Idol’ Contestant’s Older Man — That’s Her Fiance!
Turns out Jackie, 28, and Phil Martin, 52, hooked up in May 2010 … and got engaged in October. Sources tell us the two are like “high school sweethearts” — except when he graduated high school, she was six years away from being born!
We’re told they had to push back their wedding date because of “Idol, ” but hope to get hitched in Napa in June.
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American Idol, The Day After: Nashville Recap
In today’s edition of “The Day After, ” me and my fellow Yahoo! Entertainment colleague/”American Idol” obsessive Matt Whitfield discuss what went down at “Idol’s” Music City auditions. Is Lauren Alaina really “The One”? Will Chelsee Oaks and Rob Bolin get back together? Is Paul McDonald the long-lost Kings Of Leon brother, and will he ever get more screentime? Will Younique ever press more copies of her one CD? We answer these questions and several others.
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Josh Turner glad to hear his song on ‘Idol’
Scotty McCreery’s performance of Your Man on Wednesday’s American Idol caught the attention of the man who made the song a hit.
“I got the link to Scotty’s audition the other night, ” says country singer Josh Turner, whose other chart-topping hits include Why Don’t We Just Dance, Would You Go With Me and All Over Me. “I am honored he would choose to sing one of my songs and I’m impressed by his voice and his character. I’ll definitely be pulling for him! Maybe he’ll sing my new single in Hollywood? Totally kidding.”
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David Archuleta Thinks ‘American Idol’ Changes Were ‘Necessary’
American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta doesn’t watch much TV, but he wasn’t about to miss the momentous Season 10 premiere! In fact, he and the rest of the Archuletas made it family night and sat together as the world was introduced to new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. “It feels like the first season of American Idol is starting again, ” he says. “That same excitement is there.”
Ever the half-glass-full optimist, a chat with the lovable dimpled Archie is nothing if not an uplifting experience, and this time was no different. Read on to hear more of his thoughts on Season 10. And, as always, you can find him on Twitter.
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‘American Idol’ Experts Pick Lauren Alaina, Chris Medina As Early Favorites
Yes, it’s a bit early to start picking favorites on the two-week-old “American Idol” season. If history is any indication the producers have probably not even shown us footage of some of the most promising candidates, smartly saving the big reveal for Hollywood Week.
But just four episodes in, some promising stars-in-the-making have already emerged, and the decision to drop the age minimum to 15 seems to be a brilliant idea, with a number of ninth- and 10th-graders wowing the judges.
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Crystal Bowersox reflects on Nashville visit
Crystal Bowersox has spent most of this week making inroads into Nashville. She began her week Sunday with a live show broadcast on local AAA station Lightning 100, but she didn’t limit her visits to just one format. She made two visits to CMT, appearing with Cody Alan on CMT Radio and taping a performance there (I’ve been told it should go online next week). She also stopped by Top 40 station 107.5 The River.
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Steven Tyler’s turn on ‘Idol’ boosting Aerosmith sales
Aerosmith’s 1998 power ballad, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” is currently #22 on Apple’s iTunes chart, and not one but two versions of Aerosmith’s 1973 hit “Dream On” are charting, at #77 and #115, respectively.
“Steven Tyler is such a character on the show, and that’s sure to boost interest in his work, ” Richard Rushfield, author of “American Idol: The Untold Story” tells FOX411 exclusively. “Just like we’ve seen in the past, when people appear on ‘Idol, ’ it gives their sales a bit of a jump. Clearly, (Tyler’s band mates) didn’t see the potential that being part of the show could have for the band in a positive way.”
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Lea Michele In Cosmo: ‘Glee’ Star Shows Skin (PHOTO)
Lea Michele insists she’s not so innocent — and she’s covering Cosmopolitan to prove it.
The ‘Glee’ star is featured in the upcoming issue of Cosmo, and talks in part about straddling the line between good girl and a little less “goody goody” than some might think. Still, she sounds like she’s enjoying a pretty calm life — at least when she’s not working.
On growing up:
“I never did drugs. I’m proud of that. Acting always came first.”
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Derek Hough is taking a break from ‘Dancing’
Following in the fancy footwork of sister Julianne, professional dancer Derek Hough is temporarily leaving “Dancing with the Stars” for the big screen, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
According to Deadline, which first broke the news, Hough, who has helped three stars take home the mirrorball trophy on ABC series (Nicole Scherzinger, Brooke Burke and Jennifer Grey), will miss season 12 of the hit reality competition to star in “Cobu 3-D.”
“We wish Derek the best as he takes time off from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to pursue his film career and look forward to having him return to the show in the Fall, ” Green said in a statement to Access.
Read more at MSNBC