Simon Cowell: ‘It’s Not George Michael’
New reports say former Wham! frontman George Michael has been offered a judging spot on the US version of “The X Factor.”
But “Extra’s” Terri Seymour spoke exclusively to Simon Cowell on his Christmas vacation and he told her Michael “will not be a judge on the U.S. ‘The X Factor.'”
Read more at Extra
46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards To Air April 3, ACM To Honor Women Of Country Music
The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
Also, the Academy will tape an all-star concert special, Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country, at the same location Monday, April 4th, 2011 to air at a later date on CBS. No word on who will be featured, but superstar, Carrie Underwood is a good bet!
American Idol Season 10 taping is a wrap at The Mirage
Set pieces, video footage and special effects from Love were incorporated into the taping, including the inline skaters from “Help!” American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe was so involved with the shoot, he took part in rolling an oversized Cirque du Soleil prop back and forth on camera for one of the scenes.
Read more at Las Vegas Weekly
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Danny Gokey planning new single for early 2011
Danny, who has been writing new songs for the past month or so, hopes to go into the studio in January to record his next single. If plans hold, that single will be out in the first quarter of 2011, with a second album to follow later in the year.
“We figured that we would send something fresh out, ” he says. “We’re trying to show the diversity of what I can do, that I’m not locked in a box.”
Read more at USA Today
EXCLUSIVE: Fantasia Fails To Keep Reporters Out Of Courtroom After Abortion Confession
Fantasia Barrino was not pleased when her private courtroom confession of an abortion was made public so the American Idol winner attempted to seal the next hearing but failed, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
“Fantasia’s attorney tried to have the courtroom sealed for Tuesday’s hearing but was denied by the judge, ” a source with inside information told RadarOnline.com.
Read more at RadarOnline
“‘Freaks and Geeks, ‘ ‘True Blood, ‘ ‘American Idol’ among honored shows at PaleyFest 2011
The Paley Center for Media announced four of its honorees for the upcoming PaleyFest 2011: True Blood, The Walking Dead, American Idol, and Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, which will be “jointly honored on one special evening.” Best. The rest of the line-up will be announced in January, and the fest itself takes place in March. Ah, plenty of time to save up $1, 200 for the full pass!
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Nice ‘N Naughty by Todrick Hall
The latest music video from Season 9’s Todrick Hall. Todrick has a new Christmas Album out entitled “Somebody’s Christmas!”
Danny Gokey sings the National Anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Crystal bowersox: “the first time i got dumped” (plus, hear her exclusive gURL theme song!)
More at gurl.com
David Archuleta Talks Relationships & Dating
Via clevver tv
X Factor winner Matt Cardle brings shopping centre to a standstill
X FACTOR champion Matt Cardle brought a shopping centre to a standstill last night, with his first public performance since his win.
Thousands of fans queued across three floors just to get a glimpse of their idol. And hysterical screams almost drowned out the former painter and decorator as he belted out new single When We Collide, a cover of Biffy Clyro’s Many of Horror.
Afterwards Southampton-born Matt, 27, was mobbed by girls begging for autographs or to have their picture taken with him at Whiteleys, West London.
Read more at Mirror.co.uk
An exclusive HITS Year-End Dialogue – With Ryan Murphy
The show’s 8 p.m. time period tends to guarantee a young audience. How do you feel about the criticism of the show’s sexual content and double entendres?
When we premiered, we were at 9 p.m. and designed for an adult audience, but kids still found it. The show was never designed for kids; it was supposed to be like Election. One of the caveats when the network asked us to go to 8 was that the content wouldn’t change. I began hearing from parents, and I started listening to them, which led me to change the material after the first five episodes, which were a little bit more risqué. I am conscious that there are younger eyes on the screen. We’ve removed a lot of that in-your-face, double-entendre stuff, and I don’t think the show has suffered at all. Parents, it’s now safe to watch with your kid. I do want young people to watch, because the lessons are so great.
Read more at Hits Daily Double