Posts Tagged: american idol

AUDIO: Entertainment Reporter Jill Wilderman Talks ‘Idol’ & AXS TV

“American Idol” returned for season 11 on Fox Wednesday, and Entertainment Reporter Jill Wilderman talked about the competition’s first episode of the year.Wilderman also chatted about “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s new endeavor with Mark Cuban, AEG, and CAA. The entertainment forces will combine to re-brand Cuban’s HDNet in to AXS, a channeled centered around live,… Read more »

INTERVIEW: Former ‘Idol’ Contestant Tim Halperin Almost Covered Tom Petty on TV

Tim Halperin was a week away from making history on “American Idol” not just once, but twice. He became the first contestant in the show’s history to perform an original track, “The Last Song,” and make the Top 24. The following week, Halperin lost. Had he been voted on, the Omaha native would’ve been the… Read more »

INTERVIEW: ‘Idol’ Finalist Casey Abrams Feels Normal After NYC Treatment

“American Idol” finalist Casey Abrams recently revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that he is feeling no symptoms of his ulcerative colitis after receiving an infusion of remedies in New York City. “All the remedies are kicking in,” said Abrams. “I’ve been completely normal.” Abrams revelation is great news, especially if you’ve followed the jazz… Read more »

INTERVIEW: ‘Idol’ Haley Reinhart Talks About How She Almost Won It All

Haley Reinhart covered Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and did it more than justice on “American Idol.” Then, the Chicago native almost had it all, herself. “I’m about to get ready for the show, just to sit in the audience, and I get the producers coming up to me,” Reinhart recalled of when she was… Read more »

INTERVIEW: Paul McDonald Plans Wedding, Next Music Move While on ‘Idol’ Tour

He has a band, The Grand Magnolias, waiting for him so the group can start playing shows. He has a fiance, “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed, waiting for him so they can get married. But while Paul McDonald may be thinking about his band and planning for his wedding, he’s still on tour with “American Idol… Read more »

INTERVIEW: ‘Idol’ Pia Toscano Thinks Early Elimination Was a Blessing in Disguise

As “American Idol” finalist Pia Toscano is currently finding out, everything happens for a reason. The Season 10 contestant revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that her early elimination from “Idol” afforded her a chance to get a head start on recording her debut album. “I had a lot of time before we started the… Read more »

AUDIO: In Touch Weekly’s Kim Serafin on ‘Idol’ Judges, Save the Children Charity

In Touch Weekly Senior Editor Kim Serafin talked about the return of all three judges to the forthcoming season of “American Idol” on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” She says Jennifer Lopez will be receiving a reported $8 million pay raise.Serafin also chatted about the “I’m Gonna Be Your Friend” campaign launched to help raise funds… Read more »

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: Lupe Dismisses Label Beef; Other Notes

It’s funny how a number one album can change your whole perspective on things. The trials and tribulations between Lupe Fiasco and Atlantic Records are well documented, specifically over the release of Lupe’s latest LP, Lasers. Atlantic tried to give Lupe the songs “Nothin’ On You” and “Airplanes” – aiming to bring him to a… Read more »