Idol Headlines for 04/10/09

American Idol Finale: Hillary Clinton Giving Tickets To Supporters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton still has some unpaid debt left over from her campaign. Now supporter James Carville is trying to help her finish it off — by offering some impressive prizes to anyone who pitches in. You could win a weekend with Carville and Paul Begala in Washington, a day with Clinton in New York, or tickets to the American Idol season finale (it doesn’t appear that Clinton or Carville will be attending.) The full email:

Huffington Post

TV’s Biggest Moneymakers

No surprise, Idol takes the top spot on the list. Currently in its eighth season, the popular singing competition series lures some 6 million more viewers than prime time’s second most-watched series, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, according to Nielsen Media Research. The result: The former notched an average of $623, 000 for a 30-second spot, while the latter scored $205, 000 for its results show (sixth place) and $196, 000 its performance-filled nights (seventh place).

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Who Is Frankie Avalon And Why Was He On ‘American Idol’?

But on the “Idol” elimination show Wednesday night, host Ryan Seacrest pulled out a true head-scratcher during one of his latest bouts of teasing directed at judge Simon Cowell. Tuesday night’s “songs from the year you were born”-themed show featured a cute segment in which Seacrest showed off some pictures of the judges when they were children, during which he ribbed Cowell about an embarrassing kiddie pic in which the acerbic British judge was seen wearing a spaceman costume while unsmilingly pointing a toy gun at the camera.


‘American Idol’: Frankie Avalon reveals ‘Idol”s true roots

Frankie Avalon, brought on to the Idol stage for last night’s “songs from the year you were born” struck some folks as a head-scratcher. The reason is obvious, actually: Avalon’s 1959 hit “Venus” is two things: 1. exactly the kind of schlock the Idol aesthetic prizes (thus the standing-o he got from all four judges, because, y’know, it’s not art, but it’s the “whole package, ” as the judges like to say; he “brings it, ” dawg), and 2. exactly the kind of lousy pop music the Beatles, Motown and Stax Records, the electric Bob Dylan, and every other adventurous music act from the 1960s on through to today was meant to erase.

Entertainement Weekly

American Idol Next Elimination Most Likely To Be Anoop Desai Or Lil Rounds According To Betting Odds

Anoop Desai is the hot favourite to be the American Idol Next Elimination but there could be value in thinking he will last another week so there could be better bets out there to be next eliminated off American Idol.

Anoop Desai has defied the odds many times and no one thought he would make it to the last seven. He is the hot favourite to go next week, he is just 11/10 with Boylesports to be the next elimination. He seems to have gathered a bit of a cult following and he might just survive another week or two.

Online Betting

American Idol Betting Dominated By Adam Lambert And Danny Gokey As Scott Macintyre Gets The Boot

American Idol Betting Odds are still dominated by Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey after Scott Macintyre was voted off the show. Macintyre was one of the favourites to be the next eliminated from American Idol and there have been no major shocks so far in American Idol.

Adam Lambert seems to be getting stronger and stronger as the show goes on and it is no surprise that he has hardened in the betting as favourite once again after the latest round of voting. Punters looking to buy some quick money can now back Lambert at 8/15 with Boylesports.

Online Betting


I LOVE this girl about 8 hours ago from TwitPic


More about my Lambert-hate

Adam Lambert fans/stalkers: Have you seen this? Bill O’Reilly did a segment on Lambert Monday night, splashing photos all over the place of Adam and another guy kissing. (Of course, O’Reilly found the photos so shocking — Gasp! — that he cropped it so as to obscure the two men’s offending non-heterosexual, yucky ol’ gay-type mouths.)

So guess who is getting my vote next week on “American Idol?” And every week after that? Adam.


Michael Sarver returns to his roots

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – He may have been eliminated from the competition, but Sulphur’s American Idol, Michael Sarver, says it’s only given him a head start on what’s next.

Sarver’s accumulated millions of fans, signed a record deal, and is preparing to tour the country with the American Idol Top Ten, but none of it has gone to his head.

Sarver said he’ll never forget where he came from.


Scott McIntyre: Nice guys finish eighth

Unlike previous years, it seems that this season of ‘Idol’ is beginning to fall into a predictable pattern. Wednesday’s elimination of Scott McIntyre was 100 percent correct, albeit emotional and somewhat dramatic with a split decision from the judges as to whether or not he should be saved.

Finishing eighth is dicey in terms of future success. Previous eighth place winners have included Michael Johns, Haley Scarnato, Bucky Covington, Nadia Turner, Jon Peter Lewis, Rickey Smith, and A.J. Gil. Of this group, only Bucky has had mainstream success, although it’s too soon to write off Michael John who is releasing an indie CD on June 23.

The Watcher: ‘American Idol’ keeps dissing viewers

“American Idol” hates you.

OK, perhaps “hate” is too strong a word, but as Tuesday’s episode proved once more, the show treats its audience with tremendous disdain.

In case you missed it: “American Idol” ran eight minutes long, and DVRs all over America stopped recording before contestant Adam Lambert got to perform.

OC Register

Fire parade marshal is ‹Idol star Bo Bice

WINCHESTER ‘  Idol chatter will be the norm at the 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, with singer Bo Bice serving as the firefighters marshal for the event.

Bice, a southern rocker and entertainer, was runner-up in the 2005 …American Idol competition, finishing second to country singer Carrie Underwood.

…Idols are becoming a festival tradition.

Bucky Covington, who reached the final eight on the Fox network program in 2006, will headline the festival Bud Light Country Music Party May 2 in the Sprint Tent on the Winchester Medical Center campus.

Last year, the festival grand marshal was Fantasia Barrino, who won the singing competition in 2004.

Winchester Star

The Children Place Celebrity Charity Auction Benefitting Books for Kids

Paula Abdul takes time backstage to pose with fans

The Children Place has teamed up with the Books for Kids Foundation to host a celebrity charity auction. Celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Chace Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and David Archuleta have custom designed The Children Place messenger bags for a good cause.

The Insider

Students go ga ga over American Idol runner-up visit

PETALING JAYA: The real world and cyberspace were caught up in the David Archuleta mania as the runner-up of last year American Idol made a surprise appearance at SMK Sri KDU in Kota Damansara.

…It was crazy as I did not realise how many kids would be there.

…I did not expect them to be that enthusiastic and have that much energy, said Archuleta of the big crowd at the school yesterday.

He was mobbed by an equally huge crowd when he landed at KL International Airport on Wednesday.

The students of the school were rewarded with the special visit after having won the …Bring Archuleta To Your School campaign.

The Star

More David Archuleta for you

Responding to the enthusiastic feedback for our David Archuleta in Malaysia postings, we present you with a video taken at his press conference yesterday. Easy now, girls…

The adorable 18-year-old was dressed in a green baju Melayu and proceded to effectively charm the pants off everyone in the room. Trust us, should you have been in the same space as Archuleta, your cold, bitter heart would’ve melted too.

David Archuleta Meets Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus chats with her latest guest star, American Idol alum, David Archuleta, in this new still from Hannah Montana.

In the upcoming episode …Promma Mia, Miley inadvertently agrees to go to prom with Aaron (Nate Hartley), the school nerd. When the chance comes up to record a duet with David Archuleta, Miley uses it as an excuse to flake on her date. However, guilt takes over and Miley does the right thing after realizing the importance of keeping a promise. Meanwhile, Robby (Billy Ray Cyrus) helps Jackson (Jason Earles) realize the benefits of enrolling in college.

Just Jared Jr.

‘American Idol”s Carrie Underwood Headed to Oprah

“Idol” winner Carrie Underwood will perform on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” next Tuesday, along with some fellow country music superstars.

Carrie, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Darius Rucker will each give a performance and be interviewed by Lady O.

Tune into “Oprah” next Tuesday for all the country fun.

ET Online

Cowell: I’m in the mood for dancing

A DANCE troupe called Flawless prove to be just that when they bring Simon Cowell to his feet in the first episode of Britain Got Talent tomorrow.

The superfit pals perform a breathtaking routine of flips and moves.

Their perfectly-timed antics prompt Mr Nasty to give them a standing ovation ‘  the first time he ever stood up for an act.

edit: I guess Simon is just in the mood to stand up these days.

The Sun

‹Dancing’s Bruno defends Carrie Ann Inaba

LOS ANGELES – …Dancing With the Stars judge Bruno Tonioli has come to the defense of his fellow panelist, Carrie Ann Inaba, after a raunchy rant by booted contestant David Alan Grier.

…Carrie Ann has to do her job, Tonioli told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and …The Billy Bush Show. …I think getting to that level of language is a bit inappropriate. I dont think it classy.


Video: David Alan Grier bitter about Dancing with the Stars boot

Wow — David Alan Grier, the comedian booted from Dancing with the Stars this week, let Access Hollywood know in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t happy about the decision, even though his elimination was likely due to viewer votes.

In an interview that had to be bleeped out several times, Grier had especially bitter words for judge Carrie Ann Inaba: “Several people can kiss my (bleep), but she’s definitely the first in line, ” said the comic, who was a fellow cast member with Inaba on In Living Color.

“Week after week, I spent so much time trying to breathe class into what was for me was a classless situation, ” he said about his experience on DWTS.

Dancing with the Stars

Tom Bergeron’s anger-management: The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ host on his hotheaded past

He may look eerily calm on “Dancing With the Stars” — remember the gallant way he handled Marie Osmond’s sudden fainting spell? — but uber-host Tom Bergeron wasn’t always so serene. In his early 20s, Bergeron told ABC News, “I just had a really short fuse, and it would never go off at other people, but mostly at myself or apartment walls.” Although “apartment walls, ” not people, got the brunt of his anger, Bergeron knew a change was in order. Today, he told ABC, producers often find him meditating in his room when they bust in “with news of the latest spray-tan meltdown.”

LA Times

About mj santilli 34995 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!