This week, Phillip Phillips made "American Idol" history.
So Phillip Phillips, besides having the most tongue-twistery name since Benedict Cumberbatch is also having some legal issues with American Idol and 19 Entertainment – namely, he wants out. Phillips won a recording contract with 19 in Season 11 of the show.
Phillip Phillips is the first Idol winner to object against his contract's oppressive terms.
'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips is engaged to his girlfriend of five years Hannah Blackwell! Phillips announced their engagement via social media on Friday (26th December).
Phillip Phillips is engaged!
Phillip Phillips - American Idol winner and singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips gives a live performance at the Gatineau Balloon Festival at Parc La Baie - Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - Saturday 30th August 2014
American Idol crowned a new winner on the finale of its 13th season. Caleb Johnson won the competition and was able to perform with Kiss. There was certainly an impressive array of famous names and faces who turned up to appear in or watch the show and they posed for picture on the red carpet beforehand.
Caleb Johnson won American Idol season 13.
As USA Today reports, this is the third time Johnson auditioned for American Idol but the first time he got past the audition rounds. Yet third time's a charm and Johnson has proven critics wrong by winning the 13th season of American Idol.
Continue reading: On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]
With American Idol's 13th season coming to a close, does the singing competition have a chance to win back its relevancy?
Things have been up and down lately for 'American Idol,' as the singing competition is reaching the end of its 13th season. The ratings for one of the more recent episodes reached an all-time low in viewers -- a measly 7 million, while the show’s highest attraction drew in 30 million. Additionally, publicity for one of the finalists hasn’t been too hot either, as contestant Caleb Johnson found himself in a bit of trouble when he called his social media critics “retards” in a video interview with AfterBuzz TV. Either way, the show must go on, and Idol’s two night season finale begins on Tuesday, May 20 as Johnson takes on Jena Irene for the 'American Idol' crown.
“We don’t really care who wins,” Johnson told a group of press outside of Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on May 19. Irene, on the other hand, stated that win or lose, she wanted to “go out on a good note.” Irene may have the better philosophy here, because as 'American Idol' grows older and older, it raises the question: does anyone really care who wins 'American Idol' anymore?
Caleb Johnson is one of American Idol's season 13 finalists
Continue reading: American Idol Hopes to Revive Itself After Season 13
Among arrivals at the Target and FEED collaboration launch at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York were 'The Hitcher' star Sophia Bush, he niece of former President George W. Bush Lauren Bush, 'Off the Map' star Mamie Gummer, 2012 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips and 'The Real Housewives of New York City' star Kelly Bensimon.
Pretty embarrassing news for Phillip Phillips, as the American Idol alumni’s mother was arrested on suspicion of DUI. People who watched the series of Idol that Phillips was in might well recall his mother Sheryl Phillips – she popped up in a few of the shows lending her support to her son as he charged his way through to win the eleventh season of the long-running reality singing contest.
However it was the police that were doing all the charging yesterday (February 14, 2013) after spotting some suspicious looking driving from Phillips snr. Officials reported to TMZ that they saw her swerving her van erratically across lanes while she was driving in Albany, Georgia and monitored her for a bit before eventually pulling her over. Apparently they had reason to believe that she was under the influence of drink or drugs and so pulled her over for a sobriety test, which she was unable to complete.
She was then taken into custody and transferred to a nearby hospital. It’s believe that she split up with her husband last week. Phillip Phillips' relationship is already strained with his parents, according to TMZ, with the pop star refusing to help out financially after their pawn shop closed down. We can’t imagine this incident will do much to improve family relations.
Didn't get your fill with the last dose of State-side halftime entertainment, well the NBA All-Star Weekend is here to help, with the show's line-up trying its best to out do Beyonce and co. last Sunday.
Taking place in Houston on Feb. 16-17, the showcase will be an all-star event in more than just b'ball-ability terms. Alicia Keys will be holding down the reigns at the halftime performance, whilst Ne-Yo will be performing before the main event. John Legend will perform the United States national anthem before the game. On the Saturday before, the newly reformed Fall Out Boy will be providing the half-time entertainment, their first live performance sine their 2009 split, whilst Ellie Goulding will play before the game.
The entertainment isn't just resigned to the match schedule though, as the full weekend of entertainment will also see American Idol winner Phillip Phillips performing on Saturday during the day, which will coincide with the time-honoured Skills Challenge, the Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest — all of which will be presided over by Nick Cannon.
Continue reading: Alicia Keys, Fall Out Boy And More Confirmed For NBA All-Star Weekend
Though she collects No.1 singles like baseball cards, a No.1 album on the Billboard 200 still eludes Rihanna - the multi-award winning mega-selling Barbadian R&B star. That could all change this week as her seventh studio release Unapologetic has what is described as "a very good chance" of scoring a No.1 for the singer and her Def Jam label, reports Billboard.
The album hit shelves this week and should sell somewhere between 225,000 and 250,000 by end of the week (November 25, 2012). That may well be enough to hand Rhi-Rhi the No.1 spot, though with Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday ahead (November 22) it's notoriously difficult to predict sales figures. Previously, her best U.S. chart finish has been No.3 - her 2010 album Loud shifted 207,000 copies in its first week. This time last year, Thanksgiving had a massive impact on Michael Buble's Christmas record, which rose to No.1 selling 227,000 copies (some 60,000 copies more than in the previous week). This week, Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas Baby is in the frame, though it's unlikely to rise to No.1, despite prowling at No.6 having sold 80,000. So who else could stop Rihanna from landing her first Billboard 200 No.1?
With a belly full of turkey, some music fans may find themselves stumbling into music stores and buying Taylor Swift's Red - for whatever reason - or even Phillip Phillips' The World From The Side of the Moon. All will be revealed pretty soon, though we're sticking on our money on Rihanna.
Continue reading: Can Anyone Stop Rihanna Securing Her First Billboard 200 No.1 Album?
The release of Rihanna’s seventh studio album hasn’t come without a significant fanfare. The Barbadian pop artist is currently in the midst of an ambitious tour, playing seven different cities, in seven different countries, over seven days. As the tour hits London, there’s already been talk of drunken antics and streaking on the official ‘777’ tour plane. Before you get too excited, though, it wasn’t Rhi-Rhi getting her kit off; it would seem that it was just a drunk and frustrated journo.
The album itself, Unapologetic, has been making just as many headlines as the lavish release tour. When Rihanna posted a handwritten tracklisting on Twitter, many an eyebrow was raised to see Chris Brown’s name on there, signifying that the tabloids’ favorite former couple would perform a duet. Many a second eyebrow was also raised, when they saw that the title of the duet was ‘Nobodies Business.’ English language aficionados and domestic abuse experts alike were up in arms at the news, though Rihanna remains both defiant and unapologetic over it.
As for the music, so far, we have had the track ‘Diamonds,’ to give a taster of what to expect on Unapologetic. ‘Diamonds’ has already spent four weeks in the chart, having peaked at number two, which bodes well for album number seven from Rihanna.
Continue reading: Out Now: US Album Releases, Rihanna, Kid Rock, Phillip Phillips