Today’s Idol Appearances
- Crystal Bowersox appears on the Chelsea Lately show, E! 11 pm
- Jennifer Hudson performs a song and gives away toys with the WGN 9 morning news show at the Abraham Lincoln Center, Chicago IL
- Jordin Sparks celebrates her 21st birthday at the Compound Grill in Phoenix, AZ. More information HERE.
- Glee’s Darren Criss performs at the Ayla Malls in Manila, Philippines
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Steven Tyler’s visit to Hingham turns charitable
Looks like “American Idol’’ judge Steven Tyler is home for the holidays.
tyler.jpgThe Aerosmith frontman, who lives in Marshfield, was at Whole Foods in Hingham on Monday night doing some holiday shopping with his model daughter, Mia.
When Tyler got to the cash register, he put smiles on the faces of employees (including Julie Morin, shown here with Tyler) when he decided to buy 100 Feed Kids Now bags, which are $5 bags filled with nutritious foods that are distributed to children at the Quincy Crisis Center.
Whole Foods marketing team leader Tina Barber said Tyler’s visit was a surprise, not a staged, do-gooding photo-op.
Read more at Boston Globe
Jennifer Hudson “Feeling Good” About Weight Loss
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – She won’t say how much weight she lost, but singer/actress Jennifer Hudson will say that in the nine months she’s been a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, she has never felt better.
Hudson is even singing about it in a new tune, “Feeling Good, ” which is part of an ad campaign the dieting firm is launching on December 26 to coincide with its new nutritional PointsPlus program.
“Basically (the song) is the perfect way to describe this journey and how it’s left me feeling, ” Hudson told Reuters. “If I could bottle everything inside me and tell others to help motivate them, then this is it.”
Read more at ABC.com
CBS Shifts ‘Blue Bloods’ to Wednesdays
CBS will shift Tom Selleck drama Blue Bloods to the higher profile Wednesday at 10 p.m. time slot for four weeks in January and give new romantic comedy Mad Love the post-How I Met Your Mother slot beginning February.
The announcement comes as the network firms up its midseason schedule.
Blue Bloods, which is averaging more than 12 million viewers on Friday nights, will begin its tryout Jan. 19 displacing The Defenders, which will move to Fridays at 8 p.m. effective Feb. 4. Previously announced Live to Dance, with Paula Abdul will get the 8 p.m. Wednesday slot beginning Jan. 5.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
Maroulis excited about bringing ‘Rock of Ages’ to South Florida
He identifies tremendously with his Rock of Ages character “Drew”: “We’re both from big families, both dreamers and both ambitious dudes that always want to get ‘the girl’.”
Although 15 years younger than his on-stage character Constantine still loves MTV and like Drew went out west to blaze a name for himself and make his dreams come true.
Read more at the Palm Beach Post
Will 2011 be the year reality TV dies?
Reality TV is dead. Toast. Six feet under. Kaput. Had a fork stuck in it — one of those big serving forks, too, not a little oyster fork.
Well, not so fast. Reality TV is still breathing, even though “American Idol” and “Dancing With the Stars” spent some time in the emergency room last season. When the juggernauts feel pain, so do the rest of us. And the genre.
The reality about the future of reality TV? We have judges of our own who have an opinion on the subject.
Read more at MSNBC
EXCLUSIVE: Court Finds Fantasia’s Married Lover Was Separated From Wife At Time Of Tryst
There’s been a major win for singer Fantasia, with a North Carolina court finding the married man who impregnated her was actually separated from his wife at the time of their love affair.
RadarOnline.com has learned a judge ruled in favor of Antwaun Cook in his divorce proceeding against ex-wife Paula.
Read more at RadarOnline
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ben Affleck Forbid Jennifer Lopez From Talking To Ex-Hubby Claims Girlfriend
Ben Affleck demanded that Jennifer Lopez stop communication with her ex-husband, Ojani Noa, while they were engaged and even had him fired from her Pasadena-owned restaurant, Noa’s girlfriend charges in shocking new claims.
“Last time she [Lopez] had contact with Ojani was when Ben Affleck was around and Ben Affleck actually found out a lot things about Ojani, ” his girlfriend Claudia Vazquez told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive video interview Tuesday.
“He [Affleck] was very jealous. He actually told her to fire him [Noa]; no reason. Ojani could not be close to Jennifer when Ben was around.”
Read more at RadarOnline
Simon Cowell’s fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy orders him to boot old flames Sinitta and Terri Seymour off yacht
JETTING off with a couple of old flames while the fiancee was left home alone wasn’t the smartest move – as Simon Cowell is fast discovering.
Now the X Factor judge is desperate to make things up with 37-year-old make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy.
Fed-up Mish has told him they’ll be seeing in the New Year together with a few close pals – but the invited group won’t include his exes.
Read more at the Daily Mirror
Paula Abdul Talks Dance, Idol and Reteaming With Simon Cowell
TV Guide Magazine: Live to Dance will go up against Idol on Wednesdays, starting January 19. How do you feel about that?
Abdul: I haven’t really thought about it much. They’re two different shows, and I think there’s an audience for both. [Idol is] a juggernaut that you can’t deny, and my show’s a new show that I hope people are charmed by.
TV Guide Magazine: Are you feeling the pressure, though?
Abdul: I would be lying if I didn’t say that I’m totally invested in this [show] and yeah, there’s a part of me that does have that anxious nervous energy. But I thrive on that!
Read more at TV Guide