It’s a rule of thumb to not tell the world that you are out of town because someone might decide to rip you off.
Well, the poor Phillips family was obviously in Los Angeles this week dealing with “Idol” winner Phillip Phillips‘ kidney surgery. So his dad’s Albany, Ga. pawn shop became the target of a robbery, according to TMZ, which has photos of the damage.
The robber or robbers appeared to steal a backhoe and then enter the premises by force, stealing $4,000 worth of merchandise. The shop is currently up for sale.
Phillips is now out of the hospital, according to E! Online. He tweeted: “Ready to be able to pick the guitar back up and REALLY play…..its been too long!” He is expected to be there for the “Idols” live tour starting July 6.
- Slow news day so let’s go over the radio airplay charts.
Hot AC: seven “Idol’ songs in the top 40: Kelly Clarkson (#9 “Stronger,” #23 “Dark Side”), Carrie Underwood (#22 “Good Girl”), Daughtry (#23 “Outta My Head”), Haley Reinhart (#28 “Free”), Kris Allen (#33 “Vision of Love”) and Adam Lambert (#38 “Never Close Our Eyes”). Phillip Phillips is at #44 with “Home.
Top 40: Clarkson (#40 “Dark Side”)
Country: Underwood (#4 “Good Girl”) Clarkson (#24 “Mr. Know It All”)
Christian pop: Mandisa (#23 “Good Morning”)
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk