Posts tagged "american idol"

“American Idol” Contestant’s Mom Is Missing

This is Angela Martin, and there's no one I'm rooting for more on "American Idol." This is her third year auditioning. The first time around, she made it to Hollywood—except that tragedy struck a week before when her father was murdered. The next year, she had to leave auditions for a court date for…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 26, 2010

“American Idol” Auditions Are A Myth … But Isn’t The Whole Show, Really?

Let me preface this by saying that I am a longtime "American Idol" fan. As a former singer and performer, nothing is more exhilarating than watching other people compete and either knock it out of the park or bomb big-time. Perhaps the most compelling part of the "Idol" journey is the audition process. Not only…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2010

Simon Cowell Jumps On The Haiti Relief Fund Bandwagon

On Wednesday night, Simon Cowell confirmed reports that he's going to crank out a single in order to help raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Simon is such a celeb that even Prime Minister Gordon Brown is encouraging him to do the project. The "American Idol" judge is hoping to…
By: Nikki Dowling / January 21, 2010

“Pants On The Ground” — An Instant Classic

If you think the audition episodes for "American Idol" are a waste of time and not worth watching, you obviously missed out on some of the best three minutes of television last night when 62-year-old "General" Larry Platt sang his original song "Pants on the Ground" at the Atlanta auditions. Go ahead and give it…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 14, 2010

Judging “American Idol” Guest Judge Victoria Beckham

Welcome all, to “American Idol” season nine. Will this season be the death rattle of "Idol" or a spectacular rebirth? It’s the first season after Paula-gate and the last season before Simon quits. For the auditions shows, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, and Katy Perry are stepping…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 13, 2010

Quote Of The Day: Ellen DeGeneres Says “American Idol” Is Ready For Its First Blonde Judge

"Apparently, there's a lot of debate going on right now whether I'm qualified or not to be the new judge on 'American Idol' ... I'll tell you right now, how I know I'm going to be a great judge ... I've spent my whole life being judged. So I know what it's like. So I…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 23, 2009

Paula Abdul Walks The “VH1 Divas” Stage In Ellen DeGeneres’ Converse Sneakers

Last night, VH1 held their annual "Divas" concert, featuring Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and Jordin Sparks, even though attaching the label "diva" to these gals is questionable. During the show, which coincidentally took place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music right down the road from my apartment, host Paula Abdul made…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 18, 2009

Ellen To Replace Paula On “American Idol”

Fox has jut announced that they've found a replacement for Paula Abdul on "American Idol." The new judge who will be sitting alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi? Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen released this statement:"I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2009

Adam Lambert Does Not Want You To Throw Your Sex Toys At Him On Stage

You may have heard that rabid fans of "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert have taken to throwing sex toys at the singer when he's on stage. It started out as the usual bras and panties. Then, things got kinky. Handcuffs. Whips. Dildos. You name it; they pummel him with it. At first, Lambert said,…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 21, 2009

Paula Abdul Flirting With “American Idol” Again

"American Idol" and Paula Abdul are stringing us along in a wicked game of will-they-or-won't-they, and our hearts can take it no longer. Just when we were trying to move on after the Paula-"Idol" breakup and were getting kind of excited over the fact that Posh Spice, Katy Perry, Mary…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 19, 2009

Simon Cowell Gets Paid Waaaay Too Much. Is That Why Paula Left?

"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is getting a huge raise. A year ago, he made a measly $36 million per season. Now, according to People, he'll be taking home $45 mill a year. We find this particularly interesting because, as the New York Times reported today, one of the…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 12, 2009

Paula-Gate: The Ripple Effect From Her Leaving “American Idol”

Over many seasons of “American Idol,” contestants and viewers alike became familiar with the sometimes incoherent ramblings of Paula Abdul. Now that she's decided to leave the show, producers have come up with a creative solution on how to replace her. Contestants auditioning for the next season of “American Idol” will not…
By: Daniela Guernica / August 7, 2009

Paula’s Out, Posh Is In — Who’s Next?

Poor, poor Paula Abdul. Her time with “American Idol” has been over for barely 24 hours and the media could not wait to move on. The big announcement that Posh Spice will be making a guest-judge appearance is completely overshadowing the sadness of the Abdul-“Idol” split. I can’t help but give…
By: Justine Fields / August 6, 2009

Quick Pic: But Who Will Bring The Incoherent & Crazy To “Idol” Now?!

Paula Abdul announced she would not be returning to "American Idol" via her Twitter last night. But... but... who is going to supply the contestants with tacky HSN jewelry and pearls of non-wisdom? [via DListed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2009

Is Kate Moss The New Randy? (Or Paula?)

Remember when we told you Kate Moss was officially in cahoots with Simon Cowell and Philip Green to start a fashion and entertainment mega-company? Well, they aren't wasting any time getting started on that whole world-domination thing. According to the UK's The Mirror, Miss Moss and Cowell will sit on a panel of expert…
By: Nina Carbone / July 28, 2009

Quickies!: Arrest Made In The Death Of “Idol” Contestant Alexis Cohen

An arrest has been made regarding the death of "American Idol" contestant Alexis Cohen. Daniel Bark, 23, has been charged with death by reckless driving. [TMZ] Joe Jonas and Camilla Belle have split up. And then he cried about it during a performance. [Starpulse] – I can’t…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / July 27, 2009

RIP: Alexis Cohen, aka Glitter Girl, From “American Idol”

Sad news. Alexis Cohen, 25, who got attention for her two auditions for "American Idol," was hit by a car and killed in Seaside Heights, NJ. Cohen is memorable for both the copious amount of glitter she wore to her auditions, but also her, um, unique singing voice, which made her rank high among the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 26, 2009

Is Paula Abdul Leaving “American Idol?”

Auditions for the next season of "American Idol" are fast approaching, but wannabe singers may not be the only ones who are asked to leave the stage. Judge Paula Abdul's contract is up and she hasn't been offered a new one yet. The producers are keeping quiet about what they plan do to with…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 20, 2009

Cougars Go Gaga For Glambert

The secret’s out: cougars want to claw “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert, says blogger and self-proclaimed Lambert-lover Joan Raymond at Newsweek.com. According to her, confident women over the age of 40 are obsessed with the 27-year-old newly-outed singer. Overall, her reasons make sense, but the thing is, nothing she says explains why older…
By: Daniela Guernica / June 11, 2009

Adam Lambert: Proof That Coming In Second On “Idol” Really Is Best

Adam Lambert is making losing "American Idol" look so, so good. Not only did he just ink a deal with RCA Records, which plans to unleash his first album early next fall. But he also scored a spot on this week's cover of Rolling Stone looking super glamtastic. He has a neon green snake o…
By: Nikki Dowling / June 9, 2009