Today’s Idol Appearances:
- Elliott Yamin and Friends in a Soulful Holiday celebration, Alex Theater, Glendale CA, 7:30 pm
- Adam Lambert plays the Q102 Jingle Ball in Camden NJ
- Lee DeWyze performs at the MIX 104 Warm Up Party at the Last Day Saloon, Santa Rosa CA.
- David Archuleta performs at the Kaleidoscope skating show in San Antonio TX. More information HERE.
- Anoop Desai performs at the BMI Showcase in NY. More information HERE. 7-10 pm.
- Crystal Bowersox will be at The Grove in Los Angeles to tape a segment with Mario Lopez for Extra TV. 2:30 pm. Kara DioGuardi is set for 1 pm.
- Katharine McPhee to perform at Koffeehouse Hollywood Holiday Concert to Benefit The Fender Music Foundation in Los Angeles. 9Pm and will be webcast on Stickam.
Danny Gokey is set to appear on the CMT Top 20 countdown, Friday December 10 11 am.
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Idol at Idiot: Kris Allen Rocks Out on Broadway
On December 7, past American Idol winner Kris Allen became the latest rocker to drop by the Broadway show with real music cred: American Idiot.
See the photo at Broadway.com
See even more photos HERE. Cale Mills and Kris’s wife Katy were also there.
Carrie Underwood Lets Aslan Take the Wheel
If they gave an award for winning awards, Carrie Underwood would probably win that too. Last night, she was the big prize-getter at the first-ever American Country Awards, taking home honors for Artist of the Year. On Friday, her song “There’s A Place for Us” will be featured on the soundtrack to the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” Could the next awards-show stop for Underwood be the Oscars?
Underwood, who was given six full-size Fender Stratocaster guitars as prizes at the ACAs, called up Speakeasy today to talk about her recent honors, her new movie theme song and why she won’t try to rhyme anything with “Narnia.”
Read more at the Wall Street Journal
Adam Lambert wants to borrow Russel Brand’s clothes
“I think that Russell Brand looks great and I would totally borrow his clothes, ” Adam said.
“I like a lot of the avant-garde runway stuff, you know, I love Galliano and Gareth Pugh. I just went to Rick Owens to buy a pair of boots in Paris that I was really excited about.
“I like stuff that is just a little bit androgynous and a little bit just special. I don’t like to do anything that’s normal, it has to be a little extra special.”
Jordin Sparks in the Studio
Jordin Sparks tweets, “In the booth! I still look sickly pale! I need sunshine LOL you guys are gonna flip when you hear these songs!”
Blake Lewis stops by for a visit
Andrew Garcia, Tim Urban and Didi Benami perform at Room 5 last night in Los Angeles. Blake Lewis and journalist Shirley Halperin were in the audience.
@Shirley Halpirin: “It’s like a Season 9 refresher course over here – “Forever, ” “Hallelujah, ” “Terrified.”
Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert sing “Strawberry Wine” at the Blake Shelton’s ACA after-party Dec 6
San Francisco-born, LA-based Darren Criss’ path to joining the cast of Fox’s much-beloved Glee represents a particularly of-the-moment fairy tale: a Lana-Turner-in-the-malt-shop story for the digital age. It started when Criss posted A Very Potter Musical, a show he and friends at the University of Michigan theater department put together during their senior year, on the Internet. In spite of an image and sound quality that Criss calls “equivalent to that of your Uncle Jimmy filming your Christmas pageant, ” he quickly became a YouTube sensation, garnering a substantial cult following and spurring him to start a production company, Starkids, with his musical co-conspirators. The group produced a sequel to the Harry Potter musical, as well as the inarguably highbrow Me and My Dick. A brief appearance on the short-lived series Eastwick later, Criss landed on Glee playing Blaine, a member of the Warblers, a rival glee club, and love interest to Kurt.
Read more at Interview
Jim Cantiello’s Musical Glee Cap
Glee Gives Back, and It’s Pretty Darn Adorable
Forget Gwyneth Paltrow as the coolest substitue teacher that ever was. Matthew Morrison spent the day instructing elementary school kids on how to make musical instruments–along with many of your other Glee faves–and as the lucky girl who got to serve as Matthew’s teacher’s aide, I know something even you diehard fans don’t know:
The real-life Mr. Schuester is way cool in the eyes of kids! Say what you want about his “40-not-Top-40” character on the show, but Matthew Morrison took the time to really connect with the future rock-star hopefuls at our table and they were visibly smitten.
Read more at EOnline
German teen hacker apologises to Lady Gaga: report
A German teenager under criminal investigation for allegedly stealing pictures and unreleased songs from top pop stars has sent a letter of apology to Lady Gaga, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
“Dear Lady Gaga, ” begins the letter by the 18-year-old self-described hacker identified only as Deniz A which was published in the daily Bild .
“I am ashamed of what I have done. I did not think about the consequences.”
Prosecutors in the western city of Duisburg have opened a probe against Deniz A. for allegedly trying to sell brand new music by stars including Justin Timberlake, Kesha, Kelly Clarkson as well as Lady Gaga on the Internet.
Deniz A., who reportedly called himself DJ Stolen, told Bild he was “unbelievably sorry”.
Read more at Expatica.com
Why Crowds Love Marc Anthony and J.Lo’s PDA
When Grammy-winning crooner Marc Anthony entertains an audience of panting females, they roar with applause. Performing his Spanish ballads barefoot while clad in a sexy tux, his connection with the audience is explosive. But his passion surges to a new level when he sees how much the the fans idolize his wife, Jennifer Lopez.
“It’s one thing to watch audience reaction to Marc, who has Frank Sinatra-like magic with the crowd, ” observed a music source. “But to see thousands of female fans cheering for Jennifer is amazing. Marc’s love and respect for her is intoxicating, and the crowd goes wild.”
Read more at PopEater
Kris Allen sings “Christmas Song” at the Mix 105 Holiday Soiree in Orlando, FL on December 5
via Mix 105