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2009-01-29 08:40:00

Singing Sensation Archuleta Makes Acting Debut on iCarly, Hosts the Love-Themed Lineup with Nick Star Miranda Cosgrove - and Debuts his Brand-New Single on TV Two New Love-Songs Debut in The Naked Brothers Band Valentine's Special True Plays Cupid on True Jackson, VP NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's pre-Valentine's "Crush Night" is music to kids' ears when teen "Idol" David Archuleta takes on his newest challenge: The crush-worthy singing sensation makes his acting debut on...

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2009-01-15 08:44:54

More than 30 million viewers tuned in for the Season 8 premiere of American Idol this week, said the U.S. singing competition show's creators. Tuesday night's program was the highest-rated telecast and night of the 2008-09 television season, added CKX, Inc. and 19 Entertainment Ltd. The show was created by 19 Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKX, Inc., and is co-produced by 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia Ltd. We are thrilled with 'American Idol's' continued dominance of the...

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2009-01-13 17:14:57

Kimberly Caldwell's publicist says the singer is no longer dating American Idol winner David Cook. Caldwell was a contestant in Season 2 of the singing competition TV series, while Cook was the winner of Season 7 of Idol. They reportedly dated for several months. Kimberly and David ended their relationship just before the holidays. The couple remain good friends and being very private people, appreciate their privacy at this time, Caldwell's representative told People.com. The magazine said...

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2008-12-15 20:49:02

Reports claiming American Idol bosses want to push judge Paula Abdul off the U.S. show aren't true, says producer Ken Warwick. Abdul, who is now in contract negotiations regarding her future with the series, has been critical of Idol producers for allowing a woman, whom Abdul has described as her stalker, to audition for the program in 2005. The woman was found dead of an apparent suicide last month outside Abdul's Los Angeles home. But despite recent events, Warwick said he hopes Abdul...

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2008-12-15 20:49:02

Reports claiming American Idol bosses want to push judge Paula Abdul off the show aren't true, says producer Ken Warwick. Abdul, who is now in contract negotiations regarding her future with the series, has been critical of Idol producers for allowing a woman, whom Abdul has described as her stalker, to audition for the program in 2005. The woman was found dead of an apparent suicide last month outside Abdul's Los Angeles home. But despite recent events, Warwick said he hopes Abdul remains...

2008-12-14 10:45:03

Malta national Kevin Borg's performance of With Every Bit of Me helped him win the title of Swedish Idol 2008, officials said. Voters for the competitive talent show tabbed the 22-year-old, who moved to Sweden from the island nation a year ago, over 17-year-old Alice Svensson in the finale of the popular TV series, The Local reported. In addition to wowing audiences with Andreas Carlsson's hit song Friday night, Borg offered renditions of Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer and You're the Voice by...

2008-10-05 09:00:12

By MONTAGUE GAMMON III By Montague Gammon III Correspondent OCEANFRONT The latest audience interactive Maverick Murder Mystery at Angelo's Restaurant gives its actors grand opportunities to play characters who are bad actors. "Death of an American Idol," based on the idea that folks who don't have the talent to make the TV show might be afforded a second chance, lets each highly able cast member tap his inner ham, down to the marrow-filled, Smithfield-cured bone. The fun these...

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By Nathalie Baret For the Journal Former "American Idol" finalist Josh Gracin earned his record deal like any other aspiring musician. Sure, the ex-Marine had some help with the visibility he received when he placed fourth in the second season of television's most popular reality contest. It also didn't hurt that country music's Rascal Flatts gave him a bona fide thumbs-up. Still, when it came down to the simple facts of Gracin singing a cappella in front of a handful of record...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

By Shellie Branco, The Bakersfield Californian Jul. 16--When the "American Idol" machine spits you out, at least you've learned a bit about marketing. Jon Peter Lewis, 2004 "Idol" finalist and former Taft resident, originally wrote "Song for Christopher Columbus" as a joke. "I already did a Christmas song, I gotta find another holiday," he kids. Then it evolved into something introspective, a lament about innocence lost. His gentler Columbus regrets the part he played in the...

2006-06-06 19:40:53

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Like "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks, runner-up Katharine McPhee has signed to series creator Simon Fuller's 19 Recordings Limited and RCA. The 22-year-old's interpretations of "Over the Rainbow" and "My Destiny" will comprise her first single, due June 27 digitally and in stores. Another song from the Los Angeles native, a cover of Aretha Franklin's' "Think," was made available two weeks ago on the "American Idol Season 5: Encores" compilation. The RCA set...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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