Idol Headlines or 10/07/11

Brooke White at the Hard Rock Cafe for Pinktober, Phoenix AZ
Chris Richardson at 1-800-ASK GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa FL
Crystal Bowersox at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN
Josh Gracin at the Grizzly Rose, Denver, CO
Mandisa at Women of Faith, Portland OR
More at IdolStages

Kellie Pickler and Casey James Unplugged: A Concert That Cares” sponsored by Stater Bros. happening at Camp Pendleton today. More information HERE.

Scotty McCreery appears on the Ellen Degeneres Show

David Archuleta – New Vlog

Writing sessions, the Pacific Coast Highway, and a little friend sings.

Lauren Alaina attended the “Footloose” Premiere Last Night

‘Idol’ threat to gospel flick

Members of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s estate are aghast that 2004 “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino has become pregnant by a married man as she prepares to play the Queen of Gospel in the biographical film “Mahalia!”

Producers are also furious with Fantasia, 27, for not telling them about her unexpected pregnancy until she was four months in. “She [initially] claimed that she was putting on weight for the role, ” an insider said.

Production of the movie has been pushed back because of Fantasia’s pregnancy with her married boyfriend, Antwaun Cook.

Read more at NY Post

RCA Records’ Peter Edge and Tom Corson on Why the Label Downsized and its Place in Sony’s Big Picture (Q&A)

The music industry has posted 18 consecutive weeks of positive sales with album sales up 3 percent from 2010 and digital tracks up 11 percent. So after years and years of steady decline, it’s clear why a music exec would happily take this moment to break with the past.

New RCA Records CEO Peter Edge, 50, even hesitates to call his company a record label. After all, it would be foolish to limit a label’s scope to the business of selling records or to use a term as outdated as the concept itself.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter

RCA Execs Confirm Jive and Arista Labels Shut Down

Amid some big changes in the music industry, new RCA Records CEO Peter Edge and longtime colleague Tom Corson, who was promoted to president and COO in August, have officially shuttered historic labels Arista and Jive. J Records, launched by Clive Davis in 2000 as an “instant major, ” will also see its artists bequeathed to RCA.

“The path we’ve taken is to refresh RCA, so we’re going to retire those brands, ” Corson tells The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview. “There may be a reason down the line to bring them back, but it’s a clean slate here.”

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Dancing’s Maks: Hope Is Sex on a Stick in a Different Way

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that nervous being one of the last two couples standing there. Hope was really nervous, but I felt like we had a lot of fans and they’re really loyal. I was really calm. I just made fun of Hope for being nervous! It was pretty hilarious. I love how she’s cool as a cucumber during penalty kicks in the World Cup, but she’s sweating bullets standing under a light on a reality show. We’re proud and grateful to be here another week. I think Hope has a huge, exciting fan base with young girls, many of whom are athletic and want to be in sports. She feels like she’s representing for them on their behalf — they’re not one-dimensional, but they’re tough, strong, athletic, feminine and sexy.

Read more at TV Guide

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