The ‘American Idol’ runner-up and her boyfriend of just a few months tie the knot in an intimate ceremony with guests including Didi Benami!
Crystal Bowersox may not have managed to win American Idol, but it looks like she got something even better Oct. 10 — she married musician boyfriend Brian Walker! People reports that the couple wed in Chicago, the hippie bride unsurprisingly in, “an Earth-friendly hemp and cotton gown from Vermont designer Tara Lynn that features macramé, seashell and bead detailing and was created in the designer’s solar-powered studio.” That sounds about right.
This American Idol runner-up isn’t being hasty with her decision to marry a new guy just four months after splitting from Tony Kusian in May — she’s known the guy forever!
When Crystal Bowersox announced that she was engaged to new boyfriend Brian Walker just four months after publicly splitting with Tony Kusian during last season’s American Idol finale, we did a double take. However, the 25-year-old singer doesn’t move as quickly as we thought — she revealed that he’s been in her life forever!
The folky crooner plans to tie the knot next month with her boyfriend of just a few months!
She may not have won the big prize on American Idol, but Crystal Bowersox has something to celebrate about now — she’s getting married! People reports, “Crystal Bowersox, the American Idol runner-up, is engaged to musician Brian Walker and they plan to tie the knot next month.” Congratulations!
Jon tells HollywoodLife.com that he’s exploring his options — and his plans may just shock you!
Now that Kate Gosselin has TWO reality shows in existence, it’s about time her ex-husband, Jon, had a project in the pipeline, as well. Well, guess what, BFFs? The octodad is already planning his next move — and, like it or not, he definitely plans on returning to your TV screen! So much for that 9-5 job he was thinking about…
“I’d like to get back into television. It would be nice to have a job on television again,” the 33-year-old former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at THQ’s E3 “Take No Prisoners” party in LA June 16.
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Two of our favorite American Idol finalists give HollywoodLife.com an intimate look at the drama that goes on behind-the-scenes!
Are Lee Dewyze and Siobhan Magnus an item? Does Crystal Bowersox REALLY have a thing for Casey James? We’ve been dying to know how the Idols really feel — and we FINALLY got the inside scoop! Watch our exclusive video interview with the uniquely fabulous Siobhan Magnus and R&B powerhouse ‘Big Mike’ Lynche to hear all about the relationship drama you didn’t see on TV!
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Jason told us he was a big fan of his fellow dreadlocked Idol!
American Idol season seven finalist Jason Castro didn’t have to think twice when we asked him who he was rooting for at the Idol finale May 26 in Hollywood. “Tonight I’m a big Crystal [Bowersox] fan,” he told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “You know, it’s not just cause of the hair. I think she’s fantastic.” Well, we’re guessing Jason was a little bummed with the results, considering his No. 1 girl was totally beaten by Lee DeWyze. But just because she lost, that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t still love to go on tour with her!
Dr. Drew Pinsky says that sometimes finalists get depressed after the high of the American Idol finale. Here are his preventative tips for going down a dark path!
Lee DeWyze, Casey James and Crystal Bowersox, it’s going to be tough adjusting to your new lives as famous recording artists post-American Idol — but Celebrity Rehab‘s Dr. Drew Pinsky reveals how YOU can resist temptations and avoid ending up on his show like former contestants Jessica Sierra and Nikki McKibbin.
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Apparently we have a lot in common with Crystal — we love the season 9 American Idol winner too!
Moments before we learned who our new American Idol was, the cool, calm and collected Crystal Bowersox made sure that fellow top two contestant Lee DeWyze knew that, win or lose, she loved him.
“You seemed calm and what I saw when they were counting down to going live, you were counting along and I saw you say ‘I love you’ to Lee right before the cameras went back,” Ellen DeGeneres said to Crystal on the May 28 episode of her talk show. She then commented to Lee, 24, “You were in your own world, I don’t think you even heard it.”Read more
Do you think the American Idol finalists should make the jump from music to movies? Adam does!
Calling all American Idols! Triple threat producer, director and choreographer Adam Shankman knows potential movie stars when he sees them – and he thinks Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Casey James might be perfect fits for his highly-anticipated film version of Broadway musical Rock of Ages!
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Our very own American Idol judge tells us who he hopes to meet in the recording studio — and why, although his favorites didn’t win, he’s pleased with this season!
Blake Lewis has weighed in with his expert American Idol opinion on HollywoodLife.com all season long, and now that it’s over, our own personal Idol judge confides that’s although he’s upset his favorite contestants didn’t win, overall he’s pleased by this season’s outcome!
“My favorite people didn’t win, but they did a good job. I picked Michael Lynche and Didi Benami and Crystal Bowersox for my top three and one of them made it to the finals, so I’m happy” the 28-year-old season six runner-up told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at KIIS FM’s Idol viewing party May 27 in LA.
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Crystal was dumped by her long-term BF, Tony, the day before American Idol’s season finale — but she seems to be moving on just fine!
Was Crystal Bowersox crying into her drink after losing both her boyfriend, Tony Kusian, and the Idol crown all in two days? No, she was not. In fact, she seemed downright happy at the uber-exclusive post-finale Idol party, where she was caught celebrating with none other than second runner-up Casey James!
An insider at the bash, held at the Mondrian Hotel’s swanky Skybar in LA, caught Crystal, 24, kicking back with her dad, some friends AND the sexy rocker — whom she once confided to have a crush on. Hmmmm…..
Michael, Andrew, Paige, Casey, Kris! Check out HollywoodLife.com’s footage straight from the finale!
Who was on hand to witness the epic showdown between Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox May 26? Let us show you!
Check out Lee and Crystal, Michael Lynche, Paige Miles and Andrew Garcia, season 8 winner Kris Allen, season six winner Jordin Sparks and even judge Ellen DeGeneres hit the red carpet. You’ll feel like you were right there with us at HollywoodLife.com!
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Oh, no! We don’t know what’s worse — the heartbreak of losing the American Idol crown or losing the man you love!
The show must go on! Crystal Bowersox’s performance of ‘Up to the Mountain’ was so emotional and heartfelt May 25, we assumed she was just living in the moment. But perhaps the song had so much meaning to the dreadlocked singer because she was in the process of going through a major breakup!
“Big Tony… he went home,” Crystal, 24, said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show May 27, the day after placing second to Lee DeWyze on the American Idol, referring to now ex-boyfriend, Tony Kusian.
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Mama Sox was robbed last night – but even she had a feeling that her ‘musical crush’ Lee DeWyze was going to walk away with the top prize this season on American Idol
I am beyond disappointed by the American Idol season finale May 26, if only for the reason that my girl Crystal Bowersox lost by a 2% margin. TWO PERCENT. Highway robbery! That said, I suspected all along that Lee DeWyze might steal her glory and apparently, so did she.Read more
The votes are in and a new champ has been crowned!
America has voted and the new American Idol is LEE DEWYZE! Lee beat out fellow finalist Crystal Bowersox to snag the coveted honor and follow in the footsteps of past champs including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks! Even though the judges seemed to prefer Crystal last night, Lee’s versions of U2’s ‘Beautiful Day,’ R.E.M’s ‘Everybody Hurts,’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Boxer’ still managed to win over the fans.