Idol Headlines for 11/30/08

Jordin Sparks’s Fashion Line Is All Wet

Now, I have nothing against mall shops. H&M, Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Hot Topic, Delia’s, even Target…my closet is stocked with garments from all of these chains. I honestly do not believe anyone needs to buy the pricey designer duds in Elle to look fabulous. But the new Jordin Sparks-designed fashion line for Wet Seal–hitting stores in time for the holiday season–is hideous.

Suffice to say if any American Idol contestant wore Jordin’s Wet Seal dresses on the show, Simon would tear her a new buttonhole. Blech, blech, blech.

You can view–and, if you dare, purchase–Jordin’s 12 new party dresses HERE.

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Jason Castro: Rockwall Heavy Mettle Artist

With his fast-paced performance, writing, recording, and fan communication schedule, catching Jason Castro on one of his rare days off can be challenging. This Rockwall musician who shot to celebrity status almost overnight via the American Idol television competition owes his success not only to his tonal talent but also his musical moxie.

This past spring, millions of American Idol fans cast their votes for this blue-eyed, dreadlocked phenomenon as he performed unique versions of such songs as …Somewhere Over the Rainbow or Leonard Cohen …Hallelujah. Jason made it to the top four of this popular Fox Television competition before being eliminated on May 9.

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Full-tilt ‘Godspell’ full of energy, vitality

“Godspell, ” a New Age-style (now, rather old) musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew, is one of this holiday season’s offerings at Syracuse Stage. This Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak property, which opened on Broadway in 1971, is a series of parables, interspersed with a variety of modern musical compositions, one of which, “Day By Day, ” reached the Billboard pop singles chart in 1972.


OUR VIEW: Easing pain and providing shelter at home

» SUMMARY: Music and shelter are two out-of-the-ordinary ways utilized this past week to meet needs of people in Culpeper.

…American Idol finalist Chris Sligh faced a challenge Saturday night at his concert to honor the memory of Kelsey Orndorff, the 17-year-old Fredericksburg Christian High School senior who died in August en route to his show.

Sligh said he wanted to help bring healing to those here who are still dealing with her death. And, he said, he wanted to rock. Sligh did both, displaying not only musical talent, but also a heart of Christian compassion.

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Britney Spears Faces Simon Cowell Onstage

Though he abstained from criticizing a performance of her latest single …Womanizer, Simon Cowell no-doubt would have offered Britney Spears the following piece of advice: …Perhaps, Britney, if you stopped gyrating around the stage like a complete tart, it wouldnt be so necessary to lip sync. Hated the song too.

Thankfully, Ms Spears was only making a guest appearance on Cowell British reality TV talent show …X Factor Saturday, and not competing.

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The Insider: Morgan interviews Simon Cowell

There are some things you pray will happen in your life, but assume never will, and having Simon Cowell cowering in front of me, with a big live audience watching, and being allowed to ask him anything I liked, would be top of that list.

Well, tonight it happened.

Simon was invited to take part in a Q&A to raise money for the top Jewish children charity, Norwood ‘ and, inexplicably, demanded that I do the interview.

We walked to the stage, the lights dimmed, the crowd ‘ including such luminaries as Sir Philip Green ‘ cheered, I grinned, and Simon panicked. ‹Just be very careful, Morgan, he mouthed silently.


Dancing With The Stars: Samantha Harris Hit Or Miss Hair

Now that the seventh season of …Dancing with the Stars has come to an end, we decided to take a look back at host Samantha Harris and her extravagant outfits. We have come to the conclusion that her hairstyles are either hit or miss. It seems so much attention is paid to dress selection, that her hair is an afterthought. Maybe next season, Rachel Zoe will be a contestant and her assistant Taylor can be Samantha stylist. After the jump, our assessment of five of Samantha hairstyles ¦

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