Headlines: Taylor Hicks on Taking Advice from Simon Cowell

Hey remember that Top 24 contestant I posted about who announced a fundraiser to help his family accompany him to Los Angeles for his run? WELL. That concert has been CANCELLED. No explanation given. I posted links over on today’s spoiler thread. Also, I’m taking the comments off the sidebar just for today and tomorrow.

Grammys to honor David Bowie with Lady Gaga tribute performance – Lady Gaga will pay tribute to the life and music of David Bowie, who died Jan. 10, at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards at the Feb. 15 ceremony. The show announced the news Tuesday morning. Nile Rodgers, who collaborated with Bowie on 1983’s “Let’s Dance” and became lifelong friends, will act as musical director for the tribute. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

First Person: My ‘American Idol’ Experience, by Taylor Hicks – But here’s my main advice. You want to win a singing competition on national television? Cozy up to the song-clearer. That’s how I was able to sing what I wanted, like even the Beatles’ “Something.” I strategized with her every week, and we always picked the right songs; because of how close we became, she was instrumental in clearing everything that came down the pipeline for me. Obviously, I didn’t get along with everyone on the show. People especially think Simon Cowell and I were enemies. But as a matter of fact, he and I would smoke Kool cigarettes in his dressing room sometimes after the show. Not only that, but he was the one that told me I should do “In the Ghetto.” He was actually giving me pointers. – Read more at Yahoo.com

Vanessa Hudgens Thanks Fans for Support After Emotional ‘Grease: Live’ Performance Following Father’s Death: Read Her Touching Tweets – I can’t believe @gogrease is OVER! Grand opening and grand closing. Thank you to everyone who watched & supported…me last night. Doing #greaselive was one of the most incredible experiences and I’m so glad you guys liked it as much as I did…Till next time Rizz…#pinkladyforlife” Read more at US Magazine

Simon Cowell’s headquarters ravaged by floods causing £100,000 of water damage – Simon Cowell has had a floody nightmare this week as water has caused £100,000 of damage at his plush Syco TV office. The whole of the Britain’s Got Talent guru’s base in High Street Kensington was flooded with inches of water. All the 56-year-old’s beloved interiors, including his glorious leather walls, expensive sofas and luxury black toilet paper, were turned into a swampy mess after a hose was left on in the gym on the floor above. A source says: “It’s believed somebody carrying out some maintenance works left a hose running over the weekend. – Read more at The Mirror

The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins Blogs About His Biggest Group Date Regret and What Sent His Mind ‘Reeling’ – I’ve mentioned dramatic weeks before. And I called this week one of the biggest game-changers of my entire journey. After seeing what happened with Jubilee and Olivia, I think you can see why I said that. What I haven’t said yet is that any of these weeks was the most dramatic and possibly most difficult of any week save the last one. What is coming next week is exactly that. What happens next week really rocked me to the core and, frankly, made me question everything. – Read more at People

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