Paula Abdul Discusses ‘Idol’ Finale On ‘Today’

Paula Abdul visits 'Today' to discuss 'American Idol'

‘Today’ host Katie Couric talked with Paula Abdul about the season finale of ‘American Idol’. Abdul discussed the success of the show, one of her favorites Elliott Yamin being voted off, dancing with Taylor Hicks a la Courtney Cox on ‘Dancing In The Dark’, and her jewelry line. Video of the interview at Bing.com has since been removed.

Billy Bush Apologizes For Unintended ‘Idol’ Spoiler

May 19, 2006 – Those watching ‘Access Hollywood’ on Wednesday thought Billy Bush had offered a spoiler, especially for west coast viewers who watch the show on tape delay, when he said, “I’m afraid Elliott [Yamin] is gone tonight. It is shocking.” Bush offered an apology and wrote on his blog Thursday: “Which in hindsight, I can now see how that might have made it appear that I was giving away ‘Idol’ results – that is, had I actually known them. I didn’t. And I certainly didn’t mean to ruin the excitement of watching the show live.” While not explaining the remark, ‘Access’ had segments on Katharine McPhee and Taylor Hicks, but nothing about Elliott, so Bush probably meant he was “gone” from the ‘Access’ broadcast.

Carrie Underwood On The ‘Idol’ Finalists

Carrie Underwood on 'Today' to talk about 'American Idol' finale

May 18, 2006 – ‘Today’ host Katie Couric talked with Carrie Underwood, winner of last year’s ‘American Idol’, about what this year’s two finalists must be thinking. Underwood wouldn’t say if she thought Taylor Hicks or Katharine McPhee would win, but she will be there to “pass the torch.” Video of the segment at Bing.com has since been removed.

Congressman Patrick Kennedy Charged

May 11, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “More problems for congressman Patrick Kennedy after the car accident the other night. According to police reports, he acted disoriented and his speech was slurred. Today, he was charged with impersonating Paula Abdul.”

Paris Bennett Chats With Mix 94.1

May 10, 2006 – Ousted ‘American Idol’ Paris Bennett was on Mark and Mercedes in the Morning on MIX 94.1 FM in Las Vegas on Monday (May 8). Paris talked about her visit to Vegas to work with Barry Manilow, why she thought she was voted off, how she got along with the other finalists, Ryan Seacrest being a diva, celebrity fans she met, what’s next for her, and what’s in Paula Abdul’s Coke glass. mix941.fm has since removed the audio.

Movie Roles For Paula Abdul?

May 10, 2006 – ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul was videotaped at Melrose Place. When asked if she will be working on any movies soon she says to just wait and see. Before leaving in a white X5, Abdul promised to one day learn all of the photographers names. In a separate clip, Abdul is shown talking to fans outside the Hollywood and Highland complex. Footage of both at the splash-video.com needs an account and TMZ.com has since been removed.

Stripped: Carrie Underwood

Stripped Raw and Real features ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood performing ‘Jesus Take The Wheel’, ‘Before He Cheats’, ‘Some Hearts’, and ‘Don’t Forget To Remember Me’, as well as a cover of Rascal Flatts’ ‘Bless The Broken Road’. Watch the performances, and an interview, at YouTube.

On TV: Carrie Underwood, Goldfrapp, Aly & AJ

Pop acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday; Goldfrapp, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday; Aly & AJ, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; former O-Town star Ashley Parker Angel, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday; James Blunt, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; and Natasha Bedingfield, who performs on ‘TRL’ on Thursday.

Kaci Brown Offers Praise For Carrie Underwood & New Fans

After threads regarding Kaci Brown and rumored boyfriend AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys were removed from her message board last week, the singer posted a few new messages on Saturday (January 7). To one converted fan who admitted she came on the site because of the uproar over the 17-year-old dating the 28-year-old boy-bander, Brown said, “Out of all the drama, I’m glad you found something positive!” Brown also said of last season’s ‘American Idol’ champ Carrie Underwood: “Carrie’s a sweetheart. I met her at an ascap event last spring.” Brown also said they’re about to film the music video to her new single ‘Instigator’.

Carrie Underwood Named Oklahoman Of The Year

‘American Idol’ season four winner Carrie Underwood’s has been named Oklahoman of the Year. The Checotah native was given the title in the latest issue of Oklahoma Today magazine, which cited her for embodying all the qualities that make the state great.

Underwood, Bice & Clarkson All Top 10 In America

In a press release issued Tuesday, 19 Entertainment is touting the recent successes of their ‘American Idol’ stars, including Carrie Underwood, Bo Bice and Kelly Clarkson, who currently occupied three of the top ten spots on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart the week before Christmas. Commenting on the successful recording careers of ‘Idol’ contestants, Simon Fuller, creator and Executive Producer of ‘American Idol’ said, “This success is a true testament to the power of Idol fans and people power worldwide. Carrie, Bo and Kelly are prime examples of the impact of the ‘Idol’ format, having been discovered by the American public, taken from obscurity and made into true superstars. I am proud to have created a format which has captured the imagination of music fans around the world and which can launch the careers of so many talented young singers. We are looking forward very much to the start of ‘American Idol’s 5th season in January.”

Paula’s Prediction For Carrie Underwood May Soon Come True

Contributed anonymously:

On one of the episodes before the finals on ‘American Idol’ season four, Paula Abdul predicted that Carrie Underwood would be the ‘Biggest Selling American Idol Contestant’ ever in the States. At that point Carrie Underwood was only one of a couple of hopefuls eager to bag the Idol tilt.
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Carrie Underwood’s New Year’s Plans

Asked about how she’ll ring in 2006, OK! magazine quotes ‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood saying, “I have nothing planned for New Year’s, so I’ll have to find some stupid guy to kiss.”

Carrie Underwood Performs On The ‘Today’ Show

Carrie Underwood 'Today'

‘American Idol’ season four champ Carrie Underwood performed ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ and the title track from her debut album, ‘Some Hearts,’ as part of the ‘Toyota Concert Series on Today’ on Tuesday (November 22).

Video of the performances at Bing.com have since been removed.

Carrie Underwood On Her Winning Year

Carrie Underwood 'Today' show interview

‘American Idol’ season four winner Carrie Underwood spoke with ‘Today’ host Matt Lauer on Tuesday (November 22) about her whirlwind year, and the release of her debut album, ‘Some Hearts’.

The interview video at Bing.com has since been removed.

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