American Idol

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Update: American Idol Theft Suspect Convicted

    Remember last week when we wrote about the saga of Todrick Dramaul Hall, the dude from American Idol who got his phone jacked along with $400? Well, the idiot who didn't know about the Find My iPhone app is facing the consequences of her actions. Today, Bertha Alicia Avalos of Santa Ana pleaded gui ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Long Beach Pride Parade and Festival

    Parade on Ocean Blvd.; Festival at LBCC

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    June 7, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    Leak at San Onofre May Bring Summer Blackouts

    ​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. 

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    October 20, 2011
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    September 29, 2011
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    May 26, 2011

    'Burn the Floor'

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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    March 17, 2011

    Katharine McPhee

    Segerstom Concert Hall

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Lake Forest Christian Crusader Gets an Entire Chapter in American Idol: The Untold Story

    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 >>

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    January 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Steven Tyler New 'American Idol' Judge

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​MSNBC 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 >>

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    August 12, 2010
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    July 30, 2010

    Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges

    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 >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Adam Lambert

    Pacific Amphitheatre

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    July 1, 2010

    Jordin Sparks

    The Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Who's Going To Long Beach Pride?​Who'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 >>

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    April 8, 2010

    T-Girl Tuesdays

    Hamburger Mary's

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Billie Joe Armstrong Inducts the Stooges, White Stripes Return(?), 'American Idol' Idiocy, Gorillaz Go 'Electric Avenue'?

    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??

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    Today in Music News: Kid Cudi, John Lennon, Christina Aguilera, 'American Idol'

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Show of the Day: David Archuleta at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Taste of Newport Begins Today

    ​A reminder that among other events going on this week, (ahem, OC Restaurant Week), the 21st Annual Taste of Newport is happening today, tomorrow, and Sunday in Fashion Island.

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    September 17, 2009

    Taste of Newport

    Fashion Island

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    American Idol News

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Slideshow: Kelly Clarkson at the Pacific Amphitheater

     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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/1

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Swine Flu? Painted Face? 'Hair' Remake? You Decide!

    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 >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 12, 2009

    David Archuleta

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    'Idol' Update: Well, That Was Quick

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Two OC Locals in 'American Idol' Top 36

    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 >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Oh boy! 'American Idol' Returns Tonight!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    'American Idol' 'Bikini Girl' From Not Too Far From Here

    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 >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    September 25, 2008

    Fancy Footwork

    So You Think You Can Dance Tour

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    August 7, 2008

    Do Tell

    William Tell

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2008


    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” stories ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    Rock and Roll Bar

    Aleks Syntek

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    [Aural Reports] Sweet Seoul Music

    Korean immigrant Bella oughta be starring in her own High School Musical

  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    A Royal Flush

    OnDVD: Marie Antoinette

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007

    Public Enemy American Idol No. 1

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Just Like Us!

    Anyone can be an American Idolbut a star? Not so much

  • Culture

    July 6, 2006

    Manic Panic

    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand

    Flora Springs Wine Dinner

  • Culture

    June 8, 2006


    Fashion Co-Op OC

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Ordinary Girl

    Theres something about Kelly Clarkson

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    Idle Worship

    American Idol judge Paula Abdul keeps dancing

  • Columns

    September 11, 2003

    The People Love Loud

    Notes from the American Idol Tour

  • Columns

    April 17, 2003
  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    American A-Holes

    Corporate music wins again on the Idol tour

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