Idol Headlines for 08/18/09

Kris Allen: The ultimate interview, Part 1

“American Idol” winner Kris Allen sat down with writer Fred Bronson for an in-depth interview. In Part 1 of this four-part interview, Allen talks about his first musical influences and early musical ambitions.

Season 8 ‘American Idol’  winner Kris Allen was born June 21, 1985, to Neil and Kimberly Allen in Jacksonville, Ark.

LA Times

Paula Abdul negotiating a return to ‘Idol’

Now that the ‘Dancing With the Stars’  cast has been announced, and Paula Abdul’s name is not on the list, negotiations between Abdul and Fox for her return to ‘American Idol’  have become more intense.

‘The people at the very top of ABC were really vocal about getting her on board for ‘Dancing, ”  said a source familiar with the talks with Abdul. ‘By not exactly keeping it secret, it made Paula’s value more apparent to Fox.’ 

The negotiations are ongoing, but calling them ‘talks’  could be more appropriate, since dubbing them ‘negotiations’  suggests that one side is budging.


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What will Paula Abdul Miss Most about ‘American Idol?’

Paula Abdul responds to the paparazzi when asked what she will miss most about being a judge on “American Idol.”

She answers the question saying, “Lots of things.” caught up with Abdul as she was coming and going to dinner at Hollywood restaurant BOA.

Keep checking ETonline for more “American Idol” coverage.


Paula Abdul — I’ve Got Something Lined Up

Paula Abdul is working something out — more than just her body — ’cause last night outside of Crunch gym in West Hollywood, Paula hinted that some sort of deal was in the works … but she wouldn’t say with who!

Abdul also made it clear she isn’t jealous of Posh — or any other “American Idol” replacement judge — and raised the point, “they don’t ever say that about men … why does it always have to be women who are jealous?”


American Idol’s Megan Joy Talks Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert & Road Work

When we first caught up with Megan Joy, American Idol’s ninth-place finisher, before the summer tour, she warned us that she’d be the “skanky one” on the outing. Before you take that the wrong way (she is a mom, after all!), she was talking about her tour wardrobe’”specifically that tight, pink Barbie-esque shiny dress.

We had to ask her: Is that something you would wear offstage? “No, never, ” she told us this morning. But it’s great onstage, right? “Uh, I guess.” Oh, you don’t like it. “Yeah, no, nope.” Well, you can change it can’t you? “Nope. But it’s all right.”


Megan Joy on the Idols Tour

Season 8’s ninth place finisher, Megan Joy, is currently on tour around the country with the Top 10 Idols. We caught up with Megan Joy to find out what life is like on the road, if she is planning on getting any American Idol inspired tattoos, and what her fans are like.

Megan is having a wonderful time on the Idols tour. “I love my set and the seven minutes that I’m on stage.” Most of all, Megan said, “I love being on the bus with Allison and Lil. We have so much fun.” They occupy their time with dance parties, watching movies, and making up raps. Perhaps Megan, Lil, and Allison should collaborate and release a rap album!

American Idol

Ryan Seacrest Gets a Lift

There’s no stopping Ryan Seacrest as he continues to reach new heights … with the help of a box.

The diminutive 34-year-old’s on-air TV secret was exposed while filming a segment in Boston this weekend.

Apparently, Paula Abdul isn’t the only “American Idol” staffer to get the short end of the stick.


Cook comments on Lambert, Allen

No need to ask David Cook who received the loudest applause at the Aug. 7, 2009 American Idol Tour stop in Atlantic City. He heard the ovation for this year’s runnerup Adam Lambert compared to that given to winner Kris Allen.

‘Yes, but last year I always felt like Archie (season 7 runnerup David Archuleta) got more response on the Idol Tour than I did, ‘  Cook told IdolChatter in a phone interview last week.

‘I did get to watch the show (on TV) this season. I thought there was a great amount of talent on it. And on the American Idol Tour I thought everyone was representing the show very well. I feel like this Tour is a good one.’ 

Press Democrat

David Cook Takes Nieces And Nephews On A Magic Carpet RideDavid Cook Takes Nieces And Nephews On A Magic Carpet Ride

American Idol winner David Cook played the role of World’s Best Uncle when he entertained four of his nieces and nephews at Walt Disney World Resort Monday morning. The singer and the kids were all smiles at they took in the Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride at the Magic Kingdom theme park.

Two of the little ones – Gracie, 6 and Gage 8 – are the children of David’s brother Adam Cook who died in May from brain cancer.


David Cook: Disney World with Nieces and Nephews!

American Idol champion David Cook takes his nieces and nephews for a flight aboard the Magic Carpets of Aladdin ride at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday morning (August 17).

Just Jared

Kellie Pickler impresses, cracks up Nashville industry audience

Did you know Kellie Pickler wrote most of the songs for her first album over the phone? Kellie revealed that and many other things — like she sometimes writes fake titles on her set lists to keep her band amused — during a six-song set Monday night at the Nashville offices of RCA Records.

Sitting on a stool wearing a beige dress and backed by three members of her road band, Kellie performed for members of Nashville’s entertainment media and employees of her record label, taking more time to set up each number than it took to sing the songs themselves. She revealed that the same man inspired Best Days of Your Life, Rocks and Rice and Red High Heels (“Damn, I’m going to have to send him something!” she said). She also performed her new single, Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You (which she’d listed on her band’s set list as Didn’t Y’All A** Know), as well as a cover of the late Keith Whitley’s Don’t Close Your Eyes.

USA Today

David Archuleta’s show at Grand Rapids’ The Intersection rocks, surprisingly

“I don’t think I can hear anymore, ” my 8-year-old son, Ezra, said as we ambled out of The Intersection on Monday night. “All you need for broken ear drums is teenage girls and David Archuleta.”

The kid’s right. About 450 concertgoers, ages 6 to 60, screamed like crazy through the 2008 “American Idol” runner-up’s show, yelling and squealing every time the teen idol sang a sweet lyric, gestured in a particularly handsome way, or uttered a sentence.


Another ‘American Idol’ Becomes a Dreamgirl

Jennifer Hudson won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as Effie White in the film version of ‘Dreamgirls.’ Now another “American Idol” star has been cast in the touring company of the musical.

Syesha Mercado, the second runner-up on the seventh season, will take on the role of Deena Jones, played by Beyonc in the movie, when the production begins performances at the Apollo Theater in New York City on Nov. 7, with an opening scheduled for Nov. 22. The limited run will play the Harlem venue through Dec. 6 and then begin touring the country.


Dr. Phil McGraw, Dennis Miller to Appear At “A Night of Honour” to Benefit Iraq Star Foundation

August, 17 2009 – On Sunday, October 4, 2009, Dr. Phil McGraw will host “A Night of Honour, ” featuring a special performance by comedian and talk show personality Dennis Miller, to benefit the Iraq Star Foundation; it was announced today by Maggie Lockridge, RN the organization’s founder and CEO.

Aside from Dr. Phil McGraw, Dennis Miller and Gary Sinise, celebrities in attendance will include: the wounded warriors of Iraq Star, Scott Baio, Adam Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Robert Davi, Paul Stanley, Tom Dreesen, Angie Everhart, Kevin Farley, Marla Maples, Robin McGraw, Katharine McPhee, John Ratzenberger, Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Karri Turner and Jon Voight.

News Blaze

DWTS’ Samantha Harris Wants Paula Abdul’s Dressing Room

Now that Paula Abdul has left American Idol, Dancing With the Stars host Samantha Harris wants her dressing room. (Abdul filmed her Fox show at the same Los Angeles studio where Harris shoots her ABC hit.)

“In past seasons when Dancing wasn’t going on at the same time as Idol, I woud have Paula’s dressing room, and it’s fabulous!” Harris tells Johnjay and Rich on Phoenix’s KISS FM. “It’s a really cute, big pink dressing room. I should start putting my name in for it now… Maybe I’ll get the dressing room finally.”

US Magazine

It’s back! British Pussycat Dolls, Princess Sweetie… and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vie for X Factor crown

The wait is nearly over and with less than a week until X Factor is back on our screens, here is a little taster of what’s to come.

As the hit ITV show enters its sixth season, contestants this year auditioned in front of a live audience for the first time as the programme enters a new era.

And judging by these pictures, it appears Britain’s living rooms are going to bear witness to plenty of drama as the new batch of wannabes are put through their paces.

Daily Mail

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