Today’s Idol Appearances:
- A slew of Idol alums (Blake Lewis, Michael Johns, Sanjaya Malakar and more) perform at the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun Mexico.
- Lee DeWyze performs at The Basement, Columbus, OH
- Kellie Pickler performs at the ShowMe Music and Arts Festival, Springfield, MO
- Ruben Studdard performs at the Juneteenth Celebration in San Jose CA
Lauren Alaina had a photoshoot today with photographer Brian Bowen Smith. She tweets, “#excited” this man is awesome! He built me a swing haha”
A swing? Hm.
Siobhan Magnus – Cape Cod Melody Tent
Siobhan played a headlining concert at the Cape Cod Melody tent last night and I was there. She debuted 3 original songs–Her first original was called “Hollywood Carousel”. It reminded me a little of a Pink ballad. The next song was a homage to the artist, Edward Gorey, called “Black Doll”. This song had a good melody and a hard-rock vibe. The third song was called “Scapegoat”. This one was mid-tempo–sweet melodic verses, followed by a passionate chorus. I will have a longer review with more photos up later.
Inside ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Negotiations
Despite these frictions, all parties reaped vast profits from the Idol juggernaut. Still, since Sillerman purchased 19, his company’s stock price has tumbled more than 50 percent as the show has suffered four years of ratings declines (despite this season-10 uptick).
Now CKx is being acquired by private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $509 million. According to sources familiar with the negotiations, Apollo is looking for a long-term TV deal for the show — a minimum of five years. But even though Idol flourished in its first season without Cowell, there’s no guarantee that its momentum won’t fade, and Fox reality head Mike Darnell is said to prefer an annual contract.
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter
‘You May Not Kiss the Bride’ will open Sept. 2 at Pearlridge
Rann Watumull and the rest of the folks at Hawaii Film Partners are ecstatic because they finally have a release date for their locally made feature film “You May Not Kiss the Bride”: Sept. 2 at Consolidated’s Pearlridge 16.
The romantic comedy, which began filming here in early 2009, will then head overseas in distribution deals that will screen it in 200 Russian theaters as well as in Romania, Hungary, Canada and Latin America, said executive producer Watumull, a co-founder of the Hawaii-based film and television company.
“You May Not Kiss the Bride” stars actor-comedian Rob Schneider of “Deuce Bigalow,” “The Hot Chick” and “The Animal,” as well as Hawaii’s Tia Carrere, the actress-turned-singer who won a Grammy Award earlier this year.
It’s the story of a pet photographer — played by Dave Annable of ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” — who accidentally maims a cat belonging to the wife of a Croatian mobster. He ends up marrying the mobster’s daughter, who is played by “American Idol” runner-up Katharine McPhee.
Read more at Star Advertiser
Casey Abrams tweets, “Jacob Lusk Knows How to Bring the Grannys
Katie Stevens Singing Someone Like You By Adele
Katie performed at the Parlour in Los Angeles a few nights ago
Watch People to People Celebrity Ambassador Jordin Sparks Surprise a Group of Students with a Trip to Rome
American Idol alum Jordin Sparks shocked a classroom of students on Monday when she surprised them with news that she would be accompanying the eager group to Rome as People to People’s first-ever celebrity student ambassador!
Read more at OK
PAULA ABDUL HAD TO PASS SIMON COWELL’S ‘X FACTOR’ CHEMISTRY TEST
EMMYS: ‘Glee’ Costume Designer Lou Eyrich
But after Eyrich started shooting the season finale in New York, she changed her mind — now her submission is that episode, just in time for the April 29th deadline. “It was just so fresh, different, and fun for me. We popped all the color, and there was such excitement from the adrenaline of shooting there. Ryan Murphy loved what the kids were wearing. He and the director were really excited, and some photos even ended up in People magazine. Another reason I chose it was that we had just one day to dress, fit, and alter everything and get it boxed up by midnight and sent overnight to New York. So it was one of the most challenging episodes. And we pulled it off.”
Read more at Deadline
Cheryl Cole breaks her silence to reassure fans she is ‘absolutely fine’ after ‘the weirdest past few weeks’
Calling it ‘the weirdest past few weeks’, Cheryl wrote that she has been enjoying her down time, catching up with her family and friends.
She wrote: ‘Where do i start? I have had the weirdest past few weeks (nothing unusual there though.) I wouldn’t even know how to begin to tell you all about it.
‘I have had the time that I have not had in so long to just chill with my loved ones and do the normal things that I like to do. See my friends and family and be with my doggys :D.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2005604/Cheryl-Cole-breaks-silence-reassure-fans-absolutely-fine-weirdest-past-weeks.html#ixzz1PlcZxapV
Read more at the Daily Mail