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Below are some enlightening highlights from the world of celebrity quotes, courtesy of People magazine and other Hollywood news sources...

"Every day I have eaten ham and cheese sandwiches, I can't get enough of them. Wish they had these back in the States." - Jessica Alba

Karen Rodriguez, Naima Adedapo and Haley Reinhart

"To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste. It works. You do it once a year. Who cares?" - Simon Cowell

"I hope Santa Claus rapes your f%*king mothers." - American Idol reject Danny Noriega, in a special holiday video tape that surfaced this week

"I actually texted her. It was really sad. She must be going through a hard time." - Audrina Patridge on the death of Heidi Montag's stepbrother

"Models are back to what they were in the '70s: clothes hangers." - New America's Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova

"I'm so happy. I can't ask for anything more ... except big boobs." - Nicole Kidman on pregnancy

"I love everything she does. If she does a poop and I have to change the diaper, I love that!" - Salma Hayek, on her daughter with Francois Henri-Pinault

"I like Britney. Today, first we were dancing slow, and then faster and faster ... Then we did the fish-move and lots of other fun things." - an impressionable 5-year-old after taking a dance class with Britney Spears

"It's just rumors, man." - Adnan Ghalib on reports that he has been cheating on Britney Spears and sending sordid text messages to other girls

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by Mischalova at

And then there were 12.

American Idol announced its finalists last night, sending four hopefuls home and naming the following contestants as this season's best. Here are our odds for who will come out on top:

• David Archuleta, 1:6. With incredible vocals and gawky teen appeal, he's a bigger favorite than the Patriots were in the Super Bowl. Then again, how did that turn out?

• David Cook, 5:2: The success of Chris Daughtry should help Cook. Idol viewers may not wish to make the same mistake as they did with that rocker.

• Carly Smithson, 3:1: Sings like a seasoned professional, maybe because she was one. Not going home any time soon.

• Jason Castro, 4:1. May look asleep half the time, but appeals to the folkie types that strum their guitars at home until all hours of the night. You know who you are.

• Michael Johns, 9:2. Early favorite, has seemed to be coasting the last two weeks. Very attractive.

• Brooke White, 6:1: We might be placing her too high, out of hope and affection. But cute underdog has cleverly gone against the loud, diva grain. Love her laid back style.

• David Hernandez, 8:1: Rumors of a gay stripping past may actually help this contender. Places him in the news, people notice when he sings quite well.

• Ramiele Malubay, 10:1. Reminds us of former American Idol finalist Paris Bennett. Tiny frame, gigantic voice. A few semi-lewd photos on Facebook.

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by Mischalova at

We're slightly frightened by Danny Noriega.

The singer was eliminated from American Idol last night and, based on the following video and the one we posted earlier in the week that involves Norgea wishing serious harm on your mother, who knows how he'll react to this ousting.

Farewell, Casey

Be very afraid...

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by Mischalova at

We're a little afraid to hear what former co-workers of David Hernandez would say about that American Idol contestant.

But TMZ spoke to some of Carly Smithson's former co-workers San Diego Irish bar The Field. Here's what they had to say about the Irish singer:

  • Carly, who started out as a server and got promoted to bartender, is easy-going and good-natured.
  • Hr specialty was serving Guinness beer with hearts and shamrock shapes in the foam.
  • She loved making bacon-wrapped filet mignon. Sorry, PETA.

Even after a failed album on MCA Records in 2001, Smithson would often sing at the bar after her Saturday night shift.

How far can Carly Smithson go on American Idol? We'd wager that she makes the top six at least.

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by Mischalova at

We don't know if David Hernandez is gay or not.

And we don't care one way or the other.

But we do know this much: if Hernandez is closer to Lance Bass than Brody Jenner, then some dude is really lucky.

Just look at this American Idol contestant topless!

Do you think David Hernandez will be eliminated from American Idol on the results show tonight? Who should be sent home?

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After her over-the-top version of "Carry on Wayward Son" last week, Amanda Overmyer was the most likely female to be voted off American Idol this week.

But then she toned down her hair 'do (see below), belted out a more subdued version of "I Hate Myself For Loving You" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and was told by Simon Cowell that it was one of his "favorite performances of the entire competition."

In all, no contestant was universally panned by the judges last night. Though we're guessing Kady Malloy wasn't thrilled that Simon said she had no personality.

Here are a couple other performances that stood out:

  • We need to mention the audition of Carly Smithson - who sang "I Drove All Night" - if only to point out Paula Abdul's lame Randy Jackson impression when she told the Irish singer: "So, dude. Dude, let me tell you something. You are like a dependable dog." Who was in charge of Paula's meds last night?
  • Love was a Battlefield for Brooke White - and another acoustic performance was a battle she came out on top of last night. This crooner always remains true to who she is, as Simon raved: "I thought it worked, purely because it didn't have the band with you. Two weeks running, you've done a great performance."

Who was your favorite on American Idol last week? Who is going home tonight? Leave a comment. Let us know.

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by Mischalova at

Unlike on the men's side, there's no clear cut favorite, female American Idol contestant. Not yet, anyway.

We're partial to Asiah Epperson and Brooke White, but can't wait to see who performs the best tonight, the final round of semifinal auditions.

Here's a look at all eight, talented women. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them...

Which American Idol hopeful do you want to win?

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To paraphrase our favorite The 40-Year Old Virgin quotes:

How do we know David Hernandez is gay?

The Faces of David Archuleta

It's actually not because this American Idol contestant stripped at an all-male bar a few years ago. It's because, prior to auditioning for the show, Hernandez sang on cruise ships with a group of guys called the Vinyl Four.

We're not judging. We're just saying.

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Wow. And we thought President Bush was being phony this afternoon when he pretended to approve of John McCain as the Republican nominee for president.

Take a look at what Bush was thinking when last year's American Idol champion, Jordin Sparks, performed at the White House earlier this year...

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Do you agree? Do you think Blake Lewis should have won?

We wonder how Bush will feel about David Archuleta ... we mean, whoever ends up being crowed this year's American Idol champion.

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Michael Johns sang the 1980s smash "Don't You Forget About Me" on last night's American Idol.

But the talented Australian might as well have been telling viewers the same thing, as he and other contestants did their best to prove that David Archuleta hasn't won anything just yet...

American Idol Posters

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