Miley and Iyaz Duet- Rihanna Injured- Kelly Clarkson Smoke Free- South Park Censored- Plus Size Idol Lingerie- Susan Boyle Makes Simon Even Richer and more
First season American Idol champ Kelly Clarkson's upcoming concert in Indonesia will no longer be sponsored by a cigarette company, the promoter said Thursday following protests from fans and anti-tobacco groups. more
Rihanna almost fell on her face and injured herself when performing at Le Dome in Marseille in France on April 21. During a performance, the Barbadian songstress tripped and fell when running across the stage in her high heels. more.
As if that wasn't enough, there is this report: In the midst of her 27-date European tour, Rihanna suffered an injured rib that required a brief trip to an emergency room in Switzerland. The injury took place during Monday’s show in Zurich. Following the performance, Rihanna was taken to a private clinic. “[She] had an injured rib and went to have it looked at to be sure it was nothing serious, and it wasn’t,” the 22-year-old singer’s rep said. more
Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park said Thursday that Comedy Central removed a speech about intimidation and fear from their show after a radical Muslim group warned that they could be killed for insulting Muhammad. AP reports that it came during about 35 seconds of dialogue between the cartoon characters of Kyle, Jesus Christ and Santa Claus that was bleeped out. more
Lane Bryant's controversial new lingerie ad, featuring busty, plus-sized models, will finally air on Fox next Wednesday, during the closing minutes of the 9 p.m. edition of "American Idol." more
"You Don't Know Jack," starring a barely recognizable Al Pacino as the gray-haired, bespectacled Jack Kevorkian, sketches in the details with an unsparing look at the doctor who served more than eight years in prison for his role in the death of a terminally ill man. The film debuts 9 p.m. EDT Saturday on HBO. more
Director/actor Jon Favreau told the Los Angeles Times that the late DJ AM (aka Adam Goldstein) filmed a cameo in Iron Man 2, and he plans on leaving the scene in the film more
Coinstar Inc's Redbox on Thursday ended legal disputes and reached distribution pacts with Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox in the latest sign that Hollywood is warming to the DVD kiosk operator that it has accused of depressing prices. more. The sad fact is that even with Redbox's low prices most recently studio films aren't worth the rental price.
Simon Cowell has seen his fortune rise by more than 40 million pounds (46.3 million euros, 61.5 million dollars). AFP reports that Cowell, whose earnings were boosted by the surprise worldwide success of Scottish singer Susan Boyle after she appeared on his TV show "Britain's Got Talent", is now reckoned to be worth 165 million pounds. more Wonder how much Susan made off her talent?
Akon tells Vibe.com that Lady Gaga is currently recording new material while on the road. "She records while she's on the road," Akon said. "I'm flying out to Europe to work on some new records with her. more
Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse have reunited to record an upcoming album in honor of music industry legend Quincy Jones - two years after the pair was originally slated to start the project. The superproducer was at the mixing deck for Winehouse's 2006 global smash "Back to Black" and the pop star returned the favor the following year by singing "Valerie" for Ronson's covers compilation "Version". more
MTV reports that 'American Idol' experts say Tim Urban tried too hard. And here we thought it was his forgettable, generic voice that did him in. (Of course, the same can be said about most Idles). Good things we have "experts" to explain such things. more
Now for an Idol singer who can sing, Crystal Bowersox is shooting down reports that she nearly quit "American Idol" despite being the favorite to win season nine, saying, "I never intended on quitting. None of that [was true]." more
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