Idol Headlines for 8/4/08

Teen Choice Awards winners

_ Choice TV Reality Music Competition: “American Idol.”
_ Choice TV Male Reality/Variety Star: David Cook, “American Idol.”
_ Choice Hook-Up: Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, “No Air.”
_ Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon Female: Carrie Underwood.
_ Choice Most Fanatic Fans: David Archuleta.

Associated Press

More Idol Headlines After the Jump…

‘American Idols Live Tour’ at Nassau Coliseum

David Cook had ” American Idol” fans at “Hello.” When the 25-year-old from Blue Springs, Mo., put a rock spin on the Lionel Richie ballad in the “Idol” semifinals, it was the start of a love affair that led to his victory on the show in May. Tonight and tomorrow, fans can say hello to Cook as he and the rest of the top 10 come to the Nassau Coliseum for the “American Idols Live” tour.

Cook recently chatted by phone from Rochester, N.Y., about the tour, his album due in November and Simon Cowell.


An ‹American love affair, on the road

If youre thinking that all the TV ratings, telephone votes and fan mail had finally gotten to the head of the …aw, shucks, dimple-sporting …American Idol season 7 runner-up David Archuleta, think again.

…It neat to see that people are still supporting me after all this, because it just like, you kind of wonder [if the overwhelming fan reception] was just because I was on the show and they were watching it, Archuleta says. …It pretty fun to see that theyre still paying attention.

Live tour and first album keep David Archuleta busy

Most people speak their answers to interview questions. David Archuleta is inclined to sing them.

Archuleta recently took time out from the American Idol live tour to come to the phone. Our first question was …Where are you now? He launched into the theme song from …Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? then quickly caught himself.

…Never mind, he said with a laugh. …Do you remember that? I used to watch that all the time when I was little.

‘Idol’ uplifting and also cruel

Even for the most cynical among us, there was something heart-warming about last week’s “American Idol” auditions.

Yes, the show has become a juggernaut that rolls over everything in its path. Yes, it’s all about making money for the producers and Fox, the network that airs it.

(And a big “Duh!” to anyone who ever thought otherwise.)

But if you could have seen the joy in the eyes of the auditioners who advanced to the next round of the tryouts, it was nothing short of amazing. And infectious.

Deseret News

Proving There’s Life After Idol

A finalist on the sixth season of “American Idol, ” Sanjaya Malakar gained national attention when overwhelming “fanjaya” support moved him to seventh place in the singing showdown, despite judges’ criticism of his singing.

Best known for his outlandish hairstyles, including the faux Mohawk, and penchant for Stevie Wonder songs, the now 18-year-old Malakar may not have won the competition but parlayed his “hairfamous” persona and his talent into a “life after ‘Idol'” career. Scheduled to stop by Mohegan Sun Tuesday to perform and sign a new book, called “Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul, ” at The Shops concourse, Sanjaya agreed to Spill the Beans from his home in Seattle.

‘Idol’ favorite Sanjaya stops by Mohegan Sun

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OK … …American Idol season six. Go.

Jordin Sparks. Crying girl. Umm … umm … oh yeah, Sanjaya.

Sanjaya Malakar, the immensly popular contestant who made the top 10 but met his fate despite his boyish charm and crazy hair, is coming to Mohegan Sun Tuesday night for a special …Live Idols event. Hell sing, sign autographs and mingle with his adoring fans.

Sanjaya, 18, took some time to speak about his career, his future and his family.

Norwich Bulletin

Winged Creatures Movie Trailer

Peach Arch has released the trailer for Rowan Woods ensemble indie drama Winged Creatures. The film has a fantastic cast which includes Forest Whitaker, Kate Beckinsale, Jackie Earle Haley, Guy Pearce, Jennifer Hudson, Dakota Fanning, and Josh Hutcherson, but the story seems a big forced and reeks of Oscar bait. It also has a kinda low-fi Crash vibe. The story follows five traumatized people as they struggle to regain their trust in the ordinary world. The official plot synopsis follows:

A parting of the programming ways for networks, cable

AND THEN, the audience parted.

Here’s what has happened to TV viewing this summer: People who want reality shows have stuck with the broadcast networks. Viewers who prefer scripted series have migrated to the cable channels. And in terms of ratings, the once-vast gap between the two worlds is shrinking like never before.

That’s an oversimplification, but not by much. Consider this statistic: Four of the top five shows on network TV so far this summer are reality programs, including the No. 1 series, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent, ” according to Nielsen Media Research. Meanwhile, eight out of the 10 most-watched programs on ad-supported cable are scripted dramas.

LA Times

Fox Takes Another Trip Around the ‹Dance Floor

Fox is planning another trip on the hot tamale train, ordering up a fifth season of …So You Think You Can Dance.

The renewal comes as no surprise: …Dance has become a summer staple for Fox, not unlike …Big Brother on CBS. Summer-to-date, the series is among the five most-watched shows in both adults 18 to 49 and 18 to 34.

It been a tough summer for many new and returning reality shows. Former NBC hits …Last Comic Standing and …American Gladiators have taken major tumbles, though …America Got Talent remains a hit.

TV Week

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