Idol Headlines for 06/17/09

Britney Spears’ Peeper Gets Restrained

Britney Spears’ peeper documentarian-in-training had better get the long lens ready.

A temporary restraining order was issued today against Miranda Tozier-Robbins, the woman busted for trespassing on the Circus star’s property back in April.

Tozier-Robbins must stay at least 100 yards away from both Spears and her spread in Calabasas, Calif.

The 26-year-old, onetime American Idol hopeful was originally due to be arraigned this morning on two misdemeanor charges, but the hearing was put off for one week after she showed up more than two hours late to the Malibu courthouse.


Terri Seymour granted restraining order

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) ‘  Terri Seymour has won a restraining order against a woman who choked her after the “American Idol” finale.

Records show a judge granted Seymour’s request for a three-year order after a hearing Tuesday in Santa Monica.

Her attacker, Janice Thibodeaux (Ti-boh-DOH’), pleaded guilty last week to misdemeanor battery. She was sentenced to three years of probation.

She was arrested in May after police say they saw her choke Seymour, who is “Idol” judge Simon Cowell’s ex-girlfriend, after the show’s finale. Seymour also works as a correspondent for the show “Extra.”

Associated Press

Is Kris Allen about to get shafted by the folks at 19?

It’s no secret that I’m an American Idol conspiracy theorist. Each season, I manage to find treachery in suspicious camera angles, to hear thinly veiled put-downs in Simon’s “positive” critiques, to suspect sabotage in production choices (remember that Happy Feet soundtrack cut for Syesha Mercado?). So maybe it’s that same general sense of Idolnoia that’s had me fretting about last week’s press releases from 19 Entertainment announcing record deals for season 8 champ Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert. And yet, how come I feel like I’m hearing from an eight-year-old boy reacting to the choice of boiled Brussels sprouts or chocolate ice cream whenever I re-read the respective statements that Simon Fuller, Creator and Executive Producer of American Idol and Founder & CEO of 19 Entertainment, made about Kris and Adam? Check ’em out for yourself and tell me if I’m onto something:

Entertainment Weekly

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Susan Boyle: Coming to America Got Talent?

Susan Boyle may be jumping across the pond.

The breakout star of Britain Got Talent, who captured the attention of the entire world when her video of her audition went viral, has been invited to perform on the U.S. version of the show.

America Got Talent judge Piers Morgan spoke with reporters Tuesday and said the Scottish songstress is welcome to perform on the NBC talent competition.

…If she up for it and she is well enough, said Morgan, …our feeling is she probably will [appear on AGT]. Absolutely!


Simon Cowell: I would have ripped up Susan Boyle’s contract

Cowell and the production team were criticised for allowing Boyle to continue despite her increasingly erratic behaviour in the run up to the final, which she lost to dance act Diversity.

Now the pop mogul has admitted he held crisis talks with her family and suggested she should pull out of the competition if the strain was too much.

And Cowell, who has now signed Boyle to his record label Syco, said he would have ripped up the contract if he thought she could not cope.

David Cook: Getting Help in Tough Times

Getting back into the swing of things after mourning the loss of his brother, David Cook was out on the talk show circuit in Los Angeles on Monday evening (June 15).

The …American Idol hunk was spotted toting his guitar as he exited the CNN building after taping an episode of …Larry King Live.

Adam Lambert Star Struck by Meeting Madonna

Since wrapping season 8 of American Idol ‘  and coming out on the cover of Rolling Stone ‘  life is changing quickly for Adam Lambert, who now working his debut album and rehearsing for his upcoming Idols Live Tour while adjusting to life in the spotlight.

…It difficult. Im not used to it, he tells of his newfound fame. …Im still kind of working on finding that balance.

One thing he has already found: Celebrities. And lots of them.

…Ive met a lot of people that I look up to, artists that I respect. That been crazy. Just last night I met Usher, Enrique Iglesias and My Chemical Romance at the studio, he says. …Ive just been meeting these artists and they know who I am now because of the show and Rolling Stone ¦ it just weird to be on the same page as them, so to speak.

Martina McBride, Darryl Worley: CMA Fest Charities

Steve joined GAC Bill Cody to host the first Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction at the Ryman Auditorium, collecting $40, 000 for the Opry Trust Fund. A guitar designed by Carrie Underwood netted $9, 000, and a Dolly Parton “guitar of many colors” went for $7, 000. A web version of the event is still running at Steve contributed a guitar there with hand-drawn tributes to people whove influenced him, including Opry stars Charley Pride and Minnie Pearl and his former employers Chet Atkins and Dottie West. Also up for bidding: a program from Steve Martin Opry debut signed by the comedian and by Vince Gill; a signed Brooks & Dunn publicity photo and set list from a show in Columbus, Ohio; and a guitar autographed by Carrie Underwood, Joe Nichols, Mark Wills and Riders In The Sky, among others.


CBS walls off neighborhood for reality show

In the latest reality show “social experiment, ” CBS has walled off eight homes in an Atlanta suburb, forcing the neighbors inside to spend time with each other.

The Mike Fleiss project was previously announced as a game show, but some intriguing new details have emerged.

Tentatively called “Block Party, ” the families in will be trapped inside the 20′ maximum security-looking wall for about three weeks for a cash prize.

“American Idol” vet Matt Rogers will host. Here’s a local news video of the structure featuring an interview with Fleiss.

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2009 Summer TV Preview: Labor Pains

Among ABC Family summer programming is the moderately anticipated original movie Labor Pains. Starring Lindsay Lohan, the made-for-TV movie centers on Thea, a woman stuck in a dead-end job and about to be fired. In an effort to save herself a trip to the Unemployment office, she lies and says she pregnant so they wont fire her. And thus begins Thea whacky adventure as she goes through the fake pregnancy in an effort to get her job back on track.

Labor Pains stars Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), Luke Kirby (Tell Me You Love Me), Kevin Covais (American Idol) and Janeane Garofalo (24). Directed by Lara Shapiro, Labor Pains will air on Sunday, July 19th (8:00 ‘ 10:00 ET/PT)..

Cinema Blend

Michael Johns American Idol season 7 finalist performance and meet & greet

American Idol season 7 finalist, Michael Johns will perform live in the outdoor Central Courtyard at Hollywood and Highland on Thursday, June 25. The performance will be held at 7 p.m. Following his performance, Johns will be signing his new CD, “Hold Back My Heart”. CD will be available for purchase in the courtyard that day or bring the CD purchased at another location to obtained a wristband which will be good for the signing.

Filmed locally, ‘Still Green’ comes out in Naples this weekend

Graduating from high school is a milestone for every teen, but the eight friends who start out celebrating in the movie “Still Green” wind up facing another milestone, too ‘  a much bigger, more difficult one: the death of a friend.

The film, which was shot in Naples and Bonita Springs and directed by Joe Artigo, has its Florida debut at the Pavilion 10 Cinemas in Naples June 19-25.

And though she doesn’t have a major role, Fort Myers native Vonzell Solomon of “American Idol” fame also appears in the movie. She plays a small cameo as a record store clerk. “She was very excited that we were in town, so we wanted to fit her in somewhere, ” Mr. Lloyd says.

Fort Myers Florida Weekly

Cowell: Boyle Wouldn’t Make It to ‘X Factor’

It’s no secret that Simon Cowell is a huge Susan Boyle fan, but the “Talent” judge tells “Extra” that Susan wouldn’t have made it onto his other show, “The X Factor.”

Cowell tells “Extra” that the singing sensation did so well because the “Britain’s Got Talent” auditions are held in front of a live audience — as opposed to “The X Factor, ” where competitors audition only for a judging panel. “If you feel the audience cheering for somebody… even though we don’t like them… there’s a better chance that person is going to get through.”

Extra TV

Vera Wang Doesnt Know If Shell Be Dancing with the Stars

Despite the rumors that Vera Wang has signed on to kick up her heels on Dancing with the Stars, the revered fashion designer says, not so fast.

…I dont know yet, she told PEOPLE of her plans to join the ballroom competition, adding that …there nothing in terms of a signed contract.

…Part of me does want to do it, she says, and …part of me doesnt.

TV Watch

Theo Tams Is Giving It All Away

Theo TamsWe have two firsts here at andPOP:

1. This is our first interview with Canadian Idol winner Theo Tams who has debuted …Give It All Away. The album was written by Tams, Hawksley Workman and Greg Johnston, and Tams feels the songs are a true reflection of himself.
2. This our first interview with new andPOP reporter Jenn. Look for more of Jenn interviews coming soon.

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