Idol Headlines for 07/25/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

The “Idols” Bid Farewell … to the Spotlight

TMZ spies infiltrated the L.A. stop of the “American Idol” tour at Staples Center on Monday, and snapped candid pics of all the Season 6 wannabeens. This was their now!….


Taylor tells (almost) all

Just got off the phone with Season 5 …American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, and weve got some (admittedly minor) scoopage to pass along.

As any loyal member of the Soul Patrol knows by now, Taylor will be in San Marcos Friday night at 7 signing copies of …Heart Full of Soul, his new book, at Hastings Books, Music & Video, 917 Texas 80. Once he done, Taylor tells us he plans to stick around for the weekend. Nothing specific, but were pretty sure hell pop into a live music venue or two.

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Hudson and Foxx to Appear on ‘Elmo’s Christmas Countdown’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx – recently seen together onscreen in Dreamgirls – will be joined by an array of Muppets, musicians and movie stars for “Elmo’s Christmas Countdown, ” which will air as a one-hour special on ABC this holiday season….

Broadway World

Mr. Mitzvah: Nerd Herd’s Superhero

…A colorful cast of celebs attended, including Micheal Musto, Jackie Martling, and American Idol contestant Sarah Mather, all no doubt hoping to stumble upon that rarest of Hamptons events: the rave/orgy gala…

Radar Online


Sixties pop icon PETER NOONE has blasted TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL after appearing as a coach during the most recent series. The Herman’s Hermits frontman helped wannabes perfect covers of ’60s hits for a flashback episode in March (07), but now admits he hates the idea of hopefuls appearing on such a big show – before they’ve made it. Noone says, “If I were a young performer today, I’d take the bowl of maggots if people said, ‘Do you want to be a contestant on American Idol or eat a bowl of maggots?’ I’d say give me the bowl because I can get through that quick. “I think it’s probably much better to play in bars and then play the next-best bar than start on such a huge stage. If people are going to hate you, they may as well hate you in a small room.”


‘Bratz’ Stars, Viral Video Tell Very Different Stories Of Paula Abdul’s Absence From Film
Despite reality-TV meltdown, tween actresses say scheduling conflict kept ‘American Idol’ judge from contributing to movie.

By now, you may have caught the latest viral video to rock the Web: a clip from Paula Abdul’s new reality show that has her receiving some bad news about a Hollywood gig and then melting down as only the “American Idol” judge can.

The film in question is August 3’s “Bratz: The Movie” (see “Forever Your Bratz? Paula Abdul Bringing Sassy Dolls To Big Screen”), and now two very different accounts of her separation from the project are popping up just days before its release…..

Daughtry, Pickler, Studdard To Perform At Fair

The North Carolina State Fair’s 2007 concert lineup is more like a week-long celebration of stars from American Idol and country music singers from Sara Evans to Trace Adkins….


‘American Idol’ star to play The Centre

Chris Daughtry, the double-platinum selling rocker who became famous after appearing on …American Idol, will play at The Centre on Sept. 3 with the band that stole his last name…

Courier Press