Idol Headlines for 7/20/11

American Idols Live at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, TX

Danny Gokey opens for Taylor Swift at the Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Lee DeWyze performs at Six Flags, Gurnee IL
Tim Urban performs at the Summer Concert Series, New Windsor, NY
Via Idol Stages.

American Idol 11 audition registration begins in Charlston, South Carolina today and runs through Thursday. Auditions take place on Friday July 22. More information at

Scotty McCreery tweets, “just left the hotel and heading to the air force base.. had a nice view of the cowboys n rangers stadium right outside my window.”

See behind-the-scenes footage from David Archuleta’s Asian tour at his official website HERE.

It’s ‘Time’ for Pia Toscano

“Just last year, I was waiting in line with, like, 10, 000 people in New Jersey for the cattle call. And now, I’m on tour with the Idols performing in arenas that I’ve seen some of my idols perform in, ” Toscano says.

“It’s insane. I have to pinch myself. I’m still pinching myself. Right now.”


Durbin isn’t strictly all about ‘metal’

“I’m all over the place, not just strictly metal, ” Durbin admitted prior to the American Idol Summer Tour performance here last week. “Yes, the metal route is risky, but everything I did on the show was taking a risk. And it all paid off. So, no matter what I do and no matter where I go I’m always gonna feel satisfied.”

“Before all this Idol stuff, ” Durbin said, “I had never really heard or seen any videos of him playing. Now people are coming from everywhere looking back at his stuff and saying, ‘Oh, my God, I have these pictures and these videos.’

Read more at the Press Democrat

Katharine McPhee & Sara Paxton: ‘Shark Night 3D’ Stills!

Sara Paxton and Katharine McPhee show off their bikini bods in these stills from their upcoming movie, Shark Night 3D.

See the photos at Just Jared

Cover Story: Ben Affleck Gave Jennifer Lopez Advice on Crumbling Marriage

Although Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck famously called off their engagement and 18-month romance in January 2004, the actor was happy to help as his ex’s 7-year marriage to Marc Anthony was falling apart.

Guadalupe Lopez, the singer-actress’s mother (and plus-one at the July 9 BAFTA bash with the royals in Hollywood), sought Affleck’s advice on July 12, multiple sources confirm in the new Us Weekly, out Wednesday. “Guadalupe reached out to Ben over email. She wanted advice for Jennifer, ” reveals a source.

At issue: Anthony’s raging jealousy over Lopez’s career, his compulsion to control everything from her business endeavors and even her famous wardrobe, and, according to multiple sources, at least one extra-marital affair in 2009.

Read more at US

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Fought Over Jealousy, Infidelity and Control

The decision to split actually came “after months of nonstop arguing, ” says a source close to the family. There were issues on a movie set, envy on the American Idol stage, and times that Lopez, 41, feared her husband wasn’t faithful.

An Anthony insider disputes infidelity claims and maintains the 42-year-old always supported her career. “They started to see life differently, ” the source says.

Read more at People



Glee’s Mark Salling Talks Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith’s Exit—Is Puck Next?

“I have no idea, ” Salling recently told us at his Guess? store Pipe Dreams CD signing in Hollywood. “I’m the last to know…I’m just grateful to be there and have a job and be around as long as they need me to be and want me to be.”

The 29-year-old singer says he’ll definitely miss the talented trio after their departure from the series.

Read more at EOnline

Glee’s Max Adler: It Would Be Nice for Karofsky to Have Resolution

Max Adler won’t say if Glee’s Dave Karofsky, the closeted jock who planted a big wet one on Kurt last year, will be back this season — but it sure sounds like he will.

“There have been discussions, ” Adler tells “I can say, definitely stay tuned and please watch because it will be pretty neat.”

Read more at TV Guide

‘The Glee Project’ Exit Q&A: This week’s eliminated contestant says, ‘You fall and then you pick yourself up’

On this week’s episode of Oxygen’s The Glee Project, viewers said goodbye to Matheus Fernandes. The 4’9” Atlanta singer was eliminated after a special duet final performance, during which he sang “The Lady is a Tramp” with fellow cast mate Damian. “When it comes down to it, it’s a competition and I struggled — I struggled with the song choices, ” admits the 20 year-old. “I’m not used to singing Frank Sinatra. That fits Damian better and I’m happy for him.” EW talked to Matheus about his conflicts with Alex and what’s next.


Alex Wong – Achilles Rupture – July 17, 2011

Update from Alex Wong on his recent injury.

VIDEO: So You Think You Can Dance winner Lauren Froderman talks dance, all-stars in Columbus

Could “So You Think You Can Dance” winner Lauren Froderman become an all-star on the show’s current season?

During a Tuesday interview in Columbus, Froderman said, “Cool people are becoming all-stars — my friends, um, maybe myself.” Then, she winked at our camera.

See the video at the ledger-enquirer

Ryan Seacrest Stumbles Into Park, Belly Flops on Slip ‘N Slide [VIDEO]

No one can ever accuse our boss Ryan Seacrest of not working hard enough, but sometimes his ridiculous work ethic gets the best of him as showcased in Coca-Cola’s latest commercial promoting recreation in America’s parks.

Ryan Seacrest Learns to Play. Heh.

Via Ryan

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