Download the Flashlight iPhone app, or if you're old-school, get out the scented Bath & Bodyworks candles. Orange County may be in store for the Summer of Rolling Blackouts, thanks to ongoing troubles at San Onofre.
Idol InfernoLeesa Bellesi with Idol-judge-no-more Paula Abdul What does a pastor's wife in Lake Forest have to do with Fox's top-rated singing contest? Enough to fill an entire chapter in American Idol: The Untold Story, the new book by LA Times writer Richard Rushfield that gives a behind-the-sc ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMSNBC reported yesterday that Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is the new American Idol judge, although Fox officially says "no comment."
Apparently negotiations were finalized late last week, meaning Tyler got his request for a top-notch wardrobe and makeu ... More >>
Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessic ... More >>
www.myspace.com/alisonirahetaWho's going to Long Beach Pride?
It's a stretch to say people will be out there for the music, since it's definitely a rolypoly mix of people who were famous in the late '80s and people who didn't make it to the American Idol finals, but there are definitely some ge ... More >>
Billie Joe Armstrong inducts the Stooges--and a shirtless Iggy Pop--into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The White Stripes will return. We hope!American Idol idiots butcher Rolling Stones songs--sounds so bad almost wished I saw it.Did the Gorillaz really rip off Eddy "Electric Avenue" Grant??
LAPD assholes hold Kid Cudi at gunpoint "in a case of mistaken identity."John Lennon's star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame--thought to be stolen--has been relocated next to George Harrison's, Ringo Starr's scheduled to join February 8.TMZ makes big deal of Christina Aguilera fender bender in West Holl ... More >>
Few shows split the masses like American Idol. Millions live for the program. Me? Not so much. I have seen a total of about 12 minutes. Simon Cowell makes me want break stuff as do most of the histrionic-prone vocalists featured on the show. But I do like what alum Kelly Clark ... More >>
What? I'm writing about "American Idol?" Someone please come to my apartment and make sure I'm not hallucinating. So anyway...Ellen DeGeneres has been picked as Paula Abdul's replacement for the upcoming season. Do I care? No. Should you? No. But I figured you might want to know.Apparently, the I ... More >>
Ah, yes, the only American Idol winner that ever mattered--not to mention the only one we don't hate--Kelly Clarkson visited the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa last night. It was beautiful, it was crowded, there was plenty of kettle corn and beer strewn about... and photographer Chris Victorio ... More >>
Engage/NEA Writers Event, 2 p.m.You think you have what it takes to be a writer? Too bad you're so old. Luckily age is just a number to the folks at Engage, a nationally recognized nonprofit leader in the field of
creativity and aging. They're hosting a National Endowment for the Arts today where w ... More >>
Some emails to Clockwork crossed wires in our email-making machine. As a result, it's unclear whether the accompanying photo goes with an emergency notification to Orange County parents on skin symptoms experienced by children infected with the swine-flu virus or the press release about the happy-ha ... More >>
Yep. Both of the Orange County folks in the top 36--Mishavonna Henson and Kai Kalama--were eliminated last night during the American Idol results show. Not really surprising, given the thoroughly lukewarm responses to their performances last night, but still, a bit of a letdown, no? They do have a c ... More >>
American Idol finalized their top 36 last night, and Orange County is responsible for two of them--that's 5.555(and so on) percent! Not too shabby.Irvine's Mishavonna Henson (left) and San Clemente's Kai Kalama both made it through into the live episodes, which start this Tuesday with the first crop ... More >>
American Idol, a show a small number of you may have a passing familiarity with, returns tonight (8 p.m., Fox) with a sure-to-be-scintillating two hour eighth season premiere. Of course, the first few weeks are always just auditions, so if you're one of those people who only like to watch bad folks ... More >>
The star of tonight's American Idol eighth (I know, only eight?) season premiere of American Idol is surely Katrina Darrell, already known the world over as "Bikini Girl." That clever nickname is derived from the fact that she wore a bikini to the audition, which seems to be the only reason she made ... More >>
THURSDAY, MAY 15
●Unusually slow week in Reggieville. The best action is online—nothing like a gay marriage legalization to send the Reggie’s Nutjob Nation a-spewin’. But there’s plenty of gold in today’s print ish, starting with the front-page list of the rag’s “must-read” storie ... More >>
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily column, Nikki Finke charts all the controversies swirling around American Idol contestant Tom Lowe.
Her piece begins:
American Idol 6 would be nothing without its controversy. The latest: 28-year-old ex-British boy-band'er Tom Lowe is the target of not just one ... More >>