"I'll stand by you, Pia!" yelled one distraught male fan in the crowd, echoing the lyrics of her farewell tune after the cameras stopped rolling. "I'll buy your records!" called another.
It was truly a bizarre evening on American Idol that featured the shirtless antics of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Iggy Pop — who dropped the S-bomb and pumped the microphone from his crotch, both of which were censored...
Constantine Maroulis and Angel Reed
American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis welcomed his first child Thursday, People reports.
Actress-dancer Angel Reed gave birth to Malena James on Thursday at 11:06 p.m.. The new delivery weighed in at...
With auditions for Season 10 of American Idol set for Nashville, New Orleans, Jersey City and San Francisco this summer, speculation is heating up about a replacement for Simon Cowell, who left the show after the May 26 finale. "There's no replacement for Simon," former judge Paula Abdul told TV Guide Magazine at the Tony Awards. Abdul, who's now busy on her new upcoming CBS show Got to Dance, pointed out, "They broke the mold [with him]. We all know that!"
Former Idol Constantine Maroulias tells Erin Fox that hes working on a new play called Rock of Ages. But more importantly which David did he support -- Cook or Archuleta?
Katharine McPhee and Chris Daughtry courtesy Fox
I have never seen any show transcend the boundaries of age, race, religion, weight and politics as beautifully as American Idol has in the past six years. I can discuss it with my husband's 70-year-old uncle (who thinks Sanjaya should be shot), my cabdriver (who cries when he hears Kat McPhee), my gynecologist (who thinks Paula's hysterical... in a bad way), and my 6- and 4-year-old cousins, who think the sun rises and sets with Simon Cowell. That's right, you heard me, they like Simon (not to mention all the cute boys on the show). So I asked some of my peeps what they thought were some of the best moments from American Idol, and this is what we came up with. Erin FoxKelly Clarkson, "Stuff Like That There" | Watch on YouTubeThis was not only the moment I knew Kelly would win the first Idol title, it was the moment I knew she could literally sing anything.Fantasia Barrino, "Summertime" | Watch on YouTube I don't think there was a dry eye in America after this stunning, gooseb...
Drake Hogestyn by Chris Haston/NBC
I knew we were in for a bumpy ride when All My Children started the year by murdering Dixie the show's heart and soul with a plate of poisoned pancakes. But hey, that meant more airtime for Zarf, a rude, suffocatingly hammy, penis-flashing transgender rock star who fell in love with Pine Valley's saintly lesbian Bianca. Appropriately, fans on the Internet named the couple "Barf." In a pathetic attempt to boost ratings, Days of our Lives pretended to kill its most popular male character, John, played by Drake Hogestyn. Even the cast was fooled. But with the Nielsens staying flat, Hogestyn is now back at work and we're left to wonder: How the hell can we ever invest in Days again?General Hospital viewers had a fit and threatened to stop watching when heartthrob Jax was held hostage and forced into sex by a loony Russian chick. Meanwhile, they didn't seem to mind when a Port Charles strangler killed three women.Things that made me cringe: Constantine Maroulis on The Bold ...
Everyone was in the house for the grand finale of American Idol, as Jordin and Blake opened the show with a long-awaited Beatles tune. "I Saw Her Standing There" was a premonition of things to come. We drifted quickly into a performance by the touring Gwen Stefani singing her song 4 in the Morning. She looked and sounded fantastic. Red-carpet tidbits there were lots of Idols both past and present. However, the real stars were ushered past me on the red-carpet press line at the speed of light, as though I had a form of jumping leprosy. I spoke to:The crying girl.Blakes dad, Dallas.Writers of the song This Is My Now (as opposed to my later on).Sabrina Sloan simply lovely.Constantine Maroulis all business, currently starring in The Bold and the Beautiful. Kelly Clarkson rocked the heck out of Never Again will I put up with Clive Davis yelling at me; Im a star, damn it! I cant imagine why Clive doesnt like ...
South of Nowhere's Ashley and Spencer
Michael Davis and Mark Nollinger, two dads who write and edit the family page for TV Guide, got to talking recently about the state of teen TV, the importation of Canadian angst, bikini shows and snow parkas.
Michael Davis: What do you think is the best show for teens on TV? My favorite, Everwood, got killed when WB merged with UPN to form CW. So CW is dead to me, even though it hasn't signed on yet.
Mark Nollinger: Yeah, it's too bad about Everwood. I think Smallville and Veronica Mars are pretty cool, too. But speaking as a parent, my favorite show — for older teens, anyway — isn't aimed at teens at all:
American Idol hasn't been that full of shockers this season. Scott Savol's violent past? Not too surprising, from the looks of the guy. Bo Bice's drug past? Ditto. But the fact that Anthony Fedorov outlasted Constantine Maroulis on last week's American Idol? Now that one threw us for a loop!
How could Maroulis, the closest thing Idol
's ever had to a Greek god — well, he is
Greek, at least — be sent home? To be fair, his Tuesday-night rendition of Nickelback
's "How You Remind Me" wasn't his best performance to date. Still, Fox's crooning contest just won't be the same without Constantine's tongue-wagging and perfect pout. However, the 29-year-old tells TVGuide.com he's not too devastated by his premature ouster.
"It is all beautiful," Maroulis says. "I thi
One of the joys of American Idol is watching amateurish, questionably dressed wannabes blossom into, well, more polished, professional-looking wannabes. Remember how Fox's reality hit spit-shined Clay Aiken? Just think what an Idol-style extreme makeover could do for this season's crop of up-and-comers...
If you read yesterday's Insider, you may've been surprised to learn that Constantine Maroulis stands at a lofty 6-foot-3. "I slouch," he tells TVGuide.com. It's no shocker to anyone, however, that both Connie and Bo Bice could use a shave and a haircut.
"I shave sometimes," the 29-year-old Maroulis grins. "And I promise all the people out there that I do
shower, and I do wash my hair. It might be hotel shampoo and conditioner, but...."
Is Maroulis ready for a makeover if the show decides he needs one? "I wouldn't be open to much chan