Idol Headlines for 2/16/11 – The Evening Edition

Kris Allen will appear at the Pet-A-Palooza show in Clearwater, FL for 98.7 FM on 3/13/ More information HERE. (@Krinja_Signal)

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Bowersox sets April 2 date at La-Z-Boy Center

MONROE, Mich. (WUPW) – Crystal Bowersox has scheduled an April 2 concert at the La-Z-Boy Center at Monroe County Community College.

The $30 reserve seat tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m., through www.monroeccc.edu/theater, via phone with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover at (734) 384-4272 or in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office, which is located in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building on the Main Campus. There is a $3 surcharge for tickets purchased online.

More at FOX Toledo

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Crystal Bowersox will be on FOX 5 Morning New in San Diego either Thursday or Friday. Plus, she’s got some radio dates scheduled. (Via @Mamasoxnation)

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Jordin Sparks is in the studio with Ryan Tedder today. She tweeted a twitvid HERE.

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Exclusive: Tony Bennett records with Amy Winehouse and Carrie Underwood for “Duets 2”

Amy Winehouse, Josh Groban and Carrie Underwood are among the artists Tony Bennett is recording with for “Duets 2, ” a follow-up to his tremendously successful 2006 effort, “Duets.”

That first project celebrated the legendary Bennett’s 80th birthday. Similarly, “Duets 2” will honor the star for his 85th birthday and will come out in September on Columbia. Bennett turns 85 on Aug. 3.

Over the weekend, The New York Post broke the news that Winehouse and Bennett were recording together, but we have the exclusive details about “Duets 2” from Bennett’s manager/son Danny Bennett, whom we saw at the MusiCares tribute to Barbra Streisand on Feb. 11.

Read more at Hit Fix

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Surprise military reunions reality show coming to Lifetime — EXCLUSIVE

Get the tissues: Lifetime has ordered a reality series inspired by the online phenomena of watching surprise military reunions, with a former American Idol finalist as host.

Coming Home will feature U.S. soldiers reuniting with loved ones after serving long tours of duty. The show will be paired with Lifetime’s hit drama Army Wives.

Former Idol Top 12 finalist Matt Rogers will host the program’s 13 hour-long episodes, which will each show five reunions between members of the armed forces and their families.

Read more at EW

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Crystal Bowresox sings “Crazy” at 105.1 The Buzz

Click HERE to watch.

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Tim Urban sings Fire And Rain

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OFFSTAGE: Maxim Names Its Hottest Women of Country

Somehow, the people at Maxim magazine were able to narrow down all the gorgeous women in country music to the hottest 13. They left out quite a few, in my opinion, but I guess you have to stop somewhere. So there’s no Dolly Parton, no Lee Ann Womack, no LeAnn Rimes, no Gretchen Wilson, no Faith Hill, no Kimberly Perry, no Martina McBride. But it’s time for some other beauties to shine, so this list shines the light on the obvious ones like Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, Kellie Pickler, Julianne Hough and Miranda Lambert. Then some not-so-obvious picks like Jessie James, Julie Roberts, Sunny Sweeney, Shania Twain and Gloriana’s Cheyenne Kimball.

Read more at CMT

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Catching up with season 5’s Mandisa, who has lost 100 pounds!

Jennifer Hudson isn’t the only one who has lost a lot of weight lately.

Mandisa, whose weight was a major topic during season 5’s “American Idol, ” told me today she officially lost 100 pounds as of 5 a.m. yesterday. She said it was a major struggle but she’s thrilled she’s reached that goal.

She came in from Nashville to help announce the nominations for the upcoming Dove Awards, the Christian music equivalent of the Country Music Awards. The press conference was held in the Fabulous Fox Theatre ballroom.

See the Video at AJC

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Clay Aiken believes the music should be about the singer

Pop star Clay Aiken sometimes wonders whether he was born in the wrong era, since he has such an affinity for oldies music from his parents’ time, in the ’50s and ’60s.

With two musician parents, music was always playing around the North Carolina home where Aiken grew up. Some of the old favorites he heard all the time — like “Suspicious Minds, ” “It’s Only Make Believe, ” “Moon River” and “Crying” — ended up as cuts on his fifth studio album, “Tried and True, ” his first with Decca Records. Aiken, who is bringing his “Tried and True” tour to Munhall on Friday, says he feels right at home on this album, which was almost effortless.

Read more at Pittsburgh Live

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Gwyneth Paltrow Will Tango To Prince’s ‘Kiss’ On ‘Glee’

And it certainly seems as though the folks at “Glee” don’t plan to squander Paltrow’s newest knack for bringing the funk. “Gwyneth and I just did ‘Kiss’ by Prince, ” Morrison revealed.

Perhaps upping the ante from their memorable, albeit soaked, “Singin’ in the Rain”/ “Umbrella” mash-up, Morrison also divulged that he and Paltrow are doing Prince’s 1986 classic “as a tango.” Morrison could only find one way to describe the upcoming number: “It’s pretty awesome.”

Read more at MTV

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