Idol Headlines for 03/22/09


“I think you are theatrical, ” is how Simon Cowell summed up Los Angeles theater actor, Adam Lambert after he sang a range-defying rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” at his San Francisco “American Idol” audition.

Boy is he ever. With his straightened black hair and black eyeliner, Lambert, 27, evokes the same look as Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz. But with his penchant for strutting across the stage and acting out the words of the songs he’s singing, Lambert is way more flamboyant.

NY Post

Do American Idol Contestants Lip-Sync?

Well, we got the answer from an Idol source who tells us, “They do prerecord the chorus stuff. And they sing live their solos and sing over the track on live TV with the band playing live as well.”

That’s what a set source assures us, but wait until you read how Justin Guarini, runner-up from Idol’s first season, explained those performances on Friday?

When talking about the group numbers, Justin said on TV Guide Network’s Idol Wrap, the weekly recap show he cohosts with Kimberly Caldwell, this: “Every single year, we cannot stand the group performances. I know they can’t stand it either. And I think what makes [the group performances] even worse now is that they?re lip-synced. They?re really prerecorded now.”


More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

David Archuleta fans prepare for Tuesday concert

David Archuleta, runner-up in “American Idol’s” 2008 season, is playing the Burns Arena in St. George on Tuesday and local fans are ecstatic.

“I’m so excited!” says McKayla Hummel, 12, of St. George. “My seats are on the third row on the floor – so pretty exciting.”

Also sitting on the third row is Megan Clarke, 14, of Santa Clara.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him, ” Clarke says. “I really, really want to touch his hand when he’s singing, ‘Touch My Hand.'”

The Spectrum

Christopher Closeup Podcasts

The former American Idol finalist discusses her new album, the Christian faith that been her rock during difficult times, and the foundation she created to rescue abused and neglected horses.

Sidetracks: Ruben Studdard, Denise Hajjar, Swissbake Express…

Former …American Idol Ruben Studdard and contestants Frenchie Davis and Trenyce Cobbins will hit the Hub for the April run of the Tony Award-winning play …Aint Misbehavin at the Strand Theatre. And while theyre in town, Boston will crown a Community Idol! Ruben and Frenchie wannabes, ages 17 to 25, will perform for judges during intermission at one of the four performances in the April 10-12 run of the musical. The grand prize winner will get a solo shot during the show and an invite to the cast party.

Boston Herald

Simon Cowell to Build Tanning Salon in Mansion

Simon Cowell is set to build a professional tanning salon in his new $20million Beverly Hills mansion.

The American Idol judge, 49, bought the property for $16million nearly two years ago but razed the original structure and has rebuilt a two-story modern home to his specifications.


Dancing with the Stars deja vu: injuries still plague Wozniak and Steve-O

Could it possibly get any worse for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars right now? Or is the publicity about injuries a good thing for the popular reality competition show?

It’s deja vu all over again, with both Steve Wozniak and Steve-O writing about continued injuries on their blogs and websites.

On, Wozniak’s website, this message was posted on Friday: “Possible disabling injury happened to Woz on Friday, March 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM PST.” Posted along with the message was the above photo, which has since been taken down.

MacDailyNews reported on Friday that the Woz might have pulled a hamstring and was transported by paramedics from DWTS rehearsals to the hospital. “Woz says he is walking with a limp right now. It might take him out of the competition on Dancing with the Stars scheduled for Monday.”

Meanwhile, Steve-O is still suffering from a hematoma after landing on his back doing a flip during last week’s dress rehearsals. It’s still not clear whether he will return on Monday, either.


Cloris Leachman returns this week to Dancing with the Stars results show

ABC-TV has announced that its results show on Tuesday, March 24, will include a return performance by actress Cloris Leachman and her partner from Season 7, Corky Ballas.

Also performing on Tuesday will be 1980s duo Darryl Hall & John Oates and Grammy winner Adele, along with the live “dance off” between the two couples with the lowest vote totals.

Viewers will watch the couples perform the samba and the fox trot on Monday night’s performance show.

They Get Paid WHAT? Shocking Dancing With The Stars Salaries

The celebs on …Dancing With the Stars, for example, get $200, 000 for the entire season, whether theyre booted or not, a bonus of $100, 00 if theyre number one, a smaller bonus if theyre number two, an even smaller bonus if theyre number 3, a top TV agent told The Wrap.

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