TV Guide Online chatted with ousted American Idol semi-finalist Delano Cagnolatti on what prompted him to lie about his age. The 29-year-old who tried to pass himself off as being 23 said, “If you want to talk about music, that’s fine.” He added, “If I trip and I fall, I dust off and I keep walking, that’s the kind of person I am. So I don’t have anything to say about American Idol anymore, ever.”
‘American Idol’ Host Got His Break As Teen In Atlanta
July 3, 2002 – Rodney Ho of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled ‘American Idol’ host and former Atlantan Ryan Seacrest who got his radio career started as a teen on Star 94 before getting radio and TV jobs in Los Angeles.
American Idol Show Adds Controversy This Week
July 3, 2002 – Well ‘American Idol’ turned up the controversy last night – though it kind of came off as staged. Two incidents had Simon Cowell going off on Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson for being too soft on the contestants and he criticized Americans for voting out of sympathy instead of who is best. Later, Kristin Holt and Nikki McKibbin got in a bit of a snit over an argument the two had on a flight from Dallas. As for who advances – look for Christina Christian as a shoe-in while Melanie Sanders, Ejay Day, and Nikki should battle for the other two spots… Unless the inferior Christopher Badano and Wade Robson look-a-like Mark Scott get the female teenybopper sympathy vote as happened in the first two rounds. Who do you think will advance?
‘American Idol’ Ryan Seacrest Also Insists He’s Straight
July 2, 2002 – When TV Guide Online contacted the other host of ‘American Idol’, Ryan Seacrest, he was a little nervous following the theme of the last article on his co-host Brian Dunkleman. “What’s the angle of this story? I saw the Dunkleman headline and I’m straight,” the L.A.-based deejay says pointedly. “I will take your name in vain on the radio. C’mon, baby! I’m nice on American Idol – I can be a real bitch on the radio. No, I’m just kidding.”