American Idol’s Top 9 opened the Thursday results show with a mash-up of Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock n Roll” and Lynyrd Skynard's “Sweet Home Alabama,” not their best group number of the season. It did, however, fit the week’s theme: the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.
The week’s Ford music video was next, a sleek production set to the strains of “Love Gun.” Watch all the music videos at Albumista.
After five years away, No Doubt will return to the spotlight later this summer.
To kick off their upcoming tour, the reunited group will visit one of the hippest shows around. On May 11, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young will rock New York’s Upper East Side on Gossip Girl.
Although the band members have been working on fresh material, no release date has been set for any new album. No Doubt will be performing a cover of “Stand and Deliver,” and Adam and the Ants song, for their CW performance.
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Before this evening’s festivities begin, the producers of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards should really thank the scandal-plagued artists who’ve unintentionally thrown publicity their way. Tonight, we’ll be thinking about those performers who’ve canceled because they need to be in rehab (Amy Winehouse) and closely watching those who should probably go back (Britney Spears).
We’d been warning you for weeks that this would be a one-time only telecast, but in case you forgot—we hope this helps. And for those who live on the West Coast (like me), you can play along and read our coverage as if it were in real-time:
Tonight the finalists will be welcomed into the world of pop music by Miss Hollaback Girl herself—Gwen Stefani. In the next few weeks, we will also be seeing Jenny from the Block, aka Jennifer Lopez. Am the only one who is wondering what these two singers will have to offer outside of fashion and stage presence advice? If you’re as curious as I am… read on!
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As if American Idol needs any more fuel for the already astronomical ratings, the producers have announced some very special guest stars. If you tuned in last night for the first eliminations, you saw former American Idol Fantasia Barrino perform. But wait—there’s more! Ryan Seacrest also announced last night that there would be many big name stars showing up as special guests this season. Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Barry Gibb and Lulu and Peter Noone. It’s unclear what the theme will be for each show these performers contribute to, but the star wattage is impressive. Other fun tidbits from Thursday’s program include the announcement that Fantasia will star in The Color Purple on Broadway (with a quick glimpse of producer Quincy Jones), as well as the use of Chris Daughtry’s (another former Idol) song “Home” for the send-off of the eliminated contestants. Another former finalist will show up next Thursday—Kellie Pickler will be on hand to perform her single “I Wonder.”
(You can find all the American Idol 6 posts here.)
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If you’re wondering when there is going to be another new episode of Saturday Night Live, wonder no more. December is going to deliver the gift of three new episodes with some promising guest hosts. Kicking off the month on December 2nd, Lost star Matthew Fox hosts with Tenacious D as the musical guest. Predictions on whether or not there will be a Lost sketch? On December 9th, Annette Bening will host with musical guest Gwen Stefani, who is promoting her second solo album. I’m looking forward to Bening’s debut appearance—she really has impeccable timing and it will be interesting to see what they throw at her. And, to round out the month, the December 16th episode will feature Justin Timberlake as both host and musical guest. Timberlake appeared in 2003 and did a surprisingly good job—he is really up for just about anything and it’s a lot of fun to watch him give it his all.
I know, I know, SNL can often fail to please… but that hasn’t stopped me from watching it ever since I was a kid waaaay back when. For all the mediocre sketches, there are always bound to be gems. It’s a television institution, for goodness sake.
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