Since Cher became a star by crooning on TV, what’s her take on the young upstarts hoping to do the same on ‘American Idol’? “You know what, I’ve never seen it,” the 56-year-old icon tells TV Guide Online. “I don’t really watch TV. Sorry, I’ve heard that some guy is really mean on it. That’s about all I know.” She’ll be airing right after the reality show though tonight, with ‘Cher: The Farewell Tour’ airing tonight at 9 pm/ET on NBC.
Frenchie Davis Nears Record Deal
April 8, 2003 – Groovevolt.com reports that ousted American Idol Frenchie Davis is in talks with J Records and Island/Def Jam for a record deal. “She is expecting to make an announcement any day now,” says one source. “She wants to sing but she has been reviewing many scripts including a sitcom for Fox.” The Guess What update, including news on Frenchie’s fellow Idols and Madonna’s plan for a new ‘American Life’ video, has since been removed at Groovevolt.com.
Saddam Upset Corey Clark Got The ‘Idol’ Boot
April 7, 2003 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday, “Some people now believe that Saddam Hussein is alive, due to a television appearance he had the other day where he mentioned several things that have happened since the start of the war. One of the things he said was that he was upset that Corey had been kicked off ‘American Idol’.”
Vanessa Olivarez Jokes About Jailed ‘Idols’
April 6, 2003 – Vanessa Olivarez weighed in on the growing number of ‘American Idol’ contestants with rap sheets. She joked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “If I had an arrest record, I’d have done better.” Then she added, “Maybe they should have John Walsh of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ as a guest judge.”