Idol Headlines for 10/14/08

Simon Cowell’s salary dwarfs Paula Abdul’s

“American Idol” former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe recently revealed that Simon Cowell is earning $36 million a year from the show.

It not news that Cowell makes some serious coin ‘  he been ranked in Forbes ‘  but the approximately $22, 000 per minute (according to Lythgoe calculations) that Cowell earns has fellow “Idol” judge Paula Abdul especially angry. Rumors put Abdul’s salary at closer to $5 to $8 million per season.


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It not attitude. Im just sassy!

Jennifer Hudson side-stepped the engagement issue but talked freely to Davina Morris about size and sassiness.

FOR reasons unknown to Jennifer Hudson, some people have assumed’ before meeting her’ that she got a bad attitude. Honestly? I was a little concerned myself.

‘Idol’ finalist Phil Stacey to perform benefit for Delivering Dreams

On Saturday, with the help of an “American Idol” finalist, Huddleston will host a fundraiser to make sure she can continue to deliver dreams for more people.

“Our fundraiser last year made enough money to keep us going the whole year, ” she says. “We didn’t have to turn anyone away.”

Huddleston hopes to do as well, if not better, at this year’s fundraiser. To that end, she booked “American Idol” finalist Phil Stacey, who will perform an outdoor concert Saturday.

Jason Castro: The ‹American Idol torch is passed!

Happy news, Jason Castro junkies and die-hard dreadheads: Jason Castro little brother, Michael Castro, has auditioned for Season 8 of …American Idol.

And according to fourth-place runner-up Jason, Michael is the real singer in the family. …Hed always outdo me, Jason told Fox News reporter Jonathan Hunt of his brother Michael, as seen in this segment posted on You Tube. …Hold notes longer, hit higher notes, and I was always like, ‘How do you do that?’ Whatever!

LA Times

Alan Jackson, Dave Berg, …Good Directions Top ASCAP Country Awards

Alan Jackson and Dave Berg were the top songwriters Monday night (Oct. 13) at the 46th annual ASCAP Country Awards at Nashville Ryman Auditorium.

Berg received the coveted songwriter of the year prize for writing …Dont Make Me (recorded by Blake Shelton), …It Good to Be Us (Bucky Covington), …Moments (Emerson Drive), …These Are My People (Rodney Atkins) and …What Kinda Gone (Chris Cagle).

. EMI Music Publishing was named ASCAP publisher of the year. Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes and Kelly Clarkson performed during a tribute to Reba McEntire, recipient of this year ASCAP Golden Note Award for her outstanding career achievements.


Stars take gamble on Mohegan Sun

The stars were out and about at the unveiling of Mohegan Sun spanking new Casino of the Wind in Uncasville, Conn.

…American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis also performed Saturday night at the casino and even took over the DJ booth of the casino lounge …Ultra 88 to show off his beatboxing skills. Blake and his bandmates ended the night over some egg-white omelettes and chocolate milk, our spies say.

Boston Herald

American Idol Experiance Cutback

Well, some depressing news coming out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and thats the latest concept art for the American Idol Experiance. As is pretty obvious, the plans have been trimmed down from the elaborate early plans to the mediocre minor changes to whats there. I still think its a smart idea for an attraction and think it will probably be popular. What depresses me more then the trimming at American Idol Experiance, is that it is currentely the only attraction under construction at the entire resort, and if Jim Hill is correct, then it will be the last one for a while.

A Walk in the Park Blog

Simon Cowell Removes His Chest Hair

Simon Cowell shaves off all his chest hair — because he hates it being gray.

The American Idol judge, 49, believes his body hair is a turn-off now it’s lost its color.

He says, “You can’t dye chest hair and no one wants to see a gray chest, do they?

“It had to go.”

Cowell has previously admitted to having Botox and getting his teeth done — but denied any speculation that he is gay.

Showbiz Spy

Dancing With the Stars Post Show Party

Every Monday night after “Dancing with the Stars”, Lance Bass kicks back with cast members Kim Kardashian, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke at the West Hollywood hot spot, ONE Sunset. Bass and company feast on foodie faves like miso-glazed salmon skewers, spicy tuna tartare, buffalo chicken and flatbread.

Who else from Tinseltown gets twisted on Mondays? Kanye West, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Sasha Baron Cohen and Kevin Connolly have all been spotted on laundry day, while Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Aniston, Demi and Ashton get their party on at ONE on other nights of the week.

Extra TV

“Dancing with the Stars'” Cody Linley Gets Dunked!

After giving an impressive dance demonstration with his partner Julianne Hough, ending up in Ellen dunk tank may not have exactly been the thanks Cody was expecting ¦


Absolutely adorable: Meet ‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Tony Dovolani’s twins, Adrian & Ariana

Feeling depressed about the economy? We have a cure. Go to Celebrity Baby Blog and look at all the amazing pictures. It will cheer you up in a nanosecond.

Our faves right now are “Dancing With the Stars” pro Tony Dovolani’s new twins, Adrian and Ariana. Tony’s wife, Lina, delivered the fraternal twins on Sept. 8. They are featured in this week’s People magazine.

CBB has an exclusive in-depth interview with Tony and Lina ‘  plus some exclusive photos that aren’t in the People spread.


‘Dancing With the Stars’: Game On

Whoa ‘  major twist alert! Not only did Cloris Leachman get a leg up (so to speak…such a sundial, that one) on Rocco DiSpirito from the judges, but we found out all the couples will engage in one of four new dances on Monday night. The Hustle, the Jitterbug, salsa, and West Coast Swing are all up for grabs. Oh, there will be grabbing.

Entertainment Weekly

‘Dancing with the Stars’: Big breakthroughs, few letdowns

After Rocco DiSpirito & Karina received a stay of execution last week, he and all the celebs are putting their best steps forward on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars to avoid a low two-week combo score. Because no one escapes this week.


Dancing With The Stars: Week 4

(S07E08) It was an unusual week in the ballroom. Misty’s exit last week meant that the week 3 and week 4 scores would be added together for Tuesday’s results show. That put some extra pressure on Rocco, who found himself at the back of the pack after that first round. For those week 4 scores, the couples would be dancing either the samba or the tango. It set the stage for some good performances. In addition, along the way, we just might have seen the worst scoring by a judge, ever.

TV Squad

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