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Britney’s mom sides with K-Fed over daughter
Plus: ‹Idol runner-up Blake Lewis is a legend in his own mind
…Legend in his own mind
Blake Lewis is a major celeb ‘ in his own mind.
The …American Idol runner-up was at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on June 7 when he was approached by four elderly ladies who politely asked him if he was the guy from the hit television series, according to the National Enquirer….
Sabrina Sloan Set to Judge RockSTAR Music Educations Battle of the Bands
American Idol Finalist Sabrina Sloan Joins Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood and RockSTAR Music Education as a Celebrity Judge on June 14, 2007
…This time, Sloan gets to be on the other end of a contest spectrum. As a qualified celebrity judge, she will experience young talent in a remarkable musical face-off at Universal CityWalk, where more than 300 child musicians (over 50 bands) compete for title of the Ultimate RockSTAR.
…The Battle of the Bands is going to be so much fun! I am excited to be invited as a celebrity judge because I really support RockSTAR great music education program, said Sabrina Sloan. …These children have a ton of talent and I am so happy that they get to express themselves. …
American Idol celebrates fifth birthday
Kelly, Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie, Taylor and Jordin have an anniversary to celebrate this month. For that matter, so do Justin, Clay, Diana, Bo, Katharine and Blake.
“American Idol, ” the massively popular talent competition reality show on FOX, debuted five years ago in June 2002.
In the past five years, “Idol” has launched the careers of dozens of participants, become a fan favorite and, according to some industry insiders, changed the face of television production….
Lompoc Pops to wrap 10th anniversary season
Orchestra finale will feature Maggie Worsdale, A.J. Tabaldo
Lompoc very own Pops Orchestra will wrap up its 10th anniversary season with a sensational finish on Monday evening, June 18, at the Lompoc Civic Auditorium. Soloists are well-known Cabaret Singer Maggie Worsdale and A.J. Tabaldo….
This ‘n’ that: Calling ‘American Idol’ winner sparks ‘obese’ sends wrong message
MeMe Roth, a spokeswoman for the
National Action Against Obesity, has been dodging verbal shrapnel ever since she implied that …American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, 17, is overweight.
Roth says she simply worried about the potential health hazards Sparks could face as a result of excess weight.
Roth is blaming the blowback she getting from Sparks furious fans on the Fox Network, where she was first heard expressing concern for a teenager who has publicly declared that she perfectly happy with her body……
Pringles Pops Off the ‘Win a Day with an AMERICAN IDOL Finalist’ Contest
Innovative Off-Air Sponsorship with AMERICAN IDOL Provides the Ultimate in Family Fun Entertainment with Nationwide In/Out Promotion
What would you do if you could spend a day with your favorite Idol? Would you go to the hair salon? Go on a shopping spree? Challenge each other to a beat boxing competition? Well now’s your chance to find out. One lucky AMERICAN IDOL fan will have the opportunity to live out their dream and spend a day with one of this year’s Top 10 finalists through the “Pringles Win a Day with an AMERICAN IDOL Finalist” contest. The competition is part of a year-long off-air partnership for Procter & Gamble’s (NYSE: PG) Pringles(R) brand with FremantleMedia, co- producer and licensor of AMERICAN IDOL, in conjunction with show creator, 19 Entertainment….
Phil Stacey Sings at Riverbend
American Idol finialist Phil Stacey took the main stage at Riverbend for family night. Tuesday night’s headliner was Jars of Clay, but before they performed, Phil Stacey sang the national anthem.
He says he’s glad to be back home. Stacey sings in the Navy and attended Lee Univeristy in Cleveland. We spoke to many American Idol and Phil Stacy fans at Riverbend. They say they’re glad to see him back in the Tennessee Valley.
He says he was filled with excitement as he took the stage and thanked his fans for supporting him. Wednesday Stacey leaves to meet up with the American Idol tour.
Pop singer Daniel Powter to perform in Taipei
…Powter’s self-titled album’s first piano pop single, “Bad Day, ” debuted in Europe in 2005. The song has had unprecedented success in France and other European countries, breaking records and topping radio airplay charts for several weeks.
“Bad Day” was chosen by Warner Brothers as a submission for commercial production and was subsequently chosen by Coca-Cola as the theme song for an ad campaign in Europe. It was also used extensively by televised singing competition “American Idol” in its fifth season…
VEGAS Magazine Sizzles Into Its Fourth Successful Year With June Cover Model Katharine Mcphee
VEGAS Magazine heats up the summer with its fourth anniversary and private event with a live performance from American Idol runner-up and June cover model, Katharine McPhee….
Vegas Magazine Cover
AMERICA’S MCPHEE MOMENT
Katharine McPhee arrived on the wings of American Idol, and suddenly we can’t get enough of the stunning brunette. Fashion shows in New York, magazine cover shoots, European jaunts, and acting ambitions’ this runner-up is most certainly a winner….
Kelly Clarkson’s Management Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson is going to learn how to fly on the wings of different representation.
The two-time Grammy winner has broken ties with longtime manager Jeff Kwatinetz of The Firm in Los Angeles, E! News confirmed Tuesday.
“Kelly Clarkson is an enormously talented artist and we are pleased to have served as her managers in her well-deserved rise to stardom, ” a spokesperson for The Firm said in a statement. “We have only the best wishes and hopes for her in the future.”
While the parting appears amicable, it’s rumored that Kwatinetz is the one taking the heat for the lackluster radio reception for Clarkson’s new single, “Never Again”‘ which debuted and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100’ as well as for the so-so ticket sales for her latest tour……
He’s a little bit of country, she’s a lot country
…Should Bloomfield or Prefontaine win, one of them will open the Friday night show for American Idol 2005 winner Underwood in a 30-minute paid gig…
A talk with American Idol, Phil Stacey
Chris Daughtry isn’t the only idol to perform here at Riverbend this year, Nordia.
A finalist from last season, and a graduate of nearby Lee University, Phil Stacey will open up for Jars of Clay tonight by singing the national anthem.
Stacey took time earlier today to catch us up on what life has been like for him, since his run on American Idol….
Simon to Ryan: I’m the American Idol, Bee-yotch!
Simon Cowell added fuel to his bitchfest with Ryan Seacrest, by claiming the more airtime he gets on “American Idol” the better the show’s ratings are. Settle down, ladies!…
Ex-Idol Pride Single Remember Those Weve Lost
Former American Idol contestant Alaina Alexander may not have won the crooning contest, but she won a gold star for her special gay pride single, …Believe. The video, created by The Lavender Liberal, features men, women and trans folk who may not all be gay, but have all died at the hands of homophobia. It definitely something to think about. And not recommended for easily depressed people.
Report: Carrie Underwood, Tony Romo engagement may be coming
Last month, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly wanted a timeout from his romantic relationship with fourth-season American Idol champ Carrie Underwood — but now, he’s reportedly called an audible and reversed course.
“Carrie would love to marry Tony, ” a so-called “insider” recently told In Touch Weekly. “They’ve been talking about getting engaged and it’s probably going to be soon.” ….
Shell Rotella makeover now worth $50, 000
…In addition to the truck beauty contest, the three-day event will feature food, prizes and entertainment including a Friday night concert starring former …American Idol contestant Carmen Rasmussen.
Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest argue over ratings dip
…. While none of this argument was ever a heated conversation, it was rather funny to hear these two bickering personalities trade blows over who is to blame for American Idol’s ratings drop. Only Season Seven of American Idol will tell if it’s Ryan Seacrest, Simon Cowell, or just a tired TV show format.
Taylor Hicks To Sing At NBA Finals
“American Idol” Winner Also Set For Tour And Book
Taylor Hicks is taking time out from prepping for his upcoming tour to sing the National Anthem at the NBA Finals.
Last year’s “American Idol” winner will be in Cleveland on Thursday night to sing his signature soulful version of the song before the Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs play Game 4….
Fox Airs Most Advertising Plugs
There were 8, 893 product plugs in the top 10 primetime broadcast network shows in the first quater of 2007. The leader was Fox with its Coca-Cola filled broadcasts of American Idol.
According to Nielsen Monitor Plus, the total was up slightly from the 8, 793 plugs in first quarter 2006.’?American Idol was up a fraction from 3.052 in 1Q 2006.’?…….
Lee University welcomes home Phil Stacey
…Since being voted off “AI” on May 2, he said he has “been shocked by the doors that have opened to him” from the television exposure.
“The day after I was eliminated, my personal e-mail account was full of e-mails from different management companies and record labels.”
The singer said he has had two movie offers, but plans to focus on his singing career with the goal of making a country music CD. Of all the musical celebrities who mentored the Idol finalists during theme weeks, he cited U2’s Bono as making the biggest impression…
Carrie Underwood Steps Up to the Plate
Carrie Underwood’s teammates at last week’s City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge made it known to their opponents that messing with the American Idol was not a good idea.
After her first at-bat, Carrie was about to get tagged out when a giant cat mascot dove on the first baseman, giving her the chance to run by safely….
Jessi-Ann on her way home; Brewster heart transplant teen leaves hospital
…Bettcher’s accommodating nature and uncommon grace during her 23-days in the hospital endeared her to many in her community and impressed none other than Blake Lewis – the runner-up on the television show “American Idol, ” who visited Bettcher in her room….
Plymouth entombed in ’57 to be unearthed
…Fame and flame
Looks like …Too Hot to Handle ‘ The Radioactive Musical really was too hot to handle during a recent Point Loma High School student performance.
One scene had actor Jack Grubb, playing the …American Idol star Sanjaya, reciting: …I’m gonna set the world on fire. No sooner said than a power cord leading to a light fixture above the stage caught fire.
As audience members quickly exited, actor Albert Silva-Flores grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire. When the smoke cleared, theatergoers returned, and the show went on.
Accentuate the negative
The original American Idol star, Burleson’s Kelly Clarkson, comes off as bleak as any death-metal rocker in an Elle magazine interview in which she says that despite her many heartbreak songs, “I’ve never said the words ‘I love you’ to anyone in a … relationship. Ever.”
¢ Marriage: “I’m not keen on marriage. I don’t let many people in.” (Open the gates, Kelly!)
¢ Kids: “My point of view is that I shouldn’t be a mother at all, because I’d be horrible. I’m not willing to be that selfless.” (A brutal self-evaluation!)
¢ Men: “I can’t stand pretty boys.” (OK, that’s a positive.)
‘LORD HELP US’: Urban inspirational comedy Featuring Nadia Turner available on DVD.
…The cast includes newcomer Bill Toliver, Nadia Turner (American Idol), Joe Clair (comedian), Margaret Avery (The Color Purple) and Debra Wilson (MadTV). Al Jarreau, Omar Gooding and others make special appearances…
Girls to talk of diabetes on D.C. trip
…In addition to putting a face on the debate about stem cell research and other measures to help people with diabetes, Jada and Ava are looking forward to singing with the other delegates on the White House lawn.
They’ll be meeting celebrities with diabetes such as Elliott Yamin (one of the three finalists from American Idol’s 2006 season), Adam Morrison of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, Kendall Simmons of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, the LPGA’s Michelle McGann, NASCAR Busch series rookie Dexter Bean, ESPN sportscasters Brian Kenny and John Saunders, and former Major League Baseball player Todd Zeile. Mary Tyler Moore is international chairperson of the event, assisted by Larry King, Trisha Yearwood and Steve Wariner…
Taylor Hicks – Taylor Hicks
Have to admit I’m a Chris Daughtry rock chick, when it comes to last year’s American Idols.
Like other Idols fans, I was shocked when Daughtry lost that vote and ended up in fourth place.
He wuz robbed, but there you are, of late, he’s become the best-selling Idols contestant and he’s nabbed a role in a movie called Jumper, due out next year. Talent will out.
Of course, this is not to say that “soul patroller” American Idols winner, Taylor Hicks, couldn’t hack it, it was his country and western/bluesy/jazzy delivery which brought in his votes and this debut album, should please Hicks fans ….
For Stars’ Moss, it’s a rite of passage
At private Los Angeles-area high schools like Notre Dame, they don’t just hand out awards like “Most Likely to be Famous” to any old slacker in assembly.
They’re reserved for young Hollywood stars and starlets, Billboard Top 100 singers and top-tier athletes.
So, when Stars center fielder Steve Moss proudly pronounced himself as his alma mater’s honoree a few years ago, pardon the chuckle when he relayed the rest of the story.
His female co-recipient was a national sweetheart, last year’s American Idol runner-up – Katharine McPhee.
“She kind of beat me to it, ” Moss said of McPhee’s fame…..
Ex-‘Idol’ Contender Chris Sligh to Release CD
…Chris Sligh, the curly haired vocalist who said he was …bringing chunky back, alongside his band Half Past Forever, will release their CD Take A Chance On Something Beautiful on July 10 under Brash Music. The band is using Sligh recent popularity from …Idol to help launch them into the Christian music scene…