Idol Headlines for 12/24/07

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…”American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is 33.

One more time for Troy Brown

Former American Idol contestant Ayla Brown sang the National Anthem, wearing a No. 80 Troy Brown jersey. That appropriate, because Brown is active for the first time this season and has to immediately zoom to the top of the list of Patriots who could become the team 22nd player to score a touchdown….

Boston Herald


Singing legend DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY has slammed reality TV talent shows for their failure to nurture any “real” talent.
The 70-year-old star is adamant those who are the most gifted on shows like American Idol and British show The X Factor are voted off well before the series’ finals – and believes many young people want to become famous for nothing in particular…..

PR Inside

At Christmas, stories of love and giving from across the region

….In addition to an outpouring of support, love and individual financial assistance, friends of the families put on a Concert from the Heart that featured former “American Idol” performer Ayla Brown, along with some of the best musical talent from the region, all to benefit the families of J.J. and Jackson….

Eagle Tribune

Ruben Studdard dropped by J Records

…….Ruben co-manager Jonathan Effinger said Ruben is still with 19 Entertainment, that they are now shopping for another label for him. Ruben has already started recording cuts for his fourth album, having just gotten back from working with producers in Copenhagen, Denmark.

…19 decided to find another record label to put his vision out, Effinger said. …19 has a pretty good idea what they want to do and want to be given the flexibility to do it. Just looking at the album sales, I dont think they reflect Ruben ability or fan base……..


Bulldogs’ success rooted in Croom

…..Friday: President’s Gala Dinner/Dance at The Peabody, 7 p.m. Entertainment by Taylor Hicks. Tickets: $175…..

Commercial Appeal



TODAY “Christmas at Belmont”: “American Idol” finalist Melinda Doolittle, above, hosts a spirited concert of Yuletide favorites and classical selections performed by students from Nashville’s Belmont University. 9 p.m. today, PBS and KPTS, Channel 8.

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Can NBC Do for ‹Quarterlife What YouTube Could Not?

….Despite the hurdles, other companies are exploring Web-to-television arrangements. FremantleMedia, the production company behind …The Price Is Right and the British version of …American Idol, is pitching a television series based on the …Atomic Wedgie brand of humorous and raunchy Internet video clips. The clips, which were originally designed for mobile devices, were introduced three months ago on MySpace and have been viewed more than three million times since. They also appear on a Web site,

FremantleMedia said that it intends to pitch the series to six broadcast and cable networks by the end of the year.

…On the Web, you can get an immediate response, said Maureen Fitzpatrick, the vice president of mobile development for FremantleMedia. …You can see if the numbers are there and you can see if a series has legs.