Posted by Gina as Career Moves at 4:04 AM UTC on May, 01 2012
The personable celebrity is best known for his ongoing stint as American Idol host, but he also has a lot of projects on the side. What many might not know is that just how vast his reach has become. He has not forgotten his “humble” origins and continues to do radio shows, but on top of those, he is also an integral part of E!. He even snagged a gig with no less than Dick Clark himself on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Gina as Conscience & Morality Tales at 6:00 AM UTC on Mar, 15 2012
The recent move of the American Idol team regarding finalist Jermaine Jones just might make fans feel torn about their favorite reality singing show. Entertainment web sites have been burning with the news that Jermaine Jones has been kicked out of the show in spite of having made it to last night’s episode. He was not voted out. He did not fail. Yet he was given the boot before the show. Read the rest of this entry »
They’ve fought, flirted, kissed, and shouted abuses at each other—and they are at it again. Ex-American idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul have reunited for the X factor. “I like people who disagree with me,” he says. “Paula fascinates me because she’s a complex person.”
Uhm, yeah. In another interview, we believe he used the word “loopy.” But hey, whatever rocks his boat (or more accurately, his ratings). Simon may be all praises for Paula now, but we know this is a marketing move to get the American Idol fans to switch over to his show. Not that they need much prodding at this point—the show’s gone to the “dawgs.” Pop quiz: what was the name of the last American Idol winner? Yeah, we don’t remember either. Exactly our point.
The show will premiere on Fox this fall. “This show wouldn’t have been the same without Paula, and I can’t believe I am saying this – I have missed her a lot,” said Simon. (Cue bad karaoke music.)
Paula says, “I’m delighted and grateful to be sitting next to Simon again” (subtext: “I have a career again! I have a career again! I have a career again!”) but adds “You might want to check back on in me in a week or two.”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 8:05 PM UTC on Mar, 25 2011
Casey Abrams was shaking and had to sit down after he was eliminates on Thursday night from reality TV show American Idol and then told half way through his “last chance” song that he was safe.
For the first time on American Idol the panel of three judges stopped a contestant mid-song to tell them they were safe, calling Abrams dismissal from the show a huge mistake that should never have happened.
The night before Abrams sang Marvin Gaye’s “Heart It Through The Grapevine” and was even considered a show frontrunner until that point.
Also in the bottom three, Thia Megia and Stefano Langone.
During his last chance song Abrams was immediately stopped by Randy Jackson who said:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 7:29 PM UTC on Mar, 12 2011
Steven Tyler may love himself a little too much, according to a recent statement made to TMZ, Tyler doesn’t want American Idol contestants to sing his bands songs.
When asked if contestants get bonus points for singer an Aerosmith song Tyler respondsed with “Never, I look at them twice and say don’t even try it, don’t even.”
Oddly enough Tyler seemed to enjoy James Durbin singing “Dream On” during the audition round of Idol, but perhaps he was just being nice after producers inevitably told him the kid was going to make it into the Top 24.
Posted by Chris Franklin as TV at 4:43 PM UTC on Feb, 24 2011
It looks like Jennifer Lopez is getting ready to pull an Ellen DeGeneres. American Idols newest judge broke down on Wednesday night while announcing that Chris Medina was be cut from the show.
Medina wow the judges and viewers with his first audition appearance, however the judges (Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler) disagreed with Lopez and decided to cut him after some so-so performances during Hollywood week.
Medina for his part bowed out gracefully, thanking the judges for giving his brain-injured fiance Juliana Ramos the chance of a lifetime when she was able to meet all three judges during Chris’ original audition round.
Here’s the video of the J. Lo breakdown:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Mischief & Mayhem at 11:41 PM UTC on Feb, 20 2011
When James Durbin was auditioning for a spot on Fox TV’s American Idol, producers for the show decided to portray the rocker as a kid who lost his father at an early age and was just trying to make ends meet for himself, his wife and their kid. It turns out Durbin is a foul mouthed rocker that was simply portrayed in a light that producers found suitable for the show.
During a local battle of the bands contest in Santa Cruz last April Durbin and his band mates in The Hollywood Scars were asked what their favorite things to write about were, to which Durbin said “having sex with women…whores…and having a good time.
The 21-year-old father who suffers from Tourette’s had not yet returned calls to various organizations looking for comment.
Here’s Durbin’s American Idol audition video:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Music Happenings at 10:02 PM UTC on Feb, 20 2011
David Archuleta started out his post-American Idol career with a disc, an appearance on i-Carly and a loyal fan base, but that fame has quickly come to an end for the 19-year-old singer.
Archuleta’s first album, released nearly 3 years ago went platinum, however his follow-up record, last September’s The Other Side of Down has sold just 67,000 copies to date.
Upon release of the album David said:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 5:33 PM UTC on Feb, 04 2011
After 10 years on the air, the team at American Idol are preparing to launch a “greatest hits” CD. The Album, titled American Idol 10th Anniversary – The Hits will reach stores on March 15.
The tracks chosen for the CD include the “best of” from various past winners including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ruben Studdard and nine others.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Mischief & Mayhem at 12:35 AM UTC on Jan, 30 2011
Ian Benardo is that kid on the playground who can’t accept losing to the cooler kids, the American Idol reject is suing the show for the third time, claiming discriminatory practices against Idol producers.
According to Benardo, the show’s producers “exploited” him by asking that he “gay it up” for the show.
Benardo has tried the same tactic two other times, first asking for $300 million, then $100 million. This time Ian is asking for a measly $5 million
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 2:35 AM UTC on Jan, 28 2011
Chikezie, a former top 12 contestant on the hit series American Idol has had a bench warrant issued for his arrest.
The 25-year-old singer was arrested last year for attempting to buy cologne with a phony credit card and then failed to show up for a court hearing in Los Angeles on January 14 of this year.
Judge Marsha Revel immediately revoked Chikezie’s probation after he failed to appear in front of her, leading to the arrest warrant being issued.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 8:30 PM UTC on Jan, 20 2011
Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest debuted the newest season of American Idol with ratings down by 13 percent compared to 2010′s show.
According to industry numbers, 26.1 million viewers tuned in to check out the newest season of singers and no doubt the new judging panel. While those numbers are considerably lower than last season, American Idol still easily won the night.
The ratings were the lowest debut since Summer 2002.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 2:56 AM UTC on Jan, 19 2011
If you’re a fan of the show American Idol you may recall a Texas native by the name of Alex Lambert who was voted off just before the top 12 elimination round. Lambert was talented enough that a petition eventually surfaced with 19,000 signatures to have him reinstated as the show’s wildcard and now we have come to learn that Lambert is claiming to be a homeless person on the streets of Hollywood.
Lambert’s performances of “Wonderful World” and “Trouble” were good enough for him to gain the fan support of actress Demi Moore, while garnering him a spot on Simon Fuller’s viral reality series If I Can Dream which focuses on struggling musicians, models and actors.
After the show Lambert says he found himself homeless, forcing him to Tweet:
“Ever since “IICD” ended I’ve been kinda homeless!” and “Sleepin on the street and behind buildings. I have a choice to stay and pursue my career or go back to Texas and not do music! I’m usually a strong person but I can’t take it anymore.”
Lee DeWyze, last seasons American Idol winner debuted the music video for his ‘Sweet Serendipity’ single today and we have it for you!
DeWyze came into American Idol as a painter from Chicago and beat out Crystal Bowersox to claim the coveted 1st place award during Simon Cowell’s last season on the show.
Here’s the music video:
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 5:51 PM UTC on Nov, 11 2010
Crystal Bowersox, last season’s American Idol runner-up will release her freshman album Farmer’s Daughter on December 14.
Bowersox wrote 8 of the songs on her 12 track album, while her husband Brian Walked wrote “Mason” and Bowersox co-wrote “Lonely” with David Ryan Harris, one of the collaborators who works closely with John Mayer.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 6:41 PM UTC on Sep, 26 2010
While Crystal Bowersox may have failed to win American Idol taking the runner up position, she has managed to win with love, announcing her engagement to fellow musician Brian Walker. The couple told PEOPLE Magazine that they will be getting married in October.
Bowersox split from her boyfriend Tony Kusian right before her American Idol finale performance, they have a 1-year-old son together.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 1:26 PM UTC on Sep, 13 2010
Jennifer Lopez will be hosting the 10th season of American Idol to the tune of $12 million.
Deadline Hollywood has learned from show insiders that Jennifer Lopez agreed to the deal and will begin hosting American Idol alongside Randy Jackson and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on this coming January’s 10th season.
According to those insiders, Lopez actually signed the deal at the end of July when it was discovered that Simon Cowell wanted her to join X-Factor as a judge, a move that put the bargaining chips on her side of the table.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 1:10 AM UTC on Sep, 05 2010
Kara announced she has left the show on Friday afternoon during a press release, she said of her exit:
“I felt like I won the lottery when I joined ‘American Idol’ two years ago, but I feel like now is the best time to leave ‘Idol,’” adding “I am very proud to have been associated with ‘American Idol’ – it has truly been an amazing experience. I am grateful to FOX, FremantleMedia and 19 Entertainment, as well as the cast, crew and contestants, for all they have given to me. I look forward to my next challenge, and want to thank everyone who has supported me. All the best to everyone on Season 10!”
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as TV at 5:34 PM UTC on Aug, 11 2010
A Fox TV insider says her diva-like attitude caused producers to back away from talks and they are now searching for a more suitable replacement (Translation: Someone less bitchy with more talent).
Currently the only judge for season 10 is the shows mainstay judge Randy Jackson who survived the departure of Simon Cowell, Kara DiGuardi, Paula Abdul and Ellen Degeneres (who quit the show on her own). Read the rest of this entry »