Idol Headlines for 12/28/10

Check out the NEW Weight Watchers ads from Jennifer Hudson. She sings “Feeling Good” in the new 30 second spots. Watch them HERE.


The Kennedy Center Honors featuring Steven Tyler and Jennifer Hudson honoring Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey, respectively, airs tonight on CBS, 9/8c pm.


Via @IdolsNow: Anthony Federov stars in Cinderella: Enchanted Edition with Nashville Symphony, April 15, 7 PM CDT.  More information HERE.


Starry Women on the Verge Musical to Close Early on Broadway

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, a musical adaptation of the Spanish movie of the same name by Pedro Almodovar, will play its final performance at the Belasco Theatre on Sunday, January 2, 2011. The Lincoln Center Theater production, originally set to run through January 23, will have played 30 preview and 69 regular performances at the time of closing.

With a cast filled with Broadway heavyweights including Tony Award winners Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Benanti and Danny Burstein, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was named the most-anticipated new musical by readers prior to starting performances on October 8, 2010. Also starring Sherie Rene Scott, de’Adre Aziza, Justin Guarini, Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mary Beth Peil, the show opened to mixed reviews on November 4, 2010.



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David Archuleta Satellite Interview – FOX Good Day LA

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David Archuleta on FOX 12 Oregon

Via Archiedorable


Bowersox uplifting for NW Ohio

Toledo Business Journal: Your success has brought a lot of pride to northwest Ohio. Have any local companies or organizations asked for your involvement? Are there any you would consider working with?

Crystal Bowersox: Actually, yes. Some of the organizers who did the hometown visit on American Idol have thrown around the idea of another “Bowerstock” [event]. It’s way too soon to tell if we have time for that, but that’s something that, maybe a few years from now, we could look into. We could possibly have a festival of some sort to benefit the area and different organizations. I would love to do that.

One of my heroes, [musician] Michael Franti, does that every year in San Francisco, a thing he calls Power to the Peaceful. I’d love to be a part of that and see how he runs that show, and it’s maybe something that I could bring back to northwest Ohio.



Bowersox stops by Village Idiot during return to NWO

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Bowersox arrived. Reed was streaming live video from The Village Idiot.

FOX Toledo had a video photographer on the scene, Bowersox stated she did not want to talk with the media.

Reed described Bowersox as being “mobbed” by those who were at The Village Idiot. Then Reed said she was asked to stop the live stream and to not record Bowersox’s appearance.

Bowersox reportedly took the stage once the live stream and cameras were turned off and performed “Mason” with her husband, Brian Walker, who accompanied her to The Village Idiot. She then later played “Holy Toledo.”

Read more at Toledo Free Press


Bowersox visits, sings at Village Idiot

Bowersox visits, sings at Village Idiot:

Via Fox Toledo


Casey James does a Christmas night drop-in at Buttons

“He got up there with them, and nobody does Casey like Casey, ” says Buttons owner Keith Hicks. “He did his thing for sure. It was awesome. We had all the blues cats there that night, the local legends.” (In addition to Millsap, Buddy Whittington and James Hinkle were there as well.) Hicks isn’t exactly sure how James ended up showing up, but he figures word got to him about the annual Christmas night blues romp. “He has played [Buttons] before, ” Hicks said, “but that was before he became the man the man the man.” Hicks said even though James kept his hat pulled way down over his eyes, and didn’t make a ton of eye contact, the crowd still went a little nuts to see him.



TV review: ‘Kennedy Center Honors’ on CBS, strangely chilled

But even bookended with star-studded tributes to super-famous Oprah Winfrey and Paul McCartney, this year’s show feels too perfunctory. There is nothing wrong with it, really, save for the sense of duty that makes the Kennedy Center Honors somehow so uninteresting to a larger world. Judging from this sluggish telecast, no one seemed to be one bit more thrilled to be there than the minimum gratitude and glee required by Kennedy Center fiat.

Winfrey, who is over-adored at this point, is seen in the box of honor, there with Sir Paul, the president, a fashionably bespectacled first lady and other honorees. Winfrey reaches behind her seat to grip her partner Stedman Graham’s hands as Jennifer Hudson launches into a beautiful song from “The Color Purple” musical that Winfrey produced. McCartney succeeds at appearing quite pleased by his musical montage, the show’s finale, even as No Doubt, Steven Tyler and others mangle a broad sampling of his solo and Beatles oeuvre.

Read more at the Washington Post


Betting on Simon Cowell knighthood looks misguided

A late gamble on Simon Cowell to be knighted in the New Year Honours looks to have gone astray.

The high priest of high trousers has been cut to 5-4 by Ladbrokes after a large number of bets on Christmas Eve but weekend reports suggest he has been overlooked – no mean feat when he’s wearing those stack heels.

Read more at the Mirror


The weirdest X Factor double act? Cher Lloyd and Wagner take to the stage

HERE’S an X Factor 2010 pair we didn’t think we’d see together – Cher Lloyd and Wagner!
But X Factor 2010’s controversial stars Cher Lloyd and Wagner came together as they both performed at a venue in Birkenhead last night.

With Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson entertaining the crowds at Twickenham and One Direction heading up to Glasgow for their gig, mini Cheryl Cole and Brazilian Wagner hit Pacific Road Arts Centre in The Wirrall.

Read more at OK Magazine


Rapid-Fire Quiz with Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul talks about her new show “Live To Dance” with Terri Seymour

Via ExtraTV


Jane Lynch’s next stop: NYC’s Charmin Restrooms

Jane-Lynch-ChraminImage Credit: Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosIf anyone thinks Glee‘s success has gone to Jane Lynch’s head, let this appearance ease your mind: Tomorrow, she’s set to help Charmin crown its “King or Queen of the Throne” at its public Charmin Restrooms in New York City. Lynch will officiate the two-part competition, after which, one of the five finalists will walk away with $50, 000 and the honor of “presiding” over the Charmin Restrooms for the final days of 2010 and “sharing their Charmin enthusiasm by greeting and welcoming visitors and their families.” Round 1 is Toilet Tissue Trivia, while Round 2 involves physical challenges (a Charmin stacking competition, a Charmin tossing competition, and a Charmin mummy competition).

Read more at Entertainment Weekly


The Monkees’ Peter Tork Admires Susan Boyle

When Monkees bassist Peter Tork heard that Susan Boyle had covered the prefab four’s ’60s pop hit ‘Daydream Believer, ‘ his first reaction was, “Good for her.” Tork tells Popeater that he has nothing but admiration for Boyle and her unusual story. “Can you imagine? You wait and you wait and you wait, and it’s way past the time anyone else has ever got famous, and boy! Her first appearance was breathtaking. I was so impressed. What resonance. A great resonance. Yeah!” he says applauding the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ sensation.

Read more at Popeater

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