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American Idol auditioner Ian Benardo sues for $300 million, claims anti-gay discrimination

American Idol 6 auditioner and season nine finale performer/crasher Ian Benardo is suing the show for $300 million, claiming that he was the victim of anti-gay harassment and discrimination. He told TMZ that he wants to “bring American Idol down” because show employees called him a “fag” and “homo,” among other things. He says his …

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Chris Sligh to Idols: “No one will care about you,” fans “don’t give a flying poo about you”

American Idol 6‘s 10th place finalist has advice for season eight’s finalists, telling them they are “not going to be successful,” and then offers advice for them to be successful–like him. In a blog post, Chris Sligh asks, “how is it that the fat, not-so-great-looking guy who came in 10th place is the 2nd or …

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Sanjaya received a $100,000 advance for his book, would pose nude in a “classy” way

Sanjaya Malakar, the popular American Idol 6 contestant who inspired crazed fans and lots of loathing, was on Howard Stern this morning, He was promoting his new memoir, Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People’s Idol, which USA TODAY says is not “a compelling memoir” and Sanjaya is “just not that …

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Jordin Sparks cancels performances because of “an acute vocal cord hemorrhage”

Jordin Sparks “cannot perform due to an acute vocal cord hemorrhage condition” and has cancelled performances due to “the risk of permanent vocal cord damage,” according to a press release. The release, sent out by the Pennsylvania venue where Jordin was supposed to perform Sunday, says that “Sparks has been ordered to strict vocal rest …

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