HOME
LOCAL LISTINGS
NEWS ARCHIVES
HOT NEW STUFF
PHOTO GALLERY
MOVIES
MUSIC
BEHIND THE SCENES
FREE NEWSLETTER
CASTING CORNER
 
Friday, March 26, 2004
Idol Insider: Hopefuls Homeless; Ruben On the Road

TVís hottest voices are singing the blues. As America searches for a superstar, "American Idol's" final ten contestants have been forced to search for a new home.

Their palatial pad, where TVís top-rated show gives the wannabes a taste of the lush life, was found to have some uninvited guests. Just after America terminated Matthew Rogers, the remaining contestants were left homeless while the mansion was fumigated for termites.

"I think someone planted the termites," Judge Randy Jackson joked. "I think they should move in with Simon, thatíll teach them."

Luckily, producers didn't heed Randy's advice, instead the hopefuls were checked into a Hollywood hotel while exterminators raid-ed the bugs. FOX has told "Extra" the house is now critter free and ready for another "American Idol" infestation. So whoíll be the next to bite the dust? The "AI" showdown continues Tuesday night on FOX.

In other "AI" news, Ruben Studdard made his triumphant return to Hollywood, Thursday night, for his first solo tour, entitled "Soulful." We went backstage with Americaís favorite velvet teddy bear to find out about love and life on the road.

"The only social life I have is with my band and my brother," Studdard told us. So, no special girl in his life? "No, none at all."

But Rubenís not complaining: "I been going to concerts my whole life and I always wished I could be on stage with them, so I'm doing my own thing."

Studdard may be doing his thing, but heís been keeping an eye on the next class of "Idols," and gave us his predictions: "Fantasiaís really dope, Jenniferís really good, and so it is Latoya."

Ruben even sent out some "Idol" invitations to the show, including one to Simon Cowell.

Can't make it to a show? Well, itís no problem because Studdard is coming to a theater near you Friday night, thanks to a cameo in "Scooby Doo 2."

"I have a greater respect for people who do movies," Studdard admitted. "Itís a long day's work."

For more "Idol" news, donít miss Fridayís edition of "Extra."

To see when Rubenís coming to your town, click here.

And to catch Rubenís former competitor, Clay Aiken, on his team-up tour with Kelly Clarkson, click here.

EXTRA IDOL
Ruben’s Tour Dates
Clay & Kelly’s Tour Dates
TOP STORIES
 • Political Star Power
 • Who is Dawnette Knight?
 • Growing Up Tom Cruise
 • Anderson's Movie Set Scandal
 • Rumot Control: Aisle-bound?
 • Letters Threatened Zeta-Jones
 • Timberlake Takes on Pushy
   Press

 • 'Garden State' of Mind
 • Kirstie Weighs In
 • Hot New Stuff

terms of use  |  privacy policy  |  © 2004 TTT West Coast Inc.