Jimmy Kimmel interviewed the first ‘Dancing with the Stars’ castoff Belinda Carlisle on Tuesday night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. The Go-Go’s singer talked about how she got involved with the ABC hit show, vacationing in India, Jimmy’s belief that the judges count it against people who are performers, not being sad about getting voted off, and who she thinks will win.
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For the first time in 10 years Belinda Carlisle has released a new album. Titled ‘Voila’, it is sung entirely in French, and includes covers of classics by Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf. “I had no desire to make another pop album,” Carlisle, speaking from her home in Provence, France, told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It just wasn’t interesting to me. I had been there and done that. I was in the Go-Go’s and after that made so many solo albums. I decided years ago if I were ever going to record anything else it would have to be something challenging and completely different.”
According to the anecdotes compiled by Star magazine, Taylor Hicks has been the biggest diva on ‘American Idol’ among contestants, while Paula Abdul gets the nod among the cast. “The minute Taylor made the top 24, he became difficult and he seemed to get worse over time,” a source revealed. All the male contestants on the show became friends – except Hicks, who since the show has seen his faddish following fall hard, being eclipsed in sales, buzz and of course radio play by two ‘Idol’ finalists he beat – Katharine McPhee and Chris Daughtry. “He was conceited and cold,” according to the insider. “Once he was in the top eight, I think he no longer wanted to be on the show.” Read more.
Carlisle: I Was Tapped To Replace Paula Abdul On ‘Idol’
February 13, 2007 – PlanetOut caught up with Belinda Carlisle for a lengthy interview, where the Go-Gos singer talked about how she was asked to replace troubled ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul on the FOX hit. “As far as ‘American Idol’ goes, I was actually approached a couple of years ago about possibly replacing Paula Abdul,” Carlisle revealed. “But to answer your question [as to whether she’d want to be a judge on the show], I really don’t know. To be perfectly honest, it’s just not my thing. I’d rather listen to music that comes from a more organic place. But you know, I just … don’t know if I would or not.”
‘American Idol’ Contestant Gets Kicked Off
February 11, 2007 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “This week, the producers of ‘American Idol’ kicked a contestant off the show when they discovered he had been busted for smoking pot. Yeah. Actually, he wasn’t kicked off for smoking pot, he was kicked off for not sharing with Paula Abdul.”
Randy Jackson Talks ‘Idol’, Responds To Jennifer Hudson
February 7, 2007 – ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson talked with ‘Today’ host Meredith Vieira about the sixth season of the show, the “cruel” judges and Jennifer Hudson’s recent comments about the show’s abusive critiques. Read more and watch the segment, aired Tuesday (February 6), at MSN.com.
Belinda Carlisle hopes to turn her life as The Go-Gos singer and solo star into a film starring someone like Jessica Alba. “It will shock many – I’ve lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star,” she told Neil Sean of Sky News.
Phixx, Matt Goss, Javine Hylton, Hayley Evetts, Cheeky Girls, and The Go-Go’s singer Belinda Carlisle were on hand for Jennifer Ellison 21st Birthday Party on Wednesday (June 16) at Jewel Nightclub in London. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages, and check out photos and gossip from the night from TheSun.
The Sun spoke with Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Gos who has denied having plastic surgery. Carlisle said, “I’m lucky. These are real cheekbones and I’m hoping they’re going to hold up my face up for a while yet. Surgery scares me. You can lose all the personality in your face. I think people look at me and see a survivor.” As for her Playboy shots, she said, “I’m happy with my body but I have to work hard at it – and it’s getting harder. As you get older it’s difficult to keep track of all the stuff that’s going south.”
According to Popbitch.com, Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle has hands like Madonna. Said a technician who had to mic her up for a TV show. “She grabbed my hand and she had the most wrinkly, scaly hands I have ever seen on a woman. She frightened me. Her youthful and lifted face did not match the knobbly fingers and croc-like skin.”