Idol Headlines for 06/05/09

Terri Seymour’s ‘Idol’ Attacker Pleads Guilty

Janice Thibodeaux — the lady accused of choking Simon Cowell’s ex girlfriend Terri Seymour — just pled guilty to battery. The assault charge was dropped.

Thibodeaux received 36 months probation, has to complete 20 days of community service and has the option to go to anger management or to have 36 hours of psych evaluation. She has to report back to court on July 16 for a progress report.

Fox News

Susan Boyle leaves Priory ‘much happier’

Boyle was admitted to the London clinic following a breakdown after last week’s final of the TV contest.

But it emerged that the star, 48, from West Lothian had been allowed to leave after five days.

She was staying in a flat in central London her brother Gerry, 55, told GMTV. “She’s much happier. She’s seems a lot more like herself, ” he said.

Mr Boyle said Susan had spoken to people who had assured her it “wasn’t the end” for her singing career after finishing second in the contest.

“Things are becoming clearer for her now, ” he said. “She’s now beginning to believe that, ‘yes indeed, I will be a singer’.”

Boyle checked into the Priory clinic on Sunday after what her brother described as an anxiety attack.

Anthony Fedorov and Diana DeGarmo Star in “Joseph”

Season 4 finalist Anthony Fedorov and Season 3 runner-up Diana DeGarmo will star in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical will run for part of Lyric Theatre’s 2009 summer season. Lyric Theatre is Oklahoma’s premiere regional theatre company, located in Oklahoma City. Anthony will star as Joseph and Diana will be the Narrator in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical. The show will run from Tuesday, July 21st through Saturday, July 25th.

American Idol

6/5: Idols Live concert at Gwinnett sold out. David Archuleta concert? Not so much

Gwinnett Arena tickets for July 31 …Idols Live concert are now sold out and have been for quite awhile, according to marketing manager Julia Karrenbaeur.

I suspect tickets, which went on sale May 9, sold out even quicker than last year. That bodes well for this tour success. Im not surprised. There are a lot of reasons for people to go, especially for the Adam/Kris/Danny contingents.

Regular ticket prices ranged from about $50 to $70. At some of the secondary market (read: scalper) locales, tickets right now mostly range between $130 to $300 a piece.

-But here an obvious signs ticket sales are soft for the upcoming Demi Lovato/David Archuleta concert at Gwinnett Arena June 29. This weekend, Ticketmaster is offering tickets for just $14.99 each. Normal ticket prices: $39.50 and $49.50. (Gwinnett has already made it a half-stadium set up, which means maybe 6, 000 seats.)

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Young Hollywood Awards! Full List of Winners!

The 11th Annual Young Hollywood Awards are just around the corner!

This Sunday, June 7, the YHAs are unveiled! Hosted by “The Insider”‘s Laura Spencer, we’re commemorating the brightest young stars and the veterans who inspire them. Check our complete list of winners:

Young Hollywood Artist of the Year: Adam Lambert

Hollywood Life

Adam Lambert: Destroyer of ‘American Idol’

Those of you who hate “American Idol” should be down on your knees thanking one of its spawn right about now. Because the long running televised search for a superstar is on the slab. Cause of death: Blunt force trauma inflicted by runner-up Adam Lambert’s glittery platform boots.

Those of you who love “American Idol” know I’m right.

Of course, Glambert didn’t intend to kill the show. He just underestimated the strength of his fabulosity.


Kelly Clarkson: I’m Tired of Hearing “the Fat Joke”

Kelly Clarkson says she’s tired of being bullied over her weight.

“For seven years it’s been happening. It’s like, ‘OK cool, the fat joke, ‘” she said during an interview with 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia.

Despite the taunts, the American Idol champ says, “I love my body. I’m very much OK with it. I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people.”

Clarkson has also come under scrutiny over her sexuality. She says she doesn’t care if people think she is gay.

US Magazine

How Danny Gokey Became the Year Most Polarizing …American Idol (After Adam Lambert)

American Idol third-place finisher Danny Gokey may not have inspired as much online hang-wringing as runner-up Adam Lambert, but the church music director from Wisconsin discovered what it was like to become the victim of his own backlash after he was booted from the show. Season Eight early favorite stopped by the Rolling Stone offices last week to chat about his ousting, his now-infamous …Dream On scream, his thoughts on Lambert and his tips for future Idol contestants ‘  which will come in handy as this afternoon Idol announced audition dates for Season Nine.


Family wins a private Kellie Pickler concert

WILMINGTON A lucky Denver couple got a private performance Thursday night from a local …American Idol star.

Albemarle’s Kellie Pickler performed at the home of Gary and Debbie Beam, who won the concert through a contest on 96.9 The Kat (WKKT-FM).

While the performance was closed to the public, there was much chatter on fan sites Thursday afternoon about lake-side access to the Beam home on Lake Norman’s Governor’s Island. The Beams were reportedly welcoming boaters to motor by for a listen.

Pickler finished in sixth place on the fifth season of …American Idol.

Charlotte Observer

Paula Abdul Uncertain About Whether Shell Return to American Idol

Paula Abdul told David Letterman Thursday night on his program that she loves her job on American Idol but it is still up in the air as to whether shell return for another season.

“I never said [I wasnt returning]. I just said that Im not sure, ” Abdul said cryptically.

“It called, um, ‘negotiating’, ” she joked.

Drawing on his own personal experiences dealing with network suits, Letterman dryly advised Abdul to be cautious.

“One time, I tried that, I was coming up to the end of a contract, and I said, ‘I dont know, maybe I wont come back, ‘ and they said, ‘Fine because weve got another guy ready to go’, ” cracked the 62 year-old late night host.

US Magazine

Outrage: Constantine Maroulis Out of the Running for Rock of Ages Movie?

Well this is a total bummer: According to the Daily News, Zac Efron and Jake Gyllenhaal are producers’ top choices to play the lead in a movie adaptation of Broadway’s hair-metal spectacular, Rock of Ages ‘  a role originated onstage by Tony-nominated American Idol heartthrob Constantine Maroulis. We understand why they’d want someone more conventionally good-looking, but wouldn’t it be cheaper just to hire Maroulis and let movie theaters serve alcohol like they do at the show?

NY Magazine

Gospel Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The Gospel Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., with performers on the temporary Walgreens Day Stage during the day, and moving to the Pritzker Pavilion at night.

The Acme Missionary Baptist Church Choir, Shekinah Glory Ministry, Jonathan Nelson, and Donnie McClurkin are among those in the lineup on Saturday. On Sunday, look for Dr. Charles G. Hayes and the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir, New Direction, Evelyn Turrentine-Agree, Kirk Franklin, and a special appearance by onetime “American Idol” contestant Fantasia Barrino with her mother, Diane.


FIRST LISTEN: America’s Got Talent Winner’s Debut Single

The winner of last year’s America’s Got Talent, former insurance agent Neal E. Boyd, hits a patriotic note on his debut album My American Dream, out June 23, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first listen of the track “God Bless The USA.”

Listen to the song here:

Ratings: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ wins Wednesday

Fox’s two-hour dose of So You Think You Dance’s Vegas Week drew the largest viewership Wednesday night, though ABC’s second episode of blooper-fest Wipeout won the 8-9 p.m. hour. Meanwhile, the third installment of NBC’s reality freakshow I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continued to lose its audience; Wednesday’s episode was down 25 percent from Monday’s premiere.

Entertainment Weekly

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ recap: Presenting the Top 20

While driving in to work yesterday, I found myself on the phone (hands free, promise!) debating with my mother about whether Mia Michaels was (A) an insufferable and self-absorbed know-it-all or (B) an insufferable and self-absorbed know-it-all who makes for great TV and without whom So You Think You Can Dance would be a far less interesting show. In case it wasn’t already completely clear, I was arguing in Mia’s defense, and my basic point was this: Why broadcast a televised dancing competition show if you’re not going to include one or two diva choreographers with wacky ”artistic” hair, an imperious manner, and a tendency to regard auditioning dancers over one’s glasses with a face that could easily lead a random passerby to think one was repressing flatulence? Without Mia, the show would be more pleasant and easy-going, sure, but it would also more ordinary.

Entertainment Weekly

‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Your Top 20 (and reason for watching) revealed!

8f7dYay! This is the part of “So You Think You Can Dance” where I’m going to start telling people to watch. I tried getting my parents to watch the show last season, but they lost interest during auditions, which was a shame, but this season I won’t make that mistake. The best part of the show is watching dancers learn and perform new genres and with new partners week to week. It’s seeing professionals being pushed to their limit and performing at their peak — it’s the particular challenge and mix of personalities that makes it such good TV. Seeing a ballet dancer dance ballet is one thing but seeing a ballet dancer dance hip hop with a Broadway dancer — that’s awesome.

LA Times

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