Idol Headlines for 12/20/10

Today’s Idol Appearances:

  • David Archuleta appears on the Baub Show.  Listen to it HERE. 7 pm PST.


Blake Lewis Plays Contour in Seattle on New Year’s Eve

Blake Lewis Live performance and DJ set, plus catered appetizer buffet, Champagne toast and dessert. 9 p.m Dec. 31, Contour, 807 First Ave., Seattle; $25-$40, 21-and-over.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


Crystal Bowersox: ‘American Idol’ Needs Simon Cowell

Crystal Bowersox has had quite a year. She placed second on the ninth season of ‘American Idol, ‘ tied the knot with musician Brian Walker and released her debut album, ‘Father’s Daughter.’ But she’s taking it all one day at a time, and she’s out to prove she’s not just another cookie-cutter ‘Idol’ winner. Penning eight (yes, eight!) tracks on her new album, Bowersox is the sort of talent who won’t be forgotten after the new batch of ‘Idol’ hopefuls takes center stage in January.

See the video at Pop Eater


Slash meets Carly Smithson at Viva Elvis

Carly Smithson met Slash backstage on her first night with Cirque Du Soleil Viva Elvis Saturday night. Carly sang “One Night With You” and “Love me Tender”.

Read more at Las Vegas Weekly


Alabama notables share their holiday memories

‘Zat you, Santa Claus?

“I guess you could say that I was a tree hugger. I knew if I hung around the tree, something magical would happen at Christmas. The closer I was to the tree, the quicker I would receive gifts. … I also remember how I found out Santa wasn’t real. My Dad used to do the Santa photos at Brookwood Village every year, where my grandmother worked, and I hung around there a lot. I watched Santa get dressed and undressed every afternoon before going to the arcade. When my Dad finally told me he’d been eating all those cookies I’d been making for Santa every year, well, … I’d already gotten a dose of how fake Santa could be.”



Siobhan Magnus & Lunar Valve Acoustic Live on Cape Cod Pixy 103

Siobhan Magnus performed three acoustic songs (two originals and one cover) at PIXY 103 FM in Cape Cod last night (12/19/10).


Between the Bars – Elliott Smith cover




CTV Will Split ‘American Idol’ Telecasts to Retain ‘Big Bang Theory’

TORONTO — Fox’s American Idol battling CBS’ The Big Bang Theory on Thursday night has offered little comfort for Canadian broadcaster CTV, which airs both popular series north of the border.

The solution for CTV will be to air Idol’s performance episode Wednesdays starting Jan. 19 on its main network, and then on Jan. 20 shift Idol’s Thursday results show to its secondary A network.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter


‘American Idol’ is about to rattle your TV habits

“American Idol is surely set to come back to the pack in terms of ratings, ” said Jeffrey McCall, a professor of media studies at DePauw University and author of “Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Media Influences.”

“No show can maintain craze status indefinitely. The show had signs of weakness last year and the downward trend is likely to continue, ” McCall said. “The loss of Simon [Cowell] alone gives viewers a sense that the decline is upon us.”

Still, it’s hard to count out the program that has topped the Nielsen ratings for an unprecedented six straight seasons.

Read more at Market Watch


‘Idol’ A&R Man Jeff Fenster Exits Jive; WBR Bound?

Jive Records executive Jeff Fenster, who was tasked with overseeing all American Idol alums’ albums for the label, is leaving his post as senior vp A&R, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It’s rumored that he’ll make a move to Warner Bros. Records, which has recently installed a new management team headed by award-winning producer Rob Cavallo.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter


Cowell ‘warned by Fox over US X Factor’

Simon Cowell has apparently been warned by Fox executives to avoid broadcasting anything provocative when the US version of The X Factor begins next year.

The UK reality show recently attracted thousands of complaints following racy performances by Christina Aguilera and Rihanna during the grand final.

Read more at Digital Spy


Dianna Agron Interview I AM NUMBER FOUR; Plus an Update on GLEE Including Her Thoughts on the Super Bowl Episode

When director D.J. Caruso cast Dianna Agron (Glee) as the lead in his sci-fi action thriller I Am Number Four, he took a chance on a rising young star. After all, while Glee was getting a lot of press, there was always the chance the show would flame out. But if you follow the ratings, you know Glee is bigger than ever, and the casting of Agron looks like a great move.

But let me back up a second. If you’ve been reading Collider, you know we’ve been covering I Am Number Four since the project was first announced. But with DreamWorks releasing a brand new trailer and a release date fast approaching (February 18, 2011), I recently got to attend a long lead press day with the cast and after the jump you can read or listen to my roundtable interview with Dianna Agron. During the interview she talked about how she got started acting, how crazy her schedule is, filming I Am Number Four, what’s going on with Glee, and her thoughts on the big Super Bowl episode:

Read more at The Collider

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