Idol Headlines for 04/05/09

Will Underwood’s secret dress be for ACMs success?

It’s as if Carrie Underwood’s dress were a matter of national security.

Gaining access to the superstar country singer’s rehearsal Friday night required a few promises: no photos, no video and no describing the gown she’ll be wearing Sunday for the Academy of Country Music Awards.

But no one said anything about asking Underwood herself.

“The dress that I’ll be wearing during my performance is … ” she began to reply, then suddenly stopped herself, taking a beat to carefully each word.

“It’s big, ” she continued. “It’s big. There’s a lot ‘  a lot of dress.”

Associated Press

Choreographer Accused Of Raping 4

LOS ANGELES ‘  A dancer and choreographer featured on the FOX television show “So You Think You Can Dance” was arrested Saturday on suspicion of sexually assaulting four of his dance students, police said.

Alex Da Silva, 41, a well-known salsa dancer who teaches at several Los Angeles dance studios, was taken into custody after teaching a class at a Hollywood studio and booked for investigation of sexual assault, Det. John Eum said.

Da Silva had been accused in 2003, 2004 and 2005 of sexually assaulting three women, but for unknown reasons prosecutors declined to file charges, Eum said.

Then on March 28, a fourth woman accused Da Silva of luring her to his home, using a ruse to get her into his bedroom and raping her. Detectives went back to interview the previous accusers, found similar accusations of being lured to Da Silva’s bedroom and sexually assaulted by him, and reopened their cases.

Huffington Post

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Entertainment Weekly

Reasons to watch the ACM Awards: Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood’s ‘lava’ dress and more

– Is it time for the country women to take over? There hasn’t been much competition when it comes to awarding the top prize at either country award show. At the ACMs, Kenny Chesney has won entertainer of the year four years running and has won the like-minded award at the CMAs for the last four of five years.

But changes seem to be afoot in the country hierarchy. The genre’s biggest crossover successes in the past two years were women, namely Swift and Carrie Underwood. As for Underwood, she has a chance to make history. She’s nominated as entertainer of the year and is the first female to snare such honors since 2000, when the Dixie Chicks took home the prize.

LA Times

Idol Worship: Megan Joy’s Chirpy Departure

Meganjoy We tried to contain our own joy when Megan got eliminated on Wednesday night. After all, she gave it everything she had, amused us to no end, and made an otherwise typical Idol season a little less predictable (with the exception of Adam Lambert, of course). But we breathed an even heavier sigh of relief after we heard Megan’s exit interview on Thursday morning. Turns out the tattooed tweetie was going to sing Phil Collins’ “Separate Lives” for next week’s Year They Were Born theme. “It a beautiful [song] and I was ready to show the world that I can belt it like the rest of them, ” Megan told reporters.


Ace Young Sings Car-eoke

Former American Idol contestant Ace Young attends a celebration for the new Ford Fiesta on Military Island in New York City Times Square on Friday (April 3).

Still affiliated with Ford, loves it!

At the event, Ford announced that it will be giving 100 contest winners a car, gas and cameras to chronicle their travels for six months. Videos will be posted on Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.

Just Jared

David Cook

The week after he won American Idol last May, David Cook placed no fewer than eleven songs on the US singles chart – the highest number of concurrent hit singles since the Beatles racked up 14 in 1964. Since then he’s released a platinum-selling debut album – the lion’s share of which he co-wrote – and embarked on his first headlining tour of the US. As he releases his album over here, we gave David a call to find out how he’s taking to life as a popstar.

Digital Spy

Julianne Hough’s Double Life

“Dancing with the Stars” pro Julianne Hough shows off her dancing moves during the week — and she’s ready to rock out on the weekend! The 20-year-old performed during the Academy of Country Music all-star concert on Friday in Las Vegas.


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