Idol Headlines for 9/20/08

Chris Daughtry to Join Rumer Willis on CSI: NY

American Idol favorite Chris Daughtry has signed to guest-star on the 100th episode of CBS’s CSI: NY, PEOPLE has learned.

Also bound for the same episode are Rumer Willis, who has already shot her appearance, and Scott Wolf.

The 100th show, set to air in November, centers on the pursuit of a serial killer who targets people named Mac Taylor ‘ the name of the character played by the show’s Gary Sinese.


Attending the Tale

Clay Aiken, Michael Berresse, Matthew Broderick, Celeste Holm, Constantine Marolulis, Susan Stroman, and Frank Wildhorn join James Barbour, Aaron Lazar, and Brandi Burkhardt for the opening night of A Tale of Two Cities.



AMERICAN IDOL winner RUBEN STUDDARD will never forget meeting his wife for the first time – because it was between the aisles of U.S. budget store Wal-Mart.
Studdard was busy promoting his debut album in the retail giant’s Atlanta, Georgia store in 2006, and was approached by an autograph hunter – who turned out to be his now wife Surata Zaui MCCants.

And the singer admits it was an odd first meeting, because she was there to get his signature for her best pal.

Contact Music

David Archuleta Unveils His New Music Video

American Idol seventh-season runner-up David Archuleta just released his first music video!

In the clip for his upbeat ballad “Crush, ” Archuleta plays piano on a dock and strums a guitar as a group of fresh-faced teens frolic in the grass along Wynn’s Pond in Coweta County, Ga.


Chris Botti trumpets star-studded cast

Contemporary-classical vocalist Josh Groban is well-suited for a cross-over lineup like Thursday night, and his voice rang clear as a church bell when he joined Botti for Lara Fabian achingly romantic ballad, …Broken Vow. …American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee take on Cole Porter …Ive Got You Under My Skin found her sounding infinitely more comfortable and in command than on her forced-seeming debut.

Boston Herald

“American Idol” pianist appears in Rohnert Park

Michael Orland, associate musical director for the …American Idol television series, will lead a master class for local singers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Sonoma State University.

Michael Orland, associate musical director for ‘American Idol, ” will teach a one-day class Sept. 28 at SSU.

Sponsored by Roustabout Theater, the resident theater company and school at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, the session will be open to spectators at $12 per tickets. A question-and-answer period with the audience will follow the class.

Press Democrat

‘America’s Got Talent’: The Final Five!

Last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent was a fascinating study in television. For who would have imagined that they could stretch five people getting kicked off the show into a half-hour ep? What could have been a five-minute segment at the end of another show turned into its own spectacle, complete with a musical performance by Natasha Bedingfield! I’m still baffled as to why she was there.

Entertainment Weekly

‘Dancing With the Stars’ season starts Sept. 22

When a formula works, producers stick to it like gum on the bottom of, well, a dancing shoe. And “Dancing with the Stars, ” is back, formula intact.

There’s the recently retired athlete, the reality star, the glamour girl, the singer. Again, producers collected a good-looking bunch, many of whom might even be agile. And all are vying for judges’ compliments and viewers’ votes when “Dancing” begins again at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, on WEWS Channel 5.

‹Hannah Montana Co-Star Cody Linley Gets ‹Dancing With The Stars Advice From Miley Dad

Miley Cyrus …Hannah Montana co-star Cody Linley is currently in rehearsals for his upcoming stint on …Dancing With the Stars, and although Miley hasnt offered up any advice, her dad and former …DWTS contestant, Billy Ray, has passed on some words of wisdom.

…Yes, he gave me some pointers, actually, Linley told E! News. …I just wore a shirt he gave me a couple days ago ‘  I had the Billy Ray dance moves!

He added, …He really excited for me. ¦ Every time I see him, he asking about me dancing. He said Im going to have a great time.


Sneak Peek at Maurice and Cheryl’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Rehearsal!

They were made for dancin’! At least that’s what “Dancing with the Stars” hopeful Maurice Greene and his pro-partner Cheryl Burke want you to think! ET’s got the behind the scenes look at their oh-so-secret rehearsal!

“I think I got the advantage because [Cheryl]’s won twice, ” jokes the gold-medal-winning sprinter. “That’s the only advantage that I have!”


Dancing with the Stars Promo: Bigger Than Kim Kardashian’s, You Know…

Dancing with the Stars is gonna be big this season.

Just how big?

According to the following promo, it’ll be bigger than a certain body part on Kim Kardashian…

Hollywood Gossip

Ladies take the lead

LOS ANGELES It has been said of dancing icon Fred Astaire partner Ginger Rogers that she had to do everything Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels. In other words, men may lead in dancing but it is the women who are the real force.

Need proof? Four of the six Dancing With the Stars celebrity winners have been men.

The seventh season starts tonight at 8 on Ch. 5, 6. Female professional dancers Kym Johnson, Edyta Sliwinska and Karina Smirnoff will be under pressure to make their male partners look good. This year they have been paired with gridder Warren Sapp, comedian Jeff Ross and chef Rocco DiSpirito, respectively.

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