Idol Headlines for 9/29/08

Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Idol’ prediction is still coming true

Jennifer Hudson doesn’t like to say, “I told you so, ” but she told you so.

More than four years ago, when the then-unknown singer finished seventh on Season 3 of American Idol, she delivered an “exit speech. I said, ‘I don’t know when or where or how, but God has something in store for me.’ I think the judges or producers kind of laughed.”

USA Today

‘Idol’s’ Kellie Pickler fills CD with songs from the heart

Kellie Pickler

Teamed with new producer Chris Lindsey and with more time to create than she did in the rush following her run on “American Idol, ” Kellie Pickler’s second album is another solid step toward country stardom. She recently told Billboard that when it comes to her songwriting, “It’s like you’re reading one of my journals, ” and that certainly comes across on the set, which is laden with relationship ups and (mostly) downs.

Billboard

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American Idol 2008 David Cook Live Concert in Manila

Maybe you were one of the avid fun of American Idol. If only you could afford to be in US just see them performing during the peak season of American Idol, for sure you would not hesitate to watch the contestants. Sadly, we couldnt afford. But there a good for all of us.. Why?

Yes guys, David Cook, the American Idol 2008 grand winner who beat David Archuleta will be performing live here in the Philippines.

mapiles.com

Jennifer Hudson To Make Appearance On Extreme Makeover Home Edition

In the sixth season premiere, the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team travels to Rockville, Maryland to help a single mother named Felicia Jackson. Felicia is attempting to keep all of her ten nieces and nephews out of the foster care system.

Two celebrities will also make special appearances to help Felecia Jackson and her family. Washington Redskins player Chris Cooley sends a gift to the family, while American Idol finalist Jennifer Hudson gives advice on making over one of the Jackson girls rooms. Jennifer Hudson also sends a personal message of inspiration to the girls.

Reality TV Magazine

Cancer telethon rakes in $100M

The historic cancer telethon broadcast simultaneously on three networks raised more than $100 million to fight the disease, officials said Sunday.

Network news anchors Charles Gibson, Brian Williams and Katie Couric, who lost her husband to colon cancer, emceed the Friday night “Stand Up to Cancer” event.

On hand were several celebrity cancer survivors, including Christina Applegate, Patrick Swayze, Sheryl Crowe and cyclist Lance Armstrong.

NY Daily News

Big deal? Yes, coming out is still no easy decision

‘So Clay Aiken is gay … what’s the big deal?”

When news of the Raleigh resident’s coming-out to People magazine surfaced last week, some people — regardless of their orientation — reacted with that question.

It’s easy in the “Ellen”/”Brokeback Mountain”/”I Kissed a Girl” 21st century to think of an “American Idol” runner-up’s announcement as no big thing and move on. But that presumes we as a society have moved to the point where being honest about your sexual orientation has no repercussions, where it doesn’t matter. And though one could argue it shouldn’t, there’s too much evidence to argue the point with … ahem … a straight face:

news-observer

ARETHA FRANKLIN AND COKO (SWV) TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS ALBUMS: First holiday CD from the Queen of Soul and ‹A Coko Christmas both in stores October 14.

Coko is set to release …A Coko Christmas on Light Records which includes versions of …Oh Holy Night, …This Christmas, and …The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting on an Open Fire). The Christmas CD also has holiday inspired songs from her previous solo album …Holy and …Grateful.

The …A Coko Christmas album features American-Idol George Huff on …Give Love On Christmas Day and her mother Lady Tibba and her son Jalen on …Silent Night.

eurweb.com

Idol Chartwatch, September 29 ‘ Kristy Lee Hits the Charts

Kristy Lee Cook has beaten the competition to be the first Idol from Season 7 to release an album. Why Wait hit the charts this week. Read on the find out where the album charted and more.

Foxes on Idol

Prime-Time Ratings Keep Angst at Bay

That the bottom line from the first few days of the 2008-09 television season, which got under way last week amidst a higher-than-normal level of angst among network suits. With so many shows taking nine-month hiatuses due to the writers strike, and fewer newcomers than normal, there had been fears that the new season would land with a thud.

That didnt happen. In fact, the first Monday of the season saw the Big Five networks actually attract about 1.3 million more viewers than the previous year opener.

TV Week

The fall season gets off to a solid start, with new and returning shows enjoying ratings gains; NBC stumbles a bit

If anything, the first four days of the official start of the 2008-09 broadcast prime-time season has affirmed one basic truth: When the networks produce programming viewers like, they will draw a big audience.

The first two nights of ABC Dancing With the Stars drew almost the same number of viewers’ 21.3 million on Sept. 22 and 18.3 million on Sept. 23′ as the show earned last season, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

Mediaweek.com

Kim Karashian: Why I Am Doing Dancing With The Stars

Kim Kardashian is doing Dancing With The Stars because she wants to challenge herself and it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. She also plans on using the strict regime of the routines to tone up her body and shake her fear of dancing in public.

Kim told OK magazine, …Im the girl who too shy to dance in a nightclub ‘  maybe for one song, and then that it.

nsidenashville

Susan Lucci’s ‘DWTS’ Rehearsal at the ‘All My Children’ Set

ET’s with Susan Lucci as she pulls double-duty in the Big Apple on Friday!

First, Susan rehearses with pro “Dancing” partner Tony Dovolani at the “All My Children” set. Then, she slips into her alter-ego Erica Kane for a three-episode shoot of the soap.

Click to watch the action and hear all about the “Dancing” duo’s chaotic trip to NYC, which included an unexpected stopover in Denver!

ET Online

In the Gym with Rocco DiSpirito

So You Think You Can Dance kicked off its live concert tour on September 20th in Tacoma, Washington. The Top 10 finalists from season four, plus three special guests (also from season four), are hitting over 40 cities across America. The tour concludes November 17th in Tampa, Florida.

In addition to attending the opening performance of the tour, I also had the opportunity to meet with five of the thirteen dancers. Season four winner Joshua Allen, as well as Katee Shean, Mark Kanemura, Chelsea Traille, and Jessica King (who dropped out of the competition mid-season due to broken ribs) chatted with me about the show and the tour. Only a few hours later they would take the stage in front of a sold-out Tacoma Dome audience.

blogcritics.org

‘Dance’ sweeps O.C. off its feet

I was in the Honda Center for the Ducks’ Stanley Cup run, and this crowd was louder. The place was jammed to the nosebleed seats, and the audience screamed as one.

What was making the rafters shake last Saturday night? A middle-aged Brit with a ’70s haircut, beaming at us from a large video screen.

Not Paul McCartney. Bigger. It was Nigel Lythgoe, the mastermind behind “So You Think You Can Dance, ” telling us about the trials and tribulations of Season Four.

OC Register.com

Dance Review: So You Think You Can Dance Live

So You Think You Can Dance kicked off its live concert tour on September 20th in Tacoma, Washington. The Top 10 finalists from season four, plus three special guests (also from season four), are hitting over 40 cities across America. The tour concludes November 17th in Tampa, Florida.

In addition to attending the opening performance of the tour, I also had the opportunity to meet with five of the thirteen dancers. Season four winner Joshua Allen, as well as Katee Shean, Mark Kanemura, Chelsea Traille, and Jessica King (who dropped out of the competition mid-season due to broken ribs) chatted with me about the show and the tour. Only a few hours later they would take the stage in front of a sold-out Tacoma Dome audience.

blogcritics.org

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