Jordin Sparks

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2014
  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Christina Aguilera to Sing at Super Bowl XLV

    ​​Acts such as Billy Joel, Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks have all sung the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Now, Christina Aguilera will be added to the roster. The songstress will belt the tune before Feb. 6's Super Bowl XLV match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Celebrity Perfumes by Musicians: Justin Bieber (Yes, Him Again), Katy Perry, Kate Walsh and Jordin Sparks

    ​If being a celebrity and having a perfume line is the true mark of success, the sad corollary is that audiences think dousing themselves in the "wet ozone" notes of Paris Hilton's product will make you fun and vacuous as well, or that wearing "Unforgivable Woman" by Puffy Combs (aka. P. Diddy/Sea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010

    In the Heights

    Orange County Performing Arts Center

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Orange Bits: Jordin Sparks, Hootenanny and More

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyA womblike (maybe?) car interior from our Hootenanny slideshow.​This week in OC music news from other venues: Jordin Sparks is cheesy, Hootenanny gets people talking, a local music blog gently slams local music players. And more!

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    Jordin Sparks

    The Grove of Anaheim

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Soccer? I Don't Even Know Her! World Cup Futbol Starts Today

    From the 2010 World Cup Facebook page​The FIFA World Cup--you know, that massive sporting event that only comes around every four years, the one that the United States practically makes a sport out of ignoring--starts today in South Africa.Lots of Americans think soccer is boring. Well . . . it is ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    K-Pop Go the Wonder Girls

    [Mental Notes] Also: The condiment artists at Burger Records, Pop Noir's quest for southern hospitality

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    K-Pop Viral Sensation Wonder Girls Coming to House of Blues Anaheim

    ​Remember back in 2007, when kids all around the world were posting videos of themselves doing the Crank Dat Soulja Boy dance?The very next year: The Wonder Girls' "Nobody" dance. The dance sensationalized by the South Korean pop girl group consisted of a few demure movements, some hand gestures, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    David Archuleta

    The Glass House

  • Blogs

    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

    May 23, 2007

    American Idolatry

    The battle between lame and lamer is over. After months of weeding out kids with a sprinkling of talent, American Idol's sixth season came down to annoying Justin Timberlake-wannabe Blake Lewis and not-quite-powerhouse Jordin Sparks. Tonight, 17-year-old Sparks took the title. But you probably al ... More >>