Did you think the most recent season of American Idol was just aiight? Are you confident you're better than a cabaret cruise ship singer? Do you know Paula will happily endorse your wardrobe choices and think you sing from your heart despite forgetting the lyrics to "Since U Been Gone?" Come out and audition for American Idol Season 8.
San Francisco, CA: July 17
Louisville, KY: July 21
Phoenix, AZ: July 25
Salt Lake City, UT: July 29
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Aug. 2
Kansas City, MO: Aug. 8
Jacksonville, FL: Aug. 13
East Rutherford, NJ: Aug. 19
Do you think your shower voice is better than many of the contestants?
Blog Posts by Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 26, 2008 9:21 PM EDT
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 26, 2008 8:44 PM EDT
When Hallmark said they were giving Strawberry Shortcake a modern makeover, we don't think this is what they had in mind. If anything, Lil Mama's outfit for the BET Awards left a sour taste in our mouths.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 26, 2008 7:27 AM EDT
Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesRead More »from Rap battles: Soulja Boy schools Ice T while Shaq and Kobe beef
We have to admit we love a good rap battle. And not just one rapper spitting derogatory rhymes about another, but just hip-hop feuds in general. Even more rewarding is when a clear winner emerges victorious and the fallen player is forced to make amends. Two current disputes are heating up, the first of which began when 50-year-old rap veteran Ice T mouthed off in an interview saying popular 17-year-old rapper Soulja Boy lacked talent and create garbage. SB fought back via YouTube claiming Ice T was old, irrelevant and had no business writing songs called "F---- the Police" when he plays a cop on Law & Order. Touche! Ice T's YouTube "apology" induces equal LOLs. As for Shaq, he spit fire in an impromptu freestyle on an NYC stage with lyrics that claimed, "I'm a horse, Kobe ratted me out, that's why I'm getting divorced." No rebuttal has been made thus far, but who knows if Kobe can rhyme. We'd love to post the video spats, but since they're all extremely NSFW, we'll let you hunt on
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Thu, Jun 26, 2008 4:40 AM EDT
Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesBig news for Janet! The signer/songwriter/producer/dancer/actress can now add one more talent to her roster: designer. Ms. Jackson is set to launch a lingerie collection by the end of the year. If you're like us and watched the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show you can help speculate on whether or not her bras will come with detachable cups. [WWD]
Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesRead More »from Barack Obama rocks out to better music than you
When the Democratic presidential contender told Rolling Stone, "I have pretty eclectic tastes," what Barack Obama should have said was, "You wish you had my iPod." The Illinois senator's iTunes playlist is full of hits and very few misses. A few of Barack's standbys:
1. The best music of his time: The 70s - Barack listens to the Rolling Stones (Gimme Shelter is his favorite of their repertoire), Elton John and Earth, Wind & Fire. Stevie Wonder is his musical hero from the era.
2. Bob Dylan - "Blood on the Tracks" has a special place in his heart. "Actually, one of my favorites during the political season is 'Maggie's Farm,' " says Obama. "It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric."
3. Jazz - Barack hearts legends Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker.
4. The Boss - "Not only do I love Bruce's music, but I just love him as a person," Obama said. "He is a guy who has never lost track of his roots, who knows who he is, who has never put on a front."
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 25, 2008 10:32 PM EDT
As a (current) New Yorker, I'm thrilled to see this new wave of interest in Broadway, even if some of the musicals are less than captivating to me (i.e. Legally Blonde). It's so cool to see loads of new ideas and young stars making their way to the theater district. The latest additions: Aubrey O'Day of Diddy's multi-platinum reality-made girl group Danity Kane is Hairspray bound-she'll be playing Amber Von Tussle from July 18 till the end of August. More exciting is news of a musical adaptation of the Addams Family, due to open in 2009. Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth (she starred in Chicago on Broadway) has signed on to play Morticia. Nathan Lane has been offered the role of Gomez. Fingers crossed on that one! [Perez][NY Post]Read More »from Broadway gets creepy, kookyâ€¦ and that much better
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesThough Kim has seemed comfortable with her role as a D-list celebrity, it appears Ms. Kardashian is getting too big for her britches. You may have heard about her cutting a long line at Starbucks earlier this month, claiming "she had to get in and out quickly because there were photographers waiting outside to take her picture and she needed to rush back out." Now she made the crowd at the Monte Carlo Television Festival wait two full hours while she whined and freaked out in her dressing room.Read More »from Kim Kardashian: diva in training?
"Kim was so upset when her stylist forgot fake eyelashes, she refused to leave her dressing room," says an insider. "Kim wouldn't come out until her stylist tracked down the exact lashes she wanted." Doesn't she realize people are too distracted by her other, um, asset, to even notice her eyes? Kim, stick to your reality show and leave the diva behavior for those a little more deserving. [Star]
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 25, 2008 7:09 PM EDT
Back in the day, we had birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese. We played ski ball, ate pizza and cake... but the puppet band only had boring songs like "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "B-I-N-G-O" in it's repertoire. The times they are a-changin'.
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 25, 2008 7:08 PM EDT
The model/musician couple has been a tumultuous yet passionate pairing for decades. There's a fine line though where many of these uber hip, hot couples take the partying too far. The latest M&M combo we're feeling: British model Agyness Deyn (Check the new Burberry campaign) and The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Agyness sings the song "Who" for the Five O'Clock Heroes and is clearly engulfed in his scene as he is in hers. Albert brought her as his date to the Songwriters Hall of Fame where the couple posed together and smooched on the red carpet, and once in the event they smoothly handles press together, even when reporters inquired about their relationship. When asked how they met, like a pro, Agyness replied, "That's a bit personal, sorry." Wow, how dignified and respectable! We're pulling for these two. [NY Mag]Read More »from Models and Musicians: another match made in heaven
- Joanna Douglas, Senior Fashion and Beauty Editor | Author Blog Posts – Wed, Jun 25, 2008 6:15 AM EDT
Logan Fazio/Getty ImagesHulk Hogan's daughter Brooke has proven to be far and above the most sensible one in the family. The star of VH1's new series, Brooke Knows Best, has in fact cut off contact with her cougar mom after she began dating her former classmate who's 19.Read More »from Quote of the Day: Brooke Hogan thinks her mom is totally effed
"Honestly, I don't know what to say because I can't relate to her right now," says Brooke. "I'm extremely shocked. I know if I was 48-years-old, I wouldn't date a 19-year-old. I just don't feel it's her. And through all this stuff, I really need my mom, and she's doing her own thing. I don't talk to her anymore. I see her at the jail visiting Nick and she asks me why. I say, 'I don't condone what you're doing. I'm on my path, and you're on your path.' I told her, 'I'd love to have you in my life, to see you and talk to you, but the kind of things you're surrounding yourself with, it doesn't make sense to me."
We feel for Brooke. It's tough when you have to assume the role of parent to your own mom! [Perez]