American Idol’s Kris Allen promoting newly released album

Kris Allen Album on Jive Records

American Idol winner,Kris Allen, releases his self titled debut album today.  Having wrapped up an appearance on  The Tonight With Conan O’Brien, Allen,  is forging a full press tour to promote the album.  In the next few weeks, the singer is expected to visit

Good Morning America and “It’s On With Alexa Chung” on MTV today (November 17) and VH1’s Top 20 Countdown on November 21.
The singer is expected to present at the American Music Awards and will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 23.

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‘Glee’ Picked Up For A Full Season

Cast of Glee: Pictured back row L-R: Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron,  Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley. Front row L-R: Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays and Cory Monteith. (Photo: Joe Viles/FOX)

Cast of Glee: Pictured back row L-R: Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley. Front row L-R: Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jayma Mays and Cory Monteith. (Photo: Joe Viles/FOX)

After airing only two episodes this season,”The Hollywood Reporter” is reporting that Fox has picked up the series Glee. The show about a group of misfits in a high school glee club,has received a full season order by the network. “The response we’ve received to Glee has been remarkable,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told The Reporter. “It’s already got the makings of a cultural phenomenon. I’ve seen all 13 episodes, and Ryan Murphy, his team and the talented Glee cast have knocked our socks off with their incredible work. We’re happy to pick up this gem of a show, and can’t wait to see what they’ll do with the rest of the season.”

The second episode of Glee entitled “Showmance” was well  received by a standing room only crowd at this years Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The series doesn’t appear to be loosing it’s steam after it impressive debut last May after the American Idol Season 8 Finale.

Glee airs Wednesdays on Fox.

America Idol Contestants Discuss Ellen as a Judge on CBS’s The Early Show

CBS’s The Early Show sat down with American Idol Season 6 Winner, Taylor Hicks, and Season 6 runner up, Bucky Covington to discuss their thoughts on Ellen Degeneres becoming a judge on the show.

Ellen Degeneres will be the Fourth American Idol Judge

Photo: AP/Matt Sayles

Photo: AP/Matt Sayles

Ellen Degeneres spoke on her talk show about her choice as the fourth judge of the Fox mega hit show American Idol. “Hopefully, I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you,” DeGeneres said on her syndicated talk show Thursday. “I sit at home and I watch it, and I don’t have that technical … I’m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person.”

Degeneres replaces Paula Abdul who had a rather public contract negotiation battle wit hthe show’s producers which resulted in her leaving the show where she has served as a judge and unofficial mentor to the contestants since 2002.

Although she has no music experience, many fans across the Internet welcome the idea of Degeneres as a judge as her opinion will be just like theirs.

Look for Degeneres to take on her role as judge when she joins show judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest for the 9th season of Idol beginning in January.

Mary J. Blige to guest judge for American Idol

mary-j-blige-picture-1Fox has announced that Grammy winning R&B singer, Mary J. Blige will be a guest judge at the Atlanta auditions of American Idol.  Blige will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the panel. No stranger to television appears, Blige has appeared on the ABC soap One Life To Live and played a “herself” as a tough client who went head to head with Entourage’s Ari Gold played by Jeremy Piven. The episodes of Idol with Blige will air in January when the new season starts.

American Idol Chikezie Eze to appear on General Hospital

Photo: Fox

Photo: Fox

Former American Idol contestant, Chikezie Eze, will appear on General Hospital. Eze shared the news on his twitter page.  “I had my first personal session with a personal trainer. Gotta look good for General Hospital.”, said one post and “I’ll be taping in mid-September and I will be singing. What shall I sing? It’ll be a surprise” on the other. Expect his episode to air in mid to late October.

Daughtry’s “Leave This Town” #1 On The Billboard Charts

Daughtry_300Daughtry’s sophomore album, “Leave This Town”, tops the Billboard Charts at #1 this week. Daughtry’s debut album “Daughtry” reached the top spot as well. “No Surprise”, the first single from the album, is moving up the charts fairly well.

The band recently sat down for a Q&A with Billboard to talk about the new album. Click here to view it at Billboard.com.

Daughtry’s frontman, Chris Daughtry, was an American Idol contestant during Season 5.