Jennifer Hudson is a Star
Jennifer Hudson keeps moving up the ranks in the entertainment biz every time we log onto the Internet, it seems. After coming in seventh place on American Idol
, she went on to star in Dreamgirls
and walked away with a Golden Globe and Oscar. Now she will be recognized for her work in a big way next year.
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced
their list of 24 names to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, and none other than Idol
's very own Jennifer Hudson is on the list. The Chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee, David Green, said in a statement, "The Walk of Fame committee is proud to announce next year's honorees whose additions to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of their star power, talent and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world."
It is unknown at this time when the unveiling of Hudson's star will take place or where it will be located. Other 2013 recipients include talk show host and former Idol
judge Ellen DeGeneres and Glee
's Jane Lynch.Scotty McCreery's Music Video: "Water Tower Town"
Moving into the realm of country music now, season 10 winner Scotty McCreery has released the music video for his current single, "Water Tower Town." In the video, which you can watch below, McCreery performs for his fans (and signs autographs for them as well) in his hometown of Garner, North Carolina.
Listen to Casey Abrams' Debut Album (New Music Release)
Casey Abrams' self-titled debut album is finally here for us to devour. And devour you will, for Abrams delivers a strong set of songs that you will want to keep on repeat on your iPod. He knows who he is as an artist, and that translates perfectly on this album. (And his fellow season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart, who he became close friends with on the show, makes an appearance on a duet of Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack.")
Are you still not convinced? Take a listen to the entire album for free.
The Top Idol Album Sales
The music sales numbers from the past week have now been made available. And here's a list of the top Idols on the Billboard 200 chart, courtesy of USA Today
Carrie Underwood's Blown Away
at #15, Selling 18,000 units (Total Sales: 587,000)
Kelly Clarkson's Stronger
at #52, Selling 8,000 units (Total: 839,000)
Adam Lambert's Trespassing
at #107, Selling 5,000 units (Total: 131,000)
Scotty McCreery's Clear as Day
at #168, Selling 3,000 units (Total: 1.076 million)
Haley Reinhart's Listen Up!
, Selling 2,000 units (Total: 39,000)
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