Idol Headlines for 11/08/09

Flamboyant Idol likes to make fans feel sexy

LOS ANGELES’”’I did this myself, yeah, ‘  Adam Lambert said with a smile, amused at a female reporter’s question on who dressed him up or styled him today. ‘This is out of my own closet. I like clothes so ‘ ¦’ 

‘This’  is his version of glam rock’”pinstriped jacket, T-shirt with Marilyn Monroe’s image, skinny jeans and silver boots. The look is completed by his trademark dark eyeliner ringing those blue eyes, spiky hair, black nails and striking rings on each hand.

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‘American Idol’ Alum Danny Gokey Debuts Country Single ‘It’s Only’

Earlier this year, “American Idol” third-place finisher Danny Gokey made waves when he said he was thinking of releasing a country album. Turns out, he wasn’t joking, eventually signing a deal with RCA’s Nashville label.

And on Friday (November 6), fans finally got to hear his first foray into the genre, when he debuted “It’s Only, ” a swooning, countrified ballad on Milwaukee radio station FM 106.1.

Kris Allen’s Time Is Running Out

It’s no fancy-schmancy album cover art, but it sure is pretty.

American Idol champ Kris Allen has unveiled the music video for his first single, “Live Like We’re Dying, ” and overall, it’s pretty standard. A guitar-wielding Allen performs his song in the middle of the desert on a larger-than-life-size digital clock, while countless unexplained tattered and torn curtains blow in the wind around him.

Former ‘Idol’ contestant joins ‘Thriller’

MEMPHIS, Nov. 7 (UPI) — Former “American Idol” contestant Gedeon McKinney said he is “living the dream” touring Europe with a production of “Thriller Live.”

The Memphis native said being chosen to join the touring production of Britain’s version of the Broadway musical as an understudy was a major career opportunity, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported Saturday.

“Now I’m living my dream, ” McKinney, 21, said.

Kelly Clarkson Rocks the Hard Rock!

Former “American Idol” champ Kelly Clarkson performed to a packed house at the The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday night, and ET has the details on how she celebrated after the show.

Clarkson was spotted hanging out with about 30 friends at the Wasted Space club, where she sipped on Stoli Blueberry and danced the night away.


Kellie Pickler puts wiring skills to good use on ‘Extreme Makeover’

Kellie Pickler put her country-girl sensibilities to use recently when she pitched in to help build a house for the Terpenning family on the hit ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Actually, she says demolishing the old house was her favorite part: “It was the only chance I’ve ever had to walk into a house with a sledge hammer and bust holes in walls. I busted a toilet and water went shooting everywhere. Thank the Lord that was the only thing that flew out.”


CHAPEL HILL — Just as people began to wonder when the parade was going to start, the pounding drums of the Tar Heel marching band could be heard coming around the corner.

And from that moment on, things were jumping in Chapel Hill Saturday.

The Weather Channel wasn’t the only network on campus this week. On Thursday, the Food Network filmed a segment on campus with guest chefs Patti Thorp, the chancellor’s wife, American Idol sixth place finisher and UNC Chapel Hill alum Anoop Desai, and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp.

Herald Sun

Harmon: ‘NCIS’ Success Due to Camaraderie

ON THE PERSONAL SIDE: Sexy 25-year-old Katharine McPhee admits the intensity of her career isn’t always easy on her 21-month-old marriage to actor-producer Nick Cokas ‘” aka the man who got her to try out for ‘American Idol.’  But then, ‘Marriage is definitely not easy. I’ve never met anyone who said marriage was easy.

‘He actually travels with me, ‘  adds the singer, who’s been on a radio promo tour for her ‘Had it All’  and ‘Say Goodbye’  singles and upcoming ‘Unbroken’  album. ‘I actually like him as well as love him; he’s my best friend so it’s great to have him around.’  As far as whether her hubby, who’s nearly two decades older than she, ever gets jealous of all the male attention coming her way, the singer answers in the negative. ‘He’s the most non-jealous type I’ve ever met. I say, ‘OK, you can get a little jealous, ‘ but he doesn’t.’ 

Jax Observer

Think-you-can-dancers wow fans at E Center

WEST VALLEY CITY ‘” More than a quarter billion votes were cast in season five of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance?” and, from the sold-out status of Saturday night’s 2009 tour performance, many of those votes were thanks to Utah’s enthusiastic fan base.

Set up in the same format as the reality show dance competition, the show included commentary from host Cat Deeley, video clips of the season’s worst dancers and live performances from the season’s best dancers.

Caitlin Kinney and Phillip Chbeeb were special guests of the night, despite being eliminated from the show without reaching the top 10.

Deseret News


The x Factor house has been rocked by a series of bitter rows between contestants… fuelled by mounting jealousy at the Jedward twins’ success.

In public they pose for pictures looking happy and insist they are all friends.

But many of the last eight acts are barely on speaking terms – with John and Edward Grimes at the centre of ructions in the £6million eight-bedroom house.

And rival performers are infuriated that the WORSE the twins perform on the show, the MORE popular they become.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we can reveal:

X Factor: Who are VIEWERS gonna call as laughing Simon Cowell admits Jedward are ‘sort of good’

They emerged onstage to pantomime boos from the rowdy X Factor audience.

But it seems that Jedward may have finally won over their harshest critic.

In movie week their cartoonish version of the Ghostbusters theme tune brought a smile to the face of Simon Cowell. And he grudgingly admitted: ‘This was sort of good.’


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