Idol Headlines for 12/31/10

Last night David Archuleta tweeted, “About to watch Cirque Du Soleil show Viva Elvis! Looking forward to seeing @CarlySmithson perform” Carly Smithson will return the favor tonight. She tweets, “Our New Years eve shows are earlier then normal . We start at 4pm . Gonna bolt when were done to see Mr Archie perform here in Vegas”

Check out a picture of them together HERE.


A little Hollywood goss from VoteForTheWorst: “Two of the songs that the Hollywood group contestants got to choose between were “Mercy” by Duffy and “Fuck You” (the “Forget You” edited version) by Cee-Lo Green.” Also, they report that a married female contestant spent the week cheating on her husband with a fellow contestant. (We’ll never hear about that unless TPTB feel the need to throw her under the bus. In which case, they’ll leak the gossip to TMZ. Heh.)


Lee DeWyze tweets a New Year’s message: “This has been the best year of my entire life. Thank you all for helping me make this all possible. My new years resolution is to keep doing what I’m doing. Not to let what anybody says about me, my music, sales, idol this or that or anything stop me from doing what I love. I do what I’m doing because I love it. I am going to keep working hard at this because it’s a long road for me to accomplish my goals. Happy New Year, I love you guys and thank you. Have an awesome night and be careful, but get crazy! I’ll talk to you next year.


More Headlines after the JUMP…


Reba, Brad, Carrie + More Talk New Year’s Resolutions and Hangover Cures

The highlight of 2010 for Carrie Underwood was her summer wedding to husband Mike Fisher. As for any New Year’s resolutions, she just wants to focus on becoming a better person in her relationships. “Fortunately there’s nothing I need to quit, ” says Carrie, who headlines a show on New Year’s Day at the Borgata Spa and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

Read more at the Boot


Bonus Bowersox

Toledo Business Journal: Are there any other artists that you hope to work and/or collaborate with that you maybe didn’t have a chance to this time around?

Crystal Bowersox: Oh yeah, definitely. I had a few different co-writing sessions, and we had good starts, but it’s such a rushed process coming off of Idol and trying to get an album out in a certain amount of time. I didn’t want to rush anything with these artists. And hopefully for another album, I can work with them again.

Linda Perry was one that we barely missed, and I’d love to have a meeting with her again. And Michael Franti. We did get to meet, but we hadn’t had time to work on songs or anything. And there’s always Melissa Etheridge, too. There’s always opportunity for co-writes in the future, and I look forward to it.

Read more at That’s So Abby


David Archuleta on FOX 25

FOX New Year’s special features Archuleta:


David Archuleta – Good Day Atlanta

Via Archiedorable


Danny Gokey is mentioned as Idol’s top debuting artist of 2010 in FOX 411’s country music preview, 2011.

Via FOX 411


Sheryl Crow: True to the core

Editor’s note: Former “American Idol” contestant Carmen Rasmusen Herbert writes about her favorite entertainers in her column “What I Love About … ”

Going to a concert with your father-in-law, who also happens to be the governor, has its benefits.

Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet the performers beforehand, as we did a few months ago at the Sheryl Crow concert at Red Butte Gardens.

It was a chilly evening, and as we waited backstage to meet her (which was really just in a tent) I could sense my 2-year-old getting cold and restless. I was worried that by the time we actually got to see Crow, my son would be throwing a big fit.

Read more at Deseret News


New Year honours: Actors take centre stage as Cowell and Forsyth miss out

Despite the best efforts of the tabloid press, there were no knighthoods for either Bruce Forsyth or Simon Cowell, but veteran actors Sheila Hancock and David Suchet were both awarded CBEs, as was the composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall. Representatives of the arts and media make up 7% of the honours list.

Read more at The Guardian


FUNNYMAN Stephen Merchant has accused Simon Cowell of “nailing the coffin closed” on Britain’s cultural heritage.

Merchant, 36, who wrote The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais, said shows such as Britain’s Got Talent ruin creativity.

He spoke out after news of funding cuts at north London arts venue ArtsDepot.

Merchant said: “If we continue to let places like the ArtsDepot disappear, we’re going to wake up one day and find our greatest artistic achievement is a dancing dog on Britain’s Got Talent.

“And Simon Cowell will be nailing the coffin closed on our cultural heritage.”

Read more at The Sun


Jay-Z and Simon Cowell among ‘Masters’ on new show

Simon Cowell and Jay-Z appear on a new TV show where they give life-lessons as ‘Masters’ of what they do.

The stars join others like Sidney Poitier, Lorne Michaels, Condoleezza Rice, Maya Angelou, Diane Sawyer in a new TV show called Master Class on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), launching this weekend.

In a sneak clip of the series, some of the stars gave advice they learned in life. “Every single negative can lead to a positive, ” Cowell said…

See the clip at OWN HERE.


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