Idol Headlines for 8/18/14

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Jennifer Hudson and Magic! Added to the Musical Lineup for CBS’s Fashion Rocks’ – Singing sensation Jennifer Hudson and pop band Magic have been added as performers on FASHION ROCKS®, a star-studded concert that honors the extraordinary relationship between fashion and music, Tuesday, Sept. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Ryan Seacrest will host the live show from Barclays Center in New York City. Previously announced musical performers include Afrojack, The Band Perry, Duran Duran, KISS, Jennifer Lopez, Miranda Lambert, Nico & Vinz, Rita Ora, Pitbull and Usher. Additional performers and presenters will be announced at a later date. – Read more at TVbytheNumbers

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Miss America Send Off for Jasmine Murray – JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – The countdown to the Miss America crown is in full swing for Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray. The official Miss America Send Off was held Sunday afternoon in Vicksburg. There are high hopes this could be the year Miss Mississippi will bring home the national title. Jasmine Murray said, “the first time they see a lot of our wardrobe will be on the stage and that’s really, really exciting.” Murray explained, “we have so many outfits. I think I have to have at least 26 to 30 outfits.” The parade is set for Saturday, September 13th, and Miss America 2015 will be crowned Sunday, September 14th. – Read more at MSNewsNow

Katharine McPhee Spotted Kissing Costar Elyes Gabel – Katharine McPhee seems to have no problem mixing business and pleasure. The former American Idol contestant was photographed playfully kissing and hugging actor Elyes Gabel on the set of their new CBS show, Scorpion. – Read more at People

Source: Iggy Azalea Cops Diva Attitude on ‘House of Style’ Set – “Iggy walked in with her entourage and wouldn’t take her sunglasses off the whole time we were in the store shooting her,” a production source tells THR. “She had a complete scowl the whole time and never cracked a smile — unless the cameras were on. And the minute they stopped, it was back to scowling.” The source adds that when the shoot moved outdoors to Via Rodeo, where fans had gathered, the Aussie rapper, 24, still wouldn’t flash any teeth. Meanwhile, says the source, “J.Lo was all smiles, saying hello to everyone on the crew, shaking everyone’s hand and doing everything we needed her to do.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Austin Wolfe strikes big on the “American” stage – Earlier this year, Austin Wolfe made her triumphant return to her native Utah following a brief, yet captivating, run as one of American Idol’s top 30 finalists. I caught up with the soulful teen crooner on life after reality TV, a precocious toddlerhood and what’s next. (Disclaimer: Mild John Mayer fan-gushing included.) Wolfe opened for Five for Fighting last Saturday at Deer Valley Resort. CC: Here you are, still quite fresh from your American Idol breakout. Do you feel any pressure at your young age to live up to media and fans’ expectations? AW: I’m not scared for anything. I’ve been doing this for my whole life and singing since I was about 5 years old, and everything I’ve done has been in preparation for what’s to come. – Read more at Salt Lake City Magazine

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  1. We still haven’t heard when the actual film will be released. They have been screenings at various film festivals. There are two festivals scheduled for September, Desert Rocks Film And Music Event & Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival. It has also been posted that there will be a soundtrack released.

  2. It’s possible it won’t ever get released to theatres. Or will have a very limited release. It’s probably doing the festival circuit looking for a distributor.

  3. Well – this was taped a while ago – Kris doesn’t have a moustache now.

    At first I was like what the heck is he wearing but then I realized that the colorized segments are from the film (not performing as himself) and the black/white parts are from when he and the band actually recorded the song – looking pretty cute in his black tee.

  4. Loved seeing Andrew DeRobers (former KAB lead guitarist) & Steve Soderholm (current KAB drummer) in the video. We knew about Andrew being involved but at least I didn’t know about Steve. Steve had just joined the band when this was taped.

  5. well the new Taylor Swift song is fun. There’s no way country radio can play it, though, can they? lol

    It’s pure pop all the way. Very young(er) Katy Perry :)

  6. I think the new song is terrible. “We are never getting back together” is a masterpiece compared to this. It’s like Taylor completely lost her magic touch.

    And the music video is cringe worthy.

    I’m sure the song will go to #1 on iTunes because it’s Taylor Swift.

  7. My first thought after hearing it:

    Catchy chorus.
    This will go to #1 on itunes immediately.
    Country awards better stop throwing nominations at her.

  8. taylor expressly stated that this will be her first full pop maybe they aren’t even going to try for country radio this time

  9. Kris Allen @KrisAllen
    Look who got a new toy for the bus on tour. #hintitsme #viola #horizons

  10. I think every entertainment TV program showed Queen and Adam in Japan as well as entertainment news articles. They were a HUGE success there, but then again, they are popular in Japan individually, Adam more recently, and Queen years ago. I think Brian and Roger were really surprised at the reception at the airport. They are indeed happy, happy gentlemen.

  11. James Durbin ?@DurbinRock 28m
    I’ve been challenged!!! Lookout for my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Acceptance video TOMORROW!!!

  12. Lol, you know it.
    I wonder who challenged him? (My money is on one of his wrestling buddies he saw on Saturday.)

  13. W/James, plenty of Evildoer Jokester Buds could have done it to him & w/wrestling there’s probably a boatload of Suspects capable of laying it on him, for a cause that is. Then….maybe we’ll again see the evil moustache tatoo & one raised eyebrow pose as James gets to pass it on!

  14. I’m happy that Jennifer is having all this success, but I don’t like when she’s “screaming” her songs. She really has gotten slimmer since the last time I saw her. I actually prefer Candice Glover’s voice. I hope she has a break through hit.

  15. Thinking back to the amount of albums that Adam sold in Japan, his popularity must be based on celebrity, because the numbers were not impressive.

  16. Maybe the numbers weren’t impressive to you but they were impressive enough for him to do a sold out tour in Nagoye, Osaka and Toyko(3x). Both albums did well enough in sales and Japan Top billboard chart.

  17. I won’t go into numbers, but I don’t think that the second album topped the chart, at least not in comparison to every album that that was sold in Japan that week. You may be referring to a chart of English language artists. I also recall that people attacked the guy who reported the figures, since the numbers were so low.

  18. Actually Adam along with Gaga and Adele were the only Americans that charted the week Adam’s album was released.

    TSP album
    #15 Japanese Oricon chart
    #17 Japan Billboard Top 100

    NCOE single peaked on Billboard Japan: #1 on Digital and Airplay Overseas, #2 on Hot Top Airplay, #6 on AC Airplay and #9 on Japan Hot 100!

  19. Please go into numbers. I didn’t know we got Japanese album numbers for any of the idols. If they’re not appropriate here, maybe you can provide in the numbers thread. So interested to see the data!

  20. James has a post about it on his FB. No video yet, but the guy behind the challenge has some wrestling connection, not sure who he is.

  21. I also recall that people attacked the guy who reported the figures, since the numbers were so low.

    Never happened since there were no numbers reported.

  22. I see Kat McPhee is up to her old tricks…. wonder what she can get from this guy. Or maybe she has realized that PDA will get her headlines.

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