Idol Headlines for 06/01/09

Susan Boyle suffers ’emotional breakdown’ and is rushed to the Priory clinic

Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle was admitted to The Priory clinic last night suffering from exhaustion.

Police were summoned to her hotel and the singer was assessed under the Mental Health Act after she had an ’emotional breakdown’ following her shock defeat in the show’s final.

But despite her distress at missing out to dance troupe Diversity, coming second was the best thing that could have happened to her, judge Piers Morgan has declared.

Yesterday afternoon, show aides contacted police to say the 48-year-old was ‘acting strangely’ at her London hotel.

According to the Sun newspaper, paramedics were then summoned and helped the ‘spaced out’ star through the lobby and into an ambulance just after 6pm.

Daily Mail

Susan Boyle ‘drained’ by pressure

Gordon Brown revealed that he had contacted Piers Morgan and fellow judge Simon Cowell to check that Susan Boyle was OK. Speaking on GMTV, he added: “I hope Susan Boyle is OK because she is a really, really nice person and I think she will do well. I spoke to Simon Cowell last night and to Piers Morgan and wanted to be sure that she was OK.”

Morgan said that the length of time Boyle had to wait between her semi-final performance and the final, a week later, had added to the pressure. “It just builds and builds and builds.”

Reports about Boyle’s admission to the clinic claimed that after Saturday’s final she shouted backstage “I hate this show” and threw a glass of water at a member of staff who tried to calm her. Production company talkback Thames said she was taking time out on the advice of a doctor.

‹I’m a Celebrity drops oddballs into jungle

LOS ANGELES – Spencer Pratt would like to see his new bride get back to her roots. Former “American Idol” contestant Sanjaya Malakar wants to be known as more than a mop top. And former Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich says she needs the paycheck.

NBC, for its part, is fervently hoping that TV viewers will be drawn to them as part of the oddball casting mix concocted for the reality series “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” debuting 8 p.m. ET Monday.


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VIDEO: Idol’s Danny Gokey Talks of Going Dancing, Pointless Duets and Finding Hope

Will Danny Gokey go from American Idol to Dancing with the Stars?

That has been the talk ever since the third-place finisher was asked about using the ABC reality competition to improve upon his footwork, which was at times dissed by Simon Cowell.

“This thing has blown up, ” Gokey says of the Dancing rumblings. That said, “I would do it, ” he shares in his video Q&A, “and I would be happy to do it.”

In this on-camera sit-down, the 28-year-old from Milwaukee also talks about:


Second still looks good to these two singing stars

Front-runner Susan Boyle didn’t take home the top prize on Britain’s Got Talent. Instead, a dance group called Diversity won. The upset of the worldwide favorite recalls the surprising defeat of American Idol favorite Adam Lambert by underdog Kris Allen. USA TODAY compares the two front-runners turned runners-up.

USA Today

Susan Boyle = Adam Lambert (the real winners?)

How is it possible, you wonder, that Susan Boyle lost “Britain’s Got Talent” just days after Adam Lambert lost “American Idol”? There may be a harsh reality behind both reality TV shows that got it wrong. Boyle and Lambert may have lost public contests because of their private lives.

Many observers believe Boyle and Lambert lost because they were so heavily favored to win. Thus voters picked opponents because they wanted their votes to have maximum effect. But that didn’t stop earlier “American Idol” front-runners Fantasia Barrino, Taylor Hicks and Carrie Underwood from prevailing.

LA Times

Kelly Clarkson writes New Moon song, but where is it?

Here an interesting story: Kelly Clarkson recently conducted a video interview with an unknown television program. In it, she discusses a song she wrote for New Moon called …Empty As I Am:

Kelly says she wrote it before they were looking for songs for the soundtrack, and she does not indicate whether or not Summit will use it. Kelly is obviously very passionate about the Saga and the song, so we hope we get to at least hear it online! Thanks to Andy for the tip.

Report: Jennifer Hudson Is Pregnant

Grammy-winning singer and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson can add mom-to-be to her resume after a weekend baby shower in her honor was held in downtown Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Felicia Fields, a longtime friend of the Hudson, confirmed to the paper that the event happened on Saturday.

“It was a baby shower, a quiet gathering of friends and mostly family, ” Fields, also a singer and actress, said of a gathering in a relative’s home. “They’re really trying to keep it kind of quiet.”

Real Salt Lake Schedule June 1-7

SANDY, Utah (Sunday, May 31, 2009) – Real Salt Lake (3-6-2, 11 pts.) will return to Sandy this Saturday, June 6, for a huge night at Rio Tinto Stadium, with the Utah side set to host the first of two home legs in the 2009 Rocky Mountain Cup series against the archrival Colorado Rapids (4-2-4, 16 pts.). The 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff is part of the “Charity Begins at Home” event, presented by Merit Medical Systems, Inc., a special Celebration of our Military featuring Utah musical sensation David Archuleta, the important Western Conference showdown, the Official Dedication of the Stadium, and a post-game fireworks show. Saturday’s contest will be televised live nationally on Fox Soccer Channel, with its three-hour broadcast window beginning with a 30-minute pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. MT. Fans can also follow the action live via RSL’s official radio partners: KALL 700 Sports (America First Credit Union Pre-Match Report begins at 7:00 p.m.) and “Ke Buena” 1600-AM.

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GREEN & GLOVER: Prom has Sparks

“Never underestimate the power of prayer, ” advises Season 6 “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks, who said she looked to the heavens to help heal her strained vocal chords when she landed in the District after a trip from London this past weekend.

Evidently, her prayers were answered. With the help of a little hot tea, the teenage singing sensation belted out such hit tunes as “Tattoo” and “One Step at a Time” ‘  both from her best-selling eponymous LP ‘  at the Cinderella Ball, held Saturday evening at the historic Willard InterContinental Hotel. The fourth annual soiree is a special prom night for teenagers with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. The ball is sponsored by the House Inc., a nonprofit Virginia-based after-school program. The food and ballroom were donated by the Willard.

Washington Times

Jordin Sparks’ Leona song

Jordin Sparks is to duet with Leona Lewis.

The former ‘American Idol’ star says she would love to collaborate with the ‘Bleeding Love’ singer – who shot to fame on UK TV talent show ‘The X Factor’ – but the two have struggled to find any time.

She said: “I do wanna work with Leona Lewis. I love her, she’s so sweet! I think she’s working on her album as well so I’d love to do a nice powerful female duet with her. I think our voices would blend really well.

“I really hope to do it. It’s just been so crazy trying to coincide our schedules. I saw her a couple of months ago on the red carpet at the American Music Awards and I was like, ‘OK, so I love your voice and I really want to work with you’. She was like, ‘Oh, it would be so nice to do that’. She could possibly have changed her mind since then – I don’t know – but hopefully we can get in contact and make something happen.”

Jordin – who won ‘American Idol’ in 2007 – would also like to team up with Kelly Clarkson, who won the first-ever series of the show.

SPiN’s Hottie HOF: Carrie Underwood vs. Jessica Simpson

As we enter the second phase of SPiN’s Hottie Hall of Fame, we encountered the first 50-50 tie in the history of our voting.

As we do each month, we posted a poll on the Hottie HOF Ballot with a pair of choices for the upcoming month.

The pairings for May included a couple of ladies who share a common bond. They’re hot, of course, but they also have well-publicized relationships with other very famous people.

Since we only focus on the ladies in SPiN’s HHOF, let’s just say two of them dated the same famous actor and the other two dated the same famous quarterback.

But as we first reported moments ago, after more than 2, 300 votes things are at a deadlock.

CBS Sports

Mandisa in Rochester with Women of Faith

Mandisa believes she is very fortunate to have a platform to share her life ‘  her struggles with beauty, keeping her spirituality grounded, deciding how to make her mark and message with her music.

She’ll join fellow stars in contemporary Christian music, Nicole C. Mullen, Steven Curtis Chapman and Sandi Patty, as well as Lisa Whelchel, an author and speaker who was a teenage star on The Facts of Life.

More than 8, 000 are expected at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial this weekend to hear these stars, as well as several other speakers.

Democrat and Chronicle

GMA In The Rockies Is Now IMMERSE, July 29 to August 2 in Nashville

GMA In The Rockies, one of the Gospel Music Association’s premiere events for aspiring songwriters, worship leaders and Christian music artists, has moved to Nashville and changed its name to IMMERSE.

IMMERSE is scheduled for July 29 to August 2 on the campus of Belmont University, and will feature training, professional and personal feedback, one-of-a-kind concerts and a sense of community designed to uniquely equip creative Christians to impact culture through music both in and out of the church.

Professionals scheduled to participate include Mitchell Solarek (manager/Natalie Grant); Laurie Anderson (manager/TobyMac); Brad O’Donnell (A&R, EMI CMG); Chris Blaney (booking agent, Third Coast Artists Agency); Leigh Holt (VP of Branding & Merchandising, Word Records) and author David Nasser. Artists scheduled to perform and/or teach include Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Aaron Shust, Melinda Doolittle, Phil Stacey, Martha Munizzi and Travis Cottrell.


How Susan Boyle’s Loss Could Be Britain’s Gain

It takes a powerful magic to keep Brits quiet on a Saturday night ‘  just ask the nation’s beleaguered police. Yesterday evening pubs and clubs fell silent as 20 million people tuned into a TV show to see a question of global significance finally resolved. The final of Britain’s Got Talent wasn’t just about whether Susan Boyle ‘  Scotland’s least processed export since steel-cut porridge oats ‘  would triumph. Nor were viewers drawn simply by the lure of car-crash television amid frenzied media speculation that Boyle or some other vulnerable contestant might crack on camera. The BGT final was nothing short of a referendum on Britain, a chance for a country beset by economic woes, battered by political scandals, and humbled on soccer fields to vote itself a new and better image.

Boyle’s all set to sign for Cowell

Simon Cowell is ready to sign Susan Boyle to his record label this week – despite her shock loss to dance group Diversity in Britain’s Got Talent.

A source said: “Few can still believe Susan didn’t take the glory.

“Simon said on the night that Diversity were a 10 out of 10 but he knows that Susan has a massive future.

“He doesn’t want to let such a talent go. She is universally loved and America can’t wait to hear her sing.

American Idol Sillerman Dealt Elvis Default Heartbreak in Vegas

June 1 (Bloomberg) — Media baron Robert F.X. Sillerman had a great run until he tried to break into real estate — with Elvis Presley as his partner.

The 61-year-old Sillerman — who works out six days a week, offsetting an appetite for ice cream and cookies — made a fortune in radio, buying up stations nationwide and selling them en masse for $2.1 billion in 1998. He then rolled up concert venues and talent agencies for the likes of Metallica and basketball star Michael Jordan and sold that business for $4 billion in 2000. A year later, he co-produced the Broadway adaptation of his friend Mel Brooks movie …The Producers.

Sillerman made what may have been his best deal in 2005, when he bought television American Idol, the talent show that has franchises around the world and tops U.S. TV ratings.

Susan Boyle: a cautionary tale for celebrity age

LONDON (Reuters) – Talent show contestant Susan Boyle’s giddying rise from unemployed Scottish church volunteer to global superstar has come at a price, in what is being seen as a cautionary tale for the celebrity age.

On the way up, the 48-year-old’s performance last month of “I Dreamed a Dream” on television series “Britain’s Got Talent” was downloaded nearly 200 million times on the Internet, and within days Boyle was headline news around the world.

Camera crews camped outside the home where she lived alone with her cat; Larry King and Oprah Winfrey invited her on to their U.S. shows and tabloid newspapers tracked her every move.

Washington Post

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