristol. We hadn’t had someone quite like her, and it worked. There’s a peculiar alchemy and there’s a lot of luck involved.”

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Ryan Seacrest on new radio deal: ‘I don’t know what a mogul feels like. I’m only 5′ 9″… and can only bench 160 pounds.’

Zap2it: Let’s talk about those. What will you be doing?

Seacrest: I will continue to stay on the radio, on the shows I currently host. And with Clear Channel I will program and help the digital initiative that they have a clear mission for. They have 100 million plus people a week. When you think of distribution — 100 million people a week — that is the golden goose. So what do you do to evolve it?

Zap2it: Cute. What are you looking for in terms of the digital initiative?

Seacrest: The easiest way to answer is anything in the world of entertainment, pop culture, we will be exploring. There is a lot of material that exists within the lulls of a radio show that we don’t always get a chance to use, and can be framed in a better way and make it handy for the audience. This will give us a way to repurpose it for new material. For the Z100 show (which airs in the greater NYC area) we use a 50th of what we have access to in a day. A morning show here (he’s on KIIS-FM in L.A.) has 70 percent that can go out. This is a way for us to streamline all of the content, and work with them on concert tours and some advertising.

Read more at Zap2it

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‘Glee’: Get to know the Tufts Beelzebubs, the real group behind New Directions’ newest rivals

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you guys end up on Glee?
EVAN POWELL: They basically approached us. I was in class and got a bunch of phone calls from numbers I didn’t recognize. Once I got out of class, I discovered they were all voicemails from producers on Glee. We called them back pretty quickly, they asked us if we were interested in doing a track on the show, and we said yes, and here we are.

Did producers know about you because of your appearance on The Sing-Off last year? Or was it more from the college a cappella circuit?
EP: Originally they had thought about doing [Glee] as more of a cappella focused show, so they had already done a lot of research into a cappella and various college groups, and listened to a lot of our albums. Eventually they decided to take the show in the more high school choir direction, but when they had an opportunity to bring an a cappella group onto the show, they revisited all of their research from before and decided that they’d like to try to go with us.

Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Exclusive: Meet Glee’s Newest Recruit

Glee’s Coach Beiste is beefing up her team ahead of the Feb. 6 Super Bowl episode. Sources confirm to me exclusively that relative newcomer Kody Batchelor will guest-star in the gridiron-themed episode as Strando, a potentially recurring new football player at McKinley High.

The initial casting breakdown called for actors who were both extremely funny and “as wide as they are tall.”

Read more at Movieline

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