Cookin’ along, fueled by ‘Idol’
David Cook, victor of the seventh season of “American Idol, ” is in good spirits on the phone from the Albany, N.Y. tour stop of the “American Idols Live” tour. “The response has been great to everyone, ” says the 25-year-old from Blue Springs, Mo.
Cook is currently whirling through the now-familiar frantic schedule of his predessors – playing a nationwide tour with his fellow finalists while jetting off to various studios between gigs to record his debut album with respected producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance) for 19 Recordings/RCA. Cook says the album is slated for release mid-November.
David Cook Goes Out to the Ballgame
“American Idol” winner David Cook is continuing to enjoy the perks his big win brings — he threw out the first pitch today at a New York Mets game.
“I’m a huge sports fan, a big baseball fan and so to be able to do anything like this is always really cool, ” Cook, who was sporting a beard, said of the experience.
David Cook was invited to Shea Stadium by Mets third baseman David Wright, who founded the David Wright Foundation. Cook said, “David [Wright] actually reached out to me towards the end of the [“American Idol”] season, really wanted to try to help out to get my older brother out to the finale and stuff, really reached out and he was cool, and then reached out very recently to invite me out today.”
Former American Idol Brooke White Releases First CD
Brooke White, a former contestant on American Idol has reportedly released her first album. The show contestant who placed in the top five finalists, issued a new album on the label New Millenium Records Group.
White’s new album is called “Songs From the Attic” and is the singer’s first attempt at a full length CD. Also included on the debut CD is two cover songs of poular hits form the past. The song “Dream On” by Aerosmith and Coldplay’s “Yellow” are reported to be included as bonus tracks.
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‘Idol’ hopefuls gather at Kemper ahead of auditions
Hundreds of people lined up outside Kemper Arena for a chance to audition for …American Idol.
Each time people were allowed into the building, they screamed as they entered the doorways. Others posed in front of a paper sign reading …American Idol auditions as their friends snapped photos.
And, if you ask them, they are all going to win.
‹American Idol auditions are in town, but KC already has some winners of its own
What are the chances Kansas City will produce another …American Idol champion?
Slim, even with auditions in town today.
Mad Mugz: Andrew Cook Sings with AI Auditioners
Andrew Cook and his girlfriend, Molly, spent Wednesday morning with MyFoxKC.com talking with American Idol auditioners. Some even sang with him. See for yourself who may make it to Hollywood, and who will most definitely make it on American Idol’s blooper reel.
American Idol David Cook takes batting practice with New York Mets
American Idol winner David Cook took batting practice with the Mets today before their game against the San Diego Padres, and ripped a couple nice hits to right-center field while batting lefthanded under the watchful eye of David Wright.
Cook, 25, who also threw out the first pitch, has the exact same birthday as Wright — Dec. 20, 1982. He grew up playing Legion baseball in Blue Springs, Mo., and was a fan of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs.
Now batting for the Mets … ‘American Idol’ David Cook
It’s a new duo of Davids with Wright subbing in for Archuleta!
American Idol Winner David Cook today dropped by Shea Stadium for batting practice with the players – laughing and bantering with Mets star David Wright … no word yet on whether his swing is up to par with his singing … but here are some more [PHOTOS] of the rising’s stars visit to Flushing.
Archuleta ballad a good start
Last week “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta premiered his new single, “Crush, ” on “The Elvis Duran Morning Show” radio broadcast in New York.
Since then, the show as well as the single have had a load of hits on various Web sites.
While “Crush” isn’t groundbreaking in ushering in a new music fad, the song is unobtrusive and pleasant.
Nigel Lythgoe: ‘American Idol’ exit is sad, but it was time to move on
Nigel Lythgoe said his decision to step down as American Idol’s executive producer was a necessary one, but that apparently didn’t make the break-up any easier.
“I’m really sad even talking about it, ” said Lythgoe during a Thursday’s broadcast of Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show.
“It is one of those things that’s a love of your life that you need to give up, purely and simply because I have to move on and the program has to move on as well. I hope they don’t tweak it too much because it’s a very simple format and that’s the beauty of it.”
Cook keeping busy with tour, new album
After a long journey on “American Idol” – that often left her anxiously waiting in the bottom three – Kristy Lee Cook was finally voted off the show on April 16. But that was hardly the end of the road for the aspiring country artist.
As if the frenzy of “American Idol” was not enough, in the months following the show, Cook signed with Arista Nashville Records, produced her first single and made her first professional album.
Magazine scene: Kat McPhee offers her relationship rules
While we weren’t her biggest fan during her stint on “American Idol, ” we can’t deny that Katharine McPhee is pretty good looking. And we’re sure most men agree. So, it’s no surprise Men’s Health has her revealing her “relationship rules” in the magazine’s August issue. Here they are; listen up boys:
-Pay attention to detail. Leave her notes; take notice of her efforts to wear lingerie in the bedroom.
American Idol legends support troops in Southwest Asia
Justin Guarini, a former “American Idol” participant, signs autographs for Maj. Shelia Phillips-Hicks, from St. Robert, Mo., at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Aug 6. Guarini earned second place during the first season of the hit television series. He was beginning a support tour of U.S. military installations in Southwest Asia; also on the idol tour: Gina Glocksen, Brandon Rogers and Nadia Turner.
Sanjaya leaves fans screaming for more!
The most recent manifestation of Sanjaya-mania comes from the Mohegun Sun Casino in New Haven, Connecticut, where Sanjaya gave a live performance (August 6).
Sanjaya reportedly performed two singles from his forthcoming debut album, including the one which can be seen here.
Doin’ it for her fans
Six hundred miles and a poor phone connection couldnt disguise the exhaustion in Kellie Pickler voice.
During a recent interview with the 22-year-old country music star and former …American Idol season five finalist, it was apparent that she had witnessed more energy-suffused days. But with hints of her Southern belle charm, the singer managed to yawn her way through the 20-minute question and answer session.
Jordin Sparks and a Host of Teen Celebrities Gather for the Do Something 101 School Supply Volunteer Event
Today, Jordin Sparks demonstrated an easy way for every teen to be an American Idol – with no singing skills required.
Sparks joined hundreds of teen volunteers gathered at the Staples Center in support of Do Something 101, a campaign to collect school supplies for students in need, created by DoSomething.org and Staples, Inc.
‘Drowsy’ AIDS benefit
Members of the cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” and a few friends will perform a one-night benefit cabaret show for the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Club Fugazi. The as-yet-unnamed members of the touring company, performing in the Best of Broadway series at the Orpheum Theatre through Aug. 17, will be joined by Susan Anton and “American Idol” celebs Constantine Maroulis and Vonzell Solomon on the cozy stage where “Beach Blanket Babylon” usually performs. Tickets ($20-$100) at (415) 421-4222. – Robert Hurwitt
Elliott Yamin to appear at The Diamond Aug. 15
Elliott Yamin — Richmond’s 2006 “American Idol” finalist who has since forged a successful recording career and now lives in Los Angeles — will sing the national anthem at the Richmond Braves’ final Friday night game at The Diamond on Aug. 15.
Prior to the game — around 5:45 p.m. inside The Diamond — Yamin will greet those interested in free diabetes screenings, part of his role as an ambassador of the Inspired by Diabetes campaign.
Yamin has lived with diabetes for more than 14 years.
For more information, visit www.rbraves.com or call (804) 262-8100 for tickets.
Ryan Seacrest’s name added to New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
In the Lame Title Department, ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve show will now be called Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.
I dunno…couldn’t they have come up with something snappier? Like maybe Dick and Ryan’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve … oh never mind.
SYTYKD Robert Muraine Ikea Commercial
Former SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE almost-contestant, Robert Muraine, has a series of new Ikea commercials that are all kinds of awesome. He so good at what he does and Im glad he been able to showcase his talent in places other than the streets of Santa Monica. This commercial is tailor made for Robert talents.
‘So You Think You Can Dance’: And the Winner Is…
Joshua Allen, the 19-year-old hip-hopper from Fort Worth, Texas, won the title of ”America’s Favorite Dancer” for season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance.
The season finale kicked off with the season’s top 20 dancers reunited on stage for a hip-hop routine that ended with the final four contestants ‘ Allen, Stephen ”Twitch” Boss, Courtney Galiano, and Katee Shean ‘ standing above the rest. Courtney, pegged as the underdog early on, was the first to be dismissed. Katee was next, finishing in third place overall, but receiving a $50, 000 prize as the top female finisher. That left Joshua and Twitch, the two hip-hop performers who joked during Wednesday night’s show about their rivalry, as the finalists for the title, $250, 000, and a role in Step Up 3D.
Reality Check: America Gets It Right as Joshua Allen Wins ‹So You Think You Can Dance
It was a “So You Think You Can Dance” season of excitement, suspense and even heartache, but in the end America got it right. Joshua Allen has been crowned “America favorite dancer” and it not hard to see why.
The guy is built like a football player, dances like a thug, talks like a gentleman and cries like a baby. More importantly, at 19 he can perform any style of dance and make it look like he been doing it for years, all without any extensive training.