Catching up with the Idols

Taylor Hicks’ 22 lb weight loss is featured in this week’s  People Magazine.   Check out the before and after photos here.   I’m sure playing for 90 minutes to capacity crowds every night on his current 54 city tour is helping Taylor stay trim.   That, and his every-other-day jog.   Says Taylor, “I just take off running, with a hat on…I’ve walked through a thousand fans and nobody notices.”

I’ll be checking out Taylor’s tour for myself in a few weeks.   The critics have been impressed, and I have no doubt that I will be too.

Last year’s runner up Katharine McPhee is also promoting a new release.   On March 23 the video for her single “Over It” will be featured on more than 5, 000 screens in movie theaters across the country.  

GAC TV reports that Kellie Pickler shot the video for her latest single “I Wonder” at the famed  Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.   Says Kellie, “It’s where all my favorite artists performed. It’s almost like closure for me. At the end of the song it talks about ‘your little girl is off to Tennessee.’ What better place to wrap it up but here at the Ryman Auditorium, where all my dreams are coming true.”

Jennifer Hudson has recorded  what she calls a “very hot” duet with R&B artist Ne-Yo for her upcoming debut album.

Anthony Fedorov will tour US Air Forces bases  in Europe  this  April promoting the kick-off of the annual USAFE Services Extreme Summer program.   The tour will take him to Germany, England and Spain.

Last but not least!   Don’t forget, Elliott Yamin’s debut album drops tomorrow.   You can listen to the full CD at AOL.   Listen here.   I am…

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