Simon Cowell blames other judges for ‘X Factor’ voting snafu
The whole outcome left Cowell perturbed at his fellow judges. “It was a just a cock-up,” he told Show Tracker in a phone interview. “I don’t think they did what they should have done, which is exactly what they were told to do: Vote on who sang the best in the sing-off. And then we got to that ridiculous place where they went to the deadlock.”
Read more at the Los Angeles Times
‘X Factor': Finalists imagine life after the show, what to do with $5 million
It’s down to the Final Four on “The X Factor.” Within a matter of days, one of the remaining contestants will win the grand prize of $5 million and a recording contract.
The road to this point has been filled with struggle, angst and elation. And the hardest part is yet to come. However each of these singers took a moment to think about what they’re looking forward to after the show is over and what’s the first thing they’d buy with their new-found wealth.
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Katharine McPhee teams with charity to take on malaria
Malaria No More, an organization that is celebrating its fifth birthday today, is a proud member of the fight. With an emphasis on the use of social media and other new forms of communication to raise awareness for the cause, MNM is celebrating the day with what else — a campaign on Facebook and Twitter.
I recently caught up with MNM’s new spokesperson singer and actress Katharine McPhee to learn more about their efforts. Not only is the American Idol alum getting ready for her new TV show Smash to hit the airwaves in the new year, she will soon be traveling to Africa with MNM to help raise awareness for the cause.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
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Celebrity Interview: Diana DeGarmo
Diana is currently playing Angelina, a mob bosses daughter on the hit soap “The Young and the Restless” and she can be seen as “Dora Hand” in the film “The First Ride of Wyatt Earp” to be released in early 2012. She still remains the youngest contestant to ever make the Top 2 in all 9 seasons of American Idol. America agrees that she was amazing then and her vocal abilities are even stronger now. She’s excited to be recording her first true country album. We sat down with Diana DeGarmo to talk about her new holiday show—Upright Cabaret’s A Broadway Christmas at the Catalina Jazz Club—former American Idol contestant Ace Young and what she wants for Christmas.
Jennifer Lopez: World’s Greatest Musical Comeback Act!
Jennifer Lopez arrives for another day of American Idol’s Hollywood Week auditions on Wednesday (December 14) in Pasadena, Calif.
The 42-year-old entertainer, joined by fellow judge Steven Tyler, continued to shoot more scenes for the upcoming season of the FOX reality competition.
See the photos at Just Jared