Idol Headlines for 06/14/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

They sing to their dads’ tunes

….Roy and Sundance Head

The offspring: A 2007 American Idol Top 24 finalist, Sundance, 28, impressed judges with a performance of Bobby Blue Bland’s Stormy Monday. A blues shouter by nature, he plans to record an album of R&B duets with fellow Idol contestant Sabrina Sloan.

The springboard: Roy, 66, had a No. 2 hit in 1965 with Treat Her Right, a horn-drenched rave-up that practically defined the notion of blue-eyed soul. A dancer who could hang with the likes of James Brown and Jackie Wilson, the elder Head also had a string of minor country hits during the ’70s and early ’80s and still tears it up on the oldies circuit.

How dad was instrumental: “As soon as I realized I couldn’t be the showman that he was, I decided to play guitar, ” Sundance says. “That way, I didn’t have to move. I started out using the guitar as a shield, but I ended up being pretty good at it.”

On Idol, “they were giving us a song a day to learn. I called Dad and said, ‘I’ve gone over (this song) so many times that I don’t even know what it is anymore.’ He said, ‘You’re over-studying it. If you’re on stage and you forget the lyric, just make up lyrics that sound like the ones you should be singing. If you act like nothing’s wrong, nobody will even notice it.’ That got me through the L.A. auditions.”

USA Today

New England Open puts the ‘show’ back into the finals

…One of the many successes of the night was having Vince …The Prince Johnson as our onstage emcee and host for the evening. He kept the show lively and upbeat with his comedic bits and wacky one-liners. Ayla Brown, one of the contestants on American Idol was there to sing the National Anthem along with local Marines presenting the flag…

Sport Martial

Jennifer Hudson Growing Boobs: Plastic Surgery?

Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson breasts are an enigma worth exploring, as some rumors have been swirling that the actress may have gotten plastic surgery to increase her bust.

While in 2004, Jennifer breasts did not seem to fill her tops, since late 2006 and onwards Jennifer breasts seem to overflow out of her dresses. One possible explanation for this may be a breast augmentation…..

Make me

Serene Studdard goes with the flow
2003 ‘Idol’ winner to start work on fourth album next month

When Ruben Studdard strolled onto the “American Idol” stage last month to duet with Jordin Sparks, it was a welcome reminder of the Velvet Teddy Bear’s warmth.

Looking trimmer than ever — but still, thankfully, not a Nicole Richie wannabe — “Idol’s” season two victor also sounded sublime……


Thursday TV talk

…The View: Guest co-host Kim Coles; …American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and runner-up Blake Lewis; …Muzzled author Michael Smerconish…


‘Idol’ #13 Ayla Brown Juggles Vocals, Hoops

She may have missed making it into the top 12 on season four of “American Idol” by one spot, but former contestant Ayla Brown has still managed to stay in the public eye over the past year. Eighteen-year-old Brown has done a number of live performances in support of her debut album, “Forward, ” which was released last October via Double Deal Brand Records, and she is also a prominent member of Boston College’s women’s basketball team….

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.
WHEN: 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday, June 16

Celebrities scheduled to appear include: RCA recording artist and American idol runner-up Katharine McPhee – VEGAS Magazine’s fourth anniversary cover model and party hostess…..


Constantine Debuts
Former American Idol to drop album in August.

Former American Idol Constantine Maroulis will be releasing his debut solo album, Constantine, on August 7th, 2007….

20 things to know about Taylor Hicks

“American Idol” ‘s 2006 winner, Taylor Hicks, will be coming to town Friday for a performance at Tag’s Summer Stage, Route 352 in Big Flats. Before you go and see this famous “Idol” star, we thought you might like to know a few few things about him:

Yamin thriving after ‘Idol’ snub
Singer recording independently, and Tucson is on his first nationwide solo tour

Nobody can say Elliott Yamin isn’t doing it his way.
“American Idol” passed on the third-place vocalist in 2006 when producers doled out Season Five record contracts, but the 28-year-old soon worked out a publishing deal with Sony/ATV and now has a self-titled hit album on the Billboard independent charts….


Downloadable Music Reaches over 1400 Songs in Data Base
…MP3 Musicgrams Free Online Music Service for New Artists and Music Fans of Downloadable Music Reaches over 1400 Songs in Data Base and Growing ¦

…MP3 Musicgrams Free Online Music Service for New Artists and Music Fans of Downloadable Music Reaches over 1400 Songs in Data Base and Growing ¦

…The site also selects …Featured MP3, currently at the site discretion. The current featured MP3 Musicgram is Saxophonist Plunky Branch with “Drop”. Previously featured MP3 Musicgrams have included Ayla Brown, well known American Idol 5 Contestant, with “Forward”, Double Deal Brand Records. The site archives all featured MP3 artists of the week for music fans to browse and select from…

Fast Pitch

She’s not from Boise
And nobody has been killed on ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ ‘  yet

…Part of this inaccuracy is the fault of the station. Network affiliates and owned stations all over the country ‘  including right here in Utah ‘  are always trying to get people to watch reality shows by promoting “locals.”
Hey, local Fox station KSTU-Ch. 13 hyped Nebraskan Jon Peter Lewis as a “local” during the third season of “American Idol” because he attended BYU-Idaho.
And, no, BYU-Idaho is not in Utah…

Deseret News

NBA, Cavs Dedicate Cleveland Learn, Play Center

The NBA and the Cleveland Cavaliers dedicated a Learn and Play Center at the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland on Wednesday.

NBA Commissioner David Stern was hand for the dedication, along with other NBA officials, Mayor Frank Jackson, Cavs GM Danny Ferry, and several current and former NBA and Cavs players.

“American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks, who will sing the national anthem at Thursday’s Game 4, also attended….


Sneak Peek At Hottest Bachelors
Each Year, People Magazine Names Hollywood’s Sexiest Single Men

…There is also a special place on the list for musicians. Last year “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks was on the cover. This year Blake Lewis, the beat-boxing runner up, is included in the issue.

“‘American idol’ fans loved him, ” Souter said. “He’s really fun. He’s not the kind of guy that will ask for your number at the bar but he’s the kind of guy that will serenade you. We just love that.”…


Pop: Down the tubes

Do you really want to be part of a club that lets you in?

…Spin recently ran a cover story about the death of the rock star, asking why Keith Richards and Tommy Lee have been replaced with Chris Daughtry and the loser from Nickelback who tries to look like Jesus. The gist of it was that the walls between fan and icon are being torn down and, because of this, people want their icons to be more like them. At first this seems like a fairly inoffensive proposition. But think about it, shouldnt rock stars be more like Iggy Pop than your dad? And I certainly dont want to go to the trouble of getting addicted to heroin or surviving on a diet of milk and cocaine or getting stabbed with a broken bottle in a dingy cabaret in Berlin just so I can be like him…


Sex, News & Violins 06.13.07

…Speaking of singing actresses, American Idol loser and eating disorder aficionado Katharine McPhee will make her acting debut in a dark indie comedy called The Last Caller. Hmmm, I’d say stick to your dayjob, but she’s not very good at that either. Eh, maybe she’ll be good? After all, Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar so weirder sh*t could probably happen…

Travolta in ‘Spray’ revolts gays

….’American Idol’ alum Melinda Doolittle, outfitted in jeans, T-shirt and Prada bag, trying on sneakers at Niketown on E. 57th with a male sidekick…

NY Daily News