This was posted on Friday, June 23, 2017 by Rodney Hofirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk
The Ryan Seacrest deal with "American Idol" is not quite done.
TMZ said he wants an executive producer title and they are resisting. He is getting less money than judge Katy Perry so he may perceive that to be a compensatory deal. But given how busy he is, TMZ questioned how active he could possibly be in the day-to-day operations of the show. (Then again, a lot of people have been given symbolic "executive producer" titles in the past in movies and TV shows.) The story also said ABC wants the Seacrest deal before signing two other judges. (Name floated: Lionel Richie.)
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Season 10 "Idol" winner Phillip Phillips has settled his 2015 complaint with "Idol" producers 19 Entertainment over his "oppressive" contract, according to an exclusive story in The Hollywood Reporter. Details have not been released.
In early 2015, he filed a complaint with the California Labor Commission to get out of the contract. He felt he was made to make appearances against his own best interests for the benefit of the company.
“I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol,” said Phillips in the complaint. “The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with. I look forward to being able to make my own choices about my career and to being able to make great music and play it for my fans.”
19 Entertainment filed for bankruptcy protection and went after Phillips in a $6 million lawsuit for breaching the contract.
David Cook has released a single "Gimme Heartbreak."
Fans can pre-order his EP and help him raise some money, too, here.
He is coming to the City Winery in Atlanta on July 18. Tickets are available here.
Here's his summer schedule:
Jun 29 Cincinnati, OH Ludlow Garage
Jun 30 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall Jul 1 Stevens Point, WI Mainstage - Riverfront Rendezvous (festival)
Jul 3 Indianapolis, IN Hi-Fi Music Hall
Jul 5 Pittsburgh, PA Jergel’s
Jul 6 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Jul 9 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
Jul 10 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Jul 12 Asbury Park, NJ Wonder Bar
Jul 13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
Jul 14 Raleigh, NC The Stag's Head
Jul 15 Charleston, SC The Windjammer
Jul 17 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Jul 18 Atlanta, GA City Winery Jul 20 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Aug 16 Denver, CO Soiled Dove Underground Aug 17 Steamboat Springs, CO Schmiggity’s
Aug 18 Greeley, CO Moxi Theater
Aug 21 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Aug 23 Portland, OR Hawthorn Theatre Aug 25 Berkeley, CA Cornerstone
Aug 26 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
Aug 29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Aug 31 San Diego, CA Belly Up
Sep 1 Las Vegas, NV Chrome at Santa Fe Station
Sep 2 Phoenix, AZ MIM Music Theatre
Sep 3 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
Sep 6 Oklahoma City, OK Tower Theatre
Sep 7 Tulsa, OK The Shrine
Sep 8 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Sep 9 Austin, TX One World Theatre
Sep 12 Birmingham, AL Saturn
Sep 13 Chattanooga, TN Revelry Room
Sep 14 Athens, GA The Foundry
Sep 17 Tampa, FL The Attic
Sep 19 Gainesville, FL High Dive
Sep 21 -22 Orlando, FL Epcot - Eat To The Beat Concert Series
Sep 23 Ft Lauderdale, FL Amaturo Theater at Broward Center
Carrie Underwood and Simon Cowell were nominated for a 2018 Hollywood Walk of Fame. They could join Ryan Seacrest, who got his star in 2010. Former "Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. is included, too.
Here's the full list:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana
In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin
In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark,Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic
This is just awesome:
Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze signed a deal with a publishing company called SONGS, home to The Weeknd, Diplo, Lorde, and DJ Mustard.
DeWyze, who is signed to Vanguard Records, has seen success in synchs ever since his composition, “Blackbird Song,” was selected for a key scene in “The Walking Dead.” Since then, he’s seen more than 30 placements in television shows and commercials.