says that Kelly Clarkson told CosmoGirl! that she developed an eating disorder after missing out on a part in her high school musical. "I thought … if I come back and I'm cuter and thinner ... then I'll get the role," Clarkson told the magazine in its August issue. "I became bulimic for the next six months. One of my guy friends caught on to it and I just felt so ashamed and embarrassed."
"I literally went cold turkey and snapped out of it," says the singer. "I've got a butt, I'm Greek — I can't help that. And I think it's good for people to see someone that's normal."
Since then, Clarkson said, she has striven to maintain a healthy body. You go girl!
WE WOULDN'T BRAG
PRNewswire reports on the upcoming red carpet screening and after party for the newly completed North American release of Jackie Chan's "The Myth," to be held June 26 at ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 West Sunset Boulevard in L.A. The after-party will be at Cabana Club, 1439 Ivar Avenue. The "Confirmed Celebrities" according to the press release include "Stargate and Farscape's Ben Browder, High School Musical 1 & 2's Monique Coleman, Dancing With the Stars' Carrie Ann Inaba, Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo, Academy Award-winning West Bank Story star Joey Naber, American Idol's Sabrina Sloan, Nia Peeples, Katie Lohmann, Monica Lo, Jackie Long, Christopher Massey, Lorielle New, Rob Pinkston, Lauren Storm, Riley Weston, Kaila Yu, Allen Alvarado, Rita Branch, Roger Zamudio, Alana Curry, B.J. Hendricks, Olja Hrustic, Kate Linder, The Glow Girls, Comedian Russell Peters, Shanghai Baby's Bai Ling (who would appear at the opening of a can of tuna fish).
This motley collection of hangers-ons, wannabes and neverwillbes should seemingly elevate Kathy Griffin from the "D" list to, uh, perhaps the "B" list.
And check out the photo of Sloan from the Idol finale show. Someone actually had to hold a sign to ID her for the press. OMG! She was a semi-finalist just months earlier. If they have to ID you on the show that made you a "star," do you really belong on the red carpet?
CARRIE UNDERWOOD RINGS THEIR CHIMES, ER, PHONES
Meanwhile, PR-Inside.com reports that Carrie Underwood has become only the second country artist in history to earn platinum ringtone status. (The first country tune to hit the million ringtones mark was Waylon Jennings' "Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard").
Underwood's "Before He Cheats" has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for one million purchased ringtones. The song has also just been certified the best-selling digital country song in U.S. chart history.
AOL'S TV STAFF DON'T KNOW JACK ...
ABOUT THEIR READERS
According to TV Squad, AOL conducted a poll of readers to find out what they thought was the best and worst of television last season. More than 3 million votes were counted answering 20 questions. American Idol was rated the "Best Reality" show with 39% of the votes, beating out "Dancing With the Stars (28%), "Amazing Race" (15%), "America's Next Top Model" (10%) and "Project Runway" (8%). Surprisingly (or perhaps not), "Idol" also won the "Most Disappointing Series" vote with 30%.
"Meanest Reality Show Judge" of course went to Simon Cowell with 51%. Not even coming close were Gordon Ramsay of "Hell's Kitchen" (36%), Len Goodman of "Dancing With the Stars" (7%), Nina Garcia of "Project Runway" (3%) and Nigel Barker of "America's Next Top Model" (2%). There was also a (ahem, lame) category for the "Best Sanjaya Hairstyle" (guess they were looking for filler). Needless to say, the Pony-Hawk won with 37% of the vote. Sanjaya Malakar's survival on "Idol" ranked as the No. 2 (28%) "Most Shocking Development," with "Edie's Suicide" on "Desperate Housewives" winning out with 33%.
The AOL Television staff, claiming that TV is their passion, also voted for their favorites. They picked "Project Runway" as the "Best Reality Show," an interesting contrast to the public they serve (and apparently don't know very well), who placed the series their dead last reality show pick. The AOL staff also disagreed with the voters on every other "Idol" result (and most non-Idol results for that matter). They even picked Len Goodman as the meanest reality show judge! The only one they got "right" was Sanjaya's Pony-Hawk. So we think thay maybe they ought to stick with fashion and get out of the TV biz. They obviously don't know what their readers like!
Thanks to Andie for letting us know about this and the next item.
MUSIC'S SEXIEST SINGLE MEN
When AOL ranked music's sexiest single men, they place Season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis as No. 21, describing "Why He's Hot" with: He's only an 'Idol' runner-up, but his sharp, preppy style, wicked beatboxing skills and rising-star status will make the lady who wins his heart feel like a real winner.
BLAKE IS BACK BLOGGING
And a just posted message from Blake Lewis' MySpace page:
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Yes, This is my Official Mysapce Page.
Current mood: happy
A lot of questions keep coming up if this is my page or not. It is!! I just got back online from not having control of my page because of American Idol contest rules and now its up and running.
As of now, I’m am in rehersals for the A.I. tour and things are running smoothly. Got a lot of special things happening on the tour this year and I’m really excited for it to start. On top of tour, I have been in meetings with producers and writers for my album, which is set to come out sometime by Thanks Giving to Christmas. I can’t thank you enough for all the responses and support that has come from this amazing journey. I’ve been working hard for the last seven years on writing and performing and American Idol has been the best platform for me to reach out and communicate my art thus far. Thank you again for reaching back.
Very soon I’ll be putting up some music, pictures and art I have been working on.
Love and Happiness,
Your friend, Blake
KATHARINE McPHEE ACOUSTIC VIDEOS
Three acoustic Katharine McPhee videos -- "Over It," "Each Other" and "Love Story" -- are now available on Rhapsody.com. The link is for "Over It." The links to the other two songs are on the bottom of the page. Enjoy this refreshingly different take on her music. It's the natural, unadorned voice the public fell in love with last season.
There's also an interview with McPhee that you can listen to. (Yes, we voted for Taylor Hicks, but we also appreciate other good voices).
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