Idol Headlines for 8/15/10

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Paula Cook ‘Humiliated’ By Husband’s Alleged Affair with Fantasia Barrino

All Paula Cook wanted was to have a happy life with husband Antwaun and their children – but her husband’s alleged affair with Fantasia Barrino ruined all that, according to Paula’s attorney.

“She is saddened and disheartened by the end of her marriage, ” divorce attorney Tamela Wallace tells PEOPLE. “She’s embarrassed, and humiliated and distressed by the lack of respect that was shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino.”

Read more at People

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Adam Lambert: Lace-Up Crotch!

Adam Lambert packs up the goods and steps out in a pair of black pants with a lace-up crotch on Saturday (August 14) in Montreal, Canada.

See the photos at Just Jared

‘American Idol’ Fans Want Jennifer Lopez, Shania Twain As Judges

“American Idol” fans are very opinionated when it comes to the judging panel.

Auditions for the 10th season are in full swing, however, as the Fox hit continues to comb the country for new talent, producers still have not confirmed a final judges lineup. Fans waiting to check out the American Idols Live! Tour in Los Angeles on Friday (August 13), offered suggestions about who should dish out feedback when the next season kicks off.

Read more at MTV

American Idol Finalist says show could be a good thing without Simon Cowell

Jeffrey Ross — ‘Idol’ Judge Aspirations Are No Joke

Ross says he would “do anything” to be on the show and that he feels Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler don’t have what it takes to be critical of the contestants. He told us, “I would be the tough love guy. Do you J.Lo is going to be able to tell people they stink? I’ll be able to do that in a loving way.”

It couldn’t be any worse than his stint on “Dancing With the Stars.”

TMZ

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‘Glee’: Did Lea Michele just tip the Super Bowl episode?

“Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy has said the show is negotiating with a “big” male musical artist for the post-Super Bowl episode in February. He hasn’t named names yet — but the show’s star has.

Emmy nominee Lea Michele floated a name in a recent interview, and it’s a guy who has a little bit of history with the Super Bowl: Justin Timberlake.

Read more at Zap2it

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43 Comments

  1. Fantasia better hope Mrs. Cook doesn’t file suit. A suburban mom and special Ed teacher is going to have the sympathy of the jury before the first witness gets on the stand. Fantasia looks like an entitled, immoral celebrity and that’s not going to fly with a southern town jury. Also, civil cases have a lesser burden of proof than criminal trials. Her lawyer only has to show that by “preponderance of the evidence” that Fantasia was involved with her husband before the marriage fell apart. The anniversary trip issue looks really bad.

    The law might be archaic but it IS the law and I won’t feel sorry for Fanny if Mrs. Cook plays hardball with her. On the other hand, the jury and public isn’t going to like it if Fantasia’a lawyer plays hardball with Paula Cook, which also leads me to think Fantasia is in big, big trouble if a case is filed.

  2. The saying “Love is Blind” Fantasia is going to pay for this one more ways then one. I just feel bad for the children involved .

    “Adam Lambert laced up crotch” the title did get my attention .

  3. Mrs. Cook talks about the lack of respect shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino? Umm…yeah, maybe that’s true but I’d say MR. COOK also showed a lack of respect for HIS marriage. Why does it seem that all the blame is being aimed at Fantasia? It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’…

  4. MargieG:
    08/15/2010 at 11:49 am
    Mrs. Cook talks about the lack of respect shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino? Umm…yeah, maybe that’s true but I’d say MR. COOK also showed a lack of respect for HIS marriage. Why does it seem that all the blame is being aimed at Fantasia? It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’…

    That is exactly what I thought too. Yes Fantasia did her part but what about the HUSBAND? He was the one married, not Fantasia. We have no idea if he told her any lies or not. But that is not the point I know, but 70% of the blame falls on the husband. Women always put the blame on the other woman, but hardly never the man? I just don’t get it!

  5. …Fantasia looks like an entitled, immoral celebrity and that’s not going to fly with a southern town jury.

    I think it wouldn’t fly with any town jury. Mrs. Cook’s lawyers statement has “lawsuit” written all over it.

    Why does it seem that all the blame is being aimed at Fantasia? It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’…

    Because in North Carolina there are two civil laws that can be brought against the lover of the spouse. One is Alienation of Affection and the other is Criminal Conversation. Criminal Conversation is easier to prove than Alienation of Affection.

    The husband gets screwed in the divorce action, so to speak. ;)

    Divorce is serious business in North Carolina. It takes a year to get divorced!

  6. Mrs. Cook talks about the lack of respect shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino? Umm…yeah, maybe that’s true but I’d say MR. COOK also showed a lack of respect for HIS marriage. Why does it seem that all the blame is being aimed at Fantasia? It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’

    I think that argument is more designed to excuse Fantasia and it doesn’t wash with me. Although given Fantasia’s reported statements on the phone to Mrs. Cook, it’s clear that she also holds an attitude of “it’s not MY fault yo man wanted me bitch!”

    I don’t see anybody painting Mr. Cook as innocent or letting him off easy. His wife has already sued him for alimony, child support, and custody. He’s a dog, that’s a given.

    Yes it takes two to tango but Fantasia is the public figure so of course the stories are going to be centered on her. The ONLY innocent party is Mrs. Cook (and those kids) and if she decides to skin both of their lying, sneaking around asses that’s her right.

  7. There is a reason for all the Fanfare regarding Fantasia and her alleged illicit affair. After all she is a celebrity of sorts and nobody ever heard of the guy in question. We don’t know what kind of punishment awaits him but I am sure the guy will pay dearly for his actions, paying through the nose with cold, hard cash. That gets to them every time.

  8. Itunes is selling Jackie Evancho’s ( the little 10 yo girl on AGT) album Prelude To A Dream on it’s site- she also has a main banner. It’s already #9, lol.

  9. Sparkles, I have lived in NC for 30 years, actually about an hour from where Fantasia is from, and I am well aware of NC laws, my only argument with all this is she is not solely to blame. And to Niall, I am CERTAINLY not trying to excuse her. I’m really not even a fan of hers and I think she is as much to blame as he is but as AmericanIdol8 said, we don’t know the whole story or what he may have told her regarding his marriage. It’s just a bad situation all around and yes, his wife is the only innocent party in all of this.

  10. Putting aside how and the way this all came about, which everyone agrees has nothing to do with grace, honesty, respect, civil etc. Mrs Cook can be glad to find out now rather than later, that her husband didn´t love her and now she has the opportunity to find her true sole mate and GENUINE love. No “other” woman can be blamed. If the true love was there, no “other” woman, Fantasia or some other, would change that. So, could be a blessing in disguise.

    Because in North Carolina there are two civil laws that can be brought against the lover of the spouse. One is Alienation of Affection and the other is Criminal Conversation. Criminal Conversation is easier to prove than Alienation of Affection.

    If there is a law that can be brought against the lover of the spouse, that imo, is ridiculous! How can someone else than the spouse be responsible for his own actions?

  11. Itunes is selling Jackie Evancho’s ( the little 10 yo girl on AGT) album Prelude To A Dream on it’s site- she also has a main banner. It’s already #9, lol.

    That kid creeps me out when she sings. She’s obviously going to be the next big singing sensation but all I see is an opera singing robot-child. LOL

    Mrs Cook can be glad to find out now rather than later, that her husband didn´t love her and now she has the opportunity to find her true sole mate and GENUINE love.

    If on top of that Fantasia ends up marrying that loser, I think that sounds like an appropriate ending to the whole sordid mess. Antwaun Cook doesn’t love anyone but himself and maybe Fantasia needs to find herself on the other end of things someday.

  12. I can’t believe that story about Adam. WTF :/

    And what story would that be? That he went partying, and showed up for his morning promo in the same clothes? That he had a nice time in Canada? The Jared site news didn’t have a news story, only pics.

  13. I can’t believe that story about Adam. WTF :/

    The lace up pants? What’s the big deal. He looks hot, IMO. The Philly pics? So he had a good time. Like he said “I got needs”, LOL.

  14. The ONLY innocent party is Mrs. Cook (and those kids) and if she decides to skin both of their lying, sneaking around asses that’s her right.

    Mrs. Cook will undoubtedly be successful in taking both her husband and Fantasia to the cleaners. She’s in the catbird seat for that, and they don’t have even a shred of logical defense for their actions.

  15. That kid creeps me out when she sings. She’s obviously going to be the next big singing sensation but all I see is an opera singing robot-child. LOL

    I never watched the video of her until yesterday, and I can see why people were calling up the show and thinking it was all fake. That voice does NOT match that body.

    Regardless, AGT has much more smarts than AI when it comes to promo. They don’t take down her youtubes, and they even give her a banner on Itunes. THAT is how you become a youtube sensation.

  16. I don’t know who’s training that little girl, but they need to stop. They are ruining a potentially great voice. The positioning of her mouth and the way she “swallows” her sound is really, REALLY bad. Parents! get her to a GOOD vocal coach!

  17. Unconfirmed as of yet, but someone got an email saying that Archie would be a guest on Celtic Woman’s PBS Xmas special.

    http://t3rsd.th8.us/

    Subject: Méav Newsletter August 2010

    Christmas comes early with PBS!

    Méav is delighted to announce that she will be performing in a new Christmas
    TV special for PBS. The concert reunites Méav with her former Celtic Woman
    colleague Orla Fallon, who is presenting this collection of Christmas
    classics. Orla’s other guest for the evening is the gifted young singer
    David Archuleta of American Idol fame. The TV special will be filmed in the
    Polk Theater, Nashville, Tennessee on September 2nd at 7pm.

    more at link

  18. NEW SHOW announced for Kris

    August 23: WVU Fall Fest 2010 featuring Ludacris, Maroon 5, Kris Allen, VV Brown RJD2 and Super Mash Bros. Morgantown, WV 15 minutes ago via TweetDeck

  19. Unconfirmed as of yet, but someone got an email saying that Archie would be a guest on Celtic Woman’s PBS Xmas special.

    Celtic Woman Meav confirms the news at her site http://www.meav.com:

    The concert reunites Méav with her former Celtic Woman colleague Orla Fallon, who is presenting this collection of Christmas classics. Orla’s other guest for the evening is the gifted young singer David Archuleta of American Idol fame.

    Orla Fallon also confirms it through her site http://www.orlafallon.com:

    I also have some very exciting news to announce in that I am filming two PBS Specials in September. It’s been hard to keep the news quiet, but I’m delighted that I can at last tell you that the first will be filmed at the beautiful Polk Theatre in Nashville on September 2. It’s a Christmas Show and I am thrilled to announce that I will be joined by former Celtic Woman Meav and American Idol sensation David Archuleta. It will be the first time for Meav and I to perform together since our CW days so it will be very special. We are both really excited about working with David, who is an extraordinary talent.

  20. It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’…

    Yep it does and both of the dancers can look in the mirror and point their fingers and see the guilty parties. I have no sympathy for either of them. You play, you pay.

  21. Yep it does and both of the dancers can look in the mirror and point their fingers and see the guilty parties. I have no sympathy for either of them. You play, you pay.

    Exactly!

  22. There’s only one reason why a lawyer releases a statement like the one about Mrs. Cook. Fantasia’s screwed, and she can’t file bankruptcy this time to get out of it.

  23. Well Fantasia and Mr. Cook are the only ones who really know what he did or didn’t say regarding his marriage status. However, he is the one who took the vows when he married and unless Fantasia raped him, then he’s the one who broke his marriage vows….I put the blame squarely on him. No one makes you cheat. You cheat because you choose to. Plenty of men or women find someone else attractive at one time or another and don’t break their vows. If it wasn’t her then it would have been with someone else.

  24. Paula Cook has my sympathy and empathy. Cheating husband and Fantasia get zero from me.

  25. Mrs. Cook talks about the lack of respect shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino? Umm…yeah, maybe that’s true but I’d say MR. COOK also showed a lack of respect for HIS marriage. Why does it seem that all the blame is being aimed at Fantasia? It takes 2 to tango! Just sayin’…

    Thank you. Fantasia showed more disrespect for herself by getting involved with a married man, who obviously didn’t care enough about his wife or kids to either try and fix or end the marriage. Fantasia isn’t the one who broke made and broke vows to Mrs. Cook, but it’s always easier to deal with the other person, instead of the real source of the problem.

  26. There’s only one reason why a lawyer releases a statement like the one about Mrs. Cook. Fantasia’s screwed, and she can’t file bankruptcy this time to get out of it.

    Not necessarily. Most people think these alienation of affection lawsuits are stupid, and Fantasia is so popular in NC that I wouldn’t be surprised if the jury gives Mrs. Cook exactly one dollar.

  27. However, he is the one who took the vows when he married and unless Fantasia raped him, then he’s the one who broke his marriage vows….I put the blame squarely on him.

    He did something wrong. Fantasia helped him do something wrong. She aided and abetted at least even if she didn’t actually entice him. But for all we know, she may have done that. I don’t think she has too much character for it.

  28. larc:
    08/15/2010 at 5:35 pm

    He did something wrong. Fantasia helped him do something wrong. She aided and abetted at least even if she didn’t actually entice him. But for all we know, she may have done that. I don’t think she has too much character for it.

    While I agree married people are married until divorced, so it doesn’t matter what they intend, you shouldn’t get involved until the divorce is done. However, many people lie about their marriage status.

    I still say you are only enticed if you want to be. I’m not saying she was with out some fault. But I do not buy the “oh I couldn’t help myself she made it impossible to say no!”. Sorry, doesn’t fly. Say no and keep the fly zipped. Bottom line HE KNEW he was married and he chose to cheat.

  29. I don’t know what this means, if anything, but HitPredictor tweeted this:

    HitPredictor
    #@bushy0tailed Very positive! Potential to break top 10 on the Top 40 and top 5 in Hot AC :)

    in response to this question…

    BushyOtailed

    #@hitpredictor speaking of songs I adore, how are listeners reacting to @KrisAllen’s Alright With Me?? 10:59 AM Aug 13th via web

  30. I don’t judge Fantasia ‘cuz I don’t know the story – I just can’t work up moral indignation and outrage over other people’s personal affairs. When people are in love/lust logic can fly out the window and the blame game is pointless. The kind of laws we’re talking about here seem archaic and ridiculous to me. If there’s going to be a divorce, get the lawyers busy on that.

  31. Ozarko, thanks for the news about David singing in the Celtic women special. That is exciting. I think David will be singing from that Christmas album for years.

  32. Pleeeze pleeeze pleeeze let it be when the Dolphins are playing the Bears!

  33. Jason Castro tweeted: “flying out tonight, headed to nashville! gonna be recording some of my new songs”

  34. unconfirmed, but Lizzie reportedly told someone that The Truth music video will premiere on VH1

  35. Hmmmmm….Are Kris and Lee performing together I wonder..or on different weekends? I remember the Dolphins Tailgate thing last yr was when Kris played his new stuff for the first time. I wonder if Lee is doing the same?

  36. It would be interesting if Kris and Lee performed on the same day (yay for another duet!) but it would probably be seperately. Can’t wait for The Truth video, hope it is good!

  37. As far as the Dolphin’s gig, Lee’s album is tentatively scheduled to be released 10/26. The Dolphins have two games in Oct. 10/4 & 10/24. that may be good to promote his album release. Kris’ current schedule ends 9/9 with the Hall of Fame induction but he is tentitively scheduled to be performing for the troops the end of September. Kris & Lizzie have both talked about Kris’ tour being extended through October.

    Dolphins Home Schedule
    09/26 N.Y. JETS
    10/04 NEW ENGLAND
    10/24 PITTSBURGH
    11/14 TENNESSEE
    11/18 CHICAGO
    12/05 CLEVELAND
    12/19 BUFFALO
    12/26 DETROIT

  38. unconfirmed, but Lizzie reportedly told someone that The Truth music video will premiere on VH1

    Nope. It’s not.

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