American Idol contestant David Cook is in trouble again after last week's turmoil over him not being clear that "Billie Jean" was not his arrangement, but actually that of Chris Cornell. While Chris Cornell brushed off the lack of Cook's acknowledgment of this after his performance, another band, Doxology, is now getting Cook back in hot water saying he did their arrangement of "Eleanor Rigby" a few weeks before. Read more of what the band has to say on EW.com: 'Idol' contestant David Cook under fire again, this time for his 'Eleanor Rigby' performance Photo courtesy of EW.com
Paula Abdul approached Tom Bergeron, the Dancing with the Stars host, during the last season finale and revealed that she would love to be a contestant on the show. Though she obviously has choreographing experience, she has never had ballroom training. An executive was also around at the time and seemed to think that it was a good idea, so perhaps we'll be seeing Paula on the other end of a judging table in the near future... Source: SF Gate
In this week's American Idol performances, David Cook performed Chris Cornell's version of the Michael Jackson song, "Billie Jean," but was praised by the judges for his original arrangement! A bunch of disgruntled Chris Cornell fans let him know about it, so check out what Cornell has to say about David's performance: Chris Cornell defends 'Idol' contender David Cook Photo courtesy of EW.com
On American Idol last night, we lost our dear Chikezie, but he's not finished yet... just a little tired out. Check out what Chikezie has to say to EW about his Idol experience, why he dropped his last name, and plenty Chikezie for those of you missing him already! 'American Idol' Exit Q&A: Chikezie Photo courtesy of EW.com
We already learned earlier this month that some big names attached to the second annual "Idol Gives Back" charity special, airing April 9th, include Brad Pitt, Bono, Reese Witherspoon, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Annie Lennox, Snoop Dogg, Fergie, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry. Now we've learned of even more participants: Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Connolly, Amy Adams, Kiefer Sutherland, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Dane Cook, Celine Dion, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Eliott Yamin and Fantasia have also signed on to appear. Source: E!Online
None other than Christian Siriano - winner of Project Runway 4 - designed Kimberly Locke's dress that she wore to perform on American Idol last night. What did you think? Personally, I think it's heinous. Kimberly Locke on American Idol
On American Idol this week, our first to go of the Top 12 was the now somewhat infamous David Hernandez. While David got plenty of press attention when it was revealed that he worked as a stripper at a gay club, David has faith that America cut him based on his song choice and performance over his personal life. Check out what David has to say about his elimination: Idol's David H.: Song Choice Was Worse Than Stripper Past
Season 7 starts tonight(1/15) on FOX and continues tomorrow(1/15) at 8/7 Central.