Idol Headlines for 1/20/09

‘Idol’s’ Bikini Girl Was a Former Hooters Girl

Fans of American Idol infamous bikini girl will hardly be surprised to learn her former profession: Hooters girl.

Katrina Darrell, the 21-year-old from California, was recently fired from a West Covina branch of the popular restaurant for leaving repeatedly during the middle of a shift, is reporting.

…All Katrina ever talked about was becoming famous, one of her friends said. …Her one aim in life was to make it in Hollywood.

FOX News

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

What’s Up With Constantine Maroulis

With show-stopping renditions of songs like Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, ‘ Constantine Maroulis helped pave the way for future rockers like Chris Daughtry and David Cook. Together with Bo Bice, he redefined the show’s style of music.

Nearly four years after finishing season 4 in sixth place, Constantine has found success in the theater, starring in such musical hits as ‘The Wedding Singer’ and ‘Rock of Ages, ‘ a show that incorporates songs by Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx and more. He’s stayed in the ‘Idol’ universe as a correspondent on Fox Reality Channel’s ‘American Idol Extra.’


New AMERICAN IDOL judge KARA DioGUARDI has found an unusual family link – daytime U.S. TV personality REGIS PHILBIN is her cousin.

The pair’s ancestors both hailed from the small town of Greci, Italy during the 18th and 19th centuries, DioGuardi discovered.

But Philbin failed to recognise the link until the Idol judge appeared on his U.S. chat show Live with Regis + Kelly on Monday (19Jan09), when producers handed him a detailed family tree showing the two were in fact distant relatives.
And songwriter DioGuardi was quick to seal their bond, extending an invitation to Philbin to her upcoming wedding to boyfriend Mike MCCuddy, who proposed to the star earlier this month (Jan09).

Contact Music

Sanjaya to promote new book on Long Island

Hair today, gone tomorrow? That’s not the case for Sanjaya Malakar, the Season 6 “American Idol” finalist as well known for the weekly restyling of his tresses (ponyhawk, anyone?) as his musical performances. He was the darling of the preteen set, culminating in the memorable hysterics of “crying girl” Ashley Ferl. And, along with Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson, he is among a handful of former “Idol” contestants who are as well-known as the people who actually won the competition.


Kelly Clarkson Hooked On World’s Hottest Drug of Choice

As I wait with fingers akimbo on my iPod for Kelly Clarkson’s new album to drop, I am finding myself with a dearth of pop culture activities to fill my free time. OK, that’s totally untrue but I needed an intro for this story.

Any whosit, Kelly is not having the same problem since she has become addicted to Hollywood’s latest drug of choice — “Twilight!” Yes, only four months after the rest of the world, Kelly is finally making her way through all four novels that chronicle Bella and Edward’s love.

NY Post

Presidential Idol: The dream becomes reality

Back in March, I wrote what became the first in a series of articles comparing the 2008 political season with ‘American Idol.’ As we moved through the primaries and the general campaign, I found myself intrigued by the charismatic appeal of Barack Obama and the “fandom” that he built, and continued to make the comparisons.

Unlike ‘Idol, ‘ however, Obama’s winning is not the end of the story – far from it. His inauguration takes reality TV to an entirely new level! And tonight, on the eve of this historic event, I am moved to share my own feelings about what is about to occur. Please, allow me to indulge, and I promise to get back to covering ‘Idol’ Tuesday night!

New judge signs on as ‘Idol’ tries to regain ratings

Here we go again.

Another long, twice-a-week pilgrimage to the May coronation of a new singing idol.

TV’s reigning heavyweight champ, American Idol, launched its eighth season last week, determined to reinvigorate the franchise.

Though still the top show by a wide margin, Idol saw its audience decline week by week last season right up until the climactic showdown between David Cook and David Archuleta, which drew an encouraging 31.7 million viewers, the third most-watched finale in the Fox singing contest’s history.

The Idol producers are clearly looking to halt the regular-season slide.

Chikezie — I’m Too Busy For Barack

“American Idol” wannabeen Chikezie says he would have gone to D.C. for the inauguration but “a few things popped up.” Like what … seriously?


‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Roncalli senior travels to D.C. for today’s inauguration, ball

After watching Obama’s inauguration, Binversie will don a purple and silver ball gown and spend the evening at the Black Tie Gala Inaugural Ball. Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry will perform.

Four years ago, President George W. Bush made an appearance at the ball. Binversie hopes that Obama will follow the tradition, she said.

“I know he will have a busy schedule, but I am crossing my fingers, ” she said.


Who Is That On The Phone? It’s Clay Aiken For Charity!

Do you want to have Clay Aiken answer your phone? Well, now is your chance, with a new auction being run by the singer very own charity.

The Bubel/Aiken Foundation addresses areas of the disability community traditionally under-served, providing services and financial assistance, creating awareness, and recognizing ‹Champions of Change. It was established by Aiken ‘ a UNICEF Ambassador who has traveled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia and Kabul and Bamyan in Afghanistan, raising awareness and funds in support of education ‘ after working with 13-year-old Mike Bubel while pursuing a career in special education.

As well as the chance to win a personal voice recording made by Aiken for your mobile phone, you can also bid on prizes such as the original score of …Proud of Your Boy recorded and signed by Clay Aiken for Disney special edition release of the hit Aladdin, as well the original stool used by Aiken on his …Soft Rock and a Hard Place Tour with local symphonies in 2007. Also up for sale are hockey jerseys signed by the singer and golf packages.

Look to the

“So You Think You Can Dance” National Talent Search Auditions For Season 5

The casting directors for the hit FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance” are currently holding open casting calls throughout the USA for contestants to compete for the $250, 000 grand prize.

The Emmy-nominated show was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and comes from 19 Entertainment Ltd. and dick clark productions. It is executive-produced by Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe and Barry Adelman.

Those who spark the judges’ interest during auditions will be invited to call-backs, where they will work with top choreographers. During the call-back week, the judges choose the Top 20 dancers who will continue in the competition.

You must be prepared to stay for an extra two days for potential call backs.

Open casting call locations and dates:

Reality Auditions

About mj santilli 34833 Articles
Founder and editor of, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!