Katherine McPhee Attends The Imagine Ball Honoring Russell Simmons

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Imagine LA held their 4th Annual Imagine Ball last week at The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, CA, and drew celebrities such as Katherine McPhee, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Colton Hayes, Tom Arnold, Justine Skye , David Foster and Pia Toscano. The charitable event honored Russell Simmons for his dedication to empowerment, while actor and comedian Tom Arnold emcee’d the intimate evening of musical performances and comedy.  Continue reading

JLo, Cee Lo, Arnold Schwarzenegger & Other Celebs Attend Grand Opening Of LA’s Newest Hotspot Planet Dailies & Mixology 101 [PHOTOS]

SPOTTED: Jennifer Lopez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, Cee Lo Green, Cederic The Entertainer, Lance Bass, Joe Manganiello, Katherine Jenkins, Pia Toscano, Tommy Hilfiger, Piers Morgan, Lisa Vanderpump, Cat Deeley, Chord Overstreet, Mario Lopez, Renee Bargh, Robbie Keane, Sam Page, The Wanted and Alyssa Campanella and others at the grand opening of LA’s newest hot spot, Robert Earl’s Planet Dailies & Mixology 101.

Enjoy the red (blue) carpet arrival photos of the celebrities:

Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins makes cops’ heads turn as she arrives on red carpet

SPOTTED: Pia Toscano With Rising Artist, Talina

SPOTTED: Pia Toscano performing with Talina at New York City’s 67th Annual Columbus Day Parade October 10, 2011.

Talina, diagnosed with autism at the age of two, has found the “ability” in “disability.”  She is striving to become a pop star and, in the process, break all stereotypes of what a child with a disability can accomplish.

For the parade, NY’s Fifth Avenue was transformed during the parade, the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture.

The parade featured 35,000 marchers, over 100 groups, including bands, floats and contingents, and nearly one million spectators.

Mark Ballas & Pia Toscano Call It Quits

Another reality show romance made in TV heaven bites the dust. American Idol‘s Pia Toscano and Dancing with the StarsMark Ballas who met on the CBS lot where both shows are taped have called it quits.

“They both decided with everything going on that they couldn’t give each other what would be fair,” a source told People. “They mutually decided this.”

Ballas is paired with Kristin Cavallari on the upcoming season of DWTS and rumors are already floating that the pro dancer dumped Toscano for the newly-single Cavallari.

Ballas of course has downplayed any potential romance between him and his dancing partner. “No, none of that,” he told E! News recently. “We’re just friends.”

VIDEO: Pia Toscano Premieres “This Time”

Season 10 American Idol contestant Pia Toscano has released her first video, This Time, and you can watch it below.

The video’s lack of bells and whistles places the entire focus on Pia’s power vocals and lyrics – and she delivers.
“This time, this time I’m gonna do it my way / This time, I’m finding out the hard way / This time, I’m gonna go back to the girl I was on the night you found me.”

Watch the video for yourself:

Lauren Alaina Signs Record Deal

THR is reporting that Haley Reinhart, who came in third place on American Idol last season, has signed a deal with Interscope Records. Interscope is part of the Universal Music Group and is also home to other season ten Idol alums Pia Toscano, winner Scotty McCreery, and runner-up Lauren Alaina.

American Idol’s Pia Toscano Signs With Interscope Records

Entertainment Weekly reports that American Idol‘s ninth-place finisher last season, Pia Toscano, has signed a recording deal with Interscope Records.

Her first single, This Time, an Ester Dean track, will drop July 12. Her debut album will follow later on this year. 
Congrats Pia!

“I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family. [Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on ‘Idol’ and I’m looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true,” Toscano said in a statement.

In case you missed it, here is my recent interview with the gorgeous Pia:

Jennifer Lopez And Special Surprise Celebs Celebrate Her CD Release (Exclusive Photos)

Pia Toscano joined the fun

SPOTTED: Jennifer Lopez at her All You Need Is Love CD Record Release Extravaganza and Live Interview with Mario Lopez for Extra – Friday April 29 at The Grove in Los Angeles.

Also spotted, husband Marc Anthony, Pia Toscano of American Idol, Mark Ballas of Dancing with the Stars, Audrina Patridge and William Levy.

Pia Toscano was there to root on J.Lo

Marc Anthony watching his gorgeous wife
J.Lo signed posters for fans after her interview
J.Lo and William Levy

Video: Pia Toscano Interview: “Trying To Find The Perfect Sound For My Album”

Photo Credit: Parisa Michelle.

May 12, Hollywood, CA – The gorgeous Pia Toscano walked the red carpet at Samsung/AT&T’s “Infuse Your Imagination” event.

Pia gave CelebMagnet an interview (watch below), sharing her thoughts on the shocking James Durbin elimination on American Idol just moments before (She could not refer to James specifically since the episode had not yet aired on the west coast).
Pia also spoke about her upcoming album and the Idol tour. She said her album will be pop with an R&B flavor. About the tour, she is absolutely “giddy” about performing at the same venues where she watched Rihanna and Lady Gaga perform just a year ago.

Watch the full interview below.

Photo Credit: Wire Image

The Infuse Your Imagination event celebrated the launch of the Samsung Infuse 4G exclusively from AT&T – and featured a special private musical performance by Nicki Minaj. Full story/more pics from this event can be found here.
Photo Credit: Parisa Michelle
Photo Credit: Samah Sohrab

Photo Credit: Sama Sohrab