Today’s Idol Appearances
- Glee’s Darren Criss performs at the Ayla Malls in Manila, Philippines
- Katharine McPhee appears on Live with Regis and Kelly
Steven Tyler: Idol Judge Jennifer Lopez Is “Ridiculous” and “Street”
Earlier this month at the Kennedy Center Honors, the Aerosmith frontman, 62, gushed to UsMagazine.com of his fellow judge, “First and foremost, she’s a lady and she’s not afraid to show that at any given time.”
Added Tyler of the married mom of two, 41, “She’s ridiculous. You know, she’s exactly what I thought she’d be. She’s street.”
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Whatever happened to? Idol’s Paige Miles releasing first album soon
The one time she really felt in her element, covering Free’s “All Right Now, ” led notoriously tough judge Simon Cowell to call her the most talented voice in the competition.
She has a lot of hope that people will agree with that assessment come January when she plans on releasing her debut album. For that CD, she’s working with some of the best and hottest writers in Los Angeles — including Jukebox, who wrote Willow Smith’s hit “Whip My Hair, ” Great Scott, who wrote “Wall to Wall” for Chris Brown, and producer Micayle “Mack” McKinney, who was nominated for two Grammys for Ne-Yo’s “Year of the Gentleman.”
“I just have an amazing team of people to work with, ” Miles said. “The recording process can be really brutal. I’ve been practically living in the studio. But I’m making the music I always wanted to make.”
Read more at Naples News
Larry King Likely to Team Up with Ryan Seacrest
For the first time in 53 years, the 77-year-old is without a radio or TV program to host. He ended his long-running CNN show Thursday night.
But he’s apparently not through with being an on-air personality.
King told “Early Show” co-anchor Erica Hill in an exclusive interview that he’s readying to team up with Ryan Seacrest.
He told Hill, “We’re in major talks with Ryan Seacrest, who runs now, pretty much, Clear Channel Radio. … I’d say that’s very — pretty close to fruition.”
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Simon Cowell Says ‘X-Factor’ Will Discover the Next Bob Marley, Dylan, Jack White
What does Cowell have planned in that department? According to a weekend tweet by Dave Stewart, the songwriter, entrepreneur and one-half of the Eurythmics, it won’t be a Leona Lewis clone or even a Susan Boyle-like phenomenon. “Simon Cowell says X-Factor will discover the new Bob Marley, Bod [sic] Dylan, Thom Yorke, Win Butler, Jack White, Imogen Heap, ” wrote Stewart. “Just a matter of time.”
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
David Archuleta on Young Hollywood
Simon Cowell’s £35m Pepsi deal for American X Factor
SIMON Cowell’s new US TV show has clinched a £35million deal to plug Pepsi Cola.
The money-spinning product placement contract is a major coup for the first series of his American X Factor.
And it is sure to irritate Cowell’s long-standing rival, Simon Fuller, who has a similar deal worth “just” £23million with brand rival Coca-Cola on American Idol.
Read more at the Daily Mirror
Jennifer Lopez Sued for $10 Million in Nuisance Lawsuit
Sometimes stupid lawsuits come with the territory of being famous … cut to a lawsuit that was just filed against Jennifer Lopez by the girlfriend of Jennifer’s first hubby.
Claudia Vazquez just filed the $10 million lawsuit against Jennifer, claiming Lopez tried to torpedo a movie about Ojani Noa’s life.
Two thoughts come to mind … How would Lopez do that? And who wants to see that movie anyway.
Read more at TMZ
Nigel Lythgoe For MDA
Nigel visited the Muscular Dystrophy Association headquarters yesterday and taped a little message.
Lea Michele in 1998
‘The Sing-Off’s’ winners, Committed, on the future: ‘We’re going to sing our little hearts out’
After four nights of competition on “The Sing-Off, ” six church boys from Huntsville, Alabama sang their way to a Season 2 win in Monday’s (Dec. 20) finale.
Zap2it was at the live taping and we spoke with Committed just moments after host and executive producer, Nick Lachey, announced their win.
“We don’t believe it, ” Committed’s Alain “Tommy” Gervais tells Zap2it. “The confetti flew everywhere and we’re like, ‘what?’ Tears. All the hard work, man. We didn’t know we were going to be here, but we’re here now. Thanks to him [as he points up].”
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Dan Savage and Jane Lynch
Cheeky sex columnist meets fire-tongued cheerleading coach. Both were in Los Angeles to support the Trevor Project, a suicide-prevention organization for LGBT youth. We put them in a room together–and it’s fair to say that neither held back. From parenthood to coming out to the sexual orientation of a certain (male) Supreme Court justice, Dan Savage and Jane Lynch gleefully tackled it all. They sat down with NEWSWEEK’s Jessica Bennett. Excerpts:
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