July 9, 2010

Cyrstal Bowersox always wanted to fix her teeth

Posted: 04:42 PM ET


Crystal Bowersox set the Twitter-verse abuzz recently when she posted a picture of her smile, showing off brand new pearly whites.

“It was something I’ve always wanted to do,” the Idol runner-up told PEOPLE Friday at Good Morning America, where she performed with winner Lee DeWyze. “I had braces when I was young and I couldn’t afford to finish treatment.”

Bowersox, who split with her boyfriend before the Idol finale, had previously turned down an offer to get her teeth done for free earlier this year, saying that she was beautiful the way she was. Why the change of heart?

“I had turned down an offer that I thought was very rude,” Bowersox, 24, says. “There was a dentist that made a public offer — he didn’t contact me personally, and so I turned him down publicly. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it. I’ve always wanted to do it.”

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May 31, 2010

LKL Idol Ticket Giveaway – Win tickets to American Idols Live Tour!

Posted: 08:00 PM ET


No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. A Purchase WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR Chances Of Winning.

The Larry King Live Idol Ticket Giveaway (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who reside within 100 miles of one of the Idol Live tour stops listed here:, age 18 years or older, except employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of Cable News Network, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), Fox Entertainment Group, Live Nation, and their parents, subsidiaries, divisions, trustees, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities (collectively, with the Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities").  Void wherever prohibited by law. Promotion is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”).

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter and remain eligible, participants must have an active Twitter account, become a follower of the CNN Larry King page on Twitter, and remain a follower of the page for the entirety of the Promotion.  Participants may enter the Promotion from 9:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) through 10:00 pm ET on May 28, 2010 and from 9:00 pm ET through 10:00 pm ET on May 31, 2010 (each a “Promotional Period”).  Four (4) American Idol trivia questions (“Question(s)”) will be asked during the Larry King Live show on CNN.  Three (3) Questions will be asked on Friday, May 28, 2010 and One (1) Question will be asked on Monday, May 31, 2010.  As soon as a Question is asked, participants should submit a Tweet with their answer to the Question (the “Tweet”).  Participants must submit their Tweet via Twitter to @Kingsthings.  To be eligible, each Tweet must be received by 10:00 pm ET on either May 28, 2010 or May 31, 2010.   Tweets must be 140 characters or less and in a Twitter compatible formatSponsor will Tweet participants using @replies, requiring additional information regarding the Tweet as well as participant’s name, city, state, e-mail address and birth date. All @replies that go unanswered for twenty-four (24) hours will disqualify participants. All entries must be submitted in the name of one (1) individual and the prize can only be awarded to the individual whose name is on the winning Tweet. Limit one (1) entry per person.  

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Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

‘American Idol’ Winner & Runner-Up!

Lee Dewyze, Crystal Bowersox and the 8 finalists are all here in one place for the first time since the finale! They’ll answer YOUR questions and tell us what happened off stage when the cameras weren’t rolling.  Go inside the competition and the controversies.  Backstage drama will be revealed!

We want to hear from YOU!

Who do you think should replace Simon Cowell?

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Biggest question now for 'American Idol' – who will replace Simon??

Posted: 08:07 AM ET

(Via Peace FM)

So yeah, Lee DeWyze took the "American Idol" title last week. But really, the question on everyone's mind is: who is going to take over the title of most obnoxious judge?

Here are 10 suggestions:

1. I think Madonna may have the perfect combo of performer cred and hardcore honesty to get the job done. Her fake British accent wouldn't hurt either.

2. Neil Patrick Harris has proven himself to be a kick-butt actor, singer, and live TV host. Done and done.

3. Nick Lachey has survived boy band cult status, marriage to Jessica Simpson, and a reality TV show.

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Don't forget to tune in TONIGHT at 9pmet – we're kicking off our LKL 25th ANNIVERSARY week with Lee, Crystal and the 8 finalists!!

Filed under: American Idol • Entertainment • Hollywood • Larry King Live • Simon Cowell

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May 28, 2010

Larry King Live blogs with American Idol

Posted: 08:55 PM ET

Hey Idol fans...

Now that you've watched Larry's exclusive first interview with the gang since the finale...take a trip down memory lane and re-read the interviews we did here on LKL blog during this past Idol season.


Were you happy with the outcome?  What did you think of the finale?  Will you miss Simon?  And will Idol be the same without him?

Let us know what you think!  Sound off below...

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Tonight on Larry King Live!

Posted: 08:21 PM ET

Don’t miss ‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze & runner up Crystal Bowersox on LKL Tonight! Plus, all of the ‘Idol’ top ten join the two finalists!

We want to hear from you:

What do YOU want to ask the ‘American Idol’ finalists?

Submit your questions for your favorite contestants and they could be asked LIVE on  air tonight!

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May 27, 2010

Larry King Live Friday: ‘American Idol’ Finale Special!

Posted: 08:18 PM ET

Don’t miss ‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze & runner up Crystal Bowersox on LKL Friday! Plus, all of the ‘Idol’ top ten join the two finalists!

We want to hear from you:

What do YOU want to ask the ‘American Idol’ finalists?

Submit your questions for your favorite contestants and they could be asked LIVE on  air tomorrow!

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Bo Bice: I love what Idol’s given me

Posted: 03:01 PM ET

"American Idol" season 4 runner-up Bo Bice is back with a new album, a new baby and a new appreciation for the people in Nashville after the devastating floods earlier this month.

Bo’s new album, “3,”  was released last week and his single, “Long Road Back,” is being used to raise money for flood victims.  All proceeds from the single will be donated to a variety of flood assistance programs for people in Nashville as they recover and rebuild.

Bo recently spoke to us at the Larry King Live blog about his time on "Idol," why he loves it and how Nashville is doing these days…

LKL:  "American Idol" – it’s an exclusive club that you guys have been through...

Bo Bice: I was hanging out with one of the "Idol" folks this year.  A lot of us live in Nashville and you know that conversation came up.  There’s been a decade of "Idol."  Next year’s going to be the 10th anniversary.  Thinking about the big picture in the world, there’s only 100 people who know what its like to be in the top ten come next year. And that out of all the people that have tried out and worked hard there, I think that’s a really cool perspective on the true greatness of the show.

It’s nothing that I did.  I was just in the right place at the right time. I think the band – I wouldn’t have gotten so far without them being on the show. There are just all kinds of stars that lined up for me where I really give credit to the show and the producers who do a great job and the crew. It just made my job easy –got out there and pick songs that I love and go out and do my best to perform it.

LKL: I mean you must have had a little bit to do with it, too…

Bo: Well I mean I got to hold the microphone stand. [Laughs]  But it’s not really anything different than what I was doing 15 years before I went on the show.

LKL: But it’s obviously changed your life?

Bo: Oh goodness gracious!  It’s changed everything.  All the goals that I’ve accomplished, I’ve been able really do them plus a million.  From having my own recording studio and record label to doing the production myself with friends I trust who understand what I do and who I am as an artist.  The cool thing for me is that "Idol" has helped me accomplish more than those dreams I had.  I probably wouldn’t have been able to indulge myself had I not had the success I did from the show.

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'American Idol' – Congrats to Lee, and adios to Simon

Posted: 07:54 AM ET

Lee DeWyze has been named the winner of the ninth season of American Idol, triumphing over judges’ favourite Crystal Bowersox, reported the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old from Illinois stole the show by taking the recording contract prize in Idols finale that aired live on Tuesday, with millions of US people casting their votes in what was judge Simon Cowell’s last ever show.

But it turned out that that it was  a closely call, when host Ryan Seacrest revealed that the pair entered the final show with just two per cent of votes dividing them.

Meanwhile, a lighthearted film package recounting highlights from the Cowell years was shown, and comedian Dane Cook came on stage to sing Simon Says, made up of the Brit’s barbed comments, and to crack a few jokes.

“You have the honesty of Abe Lincoln and the charm of the guy who shot him,” Cook told Cowell, who took the ribbing with a smile.

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May 26, 2010

'American Idol' finale – who do you think will win?

Posted: 07:58 AM ET

from E!Online:

Tuesday's showdown between Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze for all the American Idol marbles was, as usual, part retread and part final audition for 19 Entertainment glory.

Each finalist had three chances to charm the judges and impress America into picking up the phone for them, the first round a chance to resing their favorite song from weeks past and the second round devoted to songs picked by Idol creator Simon Fuller.

Finally, the third round was for trotting out the tune that will be the winner's first single. And guess what?! It wasn't some corny "My Destiny" nonsense this year. Lee had to tackle U2 and Crystal was saddled with a song already recorded by both Kelly Clarkson and Susan Boyle.

So, for all intents and purposes, who already won?

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Filed under: American Idol • Entertainment • Hollywood

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