Idol Headlines for 2/19/11

Today’s Idol Appearances

  • Danny Gokey performs at Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 1 pm EST.
  • Jason Castro performs at the World Outreach Church, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Kimberley Locke performs at the UCLA Dance Marathon in Westwood CA to help raise money for One Heartland
  • Jordin Sparks participates in the First Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas
  • Blake Lewis will perform at Songwriter Ely Rise’s Creep Show at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles
  • Adam Lambert will appear on MTV’s 10 on Top today at 11:30 am

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David Archuleta thanks his fans via twitter, “Hey guys, just want to let you know you fans are awesome haha. Just want to let you know I am excited for the opportunities ahead…Thanks for the support you continue to show! Means a lot. Just wanted to check in let you know things are going where I feel they should.”

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Danny Gokey to be honored at the Midwest Empowerment Awards on April 2 in Milwaukee WI. More info HERE.

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Rihanna Bails On Private Palm Beach Gig; Jennifer Hudson Steps InRihanna Bails On Private Palm Beach Gig; Jennifer Hudson Steps In

Pop star Rihanna bailed on her private Palm Beach concert Saturday and organizers quickly tapped Jennifer Hudson to step up to the plate, RadarOnline.com has learned.

Rihanna was scheduled to perform Saturday at the grand ballroom in Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, and sing for people who dropped more than $200, 000 to see her, according to Page2Live.com which broke the story.

The website reports that the singer’s doctor barred the Grammy winner from flying because of acute bronchitis. The performance was part of a fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Read more at Radar Online

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American Idol: Exclusive Interview with Danny Gokey

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Is there talk of you returning to Idol to perform?
A. Danny: Yeah, I went back last year to perform and the door has been opened. We just have to pick my next single. Right now, we have nothing on the radio. We’re trying to figure out what song should be my next single. The offer has been put there. We just gotta find a song.

Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Do you have any big things coming up that we should know about?
A. Danny: Next month, I sit down with an eyewear company. We’re gonna discuss a line of glasses for Danny Gokey. It’s gonna be really great. Nothing set in stone yet. We still have to agree to the terms but we’re sitting down next month.

Read more at Reality Wanted

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Crystal Bowersox and Taboo from Black Eyed Peas hang out backstage at Good Day LA

Backstage at Good Day LA

photo via @crystalbowersox

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Steven Tyler tweets: “So…LAST24HRS.FINISHED BOOK & ALL THE PICS, DID FINAL MIX ON (FEELS SO GOOD) SOLO SINGLE IN STUDIO…MET NICOLE (PUSSU CAT DOLL)SHE’S DOING…HER OWN SOLO ALBUM…& SPOKE W/JP THE FUDE IS OVER…WERE IN LOVE AGAIN…GUIT PLAYERS EH??… NEEDED MY BROTHER BAK… O YEAH… I LOVE US”

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Tim Urban and Katie Stevens at the P Diddy NBA All Star Weekend Party in Los Angeles

Via Tim Urban Music

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The Gibson Classic Interview: Chris Daughtry

Gibson.com is pleased to present “The Gibson Classic Interview, ” where we open our archives and share with you interviews we’ve done over the years with some of the world’s biggest artists. This week, we revisit Ellen Barnes’ 2008 interview with Chris Daughtry.

In a small room backstage at Nashville, Tennessee’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Chris Daughtry sits quietly, dashing off his Christmas cards. It’s five days before the holiday, and a couple hours before he’ll bound onto the Ryman’s venerated stage, one which he imagines is still baptized by “Johnny Cash’s spit.” Daughtry sets aside the pile of Christmas cards, and rolls up the sleeve of his T-shirt to admire a fresh, tender-looking tattoo on his right bicep.

Read more at Gibson.com

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The X Factor live tour kicks off tonight… but just what have the contestants been up to?

TONIGHT, the X Factor comes back.
But rather than playing to millions across the nation on television screens, it will be confined to packed arenas filled with screaming fans.

The X Factor live tour kicks off tonight in Birmingham, with boyband One Direction, winner Matt Cardle, Mary Byrne, Paije Richardson, and fan-favorite (his followers refer to themselves as the Grimlings) Aiden Grimshaw.

Read more at OK Magazine

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Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine to Judge Glee Regionals

Glee has cast two new judges for its upcoming Regionals competition, and it’s not Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Kathy Griffin and Loretta Devine will hold New Directions’ fate in their hands, TVGuide.com has confirmed. On Friday The My Life on the D-List star tweeted to fans, “So excited!! It’s true!!”

Read more at TV Guide

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