Idol Headlines for 07/26/09

Ex-‘Idol’ contestant struck, killed by car in NJ

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. ‘” Authorities say a 25-year-old former two-time “American Idol” contestant has been struck and killed by a car in a New Jersey shore town.

The Asbury Park Press reports that Alexis Cohen, of Allentown, Pa., was killed early Saturday in Seaside Heights.

Deputy Chief Michael Mohel of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office says an autopsy indicated she suffered chest, head and abdominal injuries. Mohel says investigators are seeking more information about the collision.

Associated Press

Idol fans flock to North Little Rock

Fans started showing up hours before the concert started, and Saturday night, FOX16 met fans from as far away as Alma to see Adam Lambert. Not everyone is a die hard Kris Allen fan here, but most people are.

Kris Allen fans flocked to Verizon Arena Saturday to see their favorite American Idol. Ladies from Greers Ferry made their own green T-shirts. “I actually teach at a high school class that designs T-shirts silk screens, so we’ve made 300, 400 for selling shirts. Just to sell locally to our students, so we whipped this one up yesterday, ” says Janet Reaper.

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‘SPIDER-MAN’ Star Evan Rachel Wood On Adam Lambert ‘Talent Is Very Sexy’

In an interview with Fox News, film actress and ‘SPIDER-MAN, Turn Off the Dark’ star Evan Rachel Wood admitted she would totally go for “Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert.

“I probably couldn’t help myself, that guyliner is so amazing, ” she gushed to the Fox reporter. “But he’s got an incredible voice, talent is very sexy. I love that he’s so androgynous, he just doesn’t care, has fun and wears whatever he wants.”


Dish Of Salt: ‘American Idol’ Season 8 Finalists Answer Fan Questions, Part I

‘Idol’  finalists Matt Giraud, Anoop Desai and Megan Joy chat with’s Laura Saltman and answer fan questions about their music and their life.

Access Hollywood

Dish Of Salt: ‘American Idol’ Season 8 Finalists Answer Fan Questions, Part II

‘Idol’  finalists Scott MacIntyre, Michael Sarver and Lil Rounds talk with’s Laura Saltman about what they do on the tour bus, the craziest fan gifts they’ve received and more.

Access Hollywood

Matt Giraud: Backstage At L.A.’s Staples Center

American Idol’s Matt Giraud may be a serious troubadour onstage, but when he does interviews, the results are always pure comedy gold. Seriously, if this whole Idol thing doesn’t work out for him, he ought to consider going on another reality show, Last Comic Standing.

I caught up with the wild-card wildman recently, backstage at L.A.’s Staples Center before the big Idols Live concert there, and Matt was his usual enjoyably wacky self. In the space of three or so minutes, he talked about performing with an open fly, he nearly knocked over a set piece with his enthusiastic hand gestures, and he did amusing and unprompted impressions of both a squeaky-voiced female fan and Adam Lambert.

American Idol David Cook rocks the Jones County Fair

MONTICELL0 ‘” Just over a year after taking the title, 2008 American Idol winner David Cook proved he’s deserving of the crown.

Cook rocked the Great Jones County Fair last night under starry skies and perfect outdoor concert weather.

Opening act Green River Ordinance played a solid 50-minute set to an eager crowd of about 6, 500.

Charismatic lead singer Josh Jenkins got the audience standing by the second tune and singing along near the end, during ‘Goodbye L.A.’ 

This five-man band from Texas was a joy to watch and will hopefully be getting some airplay.

Cook took to the stage just after 9:30 p.m. with screamin’ guitar licks on ‘Heroes, ‘  a song he co-wrote.

CD review: Brooke White

It’s surprising to see “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson’s name attached to White’s first post-“Idol” release. The gifted singer/songwriter always seemed an anachronism on the teen-driven program (but made it into Season Seven’s top five). Jackson allows White to continue in her easygoing ’70s vibe and doesn’t push her to be overly contemporary, even when she pulls out a credible Kings of Leon cover (“Use Somebody”).


Ex ‘Idol’ Brooke White salutes hometown on new album

On her first album since capturing the public’s attention on “American Idol, ” Brooke White makes sure everyone knows where she comes from.

On a sweetly nostalgic tune called “Phoenix, ” White sings about her memories of the Valley, mentioning the Superstition Mountains and backyard swimming pools.

“That song is my childhood, ” she says, calling from her home base in Los Angeles. “That was my existence as a kid. When my parents listened to that song, they were so happy because it’s all true.”


Idol has a special encore

American Idol’s Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks has found a novel way to slide his new single into the public ear without help from radio, and he’s applying a little Grease magic to do it.

Hicks, who plays Teen Angel in a road production of the Grease musical that opens Wednesday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, will sing his current pop single, Seven Mile Breakdown, at the end of the production.

Miami Herald

Susan Boyle says she feels like mega-star after bumping President Barack Obama off prime time TV

Simon Cowell looked into the eyes of Susan Boyle’s older brother and said the words her family had been longing to hear.

“I think your sister is wonderful and she could be the biggest star I’ve ever discovered, ” Simon told Gerry Boyle, in the swanky London office where the entertainment mogul has made his millions.

“If she doesn’t want to go forward from Britain’s Got Talent I will walk away now and there is no pressure. But if she does, I promise to wrap her in cotton wool and make her a star.”

Dannii Minogue sings You’re So Vain at Simon Cowell’s surprise 50th birthday party

It’s one of the toughest questions in showbiz. What do you get for the man who has everything? Especially if said man is X Factor judge Simon Cowell ‘ a man notoriously hard to please.

But he was overwhelmed last night at a surprise joint 50th birthday bash with his best gal pal Jackie St Claire.

He had no idea that festivities for Jackie’s birthday were going to be extended to him when he turned up at the party in West London.

So You Think You Can Dance: Choreographers Interviewed, SLC Auditions

SALT LAKE CITY – The judges and choreographers from the hit series, So You Think You Can Dance, were at Salt Lake CIty’s Rose Wagner Theater to give an overview of the local dance talent Saturday morning. So far the reception has been luke warm at best. Dance choreographer, Mia Michaels said that the first wave of auditions has been “slow” and not up to previous standards. She says that last time she was in Salt Lake the talent had been great and hopes the next round of auditions goes better. That sentiment was basically echoed by Nigel Lythgoe, who hoped to see such talent that produced Provo native dancer, Randi Evans.

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