Idol Headlines for 1/07/08


Coked-Up Idol is Dr. Drew’s Problem Now

After one of his former celebrity patients fought a cop and puked in her cell, a judge has decided to to allow Dr. Drew one last chance to help the pregnant, fallen “American Idol” finalist Jessica Sierra get her life straightened out.

With her family and the “Loveline” doc at her side, a Tampa, Florida judge cut a deal with the season four star Monday morning, giving her three years probation — as long as she completes a one-year stint at Dr. Drew’s Pasadena, Calif. treatment center. If she fails the program, Sierra will go back to jail.


Jessica Sierra arraignment scheduled for Monday

TAMPA — Former “American Idol” star Jessica Sierra will be in Hillsborough County court Monday, to hear charges she violated her probation.

Investigators say the charges stem from an incident December 1st in Ybor City, where a drunken Sierra was kicked out of the Full Moon Saloon, then allegedly harassed people on the street before struggling with police.

Sierra has been at the Falkenberg Road jail since her arrest in December. She’s being held with no bond, on charges of disorderly intoxication, opposing an officer, cocaine possession and felony battery.


Six Questions for Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is not the first celebrity to hold a golf tournament as a charity fund-raiser. But he may be the first one who doesn’t actually golf. At all.

“I am barely a putt-putt golfer, ” said the American Idol finalist and advocate, who nonetheless is coming to Mirasol Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens today for the first-ever “Golf For Inclusion” tournament to benefit his Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which seeks inclusion for young people with special needs.

Palm Beach Post

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In Step With…Randy Jackson

Since the 51-year-old has three kids, I started off by asking if hed permit his own children to enter Idol, an experience I called …the meat grinder.

…Yes, he said. …I would, if they truly wanted to try. Oh, my god, you may think were tough, but the public is tougher. Mick Jagger had it hard at first. They threw stuff at Prince when he was an opening act. People will say, ‹What big ears, I dont like that nose, look at her hair, even before they listen to the music.

Randy Jackson’s Hit List

Happy New Year!!!

What’s Up Party People,

Happy New Year and Happy American Idol. I can’t wait for season seven to kick off in a couple days and I’m predicting a “Guy” winner this year!. Make sure you catch my weekly Idol Confidential on “THE HIT LIST” for all the inside scoop on this years Idol.

As Scripts Run Out, Reality Kicks In

The Hollywood writers’ strike, which has been wreaking havoc on late-night TV since early November, is now breaking out in prime time like a bad rash.

Pockmarks created by vanishing scripted shows are being filled with reality-series concealer. Beloved Oscar-walk-up trophy shows are succumbing — the Screen Actors Guild said on Friday that its members would not cross picket lines to attend this weekend’s Golden Globes ceremony broadcast on NBC.

In about two weeks, watch for the cataclysm of reality shows in the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour, when CBS’s “Power of 10” meets NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” meets ABC’s “Wife Swap” meets Fox’s “American Idol” meets CW’s “Crowned.”


Back to reality

While they wait for The Hills, viewers can enjoy what was perhaps an inevitable addition to the reality genre: Celebrity Rehab. Premiering on January 10, it features Brigitte Nielsen, Daniel Baldwin and former American Idol finalist Jessica Sierra trying to get clean and sober with the help of a doctor called Drew Pinsky.

Offering up a new crop of celebrities ready to be recycled into the rehab and reality stream later in their careers, American Idol returns on January 15 and will doubtless remain the highest rated show in America.

The Guardian

There’s this naughty British man…

It’s January and that means Paula Abdul and her pals from “American Idol” will be starting a new season on Jan. 15-16 (WJBK-TV, Channel 2, Fox).Ladies Home Journal felt it necessary to chat her up for the February issue and she emoted on:What ‘Idol’ has taught her: “I have a strength I didn’t know I had. It’s a live program, and a naughty British man is constantly making people think there’s something weird in my Coca-Cola cup. But I’m proud of myself. I always figure out a way to swim.”

Gossip Gal Delivers The Gossip

When I read TMZ earlier this week I was shocked! There was a report on , the former American Idol who made girls swoon, hosting a bingo night in Wisconsin. Wasnt he suppose to have a development deal with FOX???

Note to Chris Daughtry. If you have a song a that is supposed to be in a movie but doesnt make it, dont leak it to the press. The New York Post had a story about this mid-week. Seems Daughtry was suppose to have a song in National Treasure that was cut because it wasnt necessary. Chris, congratulations on the opportunity and maybe youll make it next time!


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