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  • Billy Idol Records Album of Christmas Standards

    11/23/2006 2:55:47 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 67 replies · 3,246+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | November 23, 2006 | Staff
    He croons songs including "Frosty the Snowman" on the festive CD 'Happy Holidays.' Billy Idol has stunned his diehard fans by ditching his punk image to record an album of classic Christmas songs. The rocker croons a selection of songs including "Frosty the Snowman," "Winter Wonderland" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on the festive CD 'Happy Holidays.' And the British rocker insists he had no trouble hitting the right notes, because the songs just flowed out of him. He says, "These songs were a challenge to sing as so many other singers have interpreted them in their own...
  • 'American Idol' rocker Chris Daughtry signs deal

    07/10/2006 9:53:16 AM PDT · by The G Man · 16 replies · 387+ views
    NEW YORK - Coming in fourth place on "American Idol" isn't so bad. Chris Daughtry, who was voted off the Fox talent contest's fifth edition in an elimination round, has signed with music mogul Clive Davis in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by "Idol" creator Simon Fuller, RCA Records announced Monday. The 26-year-old North Carolina native will form a band "and has already begun to work with A-list collaborators" to write and record material for an album, expected to be released later this year. Daughtry turned down an offer to be lead singer for the band Fuel...
  • Registration Begins for Second Military Idol Competition

    06/28/2006 10:52:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 339+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 28, 2006 – Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines can now register for a shot at becoming the second Military Idol. 2005 Military Idol winner Sgt. William Glenn (center), an Alabama National Guardsman then stationed in Darmstadt, Germany, receives the winning check from Sgt. Maj. Willie Wilson of the Army Community and Family Support Center while emcee Leeann Tweeden and competitors watch. Photo by Kristy Davies   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation program is based on the premises of Fox's "American Idol." Contestants - whether they're from an active, Guard...
  • American Idol

    05/24/2006 5:13:19 PM PDT · by 3catsanadog · 28 replies · 741+ views
    American Idol ^ | 5/24/06 | 3catsanadog
    Well, here it is - the final show. The Silver Fox Soul Patrol vs. McPheever.
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/08/2006 4:22:13 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 11,454 replies · 145,486+ views
    Fox ^ | 5-8-06
    always for Tammy
  • Dubya Sign on American Idol

    05/04/2006 2:17:50 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 47 replies · 2,010+ views
    American Idol - ^ | 5/5/06 | BoloBaby
    I was watching the videos of the American Idol performances and I saw something completely unexpected during the Taylor Hicks performance of "Play That Funky Music White Boy." One audience member is holding a sign that isn't rooting for a contestant - instead it is rooting for our president!Here's the "W" sign, plain as day...It ain't doctored folks - check the video yourself. Now... I wonder how that slipped in? ;)
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part II)

    03/24/2006 9:00:43 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 11,384 replies · 129,543+ views
    FOX ^ | 3-25-06
    still for Tammy
  • Support of Troops Censored on AI Message Boards

    03/06/2006 12:30:53 PM PST · by bolobaby · 7 replies · 414+ views
    American Idol message boards ^ | 3/6/06 | bolobaby
    Here is a post that was just deleted on the American Idol message boards. Notice that it refers to a DIFFERENT thread that was ALSO deleted: "User "armywife" put up a thread a couple of days ago that described how some troops in Iraq felt about the contestants' performances. She brought a unique perspective to the table since the troops had heard the contestants sing, but NOT seen what they looked like. The troops were from armywife's husband's unit, so NATURALLY many posts were added to the thread saying "God bless," wishing them a safe return, and being generally supportive...
  • When ‘American Idol,’ idle election collide (Mass. gov.)

    03/03/2006 1:24:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 03/03/06 | Howie Carr
    This governor’s race is turning into the political version of “American Idol.” There are differences, of course - the interest level, for starters. A lot of people actually care who wins “American Idol.” And in the local version, the contestants don’t parlay their victory into millions of dollars. In the Beacon Hill version, you pay millions of dollars, and maybe you win. Our first contestant this morning is Lt. Gov. Kerry “Muffy” Healey. She’s all bent out of shape that Christy Mihos has decided to run as an independent. Apparently, Muffy hasn’t figured out she’s got a much bigger problem...
  • GLAAD Replies to Judges Comments on 'Idol'

    01/24/2006 4:39:32 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 33 replies · 737+ views
    NEW YORK - Is "American Idol" homophobic? The Fox talent show elicited a response from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD) after judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson made what the gay rights group deemed questionable comments on last week's premiere episode. On Tuesday's show, seen by a Nielsen-chart topping 35.5 million viewers, Cowell told one male contestant to "wear a dress" and Jackson asked another, "are you a girl?" "The real offense here was in the producer's decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant's gender expression into the butt of a joke," said Damon...
  • '70s Idol & Heroin Fiend Can't Turn Over New Leif (It's Somebody else's fault!)

    01/19/2006 12:25:25 PM PST · by CAWats · 91 replies · 2,844+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/1906 | MICHELLE CARUSO
    LOS ANGELES - Former teen idol Leif Garrett is hooked on heroin, his mom says - and she blames hard-partying rock 'n' roll legends like the Rolling Stones for steering her son toward drugs. "Leif idolized rock stars ... that whole life of rock 'n' roll and drugs ... the Rolling Stones. He figured if they could do it, so could he," Garrett's distraught mother, Carolyn Stellar, told the Daily News yesterday.
  • Kelly Clarkson Won't Let american 'Idol' Use Her Songs

    01/18/2006 4:46:23 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 17 replies · 9,353+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - Singer Kelly Clarkson, who vaulted to fame as the first "American Idol" winner in 2002, is not letting any of her songs be used by new contestants on the show. A spokesman for Clarkson insisted it's nothing personal, but the stance prompted a public scolding from "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell. "I think that by ignoring the show you're ignoring the audience who put you there," Cowell said Tuesday. Clarkson has become a major star in the past year, with her hit "Since U Been Gone" earning both massive sales and critical respect, particularly from a rock...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread I

    01/16/2006 4:00:11 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 14,693 replies · 134,177+ views
    FOX ^ | 1-16-06
    for Tammy
  • Guard Soldier in Germany wins Military Idol

    10/25/2005 4:22:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 383+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | Kristy Davis and Charman Z. Brackett
    FORT GORDON, Ga. (Army News Service, Oct. 25, 2005) -- Choked with emotion, Staff Sgt. William Glenn paused while singing the finale number “Courage” after learning he had been named the first-ever Military Idol Sunday at Alexander Hall. Hundreds of Soldiers worldwide competed to make it into the first ever Military Idol competition. Each of the 36 participating Army installations sent forth one competitor to the final Military Idol competition held here. VIPs judge finals, but audience selects After a week of head-to-head showdowns, being judged by country recording artist Michael Peterson, retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley...
  • "American Idol" Castoff (Frenchie) Is Bill Clinton's Secretary in 'Monica! The Musical' in NYMF

    08/29/2005 4:03:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 315+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/29/05 | Kenneth Jones
    "American Idol" Castoff Is Bill Clinton's Secretary in 'Monica! The Musical' in NYMF Kenneth Jones Playbill On-Line 2 hours, 54 minutes ago Frenchie Davis will play President Bill Clinton's White House secretary Betty Currie in the world premiere of Monica! The Musical! beginning Sept. 21 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The musical about the sexual scandal involving Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky has been seen in developmental stagings, including a May 2005 workshop in Manhattan. NYMF and P73 Productions, Inc. present the latest production at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Sept. 21-Oct. 2. Casey...
  • Original 'Idol' Kelly Clarkson wins two at MTV Video Music Awards (photos)

    08/29/2005 2:56:36 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 84 replies · 1,243+ views
    Reality TV World ^ | 8-29-05 | UPI News Service
    With Diddy at the helm, it was no surprise the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards was hip-hop heavy, but rockers Green Day ruled the night taking home seven awards. Green Day's album "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" earned the California punks seven out of eight awards during the ceremony broadcast live from Miami Sunday night, including Video of the Year, Best Rock Video, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and the coveted Viewer's Choice Award In accepting for Best Rock Video, vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong said, "It's great to know rock music still has a place on MTV." Former "American...
  • Military Idol hopefuls let it all out

    08/06/2005 3:04:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Mark Levy€Herald/Review Spc. Saquawia Funderberk with the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion belts out a soulful song during Friday's Military Idol Contest at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center on Fort Huachuca. FORT HUACHUCA - The post's Military Idol is up for grabs. The first of three rounds to find a singer who will represent the fort at a national military contest kicked off Friday night at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. More than 250 spectators came out to cheer on their favorite singer. An hour before the event, fashioned after the successful "American Idol" of TV fame, more than a dozen...
  • Military Idol competition begins on Army installations

    08/05/2005 4:22:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 770+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Tim Hipps
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Army News Service, August 4, 2005) – The first round of Military Idol competition began this week on U.S. Army installations around the world. The program, a takeoff of FOX Television’s “American Idol,” will determine which Soldier is the inaugural Military Idol after a final week of singing competition Oct. 17 through 23 at Fort Gordon, Ga. To reach the finals, Soldier-vocalists must first win a competition on one of 36 installations. Depending on the number of local competitors, that process could take from one to eight weeks. The Military Idol program is the brainchild of Coleen Amstein,...
  • Counsel to Probe Alleged 'Idol' Affair

    07/28/2005 9:08:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 326+ views
    AP ^ | 7/28/5 | LYNN ELBER
    Beverly Hills -- Taking a page from Washington, the producers of "American Idol" and Fox TV hired an independent counsel to determine whether judge Paula Abdul had an affair with a contestant on the hit talent show. "Any allegations against this show we take quite seriously," Fox Entertainment President Peter Liguori said Thursday, calling the competition's credibility "extraordinarily important to us." Liguori refused to say if Fox and producers Fremantle Media and 19 Television would fire Abdul if the claims by Corey Clark, an unsuccessful contestant on season two, were found to be true. The probe's results are due soon...
  • American Idol 2005--Live Thread

    03/15/2005 5:53:32 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 10,810 replies · 112,862+ views