Idol Headlines For 9/13/08

David Cook Asks Fans to Help Build Web Site

American Idol David Cook is asking his fans to help build his Fanzone.

He’s launched a fan site at where fans can upload photos, videos, blog and send David Cook messages. They can even find friends in their area.

Cook’s latest newsletter said he’ll be checking the site and interacting with fans.

My Fox KC

Photo Coverage: Ace Young Makes Broadway Debut in GREASE

On September 11th, 2008 the smash hit Broadway production of Grease welcomed “American Idol” Season Five finalist, Ace Young, in his Broadway as he joined the company in the role of “Kenickie” at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

Ace Young achieved widespread fame in 2006 as a finalist on the hugely successful FOX singing competition “American Idol.” With weekly exposure to the 40 million plus viewers of America’s most widely watched television program, Ace quickly became one of the most recognizable male faces ever to appear on “Idol.”

Broadway World

Barrett, Molina, Schoeffler and Swenson Will Join Maroulis in Rock of Ages

Complete casting has been announced for the new Off-Broadway musical Rock of Ages, which is scheduled to begin previews at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages Oct. 1 with an official opening Oct. 16.

Joining the previously announced “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis will be Kelli Barrett, Nova Bergeron (Wicked national tour), Adam Dannheisser (The Coast of Utopia, Twelfth Night), Mitchell Jarvis (Fiddler on the Roof), Michele Mais (Roza, Zoot Suit), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd), Brian Munn (Wicked), Angel Reed (The Country Girl, Rock ‘n’ Roll), Paul Schoeffler (Sweet Charity, Nine, Peter Pan), Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise (Les Miserables), Will Swenson (Hair, Lestat, Brooklyn), Jackie Burns, Lara Janine, Tad Wilson and Jeremy Woodward.


Jessica Alba stars topless and taped in racey ‘Only you can silence yourself” voter campaign

Jessica Alba is all taped up bondage-style in a Declare Yourself voter registration campaign that some tabloids are calling “raunchy, ” “racy” and “sexy.”

The “Only You Can Silence Yourself” photos, shot by Marc Liddel, feature Jessica topless and taped up, Christina Aguilera topless with her lips laced together, La Toya London topless with her mouth staked shut and other pop figures muzzled by various means. (See photos below.)

Gaming is for Girls: Singstar enlists Kellie Pickler and other country stars for a new edition

You can never have too much “Singstar, ” it seems, as SCEA and SCEE announce “SingStar ABBA”and “SingStar Country, ” both of which should see the light of day in time for the holiday season (though the latter is only set for a U.S. release at time of writing).

The agreement comes as the music of ABBA enjoys a renewed surge of popularity worldwide, sparked by the huge success of the film, Mamma Mia. “SingStar Country” is expected to do well with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Jessica Simpson, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Faith Hill, Keith Urban and others taking part.

After Ellen

Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music

Jason Castro, Target Center. His covering Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” at the “American Idols Live” concert was hip, modern, unexpected and so un-“Idol.” It’s no wonder they didn’t get him on that show.

Star Tribune

What’s the Difference Between Sarah Palin and David Cook from American Idol?

Roger Ebert explains why that’s the only difference…

I think I might be able to explain some of Sarah Palin’s appeal. She’s the “American Idol” candidate.

Consider. What defines an “American Idol” finalist? They’re good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they’re darned near the real thing.

Indecision 2008

Celeb Spenders and Savers: Carrie vs. Blake

Both Carrie Underwood and Blake Lively rocked one-shouldered, jewel-toned frocks at different awards shows recently.

Don’t you just love how the carpet colors correspond with the girls’ dresses?

Anyhow, both the American Idol alumna and the Gossip girl showed off toned triceps and buff legs in these glam getups, but one starlet spent more money on her look.


Carrie Underwood salutes troops

The Medal of Honor is the subject of a convention (“A Celebration of Valor”) next week in Denver. Among its events: Clint Eastwood receives the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment for his depictions of military men in films such as Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. It also includes a Tuesday concert by Carrie Underwood, the American Idol winner who has gone on to be a smash on her own. She has found time to visit the troops overseas and take part in this event. Underwood told Rocky pop music writer Mark Brown in a recent phone interview that it’s an honor to be involved in the Medal of Honor organization and is touched that they’re recognizing Eastwood. “Everybody’s a fan of something that Clint Eastwood has done. I think it’s really cool that they’re honoring him, ” she said.

Rocky Mountain News

Katharine McPhee is Cute and Cleavagey

I don’t know where Katharine McPhee has been lately, but she back with a bang, and with some very sexy cleavage. I knew she was hot, but I had no idea. Why haven’t we seen more of Katharine McPhee looking like this? Why hasn’t Katharine McPhee been my girlfriend? Why must the world be so unfair!?

Lance Bass talks to The Advocate about his ‘Dancing With the Stars’ gig…

(Joey) go through it was just amazing and I saw how much fun he had and it didn’t scare me anymore after seeing him do it, ” Lance says in a new interview with The Advocate.

Lance may be an openly gay man but he will be paired with a woman for the competition and not a man as was rumored: “That was just a rumor, for sure. I don’t think anyone dealing with the show … I don’t even think that came across their minds. This competition is for a male and female partner — that’s the way the judges judge. I don’t think it would be an even playing field if we were to do it.”

Inside SoCal

‘Idol’ alum Phil Stacey to perform for Poage Landing Days

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I’m a pretty big Phil Stacey fan. So it was a pretty big thrill for me to be able to talk to him before he comes to Ashland for Poage Landing Days.

Stacey will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Saturday’s performers are Carolina Rain at 7:15 p.m., Emily West at 8:30 p.m. and Darryl Worley at 9:45 p.m. Marty Raybon will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

When he started the interview by telling me it was an honor to talk with me, well I have to admit I was a little flustered.


Jennifer Hudson dishes on her kind of music, Photoshop and loving the cameras

Chicagoan Jennifer Hudson, the American Idol finalist turned Oscar winner, talked to Chicago magazine about a wide range of topics. Hudson, who turned 27 on Friday, releases her first solo album Sept. 30.

Chicago Tribune

American Idol Producers Casting Musicians NOW

YOUNG MALES, ages 18 – 23, NEEDED for a new semi-scripted/reality project from the producers of American Idol, 19 Entertainment. Searching for great-looking guys and fun, offbeat character types – all with energy, charisma and humor. If you’re living (or want to live) the good life, road trips, jamming, surfing, hanging out with your friends, too young to settle down or be saddled by a serious career – YOU are what we’re looking for. Premise: four young guys (possibly musicians, surfers, etc.) likable, fun, with no cares, living for the moment. Surfing, singing and musical ability not necessary, but a real plus. Casting Directors will be in San Diego next week and Santa Cruz the following week.

Reality Wanted

Paris Hilton Has A New BFF: Ryan Seacrest?

In his continuing bid to take over the universe, multi-hyphenate Ryan Seacrest has teamed with none other than Paris Hilton to produce a new television show. Here’s the catch: It’s scripted. Here’s hoping neither one of them will be going anywhere near the writers’ room.

Seacrest is known for his ties to reality TV, from hosting the mother of all reality shows — American Idol — to producing several others, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Denise Richards: It’s Complicated. Paris has starred in The Simple Life and her own, um, reality videos, and has a new reality competition show coming to MTV this fall.

New Idol Judge: Why Would They Get Rid of Paula?

“Why would they get rid of Paula, who everybody loves, and put some person who no one’s ever heard of in her place? Sounds a little crazy. Sounds like someone had a little too much to drink that night when they made that decision.”

‘ Kara Dioguardi, dismissing rumors she was brought on American Idol to replace Paula, though entertainment writer Spike Feresten has some theories: “Paula is just loopy.”

E Online

Here comes the judge

Kara DioGuardi’s father remembers when she was just a 12-year-old from New Rochelle, singing at Manhattan’s Waldolf-Astoria hotel in front of 1, 000 people for a Columbus Day event, whose grand marshal was actress Sophia Loren.

“She brought the house down, ” said Joe DioGuardi, a former Republican Congressman who now lives in Ossining. “Sophia ran up to her and I said, ‘Sophia, can I take this picture?’ And they both looked at me with two of the greatest smiles you could find.”


‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: We have a top ten!

So here I was, all nervous that I was going to have to sit through another two hours of America’s Got Talent ridiculousness. But as one commenter pointed out, last night was only an episode to reveal the top ten! And thankfully, there were actually some surprises. First off, we got to see the ZOOperstars! faces. Well, almost all of them, as Pee Wee Geese was still in costume. But who knew that the ZOOperstars! actually look just like the Cadence? Faux hawks, blazers, fashionable jeans…they should have just danced looking like that. (Watch them performing in costume below.)

Entertainment Weekly

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