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  • American Idol Gives Back to Pro-Abortion Groups Again in Charity Program

    04/21/2010 3:35:34 PM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 419+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    American Idol Gives Back to Pro-Abortion Groups Again in Charity Program Hollywood, CA -- The popular talent television show American Idol has again decided to align itself with pro-abortion groups for its annual "Idol Gives Back" fund- raising campaign. The program, which airs tonight, will send donations from viewers to Save the Children and the United Nations Foundation, both of which back abortion. http://LifeNews.com/nat6269.html
  • Crystal Bowersox is making a difference on American Idol

    04/21/2010 12:48:04 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 44 replies · 1,498+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Crystal Bowersox could easily be voted 'Most Likely to Win" this year's season of American Idol. Ryan Seacrest who hosts the show, mentioned that not long ago Crystal was thinking of leaving the show because 'what's the point?' Exactly. In the overall scheme of things, what is the point? It seems Miss Bowersox has dug deep and come up with the answer. If it's possible, make a difference. Make a real difference. Don't just sing another song. Don't just impress the judges, or win the crowd. When given a platform, and a golden opportunity, make the most of it. Last...
  • Obama, Get the Hell Off My TV!

    04/12/2010 11:36:59 AM PDT · by UltraConservative · 39 replies · 974+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 4-12-10 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama recognizes the power of pop culture. That's why he won't get out of our faces. Today, the media reported that President Obama and his allegedly lovely wife Michelle will be appearing on "American Idol" to stump for charity. This marks the 1,987th pop culture show Obama has appeared on. He invaded the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, where cameras conveniently omitted the fact that he throws like a girl. He stopped by the Super Bowl to irritate the bejesus out of everyone with a ten, count-em' ten, minute interview. He stopped by the NCAA Final Four weekend coverage...
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread II

    04/06/2010 5:56:41 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 7,505 replies · 81,513+ views
  • Will American Idol winner be from Texas this year? Texans have a 1 in 4 chance.

    02/22/2010 11:59:25 AM PST · by RGirard · 1 replies · 253+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 22, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Texas, the Lone Star state, is no stranger to American Idol, and this year Texans have a 1 in 4 chance of winning American Idol now that Christopher Golightly has been eliminated from competition and replaced with Tim Urban from Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, TX. (click here for the story) No other state has as many contestants as Texas: 6 of the top 24, which is the equivalent of 25%. California and Illinois each have 3; Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Florida each have 2; New York, Connecticut, Ohio, and Iowa each have 1. Out of those six from...
  • Top 24 semi-finalist Chris Golightly replaced by Tim Urban from Texas on American Idol

    02/18/2010 1:23:40 PM PST · by RGirard · 8 replies · 762+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2010 | Réne Girard
    Last night there was a last-minute switch to the top 24 semi-finalists on American Idol ... a rep for Fox, the host network for American Idol, said: "It has been determined that Chris Golightly is ineligible to continue in the competition. AMERICAN IDOL contestant Tim Urban has replaced Golightly as part of the Top 24." ... His replacement is Tim Urban, 20, from Duncanville, TX ... Tim is not the only American Idol contestant from Texas this year. There are 6 total, including 4 from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex ... home of Kelly Clarkson, the Christian gal from Burleson who...
  • Olympics tops 'American Idol' in ratings

    02/18/2010 10:07:35 AM PST · by ScottMerge · 24 replies · 450+ views
    AP ^ | ScottMerge
    NEW YORK — Shani Davis, Lindsey Vonn and Shaun White are the true American Idols. In a startling turnaround from the night before, the Olympics clobbered Fox's "American Idol" in the ratings Wednesday night. The Nielsen Co. said that during the one hour the two shows competed against one another, the Olympics were seen by 30.1 million people while 18.4 million watched "American Idol."
  • Brown would like daughter back on 'American Idol' (Simon Cowell called her 'robotic and empty')

    01/31/2010 2:42:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,050+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Sen.-elect Scott Brown says he'd like daughter Ayla to have another crack at "American Idol," where judge Simon Cowell once described her performance as robotic and empty. The fledgling recording artist, a 21-year-old student at Boston College, made it to the show's final 16 singers in 2006. Her father told ABC's "This Week" that Ayla was so new to it all back then that she had never put on makeup until she did "American Idol." He also says that Cowell's critique, while harsh, was on target. The Republican lawmaker says having his daughter back as a contestant would...
  • A Reason to Follow American Idol This Season!

    01/30/2010 4:25:38 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies · 1,020+ views
    Maddy, a 16-year-old Christian (former homeschooler), won over Simon Cowell and the panel of judges in auditions with the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and with her incredible back story as the ninth out of twelve kids (including four brothers with Down Syndrome — three of whom were adopted). ...It gets even better. Since discovering Maddy through American Idol, we found out that she and her family live just a few minutes from Patrick Henry College, and many of our friends here know her. Everyone we’ve talked to testify to Maddy’s incredible heart for the Lord and amazing singing ability....
  • Police: Argument over "American Idol" leads to stabbing, arrest

    01/28/2010 9:47:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 591+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 27, 2010 | Katie Sanders
    ST. PETERSBURG — Police said a St. Petersburg woman took a TV dispute too far Tuesday night when she stabbed and scalded her boyfriend over "American Idol.'' Police arrested Cynthia E. Bettis-Ware, 52, on a charge of first-degree attempted murder of Kevin Johnson, 47.
  • American Idol "Pants On The Ground" A Ripoff? Watch This And You Decide

    01/27/2010 9:53:05 PM PST · by FromLori · 8 replies · 491+ views
    Here are some lyrics from The Green Brothers 1996 recording... "Back pockets on the floor (repeated) ... Walk around here with your cap turned backwards and your pockets on the floor It's time to say no to the gangster, the drugs, and the dress code (repeat x3) It's time to put your cap on right and get your pockets off the floor." TMZ brought up the issue on tonights show and FOX has MORE
  • Obama Idol: 'American Idol' Goes Out of the Way to Pay Tribute to Current President

    01/20/2010 3:35:25 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies · 556+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 20, 2010 | Erin Brown
    Has it come to this that now even pop culture platforms like "American Idol" are in the tank for President Barack Obama? It appears so. Season nine of the popular Fox show "American Idol" found itself in Chicago where nearly 12,000 people auditioned to become the next winner of the singing talent show. But the "Idol" producers took the opportunity to link the Chicago auditions with the most visible and most recent "winner" to emerge from the windy city; President Barack Obama. It is standard practice during the audition phase of "Idol" to introduce viewers to each new city with...
  • UPDATED - American Idol: 9th Child of 12, Daughter of Pro-Life Blogger Advances to Next Round

    01/17/2010 5:12:50 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies · 863+ views
    LifeNews ^ | Jan 15 2010 | Patrick B. Craine
    BOSTON, Massachusetts, January 15, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Maddy Curtis of Bluemont, Virginia, the 16-year-old daughter of an award-winning pro-life blogger, impressed American Idol judges on the show this week, who unanimously advanced her to the next round. The opening segment featured a powerful testimony about her family of 12 children, and her brothers with Down syndrome - one biological (Jonny) and three adopted (Jesse, Daniel, and Justin). Maddy explained that her parents, Tripp and Barbara, adopted their first, Jesse, so that Jonathan would have “more of a companion.” After their first adoption, they served as a resource to counsel couples...
  • Pants on the Ground

    01/14/2010 5:24:19 AM PST · by bert · 55 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Idol ^ | 01/13/09 | un certain
    Last evening a faithful group of Freepers on the Idol live thread witnessed a blatant political attack on the popular TV show American Idol. The attacker is a truly great American, a black man 51 year old. Before the largest TV audience in America, he dissed his young black brethren. Here is the clip..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZLrvyp6PX0
  • American Idol 2010--Live Thread

    01/11/2010 5:59:29 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,755 replies · 114,808+ views
    americanidol.com ^ | January 11, 2010
  • Cowell says he's leaving `American Idol'

    01/11/2010 12:39:52 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 70 replies · 1,673+ views
    AP ^ | 1-11-10
    3 mins ago PASADENA, Calif. – Simon Cowell says that this will be his last season on "American Idol."
  • How Simon Cowell helped take us from meritocracy to mediocrity in a decade

    01/04/2010 2:54:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 544+ views
    The Times of London ^ | 01/04/2010 | Rod Liddle
    In its review of the decade broadcast on New Year’s Eve, the BBC cut from footage of those planes smashing into the Twin Towers to a man called Will Young winning the original incarnation of The X Factor — as if these two crimes against humanity were equal in their devastation. They are not, of course, although there are similarities. The mastermind behind each atrocity remains at large, planning new miseries for the rest of us. Both have become so familiar to us through their evil intent that they've made cameo appearances in popular American cartoon programmes — Osama Bin...
  • Simon Cowell's brother: 'Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010'

    12/22/2009 9:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 422+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 12/21/2009 | Tanner Stransky
    Simon Cowell’s brother Tony made a bold statement during his weekly podcast, saying that his famed judge sibling will be leaving the U.S.’s biggest television show, American Idol, at the end of 2010. “Meanwhile, Simon prepares for a new season of Idol—or should I say, his last season of Idol,” Tony said during a segment. He continued: “OK, I will. Because it is. As I sit here with my family in the sunny Caribbean, a press statement is being prepared, which will confirm what everyone expected: Simon will leave Idol at the end of 2010 to concentrate on bringing the...
  • Hockey Star Mike Fisher and American Idol and Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Engaged

    12/21/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,413+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12/21/2009
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher confirmed Monday morning that he is engaged to country music star Carrie Underwood. He spoke about the impending nuptials at the morning skate, ahead of his team's game against the Boston Bruins. "It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure." A wedding date hasn't been set. Fisher said he popped the question Sunday, but he wouldn't go into any more details. He has been reluctant to speak about the relationship in the past. But according to a family friend, Fisher, 29, popped the question...
  • The end of 'Idol'? (Simon Cowell to leave American Idol to start US version of X-Factor?)

    12/17/2009 9:17:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 697+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/2009 | Michael Starr
    Simon Cowell could be leaving "American Idol" at the end of the season and starring in an American version of his British hit music show, "X Factor," starting in 2011, according to reports. Cowell, whose "Idol" contract expires in May and who has been in talks with Fox since last summer, is preparing to announce the new arrangement with Fox early next year, the Times Of London reports. The future of "Idol" would be thrown into serious doubt if the show's indisputable star leaves, it would appear. Officials from Fox, "Idol" and Cowell's own company yesterday refused comment. "X Factor"...