The National Enquirer reports ‘American Idol’ finalist Anoop Desai was especially close to fellow University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Eve Carson, prompting him to give a public mention of the 22-year-old, who was brutally gunned down in March 2008. “Those two had a special bond,” a friend of Anoop told the tabloid. “They were always together on campus. They studied together, shared meals and stayed up all hours drinking coffee and talking about their futures. Anoop feels a victory would be a fitting tribute to Eve.” Read more.
Alexis Grace Visits ‘Good Day LA’ After ‘Idol’ Boot
March 20, 2009 – Alexis Grace didn’t get enough votes to stick around for another week on ‘American Idol’. She made it to the final eleven, one short of a chance to go on the Idols Live tour. Grace talked about her experiences on the show with ‘Good Day LA’ co-hosts Steve, Dorothy, and Jillian. Alexis said she only got a couple hours of sleep since she was packing and she said she and Meghan Joy were close since they both had children. Video of the interview, aired Thursday (March 19), at myfoxla.com has since been removed.