Bits and Pieces

For you Lakisha Jones fans out there,’s Idol Chatter  blog is one-stop shopping for everything ‘Kisha.   Kiki finally had her big homecoming last weekend in her hometown  Flint, MI and in Houston, TX where she lived for 6 years, and you can read all about it, at MLive.

Puppies and Rainbows Alert: I stumbled on this  quite by accident.   Honest to carp, there’s going to be a “Chicken Soup of the American Idol Soul, ” released right before Christmas.   Paula Abdul, queen of all happy things,  writes the forward.   There’s a contest  too. Write an essay on who your favorite American Idol is and why, and possibly you could win  tickets to the Season 7 finale. Yikes!  The book features contributions from Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Melinda Doolittle and others…

Speaking of books.  Taylor Hicks has one coming out soon, “Heart Full of Soul: An Inspirational Memoir About Finding Your Voice and Finding Your Way” is  set for release July 10.

And speaking of Paula Abdul. She’s had  her  troubles  lately, which makes one even more anxious to see her new reality TV show  “Hey Paula” premiering June 28 on Bravo.  I hear a train whistle blowin’…

Katharine McPhee may have felt snubbed  by the Idol PTB  when they  failed to  invite her back to perform on the show this season, but hey…IN YOUR FACE TPTB!   She’s set to star in a movie.   The indie film, “The Last Caller” is described as a “dark romantic comedy” and is being co-produced by  her boyfriend, Nick Cokas.

Meet Simon Cowell, control freak.   He was recently the subject of the British show “This  is Your Life.”   He  found out he’d be the subject  when the host of the show, Trevor McDonald,  surprised him during  the taping of the AI finale.

Sanjaya Malakar’s  mom,  Jillian Rechi talks about Sanjaya and his sister Shyamali’s unconventional upbringing–no doubt spent hanging around airports.  No sh*t,  Sanjaya is really not  an  art school student named Bill Vendall. Kathy Griffin cracks me up.

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