July 27, 2009

Alexis Cohen's death: man arrested

Alexis Cohen, as many of us already know, was killed in a hit and run accident over the weekend.

For those who don't know, Alexis Cohen was a hugely popular failed contestant in American Idol: when Simon Cowell told her that she really wasn't cut out for the show she went into a beautiful expletive laden tirade and even at one point said "If I could legally moon you I would".

The police have, as is pointed out in this story about Alexis Cohen's death, arrested a man over that hit and run, looking to charge him with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

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March 05, 2008

Nikki McKibbin

Nikki McKibbin was the first of the American Idol contestants who had worked as a srtipper: all the way back before season one.

Third-place finisher Nikki McKibbin from the first "Idol" season briefly worked as stripper before the show, according to Joe Cannizzaro, president of McKibbin's record label, Chenoa Music. Like Hernandez, McKibbin wasn't dismissed from the show when her history as a stripper was publicly revealed -- nor was it disclosed on the show.

So it would be a little unfair to throw David Hernandez off when Nikki McKibben wasn't:


Between the Molly Ringwald dance moves and singing that would make Ashlee Simpson wince, "rocker" Nikki McKibbin's "Always Something There to Remind Me" is a complete and utter disaster. The arrangement certainly doesn't help (nothing says "hard rock" like bad drum programming and an inexplicable "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"-style Vegas breakdown, right?), but the performance truly crosses the line in its final moments, when the single mom panders for votes by pimping her son
accepting a rose from her kid. Even Paula hates it.

As the show itself says about McKibbin:

He said, "We're never judgmental about what people do to earn a living. They've got to put food in people's mouths." Also mentioned, and since removed, was the never revealed stripping past of first season contestant Nikki McKibbin, as well as an expanded explanation for Frenchie Davis' dismissal in 2003.

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American Idol 2008

Here'sthe latest news stories on American Idol 2008.

'American Idol' contestant outed as stripper
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
AP LOS ANGELES – American Idol contestant David Hernandez once entertained audiences by removing his clothes, instead of singing tunes, a manager at a male ...
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'American Idol' contestant David Hernandez outed as stripper
National Post - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Every American Idol season needs a scandal, now doesn't it? This just out: smooth-moved, 24-year-old David Hernandez worked for three years as a nude dancer ...
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`Oprah's Big Give' Gets Big Numbers
FOXNews - USA
25-March 2, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: "American Idol" (Tuesday), Fox, 28.59 million; "American Idol" (Wednesday), Fox, 27.55 million ...
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'American Idol' Hopeful David Hernandez Performed At Male Strip Club
MTV.com - USA
By Gil Kaufman Like the rain showers and budding flowers, you can count on spring to bring an "American Idol" sex scandal. The show has endured everything ...
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American Idol's Randy Jackson releases new album
Baltimore Sun - United States
Before he became famous for being the lovable judge on American Idol who calls everybody "dawg," Randy Jackson had established a lucrative career as a ...
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Is 'American Idol' making Fox lazy
Chicago Tribune - United States
I don't really care about Fox's quality of shows, there's plenty of great stuff on other channels. I used to feel that while AI wasn't my cup of tea, ...
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'American Idol' Power List: Ranking the Top 16
Entertainment Weekly - USA
See how Michael Slezak ranks the singers going into the last week of semifinals, then vote for your favorite By Michael Slezak The American Idol equivalent ...
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Mom watched 'Idol' while toddler nearly drowned, police say
Indianapolis Star - United States
By Vic Ryckaert Indianapolis police say a mother of five was watching “American Idol” while her 3-year-old girl nearly drowned in a bathtub last week. ...
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'American Idol' stars vote to help charities
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
By RICHARD HUFF The folks behind "American Idol" will again take a break in the competition to get people to open their wallets. Last year's "Idol Gives ...
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'American Idol' charity show set for April 9 with lineup to ...
The Canadian Press - NEW YORK
NEW YORK — The second "American Idol" charity event is set for April 9, with a lineup that includes Bono, Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Chris Daughtry and ...
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American Idol contestant Antonella Barba a voter activist
American Idol’s season six brought Antonella Barba into public view. Despite leading in Internet polling and search engines, Antonella was eliminated (sounds like a fate known by certain politicians). Now Antonella is back in the ...
Digg / upcoming - http://digg.com/

KR Presents American Idol Encore: Female Perspective Review
This is a review of the game Karaoke Revolution Presents American Idol Encore done by a girl. It talks about the game play features,weaknesses, and achievements, and compares them to the popular singing game Rock Band.
Digg / Xbox / upcoming - http://digg.com/xbox

American Idol Worship Bids Farewell
 By ClayMate
The American Idol section of TheHollywoodGossip.com. Funny news and views about an array of topics. RealityTVScoop.com and its coverage of all things Idol. Leave comments and share your opinions on everything in the reality TV world. ...
American Idol Worship - http://www.americanidolworship.com

American Idol: "Idol Gives Back" Returns on April 9
Idol Gives Back,” the Emmy-Award winning charitable campaign that spanned two episodes of American Idol during its sixth season, is back for another fundraising concert in attempt to raise awareness and help charities worldwide. ...
BuddyTV - http://www.buddytv.com

Vocal Masterclass Discussion Thread For American Idol Season 7 Top ...
 By masterclasslady
It really is a tough call and, although, a couple or more male singers will be sailing through to the final Top 12 performers of American Idol Season 7, it’s still not set in stone. Anything can happen. It’s American Idol, right? ...
MASTERCLASSLADY.COM - http://masterclasslady.com

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March 04, 2008

David Hernandez, Stripper

David Hernandez, the competitor on American Idol, has been revelaed as a stripper in recent years. Or, in fact, a male lap dancer. That is, Hernandez was a male lap dancer dancing for males.

American Idol: David Hernandez stripper scandal
Online Gambling Paper - Atlanta,GA,USA
The American Idol 7 scandals continue, today the hottest topic is contestant David Hernandez and his past as a stripper in Phoenix. ...
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Double standard? Frenchie Davis and David Hernandez get different ...
The Daily Voice - New York,NY,USA
Frenchie Davis and David Hernandez have something in common. Of course they both made it onto the top-rated reality television series American Idol, ...
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David Hernandez vs. Antonella Barba – Who has the Bigger Idol Scandal?
EGossip - Guelph,Ontario,Canada
If American idol contestant David Hernandez has any trouble dealing with the negative press from his former career as a stripper, he may want to call on ...
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Nude Dancer David Hernandez to be Kicked off American Idol?
TransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USA
It has been confirmed that American Idol contestant David Hernandez was a male stripper at a club in Phoenix . The manager of Dick’s Cabaret, Gordy Bryan, ...
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David Hernandez of 'American Idol' danced for dudes
Fashion.ie - Ireland
David Hernandez, a Top 24 contest on American Idol, has a secret nude past. Turns out he was a male stripper which may put his Idol future in jeopardy, ...
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Idol contestant was a former stripper
CBS 5 - Green Bay - WI
David Hernandez attends the American Idol Season 7's Top 24 Party at The Day After Club on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. ...
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American Idol 7: Which Idols Will Fall in the Final Semi-Final Round?
Foxes on Idol - USA
David Archuleta and Michael Johns are definitely safe. Fan bases for them are very strong – and so are they. Jason Castro and David Hernandez are probably ...
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Strip Club: 'Idol' Once Danced Here
The Associated Press -
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "American Idol" contestant David Hernandez once entertained audiences by removing his clothes instead of singing tunes, a manager at a ...
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Idol contestant was a one time Phoenix stripper
KOLD-TV - Tucson,AZ,USA
AP - March 4, 2008 3:44 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - When David Hernandez sings on tonight's "American Idol," it might be difficult for viewers to focus on his ...
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Is 'Idol' hopeful an ex-stripper
Austin 360 (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
By Gary Dinges | Monday, March 3, 2008, 11:55 PM The Associated Press is reporting semifinalist David Hernandez spent three years working as a stripper ...
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David Hernandez Stripped at a Gay Bar
 By Hollywood Grind
David Hernandez, who is currently an American Idol contestant used to be a gay male stripper at gay club Dick’s Cabaret in Arizona. Hernandez, who is from Glendale, Arizona, was outed by the club manager Gordy Bryan. ...
Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity... - http://www.hollywoodgrind.com/

American Idol’s David Hernandez and Ramiele Malubay Spark Controversy!
 By Angela
Unfortunately, for the past few years, the show has been earning more publicity from racy lesbian-like photos and questionable pasts (like those of this season's David Hernandez and Ramiele Malubay) than it does for actual talent. ...
eGossip - - http://www.egossip.com

David Hernandez Shirtless Stripper (PICTURES)! American Idol David ...
 By lalate
As confirmed this morning by ASSOCIATED PRESS, David Hernandez was a stripper at a “mostly” male bar in Phoenix. So let’s see. He went from dealing with trannies to dealing with Simon? What’s wrong with that? ...
lalate news - America's Fastest... - http://news.lalate.com

Apparently, David does more than sing
 By Just read this news tidbit from Associated...
"'American Idol' contestant David Hernandez once entertained audiences by removing his clothes instead of singing tunes, a manager at a male strip club in Phoenix told The Associated Press." Read the whole story.
The Roanoke Times: Idol Times - http://blogs.roanoke.com/idolblog/

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
 By Rice Owls Baseball(Rice Owls Baseball)
With two outs, shortstop David Hernandez homered to right to tie the score at 2-2. Tucker then reached when he was hot by St. Clair with a feather, and advanced to third when his pickoff threw when over Padron’s head and down the ...
riceowlsbaseball - http://riceowlsbaseball.blogspot.com/


YouTube - American Idol 7: David Hernandez (Top 24!) (2.13.08)
just saerch david hernandez gay...and there will be a link to show u all his pix.    ... David Hernandez - "Love The One Your With" American Idol ...

‘Idol’ hopeful David Hernandez an ex-stripper - American Idol ...
"American Idol" contestant David Hernandez once entertained audiences by removing    his clothes instead of singing tunes, a manager at a male strip club in ...

The Superficial - David Hernandez of 'American Idol' danced for dudes
David Hernandez, a Top 24 contest on American Idol, has a secret nude past.    Turns out he was a male stripper which may put his Idol future in jeopardy, ...

March 4, 2008 in American Idol | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack