Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦
Ankeny girl to lobby legislators to support youth with diabetes
…”This is a great opportunity to share what all of us with juvenile diabetes face on a daily basis. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet celebrities like Mary Tyler Moore, Elliot Yamin (of ‘American Idol’) and NBA star Adam Morrison, who are all living well with diabetes, ” she said…
Weight loss challenge kicks off
…Joining Smith on Saturday will be “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard, radio personality J. Anthony Brown, rapper Doug E. Fresh and Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay…
Hillary Fever Skips a Generation
…McPhee tried to get the crowd going with her song “Love Story.” The Clinton partisans declined her invitation to clap and wave. “Let’s hear it!” she said when she finished, to lackluster result. “In the back? I know you’re out there!” she pressed, earning the sort of applause that follows a weak lounge act.
McPhee gave an awkward chuckle. “That was kind of lame, I have to say, ” she told the middle-aged hipsters…
Local ‘Idol’ to join Lompoc Pops Orchestra
…Joining the Pops for this concert will be singers Maggie Worsdale, Don Fern and A.J. Talbaldo, a local …American Idol contestant…
ABDUL OPEN TO ADOPTION
American Idol judge PAULA ABDUL is considering adoption if she is unable to have her own children biologically.
The single 44-year-old wants to raise a child with a father figure, but if she fails to find a suitable man before it is physically impossible for her to get pregnant, she will adopt.
Abdul says, “With medical technology these days, I could have children by myself using a donor. But I would rather be in a relationship so the child has a father to help instill core values.
“If it’s meant for me to have children naturally, I absolutely will. I love kids, I really do. And kids love me.
“I’m so open to the idea of adoption. But, again, I would like to be able to share the raising of the children.”
Sen. Clinton rallies women in Washington
…”Hillary is such an advocate for women and stuff like that, ” said Katharine McPhee, a 2006 finalist on “American Idol” who, along with singer-songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmond and a gospel choir provided the musical entertainment for the two-hour event…
Elliot Yamin USO
(PR) Former American Idol Finalist and Hickory Records recording artist Elliott Yamin is scheduled to welcome home Navy Troops from the U.S.S. Boxer (LHD4) on June 15th at their North Island Naval Base in San Diego, California. Yamin will have the opportunity to thank the Navy personnel for their service to this country after just returning from Iraq where they have served a double extended deployment……
Ruben Studdard Visits Wiregrass Boys and Girls Club
Former American Idol Ruben Studdard took some time from his music camp to spend a few moments at the Wiregrass Boys and Girls Club.
Studdard was once a Boys and Girls Club member himself.
He grew up within the organization and has since been inducted into the boys and girls club hall of fame.
He wanted to visit the club to encourage it’s current members to continue to dream big.
“I feel like it’s good for the young people to see someone who’s been where they’ve been. I’ve been in camp, I’ve been with that shirt on everyday, I’ve done this. So for them to see me where I am now, I think would be a great inspiration to them, ” said Studdard.
Ruben will be hosting a grand finale concert with his music camp Sunday…
Celebrities Team Up With Cancer Patients for Fund-Raising Torch Relay in Long Beach
… 2007 Miller Children’s Torch Run Celebritirs As of June 1, 2007
… Frisco’s Girls – American Idol contestants…
Emmy Contender: America Ferrera
…TV guilty pleasure: “I’ve always been a huge ‘American Idol’ freak. I don’t like to admit that I watch reality television, but ‘American Idol’ is one of those shows that I love. … I was rooting for LaKisha!”
Idling With Blake Lewis, Loving Georgetown, and Checking In With City Hall
Plus plenty of other reasons Seattle nightlife should be spared the chair.
…Even stranger was the fact that the guy struck up a conversation with me outside the club afterward, apparently because he admired the tattoo I have of a turntable on my arm. “I’m getting one on my back, ” he told me, explaining that he still needed “to get the money together, ” and that he was hoping to have the work done by Kat from the Miami Ink television show. When I confessed I’d never made it through an entire episode of American Idol, he was pretty gracious, saying, “Neither have I!” and confiding that the only reason he wanted to be on the show in the first place was to land a spot on the forthcoming tour with fellow Idol contestants…
…”American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks will sing the National Anthem tonight before the tipoff of the NBA championship series on ABC at 9…
‘Idol’s’ Sanjaya ready for tour
The news that this year’s Top 10 “American Idol” contestants were going on a nationwide tour July 6 is another flimsy excuse to ask everyone’s favorite – or maybe not – 17-year-old singer, Sanjaya, some more silly questions….
Guji Lorenzana introduces ‘edgy pop’
…In 2003, Guji tested his luck in American Idol Season 3 and became a Hollywood contender…
Blake’s Beat-Boxing Lesson
After remixing songs like “Time of the Season” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” on Idol with his built in drum machine, Blake Lewis may go down in history as the guy who brought beat boxing to the attention of mainstream America. Now Blake Lewis is sharing the secrets to his signature style in this video beat box lesson.
Katharine McPhee Rolls Out — Her Specs
Idolicious Katharine McPhee was spotted catching a flight at LAX — in her sexy new geek-chic eyewear — and carrying her Chihuahua in a bag.
Miss McPhee had been seen a few weeks ago by a myopic TMZ spy at Optical Connection in Studio City, where she picked up the Bulgari face hardware.
Kat and her dog caught a redeye to D.C, where she’s playing at City Center Lot tonight.
Red White & Boom
Fall at the feet of American idols at Verizon.
This 12th go-round for KMXV 93.3’s annual random assortment of pop acts is Kansas City’s own little Lollapalooza of Top 40. Veterans of Red, White & Booms past can offer plenty of reasons that the festivities are endlessly entertaining, a few of which even have something to do with who’s playing. And in a celebration of America, what could be more fitting than having not one but two American Idol alumni on hand? Just imagine the potentially uncomfortable yet awesome exchange that could result….
Relay for Life is this weekend
…The Marlborough event kicks off at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 8, at the technical school. Following the 6:30 p.m. opening ceremony, Rowe team and other cancer survivors will take their own lap around the track. Ayla Brown , an 18-year-old Wrentham native and American Idol finalist, will appear at 8:30 p.m…
Elgin Academy expanding
‘Idol’ contestant at groundbreaking; school receives $1 million
Simon Cowell wasn’t giving American Idol finalist Leslie Hunt the boot Wednesday. Instead, she was getting her groove on at Elgin Academy’s groundbreaking for its new media, science and fine arts center…
CanWest TV unveils fall plans
…Seacrest also has a radio show in Los Angeles, but Canadians know him best as the host of American Idol. Seacrest agreed whole-heartedly when it was suggested to him that if he and bullying judge Simon Cowell ever had an extended intellectual argument rather than just sniping at each other, Seacrest would be the favourite, not Cowell.
“I think you’re right, ” Seacrest said with a wide grin. “That may be the most accurate statement you’ve ever made.
“(Cowell) and I literally could sit for hours and spar, as if it were a ping-pong match. We have a very similar sense of humour and a similar understanding for what each of us do in the entertainment world. And he loathes any success of mine and I loathe any success of his.” …
Third place worked like a charm for Elliott Yamin
…As such, fans rallied around Yamin and defended him against perceived slights such as the fifth season finale when they felt Yamin was slighted by a haughty Mary J. Blige. She barely yielded Yamin a line to sing in their duet of U2’s “One.” Yamin insists he’s OK with that.
“That’s the way it was supposed to be, ” he says. “Even Nigel (Lythgoe) and Ken (Warwick, “Idol” producers) were trying to get Mary to kind of sing less and let me shine more but she said to them the song was recorded this way and ‘I’m doing it the way I did it with Bono.’ Just the fact I was up there with her was crazy in a great way…