American Idol Star David Cook Interviewed, Hints at Latest Aspirations
LOS ANGELES – Fans of American Idol star David Cook will be happy to know he’s looking forward to a new album as much as they are. FOX’s Jill Dobson sat down with Cook, who talks about his ongoing world-wide tour and hints at some of his latest aspirations. David Cook on touring: “Best part’s waking up in a new city everyday. Worst part, I’m on a bus with a bunch of guys and have been since February and the bus smells terrible.”
Meet Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” on Oct. 3
We already kind of know who he is. This snake with blue eyes who is kind of like a drug but is really candy-coated misery. He’s the one Carrie Underwood’s singing about in her latest hit, “Cowboy Casanova.” And the video is going to premiere on CMT on Oct. 2.
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Unconventional Blake Lewis coming to Novato
It was 28 months ago today that Blake Lewis, now 28, stood on stage at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and learned that he was ‘ ¦ not the Season 6 American Idol.
Adam Lambert Udpate: More producers, More Tweets
There’s never been a contestant quite like Adam Lambert on “American Idol.” Actually, forget “Idol” ‘â€ there’s never been a major-label artist quite like Adam Lambert. So it’s understandable that “Idol” ‘â€ and music ‘â€ fans are clamoring for any and all tidbits they hear about his still-untitled 19 Recordings/RCA debut, which hits stores on November 24. On “Idol, ” Lambert proved that he could rock just as loud as Axl Rose and deliver vocals as tender as Jeff Buckley, while on the “American Idols Live!” tour, the “rock gawd” turned David Bowie’s “Fame” into a playful, sexual romp
Carrie Underwood heats it up in new promo pics
Sweet Carrie Underwood seems to be following in the footsteps of other pop-country acts like Faith Hill and Leann Rimes. Remember the fresh-faced and down-home country girl on American Idol? She switched from casual All-American Girl tees and jeans to polished and dramatic dresses (think her appearances on the ACMs and Oprah). Now she’s stepping into the spotlight with a new glam-rock style, judging from these pics from her upcoming Play On album.
Country-pop singers have a history of changing their style to match their star power. Rimes and Hill both opted for more sultry looks as their songs began to reach beyond the country audience.
Donnie Williams Wins Lionsgate/BET’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself Singing Contest
Former American Idol Finalist Donnie Williams Wins Grand Prize in Lionsgate/BET Network Sponsored Gospel & Blues Singing Contest, based on the current blockbuster hit film by Tyler Perry “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” while the singer prepares debut album Just Like Magic
September 23, 2009, Los Angeles, California ‘ Outshining hundreds of submissions Bay Area Vocalist Donnie Williams took home the Grand Prize during the Lionsgate/BET Networks 2009 Gospel & Blues Contest inspired by Tyler’s Perry current blockbuster smash “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” featuring Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige and Gladys Night. Pastor Winans who served as a judge on the panel exclaimed that Donnie was “The Winner By Far!” Donnie sang his new single “Higher Power, ” reflecting upon his experience with alcohol and sobriety after the 2004 American Idol Finales, coincidentally paralleling the struggle of April’s character in the movie played by Taraji P. Henson.
No time for negativity, Cook is rockin’ down his new path
More than a year after being crowned the “American Idol” winner, singer-songwriter David Cook still hasn’t had a chance to fully process the experience. But he’s sure glad to have been there.
“To be honest, I haven’t really stopped a whole lot to be analytical about it, ” says Cook, who performs with opener Tonic at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Borgata.
“I had a great time on the show, ” he says. ” I made a lot of amazing friends with the contestants and the people behind the scenes. I don’t know if I would ever want to come back as a contestant, but I welcome the opportunity to come back and say hi.”
Volunteers Wrap to Benefit National Inclusion Project
Raleigh, N.C. — The National Inclusion Project co-founded by Clay Aiken recently announced their 6th annual holiday gift-wrapping awareness campaign and fundraiser, Wrapping for Inclusion. The campaign will take place in shopping malls and stores across the country throughout the 2009 Holiday season.
Volunteers will wrap gifts in exchange for donations to the National Inclusion Project. Individuals of all abilities are encouraged to participate.
‘We are looking for volunteer wrappers throughout the holiday season to share their voice about the possibilities of inclusion. Schools and youth groups can make this an inclusive community service project by putting together teams of children with and without disabilities, ‘ said Diane Bubel, co-founder of the National Inclusion Project.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ results: Double elimination
Well, we’ve finally reached the end of Season 9’s premiere week extravaganza, and I don’t think anyone can say they were surprised to learn Ashley Hamilton and Macy Gray had the lowest overall scores and were the first ones cut from the competition. Though, as host Tom Bergeron said, Macy Gray’s exit effectively ended the eccentric singer’s chances of being muted again on live television (thanks for all those who chimed in on what was blanked out). You pop your cherry, and then they never call you again.
Karina Smirnoff Dances Naked for PETA
‘Dancing With the Stars’ professional Karina Smirnoff takes off all her clothes for a new PETA ad.
The campaign shows Karina dancing nude. “I’d rather dance naked than wear fur, ” the slogan reads.
“I did wear fur, especially when I was growing up in the Ukraine, ” Smirnoff says, Usmagazine.com reports. But she claims she stopped once she saw a video of baby seals being killed for their skin.
“So You Think You Can Dance”: Bringing it in Beantown
It seems that Phoenix was just a fluke week, as the potentially great dancers of Season 6 showed up en masse for the “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions in Boston. So many promising dancers! At the end of last season we saw a glimpse of Teddy Tedholm, who somehow managed to dance like an awkward dork and make it look amazing. If we didn’t already know he would make it through, he would have seemed like a weirdo with his goofy personality and loud pants — but he got a standing ovation from the others who were auditioning.