American Idol News

American Idol” just keeps on giving. Here is a great story about Chris Sligh who was a finalist from season six. He wrote the new number one country song, “Here Comes Goodbye” for the group Rascal Flatts. So here was the guy who joked about “bringing chubby back” when he was on Idol and he himself claimed not to have the look of a rock star but the guy has found his calling. After “American Idol” he moved to Nashville in 2007 and look at him now. I am sure this is not the last we will hear from him.  What is so ironic though about this story and his writing abilities is that he was brought up a strict fundamentalist Baptist and was not even allowed to listen to pop or rock music. He has not ventured that far from his roots though and has a Christian music album out called “Run to You” which has been successful and in the top 10 on the Christian music charts. He hopes to release his second album soon. He says “we’re trying to make a record that transcends the genre of Christian music and can stand up to U2 or Coldplay or something like that I think it could blow a lot of people away.” And in other Idol news…Condoleezza Rice is a huge Randy Jackson fan and when she was recently in Los Angeles to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” she had a meeting with Randy Jackson where they hung out and talked for 90 minutes. No love connection however since Randy has been married since 1995. She is totally into music and Randy, and has always wanted to meet him and she got her chance and had a lovely time.

The controversy has not died down yet on the whole Miss California, gay marriage and Perez Hilton question from Sunday night.  This morning on the “Today Show” Miss USA shared what she would have said and you know she was prepared for the question. Kristen Dalton from North Carolina would have said if asked the same question that, “the beautiful thing about America is that we have the right to choose, we have the right to choose what partner we want to love, commit and spend the rest of our lives with. I think all couples should be able to recognize legally, and they should be able to enter into a union. Whether or not that should be defined as marriage…I’ll leave that up to the politicians.” Ok, that was a good answer. She also goes on to say that her and Miss California, Carrie Prejean have become good friends and “I respect her opinion.” Leave it to Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus to get in on the action. Both girls have twittered that they both support gay marriage. Britney says “Love is love” and “People should be able to do whatever makes them happy.” Miley says “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much He cares! Like I said, everyone deserves to be happy.” Thanks girls for sharing your thoughts.

On a lighter note…magic man David Blaine got engaged on April 4th to his French model girlfriend, Alizee Guinochet. He is 36 and she is a young one at 23 years old. On the baby front… Jill Scott welcomed a baby boy, Jett Hamilton on Monday. She is in the new show on HBO, “The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency”. Good show great books.