William Balfour Arrested in the Deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s Mother, Brother and Nephew

Finally. From the Associated Press. CHICAGO – Police arrested the estranged brother-in-law of Jennifer Hudson on Monday in the deaths of the entertainer’s mother, brother and young nephew, taking him from a prison where he had been held on a suspected parole violation. William Balfour was arrested at Stateville Correctional Center and released to detectives […]

Kelly Clarkson Blogs – “…just waiting for all the songs for the new album to be mixed and mastered”

Kelly Clarkson posts in her latest blog that she’s, “just waiting for all the songs for the new album to be mixed and mastered. ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pretty much taking forever but i want it done right so ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not gonna rush them à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.too much.” Now that her […]

Simon Cowell on American Idol Season 8 – “I’m 100% a Guy Will Win this Year”

Simon Cowell, interviewed by ex-girlfriend and Extra correspondent Terri Seymour, is already predicting the winner of next season’s American Idol. “I’m 100% a guy will win this year.” Really? 100% a guy will win?   Is he serious? Has he picked a winner already? Or is he just screwing around with the fans…  He also […]

Taylor Hicks – Opens in the Broadway Musical “Grease” December 2

Taylor Hicks brings his role as the Teen Angel in Grease on Broadway to the touring company, beginning December 2 in Providence, RI. He’s also got a record set to be released on 2/10, and his DVD Whomp at the Warfield on 2/17. In this interview with Blogcritics.org, Taylor talks about acting, his new record, […]

Clay Aiken Interview – “I was terrified to come out here on stage…”

Clay Aiken is interviewed by Entertainment Tonight from the backstage of the musical Spamalot in NYC, where he’s in the midst of his second run as Sir Robin. He tells ET he took the Broadway gig to be able to spend more time with his three-and-a-half-month-old son Parker, and the baby’s mother and good friend, […]

Nadia Turner PSA for Worlds Aids Day – VIDEO

Did you know that it’s Worlds AIDS Day today? It is, in fact, the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, and if you’d like more information about the effort to bring individuals and organizations from around the world together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic, check out this site HERE. In the meantime, […]

Katharine McPhee and Michael Johns – David Foster and Friends

Some PBS stations (not mine–at least not yet) are airing David Foster and Friends, from the Las Vegas show that featured a slew of musical artists, including Katharine McPhee and Michael Johns, performing Foster’s songs. The concert has also spawned a CD/DVD Hit Man: David Foster and Friends. Rickey recorded both performances. You can watch […]

David Cook – The Ellen Degeneres Show – VIDEO

David Cook appeared on today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show. The viral video “girls screaming when Archie lost” video made another appearance. I wonder if Cook is sick of talking about that one? Heh, and after his performance of “Light On”, he dunks a Sara Lee executive for charity. Bonus: Cook posted a Thanksgiving blog on DCO […]

American Idol gets “More Real, More Intimate”

Changes are a foot for the next season of American Idol, and they start with the marketing, which TPTB promise will be “more real”, “more raw” and “more intimate” From TV Week: But after playing up the notion of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  contestants as outsized personalities in last yearà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s […]