Idol Headlines for 6/21/08

David Archuleta’s Dad Will Join Him On Idol Tour

American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, 17, will have close supervision as he hits the road for the summer American Idols Live! Tour. His father Jeff, who had his backstage privileges revoked in the final weeks of Idol, will be on the tour bus with his son and the other top five guys (Michael Johns, David Cook, Chikezie and Jason Castro).


David Cook Points Finger at American Idol Prankster

The top 10 of American Idol’s season seven are coming to the Sprint Center in August, and they’re getting excited.

“Yeah, I like that we get to go reconvene with the top 10 and then go out on the road and meet the people who voted for us and really get to perform without worrying about what Simon has to say, ” said David Cook.

Get the complete report in the video attached in the sidebar of this story.

Jennifer Hudson’s relationship song

Jennifer Hudson says her new song is about her relationship insecurities.

The singer-and-actress, who is releasing ‘Spotlight’ as the first single from her new album, revealed the lyrics were inspired by her love life.

Jennifer, who has been dating James Payton since 1999, told US TV show ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “It definitely tells a story of me and my life. What I sing really happens to me.”

Monsters And Critics

Regulars From American Bandstand Join Radio Broadway 6/30

It was announced today that members of the original AMERICAN BAND STAND will be joining Radio Broadway Presents “The Radio Hits of 1958, ” on Monday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at The Town Hall, Times Square’s landmark concert venue. The show will feature a cast of Broadway stars and American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis performing songs that topped the Billboard charts in the year 1958.


14th annual Vallejo Outreach includes Mandisa performance

Pastor Scott Peterson of Church on the Hill still has a day left of prayer, but he’s already made one: Weather on Saturday that won’t roast thousands of people at the 14th annual Vallejo Outreach and late-afternoon concert by “American Idol” finalist Mandisa.

“Cool weather, ” Peterson said of his wish.

Maybe a group prayer is in order for this one. The Weather Channel predicts a high of 86 in Valllejo, though stranger things have happened in this city.

Times Herald

Get Out

Pride Pittsburgh 2008 kicks into high gear this weekend.

Tonight the annual celebration for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community will offer a bar crawl and a 7:30 p.m. …Passages of Gay Pride reading series at the New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh North Side.

From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, a Pride in the Street party will close a block of Liberty Avenue downtown, for a party featuring …American Idol semi-finalist Kimberly Locke, DJ Escape and Frank Decaro from Sirius Satellite Radio. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.

Times Online

Paula Abdul’s Ex Blames Work for Breakup

After more than a year of dating, Paula Abdul and her restaurateur boyfriend JT Torregiani have split due to their hectic work schedules, his rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“It became too hard to maintain the relationship, ” says Torregiani’s rep, who adds: “They remain best of friends.”


Paula Abdul Says She’s Split With Boyfriend

“American Idol” judge Paula Abdul and restaurant owner J.T. Torregiani have broken up after a year together, her rep told Us Weekly.

The couple parted ways two months ago, and Torregiani has moved out of Abdul’s Los Angeles home, the magazine reported.

Fox News

Simon Cowell may not be Mr Nasty after all

Mandrake hears that the star of Britain’s Got Talent paid for a £2.3 million house for his girlfriend Terri Seymour to ease the pain of their reported separation after five years.

“It certainly ensured that they parted amicably, ” says a friend of Cowell, 48, who now steps out with Jasmine Lennard, the 22-year-old daughter of the former Bond girl Marilyn Galsworthy.

Reality Check: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Puts Dancers in Their Place

It was only a matter of time before I was going to have to take this year “So You Think You Can Dance” finalists off the pedestal I put them on … I just didnt think it would be so soon.

After dazzling us last week by dominating in unfamiliar styles, this week, many of the same dancers crumbled while well within their comfort zones. It was like a group bait-and-switch, and top spot on the fraud list goes to Susie.

Fox News

Susie Garcia and Marquis Cunningham Say Goodbye

I definitely was surprised being eliminated, admitted recently cut …So You Think You Can Dance contestant Susie Garcia during a conference call with the media this morning. …I was looking forward to doing the tour as well. Unfortunately that didnt happen for me.

So, now that her time on the show is over, Susie will be heading back to Miami to resume her life as a high school teacher. And thanks to her time on the show, her students will be especially jazzed to see her. Susie students have supported her tirelessly, sending her scrapbooks and organizing …SYTYCD viewing parties. …They just always would say that they look up to what Ive done, explained Susie.

LA Times

Marquis Cunningham not ‘expecting’ ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ cut

Marquis Cunningham said he was just as surprised that he was eliminated as the studio audience, which gasped and booed at the announcement during last night’s live So You Think You Can dance fourth-season broadcast.

“I was surprised. I wasn’t expecting to go home last night and I wasn’t expecting to go home this early, ” Cunningham told Reality TV World during a Friday conference call.

Reality TV World

Susie Garcia “surprised” about ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ ouster

Susie Garcia concedes she was the “hot” So You Think You Can Dance fourth-season finalist, but also wishes she was able to prove she’s more than that before she was eliminated during last night’s live results show.

“I’ve always been known as that on the show, and I have so much more to offer. I’ve taken modern and ballet and flamenco. It’s a little downfall that they do call me hot, ” she told reporters during a Friday conference call. “But I can’t help what other people see me as. I’m not just the hotness. I take my dance very seriously and I love the art.”

Reality TV World

The evolution of Canadian Idol and host

Every season of Canadian Idol has its own signature. This year’s signature, Ben Mulroney insists, is talent. It’s of a higher calibre than it’s ever been before.

“In all honesty, ” Mulroney said in an interview, “without a hint of hyperbole, I think that if our Top 24 live up to their potential this year, we have the possibility of discovering some true talent.

“And I’m not just talking about talent specific to Idol. I’m talking about talent that will eventually have careers, that people will latch onto.”

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