Birmingham Proclaims ‘Taylor Hicks Day’

‘American Idol’ frontrunner Taylor Hicks visited his hometown in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday (May 12) and received a hero’s welcome. The trip home included a parade, a performance at Alabama’s largest shopping mall and a meeting with the governor. Fans swarmed Hicks for pictures and autographs at every stop. has since removed video.

Simon’s ‘Are You Drunk?’ Comment Offends Taylor

TMZ has learned that ‘American Idol’ finalist Taylor Hicks was offended by Simon Cowell’s remark after Taylor’s performance Tuesday night. Simon’s comment — “Are you drunk?” — pushed a sensitive button with Taylor.

Washing The Grey Out Of Taylor Hicks’ Hair?

TMZ has learned, beginning next week, ‘American Idol’ finalist Taylor Hicks will undergo a hair color transformation. Each week, over the next few, Hicks grey will become less prominent.