Idol Headlines for 09/30/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Hatcher to sing anthem for Bengals

…. didn’t start that way. He was sent home from the “Hollywood round” on “American Idol” in a February show, after having auditioned nine times for the Fox show.

But the 1998 Western Hills High School graduate hasn’t seen much of his Westwood home since the “America’s Got Talent” finale last month.

Hatcher’s in the middle of a six-week engagement in Branson, Mo., with the “America’s Got Talent” finalists. Hatcher sings seven songs nightly. He’s quit his Metropolitan Sewer District dispatcher’s job….

The Enquirer

Night out at the salon is more than just pampering

…In Bethlehem, the event is getting more elaborate, with a goal of attracting 250 people.A silent auction will offer artwork, tee times at local golf courses, restaurant certificates and an amethyst and diamond ring with a retail value of $1, 750. Marisa Rhodes, who lost out in February for the 12th and final female spot on ”American Idol’s” sixth season, will lead off the entertainment, and 30 local restaurants will contribute munchies…

Kevin Max Will Spill The Blood On December 26th

New studio album includes collaborations with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, ‘American Idol’ finalist Chris Sligh, Joanne Cash, Ashley Cleveland and a reunion of dcTalk….


Taking matters into their own hands
Women make strides in cultivating audiences

Ten years ago Sarah McLachlan launched Lilith Fair, “a celebration of women in music.” The tour was born of frustration – with radio programmers who wouldn’t play two women back to back and with tour promoters who balked at booking more than one female artist on a concert bill.

A decade later, gender bias is alive and well in the music industry. It’s the reason we still see annual Women Who Rock specials in magazines, the fuel for breathless coverage of Kelly Clarkson’s showdown over creative control with her male handlers, and the subtext of events like last week’s Estrojam in Chicago – whose mission to break down stereotypes and foster bold expression is not something men have ever needed to organize around……

Woman seeks healing in memorial service for mom

…She says Cynthia Malone, mother of …American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler, is expected to come. Malone is a victim of domestic violence and speaks out on the issue…

Fay Observer

‘American Idol’ competitor to perform at The Maryland Theatre

Elliott Yamin, second runner-up in the 2006 “American Idol” competition, will perform in November in Hagerstown….


Clarkson, Butler reunite

SHE might be put off by the likes of Dicko and Mark Holden but at least original American Idol Kelly Clarkson will have one mate when she performs on the local version of the talent quest on Monday night.

Confidential hears current contender Jacob Butler is an old friend – apparently through the US singer’s guitarist Corey Churko.

Rock-lover Butler spent time on the road with Churko and Clarkson when they travelled through London, Cardiff and Dublin in 2006.

Butler is reportedly stoked to be reuniting with his old gal pal when she hits the stage to perform Never Again.

Let’s hope some of Clarkson’s good fortune rubs off on the wannabe star, who is adrift with the bookies.

Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift Pen Cheatin’ Song

Kellie Pickler is looking forward to January, when shell get back into the studio to start recording the follow-up to her debut CD. She recently told Chicago radio listeners that she and Taylor Swift have written a song together for the next record. The pair wrote the song, which Kellie revealed is the true tale of a cheating ex-boyfriend, while they were on tour with Brad Paisley. …It got a lot of Swift and Pickler in it, says Kellie.

Kellie says the song is about an ex she dated for four years, who fathered another woman’s child while they were dating. She also confirmed she’s no longer dating her most recent boyfriend, NHL hockey player Jordin Tootoo.

Country Hound

About faces
Teacher explains Chinese art of reading countenances

…The “American Idol” judges run the gamut of facial types, he said.

“Randy Jackson is water. He looks out for the feelings of others, ” he said. “Paula Abdul is metal, and considering all of her physical problems and the medications she takes, she’s really a remarkable person.

“Simon Cowell is wood – tall and lanky, ” said Yarborough. “He tells the truth and doesn’t care if it hurts. Ryan Seacrest is earth, and he’s a little bully.”

SGV Tribune