Today’s Idol Appearances
- Bo Bice heads to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to perform for the troops. Thru January 2.
- Michael Lynche to give on-street commentary for the Orlando Citrus Bowl parade.
- David Archuleta book signing at the FYE in Henderson, NV. 3 pm. More info HERE.
- Siobhan Magnus and Lunar Valve perform at Tommy Doyle’s Pub in Hyannis, MA, 7 pm.
- Carrie Underwood performs at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Ct
NASHVILLE SKYLINE: 2011 Forecast: More Taylor Swift on the Horizon
And I can hear maverick voices coming in from places as disparate as American Idol. I especially like Crystal Bowersox’s rootsy “Farmer’s Daughter” (decidedly not the Rodney Atkins song of the same name). It’s an intense emotional jolt that carries an unexpected thematic twist. How often do you hear a daughter rail against her abusive mother in a song?
Read more at CMT
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via @IdolsNow: Looking ahead to Idol news for 2011, Justin Guarini will host TV Guide Channel’s coverage of the Grammys in February.
EXCLUSIVE: David Archuleta Says He’ll Spend his First New Year’s Eve Away from his Family
“They’ll be back home celebrating with each other, ” says Archuleta when asked if he would be joined by his family at the Mandalay Bay on NYE. “Last year I was with my aunt and cousins, so I guess it was still family. So yeah, this will be the first time [away], ” he explains.
Read more at Latina
Katharine McPhee to Appear on ‘All American New Years Eve’ on FOX News
This New Year’s Eve, Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer will be hosting an ‘All American New Year’ on the FOX News Channel. Scheduled performers include Rick Springfield and Katharine McPhee. The broadcast begins at 11 pm, FOX News channel.
Read an interview with Bill Hemmer at Pop Eater
DAVID ARCHULETA PSYCHED FOR NYE!
David Archuleta is ready to ring in the New Year in Vegas! He’ll be a part of “New Year’s Eve Live, ” airing this Friday on Fox. With the new album, “The Other Side of Down, ” out in stores this year…he’s still not done celebrating! We talked to David and he told us that this album was challenging because he got a lot more involved with the writing this time around. This album is extra special for him since it signifies the end of his teen years and it really is, as he put it, “introducing David.” His goal was really to keep it positive and to continue to make people feel good when they listen to his music. The great thing about David is how much he adores his fans. It’s simple for him though, he says that what means the most to him is their continued support. He’s thankful that they just enjoy what he’s doing and they enjoy the music. He hopes to celebrate with a few of his fans on New Year’s Eve because he is counting down the seconds to 2011! (Click audio player to hear David Archuleta)
Listen to the interview at FOX All Access
David Archuleta performs last night at the Grove in Anaheim
Photo: Melinda Bell
EXCLUSIVE: JLo Now Being Sued Over TV Deal
A lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez is being amended to include a TV deal that fell through – a deal about with Telemundo about JLo, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Claudia Vasquez, long-time girlfriend of JLo’s ex husband Ojani Noah, sued Lopez earlier this month. Now we’ve learned that she’s amending the lawsuit and including the allegation that a Telemundo deal was not completed after the Telemundo lawyers decided they did not want to be adverse to JLo.
Read more at RadarOnline
Singer Marc Anthony owes NY $1.8M in back taxes: report
Jennifer Lopez’s singer hubby may reportedly owe New York lots of cash after the state filed a demand for $1.8 million in back taxes.
State officials filed the demand for back taxes against Marc Anthony on March 29, 2010 in Nassau County, RadarOnline.com reported today.
Three months earlier, a federal tax lien for $1.6 million was placed on the same property owned by the singer.
It remains unclear if Anthony has settled the debt.
Facing debt in excess of $3.4 million, it’s the latest tax trouble for the 41-year-old singer, who married J.Lo in 2004.
Read more at the New York Post
Paula Abdul: “I Have a Brain”
(CBS) As Paula Abdul gets ready for her new reality competition series “Live to Dance” to premiere on CBS, she’d like to “Straight Up” tell people about the real Paula.
“I am intelligent, ” Abdul said to Julie Chen in an interview that will air on “Sunday Morning” Jan. 2. “Having a brain, that’s a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain.”
Read more at see the Video at CBS
Not one to stay idle, Paula Abdul leaps back with ‘Live to Dance’
“Coming up with the title of the show was just about that, ” she says. “It was, what is going to be that coined phrase that really describes what people feel like?
“The spirit and psyche of dancers are unlike any other performer, ” she continues. “The amount of dedication and putting yourself out there and the toll it takes on your body. But when you are doing what you are doing, you are in that zone. It is liberating. Dancers are that element that put the final touches on everything that is beautiful.”
Read more at Zap2it
HEAT Magazine Apologizes to Simon Cowell
On 16 November 2010, we suggested that Simon Cowell knows after each show which X Factor contestants get the most votes each week.
We now accept that this statement was untrue and apologise to Mr Cowell and Syco Entertainment, the company responsible for the show, for any offence that may have been caused by any suggestion that the competition may be unfair.
Read more at The Guardian
Ryan Seacrest: Will Snow Stop ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’?
“Believe me, I was thinking about [it last] Friday night, wondering, ‘Is New Year’s Eve going to be like this — whiteout conditions?'” Ryan tells ET. “I actually moved my trip up. I came in earlier by a day and made it ten minutes before they shut down the runway, so we almost didn’t make it here early in the week.”
Fortunately, the brutal weather has subsided and Ryan says the forecast for “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” should call for “a fantastic night for those who are going to come out [to Times Square], and obviously for those who watch at home; that’s why we do it.”
Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Ryan Seacrest talks about NY Rocking Eve and more on GMA
Matthew Morrison Calls Lindsay Lohan ‘Fair Game’ For ‘Glee’ Jabs
“You know, when it comes to ‘Glee, ‘ I think everyone is fair game, ” Morrison told host Maria Menounos. “We poke fun at ourselves all the time. I don’t think anyone really gets away from the ‘Glee’ scathing.” He then added, “Sorry Lindsay.”
Read more at MTV
Darren Criss Talks About his Pinoy Roots
Darren Criss performed a mini-mall tour in the Philippines recently. In an interview with Spot.ph, he discusses his Pinoy roots (his mom is Filipino) and favorite dishes.