Blake Lewis by Michael Becker/Fox Blake Lewis by Michael Becker/Fox
American Idol's first runner-up is the second to ink a deal. Just days after
Idol champ Jordin Sparks jumped in with Jive, Blake Lewis signed with Arista, says the Reporter. Blake's first disc is expected later this year.... A sneak listen of the first track off Madonna's new album netted mixed reactions when the deejay at Thursday's Pop Rocks bash sprung it on the crowd. "Everyone cheered and was excited, but when it started playing, few were dancing," a source tells the New York Post. "[It]sounds almost exactly like Britney's 'Slave 4 You.' The response was tepid at best."