Idol Headlines for 10/03/07

Today Idol headlines after the jump ¦

Taylor Hicks to Appear at Grand Opening Lakefront Event

To celebrate the completion of all of the amenities and infrastructure at their development on Lake Guntersville, Alabama Shoreline, LLC announced today that two special events will be held at the lakefront property on October 26-27 and that property owner and Alabama celebrity Taylor Hicks will be on hand for the festivities………


Chart sparks
Country has a new batch of shining stars

….But there’s wide agreement that one force driving the current generational shift is “American Idol.” Underwood, Pickler and Covington all come from the Fox TV hit, and Lambert is a product of the country variant, “Nashville Star.”

“When you can get somebody on a national television show, you have just kick-started their career in a way that you can’t imagine . . . , ” Wolfe says. “It takes millions of dollars to roll out a brand new act, but when you’ve got television behind you and millions of viewers every night, that’s free publicity. I think Kellie Pickler’s album is at about seven or eight hundred thousand copies. There are people in country music who only dream of selling that many records.”…..


Ricco Rodriguez Checks into Rehab

…In addition to Rodriguez, the show features Tom Sizemore, Chyna Doll, Brigitte Nielsen, Andy Dick, former American idol contestant Jessica Sierra and other fairly well known personalities….

411 Mania

High Hopes, Much Success

…High Hopes has always been good, with entertainment provided by such favorites as Neil Diamond and Bob Newhart. But this year was the best, with Grammy- and Academy Award-winning musician/composer David Foster flying in with such friends as the legendary Smokey Robinson, comedian George Lopez, singer/composer Kenneth …Babyface Edmonds and …American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee to put on a show the likes of which Denver has not seen since the Carousel Ball ended its run in the mid-1980s….

…Katharine McPhee added fuel to the gossip that she has become engaged to longtime beau Nick Cokas, by purchasing the Maui getaway offered for sale in the live auction. Cokas accompanied McPhee to Denver, and fans were wondering if the trip would be used for their honeymoon…

Blogs Denver Post

If not for Denver ¦

¦ there might not be a Katharine McPhee.
At least that what I found out from one of her most ardent fans, Kathleen Ahearn of Longmont.
Kathleen the only Denver-area person registered at and when she learned, via my column in The Denver Post, that McPhee, the 2005 …American Idol runner-up, was to be part of the David Foster and Friends entertainment lineup at last Saturday High Hopes Tribute Dinner, she sent an email encouraging me to interview McPhee while she was here……

Blogs Denver Post

Randy Jackson: We Tried To Help Britney
He Says If Losing Kids Doesn’t Straighten Her Up, He’s Not Sure Anything Will

“American Idol” judge and music producer Randy Jackson has been around a long time and has seen many stars come and go…..


Randy Jackson’s Struggle With Diabetes
“American Idol” Judge Lost A Lot Of Weight, Adopted Healthy Lifestyle

Randy Jackson is famous for being a Grammy-winning musician and the cool judge on “American Idol, ” but he is also the spokesperson for the American Heart Association’s The Heart of Diabetes campaign.

Jackson, who is one of 21 million Americans suffering from diabetes, is looking for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes….

CBS News

Tech toys predicted to be hot holiday sellers
Toy Wishes magazine says majority of popular toys hooked to TV, computer

…American Idol Talent Challenge (Tech2Go, $49.99). Ages 8 and up…


Official Nominations Announced for “Fox Reality Channel Really Awards 2007”

Fox Reality Channel, the only all reality, all the time network, brings back the only awards show honoring reality television and celebrating all of its outrageous moments (and personalities) that kept America glued to their television sets this year. This year unique categories include Favorite Showmance, Favorite Fight, Favorite Tears, Favorite Winner, Favorite Loser, Favorite Potty Mouth, Favorite Altered State, The Baddest Bitch and more. Of course, no reality awards show would be complete without viewer participation, so Fox Reality Channel brings back the …Golden Realitini” honoring the …Most Memorable Reality Performer, as voted for by fans at

Expect a red carpet where anything can happen. This will be an evening filled with reality best personalities and everyone from the hosts and presenters to the performers are reality darlings. Some of reality television favorites will be presenting awards this year including Brooke Hogan (…Hogan Knows Best), Perez Hilton (…Celebrity Rap Superstars), Brigitte Nielsen (…The Surreal Life) and Janice Dickinson (…Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency). Reality has been responsible for some of televisions most outrageous moments and when this year most loved and loved-to-be-hated gather in one place, anything can happen.

The reality star-studded original event takes place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 2 and airs exclusively on Fox Reality Channel on Saturday, October 13 at 10PM ET/10PM PT. The highly anticipated Fox Reality Channel original series …The Search for the Next Elvira will premiere immediately following the awards.

Official categories and nominees include:


Salvador Santana continues family tradition

…Local favorite (and “American Idol” finalist) Stephanie Edwards will perform the song “On Our Way” at the “Light the Night” event Friday evening in Forsyth Park. The annual event, which pays tribute to families dealing with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, begins at 5:30 p.m. Edwards has teamed up with Savannah songwriter Julie Wilde to record the inspirational song, which Wilde wrote. It’s the first song Edwards has recorded since her appearances on the phenomenally successful show.

Savannah Now

Sean Connery Beats Ford In Aged Actor Vote.

…Hit TV show Heroes was voted the Tv Show You Want To See On The Big Screen and Carrie Underwood claimed the quirky American Idol Most Likely To Next Star In A Movie prize…

Female First

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Weekend includes Daughtry concert

Alabama’s theme for homecoming, “New Additions Tide with Old Traditions, ” fits perfectly with the Crimson Tide’s entertainment plans.

On Friday, the university will hold a pep rally and bonfire on The Quad from 7 to 9 p.m. At 9, the rock band Daughtry will perform at Coleman Colieum, featuring lead singer Chris Daughtry of “American Idol” fame…….

Montgomery Advertiser

Bshorty takes the High Dive

Here’s a show that’s sure to attract a mob:

Bothell beatboxer and 2007 “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis, aka Bshorty, will join Seattle rock band The Mob Law on stage Wednesday night at 10 at High Dive in Fremont. The admission charge is expected to be only $5….

Blog Seattlepi

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

…Contest judges include the narrators on the book’s accompanying CD: Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, Grammy Winner Gloria Gaynor, American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis…


Daughtry or Diesel? Mag Can’t Tell the Difference

Has Vin Diesel’s movie career fallen so far that he’s mistaken for an “American Idol” contestant?….


December doldrums

KELLY Clarkson has become this year’s poster girl for record company versus artist. Her third album, My December, is the year’s most discussed and analysed pop record.

It arrived surrounded by rumours of battles between Clarkson and her record company over the correct way to follow up the 11 million selling Breakaway.
However, Clarkson claims to be the one person not bothered by any of the fuss, misconceptions or rumours.

“I just laugh it off, ” Clarkson says…..