Casey wants to date women that love him for him – and not just because he was on a TV show.
Out with the old and in with the new? Not so much the credo for American Idol’s season 10 third place contestant Casey James. In fact, the luscious-locked guitar player from Cool, Texas feels safer dating his exes now that he’s found fame (and maybe fortune) as a TV star!
“I have some special girls that I have known in the past I think about leaning toward, revisiting — something along those lines — just because they know who I am and knew me before this,” Casey, 28, told Hollywood Life.com June 17 at the Idol summer tour kickoff press conference in LA.
We know Bret Michaels isn’t the type to sit around and twirl his thumbs, but three doctors are concerned his brain will bleed again if he keeps up all this activity!
When Bret Michaels strolled out onto the stage to perform with Casey James during the live American Idol finale May 26, our jaws dropped. Wasn’t this the same guy who last month was on the brink of death after his brain suddenly started bleeding and then survived only to suffer a mini stroke weeks later? What was he doing rocking out on one of the highest-rated TV shows in the country?
Do YOU think Bret should be rocking already?
American Idol’s sexy blond rocker was well aware that there would be a Lee/Crystal showdown during the season finale!
Casey James knew what America was thinking this week — it was his time to go home!
“I’ve been prepared at every single round from the beginning of the show, because you never know,” the 27-year-old Texan said May 21 during an American Idol conference call. “What will be, will be, and you have to be prepared either way. I kind of knew this was coming, so I was more than prepared [Wednesday] night.”
Crystal Bowersox and her ‘musical crush’ Lee DeWyze are in the finale on American Idol — but why would these two pals have a beef?
You called it, America! You’ve long predicted a Crystal Bowersox/Lee DeWyze showdown in the season finale, and last night you were proved right when sexy Casey James got the boot. But these two BFFs — who seemed genuinely stoked that they’d be facing off against one another — ever dislike the other?
Our own American Idol judge was NOT impressed by any of the remaining contestants last night — and he thinks Lee DeWyze is getting special treatment!
Sorry Casey James, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze, but you made Blake Lewis’ ‘Worst Top 3 of All Time’ list. How’s them apples?
“To be honest, I think the song choices this round made this the worst Top 3 show in American Idol history,” the 28-year-old season six runner-up tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively of the May 18 performances. He added, “Idol has given [Lee] an easy hand to get into the finale. It’s not really fair to Crystal and Casey by giving Lee a production [he sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” with a gospel choir] that big at the end of the show. It leaves the audience feeling like he’s won already.”
The remaining three Idol hopefuls will be performing twice tomorrow night — and hopefully their own song picks are better than the crud the judges chose!
I can’t even tell you how disappointed I am in music ‘professionals’ Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson. Just wait until you hear the sappy pap they’ve selected for Casey James, Crystal Bowersox and Lee DeWyze to sing during contestant/judge’s choice song week! Read more
While we were hanging out in LA, Lee said he actually believes he has a shot at winning American Idol — which is a big change from the shy, unconfident guy I was expecting!
Never, ever would I have thought that I would be hanging out with the four remaining Idol hopefuls, let alone be joking around and becoming pals with them! But today stars aligned in my favor, and I got to hang with Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, Big Mike Lynche and Casey James at the American Idol Studio in LA. Sweet! Betters are predicting a Lee/Crystal finale, and I can see why: the guy is utterly devoid of ego, but so cool and collected. When he talked about his future as a winner, it sounded like he really BELIEVED (finally!) good things will happen. Read more
Tighty whities, boxer briefs or Speedos? HollywoodLife.com has the answer to the Casey James underwear conundrum: he’s all about the boxer briefs!
Kara DioGuardi, you should definitely love us forever. You haven’t hidden your lust for smokin’ hot American Idol contestant Casey James this season — so we’re pretty positive you’ll be stoked to know what he wears underneath his sexy skinny jeans!
Crystal’s performance during Inspirational Week was so touching that it even gave Blake goosebumps!
Hot damn you’re good, Crystal Bowersox. SO good, in fact, that HollywoodLife.com’s own personal Idol judge, Blake Lewis, was ready to name you the newest ‘American Idol’ after watching you perform Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready” April 20 during Inspirational Week. “I got goosebumps,” the 28-year-old Season 6 runner-up tells us. “With a performance like that, I was just waiting for [Ryan] Seacrest to come up and say: ‘THIS is your American Idol.’”
Who else did our judge dig last night? Take it away, Blake!
Do you think Kara focuses too much on Casey’s good looks and not enough on his talent?
Kara DioGuardi raved so much about American Idol contestant Casey James‘ sexy blond hair and piercing blue eyes she has the entire world calling her a cougar on the prowl. But the 39-year-old (married!) judge told HollywoodLife.com she wants to set the record straight once and for all — she definitely thinks there’s more to Casey than just a pretty face.
“My real opinion is I don’t want to keep stressing how good looking [Casey] is because he is also talented,” Kara told us exclusively.
Kara, but it seems like you’re totally trying to fill Paula’s stilettos this season. We love you as you are – just be yourself!
Have you noticed some eerie resemblances between Kara DioGuardi and recently departed judge Paula Abdul on American Idol this season? We have!
For starters, despite a rocky relationship with the cantankerous Simon Cowell last year, Kara, 39, seems to be Simon’s new bestie! The two – who sit next to one another now that Ellen DeGeneres switched seats – jostle each other, joke around and flirt like nobody’s business.
Listen to someone who knows – our guest blogger, 28-year-old Blake Lewis – is a man who knows! He did come in as American Idol’s Season 6 runner-up, after all!
#1: Michael Lynch singing ‘A Man’s World’ by James Brown. This guy finally showed that he was really in the competition last night [March 2]. He opened the show off with the right song choice for his voice and set the bar high for the guys from the get-go. He’ll be in the top 12, no doubt in my mind.
Did most of the top 12 boys choke, or are our expectations just too high?
After suffering through disappointing performances from the top 12 girls on American Idol, we finally got a chance to watch the guys take the stage last night, and the results were… slightly less disappointing. Though there were a few standout performances (big ups to Casey James and Joe Muñoz) we couldn’t help but long for the boys of season eight: Where were the Adam Lamberts? The Kris Allens? We’d even settle for another Matt Giraud! Todrick Hall, 24, set the tone for the evening by butchering Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone” with an awkward R&B rendition that just didn’t work. Even 20-year-old Tyler Grady (who we love) put on a lackluster performance of The Guess Who‘s “American Woman.” The judges agreed his ’70s rocker vibe is too cliché and it feels forced. Tyler told Ryan Seacrest he may have to take a trip to the mall to change his image — and we can’t wait to see to see what he comes up with! Read more & tell us what YOU thought!
The top 24 has finally been revealed! Drop us a comment and let us know who you want to win this season.
Take a good hard look at that photo. One of those 24 people will be the next American Idol — isn’t that crazy? After weeks of watching all those painstaking auditions, the semifinalists have finally been chosen and the first live performance is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 23. But before you get those texting fingers ready, take a look at the 12 guys and 12 girls you’ll be able to vote for. We’ve gone ahead and put pink stars next to the frontrunners, but let us know who YOU’ll be rooting for when the live shows start next week. Click here to meet the contestants and tell us your favorite!
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