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Posts from: April 2005

reporter cut off when he tries to ask about contestant-judge relationships.

reporter cut off when he tries to ask about contestant-judge relationships. A Thursday conference call between reporters and American Idol 4 cast-off Constantine Maroulis made some news of its own. When a reporter tried to change the subject from the standard, boring post-elimination questions, FOX stepped in. During the call, “a reporter posed a question …

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10 million people voted over the entire Nashville Star season, not for the finale.

10 million people voted over the entire Nashville Star season, not for the finale. Earlier this week, the AP noted in its story about the Nashville Star 3 finale that 10 million people voted for the winner. For some reason, that didn’t seem absurd, but it should have. That’s because their information was slightly off. …

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Bo Bice once “arrested for felony cocaine possession,” but entered drug program.

Bo Bice once “arrested for felony cocaine possession,” but entered drug program. Controversies are dropping out of the sky like 1980s rockers who find themselves sitting in the audience of American Idol. The Smoking Gun revealed today that American Idol 4 finalist Bo Bice “was once arrested for felony cocaine possession, but had the charge …

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FOX may sue ABC over Idol expose; Paula’s lawyer says affair story is “defamatory.”

FOX may sue ABC over Idol expose; Paula’s lawyer says affair story is “defamatory.” ABC’s upcoming Primetime Live expose on American Idol will air one week from tonight, and it’s already generating controversy. Matt Drudge is reporting that “ABC has been warned in writing it could face legal fallout,” as “FOX owner Rupert Murdoch has …

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