American Idols to Meet American President

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Hasn't President Bush been humilated enough these past few days years?

Evidently not. How else to explain the president's choice to host someone who actually received more votes than he did? Yes, Bush will entertain Taylor Hicks and other American Idols when they stop by Washington, D.C. on tour net week.

A Standout

Along with hanging out with the president in Oval Office, the singers may have a chance to meet Tony Blair, as well. The British Prime Minister will be around for meeting about the war in the Middle East. But that all pales in comparison to the real question: Will Katharine McPhee show up?

It's unknown if this year's runner-up, who's been sidelined with bronchitis and laryngitis, will be able to make the trip. She cancelled a guest-hosting gig on "The View" last week, and has already missed two weeks' worth of concerts on the American Idol tour.

You might say she's had a McPheever - but that would just be lame.

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]