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Fans say final goodbye to season six Idols
Sept. 23, marked the end of the Idol road for the Top 10 of season six. They were finally going home.
I flew up to Manchester, N.H., to see the last concert. I had invested many hours into the outcome of this highly addictive show. I wanted to hear them sing for the last time as a group and wish them all much success in the start of their solo careers.
I met 16 fellow Fanjayas (Sanjaya fans) who had flown, drove or took the bus to the Verizon Wireless Arena to witness the same……
Celeb Watch video: Abdul on children, love and ‘Hey Paula’
After mothering thousands of hopefuls on Fox’s American Idol, which returns for its seventh season in January, Paula Abdul is ready for a baby of her own.
“That’s the next step in my life, ” says Abdul, 45, back in Los Angeles in between Idol auditions that have taken her to Philadelphia, Miami, San Diego, Charleston, S.C., Atlanta and Omaha. “Definitely within the next two years. I thought by now I’d have three grown children.”……
….Her own reputation fell as a result of her early summer Bravo reality series, Hey Paula, she acknowledges. She says the show falsely portrayed her as an unstable, hysterical, demanding diva.
“That was hard for me to watch. Disturbing, ” says Abdul, who had a producing credit but no editing approval. “They’d put a camera on me when I got wind that my dog was in a coma, and they’d make it (seem) like it was about hair and makeup.”
She says she felt double-crossed when producers persuaded her to address her widely criticized Idol press junket debacle, in which she seemed disoriented. But including the segment only made matters worse.
She says she was asked to do a second season but flatly refused, choosing to focus instead on her fragrance, skin care, clothing and jewelry lines…..
Katharine McPhee Hears Wedding Bells
…….These two got together well before McPhee graced the American Idol stage. But you wouldnt have known it. They reportedly kept it on the down low for …career reasons.
So keep your eyes peeled and computers glued to the Gossip Girls. As soon as we know something, youll know something.
Short takes: Jackson parties at the Pavilion
…Two hot bodies from the Hot Country play list opened the show. “American Idol” veteran Kellie Pickler sang from her “Small Town Girl” debut. She premiered a cute new song co-written with Taylor Swift, “The Best Days of Your Life, ” and posed like she must have as a girl in front of her bedroom mirror while knocking off classic country covers…
Ford Mustang Goes Pink
…We first told you about Ford Warriors in Pink program when its cool, tattoo-like graphics sucked us in. The program message touches so many women that Im proud to say we are now hooked. This year Ford brought even more attention to the campaign by selecting Kelly Clarkson as its spokesperson. She got high fan appeal, being the first winner of …American Idol, and she remains one of that show most successful winners. Now, Ford is putting all that love to good use….
Pop Tarts: Spears Surrenders Her Sons
……American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul recently told FOX that they were happy to house Britney and bring her back as a success story, and late last year, Rosie ODonnell urged the songstress to turn away from her panty-free party pals and reside with her, her partner Kelli and their kids…
American Idol Contestant Jonathan Jayne Sings God Bless America
American Idol 6 might go down as being remembered most for the contestants that didnt make it the finalists round. One of the most popular American Idol 6 applicants was a young man by the name of Jonathan Jayne. Jonathan and his friend Kenneth Briggs captured the hearts of American Idol viewers and earned a guest appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show……
Something for everyone
…Dont forget the concerts.
…We have some new entertainment, this year, Treptow said.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m., award-winning country music recording artists Dierks Bentley and Leesburg own Luke Bryan take to the Reaves Arena stage. Tickets, $25, include gate admission to the fair.
Sunday, the Grammy Award-winning Los Lonely Boys will take to the stage at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are also $25.
…American Idol Daughtry, along with Christian hard rock band Day of Fire, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Fair admission is included in the $25 ticket…
American Idol finalist wows fair crowd
As it has for several other country music artists over the years, including Garth Brooks, the Coshocton County Fair provided a perfect venue Monday for up-and-coming Bucky Covington.
Covington ripped through a set which had the grandstand rocking and those with track seating dancing in the aisles……