Idol Headlines for 10/23/08

Woman to stand trial over US Idol stalking claim

A SERIAL cyber stalker accused of sending obscene emails to an American Idol star and her family and friends has been ordered to stand trial.

Oak Park woman Tanya Maree Quattrocchi, 22, allegedly sent vulgar emails and harassed US pop singer and American Idol runner-up Diana DeGarmo, 20.

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard Quattrocchi was obsessed with the Tennessee singer, who performed in the musical Hairspray, and sent false emails about the star’s sex life to DeGarmo’s friends, family and work colleagues.

Herald Sun

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Idol biggest trainwrecks

With Nikki McKibbin and her coke habit on display onVH1s …Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew debuting Thursday at 10 p.m., I figure Ill post my top 5 biggest …Idol trainwrecks so far. (Im not talking about individual trainwreck performances. That for another blog. These are just trainwrecks in general.)

Access Atlanta

Rickey TV ‘  Jon Peter Lewis ‘  Live Interview

Update: Omigosh! We had a great interview with Jon Peter Lewis! To listen to it, look for the …JPL 1 ³ and …JPL 2 ³ in the Recently Recorded Shows of Rickey TV. Thanks Jon!

Rickey.org

Constantine Talks AI, the 80’s and Rock of Ages

americanidol.com had the opportunity to chat with Constantine Maroulis regarding the Off-Broadway play Rock of Ages, and he was nothing if not enthusiastic about his role in the unique production. Constantine plays Drew, an ambitious young rocker who’s chasing the dream of becoming a big rock star, a role he says he can relate to even more so than the perception that people seem to have of him. Constantine admits that he was a tad awkward growing up–not necessarily your stereotypical nerd, but he fell “somewhere right in the middle.” But one thing he’s always had is the drive to make it in the business. The best part about the play, according to Constantine, is that the stellar cast and crew get to perform songs from the ’80s, as that is when the scene is set. Having grown up in that era, Constantine couldnt be more thrilled to sing songs by the likes of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, and many more, calling the songs by these bands very “hooky!” He admits that he and his fellow actors pinch themselves daily, as they can’t believe they get to perform such fun, amazing numbers.

American Idol

Live: Five things learned watching Bucky Covington

Rockingham, N.C., native Bucky Covington placed eighth on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006. Despite being bested by Taylor Hicks, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Elliott Yamin, Covington’s still very much in the public eye. His 2007 self-titled debut currently sits at No. 47 on the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart after 78 weeks, while his third single, the morose ballad “I’ll Walk, ” claims the No. 16 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart after 25 weeks.

Indy Week

David Cook Accompanied by Kimberly Caldwell on Video Shoot

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that American Idol, and Blue Springs, Missouri native, David Cook had a little company during his video shoot for “Light On.”

My Fox KC

Carrie Underwood Adds A Little Christmas Spirit To Carnival Ride

Carrie Underwood released a holiday edition of her album Carnival Ride yesterday (October 21st). Available exclusively at Wal-Mart, the set features the existing Carnival Ride CD, along with a disc containing five Christmas tunes. In addition to Carrie’s rendition of “Do You Hear What I Hear, ” released last year on a multi-artist compilation, fans will enjoy four new recordings: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, ” “The First Noel, ” “What Child Is This, ” and “O Holy Night.”

CJBK

Eye Spy

Katharine McPhee, songstress and American Idol runner up, treated her dancers to dinner at LAVO inside The Palazzo Tuesday evening. In town for a private show, the group dined on Chef Ludo Pizzette Margherita, Grilled Beef Kabob, Chicken Palliard and Chocolate Bread Pudding. After dinner they headed upstairs to a dance floor table in the nightclub.

The Vegas Eye

Candids: Jordin Sparks / Kerry Washington / Meagan Good

The always smiling Jordin Sparks was spotted at the launch party of Nokia Comes With Music at Bloomsbury Ballroom yesterday in London, England.

Singersroom.com

US Idol star in online stalking case

A FORMER American Idol runner-up fears she will never escape a Melbourne woman who has been charged with stalking her online.

The entertainer, Diana DeGarmo, told investigators that “no matter what I do I cannot get away from” Tanya Maree Quattrocchi.

DeGarmo, who lives in Nashville, Tennessee, accused Quattrocchi of stealing her online identity and harassing her friends and family.

The Age

American Idol winners are again everywhere.

Idol is without question the quintessential American populist entertainment experience. During Idol season (Season Eight cranks to life in 2009) “real” people — Joe Sixpack, Jane Winebox, even Louie Liquorbottle or Sadie-Mae Still — can sit on the family sofa/milk crate and cast their valued votes for the singers who they enjoy the most. Mind you, these are not necessarily the singers with the most talent — a kink that has caused the show embarrassment in recent years, but one that has worked out to the benefit of all involved.

Journal Now

Interview: A Conversation With Raine Maida

Were you surprised to have somebody perform one of your songs on American Idol?

I guess, in a way. I don’t really watch the show, so I wasn’t really familiar with that. The day before [the show] I got a call from David, or the management, to get permission. That was a little interesting. [David Cook] is probably a very good advocate for that show, because he’s a real artist.

blogcritics.org

American Idol finalist to star in Syracuse Stage production

Anwar Robinson doesn’t look very different than he did three years ago.

His shoulder-length dreadlocks, fitted sweater and confident smile are just as distinct as they were when he was standing before Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell auditioning for a spot in the fourth season of “American Idol.”

His smooth, classic R&B voice mixed with a Broadway vibe captivated the audience around him at Syracuse Stage Wednesday afternoon, just as it did the large “American Idol” crowds.

Daily Orange.com

Blake Lewis Pulls “Dick Move”

Did Blake Lewis have a local band kicked off the bill for his show last Thursday at the New Brookland Tavern? Lewis tour handlers, according to Ryan Hurley of local outfit Dino-Mech and Tavern owner Mike Lyons, took offense to a flyer made by Dino-Mech and had the band removed from the bill. …Upon arrival, Hurley writes in an email to Free Times, …we were informed by a friendly member of the New Brookland Tavern staff that Blake Lewis (who remained a recluse in his tour bus the entire day) had personally requested to his management that we not be allowed to play because he felt that our flyers were mocking him. Lyons confirms the story, saying Lewis management …felt that the local support poster made fun of Blake and that it was very disrespectful.

Free-Times

Dancing With the Stars Needs to Do Something Other than Add Social Dances and a Non-Ballroom Judge to Spice Up the Show

Is it just me or is this the most boring season thus far of Dancing With the Stars? I don’t know why either — Cody Linley and Julianne Hough’s jitterbug Monday night was one of the best, most crazy fun dances I’ve seen ever on the show. And Cody really does epitomize the perfect contestant for this show: he’s a gangly teen, enthusiastic if sometimes overly goofy, but he has youth — a youthful body and a youthful spirit of invincibility — on his side, not to mention Julianne, who showed her strength as a choreographer this week, really pushing Cody to his limit with some difficult lifts (at one point she jumped into his arms, he immediately dropped her into a rag doll, then ran across the floor still holding her wrapped around his waist and now knocking him on the head) and giving him a great businessman-who-needs-to-let-loose character role.

Huffington Post

Toni Braxton Was “Shocked” She Was Eliminated

Toni Braxton has hung up her dancing shoes – for now.

The singer and her professional dance partner, Alec Mazo were eliminated Tuesday from Dancing with the Stars.

The pair received a score of 22 out of 30 for their swing routine on Monday’s show.

How did Braxton take the elimination?

“She was shocked I’m sure, ” Mazo told Usmagazine.com. “But at the same time, the key for her was to get healthy and at the end of the day, she came on the show to prove to herself that she could dance and be active, and I think she did that.”

US

‹Dancing pros critical of Cheryl Burke weight

…Dancing With the Stars professional Cheryl Burke is facing new criticism over her weight and it not from bloggers, but from her fellow pros.

…(People) look at this show to be inspired and think, ‹If I just work hard enough, I can look like that, Louis Van Amstel, who in …DWTS season 6 was paired with Priscilla Presley, told the new issue of TV Guide. …If they watch someone who dancing her butt off and she still heavy, they can be discouraged. You have to take that responsibility.

Van Amstel and fellow professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy spoke out about Burke weight and that of …Dancing newcomer Lacey Schwimmer in the mag new issue.

MSNBC

Tuesday Dancing: What You Didnt See

Defending the New Kid: Lance Bass may have survived a slip, but the former boy bander wasnt about to take the judges harsh criticism of his partner, newcomer Lacey Schwimmer, laying down. …It was almost a pre-meditated attack, the way that the three of them seemed to know exactly what to say before we even danced, Bass said of his partner verbal paddling. Bass went on to question the judges notion that Lacey, the reigning West Coast swing champion, should have eased up on the complexity of the dance so that he could shine. …Why would you dumb yourself down during any kind of performance? Bass asked in disbelief. …If youre a pro or if youre a celebrity, youre always going to perform your best, perform your heart out, and that what we did.

People

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Cloris Leachman’s fans come through; Toni Braxton goes home

Despite possessing a good deal of innate talent, Toni Braxton had not managed to consistently wow the judges on this season of “Dancing With the Stars, ” and tonight she ended up being eliminated. Given that Cloris Leachman’s fans are obviously stalwart and numerous, I wasn’t entirely surprised that Cloris stayed on, but I was surprised that she wasn’t in the bottom two. Instead, the other couple in the bottom two were Susan Lucci and Tony, which means Susan needs to slip some subliminal messages into “All My Children” so that her fans will call, text, and log on next week to keep her vote count up.

LA Times

Woo Hoo: ‘Celebrity Rehab 2’

t would seem to be the most inexcusably invasive of the celebrity exploiting shows, where once familiar faces are now ravaged and at their worst, for our entertainment.

And certainly the roster for the second season of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, ” starting tonight on VH1 at 10, would seem to have the same lurid appeal as the first.

There’s yet another “American Idol” contestant on the brink, Nikki McKibben, who came in third in season one and is now looks to be second to her mother to drink and drug herself to death (At some point it must be asked: does “Idol” bring out such personalities or is this what happens to some people whose dreams are quashed by the giant show?

Courant

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