Adam Lambert certified Platinum in Canada
Via Sony Music music twitter. Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment has been certified Platinum status in Canada. An official announcement will be released later today.
Rock of Ages Star Maroulis to Be Honored with Sardi’s Caricature
“American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis, who earned a 2009 Tony Award nomination for his performance in Rock of Ages, will be honored with a Sardi’s caricature March 18.
The unveiling of the caricature will be held at 5 PM at the famed Manhattan eatery. The event is by-invitation-only.
Kris Allen tops the ‘Idol’ airplay chart
We’ve got a new Number One.
Kris Allen takes over the top spot from Kelly Clarkson this week, as Live Like We’re Dying moves into the top 10 of USA TODAY’s Top 40 airplay chart and the top five at Hot AC.
Meanwhile, Kelly’s new single, All I Ever Wanted, is climbing quickly. It leaps from 54 to 38 on the Mediabase-powered Idol airplay chart, while reaching No. 36 the Hot AC chart.
American Idol Top 12 Betting Odds To Win Season 9 At Sportsbooks Now
Odds to Win Season 9 of American Idol
Crystal Bowersox +180
Siobhan Magnus +450
Casey James +550
Lee Dewyze +650
Michael Lynche +800
Andrew Garcia +1000
Didi Benami +1200
Katie Stevens +1800
Aaron Kelly +3000
Lacey Brown +3300
Tim Urban +4000
Paige Miles +5000
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‘Idolatry’: Surviving Alex, Lilly, and Katelyn’s ousters; searching for hope in Idol’s ninth season
An ode to American Idol’s ninth season, inspired by Crystal Bowersox’s Tracy Chapman cover from last Tuesday’s performance episode:
Give me one reason to tune in, and I’ll turn my TV on
Give me one reason to tune in, now that Lilly Scott is gone
Said I don’t want to hear Tim Urban
You got to make me change my mind
Who’s this year’s Sanjaya on ‘Idol’?
As the 12 season nine finalists of “American Idol” prepare to take the stage at the Kodak Theatre the week of March 15, it’s time to consider how they stack up against the previous generations.
Here’s a quick primer with each of the dozen remaining hopefuls, as well as the past contestant they most resemble.
Didi Benami: ‘I’m trying not to cry so much’
Even for those who haven’t been tuning into season 9 of “American Idol” faithfully, newly-inducted top 12-er Didi Benami’s reputation precedes her. Yes, the Knoxville, Tenn., native has the voice of an angel, but almost every time she’s taken the stage, it’s ended in a pool of tears.
Wham bam glam
ONE of the best things about being Adam Lambert post-American Idol? “The money, ” shared the glam-rocker, with a laugh. “It’s nice.”
It’s a refreshingly honest comment from a still-rising star.
“I worked really hard for 10 years to be comfortable so, yes, it’s nice now, ” said the Californian native who cut his teeth doing musicals such as Wicked.
Kelly Clarkson live in SA: My thoughts
The original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson kicked off her ‘All I Ever Wanted’ tour to South Africa in Johannesburg last week Friday. Now I’ve been a fan of this Grammy winner since she won the title back in 2002. I think she has an incredible voice and as Randy Jackson on Idol says, her ‘Chops’ are amazing. So I expected a lot, and what I lot I got. She was fantastic on stage. Her energy is crazy, her voice as a performer sounds just as good as it does as a recording artist. She belted out the ballads like ‘Because Of You’ and jumped around on anthems like ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’. The one thing I absolutely loved about the concert was the audience participation. When she turned the mic to the 13 000 or so crowd, the amount of singing (in tune) was crazy. I loved it and I get goose bumps at the thought of this.
David Archuleta reflects on ‘Imagine’
I’ve always thought David Archuleta’s Imagine was one of the riskiest choices a contestant has made on American Idol.
There were so many ways that February 2008 performance could have backfired on David. Simon Cowell acknowledged as much afterward, telling David it was “very, very risky to do a John Lennon song — particularly that one.”
Taylor Hicks Watches Flooding in Pittsburgh
The flooded 10th Street Bypass attracted some curiosity seekers Sunday afternoon, but what happened was nothing like what was anticipated.
“I was kind of excited because I was watching it from my hotel window for the last couple of days, ” said Taylor Hicks, of American Idol fame and is in town to perform in a production of “Grease!”
“I saw it rising and I think this is the highest it’s gotten yet. I’ve never been this close to a river that’s actually flooded in my whole life.”
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ex-American Idol Jessica Sierra Beats Alcohol, Gives Sneak Peek At New Song
It’s been a roller coaster ride of addiction, arrests, stalkers and rehab for ex-American Idol contestant Jessica Sierra since she first shot to fame on Fox’s hit reality TV show. But the Season 4 singer, who finished in 10th place on Idol, has finally managed to turn her life around, and with a new baby and two years of sobriety, Sierra is re-launching her music career, and she’s giving RadarOnline.com exclusive access.
Jessica shares that she was desperate to return to music, one of the great loves of her life, and is ecstatic to be back in the studio, “It was amazing the first time I got up there to sing again, ” Jessica told RadarOnline.com. “And to get back into the studio. It was so great! It was so great to see a camera… I was like, ‘Oh hi, I remember you.’”
Kara DioGuardi Says Bikini Stunt Changed Her Life
We all have our defining moments, but few of us can say they happened when we sang on national television in a bikini. American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi is one of those few.
DioGuardi, 38, tells Women’s Health that her stunt on last season’s finale, when she stripped down to a two-piece bathing suit to belt out a duet with a contestant dubbed “Bikini Girl, ” was a pivotal point in her career. “It probably saved my job, ” she says. “It was a defining moment. Like, ‘She’s serious and industry, but also as kooky as everyone else on this panel.’ ”
Simon Cowell gets a makeover as fiancée Mezhgan helps him to pick out some new clothes
Simon Cowell has been the butt of many a joke due to his serious lack of style.
His high-waisted trousers became a national joke, and the flat-top hairstyle is long past its sell by date.
But with a 36-year-old fiancée to please, it seems the X Factor judge, 50, may be about to buck up his ideas.
Simon Cowell says US viewers ‘will fall for Cheryl Cole’
Simon Cowell is said to be convinced that American viewers will “fall in love” with Cheryl Cole, accord to a report. The entertainment mogul has reportedly given Cheryl his assurances that she will have a role on the planned US version of The X Factor in 2011.
Simon Cowell and Mezghan Hussainy: Los Angeles Lovers
Enjoying some rare downtime, Simon Cowell and his fiancée Mezhgan Hussainy were spotted out and about in Los Angeles yesterday (March 14).
The “American Idol” stud and his lovely lady headed over to Cross Creek Malibu for a hand-holding stroll while shutterbugs loomed near.
Teen Charged in Susan Boyle Break-In
Susan Boyle arrived home late one night in January to LINK “/people/article/0, , 20339617, 00.html” “find an intruder”] in her humble, local authority-owned home. Now, police confirm, a teenager will face a court over an alleged theft of some cash at the house.
“A 16-year-old youth has been arrested and charged in connection with a theft that happened at a property in Blackburn, ” a spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police in Scotland tells PEOPLE of the incident at Boyle’s.
‘Glee’ Sings High Praises of Guest Stars
“Glee” sang and danced its way to popularity among thesp enthusiasts, but not without the help of some big name guest stars. Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, and Kristin Chenoweth have already made cameos with Neil Patrick Harris and Molly Shannon on deck. The cast itself is going to guest star on a big stage–at the White House.
“That’s a monumental type of thing. It will definitely be a milestone in my life, ” gloated Amber Riley at PaleyFest about her upcoming trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Her co-star Chris Colfer joked, “I really hope we get a tour of the Oval Office. Really, that’s what I’m aiming for. I might have to sneak in.”
Nigel Lythgoe Promises “Shocking Changes” to So You Think You Can Dance”
Shocking changes to SYTYCD this Season. Shocking but GREAT. I hope I will be able to reveal them soon. I need all the pieces in place first.
Portia de Rossi Is Glad She’s Not an Idol Judge
It wasn’t a love for butchered cover songs that led Ellen DeGeneres to the American Idol judges’ panel — it was the result of a simple marital directive.
“I was like, ‘Honey, that’s it. Go get another job, ’” Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi tells PEOPLE with a laugh. “I’m that demanding.”
Maybe it wasn’t that simple, but de Rossi, who was being honored with the Visibility Award at Saturday night’s Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles, points out that Idol has quickly gone from guilty pleasure to a family affair. “I’m a part of American Idol now, ” she says with a sigh. “I’m actually going to every taping of Idol because it’s really fun to be there and it’s fun to support her. I’m just glad that I’m not a judge.”
American Idol‘s Taylor Hicks Sits in with ekoostik hookah
Season 5 American Idol champ Taylor Hicks sat in with ekoostik hookah at Pittsburg, PA’s Rex Theater this weekend. Hicks, who was in town with the traveling version of Grease, joined ekoostik hookah on harmonica for “Big Ol’ Freight Train” and “Sure Cure For The Blues.” As previously reported, Hicks played in jambands before achieving national fame and has recently performed with Widespread Panic and The Allman Brothers Band, among others.
‘Idol’ singer has ties to Broken Bow
In 1979, David and Connie Brown, Lacey’s parents, came to Broken Bow to be the first pastors at the new Christian Life Center. According to Lucille Barker, a former parishioner who has maintained contact with the couple, the Browns lived in Broken Bow for three years. During that time, David Brown also worked at the former Jack and Jill grocery store in Broken Bow.
Barker said Connie Brown has been e-mailing her about Lacey’s experience at “American Idol.”
“Connie e-mailed and said something about Lacey having a good song picked out and wanting us to vote for her, ” Barker said before Lacey’s March 9 live performance. “They’re real excited. They really want people to vote.”
Glee Scoop: Justin Timberlake “in the Plan” and Sue Sylvester Gets a Famous Makeout Partner!
Get ready for the best Glee scoop ever…and no, it’s not that boss Ryan Murphy just told me he’s working toward getting Justin Timberlake on for season two. Or even that Hugh Jackman and Queen Latifah’s names are also being tossed around.
You Gleeks are gonna freak when you hear that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) is gonna make out with…
Neil Patrick Harris Monty Brinton/CBS
Spoiler Alert: Neil Patrick Harris!
Yes, two of television’s best-ever comedians will be playing tonsil hockey in the episode directed by one of television’s best-ever directors, Joss Whedon. How’s that for an explosion of awesomeness?!