American Idol finalist Corey Clark the dude Simon lambasted for partying the night before a pivotal qualifying round has no plans to tame his wild image should he ultimately be crowned the champ. At the very least, he tells TV Guide Online, "I'm definitely going to be a little more fun than [AI's inaugural winner] Kelly Clarkson." (Justin, are you going to let him diss your woman like that?) We have to wonder whether the 22-year-old Nashville native was busy raising the roof the day Fox asked him to fill out its online profile, because he left half the form blank! What gives? "I didn't leave it [empty]," he insists. "I was never asked those questions." Well, we can fix that...
TV Guide Online: If you don't make it on American Idol, what will you do?
Corey Clark: I will continue to try and record a demo.
Clark: To be a successful recording artist. I'd also like to do some acting and modeling. I'd like to open up a movie company for my brother... and some chain restaurants, maybe like a club or something, and let my parents run it. I've got a lot of stuff that I want to do, and it all involves family and friends. TVGO: What album would your friends be surprised you own?
Clark: No Doubt's Return of Saturn. TVGO: What is the first CD you ever bought?
Clark: Purple Rain by Prince. TVGO: What is in your CD player right now?
Clark: Some of my dad's music, actually. TVGO: Who is your American Idol?
Clark: It's a toss-up between my dad and Michael Jackson. TVGO: What is your favorite type of music?
Clark: R&B. TVGO: What is your favorite song?
Clark: That's a tough one. I like "Purple Rain," I like "With a Child's Heart" by Michael Jackson... I like a lot of stuff. TVGO: Has your opinion of Michael Jackson changed in recent weeks? (Note: This question was not pulled off idolonfox.com. We just had to ask.)
Clark: I'm not finicky like the media. I was a fan of Michael Jackson's before I could walk or talk. The stuff that he's going through personally, I just try and pray for him and be there for him [and hope] he has a strong heart to get through it. It doesn't [change my opinion] of him, because what he does on that stage is better than what everybody else is doing. As long as he keeps performing right and doing his thing, he's alright in my book.