‘American Idol’ season one champ Kelly Clarkson isn’t happy with Simon Cowell’s plans to release ‘World Idol’ to DVD. “It was total trash and so ill-thought out that I almost died backstage with the shame,” Clarkson admitted to Neil Sean of Sky News. A harder to believe claim by Neil is that Clarkson has threatened to “quit” if its released because “it will ruin my career.” Clarkson placed second in ‘World Idol’, behind Norwegian ‘Idol’ Kurt Nilsen.
Paris Bennett On ‘Idol’ Final Four
May 5, 2006 – MTV News caught up with Paris Bennett for a Q&A after the 17-year-old was voted off Wednesday night’s ‘American Idol’. Asked for her thoughts on the final four, Bennett responded, “Elliott possesses something so deep within himself that for him to be able to do the things he does when he’s on that stage, I honor him for that. He keeps it real. Taylor, that’s my big brother. He has so much soul in him, and again, he keeps it real. With both of them, they both have a sense of home, you never feel like you’re out of place. Katharine, very sweet, very classical. She’s just Katharine. She’s the beauty queen. Chris is definitely the rocker. He’s so intense with what he does, and that’s what makes him a great person.” Read more.
Paris Bennett Chats With KIIS FM
May 5, 2006 – Paris Bennett was on the phone with KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest and Ellen K on Thursday (May 4), the morning after she was voted off ‘American Idol’. She talked about getting booted, giving Ryan her throat lozenge before performing last night, how the remaining ‘Idol’ finalists are getting along, her crush on Ryan, her future plans, and more. kiisfm.com has since removed the audio.
Simon Favors Chris Or Taylor To Win ‘Idol’
May 5, 2006 – So does Simon Cowell have any predictions on who will walk away this year’s ‘American Idol?’ “My favorites now have to be Chris or Taylor,” Simon tells ‘Extra’. “With Katharine [McPhee] being the dark horse.”
Kellie Pickler Visits ‘Fox & Friends’
May 2, 2006 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ finalist Kellie Pickler visited ‘Fox & Friends’ on Tuesday (May 2) to discuss her time on the show. She talked about the ‘Unchained Melody’ performance last week, being “real”, her tough life, just learning her father had gotten out of jail – though she still hasn’t spoken to him, Simon’s minx comment, and her burping talent. Video at FoxNews.com has since been removed.