Kanye West Vs. Taylor Swift And More Great Feuds Of 2009
Adam Lambert vs. ABC
After Adam Lambert hit the American Music Awards stage for an over-the-top performance of “For Your Entertainment, ” ABC was anything but entertained. The “American Idol” runner-up didn’t feel the need to apologize for his risqu performance, and ABC canceled several of his planned appearances on the channel. When he did eventually make it back on the network, he wasn’t allowed to go live: His “View” appearance was pre-taped.
Kris Allen, Mark Hoppus, Ke$ha, Owl City Reveal Their 2009 Favorites
Artists of the Year: “He’s not really an artist, but I’m gonna say Tiger Woods. Or Seacrest. As for the ladies, it’s gotta be Taylor Swift. If it wasn’t her, I don’t think anyone else is close.”
Comerica Bank New Year’s Parade 2010
New Years Day kicks off in a Big D way with the 2010 Comerica Bank New Year’s Parade in downtown Dallas. More than 100, 000 are expected to watch the annual festival of music, floats and fun.
* Eli Young Band Serves as Parade Grand Marshal
* “American Idol” Jason Castro Will Ride on FOX 4 Float
* World-Famous Kilgore Rangerettes, Ole Miss and OSU Marching Bands Perform
* FOX 4 to Air Parade Telecast Twice and Provide Live Streaming on myfoxdfw.com
FOX 4 will televise the Comerica Bank New Year’s Parade live on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. FOX 4 News anchors Steve Eagar and Heather Hays anchor live coverage. A 90-minute parade replay will air on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 8 a.m. Live Internet streaming of the parade opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. Friday and continue through the end of the parade.
More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…
Watch: ‘The Bloodstone Diaries’ teaser
So I’m not accused of burying the lede: This is a teaser for a new web series that stars Katy Allen, wife of Kris Allen, and there’s a good chance that ‘â€ ZOMG! ‘â€ both Allen’s will be in attendance at this premiere at 9 p.m, Friday, Jan. 8 at Star Bar.
Other things you should know about the show:
The plot follows Bettie (Allen), who comes across ‘a mysterious jewel with amazing powers’ and soon finds herself on the run from a secret group trying to reclaim the stone.
Idol Hands Are’ ¦
Jordin Sparks may have won American Idol two years ago, but she is still operating as if her life changed last night. ‘It happened so fast! I went from being a high school student to being one of the most recognizable faces in America, ‘ she says. ‘The next day, I was doing interviews, going on a tour, doing photo shoots and recording an album. I’ve [been] going ever since.’
Sparks, 19, has been working so hard’â€as evidenced by her platinum-plus self-titled debut album and Grammy nod for song ‘No Air’ (with Chris Brown)’â€but, she has yet to experience the one thing most teenage girls long for: a boyfriend. ‘This year, I finally made the time to ease my way into dating, but I never really dated before, ‘ she admits. ‘I was always so focused on music and being one of the boys. It’s new for me. It’s different and strange and weird all at the same time.’
What New Year’s Eve With a Star Will Cost You
How much star power can you afford with your champagne?
Until ABC booted Adam Lambert from its New Year’s Eve telecast, his performance could have welcomed 2010 on a racy note for free. Lambert’s consolation booking at a Pamela Anderson-hosted party on the Paramount lot will reach a far smaller audience and set you back $150. Lambert can take comfort in continuing to vanquish his ‘American Idol’ victor Kris Allen. The latest shaming arrives in our roundup of the stars’ New Year’s drawing power.
Your ‘Idol’ New Year’s line-up
Looking to usher in 2010 with an Idol? For the diehards among us, New Year’s Eve brings a handful of options both on TV and live in the flesh, if you’re up for a trek (Temecula, anyone?). Whether it’s an “American Idol” winner, finalist, or host that you seek, we’ve got your Thursday night line-up’ ¦
Fuse rings in 2010 with Top 40 of ’09 marathon
Say goodbye to the crap year that was known as 2009 with Fuse.
Fuse will be re-airing their Top 40 of ’09 special in an end of the year marathon starting this Thursday all the way into 2010.
Musical acts Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Kelly Clarkson, Paramore, Metallica and many, many more are all being featured in this special that highlights all the musical tastemakers of the past year.
O my! Chicago pop culture center stage in 21st century
4. Jennifer Hudson: From ‘American Idol’ to American superstar
The Chicago-born singer first gained national notice as an ‘American Idol’ finalist in 2004, but her golden pipes were just getting warmed up. In the years thereafter, Jennifer Hudson proved her considerable mettle with an Oscar-winning turn as Effie White in the 2006 movie ‘Dreamgirls, ‘ a Grammy-winning debut album (‘Jennifer Hudson, ‘ 2008) and legions of rabid fans. On the heels of her Oscar win, March 6, 2007, was declared Jennifer Hudson Day in Chicago, as she returned to visit her old school (Dunbar Vocational Career Academy on South King Drive) and soak in hometown praise. Late in 2008, tragedy struck. Hudson’s brother, mother and nephew were shot to death in Chicago, allegedly by her estranged brother-in-law. An outpouring of public sympathy followed, and Hudson slowly emerged from seclusion to resume her career. She also gave birth to a son this past September. A month later, she sang and was interviewed on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’s’ 24th season debut, taped before a crowd of thousands on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
Bucky Covington’s Fifth Time’s the Charm
Bucky Covington is such a small-town boy at heart that he moved five times around Nashville before finally finding his perfect home — in the country, of course! Bucky tells The Boot that he loved growing up in a tiny town, and while many of his friends couldn’t wait to leave, he really couldn’t picture living anywhere else.
“I grew up near Rockingham, North Carolina, ” explains the singer. “A lot of people couldn’t wait to get out of there, but I was totally opposite. People say there’s nothing to do there, but to me, all you need is a twelve-pack and a campfire! I always had a ball. I was a very outdoors person … I grew up on dirt bikes and four wheelers and boats and jeeps and that’s just what I do now.”
Scott Hamilton brings new skating show to Lake Placid Tuesday
LAKE PLACID – Scott Hamilton wants to fill the void created by the lack of a Stars on Ice show in the village this year with a new skating show that takes to the ice of the Olympic Center Tuesday night.
Scott Hamilton’s Holiday Concert on Ice features a cast of world-class figure skaters, including Hamilton, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Steven Cousins, Kimmie Meissner and others performing with a live band and “American Idol” singers Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey.
Taylor Lautner Going On A Vision Quest?
This new version is beg spearheaded by producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who have been part of team Twilight since the first movie and who are also developing action thriller Cancun as another possible Lautner vehicle.
Perhaps they could also find a place for his current squeeze, singer Taylor Hicks – after all, the 1985 film featured a song from, and an early cameo by, Madonna, as ‘Crazy For You’ became the theme tune…
edit: yes, I know it’s a typo…a HILARIOUS typo…
Fox, Time Warner deadlocked in money fight; Shows like ‘American Idol’, ‘Simpsons’ could be dropped
Around the time the ball is dropping in Times Square Thursday night, Fox Network programming could be dropping from Time Warner Cable systems.
And in an instant, consumers will be the biggest loser in an ongoing battle between two corporate giants.
Fox and Time Warner are fighting over money – what else? – and if they can’t reach a deal by Thursday, WNYW/Ch. 5, WWOR/Ch. 9 and a handful of Fox-owned outlets such as FX and the Fox Soccer Channel could be pulled from subscribers.
Susan Boyle brings her act to Japan
NARITA, Japan ‘ Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle has brought her act to Japan.
The 48-year-old church volunteer who rocketed to fame with her surprising performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” arrived at Tokyo’s international airport Tuesday to prepare for a guest appearance on Japan’s premiere vocal variety show, which will be aired live on New Year’s Eve by Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK.
Boyle smiled broadly as she greeted a mob of photographers at the airport, but declined a request for an impromptu song, saying her fans would have to wait for the NHK show.
Simon Cowell given £500k Banksy artwork as Xmas gift
Simon Cowell has been given a half million pound festive bonus ‘ a one-off picture by Banksy.
Execs at Syco commissioned the graffiti artist to do a reproduction of Degas’ 1874 masterpiece Rehearsal Of The Ballet On Stage, featuring Simon.
The artwork ‘ in which Cowell’s head is superimposed on to the ballet master ‘ was intended as a thank you following the success of this year’s X Factor.
‘So they got Banksy to mock up one of Degas’ most famous works. In the picture, it looks like Simon’s deciding whether or not the girl has the X Factor.